ADDRESS: Wymara Resort
PARKING: Yes, visitor parking available at Wymara Resort.
CUISINE: Caribbean inspired restaurant with an emphasis on fresh, sustainable ingredients. Vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten Free Wellness menu items available.
PRICE POINT: Dinner $18 – $75, Kids Menu $14 – $18.
WHAT TO WEAR: Casual/smart casual (sun dresses or nice shirt and shorts). Or Date Night Glam. It's an ideal place to don some of your fancy outfits.
HAPPY HOUR: Yes…ish. See “Secret Ingredient” below.
Set The Table
What happens when you combine one of Turks and Caicos chicest resorts with one of Turks and Caicos most extraordinary culinary establishments? An unforgettable Five Star dining experience that will elevate your restaurant game for life.
Indigo is located within the ever glamorous Wymara Resort situated on Grace Bay Beach in Turks and Caicos. If you've been planning a trip to Turks and Caicos you've more than likely come across the spectacular pictures of the pool at Wymara Resort. Draped Cabanas line the water's edge and palm trees twinkle effortlessly in the water's reflection. Truly a spectacular setting.
Upon arrival at Wymara you’ll walk through a magnificent open air lobby which opens up to the main pool area. Situated to the left of the pool is where you’ll find the equally impressive Indigo TCI.
Welcomed by joyful staff at the host desk, you’ll be led through the beautifully appointed restaurant to your table. Whether dining for two or ten, each table is set perfectly oozing with graceful intimacy. The only way I can think of to describe the setting is “Manhattan Beach Chic”. Is there such a thing? Not sure, but that’s what I think of when I think back to our night at Indigo.
White arm chairs with fine cut out detailing sit alongside the dark wood tables creating that “WOW” feeling as you walk to your table. Oversized breezy pendant lighting and long flowing drapery bring the beach villa vibe to this poolside restaurant. The soft color palette table settings of pale grays and light turquoise blues bring the whole mood together creating a chic, beachy vibe. The little pops of blue in the glassware to the table lighting just add that extra touch of drama and contrast. Subtle yet bold, if you will? Therefore, I think, “Manhattan Beach Chic”.
Raise A Glass
There’s no better restaurant to treat yourself to a pre dinner cocktail. Why not? You’re dolled up and ready for a great night of food and good times! Enjoy it all!
The cocktail menu at Indigo is spectacular to say the least. Have a peek and see for yourself.
We chose the Indigo Blue because, why wouldn’t you? Gin,blue curacao, blood orange, mango, passionfruit, lime juice, cranberry, egg white and rose petals! Yes, rose petals! It looked great on the menu, great in appearance and let me tell you, even greater upon tasting! Slightly sweet, slightly tart and slightly “I think I’ll have another!”
After the cocktail our server suggested several tantalizing wine options and we opted for a light and bright French Rosé to enjoy with our dinner. It also didn’t disappoint. Paired nicely with all our meals without being too fussy or over powering.
A Fresh Start
First, we can’t start talking about the food at Indigo without a quick introduction to Executive Chef and Culinary Director at Wymara, Andrew Mirosch.
As stated on Indigo at Wymara’s website, Chef Andrew “brings his global specialties from his homeland, Australia, to draw a unique combination of International influences and island sensibility and vibrance. Indigo features the best of the best in terms of quality and sustainably sourced ingredients.”
We couldn’t agree more! Simply glancing at the starters menu, you can see that you are about to embark on a culinary journey like no other.
With the starter menu tempting us as much as the main menu, we couldn’t choose just one! So instead, we had three!
The Sushi Plate
Yellow fin tuna and salmon sushi, wasabi, tobiko, pickled ginger and soy.
Likely some of the best sushi Byron has had. He raved about this sushi! The salmon was extremely light and flavorful with a smooth melt in your mouth texture. Great attention to detail with just the perfect amount of rice to compliment the taste but not compete with the salmon.
The tuna, as you’d expect, literally melts in your mouth. Precisely rolled with a nice balance of tuna and filling to rice. And finished off with a delicate portion of Tobiko to complete the vibrant presentation.
Steamed Chicken and Sesame Dumplings with sesame chili plum sauce.
Think comfort food happiness in a dumpling. Honestly, the most delicious little savory morsels you’ll ever have. Steamed to perfection and filled with the most moreish chicken and Asian herb filling, these bite sized dumplings were a simple yet spectacular start to our dinner. And it wasn’t just us who enjoyed these. A little kiddo at the table across from us had found his food paradise in these dumplings!
Jamaican Jerk Shrimp
Local spiced rub, confit garlic, roasted red and green peppers, rice skillet with citrus and thyme butter.
