Lebanese dish: I love mouloukhiyeh, especially in the winter when its not often available on menus! On occasion, you can find it at some restaurants as a plat du jour option or you can head to Manhattan restaurant in Broummana, where its served every Sunday lunchtime.
Restaurant: Al Hindi at the Warwick Palm Beach Hotel. The restaurant serves great Indian food and is always busy. It’s cozy, with wooden floors and oriental rugs and amazing service.
Bar: Happy hour at Dany’s in Badaro. They do a very good gin and tonic, which is not too strong like other bars.
Activity: Scuba diving at Dive The Med in Batroun. There are some really interesting ship and submarine wrecks to explore.
Hidden gem: The Hotel Palmyra in Baalbeck. It’s the Middle East’s oldest hotel and feels like a haunted house. Charles de Gaulle lived at the hotel during his time in Lebanon and Agatha Christie also stayed back in the day.
Tip: Come in the summer for great nightlife, friendly and attractive people, cool beach clubs, amazing food and local wine. The country also boasts the most beautiful mountains and not-to-be-missed Roman ruins.