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Turneffe Flats

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  • Turneffe Atoll
  • Fodor's Choice


  • Quality fishing lodge
  • Beautiful atoll scenery
  • Diving and just plain relaxing available


  • Comes at a price

Published 01/27/2016

Fodor's Review

The sound of the surf is the only thing you'll hear at these smart, white with blue trim, red-roofed beachfront air-conditioned cabins. Turneffe Flats is on the northeastern side of the Turneffe Atoll on a private point with white-sand beach and a wadeable bonefish flat. The rooms, fitted with elegant hardwoods, are a far cry from the bare-bones fishing camp that occupied this site in the early '80s. More recently two three-bedroom villas have been added on the 25-acre grounds, along with an infinity swimming pool. The social heart of the resort is a lodge with bar, dining room (meals are served family style) and two levesl of decks with sea views. You can dive at Turneffe Flats—48- and 29-foot dive boats are on standby and the reef is only 200 yards from shore—but the ubiquitous fishing-pole racks suggest that bonefish, permit, and tarpon are still the dominant lure. For these fish you usually go out on 16-foot flats skiffs, with two anglers and a guide per boat. You pay a pretty penny to indulge your passion, however—a weekly fishing package for two in-season is around BZ$17,000 including meals, taxes, and guided fishing, but not your bar tab or tips. Dive packages are somewhat less.

Hotel Information


Turneffe Flats Lodge, Turneffe Atoll, Turneffe Atoll, Belize District, Belize

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232-9022; 888-512–8812


Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 8 cottages, 2 3-bedroom villas
  • Rate includes: All-inclusive; All meals

Published 01/27/2016

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