Go to this resort only if you are a scuba diver or fisherman because it is focussed on these activities and there is not much else to do.
The facilities were fabulous and very upscale. The resort is the only thing on the island and you are completely safe, dont even have to lock the door to your room. It is very remote. The beachfront cabana included a queen bed, indoor sitting area, oudoor screened porch (but there were no bugs except a few ants), bathroom with indoor and outdoor shower. All facilities were modern and the mahogany walls beautiful. You could lay on your bed and see the beach. The views and the sunsets from the island were continuously spectacular.
Your choice of hot beverage was placed outside your door at 6:30AM every morning. The food was tasty and varied, and served to you at your table. The kitchen was extremely accomodating to my partner's gluten-free diet. Tables were shared which created a nice friendly atmosphere; you shared the dive boat with the same people, as well as happy hour so it was all one fun party.
We took the advanced open water dive course with Paul, the manager. We received excellent one-on-one instruction. The reefs were pristine and deserted. The only time we saw other dive boats was at the Blue Hole and Lighthouse Reef. Diving at Turneffe was very private.
The staff was very friendly and the service was incredible.
There is a beach but it was not good for swimming. This is the only flaw in an otherwise excellent place.
- 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