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Turneffe Island Resort

Turneffe Island Resort is situated on the southern tip of Turneffe Atol, and is within a 5 minute boat ride of 27 of Belize’s best Scuba Diving, like the famed “Elbow” and the “Sayonara” wreck. While other resorts are a half day away from the “Elbow” you will have the convenience of diving it several times during the week, increasing your chances of seeing anything from Hammerhead Sharks to Giant Eagle Rays and century old Loggerhead Turtles.

Enjoy our custom full day trip on Tuesdays to dive the impressive Blue Hole, spectacular reefs of Half Moon Caye and Long Caye. Then, off for a visit to the Lighthouse Reef Atoll for some land time and lunch. Our 7-Night dive package includes 15 dives with one night dive (Regularly Scheduled for Thursday nights)

Accommodation

At Turneffe Island Resort our 20 guestrooms are equipped with their own private patio, offering a beautiful unobstructed view of the Caribbean Sea. All guest rooms have floor to ceiling wood consisting of 20 varieties, adding style and elegance to each unique guest room. All rooms connect directly to the white sandy beaches of the island. We have a few select rooms that adjoin to each other via the patio. Each room offers a hunter ceiling fan and air conditioning.

Private Villas…
Located on the southeastern side of the island and offers you more privacy from the main part of the Resort. These 8 unique free standing accommodations offer a variety of extras such as wrap around porches, canopy style beds, large sitting area and a breath taking view of the Caribbean Sea and are tucked in between local vegetation and native trees. Accommodation provided with either one king bed or a queen and full size bed, a set of stuffed wicker chairs and a coffee table with a reading lamp. Each room has a 2.0 cubic foot mini bar/refrigerator, magnifying mirror, hair dyer and local art trims out the room for your comfort. Take your pick from an indoor spacious shower or larger outdoor private shower. Patio has two rocking teak cushioned chairs with a shared table. The patio is also surrounded by a transparent protective screening. Nightly turndown service helps you get ready for a peaceful night’s sleep, in one of our new Sealy perfect sleeper beds that accompany your stay.

Superior second level guestroom…
Located on the 2nd level of our island buildings offers a bird’s eye view of the Caribbean Sea and is tucked in between local vegetation and native trees. Accommodation provided with either one king bed or two twin beds, a set of stuffed wicker chairs and a coffee table with a reading lamp. Each room has a magnifying mirror, hair dyer and local art trims out the room for your comfort. A minibar/refrigerator is available upon request. Take your pick from an indoor spacious shower or larger outdoor private shower. Patio has two reclining teak cushioned lounge chairs with a shared table. The patio is also surrounded by a transparent protective screening. Nightly turndown service helps you get ready for a peaceful night’s sleep, in one of our new Sealy perfect sleeper beds that accompany your stay.

Deluxe ground floor guestroom…
Accommodation is provided with either one king bed or two twin beds, a set of stuffed wicker chairs and a coffee table with a reading lamp. Each room has a magnifying mirror, hair dyer and local art trims out the room for your comfort. A minibar/refrigerator is available upon request. Take your pick from an indoor spacious shower or larger outdoor private shower. Our patios have two reclining teak cushioned lounge chairs with a shared table. The patio is also surrounded by a transparent protective screening. Nightly turndown service helps you get ready for a peaceful night’s sleep, in one of our new Sealy perfect sleeper beds that accompany your stay.

Dining
At Turneffe Island Resort, our guests enjoy a quality dining menu in a casual setting that is down to earth and enjoyable. All of our meals are inclusive and are served family style (with the exception of our popular breakfast buffet). The cuisine is prepared daily with a variety of fresh fish, meats, salads, fruits, vegetables, deserts, and other local specialties.

Hors d’oeuvres are served each evening on the resort’s patio and helps get the evening storytelling and socializing off to a good start. Friday night is a traditional waterfront Belizean BBQ dinner. This casual vacation resort dining setting provides for relaxing conversation and interaction with other guests who love to exchange stories and pictures.

Many resort guests feel that making new friends at meal time is one of the highlights of their time with us.

