Just back from my 5th trip to the resort and every trip is as enjoyable and fun as the 1st was. The island is gorgeous, the staff warm and friendly, the accomodations spacious, beautiful and comfortable, the food is excellent and the diving fantastic! It is small and intimate, 40 guests max and no TV, radio, telephones, cars to distract you. You are truely off-the-grid, which I find unique and welcome.The family style dining encourages lots of interaction between and among the guests which just adds to the rich experience. It is true what they say...Arrive as strangers, leave as friends. You are catered to as a guest, yet feel like family. Alain and Maya are great hosts and manage the island well taking exceptional care of the guests. Daniel and John, as dive master and boat captain, take excellent care of the divers keeping them safe and taking them to the best spots each day. The valet style diving with quickly spoil you and the sites are only 10 minutes from the island allowing for surface intervals back on shore giving you a potty break and the opportunity for sampling the days fresh cookies delivered to the dive shop. Your gear is kept clean, safe and ready on the boat for each and every one of the 15 dives. Both Daniel and John have worked together as a team for years and it shows! I always request to dive on their boat...not to take anything away from Brad and Marcel, who are also excellent at their jobs. Both Sheryl and George behind the bar keep you happy and hydrated with delicious cocktails, as well as the many games and tricks George will entertain you with. The ladies on staff in the kitchen, spa and caring for the rooms include Orsel, Violet, Marcella, Mary, Beverly, Tiffany, Delvorine, Bertha and the others (whose names I am embarrassed to say escape me) deliver excellence in every category and at every turn. Their contributions are numerous and should not go unnoticed since they greatly enrich the overall enjoyment and experience. They cater to any and all food needs, specialties or limits making sure each guest gets exactly what they need and want whether they are vegetarian, gluten free, lactose intolerant or just have certain special preferences. Just let them know when you book and it is all taken care of for you when you arrive. Eddie and Jose run the office and are great at what they do, not to mention enjoyable people. I could go on and on, but let's just wrap things up by saying Turneffe Island Resort is a true vacation filled with fun, relaxation, great people and a great experience....one you will want to repeat over and over and over again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Turneffe Island Hotel Turneffe Islands
- Turneffe Island Lodge