Some of the Best Times to Visit Belize: March, April & May

Undeniably, there is no “bad time” to visit Belize. Luckily, we are blessed with summerlike weather year round where there is always something to do and see in Belize!

Unlike most other parts of the world, Belize only has two seasons – wet and dry. Our “dry” season is our peak season for visitors who come looking to escape a bleak and dreary Northern winter. Dry season begins in late November (around Thanksgiving) and ends in May. Within our dry season, however, there are three months that are especially the warmest and driest of them all – March, April, and May. That means these months are prime months for all aquatic activities like kayaking, paddle boarding, swimming, diving, snorkeling, fishing and so much more!


Winter in your part of the world vs. “Winter” in Belize!

March truly starts off the dry season by inviting strong cool breezes and especially warm sunny days. These pristine conditions are ideal for taking a sunset cruise along the Caribbean Sea or enjoying the complimentary use of our hobie cats as the wind guides your sails. With so much wind, Belizeans also break out their kite building skills, as they create colorful creations that cruise the open blue skies.


The perfect sailing conditions!

April brings clearer skies and warmer days making it the best month for diving and snorkeling fanatics alike. For divers, the greatest adventure of all is diving with whalesharks; these majestic creatures can be seen around the full moons of April and May. Belizeans also get ready to celebrate one of the biggest holidays in Belize, Easter, where traditions remain strong and the fun continues.


Diving along the Belize Barrier Reef!

There is no need to wait until June for a summer vacation, when May begins and ends with the utmost perfect summer conditions. Now that Coco Plum has extended the “low season” rates to start as early as May 1, 2017 rather than later in June, you can begin to book that summer vacay today! Check out our May Special – don’t wait because availability is already limited!


Summer vacation deals at Coco Plum starting as early as May!

The wet season brings short bursts of rain usually in the early mornings and late nights, creating cooler temperatures that Belizeans wait for all year. In addition, this time of the year usually means lower hotel rates throughout Belize. The start of the low season towards the end of May and June mark the time of the year where many tropical foods come into season such as mango, conch, and lobster. Don’t forget to join us at Coco Plum for our second annual Lobster Festival where guests can spend the day hunting for lobster in the Caribbean Sea and return to a feast of lobster delicacies, live music, and fun & games all at no extra cost!

Contact us today to book your oceanfront cabana!

Warm Regards,

Coco Plum Bloggers

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Coco Plum Island Resort As Seen on HGTV Island Hunters

Stay tuned for an Island Hunters Marathon on Friday, February 17th!

Coco Plum Island Resort was featured on one of HGTV’s newest shows – Island Hunters. It’s the same concept as House Hunters, but instead of houses it highlights exotic private island escapes. In the episode featuring Coco Plum, couple Pamela & Paul are in search of a destination wedding and honeymoon in Belize. Be sure to tune in on Friday, February 17th to see which private island they choose!


The HGTV Island Hunter marathon starts at 12PM Central Time and the episode featuring Coco Plum is scheduled as the second episode airing at 12:30PM. Please check your local listings to confirm time. Schedule/episodes subject to change.

SPOILER ALERT: Of the three Belize private islands, Pamela & Paul choose Coco Plum! They found that our private island paradise was the perfect mix of privacy for their romantic beach wedding with all the amenities of an all inclusive resort.


Coco Plum Island Resort is an adults only all inclusive private island resort. With only 18 oceanfront cabanas and a 3 bedroom / 3 bath overwater villa, Coco Plum is the epitome of romance and seclusion.

Contact us today to book your private island getaway!

Warm Regards,

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We’ll see you in paradise,

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Romantic Sunset Cruise in Belize

Romantic Sunset Cruise in Belize

Fall in love all over again with our private sunset cruise along the Caribbean Sea.

Trust us when we say there is no better way to celebrate your love than with a blissfully romantic cruise. Watch the Belizean sunset while enjoying an outstanding array of fresh tropical fruit, cheese, and of course – wine! The best part about our sunset cruise is that it is totally private – just you and your honey (and our experienced boat captain) will take in the expansive views as the sun sinks into the horizon of the Maya Mountains.

