Owned by film director Francis Ford Coppola, the Turtle Inn 25 room seafront hideaway overlooks a white sand beach and the Caribbean Sea in Belize.
A holiday a Turtle Inn luxury Belize retreat combines natural wonders with excellent style. The 25 individual thatched cottages are decorated with handcrafted Balinese furnishings and are naturally cooled by the ever-present sea breezes. Just steps beyond the private deck, the white sand beach dissolves into the clear Caribbean Sea. In addition, the resort has two infinity pools.
The coral reef just offshore offers some of the best snorkelling and scuba-diving in the world. There are inland hikes to hidden lagoons, boat trips up the Monkey River and visits to the local rainforest and jaguar reserve.
At Turtle Inn you can choose between classic Italian dishes and wood-fired pizza at the Mare restaurant, chargrilled seafood at the beachfront Gauguin Grill, and Auntie Luba’s traditional Belizean cuisine. Mariachi bands and Garifuna dancers perform weekly at Mare.
The Laughing Fish beside the pool is a laid-back beach bar with a barefoot, sand-floored vibe. A little more formal, the Skip White attached to the Mare restaurant serves Coppola’s own wine labels and an array of lime-spiked rum cocktails.
With its friendly, attentive staff, three restaurants, a rejuvenating spa and idyllic seafront setting, Turtle Inn is a perfect refuge for those seeking truly relaxing luxury beach holidays.