Lovely resort with excellent service that caters to diving, snorkeling and fishing adventurists. It is very easy and convenient to participate in any or all activities.
The dive and snorkel guides are safety conscious and knowledgable about the local sea life. On our trip the majority of guests were experienced divers, many repeat guests. I have a hard time equalizing so didn't dive for concern of holding up the group, fortunately we had an extra guide available on the daytrip to the Blue Hole so was able to get special attention upon descending with Daniel which was really nice. So glad I did,as I would've missed seeing the 2 grey reef sharks, the gigantic spotted eagle ray and an octopus! Tacoo gave me a first fly-fishing lesson on the beautiful flats, great first! Carlos treated us to an amazing snorkel at the Aquarium as well as an introduction to "Max", a local crocodile who enjoys treats.
Villas were nice but agree with Mark, the superior rooms looks very nice as well so can't say the significant up-charge for a villa is really worth it.
Food is served family style. It was all tasty, especially after a full day of activities, but don't expect anything fancy or particularly Belizean, with the exception of Belizean night. The food is fairly bland, catering to a variety of tastes but they do keep an assortment of the local hot sauces on the table. Charlie, the bartender, really made the trip (and good drinks)- such a bright, fun personality.
Really enjoyed getting to know the other guests on our trip, a lovely and interesting group. That said, you will spend most of your days and every meal together with a the same few dozen folks so I wouldn't recommend coming here for a romantic get-away where you want significant alone time with your sweetie.
Leave your computer at home. Very limited wi-fi and internet service. you won't want it anyway.
The beach area is just okay, plenty of chaises to enjoy looking at the water but don't expect deep white sandy beach from which you can snorkel into crystal blue carribbean waters. The ocean floor is mostly grass covered around the atoll so you won't see those turquoise water until you venture out to the blue hole.
Again excellent service all around.
- 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