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Turneffe Flats
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Turneffe Island
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Boston
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Just Perfect!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2012

Fist let me qualify my statements by saying that we are scuba divers, nature lovers, beauty hunters and look for all of that in a restful and tasteful (food included) environment. Just not one thing that was not perfect here. From the meeting at the airport, the high quality boat taking you to Turneffe, to the amazingly knowledgable captain and crew, to the amazing view approaching the resort.... If you are looking for an immaculately maintained, caring staff, on site and involved owners, and an eclectic mix of fisherman, nature explorers and yes divers like us.... look no further. In a short time we fell that we met many new and interesting friends. The food was always totally interesting and delicious. The dive staff, in our case Alex and Jose were so knowledgeable about their country and its people that dive trips and surface intervals were fascinating and they had us either laughing or smiling. Underwater we could not have asked for more and we can be very picky about who we dive with. Funny, so many people we met had been to Turneffe Flats for 6 or 7 or 8 times before. Now we know why. By the way, the pictures they have on their web site do not do it justice and when I told one of the owners she said "we are always happy that we have exceeded your expectations" That statement just about sums it up. Thank you to all the Turneffe Flats staff!

Room Tip: Any questions just ask Danielle -- she is really on top of customer communications and needs.
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Missoula, Montana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2012

I am typically reticent to participate in reviews as I know that I can be difficult to please. That said, I have nothing negative to say about this place other than I wish that they had refrigerators in the rooms.
This is an amazing place that from the "top down" is about incredible people.The owners are utterly delightful and, they accept nothing else from those they choose to support them. I have never felt more comfortable and, cared for in any prior vacation. The accommodations, food, fishing, and diving were exceptional. I would be remiss if, I didn't point out the heroic efforts of the dive master Alex. He succeeded in making the life long goal of PADI certification for my companion possible when, I didn't think it was possible. If Alex can't teach you to dive, NO ONE CAN! And to Dubs, who else could lead a neophyte to catching a permit on his first cast?
You will feel like family here, GO!!!

Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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San Antonio, Texas
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2012

Our group included adults and children (ages 10-16) from several families. Some were fishermen, some were divers, others wanted to snorkel and explore. The team at Turneffe Flats went out of their way to ensure that everyone was happy. Fishing guides were excellent and accommodated a range of skill levels (they typically cater to advanced fly fishermen). Diving staff was very knowledgeable, safe and fun to be with. Atoll Adventure nature/snorkeling tours were very popular. The setting of the lodge is beautiful and the natural resources of the Atoll are vast and diverse. Our accommodations in a waterfront cabin were very comfortable: clean room, comfortable beds, updated bathroom. Food was also great, from the lodge meals to the boxed lunches. This sort of performance is always more impressive in a remote setting such as Turneffe Atoll. We will be back!

Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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Danville, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2012

Spent a week at Turneff, was battered by one storm after another, high winds, rain and clouds. Despite these obstacles I caught many bonefish and hooked 4 permit landing 2. My guide Dion was unbelievable at seeing fish under these conditions and deserves all the credit. The staff at Turneff did a great job of making everything work out. The rooms were clean and fresh every day. My non-angling spouse had a good time viewing the different attractions especially the visit to the Blue Hole. Food was good. We all enjoyed mingling with the other guests each evening.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Littleton, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2012

I recently had a chance to visit Turneffe Flats on the Turneffe Atoll in Belize for a week of fishing for bonefish and permit. Not only did the fishing exceed my expectations (it was absolutely incredible), but so did the staff, lodging and meals. After touchdown in Belize City, the transfer to the marina where you meet the boat to Turneffe, the transitions were seamless. The staff was incredibly friendly, and extremely knowledgeable. Everyone was made to feel right at home and it was more like sharing laughs with family than just visiting for vacation. The rooms were very nice, with large comfortable beds in each room, and wonderful cold air conditioning, which I really didn't think existed in Belize before now. Breakfasts, lunch, and dinner were all well prepared and delightful. Can't wait to return!

Room Tip: Beach side is fabulous!
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2012

Great fishing in a beautiful setting! The fly fishing for bonefish and permit is the best I have experienced. The atoll is beautiful and the flats unsurpassed. The accomodations are comfortable and clean-there is nothing better than sitting on your porch literally feet from the ocean listening to the waves break over the reef and seeing tailing bonefish and permit. Food and ambience are great, the staff wonderful and friendly,and the service awesome. The guides are great, knowledgeable and work hard to get you to the fish. Hard to pick what I like best. The owners have done a great job creating a destination that you will want to visit again.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Laurel, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2012

If you enjoy fishing for bonefish, permit, tarpon, and if you love breathtaking beauty, great food, and wonderful people, this is a place worth visiting. The fishing is some of the best in the world and the guides are outstanding. Divers also love this place. What is remarkable to us, though, is that the service, food, and people who run the place are all absolutely top notch. Craig and Karen, who run the operation, are the perfect hosts. The rooms are usually small cottages. They've been recently remodeled and are spacious, attractive, and well kept up. There is a small, lovely pool for those who want to stay cool and enjoy the view of the flats, which are just steps away. The food is Belizean or American and always delicious. A highlight is dinner at the main lodge each night, where visitors sit together and socialize, beginning with appetizers (among the best we have ever had). Whether or not you are a hard-core angler (we are), you just cannot be disappointed. We have fished in many places in the world, and Turneffe Flats ranks right at the top!
Charlie and Donna

Room Tip: All rooms are fine!
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Charles G
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Property: Turneffe Flats
Address: Turneffe Atoll, Turneffe Island, Belize
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Region: Belize > Belize Cayes > Turneffe Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Turneffe Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Be Pampered in Paradise! Turneffe Flats has long been recognized as one of Belize's premier saltwater fly fishing, SCUBA diving and marine eco-tourism destinations. Located on the incredibly beautiful Turneffe Atoll, we specialize in superior service for a limited number of guests. Awaken in your air-conditioned beachfront cabana to a tropical Caribbean seascape, expansive bonefish flats, and surf breaking over the reef. We are ideally located to enjoy Turneffe's 250 square miles of world-class fishing flats, coral reefs and rich marine life. At Turneffe Flats we offer guests unparalleled guiding and service, along with the freedom to fish and dive the entire Turneffe Atoll at the best sites. Additionally, our unique Atoll Adventure program is a fantastic option for families and couples. This renowned program offers daily guided snorkeling, wildlife sightseeing, and eco-tours that are both fun and educational for everyone! ... more   less 
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