The world on a plate

Fusing traditional Belizean fare with flavors as worldly as our guests, we offer a five-star culinary experience. From fresh coffee delivered to your doorstep before sunrise every day to an outdoor BBQ after the sun sets every Friday, your meals are catered to with quality and flair.

Quick Facts

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1 Belizean BBQ turneffe_dining-2
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What your dining experience includes

Whether you’re planning a 3-, 4- or 7-day stay with us, your Turneffe Island Resort dining experience includes:

  • Morning coffee and tea service, delivered to your door
  • Meals served hot at 7:00 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
  • Hors d’oeuvres served poolside at 6:00 p.m.
  • To-go lunches for all-day fishing excursions
  • All-day snacks in the dining room
  • Friday night outdoor BBQ dinner and crab races
  • Sunday night traditional Belizean dinner
  • Alcohol not included

Oh man. Do not expect to lose any weight here. They serve amazing food and drinks throughout your stay.

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About our dining experience

Let the lunch bell ring

Harken back to the days of summer camp when the ringing of a bell welcomed a stampede of feet through the dining hall doors. When we ring the bell at Turneffe Island Resort, a mouthwatering meal awaits in the comfort of our mahogany dining room with its attentive waitstaff.

We set the bar for cocktail hour

Our night begins as the sun sets: we celebrate the golden hour poolside over coconut cocktails and canapes. Meet new friends, share unforgettable food and tell stories that spill into dinner, while our bartender and resident magician entertains and delights.

Crab chase and race

Every Friday night after the sun sets and bellies fill up on a Belizean BBQ, the games begin. Get a (crab) leg up on the competition, and find a winning crab for the weekly crab race: search in the shadows, and look out for a big shell – they’re the big winners.