We stayed at Turtle Inn for 3 nights in an ocean front cabana. The cabana was gorgeous, and had a screened front porch, big bedroom with sitting area, separate bathroom with shower, as well as an outdoor shower. There is also drinking water provided in reusable glass bottles with refilling stations around the property. Our flight arrived at Placencia airport and it was less than 5 minutes driving to Turtle Inn. We were welcomed by name (which was really nice) and given a welcome drink. The pool was great for relaxing in, and we used the complimentary bikes to ride into Placencia one day. There is also a desktop computer with a printer and Internet access for guest use. There were a lot of sandflies on the beach when we were there, so make sure you use lots of bug repellant on your legs especially.
The main restaurant was closed for renovations while we were staying here, so we had all our meals under the beachfront palapa. The food was simple - it was ok, but not amazing. If we had stayed longer we probably would have gone into Placencia for dinners. The kitchen did a good job of working around my gluten intolerance, which was really important for us.
Overall, the service was great from everyone that we met, the resort and rooms were beautiful, and we would definitely recommend Turtle Inn to any friends that are travelling to Placencia.
- 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