One of my favorite parts of a holiday is the food. I don't trust people who don't plan their vacations around eating!
The Sands Resort and Spa offered amazing dinners and admittedly, they made it very easy for us to never venture outside of their property. This was especially true when the kids went to their evening club and we had a few hours to have a leisurely, adult-only dinner.
Despite trying to keep us at The Sands, we did break free to have a few meals in the nearby town. One of our big finds of the trip was the Maharajah Indian Restaurant. It doesn't look like much from the outside, there was even a decaying seagull on the sidewalk in front of the entrance, but the back of the dining room is filled with floor to ceiling windows that allow a panoramic view of the ocean. It's stunning, especially at sunset.
The dining room is decked out in purple and covered with signs giving little sarcastic nuggets of wisdom. The food was great. This is where Felix learned that he liked curry and he made his "Indian Burritos" by taking naan and filling it with rice and covering it in tikka sauce. The kid loved them, gobbling up several.
If Maharajah was a find, then Kimz was a huge miss.
My aversion to cutesy spellings should have warned me away from Kimz. I also should have be wary of this 50's style "American Diner." Unfortunately, we didn't just have one meal here, we came back for seconds.
Truthfully, the breakfast was okay. A little pricy for us considering the exchange rate, but the food quality was good. We kept it simple with eggs and toast, hard to mess that up. Here is a look at the breakfast menu.
We ended up back at Kimz a few nights later, because the Maharajah was not open for dinner yet and we were too hungry to wait. This is when I got the bright idea that Kimz just might make decent chicken fajitas. I think I was feeling homesick and missing good Mexican food. They were like no fajitas that I'd ever eaten before...they looked like fajitas, but they were slathered in a tangy BBQ sauce that made them sickening to eat. We also tried the milkshakes, which were heavily advertised all around the restaurant. They were milkshakes with the consistency of milk, just like drinking chocolate milk. Such a let down.
Looking at the picture of the plate with the fries...I have no idea what it was Dan ordered, but it doesn't look too appetizing!
A treasure that we found on the beach, was a little ice cream stand called Roo's Beach. The ice cream was yummy and given in giant scoops that were served in freshly made waffle cones. However, it wasn't the ice cream that I loved so much about Roo's Beach, it was the mercow-moomaid drawings! There is a general mermaid theme going on in that area of the beach and the ice cream stand is located directly across from The Mermaid Pub. It's a good tie-in.
I'll end with a few pretty pictures of the beach. They have nothing to do with eating, but who doesn't like the beach?