We had our wedding ceremony and honeymoon planned at Turtle Inn. The communication between us and Terry Anne from Turtle Inn with regards to the wedding prior to our arrival was great. We wanted a low-key ceremony, with just the two of us and the Turtle Inn staff (Martin, Terry Anne, Jason) made sure it was absolutely amazing. We stayed for 5 nights total, two in the Cabana 17 by the Gaugin Grill and three in the honeymoon cottage 10 on the water. We had our food taken care of and each meal was absolutely amazing - from the breakfast burritos, to fish burgers at lunch to the amazing lobster at dinner. The staff (Gilbert, Mike, Edwin) took great care of us each day in the various restaurants/bars and Jason the concierge made sure we were well taken care of with regards to everything from our wedding to our planned trips.
We did a snorkeling trip and the monkey river tour, both of which are a must. The property provided bikes which you can ride into town (5 min). Placencia is super safe and there are also bars/restaurants there that are reasonably priced and fun.
Most of the people at Turtle Inn during our stay were couples and the atmosphere was very mellow and relaxing, which was exactly what we were looking for. Beware the sand fleas which can be a real pain - I got zero bites, my wife's arms were covered. Be sure you apply bug spray (available for free by Turtle Inn as well as sun block) if you are prone to getting bit.
Even though the rooms have screened windows, they are quite private due to how they are spaced. The property is quiet and clean (even the sea-grass on the beach is swept each day!!) There are kayaks available for you, and floating docks with towels which are nice to chill out on.
This property, people, accomodations truly exceeded all of our expectations. We are already looking forward to our next trip to Turtle Inn (our friend that has suggested the property to us has been back twice as well).
Thanks to all of the staff and Martin the GM.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Luxury and unspoiled beauty on a pristine white-sand beach.Turtle Inn is a true labor of love. Less than a year after Francis and Eleanor Coppola acquired this beachside refuge in 2001, it was swept out to sea by the forces of Hurricane Iris. Turning disaster into triumph, the Coppolas led a two-year reclamation project, creating a magnificent resort that is consistently ranked among the best in Central and South America.This 25-room seafront hideaway combines natural wonders with luxury style. Accommodations are in individual thatched cottages, decorated with handcrafted Balinese furnishings and naturally cooled by the ever-present sea breezes. Just steps beyond your private deck, the white-sand beach dissolves into the clear Caribbean ocean. In addition, the resort has two infinity swimming pools for enjoying the day. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Turtle Hotel Placencia
- Turtle Inn Belize/Placencia
- Belize Turtle Inn