Eat & Drink

taste buds prepare . . .

There are so many unique dishes and flavors in Placencia along with traditional favorites. Never have we experienced such fresh everything! Juices, fruits, veggies, chicken and fish caught just hours ago! The following restaurants and bars are listed in proximity to Bella Sway working (or should we say eating & drinking) our way down to the village. It might take you a couple stays at Bella Sway to catch them all!

Maya Beach Hotel Bistro

Just a 2 minute walk and you'll find beachfront outdoor dining with incredible views, delectable food and great service. Just take a peek at their menu and you'll want to try their breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Oh, let's not forget Happy Hour! Offers free WiFi. Dinner reservations required.

Open Daily 7am - 9pm

+501 523-4040


Jaguar Lanes & Sports Bar

Just across the street, this vintage bowling alley is filled with history and charm. A great little bar and restaurant serving some of the best pizza in Placencia. There are pool tables and music. Be sure to leave your mark, the walls and ceilings covered in signatures and sayings.

Open Daily Noon-9pm

+501 601-4434


RumBum Restaurant & Bar
across the the street, about a 3 minute walk you'll find authentic Belizean style dishes with the menu changing daily. This quaint little place serves big bold, fresh flavors and is known for their delicious rotisserie chicken.
Open Mon-Sat 8am-7:30pm
+501 600-6569


Mickey's Fish Grill @ Ceiba Beach Resort

The restaurant features fresh seafood straight from the Caribbean Sea prepared by their local chef to bring out the flavors of Belize, as well as a variety of other choices for everyone’s palate. The restaurant consists of a sunk in bar with casual seating, a swim up bar on the pool side and an upstairs for up to 80 people, that can be used for special events.

Open Daily

+501 631-9843


Pelican's Pub & Grill @ The Green Parrot

5 minute walk this newly renovated beachside restaurant & bar is a culinary delight that is the perfect place to celebrate or unwind. "Pelican's where everybody knows your name" Serving daily lunch, dinner & drink specials.

Open Daily 7am-9pm

+501 523-4321


Restaurante Laguna @ Umaya Resort

2 minute drive away across the street for a change of pace you can dine over a view of the Lagoon. Incredible menu items blend classic elements of Belizean cuisine with the modern musings of present. Reservations recommended.

Open Daily 7am-9pm. +501 523-3867


Don Tonito's Wood Fired Pizza @ Umaya Resort

2 minute drive away you can be beachside for authentic wood-fired pizza.. Using high quality ingredients and organic produce to elevate your pizza experience. Expertly crafted pies under the stars.

Open Thur - Sun from 12:pm - 8pm

+501 523-3867


The Reef Restaurant @ Azure Del Mar

5 minute drive An open air, thatched roof restaurant offers a wonderful dining experience in a relaxed beachside tropical setting. Their local and familiar favorite dishes are all made to order, while the experience of the tabletop Korean BBQ is the only one of its kind in Belize. Reservations required.

Open Daily 8am-9pm

+501 523-3021


Buzzed Bird Coffee @ Azure Del Mar

5 minute drive Buzzed Bird Coffee is a coffee and pastry shop, that offers a variety of beverages and homemade baked goods in a lovely tropical beachside setting.

Open Daily 6:30am

+501 600-7226


1981 @ Naia Resort & Spa

Named after the year that Belize attained independence, 1981 offers a modern take on fresh Belizean cuisine, with an emphasis on high quality local ingredients and creative mixology. The polished, yet relaxed, ambiance provides the perfect waterfront setting to reconnect with family and friends. Reservations required.

Open Every Evening 6pm - 9.30pm

+501 523-4600



Vern's is an authentic Garifuna restaurant in Siene Bight. Vern's food is some of the best in Placencia. The energy and hospitality of Vern, her family and staff make it a must go while you're here. We had one of our favorite breakfasts here. Immediately north of the Publics Supermarket and Pharmacy in Seine Bight.

Open Daily 8am-9pm


Hobbs-The Brew Barge

Floating on the bayside you'll enjoy Hobbs craft beers on draft along with beer flights, craft cocktails, great food, live music, a cigar lounge and gift shop. It's family friendly too with a fun kids menu. Hobbs hosts special entertainment and holiday themed events.

Open Daily 11am-Midnight

+501 662-0766


Breezeway @ Mariposa Beach Resort

Decorated with Belizean art and furnished with hand-built furniture from Belize, you can dine in an open-air Palapa, in a courtyard garden, or out on the beach overlooking the Caribbean Sea. We love this restaurant; the service is incredible, their craft cocktails are works of art and their food is prepared by an award winning chef, Chef Luis.

Open Daily 7am-9pm

+501 523-4473


La Dolce Vita @ Los Porticos

Enjoy fine dining and fun libations at a casual-chic, chef-owned, restaurant. Scrumptious traditional Italian dishes, seafood fresh from the Caribbean Sea, home-baked breads, vegetarian offerings, and the finest wines and mixed drinks. Reservations required.

Open for Dinner



Chillpoint - Ice Cream, Coffee & Wine Lounge

Serving 3 of our favorite things; ice-cream, coffee & wine! 24+ flavors of locally made Belize ice-cream in cups, cones, sundaes or ice-cream coupes. For coffee snobs there's 2 series of coffee, an international and Belizean series. Including some really cool surprising new brews.

