The Story of
Parrot Cove Lodge
About Parrot Cove Lodge
Chef Rob’s life journey is a testament to his passion and dedication to the culinary arts.
Parrot Cove Lodge has a fascinating history that dates back to its origins as "Pleasure Cove Lodge" in the mid-eighties. Back then, it had a different vibe and concept, offering a unique experience for couples and friends. Over the years, ownership changed hands, leading to a transformation into what is now known as "Parrot Cove Lodge," with a new vision and focus.
Chef Rob's culinary journey is equally captivating. He started as a humble pot washer in the Netherlands and climbed the ranks, gaining valuable experience across Europe. His adventurous spirit led him to explore various countries, including Switzerland, Austria, Germany, and the UK. The Caribbean beckoned next, where he spent more than a decade in Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacao, embracing the flavors and cultures of the region.
In 1999, Chef Rob arrived in Belize, adding another chapter to his culinary adventure. He took on respected roles as an Executive Chef and Director of Food and Beverage, showcasing his culinary talent. Despite skepticism, in 2008, he and his wife embarked on a new journey by opening a restaurant in Hopkins Village, a venture that proved to be a success.
The story took another turn when they relocated their restaurant to Parrot Cove Beach, eventually taking over the lodge as well. This expansion allowed them to offer not only enjoyable cuisine but also a unique beachside experience for their guests. Chef Rob's dedication to his craft, combined with his Corrie’s commitment to providing exceptional hospitality, has shaped Parrot Cove Lodge into a haven for both food enthusiasts and travelers seeking memorable experiences.
Rob and Corrie's vision to craft a destination they themselves would love to vacation at has been instrumental in shaping Parrot Cove Lodge into a true sanctuary for not only those passionate about fine dining but also for travelers seeking unforgettable and immersive experiences. This personal touch has infused the lodge with a unique atmosphere that resonates with guests, making their stay and dining moments truly special.
from our guests...
"If you’re looking for an affordable, pristine, family-ran place to stay in Hopkins, I highly suggest Parrot Cove. From the moment we arrived, the entire staff was there to help in any which way. I’ve stayed at various hotels all over Belize and have never met such genuine staff. Couldn’t recommend this place any more!"