So, you know that starter you wish was a meal? Ya, that’s the Jamaican Jerk Shrimp! It’s to die for! We could have devoured two more portions of this appetizer. Just wow! Perfectly prepared in both the amount of seasoning and the flavor of the seasoning. The shrimp were massive and yet so juicy and soft in texture. Oozing with incredible flavor that was soaked up in the bed of rice beneath. Absolutely the best grilled shrimp we’ve had in Turks and Caicos (and we’ve had a lot).
I realize we haven’t even made it to the main course yet. However, as much as we wish we could have eaten another order of starters, the portion sizes were absolutely the perfect amount to kick start your palette. Just enough to make you want the next course to come as soon as possible!
The Main Event
Before we go any further we must back up, just a little bit, and share a detail that should not go unnoticed.
That Little Bit Extra
Part of our experience at Indigo that really stood out as going above and beyond, was our table visit by Chef Andrew. He was genuinely thrilled that people were there to eat his food. We didn’t feel it was an obligation for him to come to our table, we truly felt like he was welcoming us into his kitchen.
As we opened our menus, he spoke about the specials that day, when and where the fish was caught, how big it was, what he had on the smoker and what he thought we should try, he was incredible! He really made us excited to get started eating! At first, we thought he was maybe just paying us a visit as we were a table of seven. But no, he went around every single table in the restaurant and welcomed every diner that sat down. Like I say, he just made you feel like you were in his kitchen at home.
Let's dig in!
A sucker for Coconut Curry, it was a no brainer to go for the Caribbean Red Coconut Curry of Mahi Mahi and Jumbo King Prawns. Tell me your mouth didn’t start watering when you read that! A large portion of Mahi Mahi steak is covered in a soft and creamy broth bursting with coconut curry deliciousness and full of island flavor. Simmered in the broth are a few vegetables to add a little texture and extra flavor along with three or four Jumbo King Prawns. Again, the prawns melted like butter. They were so soft bright with flavor. A side of fluffed jasmine rice was the perfect touch to soak up the broth for every bite.
If you’ve never experienced a perfectly cooked rack of lamb, you will at Indigo. Though our main go to dish for dining in Turks and Caicos is seafood (for obvious reasons), we can honestly say, this rack of lamb was some of the best we’ve ever had. The Australian Lamb Rack with potato mash, baby carrots, pearl onions, basil pesto and rosemary au jus is a must try dish at Indigo. When we say you could have cut it with a butter knife, we mean it. So succulent and tender, every bite was better than the last. The combination of the basil pesto mixed with the rosemary au jus was an exceptional blend of herbs for both the lamb and the vegetables. Every bite of this dish was beyond incredible.
At this stage of your dining experience, you might be thinking you couldn't possibly eat another bite. Ignore that thought! Have dessert!
As you can see from the pictures below the portion sizes are not overwhelming and to be honest, these sweet delights made for the perfect ending to our already spectacular meal.
The Caribbean Key Lime Cheesecake with graham cracker crust, key lime curd, house made coconut ice cream and toasted coconut flakes was the perfect light and bright end to a meal. And the Callebaut Chocolate Lava Cake with chocolate sauce, fresh strawberry and vanilla bean ice cream was an excellent choice to end the night with ooey gooey chocolatey goodness!
We mentioned above in the general information section about Happy Hour. While Indigo itself doesn't have your typical Happy Hour, it does have a gorgeous bar area to sit and sip on one of their spectacular signature cocktails. Pull up a chair and treat yourself! Why not, you're on your holidays! Take a few photos and enjoy your night.
And for those who truly want to make the most of their experience at Indigo……….keep reading below!
Why not start your evening at the brand new Pink Bar on the beach at Wymara? Pink Bar has a Happy Hour EVERY NIGHT from 5:30pm – 6:30pm. Pink Bar is located on the beach boardwalk and just a short walk through the the Wymara Resort.
We would definitely suggest you start your evening at Pink Bar to enjoy a Frosé while watching the sunset over Grace Bay Beach before heading to dinner at Indigo. What could possibly be better than this view to start your incredible night of dining that lies ahead. Pink Drinks on the beach with a sunset? Sold!
Picture courtesy of Pink Bar at Wymara
Wrap Up The Takeaway
Indigo is a high end restaurant without the pretentious atmosphere. You will feel welcomed and you will enjoy a hearty and spectacular meal. We can not say enough about the exceptional food and service at Indigo.
While we realize many budgets won't stretch to dine at Indigo regularly during your vacation, we truly hope you treat yourself, even just once, to what is one of the most decadent and memorable meals you will ever have.
You've worked hard to get yourself to Turks and Caicos, why not top off your perfect vacation by spoiling yourself at Indigo. Pull out the glad rags and make the most of your time in paradise.
We're glad we did!
Picture courtesy of Indigo at Wymara Resort
We truly had a spectacular night at Indigo TCI. We hope you treat yourself to this fine dining treat on your next trip to Turks and Caicos.
Be sure to visit our DATE NIGHT and 10 GREAT RESTAURANT articles to help you choose your dining options for your next trip!