Belizean food is a mix of Caribbean, Mexican, African, Spanish and Mayan culinary influences. The highlight of Belizean cuisine is seafood, including lobster and conch, called the sweetest of all shellfish. Another popular selection is the Belizean national dish?a spicy stewed chicken with a rice and bean combination cooked with coconut milk. On the other hand, travelers can also find burgers, pizza, Chinese, Indian, Arabic and Asian food on their Belize vacations.
Ambergris Caye, a sought after destination for travelers to Belize, offers a wide selection of restaurants dotting the white sand coastline. San Pedro Town, the social hub of the Caye, has the atmosphere of a bustling fishing village in a picture postcard setting of small colorfully painted houses set alongside sand streets nestled beside the clear turquoise sea.
Travelers-in-the-know recommend the following dining spots in San Pedro Town:
? Bluewater Grill ? International and Asian food served on the waterfront overlooking water and piers in San Pedro
? Celi?s Restaurant ? Dine on expertly prepared seafood indoors or in the screened outdoor dining area; on Wednesday nights, try the popular beach barbecue
? Portofino ? Offering an eclectic mix from lobster all year to USDA steaks and the best smoothies on the island.
? Elvi?s Kitchen – One of the most popular and renowned restaurants on Ambergris Caye, with live music every night
? Rojo Lounge at Azul Resort ? Probably the coolest place to sip on frozen mojito?s and munch on fresh grilled crab cakes will lounging in their infinity pool/table a pretty cool combination.
Guests staying at the Caribbean beach villas of La Perla Del Caribe also have the option of dining in their private villas. The spacious two to five bedroom units, which range in size from 2,200 square feet to 5,500 square feet, are surrounded by private decks just steps away from the beach.
La Perla Del Caribe can arrange for grocery and bar provisioning, which allows guests to prepare meals together in fully-equipped kitchens. In addition, private Belizean cooks or internationally trained chefs can prepare meals for guests in their villas or under the stars. Vacationers can also enjoy take-out from local restaurants.
With all of the activities available in Ambergris Caye?from swimming, snorkeling and diving to exploring Mayan ruins to bird watching?vacationers can easily work up good appetites. It?s nice for travelers to know that they have several dining options on their Belize vacations.
About La Perla Del Caribe
Located on Ambergris Caye, the largest island off the coast of Belize, La Perla del Caribe captures the Caribbean ambiance in elegance and luxury. Each designer residence in this private beachfront enclave offers a distinctive architectural style with native exotic hardwoods and tiles, and is decorated with local artwork, antiques and artisan-crafted furniture. The villas are situated on a four acre site which slopes gently to the water?s edge on a magnificent stretch of white sandy beach. Close offshore is the Belize Barrier Reef, the largest living barrier reef in the Americas, rated one of the world?s top ten dive sites.