My wife and I selected the Turtle Inn because of the great reviews on many travel sites, and because it appeared to us that the village of Placencia would offer opportunities to have a local experience when we wanted to venture out of the resort. We were not disappointed! This resort is absolutely one of the best we have ever visited. The seaside villa was extraordinary, with a screened front porch facing the ocean, a spacious and beautiful bedroom, indoor and outdoor showers, and every amenity one looks for in a luxury resort. The service was likewise extraordinary. EVERY detail was attended to, from check-in to housekeeping, to the food and beverage service, to the concierge and all of the on-site and off-site activities. It was made clear to us upon arrival that the staff was there to make it happen - whatever we wanted was possible. And the dive shop and dive boat are fantastic! I am a SCUBA instructor and I have never dived with a more professional crew. They - like the rest of the resort staff - were friendly, very knowledgeable, and willing to go the extra mile to ensure that we had a great experience. The dive boat is great; large enough (47 feet, I believe) for moderate seas and very well laid out for diving. My wife and I were the only divers on one trip, and 2 of 3 divers on another trip, and the crew had a perfect plan, dropping off the snorkelers at an amazing island and proceeding to great dive spots on the outer reef. Great dives; diverse coral and reef fish, lots of eels and turtles, etc. I should also mention that the village of Placencia is absolutely charming, as are its residents; some cool restaurants and seaside bars. Bottom line: if you love first-class service in a beautiful setting, with access to world class watersports, go!
- 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