Travelling, as everyone knows, goes hand in hand with good eating. If you travel to San Pedro, Ambergris Caye in Belize, the options for eating are endless. Among those include the fine dining across town. While you find them downtown, on this occasion we will focus on those restaurants north and south of San Pedro Town. These are some of the best restaurants to celebrate that special moment with that special someone or simply treat yourself. With that said, here are some of the best eateries offering fine dining north and south of San Pedro Town, Belize.
Southern Ambergris Caye
Let’s start south, naming some of the best restaurants worth a visit. Here you will find some good eating with a royal atmosphere.
Located 2.5 miles south of downtown San Pedro, specializes in seafood, steak, pasta, and international cuisine. Black Orchid is a favourite restaurant for dinners. Learn more on their website here. Reservations are recommended and can be done via WhatsApp at +501-613-5039.
Moving about 2 miles south of San Pedro, Palmilla Restaurant inside the exclusive and luxurious Victoria House Resort & Spa promises culinary excellency. The full-service restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner with a spectacular pool, and beachfront sea views. Every menu item at the Palmilla is freshly prepared, especially their seafood choices like ceviches, groupers or lobster dishes. Feel free to ask about the Chef’s Special of The Day, either for lunch or dinner. It is always a delicious surprise.
The Palmilla Restaurant is not limited to Victoria House guests only, the resort offers free transportation for any guests located within a two-mile radius, who may want to enjoy Palmilla’s world-class cuisine. Reservations are highly encouraged and can be made by calling +501-226-2067 or online at their website. Palmilla opens from 6:30 am until 9 pm.
Images via Hidden Treasure Restaurant
A popular eatery tucked away in an area known as Escalante, The Hidden Treasure Restaurant has become one of the favourite spots offering Latin American and Caribbean Cuisine. A family-owned restaurant, it has become a popular destination for both locals and visitors alike. The restaurant starts serving dinner at 5 pm. Hidden Treasure also counts with a good selection of house wines. Make your reservations online or by calling the telephone number +501-226-4111.
These are some of the newest fine dining options recently introduced south of San Pedro Town on Seagrape Drive. These three elegant restaurants at Alaia, Belize’s first Marriott Autograph Collection Hotel, include Sea Salt Restaurant, Vista Rooftop Pool and Lounge, and The Deck. They all offer some of the most elegant settings with Vista Rooftop Pool and Lounge offering breathtaking views of San Pedro and the Caribbean Sea. The restaurants offer an inspired cuisine featuring fresh, seasonal ingredients sourced from the best providers in the country. Each restaurant has its own characteristics. On the rooftop, it is an adult-only area specializing in Asian cuisine.
At Sea Salt on the ground floor, it offers international cuisine with what they call a relaxed coastal vibe. Meanwhile The Deck, right in front of the sea, offers beach-themed seafood delicacies. The Deck is also popular for their beach pizza. It’s everyone’s favourite. Reservations can be made via their Facebook page or website.
Northern Ambergris Caye
The northern part of town, the less populated area, is also dotted with some of the best fine dining restaurants on Ambergris Caye. Here we share with you some of these options.
This elegant fine dining is located 1.5 miles north of San Pedro offering not only some of the best dishes but stunning sunset views over the lagoon. With a killer view of the barrier reef as well, enjoy Rain Restaurant’s handcrafted pasta and fine steak selection among other items on their menu. For reservations, write to [email protected] or call +501-226-4000.
A beautifully decorated restaurant inside the magnificent Matachica Resort & Spa, found on the beachfront five miles north, offers fine dining in a spacious open-air area with views of the Caribbean Sea and the Belize Barrier Reef. Available by reservations only, their award-winning menus combined global techniques with local flavours. The eating experience now offers a new Mambo Bistro with a light fare menu with a French and Belizean fusion. Call for reservations at +501-226-5010 or visit their website here.
This two-story lavishly decorated restaurant, 3.5 miles north of town, inside Coco Beach Resort offers local and American cuisine highlighting local flavours and seafood. Cocoblanca also caters to special events like romantic dinners on the beach or poolside. For reservations write them at [email protected] or call +501-226-4840.
All these restaurants can accommodate vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free meals upon request.