Turneffe Island Resort

Coco Tree Caye, Turneffe Atoll, Belize District, Belize

The white-uniformed staff all lined up for your boat's arrival, the preserved colonial-era buildings, and the oxidized anchor of an 18th-century British warship all set the tone at this upscale, legend-filled resort. This was Turneffe Atoll's first dive lodge, and it bagged the best spot a few hundred yards from the legendary Elbow. If you came to Belize for the diving, this is an ideal base, though fishing, snorkeling, beachcombing, and in-room massages are also top-notch. The rooms, in palm-shaded, lemon cottages with sea views, have been refurbished without spoiling the cozy feeling created by the varnished hardwood fittings, which envelop you on all sides. Even buildings that are not colonial carry the aesthetic, giving the island a unified feel. The staff to guest ratio is among the most impressive in Belize. Meals, served family-style, are quite delicious. Transportation to the island from Belize City is included, but not airfare to Belize.


  • breathtaking atoll setting near great diving and snorkeling
  • delicious and varied meals
  • you're sure to be pampered


  • may need to dive for a treasure chest to pay for this vacation
  • no other restaurant options


Phones: 532-2990 | 800-874–0118


Rate Includes: Closed Sept. and Oct.22 units All-inclusive