Belize Private Island Restaurant
Welcome to Chief’s Place
Nothing goes better with a delicious meal than a refreshing drink. Chief’s Place is fully stocked with local beers (including stouts, lagers, and ales) as well as a selection of Belizean rum, including One Barrel Rum, the essential ingredient for a delicious Caribbean cocktail. Chief’s Place also serves up non-alcoholic drinks, including fresh-squeezed orange juice, watermelon juice, lime juice, and a medley of fruit punches and smoothies.
And there’s no better place to enjoy all the good food and drinks served up by Chief’s Place than right on the beach, admiring the panoramic views of the surrounding Caribbean. Chief’s Place is built on a wooden deck that sits over the water, allowing diners to enjoy an unobstructed view of the Caribbean Sea and nearby surrounding islands, or Cayes as they are also known.
Edgar Lincoln Pascascio was born in Dangriga on July 23rd, 1923. He acquired the name Chief for his well-recognized profession as Chief Mechanic. The Chief was most known for his quiet disposition, which often yielded so much truth and wisdom in just a few spoken words.
One of the Chief’s passions was marine life – fishing and being on the water. It was apparent that his dream had always been to be surrounded by water to fish as much as he wanted to. His son, Wilfred, along with the rest of the family, carries through that same passion for the Sea.
Wilfred certainly holds the values his father taught – self-discipline and purpose – and has embodied these through the growth of Yok Ha Island Resort. “Chief’s Place” is a symbol of the Chief’s vision for the Pascascio family.
Edgar “Chief” Pascacio departed this life on November 16th, 2011 as a man who thoroughly enjoyed his life with his wife, children, grandchildren, and friends.
Today, the “Chief’s” memory and spirit lives through all of us, family and friends, who are drawn to Yok Ha Island on Waterfoot Caye; this is where he would have wanted to be as he continued through life’s journey.
Yok Ha Sample Menu
Breakfast – Served from 7:30 – 9:30 AM: Includes self-serve coffee (available from 6:30 AM), tea, fresh juice, fresh tropical fruits and your choice of eggs with sides of bacon, sausage, ham, pancakes, fried jacks (a dough fried Belizean treat) and flour tortillas.
Lunch – Served from 12:30 PM: Includes local delights from our well-known rice & beans, hudut, escabeche, pasta, hot plate nachos, and quesadillas
Dinner – Served from 6:30 PM: A three-course meal including a variety of salads, soups, potato, rice and pasta dishes with chicken, fresh seafood, steak, pork chops and of course, delectable dessert to end a beautiful night.
Daily snacks can be savory or sweet
“The food is exquisite; fresh from the reef or boated in from Dangriga. The chefs on site could hold down a 4 star restaurant easily – every meal felt special. Every meal was beautifully presented. Every meal was scrumptious. We ate fresh fruits, fresh fish and shellfish. We tried local dishes. Kudos to the chefs!”