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Turneffe Island Resort

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#1 of 4 hotels in Turneffe Island
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4.9
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4.9
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4.9
Value
4.6
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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.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Beach
Diving
Free airport transportation
Spa
Concierge
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Special diet menus
Poolside bar
Snorkeling
Entertainment staff
Fishing
Board games / puzzles
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Head massage
Massage
Non-smoking hotel
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Private balcony
Safe
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
3.5 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Romantic
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish

Location

Turneffe Atoll Belize
Turneffe Island Resort
Getting there
Philip S.W. Goldson Intl Airport
36.7 mi
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Dangriga Airport
25.7 mi
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Justin P wrote a review Yesterday
Aurora, Colorado4 contributions1 helpful vote
One of the best experiences I've had in a long time! Everything on the remote little resort was perfectly tailored to each individual, and the entire staff was incredible. In addition to the resort staff, the dive crew and facilities were top notch. I had the opportunity to dive with divemaster Jovan, and captain Harry. The dynamic duo was out of this world. Everything was basically concierge, but they were both so accommodating to each divers preference on gear and pre dive prep if they wished to do it their own way. As a diver working towards some professional certifications, Jovan was so accommodating to allow me to sit in while he was doing a certification for other divers to get an idea on things, as well as took the time to just chat about the process. Can't wait to go back!
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Traveled with friends
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jspark08 wrote a review Apr 15
Los Angeles, California2 contributions
I had a fantastic time with my sister at Turneffe Island Resort! We spent a week there scuba diving with Divemaster Jovan and Boat Captain Harry who took us and our scuba group to some great dive spots. They also took us out on a few additional instructional dives so that we could complete our PADI advanced open water certification. If you choose to take a diving course while at TIR, Jovan is an excellent instructor. I'm returning home a better and more confident diver. Aside from the diving, the resort is really lovely and the entire staff is wonderful. I couldn't have asked for a better vacation.
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Michael K wrote a review Apr 12
New York City, New York3 contributions
Turneffe is a hidden jewel -- I'd never heard of it so I was extremely pleasantly surprised by how great it was. It has very small capacity (55 guests) so nothing is ever booked or busy or unavailable. The service and food were terrific, and of course the diving was superb.
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Response from ALY MCGAHEY, General Manager at Turneffe Island Resort
Responded 3 days ago
Thank you so very much, B9899GHmichaelk, for the great review! We are so very happy that your enjoyed your vacation here with us, and that we exceeded your expectations. We hope to see you back again soon for some more diving! Many thanks once again from the entire TIR team
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Virginia B wrote a review Apr 8
Goose Creek2 contributions1 helpful vote
This is a wonderful place, and has the best diving available except for Cuba. Unfortunately, the rest of Belize has minimal fish left, but Turneffe atoll still has a good selection to see. The food is excellent and the staff go out of their way to make sure you have a good trip.
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Room Tip: The sun is really wicked, so be careful to cover up and bring lots of reef safe sunscreen
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Responded 3 days ago
Thank you very much, virginiagb2016, for your review! We are very pleased that you enjoyed your diving vacation here with us at TIR, and we hope to see you again soon!
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GoPlaces49585543556 wrote a review Apr 1
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We came here for a week of diving. They provide 15 dives over the course of the week and include the Blue Hole. The staff take care of all your gear in between dives and are incredibly friendly and helpful. The grounds are beautiful. The food was fantastic. Everything was homemade, fresh, and delicious.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Responded 1 week ago
Thank you very much for your kind review! We are very happy that you enjoyed diving with us here at TIR, and hope to see you again soon!
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BeckyAPS wrote a review Mar 2024
Fort Lauderdale, Florida6 contributions1 helpful vote
Wow what a gem. Morning coffee on your porch, fabulous and attentive staff, super cool doggos. We cannot wait to return for more diving and snorkeling. We snorkeled with Beans every day and I think we had more fun than the divers. We saw all the bigs and learned about them too. My son cannot wait to return this summer.
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Responded 1 week ago
Thank you so very much, BeckyAPS, for your lovely review! We are very pleased that your family enjoyed your snorkeling vacation here with us at TIR, and we hope to welcome you back soon! Kind regards from the team (and of course Lexi & Pepper!)
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Nicole K wrote a review Feb 2024
