• Turtle Inn, Belize

about Turtle inn, plancencia

about Turtle inn, plancencia

Owned by Francis and Eleanor Coppola, Turtle Inn was swept away soon after it was purchased, by Hurricane Iris. Taking 2 years to restore, this is now one of the most popular beach resorts in Central America, and in such close proximity to pristine beaches and a naturally luxurious style, it’s not surprising!

Featuring individual thatched hideaways for guests, cooled by the ocean breeze, Turtle Inn can boast very attentive staff and truly unique place to stay. 

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A luxurious beach resort


On the top of a 26 mile peninsular, between a fishing village and Seine Bright - a Garifuna settlement.

Accommodation & Facilities

The cottage-like cabanas are Balinese inspired and feature hand crafted furnishings and wide decks. These luxurious accommodations come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes; Poolside, Sea View Cottages and Honeymoon Cottages and Villas, Bungalows, a House and even a Chinese Matrimonial Suite. Some so close to the ocean you can taste it, others nestled into the lush gardens – you are sure to find one the suits…

All rooms and suites include bathrobes, a safe, mini bar and tea and coffee supplies. IPod docking stations, umbrellas, alarm clocks and hand made toiletries are also supplied. In room dining is available too for those wanting a private meal.

With 2 infinity pools here and some of the best beach swimming in Belize, there are plenty of places to cool off. There is a dive shop on location for those wanting to explore a little further into the ocean. The gift shop sells a whole host of things for you to remember and enjoy your holiday with and the kid’s gelato bar is a fantastic place for kids to spend a few hours, supervised, whilst you head out for some private time. The spa offers a range of treatments, the perfect way to end your day and the Mare restaurant has a real tropical atmosphere, as does the idyllic seaside bar…


When it comes to food, either head to the Mare Restaurant for freshly caught seafood or authentic pizzas, or the Gauguin Grill if you like it chargrilled! For an authentic Belizean dinner head to Auntie Luba’s Kitchen, overlooking Placencia Lagoon. There are also 2 bars, The Laughing Fish, near the infinity pool and Skip White Bar, named after the original owner of Turtle Inn.


There are a range of activities and tours available and bikes are complimentary if you want to go out for a ride to explore on your own. Activities may be at extra cost so please do contact us for more details.

The fishing is good here with high fish populations; try trolling the reef for snapper, grouper and tuna or salt water fly fishing for bonefish, tarpon and snook. Scuba Diving is available to everyone, from beginners to advanced level on the Caribbean’s largest barrier reef and between April and June it may be possible to dive for whale sharks. There are also snorkelling tours where you can see some spectacular marine life and explore offshore caves. The sunset cruise proves a very romantic end to your day as you sail down the lagoon in search of dolphins, wine in hand…

When it comes to tours, you can explore Nim Li Punit Maya Site and Blue Creek Cave, discover Lubaantun Maya Site and the Rio Blanco Waterfalls or head to Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary. For wildlife enthusiasts there is the Monkey River Wildlife Adventure, where you watch for not just monkeys, but birds, iguana’s crocodiles and more!

Child Policy

Children are welcome and will enjoy the Kids Gelato Bar!

Want to stay here?

Contact one of our Destination Specialists to start planning your journey to include a stay here. Please note we recommend a budget of from £7,000 / $10,000 USD per person for our style of trip to this destination.

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