Asu on the Beach Review – Turks and Caicos

by Alli

While planning my trip to Turks and Caicos, I kept going back and forth between booking accommodations at Alexandra Resort or Blue Haven. I finally settled on Alexandra. Asú on the Beach is located at the Alexandra.

Asú on the Beach Restaurant Review

My husband and I always like exploring new restaurants outside the resort, so I didn’t let the fact that Asú on the Beach is the only restaurant on the property of Alexandra deter me.

First of all, we have eaten several meals at Asú on the Beach. I’m writing this review while we are still here and it’s fresh on my mind.

Our first meal at Asu on the Beach was the day we arrived and we were waiting for our suite to be ready for check-in. I hate that my first meal was my least favorite meal. I had the veggie burger and a side salad.

Veggie Burger at Asu on the Beach

I’ve made homemade veggie burgers and have eaten them in restaurants many times. The best veggie burger I’ve ever eaten was in St. Maarten at Jimbo’s. Delicious.

I’m pretty good at guessing what’s in a burger. The veggie burger at Asú on the Beach has me stumped. I can’t figure out how a veggie burger can taste so bad. I couldn’t eat it, so I pushed it off the bun and ate the bread and the really good pesto sauce. The salad was fresh, colorful and tasty.

The blackened fish tacos are amazing. My husband kept trying to feed me his tacos because he felt sorry for me. My husband prefers soft tacos, but I love the crunch of hard tacos, so I’m in taco heaven.

Blackened Fish Tacos - Alexandra Resort - Asu on the Beach

Thankfully, every meal since the first day has been wonderful.

The fried grouper sandwich is delicious. They will grill it if you ask. Eating grilled grouper makes it A-OK to splurge on fries.  And lots of catsup.

My Very Favorite Food at Asú on the Beach

I know you’ve been waiting to hear my favorite food. My very favorite food at Asú on the Beach is the Kale Salad. If you ever visit, you’ve got to try it. I ordered mine topped with salmon. You can also top the kale salad with grilled chicken or sautéed shrimp.

Kale Salad at Asu on the Beach, Turks and Caicos

The salmon is grilled perfectly and the kale is finely chopped with avocado, tomatoes, shaved parmesan, croutons and finished with a parmesan vinaigrette. The cost is $17.00 and is perfect for lunch.

More about Asú on the Beach

Asú means sunset in Taino, the language spoken by the Arawak Indians who lived in Turks and Caicos centuries ago.

You can sit inside the restaurant or on a deck overlooking the white sand and spectacular turquoise waters of Grace Bay. That’s a no-brainer. The covered deck wins every single time.

Asu on the Beach

The inside restaurant includes big screen TV’s and an open-concept kitchen.

Asú on the Beach is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and is reasonably priced. The special of the day on Wednesday of this week is grilled pork chops, potato salad and coleslaw for only $13.00.

Pork Chop Special at Azu on the Beach

If you get bored from eating at one restaurant, guests of the Alexandra can take a complimentary dining shuttle to dine at Blue Haven Resort and Marina, and Beach House Resort.

According to Alexandra Resort’s website, “Resort guests may purchase a daily meal plan for $120++pp/day (half price for children ages 12 and under). The meal plan includes breakfast, lunch and dinner, plus select alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages by the glass at lunch and dinner. The meal plan is available for purchase prior to arrival or at check in.”

In conclusion, I give Asú by the Beach 4-1/2 stars out of five because of the veggie burger. Since the burger was so weird, I had to knock off 1/2 a star.

 

Are you planning a trip to St. Maarten? Check out my Top 5 Kid-Friendly Restaurants that are kid-tested, kid-approved.

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16 comments

Heather Lawrence July 15, 2016 - 9:38 am

Oh I so wish I was there with you!
We have looked into going to Turks and Caicos in the past but it never panned out.
I would love to take the kids there when they are a little bit older so we can all enjoy ourselves. Read: mom sits on the beach with a fruity beverage and the kids are off being entertained.

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Jeanette July 15, 2016 - 9:51 am

I have been wanting to go to those islands for quite a while. I hope to get out there the next couple of years. Cannot wait to try that restaurant and explore the island.

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Pam July 15, 2016 - 10:31 am

Too bad the veggie burger was weird. At least the rest of the food was good enough to make up for that one meal!

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Michelle July 15, 2016 - 11:58 am

I’m very sorry to hear that the veggie burger was not good. I’m a really strict vegetarian so that is probably what I would’ve ordered too. I would love to visit Turks and Caicos! Your photos look incredible.

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Jeanine July 15, 2016 - 4:26 pm

I need to get there asap how beautiful. I’m sorry to hear about your veggie burger, I haven’t been able to find a really good one in a long time! It looks so good though.

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Liz Mays July 15, 2016 - 5:33 pm

This sounds like such a nice place to eat. I’m not sure if I’d go with the Alexandra Resort meal plan or not, it would definitely make things easier.

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adriana July 15, 2016 - 7:40 pm

The food looks so good! I love Turks – it’s absolutely gorgeous! What a pretty restaurant too!

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Sarah July 15, 2016 - 9:18 pm

Aw what a lovely time and that looks like a lovely meal! Glad you enjoyed it 🙂

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Mary July 15, 2016 - 10:25 pm

Those photos at making my moth water
Fabulous !

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Bella July 16, 2016 - 12:00 am

Wow this great food must have been the cherry on top of your vacation! I an so envious of you right now, hope you had a great time.

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Jenn July 16, 2016 - 7:31 am

The food looks amazing. I love that there are kid friendly choices. My kids are so picky. I’ll add it too my list as a place to visit.

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Kristen from The Road to Domestication July 16, 2016 - 9:46 am

Looks like an amazing place with some great food! And when the food comes with views like that…wow!

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Anosa July 16, 2016 - 2:17 pm

I don’t like kale salad but topped with Salmon and I am all over it, all the food looks delicious even the veggie burger

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Bonnie @wemake7 July 16, 2016 - 9:23 pm

Thanks for sharing about kid friendly resteraunts as well. We have to travel with kiddos so this is great.

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Mimi Green July 17, 2016 - 5:59 pm

The view from the seating is beautiful. I’m a taco kind of yall, so I was totally drooling over those. I’ve never had a veggie burger, I imagine them to all taste like the one you didn’t like above.

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CourtneyLynne July 18, 2016 - 8:01 am

Ooooo this restaurant looks absolutely delicious. Eating anywhere waterside is always a pretty fab time!

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