Category - Dining in Placencia

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Megan’s top 5 things to eat in Belize
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September is for Seagrapes
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Off-season sale at Itz’ana- Wine in Belize
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Cruising Crepes and Churros
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Do you know the Granola Man?
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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

Megan’s top 5 things to eat in Belize

#5 Coconut Coconut anything and everything- You may have read my past post about coconuts so you’d know Phil and I LOVE the suckers. Belizean chefs use this local staple to flavor a plethora of dishes. Coconut rice, fish simmered in a coconut curry, fried coconut shrimp, shredded coconut candy, coconut bread a donuts… need I go on?!?! We go absolutely coconut crazy when we travel somewhere tropical. Perhaps the novelty wears off once you live there awhile but when we visit we feel the need to cram…

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September is for Seagrapes

Okay I realize I’m late with this post; it is October already and therefore apple cider and pumpkin spice season, BUT September is for seagrapes. Last weekend, after returning from my private island girl’s getaway on Little Harvest Caye, I took Mitch for a long walk to give my champion husband some much needed quiet time. Poor Phil gets stuck holding down house duties while I get to galivant at luxury resorts (like this time) or sip handcrafted cocktails by the pool (one of a few times) and…

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Cruising Crepes and Churros

Excitement buzzing in the frying-oil-scented-air! How sweet it is! Allow me to introduce you to Belize’s latest and greatest mobile food business: Cruising Crepes and Churros.

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Do you know the Granola Man?

Muffin man?  No, the granola guy!  One of the friendly faces you should know, Mr. Evan, aka the granola man.  You can find Evan roaming the village several days a week carrying his box and bags of homemade, healthy, all-natural granola products for sale. My super picky eater, Mitch, has literally gone days with his only solid food being Evan’s granola bars.  He has loose granola for cereal and to sprinkle on yogurt as well as individually wrapped bars.  Flavors include Almond, Vanilla, Strawberry, and Mitch’s favorite: Chocolate…

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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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