Diving - very good diving with competent, friendly dive masters. Most of the dives are genuinely within five minutes of the dock so surface intervals are spent on dry land and not on a (potentially) pitching boat. This is a good dive outfit.
Fishing - the guides undoubtedly know the water but that's about the extent of the guiding. Some are shy and/or quiet and take a little getting used to. Bonefish can be found but are very skittish and fished hard at. Lots of permit and it would definitely be worth bringing tarpon gear in the right months - lots of them in the mangrove lanes.
Food - as good as advertised and better!
Accommodation - We stayed in one of the cabanas on the beach. Very nice, very private. A/c a bit noisy. Outdoor shower lovely.
The management team were out on their feet during our visit and talked of having not had any time off in months. This showed sometimes. They also sometimes reverted to their mother tongue in front of guests - I feel that this is inappropriate. If it weren't for this Turneffe would be a definite recommend.
- 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