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P. O. Box 142 | San Pedro Town, Ambergris Caye, Belize
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Turtleman's House
Ranked #5 of 14 Ambergris Caye B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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North Devon, UK
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97 reviews 97 reviews
23 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

It's seldom we return to a holiday dastination for a second time, but this is the exception. In fact we are hoping to return for a record third dream! Everything about Turtleman's house over the water has been said so eloquently already, so you just have to experience it for yourself. Greig is a wonderful and caring host, to the... More

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Calgary, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

My boyfriend and I spent 5 incredible nights with Greg “The Turtleman” in the hut over the water and it was an amazing once in a life time opportunity that we were fortunate enough to experience! Greg was quick to respond to my e-mail inquiry and we were able to reserve our dates before he was booked up! I definitely... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

Though we didn't stay with the Turtleman, we did a tour with him while visiting on our honeymoon and had lunch with his lovely family. Turtleman is the real deal. He knows his stuff inside and out, is a total gentleman and will show you water life that only someone as passionate, experienced and knowledgable as he is can.

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14 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

My wife and I were very fortunate to spend 3 nights with "The Turtleman" at his house over the water north on Ambergris Caye this past December. I would say the visit far exceeded our expectations! As Greg will quickly highlight with any inquiry, you need to know what you are signing up for. This place is definitely for the... More

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Bethesda, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2012 via mobile

By far the best part of my trip to Ambergris. I spent 5 days in San Pedro then 3 days at Turtleman House. Imagine a rustic cabin over the water looking out at the second largest barrier reef in the world. You will feel like you are one with nature. Greg is a great host. He spears dinner every night... More

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Clear Lake, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2012

Talk about getting back to the basics of life! This trip was unbelieveable. Greg was a great host and wonderful cook. If you like camping, you'll love this place. It was so relaxing to sit out under the stars and listen to the waves on the reef. Enjoyed snorkeling every day right out our back door! We also fished with... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2012

If you are looking for a genuine tropical vacation off the beaten track, you will not be disappointed by Turtleman's "house over the water". Our family of 5 (with kids 15, 13, 11) stayed in this rustic house very comfortably and were able to completely "get away". It was a very memorable vacation week. The Smith family's hospitality was delightful.... More

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Breda, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2012

What an experience! We stayed her for 4 nights in December 2011, it was amazing. The turtleman's house is rustic and basic,the house is a homemade 'cabana' with a solarshower system and a seeweed-toilet. you must notice this before you go. For us was this a special stay. We stayed here for 4 nights in our backpacktrip of 3 months... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2011

Greg and Rosemary are excellent hosts; as mentioned by many, she is a great cook - we ate far better (and cheaper) here than at the resot - and Greg is knowledgeable and can make it fun if there is something in particular you want to do. If not, you are left to do absolutely nothing if you want! Their... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2011

The Turtleman's House was the perfect vacation spot for my wife and I and our 14-year old son. I don't think there's any better view from a room in all of Belize. The Turtleman and his family made us feel welcome and we hated to leave after 4 nights of blissful time on the beach. Rosemary is a great cook... More

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Address: P. O. Box 142 | San Pedro Town, Ambergris Caye, Belize
Location: Belize > Belize Cayes > Ambergris Caye
Also Known As:
Turtleman`s House Hotel Ambergris Caye
Turtleman's House Belize/Ambergris Caye

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