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31st March 2017

The 3 on-site restaurants all feature waterfront settings and menus that showcase the very best of local cuisine, using thoughtfully-sourced, seasonal ingredients with bright and natural flavours.

The Spa Café leans towards the healthy and rejuvenating and includes fresh fish, colourful salads, healthy wraps, made-to-order juices and power shots. Since you are on vacation, for those looking for a little indulgence will also find a small selection of alcoholic beverages, including local beer and crisp wines.

The Beach Bar & Grill is a fun hangout spot besides the pool and has a well executed list of favourites, such as seafood, burgers, tacos and salads.

Named after the year that Belize attained independence, 1981 is the signature on site restaurant and offers a modern take on fresh Belizean cuisine combined with inventive mixology and a well curated wine list, in a polished yet relaxed surround. Don’t miss the chargrilled octopus or Garifuna Seafood Sere!

A trip to Placencia isn’t complete with checking out some of the fantastic culinary offerings, ranging from the local shack fast food bites to the international gourmet. Here is a short list of our favourites.

Located a short distance north, Maya Beach has won plenty of well deserved awards in a casual beach front bistro setting. Lobster brioche bread pudding? Shrimp stuffed squid? Or a classic fish n chips with a crisp sauvignon blanc? This place has it all!

In the centre of Placencia Village, Rumfish Y Vino is a gastro-bar offering in-house infused crafted cocktails, inventive smalls plates as well as a menu of great classic comfort foods that combine Belizean twists and international fusion fare. Hungry? The braised Short Rib Lasagna is to die for, as are the ‘mix n match’ tacos. AB’s favourite is the smoked mackerel dip, with yellow ginger, red onion, cilantro with crostini. And the ginger mojitos are a must!

For a true local ‘feet in the sand’ dining experience head to De Tatch Bar, on the beach in town. There are specials every day which include an abundance of local catch, combined with tropical Caribbean flavours….. and BBQ, when in Belize don’t miss the BBQ.

‘The’ Fry Jack Stand isocated near the only bus stand in the village. Don’t miss trying the local favourite fry jack, popular for breakfast. Fry jacks are tortillas, stuffed with your choice of filling (egg, cheese, ham, beans, bacon or even shredded chicken, your choice!), sealed and deep fried. Perfect before a day of adventure on the water!

At “Tutti Frutti” Gelato, located in the plaza close to Rumfish Y Vino in the village, you will find dozens of inventive flavours made in house, served in a cup, cone or even over coffee.