Living the Dream in one of the friendliest places on the planet,

Ambergris Caye, Belize

Dear Dreamers,

Welcome to the Palapa Bar & Grill on Ambergris Caye here in Belize, one of the friendliest nations on this planet, and one of the most unique combinations of people, geography, diving, sport fishing and fun in the Caribbean.


The Palapa Bar & Grill’s location brings the cool Caribbean breeze with a view not found elsewhere – Over the top location, food, drinks, and service – a “must experience” while in Belize!


We would love to have you visit our “little piece of paradise.”  People always ask what brought us here, and one step out on to the Palapa, you will know why!!

We look forward to meeting you along with our dog Sunny, the only dog on the Island that can ask for her own rum!!

Island Regards,

Scott, Jodie, and Sunny Harnish

Palapa Staff

We love our customers. And it shows with our staff. Palapa Bar and Grill is known for always giving that extra “Island touch” with our friendly service. When you’re here, just ask us whatever you want, and we’ll do our best to accommodate you, whether you want us to grill up that fish you just reeled in or mix that special cocktail to make you smile.

Just ask us by name!

Scott, Jodie, & Sunny Harnish, Owners

Scott is a retired Firefighter and Jodie is an Emergency Trauma Nurse. Knowing all too well that life can be short, Scott and Jodie wanted to experience a Dream like no other.


After first visiting Ambergris Caye over a decade ago on their honeymoon for a week of diving, Scott and Jodie were able to experience and dive the Blue Hole, along with other beautiful Cayes and Atolls.  The water and reefs were over the top beautiful, and the couple instantly fell in love with the Island and its people. Taking “the plunge” in May of 2007 Scott, Jodie and Sunny, the Palapa Poodle, relocated to the island to give Island locals and visitors the best bar and grill in the Caribbean.

My Beautiful Belize

Spending Some Time at Palapa Bar

Talk about changes – if only the Palapa Bar could tell you some stories… 

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