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This was fatastic. Our 13-year old daughter did her open water certification on this trip, I am a pretty novice diver, and my husband is an advanced diver. We did a week diving package and it was truly amazing. Our dive master (Marcel), captain (Brad) and the dive master that did our daughter's certification (Hilario) all were awesome and went above and beyond in their enthusiasm, patience, focus on our comfort. Truly valet diving, where they do everything for you, was so fun and relaxing. The resort is small and quiet - there is always a hammock, or swinging bed, or chair by the water available. There are no locks on the doors (there is a safe in the rooms) and it's a pretty fantastic paradise vibe. Yoga on the beach was early but worth it - so lovely and relaxing and you watch the sun come up over the water. The food is simple but good - there are usually a few choices. They were accommodating to our daughter who doesn't eat meat and avoids dairy. The villas (we were in Villa 3) are beautiful and everything is very clean. The outdoor shower really is that amazing, especially to warm up after a dive. The drawbacks are pretty limited. It's expensive, but it does feel worth it when you're there. We had the drinks package, and sometimes it's not clear if what you're ordering is in the package or not - to be fair, however, since we didn't actually drink a lot they did refund us for the few drinks that were not in the package. The drinks package is probably not worth it unless you drink a lot, and if you're diving you won't be around enough to drink a lot hah. The gym is a sad, cramped, musty place - but you can certainly do all kinds of body weight stuff outside, run along the water etc if you're so inclined. There's no entertainment in the way traditional resorts have, but for us that's a plus rather than a drawback. If you're looking for a fun beach party resort, this isn't it - I think everyone was asleep by 9:30am. But if you're looking for some great diving, relaxation and feeling taken care of, Turneffe was amazing.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Z6396AZnicolek, Thank you for your review! We are very happy that you enjoyed your diving vacation, and the dive team created some fantastic memories for you all! We do our best to create a hemmingway feel for our guests, and we are very pleased that you were able to relax with us on island time. We hope to welcome you all back soon!
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NancyNurse52 wrote a review Feb 2024
Peoria, Illinois9 contributions10 helpful votes
Just returned from vacation this week. This is our fifth time to visit this resort. The food is terrific, the staff is most accommodating. Our room was big and very clean z. Beautiful room with a view and for my husband , after scuba diving, an outdoor shower. Loved the beach , beautiful white sand.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from ALY MCGAHEY, General Manager at Turneffe Island Resort
Responded Feb 25, 2024
Dear NancyNurse 52, Thank you very much for the review! And thank you for choosing us again! Was a pleasure hosting you both, and we hope to see you next year for visit number 6! Many thanks once again on behalf of the entire TIT team.
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Jan H wrote a review Feb 2024
Wichita, Kansas27 contributions2 helpful votes
From the mahogany paneled rooms to the delicious dining and creative cocktails, Turneffe Island Resort was just fantastic! Went for the terrific diving, but also enjoyed snorkeling, kayaking, and sailing. The staff is so thoughtful and accommodating of one's every need. Definitely a place to return to!
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Room Tip: I rented ALL my SCUBA gear and it fit and functioned fine.
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Responded Feb 25, 2024
Thank you so much, JanH359, for your review! So pleased that you enjoyed your stay here with us, and we hope to see you again soon!
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JCV-Canada wrote a review Feb 2024
Gatineau, Canada27 contributions23 helpful votes
Turneffe Atol Resort - a gem in the middle of the ocean! From the start - being picked up at Belize City Marina to arriving at the Resort, You have thought of everything. Upon arrival Shawn briefed us and we headed to our assigned rooms. Shawn had his team were well versed and organized - Iris included - thank you - and we started our 4 day vacation. From the bartenders Fidel and Hendry, who made the evenings and great drinks to playing pool in the quiet moments, wow! Snorkeling with Beans, Ronnie, Smokey, and Captain J was awesome. You guys were a joy to hang with. Very knowledgeable about all the different sea life as well as the weather. Lunches prepared by the Kitchen Staff were awesome tasty especially on the last snorkel island - Half Moon Caye, Charles our waiter for the vacation was there but was not there. Super professional.... I am surprised he and the rest of the staff remembered all our names - wow! Suppers family style were a great way to meet other guests, and for friendships. That was a super great idea! The rooms were exactly as the pictures, and had everything you could think of. It was nice to stay at a Five Star Resort - so far out in the ocean, and have everything you could ever have expected. So - to all the Staff, thank you for a great stay. We did not know what to expect, but it was a no stress vacation. I know there are far to many to name, but your all in our hearts! Arrive and Guests, and leave as Friends! Many Island Friends........ John and Celine XO
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Room Tip: this is a great place to snorkel and scuba dive - very few places in the world left... Grab the...
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Responded Feb 25, 2024
Thank you so very much, JCV-Canada, for the fantastic reveiw! We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay here with us at TIR. The staff appreciates the recognition, and they will be very happy to read your review We hope to welcome you back soon!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Turneffe Island Resort
What are some of the property amenities at Turneffe Island Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Turneffe Island Resort?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Turneffe Island Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Turneffe Island Resort have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Turneffe Island Resort offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Turneffe Island Resort have airport transportation?
Yes, Turneffe Island Resort offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Turneffe Island Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Does Turneffe Island Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.