The Turtle Inn operates under Francis Ford Coppola’s philosophy: I like simplicity; I don’t need luxury. Of course, achieving the beautiful simplicity of the Turtle Inn is anything but simple. It takes a staff that outnumbers the guests and the expert guidance of general manager Martin Krediet. What they create is a wonderful place to unwind. We recently stayed for a week and came back fully relaxed, although with a touch of sadness about having to leave. Some of the things that made our stay particularly enjoyable were the beautiful oceanfront location, our lovely villa, which included a delightful garden and outdoor shower, dining on the beach and at the Oceanside bar, well prepared food, attentive staff who anticipated our wishes, the chance to catch up on a lot of reading, and the availability of interesting activities such as snorkeling, swimming, and various nature trips. We also enjoyed the fact that this area is very quiet. There are no motor sports off the beach; only the sound of the waves, breezes, and birds. The hotel will help make the quick trip into town where there are other places to dine, interesting galleries, and even a couple of clubs (although we did not explore them). This is not a flashy place with posh rooms, fancy restaurants, and a disco. Instead, it is the perfect place to go when you want to be with family and friends, be outdoors, swim, read, relax, and get away from the bustle of everyday life. This was our second stay here and we look forward to a third.
- 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