Open Daily 6:30am-9pm

+501 613-4965


Placencia Beach Club

Relax around the pool or on the beautiful beach and enjoy a la carte food & beverage menu served chair-side. Day Memberships are available. The restaurant has gorgeous views. You'll find the Placencia beach sign here. They also offer basket weaving classes weekly.

Open Tue-Sun 11am-5pm

+501 614-4929


Mare Restaurant @ Turtle Inn

Francis Ford Coppola is the owner the Turtle Inn, so intrigue took us to this beautiful restaurant. There are several places to eat and drink in this tropical, beachside setting but if you're looking for romantic dinner, Mare is your place. Serving seafood along with traditional Italian cooking and wine from Coppola's own vineyard, it is a well directed evening! Reservations recommended.

Open Daily 11am–3pm and 6:30–9pm

+501 523-3244


Omar's Creole Grub

Omar's is a local, family owned restaurant that was established in 1992. The cuisine is very Belizean and very fresh. This place is eclectic and cozy with great service. Omar is not only a food artist but a fine artist. He has a small gallery in the restaurant with his work and the work of other local artists.

Open Daily 7am - 9pm

+501 624-7168


Rumfish y vino

Offering local draft beers, a full bar, and 'small plates' style dining as well as a menu of great classic comfort foods with a Belizean twist and international fusion fare. Known for having the best wine list in Belize, Rumfish y vino proudly imports all of their own wines. The atmosphere is breezy, cool, with music . . . overlooking the cricket field.

Open Daily 12pm

+501 523-3293


Muna Rooftop Restaurant & Bar @ The Ellysian

Home to Belizean culture, this Restaurant offers the very best of Belize – bold flavors, unique tastes, and vibrant colors. This rooftop restaurant boasts unparalleled views of the Caribbean Sea, the village, and the Maya Mountains beyond.

Open Mon-Tue-Wed 7am-10pm Thu-Fr-Sat-Sun 7am-11pm

+501 614-7641


Above Grounds Coffee Shop

Great spot to grab your morning or anytime coffee and sit in the tree-topper deck looking over the main street. Serving hot and iced brewed coffees, espresso, organic chocolate drinks, teas, fresh juices and fresh baked goods.

Open Mon-Sat 7am-4pm Sun 7am - Noon

+501 607-1017


Wendy's Creole Restaurant & Bar

A mix of Creole and international cuisine Wendy's offers delicious breakfast, Belizean lunch special daily and a regular menu , fresh sea food served at dinner. This place is bright and colorful with a great atmosphere and wonderful service.

Open Daily (except Thu) 7:30am-9:30pm

+501 523-3335


Tipsy Tuna Seaside & Sports Bar

This restaurant and bar has a fun colorful and relaxed atmosphere. It sits right on the beach so you can enjoy swimming, a game of beach volleyball, pool (billiards), bask in the sun along with weekly cultural entertainment & karaoke with dinner.

Open Sun-Mon-Wed (closed Tue) 11am-12a Thu-Fr-Sat 11am-2am

+501 614-3890


Strange Brew

Look for the Belizian style thatch roof, open air bar and you'll find something fun going on! Serving smoothies, coffees, and all of your favorite beverages including local beers and liquors. Live music every Wednesday and Friday Night! Watch your favorite sporting events here. Incredible breakfasts, baked goods, burgers, and local Belizean favorites!

Open Daily 7am-Midnight except Monday Open 11am

+501 624-5099


The Little Wine Bar

The Little Wine Bar serves fine wines, meats & cheeses. A perfect happy hour spot where you can make-your-own charcuterie board, sit on the deck and watch the Magnificent Frigates greet the fishermen while enjoying the Caribbean sun and wine of course. The interior is charming and perfect for small celebrations, like bachelorette parties, they even provide party photo props.

Open Thu-Fr-Sat 3pm - Midnight or slow

+501 615-5872


Placencia Yacht Club

This unique place sits on a little Caye right in front of Placencia beach he perfect spot to watch beautiful sunsets. Nice cold drinks, chill-out lounge music and delicious food - served over the water. You can see dolphins, eagle rays, sea stars and different fish right off the dock . Cash only. Reservations required.

Open Daily 1pm-8pm

+501 639-8555


Barefoot Beach Bar

Beachside and bright so you can't miss it! Barefoot Beach Bar specializes in burgers, nachos, quesadillas and enchiladas. They serve up live music Wednesday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday! Per the owners, “Some people can’t handle this much fun!”

Open Daily 11am-Midnight

+501 523-3515


De Tatch Restaurant & Beach Bar

This open air beachfront restaurant serves up some hearty breakfasts with some very popular Fry Jacks. Look for the thatch roof, your view will be the beautiful Caribbean and your atmosphere will be chill. Perfect spot for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Open Daily 7am-9:30pm (except Tuesdays)

+501 523-4035


The Secret Garden

Tucked away off the main road, you'll find the perfect spot for a romantic dinner. Relax in the garden and enjoy the "Asia de Caribe" cuisine combining influences of Spanish, Caribbean and Creole. Reservations recommended.

Open Mon-Sat 5pm-9pm

+501 622-1015