When we first stepped upon the island from the boat, we knew we had arrived in paradise: white sand beaches, turquoise water, hammocks swaying in the breeze. Everything was perfect. Our private cabana looked out upon the ocean . . . apart from the comfortable hammock, it had a screened in porch, was cool, large and and well-appointed, and had an amazing outdoor shower.
The lodge where we took our meals was impeccable as was the swimming pool and diving and fishing facilities.
The food was amazing! Who would think that a carribbean resort would serve such delicious meals . . . three a day, plus hors d'oeuvres and cookies between dives! Don't plan on losing weight! Everything was handmade, from the breads to the pastries. Not to mention coffee service in the morning! If we sound food infatuated, well . . .
Our dive master was fantastic. He was an underwater sleuth and really helped us both with our skills (buoancy and breathing). The coral life was amazing . . . amoungst the many fish we also saw rays, dolphins, turtles, sharks . . . Our boat captain was so helpful as well. They took such good care of us!
We also heard from guests on the island that the fishing guides were outstanding . . . they fished on the flats for permit, tarpin and bonefish . . . They also do deep-sea fishing.
All the staff was incredible. The managers were friendly, hospitable and a lot of fun. The ladies who cooked (and did the housekeeping) were always smiling as were the other members of the staff. We really did not want to leave!
If you are a diver or fisherperson, this is the place to stay in Belize! We've never written a review before, but this amazing spot prompted us to write this one . . . we hope you enjoy your trip as much as we did.
- 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