Category - Dining in Placencia

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Flights and Bites- Indulge in Placencia
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The Placencia Beach Club
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Merry and Bright at Mistletoe Ball
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Itz’ana Resort and Residences- raising the bar in hospitality on the peninsula
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Culture and Cuisine
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Hey look! A lemon!
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Mom Friends and Family Fun in Placencia
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Our first Placencia Lobsterfest!
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Lobsters are back in Belize!!

The Placencia Beach Club

The new and unique Placencia Beach Club has been renovated and reopened this year with innovative and elevated beach bar standards

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Merry and Bright at Mistletoe Ball

Everyone was sparkling and putting their best dress shoe forward at this year’s Mistletoe Ball, hosted by Sirenian Bay Resort (home of Inky’s mini golf and 19th Hole Bar and Restaurant).  It was the 20th annual Ball; Placencia Peninsula’s most glamorous gala, the fanciest function, the shiniest shindig! Sirenian Bay did an outstanding job with the event and it’s even more impressive because they were an active construction zone the week leading up to the ball.  The festive occasion was nearly cancelled this year as the BTIA didn’t…

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Itz’ana Resort and Residences- raising the bar in hospitality on the peninsula

Last night I had the tremendous pleasure of attending Itz’ana’s opening night for industry professionals though I’m barely in the hospitality industry and far from being a professional… luckily I’m good friends with the executive chef and his wife! The long awaited and greatly anticipated Itz’ana is the latest high-end project on the peninsula and sets a new standard of luxury living, dining, and vacation accommodations.  The magnitude of this project impeded its progress and at certain points in progression over the past 2 or 3 years, locals…

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Culture and Cuisine

The school Mitch attends, Peninsula International Academy, hosted their annual International Family Feast Day on Monday.  It’s a fun event allowing students to showcase a dish that is significant to their cultural heritage and it’s a great excuse to hit the buffet line! Belize is it’s own little melting pot of peoples- Mayan, Kriol, Garifuna, Mennonites, East Indian, Chinese and more.  This is evident in the local cuisine, a smash-up of world influences.  Walk down the road at lunch time and you can find Mexican tacos, pupusas from…

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Hey look! A lemon!

Wow what a week here in Placencia Village. It felt like an early Christmas with small miracles and wonders. I found lemons at the vegetable stand! You think that’s not a small miracle?! Well I’ll tell you it’s the first proper lemon I’ve ever seen in Belize… and trust me they’re as rare as unicorns. It was delightful with dill on some Basa fish fillets. Don’t get me wrong, I love the limes. But sometimes when life hands you a lemon you celebrate and savor that little yellow…

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Mom Friends and Family Fun in Placencia

Placencia has a fair amount of families with young children; I’d guess percentage-wise, probably more so than Ambergris Caye.  Or at least it’s my impression that Placencia is more family friendly and San Pedro is more party people and empty nesters that prefer a more refined adult-only vibe. It’s one of the reasons we chose Placencia over the Cayes- we have a wonderful, active, welcoming community of moms and dads here. I joined various “mom’s groups” on Facebook ahead of our move and instantly started low-key cyber stalking…

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Our first Placencia Lobsterfest!

There are a few Lobsterfests around Belize. Placencia’s Lobsterfest Weekend was June 23rd-25th and some people have said it’s the best one. The tents went up, the tables and chairs were delivered and our excitement was palpable- our first festival in Belize! There was so much to see, do, and eat this weekend! Most of the restaurants had special dinners and others had booths set up on the beach offering various lobster dishes as well as other local fare. Below is just a sampling of what was offered….

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Lobsters are back in Belize!!

Guess who’s back, back again… lobster’s back, tell a friend. Ahhhhh June 15th is an exciting day here in Placencia and probably every other coastal village in Belize. It’s opening day of lobster season! Flyers are being posted around town promoting Lobster Festival Weekend And restaurants are all promising lobster dish specials for dinner – often before the first boats have even pulled in at the pier. You can get lobster every way imaginable- grilled, fried, in curry, on pizza, on nachos, on eggs benedict, in burritos, and…

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