Vacationing abroad often offers many amazing opportunities to dine out under the stars.
While the COVID-19 pandemic shook up many aspects of our lives, there was one definite silver lining. We’re talking about dining outdoors, a habit that’s become the norm for many of us over the past year.
Enjoying a meal alfresco is a universal pleasure the world over. Vacationing abroad offers many amazing opportunities to dine out under the sun or stars. What’s more, spending more time in the great outdoors is one of our top travel trends for 2021.
There are numerous spectacular venues around the world where you can dine alfresco and savor delicious cuisine. So we want to introduce you to five of the best outdoor dining experiences which are not only memorable but also allow you to enjoy COVID-19 safe travel, too.
Enjoy a feast in the ocean at The Rock Restaurant in Zanzibar
This brilliant alfresco dining venue gets its name from its breathtaking location – a large rock surrounded entirely by the crystal-clear waters of the Indian Ocean. It’s flung just off Zanzibar’s south-east coast and is the ideal outdoor dining experience for sun-seekers and ocean vistas.
When it comes to the food itself, The Rock Restaurant serves up a tantalizing range of mostly Italian-inspired dishes. Seafood also features heavily, from fresh lobster linguine to platters loaded with crispy calamari, king prawns and grilled octopus.
You can reach the venue by boat from the shore, or you can choose to wade through the shallows in low tide. Once there, you’ll have a choice of tables that are all under cover and feature uninterrupted views of the ocean thanks to the restaurant’s open design.
Sample local delicacies in Bolivia’s Uyuni Salt Flats
For a meal like nothing you’ve ever experienced before, you can’t beat a picnic on the Uyuni Salt Flats. They’re located in Bolivia and are the largest area of salt flats on the planet!
While there are very few restaurants, you can still enjoy a one-of-a-kind outdoor dining experience. Book one of our tailor-made Uyuni tours and experience multiple alfresco meals on numerous islands within the salt flats. Sample mouth-watering Bolivian delicacies such as salteñas (similar to empanadas), charque (jerky) or pasteles (sugary fried dough).