Many Americans might be reluctant to leave the United States over the Thanksgiving weekend and risk missing out on one of the most American of holidays. Fortunately, though travel to other countries comes with an absence of America’s favorite feast day, a trip to Belize offers a way to have your turkey and eat it too. The resorts within The Belize Collection offer one of the most relaxing and exciting alternatives to a grueling day of cooking followed by a too quickly devoured meal with three days and three nights of leisure, delicacy, and gratitude.
Rather than devoting a full day of your vacation to prepping the turkey and fixings, visit the Lodge at Jaguar Reef, the Rainforest Lodge at Sleeping Giant, or Umaya Resort & Adventures for infinte courses of rest, rejuvenation and temperatures that’ll make you glad to be away from the extended family. As one of the major getaways for Americans, Belize has taken to celebrating turkey day in its own way. While not an official holiday, Belizeans regularly join their northern neighborhoods in a day of feasting on their own variation of the North American day of gratitude. In place of the mashed potatoes are assorted rice dishes with local takes on your usual sides while still leaving room for the classic centerpiece dish, a roasted turkey, a dish also indigenous to the country’s Maya people.
With The Belize Collection, your options are unlimited when it comes to how you can enjoy the holiday weekend. In the mood for a rainforest retreat? Get yourself over to the Rainforest Lodge for a few days of light hiking and hanging out by the river. Looking to get some sun to take back as a souvenir? Visit the beaches at Umaya and Jaguar Reef for rejuvenating light of the sort only available in the 501.
Whether you’re in the Central Belize rainforest, the beaches at Hopkins, or next to the bustling lagoons in Placencia, each location offers a bevy of options for those seeking to add adventure around their mealtimes. Get yourself on the water with a kayak, join a fishing tour, climb a hill, learn how the locals cook and grow their food. If you’ve got a hankering for something unbelievable, The Belize Collection is here to make those dreams a reality. And we won’t judge if you plan on hanging out poolside all day sipping on tropical rum cocktails and snacking on ceviche and fritters. It’s your vacation to do as you like, and with activities available for all ages, everyone in the family will be able to get the most out of the holiday weekend.
Regardless of where you prefer and what you’ll get up to, you’ll be able to dig in on Chef Rahim’s annual Thanksgiving dinner special. Every year, Chef Rahim takes classic Thanksgiving dishes and does them up Belize haute cuisine style for a once in a lifetime meal that’ll never again be repeated. In place of the typically untouched roasted squash, he’s made them into delectable shooters. He’s taken classic cranberry sauce and infused it with sparkling star fruit for an added touch of sweetness. Then there are the locally and sustainably raised meats, including a herb roasted ham with Mennonite cheese cuts, free range chickens seasoned with Belizean herbs and spices, and even whole roasted pigs for those feeling particularly carnivorous when the turkey just isn’t enough.
So while your colleagues and that cousin you’d like to avoid contend themselves with the same dried out turkey, how about you treat yourself and your loved ones to a Thanksgiving weekend you’ll be glad to talk about for years to come by visiting the resorts at The Belize Collection.
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