After the passing of dark clouds and a few sprinkles in the morning,
yesterday turned into a gorgeous HOT October day. I was headed south – Ian Anderson was making the announcement of a REAL DELI on the island. The Farm House Deli at Mahogany Bay…projected to open in December of 2016.
We arrived about 10 minutes after the start time (in Belize time WAY EARLY) and Ian was making a champagne toast to a good sized crowd.
The whole bottom floor with be the Farm House Deli.
For those of you not familiar with Mahogany Bay Village, it is an ENORMOUS project about 2 miles south of town. They are completing the 195 cottage style room hotel now and projected to open in the new year. But it is not just a hotel…it is a village. There will be homes, restaurants (a Japanese sushi chef has already signed on), a deli, shops, a aquaponic greenhouse, a salon, a diving shop, a gym, a rental place for golf carts and bikes, pools, a large beach on the leeward side of the island…
Huge project. And you can see the posts I’ve written about it in the past below.
I did a bit of tasty before I walked around the development.
A really tasty bagel with some smoked barracuda, cream cheese and capers.
And then a look around – at the flyfishing shop and the furniture store.
Blue Bonefish and Road to Cayo.
We stopped into the coffee shop – Rum + Bean to see if there was any cake and air conditioner.
And the outside sitting area for a cooler day.
The MASSIVE great house.
And a look down the row of the hotel.
And along one of the canals.
We passed the new dive shop as we went to find something sweet at one of my favorite places on the island – Belize Chocolate Shop.
Looking very cute for Halloween. And offering classes. (You NEED to try it out – super interesting and super delicious.)
And a delicious taste of the chocolate torte. It’s really the perfect pre-lunch snack.