Friends Foto’s – Great Meal in a Tropical Location

We love to share our travel pictures with you and love to see yours too, so we thought we’d test out a new feature to showcase some of your favorite photos each week! This week we asked for you to submit shots that would fit the theme “Great Meal in a Tropical Location” and you sent in some great ones. Check out the ones we chose to showcase this week.


Tita Tulum on Tulum Beach by Lynn Mohamad

photo: Lynn Mohamad

Chips and Guacamole at Tita Tulum on Tulum Beach.

Why was it so special? Fresh guacamole with an ice cold Corona where the jungle meets the sea on one of the Caribbean’s most beautiful beaches. It doesn’t get much better than that!



CoCo Bistro in Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands by Melinda Allen

photo: Melinda Allen

Here’s a photo from our dinner at Coco Bistro Restaurant in Provo, Turks & Caicos.  It was THE BEST MEAL we have EVER tasted!  On the left – Pan Seared Fresh Salmon with Smashed Buttered Red Skin Potatoes, Crisp Shallots, Sautéed Spinach and a Lemon & Caper Beurre Noisette with Tomato Confit. On the right – Free Range Grain-Fed Chicken with Grilled Tiger Shrimps with West Indian Coconut Curry, Crispy Poppadum, Jasmine Rice and a Spicy Banana Chutney.

Why it was so special :  The atmosphere/ambiance was so beautiful, with all the white linen tables under the canopy of palm trees.  As soon as you enter, you feel like you’re going to get something special!  The waiters & staff were friendly and the owner walks around to ask how you’re doing… very personable!  The meals were fantastic, so exotic & delicious, with the most fresh & organic ingredients.  We loved it so much, we went back the next night and had the same 2 dishes again!  The BEST DINNER EVER!!



Taino Beach Resort, Grand Bahama by Tod Olczak

photo: Tod Olczak

Meal:  Fried Grouper
Location: Taino Beach Resort, Grand Bahama

Why so special:  Fried grouper, in and of itself, isn’t something overly special but eating a plate of it, overlooking the beach, surrounded by family, is.  This was the last day of our family vacation and the simplicity of this meal, coupled with an ice cold Kalik, made it a great tropical meal!



Alexandra Resort, Providenciales, Turks & Caicos by Valerie Faber

photo: Valerie Faber

Coconut Shrimp
French Fries
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Mango Reef – Alexandra Resort – Providenciales, Turks & Caicos

Succulent shrimp flavors enhanced with 3 dipping sauces and French fries always taste better in the islands!  Amazing views of the sea while soaking in the sunshine!

Audrey-and-Drew Douglas

Lee’s Roadside Grill & Deep Sea Fishing by Audrey and Drew Douglas

photo: Audrey and Drew Douglas

Lee’s Roadside Grill and Deep Sea Fishing in St. Maarten
We went deep sea fishing on our honeymoon and caught an Ahi Tuna. When we got back, Lee’s prepared it and it was delicious!
Why it was special: We caught it :-)

Thank you for all your submissions! Watch for a new Friend “Foto” theme later this week.

Pamela and John
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