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Turtle Inn

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Placencia Village, Placencia, Belize
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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127 reviews 127 reviews
19 hotel reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were a 5 minute walk to the Turtle Inn in Placencia! What a great little place! The Laughing Fish Bar which was beachfront was awesome - great food and wonderful drinks. Edwin is a wonderful bartender, server and person! Instead of pretzels and peanuts, in the afternoons, there would be strips of roasted raw coconut served with honey on... More

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London, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Have just returned from a fantastic trip to this hotel. Amazing!!!! This property is set on a white sandy beach and surpassed our expectations. As soon as the wheels of our small plane touched down on the runway of Placencia Airport I knew we were going to experience something special. We were met by wonderful staff who furnished us with... More

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Toronto, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While we liked our beach front villa, my husband and I were expecting a lot more given what we paid to stay here. The beach was a let down - tons of sea grass, and very small. The food was extremely overpriced and mediocre - so many more interesting and affordable options in the village of Placencia (Rumfish, Secret Garden).... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Turtle Inn was a great choice. It absolutely is a piece of Paradise. Our bungalow was right at the beach. Spacious, wonderful layout, and an amazing view right out onto the water. It offered all the conveniences one could hope for. There are various restaurants within the resort, each of them offers a different cuisine. My favourite was Auntie Luba's... More

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Palm Beach, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were very excited to venture to Plancencia Belize in the last week of July 2014. Knowing that we were headed down in the middle of the rainy season, we were very surprised when the timing proved to be no problem. Our hosts at Francis Coppala's luxury resort were outstanding from the moment we were met with cold, deeply scented,... More

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Miami Beach, Florida
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Two bedroom villa on the sea was lovely. We chartered a plane in and out which was very easy and quick. The staff is lovely and will bring chairs in front of your villa if you choose to enjoy it all steps from your villa. The pool is adequate with a separate adult pool. Fun little beach bar that had... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Coppola knows his way around luxury and peaceful relaxation combined. This all villas property was the best treasure I saw, which begets your romance, family or individual traveler lifestyle. Nestled right along the pristine Caribbean sandy beach, and situated close to the town's center, this gorgeous property seems to have it all. The staff are impeccable, the cuisines & drinks... More

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London
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51 hotel reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For my three-week stay in Placencia, based on reviews and local / expat reports, the best dining experience came down to choice between three candidates : Rumfish, Turtle Inn, Secret Garden. Turtle Inn did let down its own ambitions with pizzas that were heavy on dough and cheese, fish that was not exciting, yet with great vegetables. If you live... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

everything about this resort was incredible. the setting is gorgeous, the staff is over-the-top helpful, the resort and its amenities are incredible, the rooms are great, it is very easy to get to with a direct flight to Belize city and then an in-country hop, and the price for the rooms was a bargain. really this trip, which was our... More

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Westport, Connecticut
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Turtle Inn is a lovely, relaxing place to stay. The grounds are beautiful and well maintained. There are two pools, which are small but nice, a beachfront bar, and three restaurants with very good food. Our room was very large and and filled with beautiful Indonesian furniture and wood carvings. Even the bathroom was large and well-appointed, and we had... More

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Address: Placencia Village, Placencia, Belize
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Location: Belize > Stann Creek > Placencia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Turtle Inn 4*
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Turtle Hotel Placencia
Turtle Inn Belize/Placencia
Belize Turtle Inn

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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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