Turtle Inn

Neighborhood: Placencia
Address:
Stann Creek District
Placencia,
Belize
Nearest Airport:
Placencia (PLJ)
0 mi / 0 km

Hotel Features

At the Hotel

Features

  • Internet Access
  • Lounge/Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Villas

Services

  • Wedding Services


Recreation
  • Bicycle Rental
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Water Sports


In Your Room
  • Butler Service

About Us

Just beyond your private deck at this 5-star beachfront resort, the white Caribbean sands dissolve into a clear-water world of unspoiled coral reefs, playful dolphins and bright exotic fish. Hang a hammock from the shady coconut palms and watch colorful iguanas and the gentle tides unfold against the white sand beach.North of the Creole fishing village of Placencia, this marine retreat combines natural wonders with luxury amenities, two restaurants, attentive staff and fine dining. Welcome to your own Caribbean paradise.
Amenities: • Charming beach front cabanas of bleached thatch and native wood mingle with the beach’s palm and sea grape. Under the thatched roofs, quiet ceiling fans invite sweet sea air and flora-scents to perfume the tropical interiors. • Each Balinese-inspired cabana has artisan-crafted furnishings, a luxury private bath and a panoramic view of the sea • The seafront units and Francis' pavilion Villa are only steps from the sea, while the seaview units are less than 200 feet from the sea • 2 full restaurant offering daily specials made from their own fresh organic garden & a sunken sand-floor bar; a 3rd restaurant offers authentic Belizean food overlooking the Lagoon • Open-air dining room or candlelit table on the ocean's edge • Sea front pool, beach bicycles and sea kayaks
Tours & Activities: Morning juice and cappuccino herald the call to adventure. Experience the world's best salt-water fly-fishing or go snorkeling in miles of untouched barrier reef. Visit the world’s only jaguar reserve, or cruise up the Monkey River and observe tropical birds, iguanas, manatees, crocodiles, and howler monkeys. From scenic strolls to scuba diving, the Turtle Inn staff will provide the region's most knowledgeable and trusted guides.Water exploration begins on the shores of Turtle Inn. Dive the turquoise waters of the largest coral reef in the Northern Hemisphere, kayak through the lagoons of Placencia, or swim along the beaches of the luxurious Turtle Inn Resort.From the reef to the rainforest, tours are ecologically and culturally diverse.
Restaurant & Bar: Traditional family recipes are prepared in an Italian wood-burning oven. Select a table in the open-air dining room or something more romantic – a candlelit table on the ocean's edge. Francis Ford Coppola family recipes are made using fresh fruits and vegetables grown in the Blancaneaux Lodge's organic garden. Before sitting down, enjoy a cocktail or sample from exclusive Niebaum-Coppola wines in the sunken sand-floor bar.
Turtle Inn Dive Shop: Belize is considered one of the top diving locations in the world.At Turtle Inn we specialize in attentive, professional dive services dedicated to safety and our guests' individual needs.We offer scuba diving, snorkeling and a wide range of PADI certification courses for both the beginner and the more experienced divers.

Best of the Best

Francis Ford Coppola has lovingly overseen every detail of Turtle Inn's creation, using materials available in Belize's tropical region. Today, it's a hideaway praised for its rustic elegance and every imaginable indulgence. The seafront villas are prized features, with their screened porches, spacious living rooms and private walled gardens. When you're not “on siesta,” consider becoming a certified diver, swimming in either of the two infinity pools, snorkeling, kayaking or indulging in your choice of three restaurants. Excursions are available to the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary, the world's only jaguar preserve.

Hotel Tip

The calm, clear waters are perfect for diving — you’ll see an abundance of coral, colorful fish and, at the right time of the year, possibly a majestic whale shark.

Location

Address
Stann Creek District
Placencia,
Belize
Neighborhood
Placencia
Nearest Airport
Placencia (PLJ), 0 Miles / 0 Kilometers

Guest Rooms & Suites

Seafront Cottage

Just steps from a beautiful stretch of beach and the Caribbean Sea, each cottage has a private garden with outdoor shower, screened porch and bathroom with Japanese bath. All rooms feature Balinese hand-carved doors and decor.

