Extraordinary Food-Focused Experiences

From foraging to pheasant hunting, these 11 hotels cater to gourmands by offering hands-on ways to taste local cuisine.

Courtesy of Capella Marigot Bay Resort and Marina
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Fishing Expedition, Capella Marigot Bay Resort and Marina, Saint Lucia

This 124-room resort on Marigot Bay reopened this fall after a multimillion-dollar renovation. One of the best ways to appreciate its updated marina is to join a fishing expedition—with the option to take it up a notch on a mega yacht. Armed with the boat’s fishing gear and the wisdom of your guides, you can catch mahimahi, dorado, kingfish, tuna or snapper. Your catches are then brought back to the resort and prepared in any style by executive chef Brendan McGowan. (Try the traditional Saint Lucian fish fry or fresh sashimi plates.) Since the hotel sits next to lush forests, you can also embark on a foraging trip, with a private guide and chauffeur, to hunt for exotic fruits such as calabash. Half-day fishing excursions start at $250 per person, with a four-person minimum; rooms start at $450; Marigot Bay; 877-384-8037; capellamarigotbay.com.