The BEWARE review below is misleading; the "mutiny" was just that some of the staff were concerned about an approaching storm and as to when a separate boat was coming to take them to Belize City. Our boat was delayed about a half hour while the staff was reassured (and agreed to wait on the island for their transport) and the trip to the mainland proceeded uneventfully for the guests. I find it hard to understand the issue of staff and outdoor shower; we had no such problem and were housed in a cottage next to the reviewer below.
We visited Turneffe years ago and it was then a good resort; there have been changes and it is now a GREAT resort. The addition of the beach bar, pool, and air conditioning in the dining room are welcome. The cooking is creative, varied and delicious. The managers, Nick and Vanda, have that rare combination of welcoming warmth and efficient organization. The dive masters are all very safety conscious and very skilled at finding creatures large and small. The staff were uniformly gracious and anxious to make our stay as pleasant as possible. We have traveled to Belize many times over the years, and stayed at a variety of resorts; Turneffe gets our highest marks.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Turneffe Island Resort is a secluded 14-acre private island located 35 miles off the coast of Belize. We offer 7 night, 4-night, and 3-night Diving, Fishing and Resort packages. Packages include airport transfers, deluxe lodge accommodations, scheduled activities, all meals and hors d’oeuvres served throughout the day. All accommodations are located on white sandy beaches. All rooms include indoor and outdoor showers and spectacular ocean views. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Turneffe Island Hotel Turneffe Islands
- Turneffe Island Lodge