A week at Turneff Flats is good for the soul. Between the warm and welcoming owners, Craig and Karen, who make you feel like your are their personal guests, the friendly and efficient staff and a cabin on the beach with a perfect view of the sunrise, I felt relaxed after one day. (It usually takes several days to “de-stress.”)
The most jarring part of the day is the boat ride to some of the dive sites. Since my husband and I are both scuba instructors, we chose the Dive Package and spent many happy hours underwater. The dive staff was professional and, with only four divers on the boat most of the time, we were close to spoiled. We spent time in the evenings sharing the day’s adventures with other guests. Whether people were there for the bonefishing, the diving or the ecco tours, everyone was having a great time.
When time and money allow, I’d love to return.
By the way: We ended up at Turneff Flats quite by accident. We had originally reserved a week at Turneff Lodge to celebrate our anniversary. Several weeks later, after giving them our deposit and our plane tickets were purchased, we were inforned that they would be CLOSED that week and that we would need to reschedule. We explained that we already had our plane tickets and that another week would not be our anniversary. We were offered an upgrade to a better room; we said again that we had chosen the week specifically because it was our anniversary. We asked them to help us find another place for the week we wanted. We were initially informed that they were “not a travel agency.” When they finally agreed to at least send a list of possible places, they were all on the mainland and clearly not what we asked for. So after an internet search, we found Turneff Flats by ourselves.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Turneffe Flats Hotel Turneffe Islands
- Turneffe Flats Islands
- Turneffe Flats Hotel Islands