The Spiny Lobster Season is in full swing in Belize, having had a grand opening in July with lobster festivals, celebrations, and week-long lobster crawls. The season doesn’t close until February 2024, which means there’s still plenty of time left to indulge in some delectable seafood delights. Here are four fun and creative ways to enjoy lobster in Belize this season.

Order Up Some Lobster Tacos and a Margarita at Lily’s  

Ditch the classic lobster dishes for a twist that’s both parts Caribbean and Central American. Lily’s Treasure Chest on Ambergris Caye is serving up lobster in a myriad of ways. Try the lobster tacos. Featuring savory bits of fried lobster alongside onions and peppers atop a soft tortilla, this beachside treat comes with a side of salad and a fresh pico de gallo sauce. Kick things up a notch with an ice-cold margarita, frozen or on the rocks – your choice.

Lily’s Treasure Chest is found right on the beach in the heart of San Pedro Town. They’re open daily, with happy hour from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

Add an Italian Twist to Your Lobster in Belize 

The lobster ravioli at Blue Water Grill. Photo courtesy of restaurant.

Just launched this July, the new Italian Night menu by San Pedro’s Blue Water Grill is bursting with fun and flavorful dishes. Enjoy going on a culinary journey from Belize’s Caribbean coast to the vibrant streets of locales like Naples, Italy. The lobster ravioli promises to please. It’s stuffed with cream cheese and simmered in a ginger coconut sauce with tomatoes and spinach. Blue Water Grill is one of San Pedro’s top eateries, known for their sushi nights and found right onsite at Sunbreeze Hotel.

Get It While Getting to Know the Caye Caulker Vendors 

You haven’t truly enjoyed the island of Caye Caulker until you’ve experienced buying a beachside barbecue – freshly caught, in the case of lobster – and grilled right in front of you. Stroll the sandy streets of La Isla Carinosa, and let the intoxicating aroma of lobster on the grill, garlic butter sauces, and barbecue lead you to your choice vendor for the day. Take some time practicing your Kriol while you wait. Or, simply take in the gorgeous island scenery.

Enjoy It Freshly Caught on a Private Island

Lunch at Coral Caye
Photo by Aaron Colussi

For a more luxurious taste of lobster in Belize, set your sights on the private island experience at Coral Caye. This Coppola Family Hideaway is “Gilligan’s glam” meets quintessential Caribbean charm. Spend your days leisurely paddleboarding across shimmering waters. Or, venture offshore on a guided fishing tour. Then, enjoy a freshly caught seafood dinner – BBQ Creole style.

Featured Photo by Coral Caye / Aaron Colussi 

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