Meal Times
Meals are served as follows: breakfast at 7:30 am, lunch at 12:30 pm and then dinner at 7:30 pm. All our meals are served family style. During the week we offer a variety of meals depending on what is in-season. Should you have any special dietary requirements, please do not hesitate to let us know and we will do our best to accommodate your needs during your stay with us.

Guestroom amenities…
Offering you Crabtree & Evelyn bath and body products, terry cloth towels, fresh water foot baths at the entrance, nightly poems and morning coffee and tea service.

Features

We offer you a genuine and unique level of service you can only find at Turneffe Island Resort. From the time we meet you at the airport in Belize, through your entire stay and departure, you can be assured that we are there to exceed your vacation expectations and provide you with unparalleled service.

Below are additional services that maybe helpful to know.

Resort Guestrooms
All rooms are air-conditioned. There are no phones or televisions in the rooms. Turneffe Island Resort has 110 Volt A.C. power; the same as the U.S.

Phone Calls
International calls may be made through our satellite connection in the office. There is a US $5.00 connection fee (per call) and a $1.00 per minute fee. This will be billed to your guestroom. There is no cell phone service on the Island.

Water
The water is safe to drink. Please help us minimize water usage and waste, as we depend on rain and desalinization to provide fresh water.

E-Mail
There is complimentary Wi-Fi Access on the island.

Meals
Three delicious meals are served family style, at set times in the dining room. Hors d’oeuvres and basic beverages are offered throughout the day.

The Bar
Alcoholic Beverages, and sodas are not included. Outside alcohol may not be brought to the island for any reason.

Attire
The attire on the island is casual. We ask that you wear footwear and cover-ups at mealtimes.

Gift Shop
There is a gift shop with souvenirs, postcards and a limited supply of sundry items.
Visit our giftshop online.

Activities

Lighthouse Reef Atoll
When cruising along the deep cobalt blue waters of the Caribbean en route to the Lighthouse Reef Atoll and Great Blue Hole, a remarkable occurrence takes place. The deep blue water of the beautiful Caribbean Sea transforms to shallow crystal-clear azure blue. The spectacular Lighthouse Reef Atoll is one of the three atolls in Belize and home to some of Belize’s finest diving. Between the Blue Hole and Half Moon Caye, taking a trip to this nook of the world offers colourful memories for life.

Blue Hole
Back in 1972, Jacques Cousteau created the tried and true route to the 400 ft. deep and quarter mile wide Great Blue Hole. The first fixation that stands out of this wondrous formation is the stark difference in water color. An almost perfect circle of mysterious deep blue invites you to explore the stalactites and stalagmites plus an abundance of ocean creatures. Frequently nurse sharks, Caribbean reef sharks and various rays are seen in accompaniment with giant grouper and other tropical fish. This is a must-see that allows endless bragging rights!

Booby Bird Sanctuary
Take a short hike on the tropical trails upon docking at Half Moon Caye and you will stumble upon a tall platform. Climb the ladder to completely change your perspective of the tropical island to a real birds-eye view. This viewing platform is built level with the treetops which the Red-Footed Boobies and Frigate Birds have made their home. The entire experience is like stepping into surreal Galapagos Islands. Watch your step, the trails on the island are crawling with huge hermit crabs!

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Itinerary & Schedule

Scuba diving at Turneffe Island Resort in Belize is a unique experience! As a private island resort we offer the best diving and most luxurious accommodations in the Western Caribbean. We are proud to offer access to over 70 dive sites within minutes of our island, including the world famous Elbow.

Our exclusive dive program consists of 15 dives a week – 2 on Sunday, Monday and Friday, 3 on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Usually the first dive is at 8:15 am, the second around 10:30 am and the last dive at 3:00 pm. Most of the dive sites are 5 to 10 minutes from the Resort and we return to the island for all of our surface intervals. We also offer Nitrox for those who are certified. The dive shop has rental equipment for both diving and snorkeling. During the week we schedule a trip to Lighthouse Reef to dive the Blue Hole. Our dive staff will inform you of the schedule for the week and will be happy to answer any additional questions you may have. If you are a non-diver who enjoys snorkeling, you may want to consider doing an introduction dive with one of our instructors.