A Sun-Soaked Festive Season in Ambergris Caye, Belize

by Carolee Chanona

As the temperatures drop and we head firmly into winter, you might be thinking of visiting a tropical destination for the holidays. And to sweeten the deal to paradise, Victoria House Resort & Spa is ready to welcome Thanksgiving guests (and everyone that falls between now and the new year) for a warm-weather getaway. Besides marine adventure beckoning just offshore with the second largest barrier reef in the world, holidaymakers can choose 3-to-7-night getaways that Victoria House specially curated for the festive season. And for Thanksgiving? Expect a three-course dinner—perfect to express gratitude for the year that’s passed.

Stress-free Holidaying on Ambergris Caye

“Our family-friendly resort is a great option for anyone searching for a stress-free Thanksgiving destination this year. In addition to enjoying a Thanksgiving feast that our chefs created with the most delicious fall flavors, travelers can look forward to exploring the island’s array of adventures in Belize’s spectacular November weather.”

– Janet Woollam, Victoria House Resort & Spa General Manager 

Crisp, calm, sunny days average 75°F in Belize, making the warm-weather destination a top pick for travelers looking to ward off winter blues abroad. And with infinity-edge pools, a private beach, and an onsite excursion, and PADI-certified Fantasea Dive Shop, Victoria House Resort & Spa offers the perfect balance: a tranquil environment where guests can enjoy total relaxation alongside family-friendly adrenaline.

Stay inside a standalone villa with private pools designed for small groups and families, the tropical Casitas, ocean-view villas, or elegantly decorated rooms in a two-story colonial-style building. Not to mention, dining at three on-site restaurants.

Indulging in Thanksgiving — With Both Lodging & Eateries

The resort offers a taste of barefoot elegance that keeps guests coming back for more, with 42 guest rooms ranging in style from thatch roof casitas to beachfront villas with private pools, plantation-style rooms, and ocean view villas.

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Conch Fritters at Victoria House’s Palmilla Restaurant @ Victoria House Belize. Photo by Food Fun Travel

Renowned for preparing fresh, high-quality seafood and dishes with a local twist, the Victoria House Resort culinary team has prepared a special menu for Thanksgiving, starting with two options for the first course: a pear salad with fennel, walnuts, raisins, and blue cheese, or an elevated carrot ginger soup with crispy pork belly, baked radish, and caramelized apple. For the second course, guests will have the option of house-made pasta stuffed with ricotta-honey and sage and served with an aromatic lamb ragu, fresh snapper fillet prepared with spices and a tangy cucumber yogurt sauce, or roasted turkey breast served with green bean casserole and savory sweet potato tots with goat cheese. Sticky toffee pudding served with vanilla gelato and indulgent bourbon caramel sauce will round out the holiday meal.

Accessible via a 15-minute commuter flight from Belize City, Victoria House Resort makes it easy to plan a one-of-a-kind celebration in an exotic destination this year. Learn more to plan your festive fun here.

All images courtesy of Victoria House, unless captioned otherwise.

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