As we spend more time at home throughout COVID-19, we have time to think of what we are eating and putting into our bodies. The importance of healthy, fresh and balanced food is more important than ever to keep our bodies both nourished, and strong. So when planning a holiday, it is only natural to look for places where the quality of food is just as important. Muy’Ono Resorts is a collection of independent resorts throughout Belize who believe there is an opportunity to travel better. This spans into every aspect of what they do, however food is one they feel very strongly about. In fact, so strongly that Muy’Ono Resorts have their own farm.
Muy’Ono Farm is located in the Cayo district. The farm is grows over 400 different plant varieties with heirloom seeds that are nourished by pure canopy water. It provides an organic, integrated, farm-to-table dining experience for all the Muy’Ono Resorts. Not to mention, the farm is a collaboration between the resort chefs and the farm manager, who work hand-in-hand to decide what to grow and when to harvest, ensuring the perfect produce in every season. Each resort chef and mixologist curates special menu offerings based on the current seasonal ingredients. This means dining is a true experience at Muy’Ono Resorts, whether it’s at one of their all-inclusive resorts or the resort restaurants in Placencia and Hopkins.
Here are some of their farm-to-table dining experiences worth savoring:
Using seasonal produce, Copal Tree Lodge prepares foods that are culturally significant, fresh, flavorful, and satisfying. At the Garden Table Restaurant, the chef makes wonderful use of the ingredients grown by the farm team and sourced locally from nearby farmers. They also forage the rainforest for wild foods. In addition, they make their own house roasted coffee, farm-raised “bean to bar” chocolate, and local rum.
There aren’t menus at Thatch Caye, because all meals are made with fresh and seasonal ingredients. Not to mention, catch of the day depends on the day! Here, you can enjoy a stress-free dining vacation with meals curated just for you.
Even eating here can be an adventure. Hopkins Bay Resort tempts you to taste the many flavors of the Caribbean, influenced by the Garifuna’s rich cultural heritage. There is a delicious taco bar and a breezy beach side restaurant offering local fare with an emphasis on fresh seafood.
At The Placencia, not only is the food incredible, but there is also loads of choice. Choose between an asian-fusion overwater restaurant and bar and an air-conditioned Belizean restaurant with an Italian touch. Or take advantage of the swim-up bar menu and never leave the pool.
Sweet Songs Jungle Lodge is nestled along the banks of the Macal River in San Ignacio, Belize. Surrounded by lush tropical forest, the lodge offers incredible wildlife and bird watching. Bird watch in the Treehouse Bar daily for breakfast and lunch. Or enjoy a seasonal, rotating farm-to-table dinner menu.
This private island comes with your own island chef. Your vacation planner curates the menu so once you arrive, all you need to do is devour the remarkable meals.
At Ranguana Caye, you’re living the island life with casual dining, heavy on seafood and seasonal ingredients from Muy’Ono Farm. There is also a beach bar to wash down all the food.
To find out more about farm-to-table dining or book a Muy’Ono Resort, visit their website.