  • Bathrobe
  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Mini Bar
  • Safe
  • Balcony/Lanai/Terrace
  • Ceiling Fan

Seaview Cottage

With a spectacular view of the Caribbean Sea, each Seaview cottage has a screened porch, spacious bathrooms with Japanese bath, and private walled garden with outdoor shower. All rooms feature Balinese hand-carved doors and decor.

  • Bathrobe
  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Mini Bar
  • Safe
  • Balcony/Lanai/Terrace
  • Ceiling Fan

Poolside Seaview Cottage

With a spectacular view of the Caribbean Sea, each poolside cottage has a private screened porch, spacious bathrooms with Japanese bath, and private walled garden with outdoor shower. All rooms feature Balinese hand-carved doors and decor.

  • Bathrobe
  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Mini Bar
  • Safe
  • Balcony/Lanai/Terrace
  • Ceiling Fan

Garden View Cottage

Nestled in our lush gardens and a few paces from the Caribbean Sea, each Garden View cottage has a private screened porch, spacious bathroom with Japanese bath, and private walled garden with outdoor shower. All rooms feature Balinese hand-carved doors and decor.

  • Bathrobe
  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Mini Bar
  • Safe
  • Balcony/Lanai/Terrace
  • Ceiling Fan

Seafront Villa

Carefully placed on a beautiful stretch of Caribbean Sea beachfront, these Balinese themed 2-bedroom/2-bathroom villas provide luxurious proportions with living room, separate sitting rooms, and an extended screened porch surrounded by private walled garden with outdoor shower.

  • Bathrobe
  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Mini Bar
  • Safe
  • Balcony/Lanai/Terrace
  • Ceiling Fan

Garden View Villa

Nestled in our lush gardens and a few paces from the Caribbean Sea, these 2-bedroom/2-bath villas provide luxurious proportions with living room, separated seating areas, and extended screened porch. Each is surrounded by private walled garden with outdoor shower. All rooms feature Balinese hand-carved doors and decor.

  • Bathrobe
  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Mini Bar
  • Safe
  • Balcony/Lanai/Terrace
  • Ceiling Fan

Pavilion House

This exclusive Balinese-inspired pavilion is designed to maximize privacy and is located at the southern edge of the property, surrounded on three sides by a high walled garden. There are two bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms and a third loft bedroom accessed by a bamboo ladder. The Pavilion features antique hand-carved wooden doorways and detailing, stone sculptures, and artwork selected by Francis and Eleanor Coppola. The two spacious bathrooms feature indoor showers and in addition one of the bathrooms incorporates a luxurious steam room. Beyond the airy bathrooms are private walled gardens with outdoor showers.  Between the two bedrooms is a living area and screened porch with comfortable sofas, writing desk and wet bar area with Delonghi espresso machine and fridge.


Overlooking the pool is an open air, thatch-roofed dining terrace with unbroken views over the beach to the Caribbean Sea. Below the dining terrace is the private pool crafted with original tile art and surrounded by a tropical walled garden.


Guests at the Pavilion also enjoy monogrammed bathrobes and wine glasses, locally produced organic bath products, goose down or hypo-allergenic pillows, iPod docking station, WiFi Internet access and a Shellphone intercom system linked to the resort’s front desk. The Pavilion also has a full time attendant to anticipate your every need. The attendant is on call using a walkie-talkie radio system.

  • Bathrobe
  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Mini Bar
  • Safe
  • Balcony/Lanai/Terrace
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Private Pool

Poolside Garden View Cottage

Nestled in our lush gardens and a few paces from the Caribbean Sea, each Poolside Garden View Cottage has a private screened porch, spacious bathroom with a Japanese bath, and a private walled garden with an outdoor shower. All Belize dwellings feature Balinese hand-carved doors and décor, and ceiling fans.

  • Garden View
  • Pool View
  • Bathrobe
  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Mini Bar
  • Refrigerator
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Roman's Lagoon Bungalow

Roman's Lagoon Bungalow features a full kitchen, an expansive living room and bedroom, and a private pool and large deck offering spectacular sunset views. The house is cleverly designed with a mirror and wall which open up on either side of the bedroom for an open-plan feeling (but can be closed for privacy). Should the creative spirit move you during your getaway, there is a very spacious desk with plenty of room for a writing project or an afternoon of watercolor painting. There are many areas inside and out to curl up with a book--and when you are ready for a change of scenery you can wander across the street to the two resort pools and beach.

