Turtle Inn, Belize Beach & Spa Resort

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Rooms & Suites: 19

This beachfront hideaway combines natural wonders with luxury amenities, exotic furnishing, fine dining and attentive staff.

Francis Ford Coppola's seaside sequel to his mountain retreat, Blancaneaux Lodge...Just beyond your private deck, the white Caribbean sands dissolve into a clear-water world of unspoiled coral reefs and pristine marine reserves. Hang a hammock among shady coconut palms and sea grape, read a book or cool down in the freshwater pool. Charming cottages of bleached thatch and native hardwoods blend effortlessly into the natural coastal surroundings. Under the towering thatched roofs, ceiling fans quietly cool the airy, spacious interiors. Each Balinese-inspired cottage has a screened veranda, artisan-crafted doorways and detailing, a luxury Japanese tub, and private walled garden. Bike, hike or take a taxi down the tip of the peninsula to the sleepy fishing village of Placencia. Snorkel or scuba dive along the barrier reef, fly fish for permit, walk the trails of the Cockscomb Jaguar Preserve, or enjoy a fascinating boat trip along the Monkey River to observe exotic birds, crocodiles and howler monkeys.

Trip Type

Family Vacation, Romantic Getaway, Scuba Diving, Spa & Wellness


Monkey River - Explore Monkey River by Boat for the chance to observe howler Monkeys, tropical birds, iguanas, crocodiles, manatees, and many other species of the wildlife. On the return trip downriver, a stop to the Village of Monkey River for a lunch of local Creole Cuisine. Cookscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary - The world's only Jaguar reserve is a superb place for birding, hiking and wildlife viewing. Take a picnic lunch and cool off under refreshing waterfalls. Lubaantun and Nim Li Punit Mayan Sites - Located in the beautiful rainforest in the Toledo District of Southern Belize the ruins of Lubaantun feature a host of archaeological treasures such as pictorial stelae. Nearby, the mysterious Mayan Underworld of the the Blue Creek Caves is a fascinating area for swimming and hiking. Enjoy lunch with a Mayan family. Sport Fishing - Troll, spin, cast or fly fish in some of the most productive waters in the Caribbean. Barracuda, King Mackerel, Snapper, Grouper, Tarpon, Snook, Bonefish and Permit are among the many species that thrive there. Lagoon Kayaking - Enjoy a guided tour through the unique mangrove estuaries in the Placencia lagoon. Search for manatees, dolphins and a variety of birds. Windstar Rental - Enjoy the fun and freedom of sailing your own personal trimaran.

High Season

November through April

Getting There

Flight transfers from Philip S.W. Goldson International Airport (BZE) to Placencia Airstrip (PLJ) are approximately $98 per person, each way, and can be arranged through the property. Placenia Airstrip is half a mile from Turtle Inn, and transfers are complimentary and can be arranged through the property.