Sunset in Belize on a private island

Our sunset cruise at Coco Plum is an absolute favorite for couples staying at Coco Plum. Whether you are celebrating a special occasion such as birthday, anniversary, honeymoon, or are simply reconnecting on a lovers’ getaway, this evening cruise is a must-do activity!

Read for yourself:

“If all that wasn’t enough, we were also taken on a sunset cruise on a boat beautifully decorated with flowers, with cheese, crackers, fruit, and a bottle of champagne, driven around by one of our favorite staffers, Robert.”

– TripAdvisor review by @SL2536

Couple enjoying a private sunset cruise at Coco Plum Island Resort

Romantic sunset cruise in Belize

Coco Plum Island Resort is an award-winning Top Hotel for Romance in the Word and is surely the epitome of love. With extra touches like the sunset cruise, couples massage, and private dinner on the overwater docks there are plenty of opportunities to make your stay with us even more memorable. And we’ll surely be soaking in that feeling throughout the entire month of February. Book you Valentine’s Day escape today because there are only a few cabanas available.

Warm Regards,

Coco Plum Bloggers

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Trip Advisor 2017 Travelers Choice Awards

Coco Plum Island Resort Named in the TripAdvisor 2017 Travelers’ Choice Awards

It’s the 7th year that Coco Plum Island Resort has been awarded with a Travelers’ Choice Award. Recognized in categories of Best Small Hotels, Best Service, and Most Romantic we are honored and ecstatic to present these rankings. 

TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice

TripAdvisor Travelers’


Trip Advisor ROMANCE Awards:
Top 25 Hotels for Romance in the WORLD (ranked #9)
Top 25 Hotels for Romance in Central America (ranked #2)
# 1 Hotel for Romance in Belize

Coco Plum Island Resort is the Most Romantic Resort in Belize

Yes, that’s right. Coco Plum Island Resort is officially the most Romantic Hotel in Belize! This is the second year in a row that Coco Plum has taken the top honor for Romance in Belize. Destination weddings, engagements, anniversaries, babymoons, honeymoons – you name it, we can assure you that Coco Plum is the ideal private island escape to create everlasting memories with that special someone. Check out our all inclusive honeymoon/romance packages … just in time for Valentine’s Day.

Trip Advisor BEST SERVICE Awards:
Top 25 Hotels for Best Service in Central America (ranked #4)
Top 10 Hotels for Best Service in Belize (ranked #3)

Trip Advisor Travelers' Choice Award for Best Service

This award for service is especially significant to us at it emphasizes what we are all about at Coco Plum – personalized customer service. Our guests arrive to our private island as strangers and leave as family, many of whom return year after year to be greeted by the same amazing staff members. Planning on booking a once in a lifetime vacation? Well remember, you are only a stranger until you arrive ….

Trip Advisor BEST SMALL HOTELS Awards:
Top 25 Small Hotels in Central America (ranked #8)
Top 10 Small Hotels in Belize (ranked #4)

TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Award for Best Small Hotels in Belize

We are one of the few resorts in Belize that is still locally owned & managed so to be ranked in the Top 10 Best Small Hotels in Belize and Central America is a huge accomplishment! Coco Plum has been in operation for over 15 years and each year we strive to offer unparalleled service in an exotic island setting. Well, we must be doing something right! With only 18 oceanfront cabanas, Coco Plum guests are able to practically enjoy the entire 16-acre island to themselves. The Coco Plum team strives to create a transformative experience where guests can be as relaxed or as adventuresome as they wish. Our unique all inclusive packages make it easy for guests to pick and choose from different tours ranging from snorkeling on the Belize Barrier Reef to hiking ancient Maya ruins in Belize’s tropical jungle. These awards are complimented with a feature in the world-renowned travel publication, Travel and Leisure, where Coco Plum Island Resort is named as one of the top All Inclusive Resorts in Belize for 2017.

See the comprehensive list of TripAdvisor awards here and start planning your 2017 vacation today!

