Dragon Fruit is in Season. What is a Dragon Fruit?

Pitays is more commonly referred to as The Dragon Fruit. Pitaya is the fruit of several cactus species. Dragon Fruit MargaritaThis vividly pink, dark red, pink or yellow tropical fruit with yellow- and green-tipped spines is actually a type of cactus, and is native to Mexico, Central America (BELIZE), and South America.  The skin of the dragon fruit is a thin rind. The skin is usually covered in scales, and the center of the fruit is made up of a red or white, sweet tasting pulp.  People describe the taste as somewhere between between a kiwi, a pear, and a watermelon (YUMMY)!

Also, the Dragon Fruit provides a number of essential nutrients and has potential healthy benefits as well.  It is considered a “super fruit”.  Check out all the stunning benefits of the Dragon Fruit.

Come on down to Pelican Reef Villas, try one of our Dragon Fruit cocktails and drink yourself healthy!


Posted in Events in Belize, Food & Drink in Belize, Travelling to Belize | Leave a comment

There is no such thing as too much Lobster!

Lobster season is here!

Lobster season is here!

Lobster season in Belize runs from June 15th 2014 to February 14, 2015. Lobster season is BIG in Belize; big enough that there are three different festivals at three different destinations in the country that celebrate the opening of the season.

There is more than just one species of lobster in Belize. We have the Caribbean Spiny lobster, the Spotted Spiny lobster and three different Slipper lobsters. The Caribbean Spiny lobster is by far the most important species because of its relative abundance and commercial importance. This lobster takes 3-5 years to mature and can reach a maximum length of two feet and can be found either snorkeling or diving in 3-130 feet deep. As with most insects, lobsters molt as they grow larger, as many as 25 times in the first five years. Lobsters never stop growing and it is said they can live up to 40 years!

At $20 for a pound of lobster tail in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, it is considered an expensive delicacy, but people do not mind splurging because it is so delicious.

Come on down to Pelican Reef Villas and enjoy Lobster Season then let our Chef, Irma prepare the most amazing Lobster tacos on the island! See you soon!  Email info@pelicanreefvillas.com to book your vacation stay!

Posted in Events in Belize, Travelling to Belize | 5 Comments

New Year! New Adventures!

At Pelican Reef Villas, our guests enjoy access to the best tours in Belize, ranging from romantic getaways to action-packed jungle adventures and spectacular diving & sport fishing outings.  Our staff can assist you in choosing the right tour and making all the arrangements for your Belize adventure!  You can visit our Belize Tour Packages page for information on all of our Belize Adventure Tours.

Pelican Reef Villas is a luxury vacation rental in Belize that offers 2 and 3 bedroom condos facing the Caribbean Sea.  For inquires or reservations, please contact us at 281-394-3739 or info@pelicanreefvillas.com.

Posted in Belize Tours, Belize Vacation Rental, Travelling to Belize | Leave a comment