03 Apr Beautiful Belize Is A Foodie Favorite
Beautiful Belize is a Foodiemoon Favorite
Couples searching for the perfect Caribbean foodiemoon destination might want to travel a bit off the beaten path. Central America’s Belize offers the stunning turquoise waters the region is famous for with a number of delicious twists thrown in for good measure.
Located on the east coast of Central America, Belize happens to be a great destination for those who only speak English. The country is the only one in the region where English is the official language. To be sure, visitors are likely to hear plenty of Spanish and Belizean Creole, as well, but English speakers should feel right at home. Belize is nestled in between Mexico to the north and Guatemala to the south and west. The country has a generous Caribbean coastline that makes foodiemooners in search of tropical shores quite happy.
Visitors to Belize will find the country offers a wide variety of natural attractions and plenty of activities to keep them busy. Its romantic, beachfront settings make it the perfect destination for relaxation. Its cuisine only sweetens the deal. Dishes here tend to be a bit spicy and hot, but plenty of other options exist. Rice and beans cooked in coconut milk is a staple here as are such dishes as escabeche (onion soup), stewed chicken, fry jacks, fish and more.
Should the beauty of Belize tempt, here are a few of our recommendations:
- Resort – The country is home to many resorts, but Hopkins’ Almond Beach is one of our favorites. This boutique resort features 24 guestrooms right on the beach. It has two onsite lounges and its own restaurant. Accommodations here are tropical romantic with in-room childcare provided for couples who happen to have their children in tow on their foodiemoons. Guests will find The Jaguar Reef restaurant is the resort’s main eatery, offering an open-air atmosphere that features cuisine from the region and international dishes, as well. A coffee shop and tiki bar also offer plenty of dishes to choose from.
- Foodie favorites – Foodies have a number of favorites when Belize is the destination of choice. Some of the tops on the list include Chef Rob’s Gourmet Café in Hopkins, Tutti Frutti in the Stann Creek District and Montagna Ristorante in Mountain Pine Ridge.
- Local foodie favorites – Locals have their own share of favorite places to dine. Some of the options include the Lucky Lobster bar and Grill in Hopkins, Casa Picasso in San Pedro and Jam Rock in Corozal Town.
- Festivals – Just like most other Caribbean destinations, Belize has a packed calendar of events foodies flock to. One of the best, however, is June’s San Pedro Lobster Fest. Here visitors can indulge in a variety of dishes made from this flaky delicacy.
Ready to savor the flavors of Belize? Be sure to consult with your foodiemoon travel advisor for more details.