What would these awards be without our one-of-a-kind team members who make Coco Plum what it is!?! These awards are for YOU! We cannot thank-you enough and are honored to have you all as team members. As Trip Advisor reviewer, Breanna B. so eloquently states,

“As many have stated before, the people are what really push this place over the top. Our friends at Coco Plum (the staff) are such wonderful, friendly, open, accommodating folks. They truly want to do whatever they can to make your stay as amazing as possible.”

And that’s exactly what makes us look forward to the TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards each year because it comes from our guests who have stayed with us and experienced the paradise of Coco Plum for themselves. No award is greater than being recognized by our very own guests! Thank-you for continuously recommending us through your insightful TripAdvisor reviews. For those who’ve stayed with us but haven’t gotten time to share their wonderful review, it’s never too late to share your vacation experience with the world on TripAdvisor.

Contact us directly today and let us help you plan your private island getaway!

We’ll see you in paradise.

Warm Regards,

Coco Plum Bloggers

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Belize is off to an Exciting Start in 2017!

Recently named as the 6th “Best Value” destination by Lonely Planet in 2017, Belize is every traveler’s paradise.

In the recent Best in Travel 2017 publication, Lonely Planet boasts about the unique paradox that is Belize complete with diving, snorkeling, and fishing along the Caribbean Sea and exotic wildlife waiting to be uncovered in the pristine jungle rainforest. Geographically, Belize is a nation located in the northern part of Central America and bordered by the Caribbean Sea to the east; this makes Belize an unmatched country that is recognized as both a Central American and Caribbean nation. Here, you can find a distinct blend of cultures ranging from Mestizo, Creole, Mayan, Mennonite, Garifuna, and a mix of all the above! All cultures have their own language, but since Belize was once a British colony, English is the official language making it easy for travelers to navigate our beautiful country.


In addition, Lonely Planet points out that along with Belize’s unique location is its small size. Belize actually has the same landmass as the state of Massachusetts, but with a population of only about 375,000 residents. When traveling to Belize, we encourage travelers to keep and open mind and seek out as many locals as possible. Belizeans are regarded as some of the friendliest people in the world and are more than happy to share parts of their culture and history with tourists. Coco Plum Island Resort is a locally owned and managed resort. Many of our staff members have been with us for years and are proud to show off the Best of Belize. There’s a reason we were named the #2 Best Hotel for Service in Belize!


Best of Belize at Coco Plum Island Resort!

So, now that you’ve learned a bit more about Belize, the next question you’re asking yourself is …

How can I get to Belize?

And there’s more exciting news for Belize in the start of this New Year! 2017 has also brought about new, direct flights from major U.S. cities. Southwest Airlines just announced direct flights from Ft. Lauderdale (FLL) to Belize (BZE). This flight service will commence on June 4th, 2017. This route will also connect eastern U.S. cities such as Baltimore, New York, Washington D.C. Atlanta, Tampa, & Orlando so it will be even easier to get to Belize! Southwest also offers other direct flights to Belize through Houston (Hobby) and limited service flights through Denver (DEN) which will be extended for Summer 2017.

To see a comprehensive list of airline services to Belize click here.


Where should I stay?

Once you’ve gotten your flights booked and scheduled, there is absolutely nothing else to worry about because Coco Plum Island Resort is an all inclusive private island. Send us your flight itinerary and we’ll handle all the details. Our Belize all inclusive honeymoon / lovers’ getaway package includes: local transportation, oceanfront accommodations, all meals and local alcoholic beverages, complimentary use of our water sport equipment, and exciting adventure tours! Just imagine yourself sitting in our hammocks, enjoying the cool breeze with a cocktail in your hand …

We cannot wait to see what else 2017 has in store for Belize & Coco Plum Island Resort.

Warm Regards,

Coco Plum Bloggers

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Top 10 Most Romantic Photos of 2016

Taken by Our Very Own Coco Plum Guests! 

As the New Year approaches, we are reminded of the beautiful memories created at Coco Plum over the last year. Known worldwide as a Top Hotel for Romance, Coco Plum Island Resort is the epitome of love. Our guests surely reflect this love with each of the magical photos they have posted. Take a look at our Top 10 Most Romantic Guest Photos of 2016 and remember to share all your photos using the hashtag #cocoplumislandresort on Instagram for a chance to be featured!

