It takes about 1 1/2 hours to get to the resort from the Princess Marina in Belize City. Turneffe Island provides the boat shuttle (and rum punch) to the island. Upon arrival we were greeted by the staff at the dock and shown to our cabanna. The rooms are all tastefully furnished. The beds very comfortable with crisp white sheets. I loved the outdoor showers after a long day of snorkling. Turneffe Island does not have sandy beaches because it is a coral island. The resort has plenty of longe chairs and hammocks for relaxing.
I loved the coffee/tea service delivered to the cabanna every morning. Nothing like waking up and having your coffee on the porch over looking the Caribbean at sunrise. All of the meals were delicious and filling (served family style). We enjoyed the cocktail hour with appetizers at the pool bar. George can sure makea great pina colada!
Our guide while snorkling was Carlos. However, Carlos is also a scuba diver. He wouldn't think twice about diving down 20 feet to take a picture with my camera!!! I must say I have some great under water pictures thanks to him. He also is very conscious that everyone is safe while in the water. Carlos is a gem of a guide and the resort is lucky to have him. Don't miss out on visiting the Blue Hole and snorkling with sharks.
The reosrt also has three resident dogs...Cashew, Gator, and Ginger. All of them friendly and ready for a belly rub anytime.
We had a wonderful stay and wouldn't hesitate to come back!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Turneffe Island Resort is a secluded 14-acre private island located 35 miles off the coast of Belize. We offer 7 night, 4-night, and 3-night Diving, Fishing and Resort packages. Packages include airport transfers, deluxe lodge accommodations, scheduled activities, all meals and hors d’oeuvres served throughout the day. All accommodations are located on white sandy beaches. All rooms include indoor and outdoor showers and spectacular ocean views. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Turneffe Island Hotel Turneffe Islands
- Turneffe Island Lodge