Upon arrival at the TI resort in this tiny part of paradise - you are immediately thrown into a relaxed mode and treated like royalty. Welcome drinks were a nice kicker coupled with a short welcome meeting where you are told what is on offer for you and your party.
The resort is ON the beach. Walking up the pathway to the reception, you can see reception and beyond that the restaurant, the pool and the ocean.
The rooms are actually little villas/cottages plotted on the grounds of the resort. Thatched roof, outdoor showers and a private balcony/porch area provide great extras to the well designed, spacious accommodations. The only down side for some and it is minimal, is that there is no AC - ceiling fans provide a breeze in the restaurants, rooms and bar areas.
Upon arrival your bags are delivered to your room, you meet with the reception staff and the concierge who are all amazingly helpful. Throughout the stay you will encounter a number of staff playing different roles on the resort and not one can be faulted. They all play an integral part at the resort and all are tremendously helpful and polite.
The TI provides all the extra activities you need in Belize - Boat trips, snorkeling, deep sea diving amongst others. You can book trips to zip-line, embark on a river ride to find monkeys or just use their bikes to circle the area.
Placencia is small and unspoiled. There is not much to do other than eat, drink and relax - so no issue there then! I recommend going there to eat on a few nights. The resort food is great but it is always nice to get out and taste the local cuisine in a local environment.
Although extremely well traveled and looking to go to new places, this is somewhere my wife and I are definitely thinking of going back to next year, with or without friends.
- 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