Food Finds on the Islands of Belize

Located off the mainland of Belize these two small islands pack a big punch when it comes to cuisine boasting with restaurants for  everyones palette.

Caye Caulker

Known for its laid-back, back-packer atmosphere, the smaller island of Caye Caulker is accessible from Belize City by water taxi or plane. Smaller and less touristy than Ambergris Caye, the ambiance of this quaint island will quickly win your heart.

Barrier Reef Sports Bar and Grill is one of the more happening spots in town. Here they want to be known as the “community living room.” Go there if you want some company, a cold one, and a cheap meal with your typical American staples.

Lazy Lizard Bar and Grill at the Split is the go to place! Always full of fun people with high spirits this place will definitely bring you back over and over again during your time on the island. Located at The Split you can enjoy the sunset, sip on a Rum punch, snorkel, swim, sunbath, or join fellow travelers for a game of cornhole.

Frans Grill may not look like much, but this little shack is packed with soul-cooking from none other than the famous Miss. Fran herself. Seriously the best mashed potatoes I’ve had, boasting with an authentic feel and only open in the evening. Dinner cost about $8 -$10 USD filling your plate with a mound of Caribbean jerk chick, texas toast, and creamy piping hot mashed potato. Be sure to get there early as the picnic tables fill up fast!

Ice n’ Beans Coffee Shop free mini doughnuts while you’re waiting for your coffee…need I say more? Offering organic Belizean coffee this is the closest thing to Starbucks on the island, so if you need your fix, this is the place to go. Start your morning on their patio watching the sunrise while sipping your joe.

Ambergris Caye

The larger more touristy of the two islands, this island has variety in the means of budget and cuisine.

Sandy Toes is literally a place to grab a cold one on the beach with your toes in the sand, colorful beach chairs provided an perfect photo opportunity while you kickback and relax while waiting on your food.  This should definitely a place on your radar to swing by.

One of my favorite spots in San Pedro was Tackelbox Bar & Grill. Located right beside Belize Express Water Taxi, this place is loads of fun. Known to have “the best burger in San Pedro” and their slogan, “lunch all day-party all night,” this place provides all day entertainment. Although I can’t speak for their well-known burger, the tacos are a must and you could easily spend a whole day here. Jump off the dock and float in the inner tubes while waiting on your food and drinks until sunset when the DJ comes on for some evening dancing and drinking.

To find out more about traveling to Belize, read my Ultimate Belize Travel Guide!



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Hi, I’m Savannah - an Ohio native, who not long ago left my tiny farming village in rural Ohio to the sunny sandy beaches of Southern California. Recent transplant back to the Midwest, but that hasn’t stopped me from exploring the world. I’ve traveled to 18 countries in the past 5 years and knocked some major adventures off my bucket list. Many of times with my four-legged side-kick/travel companion Bentley. You’re never too old, you’ll always be too busy, and the timing will never be just right. My hopes are to inspire people to never be afraid to follow their passion, never settle for anything less than extraordinary, and live the life you love and have always dreamed about.

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