10. Newlyweds showing off the hardware – island style that is! 


Photo By: @euuurrica

9. Celebrating the arrival of your little bundle of joy with a babymoon in paradise! Relish those precious moments with your loved one as you await this life changing moment. 


Photo By: @laurellebrown15

8. Ssssshhhh … these two lovebirds found a secluded spot on the beach! 


Photo By: @mrslaurenmcmullen

7. And what’s romance without a little adventure? Just look at those views of the Xunantunich Maya Ruin! At Coco Plum you can experience both jungle and island adventures as this tour is included in our all inclusive honeymoon and lovers’ getaway package


Photo By: @sc0504

6. There is absolutely no better way to propose than on a romantic private island! Swoon 🙂 Let us know if you need any help in planning a surprise for that special someone. 


Photo By: @mmdurnien7

5. Morning coffee with the Mr. & Mrs. 


Photo By: @lindsaykcornelius

4. Feel the love as you watch the Supermoon from your very own private island!


Photo By: @redcoat52

3. Kisses over the docks of Coco Plum!


Photo By: @kissavillena

2. Thriving marine life surrounds our entire island. These starfish are the perfect accessory to show off those rings!


Photo By: @drugr333

NUMBER ONE: And it doesn’t get much more romantic than a destination wedding on your very own private island. Congratulations to Philip & Sarah! 


Photo By: @gemsphotobze

Feeling the love yet? We invite you to join us at Coco Plum Island Resort where we celebrate love all year long. Whether you simply want to get away with your loved one or are celebrating a special occasion such as a honeymoon, babymoon, anniversary, birthday, or wedding, Coco Plum provides the ultimate private island escape. Remember, Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching and we can’t wait to make that day extra special for you & your loved one with special touches like romantic private dinners on the overwater docks and sunset cruises on the private boats. Book now because all cabanas are almost sold out for February 2017.

We cannot wait to see you all soon ….

Warm Regards,

Coco Plum Bloggers

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Celebrating Christmas in Belize

Season’s Greetings from Belize …

The holiday season in Belize means warm weather with a few “cold fronts” – temperatures ranging between a cool 70 – 80 degrees, delicious Christmas dinner complete with black fruitcake and rum popo, and time well spent with family & friends. With its diverse cultures and ethnic groups, Belize has a wide variety of Christmas celebrations.


Christmas in the Culture Capital – Photo By: Phyllis Cayetano

In the Southern part of Belize, specifically in Dangriga Town, locals gather around the streets to witness the Jankunu or “John Canoe” dancing accompanied with Garifuna drumming. This colorful masquerade dance is actually a warrior dance where the dancers (all male) are outfitted in pink masks & head wraps, white clothing, and shells that are placed below the knee that shake with each movement. The Jankunu dance is a historical representation of the Garifuna resistance to British slavery.

Jankunu dancing in Belize

Photo By: Island Expeditions

Traditionally, the Jankunu dancers and drummers travel from house to house throughout Dangriga where the crowds gather around them forming a circle. Because all the dancers are masked and wearing costumes, their identity is unknown – leaving the onlookers to focus solely on the stylistic and upbeat dance itself. Unlike most dancing, where the dancers follow along to the music, Jankunu is unique in that the Garifuna drummers watch the dancers and anticipate their next move. The drummers must keep in rhythm with the dancers rather than the other way around.


Today, Dangriga is home to the annual Jankunu Festival hosted at the Ecumenical High School where senior Jankunu groups compete against each other. Each group practices the routine days before hand and always gives a memorable performance. All Belizeans look forward to the festive activities the Christmas season brings!

Where to Stay: 

Our Belize private island is located only eight miles off the coast of Dangriga, the “Culture Capital” of Belize! To ensure that you are able to spend an authentic Belize vacation with us, our all inclusive packages include everything from breathtaking oceanfront cabanas, amazing food & drinks, and jungle / marine adventure tours … And now, for a limited time only, you get even more!! Book with us today and take advantage of our extended Winter Season Special. Email or call for details! 

On behalf of the owners, management, and staff of Coco Plum Island Resort, we want to wish you all a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year.


