Hello friends and happy Feel Good Friday!
Today I am going to show you just a few of the foods and drinks that we consumed while in the Dominican Republic. I must admit that I was a bit disappointed to find out that that spicy foods were not standard fare…who knew? The next time I’m going to have to do a “Patti Labelle” and bring my own little bottle of hot sauce!
Breakfast with Passion Fruit, tart and Mimosa
Despite not having any spicy foods, we did learn that chicken, rice, beans and salad were diet staples so we ate a lot of that as well as plenty of fresh fruits and according to hubby the sweetest Pineapple juice on earth.
Although I didn’t drink any of the Pineapple juice, I did indulge in plenty of other beverages including Coco Locos, Sex on the Beach, Presidente beer, Sangria, Mimosas, and Bloody Mary’s…notice a trend here?
While there we decided to purchase a unit in the Lifestyles Holidays Vacation Resorts so all of our dinners were then upgraded from the standard restaurants to those which were a bit more extravagant including at the Gourmet, Jazz, Trapiche and The Blue Lagoon.
BTW, talk to me if you want to spend a week or more in the DR, you can rent from us, starting at $199.00 per week plus travel and meal plan.
These two styles of Lamb Chops were the best that I had ever eaten and the Mexican chicken wings were normally sized and seasoned to perfection. We also ate a variety of seafood which included Rock Lobster however, I like Maine Lobster much better.
Most of these restaurants required men to wear trousers and since hubby and Tayair had only brought shorts, during our Tuesday tour with a driver we shopped to purchase a few pairs.
We also hit up one of the local eateries for lunch and their food was reasonably priced, served family style for 4 only cost us $15.00 and the food was awesome!
Travel Tip: when staying at a resort, try to leave and eat where the locals do as you will get a better taste of the culture.
We also ate sugar cane which was pulled directly from the side of the road which was an experience that I wanted my men to have.
To say that we ate and drank more than our share during our time at the Lifestyles Holidays Vacation Resorts would be an understatement!
Throughout the resort there were always snacks available at each of the 7 beaches and pool areas as well as plenty of bars for liquid refreshments, both alcoholic and non.
As a matter of fact at Lifestyles Holidays Vacation Resort in Puerto Plata, there are over 11 restaurants and 12 bars which are all part of the all inclusive meal plan!
Next week I will give you an overview of the property as well as video coverage so you can see for yourself just how beautiful this resort is.
When vacationing, I try to watch my caloric intake and thankfully only gained 3 lbs during this trip.
Do you watch your weight and exercise when vacationing or do you subscribe to the YOLO philosophy (you only live once)?