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Turtle Inn

Turtle Inn, Stann Creek in Belize.

Photo: Courtesy of Turtle Inn

Main Rd.
Placencia, Belize
TEL: 011-501-523-3244
TEL: (800) 746-3743
What makes Turtle Inn, a collection of 17 cottages, eight villas, and six restaurants and bars stand out among Francis Ford Coppola’s small collection of Latin American properties? Its location right on the Caribbean Sea, which means that after travelers unpack in one of the hotel’s thatched cottages, they’ll have plenty of time to explore some of the world’s best diving and fishing spots. For even more wildlife spotting, a half-hour boat ride away is the Monkey River, in a primeval jungle that’s home to more than 50 species of birds and colonies of howler monkeys, while nearby Placencia gives a taste of the Caribbean circa 1968, with its hippie cafés and funky guesthouses. (The ideal way to get to the village is on one of the resort’s fleet of wildly painted retro bikes.) Add in a handful of massage therapists from Thailand, and you see why Coppola’s thoughtful details lure travelers to this sandy strip of Belizean beach.

Room to Book:

The one-bedroom Seafront Cottage has a screened porch, a private garden with outdoor shower, and the beach just steps from the front door.

Insider Tip:

From March through early June, sail among docile whale sharks, the largest fish in the region's ecosystem.


Open / Closes
  • Adjoining Rooms
  • Beach Resort
  • Babysitting
  • Breakfast Included
  • Concierge
  • Family Friendly
  • Green/Eco-Friendly
  • Gay Friendly
  • Kids' Programs
  • Laundry Service
  • Maid Service
  • Minimum Stay Required
  • Meal Plan
  • Parking Available
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Turndown
  • Water Sports
  • WiFi

Number of Rooms: 18

Number of Suites: 21

Number of Restaurants: 3

Number of Bars: 2

Year Opened: 2003



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