Warm Regards,

Coco Plum Bloggers

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Belize Inland and Island All Inclusive Package includes waterfall hiking tours and snorkeling tours

Coco Plum Island Resort & Belizean Dreams Resort Contest Giveaway: A Chance to Win an All Inclusive Trip for 2 to Belize!

An opportunity to stay at two sister resorts with our newest all inclusive package – the Belize Inland and Private Island Package!

Experience the best of both worlds with our Belize All Inclusive Inland and Private Island Package. Home to the largest living barrier reef in the world and one of the largest rainforest preserves in Central America, Belize has much to offer. Witness all this and more as you get two vacations in one at the world-renowned resorts of Belizean Dreams Resort and Coco Plum Island Resort! Both resorts are sister properties, locally owned and managed by Belizeans who are proud to show off the Best of Belize.

Belize Inland and Island All Inclusive Package at Coco Plum Island Resort and Belizean Dreams Resort

Enter our contest below for a chance to win a 7 night / 8 day all inclusive Inland & Private Island Vacation Package for two people at Coco Plum Island Resort and Belizean Dreams Resort. There are several different options to gain extra points. The more you do, the more you can increase your chances to WIN BIG! For example, if you check the “Enable Refer-A-Friend (aka. ‘viral sharing’)” button when entering our giveaway, here’s what will happen: after one of your entry options has been completed, such as entering our email newsletter, a ‘Bring Your Friends!’ entry option will appear on the widget that will give each of you a unique URL to share with your friends. For each friend that enters the giveaway through that unique URL, you will receive +1 entry into the giveaway. You can refer up to 10 people for each giveaway. Additionally, you can submit a total of 8 entries. To submit all entries you must complete the steps such as “Visit Coco Plum Island Resort on Facebook” after visiting, at the bottom of the submission will have an option to click such as “I visited”; this will need to be clicked to submit that entry – you will see this then checked off as completed and the counter at the top will reflect this entry as well. Feel free to share with friends and visit our Facebook page for updates and reminders. The contest is open from now until January 4th, 2017 and the winners will be announced directly after.

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Learn more about our Inland and Private Island All Inclusive Package below:

Spend the first half of your Belize vacation on the idyllic beach resort of Belizean Dreams in Hopkins. Named the Friendliest Village in Belize, Hopkins is a quaint and unspoiled fishing village filled with friendly Garifuna locals and picturesque scenery. The central location of Belizean Dreams Resort is only minutes away from Belize’s major jungle attractions included in our Inland and Island Package.

Xunantunich Maya Ruin in Belize included in All Inclusive Vacation Package

Spend the second half of your getaway on the sparkling waters of the Caribbean Sea on your very own offshore island. A 16-acre exotic private island, Coco Plum Island Resort is named one of the Most Romantic Resorts in the World by TripAdvisor. With only 18 oceanfront cabanas, Coco Plum is the ultimate in seclusion and intimacy. We dare you to sit back, relax, and leave your worries at the door.

Coco Plum is an All Inclusive Private Island in Belize

This package truly provides an impeccable balance of relaxation, adventure and romance. With our Belize All Inclusive Inland and Private Island Package, you get two entirely different vacation experiences for the price of one at an unbeatable value!

*BONUS – The winner of this amazing package will also be gifted with a jewelry set handcrafted by Canadian jewelry designer Kelsey Vanderhorst of KV BIJOU. This gemstone jewelry line has been featured on TV shows like The Bachelorette, Pretty Little Liars, Dancing with the Stars, Keeping up with the Kardashians, 90210 and in publications like InStyle, The New York Post, US Weekly and others. Following the presentation of this dazzling jewelry set, the recipient will get their own mini photo-shoot showcasing their prize.

Enter our contest to win a free all inclusive vacation for two or contact us today to book your Inland and Private Island Package at Coco Plum Island Resort & Belizean Dreams Resort.