The Lagoon Bungalow is best suited for 2 adults and 2 children, as the second small bedroom features bunk beds. Continental breakfast is included in the nightly rate. A portable A/C unit is available for the bedroom upon request.

Please contact us directly for more information on reserving this exclusive dwelling.
  • Ocean Front
  • Bathrobe
  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Mini Bar
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
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Sofia's Beach House

Sofia's Beach House is a one-of-a-kind modernist-tropical hideaway just steps from the Caribbean Sea, and shares a beach and all the luxury amenities of Turtle Inn. Designed by architect Laurent Deroo as a stylish and soothing getaway, comprised of an open-plan main house and two guest bungalows, the Beach House opens to the ever-present sea breezes while connecting to the romantic, Balinese-styled hideaway it adjoins.

Special features of Sofia's Beach House include a full kitchen, an open-air living and dining room perfect for a few couples or a family’s enjoyment, a seafront media room ideal for a late night movie or board game playing, and a full bathroom on the main floor. The second floor master bedroom has a king bed with private bathroom and adjacent children’s bedroom (with bunk beds suitable for children up to age 14). The Beach House also provides bicycles, private butler, private entrance, a private pool, and outdoor barbeque. The two guest houses each feature one king bed, en-suite bathrooms, and decks.

Stays of three nights or more include a private golf cart to use for trips into Placencia.

Please contact us directly for more information on reserving this exclusiveluxury hideaway dwelling which is ideal for larger groups.

  • Ocean Front
  • Bathrobe
  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Mini Bar
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
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Coral Caye - Your Own Private Island

Your trip to Belize and Turtle Inn will be an even more exquisite memory when you add on a few nights on our two acre, isolated, private island, just a 25 minute (8 mile) boat ride from the resort.

Sheltered behind the world famous Belize Barrier Reef, Coral Caye is a completely private island that can be yours alone for a romantic, restorative or adventurous get away.

The island features a small coral sand beach and fascinating mangrove ecology. Once used as a commercial fishing camp, it has now been enhanced for travelers who want a once in a lifetime experience, while still preserving the natural, local flavor.

Your dwelling will be a comfortable, rustic cottage that suits the untouched nature of your surroundings. A true sanctuary that is eco-conscious in every way and allows the soothing sounds of the Caribbean sea to lull you to sleep or beckon you to spend your afternoon snorkeling directly from the island.

  • Ocean Front
  • Bathrobe
  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Mini Bar
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
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Starfish Cottage

Feel as if you are staying in your own private seafront home, fully equipped with a kitchen, living room, full bathroom on the main floor, and two air-conditioned bedrooms.The Starfish Cottage at our luxury beach hideaway in Belize is ideal for families or two couples traveling together.

  • Ocean Front
  • Bathrobe
  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Mini Bar
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
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Facts & Policies

Facts
Experiences
Beach, Ecotourism, Local Immersion
Vibe Casual
Room Style Indigenous
Number of Rooms 25
Check-In Time 2:00 PM
Check-Out Time 12:00 PM
Early Arrivals & Late Departures

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Guaranteed Reservations & Deposits
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Cancellation Policy

45 days in the summer; 60 days in the winter and peak periods

Accepted Forms of Payment
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Terms & Conditions

Minimum night stay requirements:

Peak Season (Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving) - A four night minimum stay is required.

Winter Season (Jan-May) - A two night minimum stay is required.

Summer Season (Jun-mid Dec) - No minimum stay.



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Virtuoso Amenities for your stay  

For 2018:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Full Breakfast for up to two in-room guests daily, served in the restaurant
  • $100 credit to be applicable towards tours and activities (not spa, food, beverage or room rate)
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
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By: BB


Reviewed on: 01 Mar 2017

Beautiful resort. Staff was very attentive and food was excellent.
Travel Advisor:  Lauren Parry

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By: Ruby Cabernet


Reviewed on: 14 Dec 2017

Talk about a slow pace... without shelling out too much cash...snapping fingers brings great service
Travel Advisor:  Landa Mauriello-Vernon

A great beach experience.

By: Robert


Reviewed on: 09 Feb 2018

The service was excellent, the accommodations awesome, and the location perfect.
Travel Advisor:  Deborah Barth