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Rooms and Suites at Turtle Inn Belize

From 519 USD
Poolside Garden View Cottage

Poolside Garden View Cottage ( 721ft2 )

Nestled in the lush gardens near the Caribbean Sea lies the Poolside Garden View Cottage. It boasts a private screened porch. Just a few steps

From 544 USD
Garden View Cottage

Garden View Cottage ( 721ft2 )

The Garden View Cottage offers a serene escape. It is nestled in lush gardens. The Caribbean Sea is just a few paces away. Each cottage

From 606 USD
Poolside Sea View Cottage

Poolside Sea View Cottage ( 721ft2 )

Each Poolside Sea View Cottage offers a retreat into luxury. They nestle by the sea, offering views that soothe the soul. Their private screened porches

From 668 USD
Sea View Cottage

Sea View Cottage ( 721ft2 )

The Sea View Cottage is in a luxurious Belizean retreat. It is 67 square meters. It offers a glimpse of the Caribbean Sea from its

From 804 USD
Seafront Cottage

Seafront Cottage ( 721ft2 )

The Seafront Cottages at Turtle Inn offer a charming escape. Each cottage, mere steps from the beach, serves as a private retreat. It has a

From 1,065 USD
2 Bedroom Garden View Villa

2 Bedroom Garden View Villa ( 1292ft2 )

These 2 Bedroom Garden View Villas nestle in verdant gardens, a stone's throw from the azure Caribbean Sea. They boast two bedrooms and two baths,

From 1,424 USD
2 Bedroom Seafront Villa

2 Bedroom Seafront Villa ( 1292ft2 )

The 2 Bedroom Seafront Villa is at the Belize luxury hotel. It offers a glimpse into paradise. It sits just steps from the shimmering Caribbean

Turtle Inn Belize

Turtle Inn Belize is an enchanting retreat nestled in Placencia, Belize. This review post will provide you with all the essential information about this beachfront property.

Are you seeking a peaceful escape? Or an adventure-filled vacation in paradise? Turtle Inn Belize Hotel offers the perfect mix of both. Join us as we explore the beauty and charm of this resort and discover why it is a favorite destination for travelers to Belize.


Beyond your 5-star resort's private deck, you will find a world of clear water, unspoiled coral reefs, and exotic bright fish. Watch the waves and colorful iguanas as you relax in a hammock under the coconut trees.

This marine retreat is located north of the fishing village of Placencia. It combines luxury amenities, natural wonders, two restaurants, and attentive staff. Here, your Caribbean paradise awaits you. Moreover, the beach is dotted with palm trees and sea grapes. Charming cabanas made of native wood and bleached thatch also blend in.

The tropical interiors are perfumed by the sweet smells and sea breezes that drift through the ceiling fans under the thatched roof. The Balinese cabanas come with artisanal furnishings and have a private bathroom. They also offer a view of the ocean.

Seafront and Francis' Pavilion Villa units are just steps away from the ocean, while sea view units are less than 200 ft from it. Two restaurants offer daily specials from the organic garden and a sunken bar. A third restaurant serves authentic Belizean cuisine overlooking the Lagoon.

An open-air dining room and a candlelit table are also at the water's edge. Beach bicycles and sea kayaks are also available.

Belize is one of the best diving destinations in the world. Turtle Inn offers professional diving services with a focus on safety. Both new and experienced divers can choose from a range of PADI-certified courses. These include scuba and snorkeling.


Turtle Inn is two minutes south of Placencia Airport. It sits on a 17-acre site bordering the beach and lagoon. A road runs between. The reception, the two restaurants, and the pool are all in the gardens facing the ocean.

On the lagoon side, you'll find the spa and dive center as well as the restaurant Auntie Luba's Kitchen. Moreover, you can ride a free bike into Placencia in ten minutes. This town has many small restaurants, bars, and art galleries. There is also a shuttle service or taxi available at no cost.