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Certain restrictions may apply. Participants must be 21 years of age or older. One (1) prize will be awarded. This prize consists of a 7 night / 8 day stay for two at Coco Plum Island Resort and Belizean Dreams Resort with the Inland and Private Island All Inclusive Package. This Inland and Private Island Package includes a three (3) night stay at Belizean Dreams Resort and a four (4) night stay at Coco Plum Island Resort along with local transfer to the resort. The approximate retail value of this package is $2635.00 for stays between May 30th – December 18th and $2899.00 for stays between December 19th – May 19th. International airfare is NOT included in this prize. Dates are based on availability at both resorts. Our resort policies are applicable to all guests which include, but not limited: cancellation policy, occupancy restrictions, and booking policy.

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Belize Holiday Specials

Coco Plum Island Resort Winter Special!

You don’t want to miss this! 

Coco Plum Island Resort Holiday Special

The year is coming to a close, and you’re thinking, “How amazing would it be to spend a week away from the harsh cold embrace of winter’s hug?” We totally agree! Come spend your winter in the warm, tropical seclusion of private island paradise – as you bask in the sun, fun, and adventure for as many nights as you can possibly take!

To ensure that you are able to spend an authentic Belize vacation with us, our all inclusive packages include everything from breathtaking oceanfront cabanas, amazing food & drinks, and jungle / marine adventure tours … And now, for a limited time only, you get even more!! Book with us today and take advantage of our extended Winter Season Special:

Get FREE NIGHTS at Coco Plum Island Resort when you visit us between November 19th, 2016 through February 5th, 2017!!!

Book 6 to 9 nights and receive ONE NIGHT FREE or book 10 nights and receive TWO NIGHTS FREE!

We hope you take advantage of this great opportunity, as there are only a few cabanas still available for these dates. Book Now.

Coco Plum Island Resort Oceanfront Accommodations

Premium Cabanas at Coco Plum

Coco Plum All Inclusive Package includes delicious meals

Delicious Belizean cuisine

All Inclusive Packages at Coco Plum Island Resort includes snorkeling tours along the Belize Barrier Reef

Snorkeling tours along the Belize Barrier Reef

To cash in on this limited time deal, contact our reservations office today at and come spend an amazing winter vacation at your new private island home.

Warm Regards,

Coco Plum Bloggers

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Some restrictions may apply. Valid for new reservations only and cannot be applied to existing reservations.

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Garifuna Food: Ms. Jude’s Hudut Recipe

In honor of Garifuna Settlement Day (November 19th), Coco Plum will be offering traditional Garifuna cuisine along with local drumming and punta dancing lessons on each Monday of November. Come join us! 

Garifuna Settlement Day Belize

For those of you who can’t be with us in person at Coco Plum Island Resort, Ms. Jude wanted to share her hudut recipe with you! Hudut is a traditional Garifuna dish and is extremely popular around this time of the year in Belize. Think of hudut as somewhat of a savory fish stew. What makes hudut extra yummy is that its cooked in a fresh coconut milk sauce which adds extra flavor. Hudut is served with fu-fu, a mixture of mashed green and ripe plantain.

Ms. Jude’s Hudut Recipe:

  • 5 large green plaintains
  • 2 cans of coconut cream
  • 5 basil leaves
  • ½ lb okra
  • ½ of a whole bell pepper
  • 2 whole habanero peppers
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • ½ of a whole onion
  • 2 whole fish
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Step 1: Boil green plaintains for 20-25 minutes, then set aside to cool. After cooling, mash until softened. Form small balls of mashed plaintain.

Step 2: Season fish with salt and pepper and fry until brown. Then set aside.

Step 3: In a skillet, pour the 2 cans of coconut cream. Dice the onion, garlic, okra and bell pepper and add to cream along with basil leaves, and the whole habanero peppers. Cook on low heat until okra is softened.

Step 4: Add the fish to the mixture, and continue to cook for 20-25 minutes.

Step 5: Salt and pepper can be further added to taste.

Step 6: And you’re done! You can now add your plaintain to your creamy goodness and enjoy!

Hudut Recipe

Photo By: Roam Belize

Remember, Coco Plum Island Resort will be hosting punta dancing lessons and traditional Garifuna dishes on each Monday of November in honor of Belize’s Garifuna Settlement Day celebration on November 19th. We have some ongoing specials for the month of November … Contact us directly to reserve your cabana because there are limited cabanas available!

Warm Regards,

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