My son and I spent a week here on a diving package, and we both agree it was the best vacation of our lives. If you are looking for a diving package and a quiet, relaxing place to enjoy it, this is your place!
Normally, I am not known as someone who gushes about anything, but I will make an exception for this place and its staff.
Our divemaster, Marcelle, and our boat captain, Brad, were extraordinarily helpful to us; which, to us novice divers, was especially important. Marcelle stuck close on all dives and kept an eye on us and helped us feel comfortable, even as we went deep into The Blue Hole (great experience)! They made diving easy and fun!
Jason and Karen, the husband/wife general management team, were down to earth and always accessible. Everyone on the island was pleasant and smiling.
The lodging is decorated in kind of, well, "lodge-style," so it wasn't what you would call posh. But don't take that as a negative, it really was a nice spacious room and had all the amenities you could ask for, including an outside shower (don't worry...it's got privacy screening...and there is an inside shower too) and a screened porch.
Our room was clean, and everything worked well, including the A/C. And, best of all, the beach, with water lapping gently at the edge, was only 25 steps (Yes, I counted) from our front door. It was really an idyllic setting.
Meals were served "family style," and were delicious. A good variety was offered, and seconds were always available. Everything from chicken to snapper to lobster to tacos made their way in front of me, and I loved it!
The island only accomodates about 40-45 people, and there were fewer than 30 of us there that week. It's a shame, because 15+ people missed a great opportunity.
I would go again in a heartbeat; and, indeed, hope I can arrange another trip there someday.
Thanks, everyone at Turneffe, you did a great job!
- 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