Style and Character

Francis and Eleanor Coppola acquired this beachside Inn during the 1990s. It has some mementos from its old life as a rustic beach retreat, including signs, scientific tools, and the boa constrictor's skin. Also, there is low lighting, air conditioning, TV, and no loud music.

Also, the turtle ponds are great. The Guatemalan coffee is excellent. The silent film screenings are great. And, the playlists made in New York are great. The Balinese style also works because of the winning touches. You can also expect smiling staff and warm and friendly service.

Service and Facilities

Adventure begins with a cappuccino and morning juice. You can go fly-fishing, snorkeling, and more in miles of barrier reef. Moreover, explore the only jaguar preserve in the entire world. Or, take boat rides down the Monkey River. There, you can see howler monkeys, tropical birds, and manatees.

Many of the staff members have also been working here for many years. They wear blue and yellow uniforms. Turtle Inn's staff includes the most experienced and knowledgeable guides. Turtle Inn is the perfect place to start your water exploration. You can swim on the beach, dive in turquoise waters, or kayak the lagoons.

The tours also cover various ecological and cultural diversity, from the coral reef to the rainforest. They prepare family favorites using Italian wood-burning stoves. Besides, you can sit in the open dining room or at a more romantic table with candlelight on the ocean.

Francis Ford Coppola's recipes feature fresh vegetables and fruits. They come from the Blancaneaux Lodge's organic garden. In the sunken bar, you can drink or try some exclusive Niebaum Coppola wine.


All 25 cottages are arranged in three rows. They are close but feel private. The thatched cottages have the same design and size.

Moreover, the rooms have a hammock on the verandah, a bamboo-furnished rustic bathroom, and a box-shaped bathtub. There's also a courtyard garden with an outdoor shower and a walled yard with a garden. There are also several villas available.

This includes the modern Sofia's Beach House by Laurent Deroo and a private island called Coral Caye.


Ristorante Mare is the main dining area. It serves Italian food all day long, including homemade pizza and pasta cooked in wood-burning stoves. The Laughing Fish Bar is a small venue on the white sand beach. It offers the exact same menu, but you can feel the sand under your feet. Two small restaurants are also open for dinner and Indonesian food twice a week.

Moreover, Gauguin Grill offers lobsters and fish grilled over flaming fires on tables set in the sand. You can also order Belizean cuisine at Auntie Luba's Kitchen.

Besides, a visit to the 'Wine Aquarium,' a 1,200-bottle wine cellar, is an excellent way to sample Coppola's wines. The hotel also offers a hearty breakfast à la carte. It includes dishes like homemade Italian sausage and silver dollar pancakes with honey. Room service is also available at a surcharge.

Health and Wellness

Booking a massage at the spa is possible through the reception desk. You may even request that the masseuse perform the massage in your own cabana. Two pools are available for you to relax in, and there is also a beach bar.

Want to take a swim in the Caribbean Sea? You can lounge around floating platforms, grab a kayak or paddleboard to explore the ocean, or take a sunset cruise. Besides, you can order room service if you want to stay in your private beach hut.

You can also grab a game of board games from the main building or the decks of cards in your room and enjoy a Belikin beer on your private screened porch.


Turtle Inn Belize offers a unique experience for all guests. Discover the stunning surroundings. See the local attractions that make this hotel a must-visit.

Expect a beautiful beachfront location. Also, expect top-notch dining options, spa treatments, and views of the Caribbean Sea, and more. This resort truly caters to every need and desire of its guests. Book your stay today.

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Why we love this hotel

  • Francis Ford Coppola acquired this beachside hideaway in 2001. He has overseen every aspect of Turtle Inn's creation.
  • Enhance your Turtle Inn experience by adding a few nights on the two-acre, Coral Caye secluded private island. Only a 25-minute boat ride from the resort.
  • Discover a world of endless possibilities! From water sports and outdoor activities to scenic hikes, or indulge in massages and gourmet dining.
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