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The Cayes and Atolls Hotels

Turneffe Island Resort


  • Beautiful atoll setting near great diving and snorkeling
  • Delicious and varied meals


  • Very expensive

Updated 11/25/2013

Fodor's Review

White dive tanks serving as fence posts and a rusty anchor from an 18th-century British warship set the tone at this remote upscale resort offering fishing, diving, beachcombing, and more, including a spa. 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. The rooms, in palm-shaded, white cottages with sea views, have been refurbished without

spoiling the cozy feeling created by the varnished hardwood fittings. Eight beachfront cabañas are solid mahogany inside. The two-story colonial-style house holds the bar and the dining room. The resort isn't for penny-pinchers: a weekly fishing package with loding and meals is almost BZ$19,000 for two, not including bar tab, tips, or tours. A week's dive package in a private cottage is around BZ$18,000 for two. Transportation to the island from Belize City is included, but not airfare to Belize.

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Hotel Information


Coco Tree Caye, Turneffe Atoll, Belize


532-2990; 800-874–0118

Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Closed Sept. and Oct.
  • 12 rooms, 8 cabañas
  • All-inclusive

Updated 11/25/2013

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By ron

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Nov 11, 2004

watch the pup chase hundreds of mr. crabs yer dinner mate!

great resort great diving and fishing great food! paradise,on earth! sorry robinson crusoe, should have been stranded here, not as primitive as can be!

By Janice

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Aug 25, 2004

They miss nothing

Incredible resort - great staff, great diving, great cabana. Wants for nothing!

By Martin

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Aug 20, 2004

this place is heaven

We've been there in July 2004 just snorkeling and hanging around the beach. Food, service, everything ist top. This is one of these places you know you have to return as soon as possible.

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