Turneffe Island Resort

Ambergris Caye, Ambergris Caye & Private Islands, Belize

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  • Top specialist scuba dive and fishing lodge in Belize

  • On its own private island - stunning setting

  • Excellent scuba diving and fishing packages

  • Very accessible from Belize City - only 90 minutes by boat

  • Incredible underwater marine life at the second largest barrier reef in the world

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Caye, like most of Belize, has a sub-tropical climate. Belize's climate is marked by two distinct seasons, the rainy season (June to November) and the dry season (December to May). The coldest month is January and the warmest temperatures are in May. Summers in San Pedro Town and the other Cayes strung out along the Barrier Reef are much milder than on the Belizean mainland, due to the proximity to the Sea and the cooling effects of the easterly trade winds and cloud cover which hold temperatures in the high 20's/ low 30's.

The busier time of the year for travellers to Belize is November to May, which are the winter months of the Northern Hemisphere. Still, many visitors prefer the more quiet days of the summer months from June to October for their vacation in Belize.

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Book onto the weekly trip to the Lighthouse Reef to dive the Blue Hole. For non-divers, the cayes provide a great incentive to have a fun induction into diving with one of the hotels instructors.

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Turneffe Island Resort is a private Caribbean island situated on scenic Caye Bokel, the southernmost island in the Turneffe Atoll and 30 miles off the coast of mainland Belize. Turneffe offers world class fishing, snorkelling, and scuba diving packages.

Turneffe Island Resort, located on Caye Bokel on the world’s second longest barrier reef, is a mecca for divers and snorkellers, with over 70 dive sites within minutes of the lodge, including the infamous Great Blue Hole. There are also superb opportunities to visit nearby wildlife-rich islands, go catch-and-release fishing or relax on the dazzling white beaches.

The resort itself is reached by boat from Belize City, just approximately 90 minutes and is elegantly rustic with a unique Hemingway-esque feel. The twenty cabanas are light and spacious and make full use of the natural breezes, and have an outside screened balcony with wicker chairs ideal for relaxing. Service is very friendly and the food is excellent; expect delicious local specialities and on Friday nights one can enjoy a typical Belizean barbecue served from the resort's patio. There is also a spa offering a range of massages, scrubs and facials and a stunning swimming pool, from where you can enjoy the amazing sunsets whilst sipping a refreshing Caribbean rum punch.

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The Turneffe Island Resort offers twenty superior, deluxe and private cabanas with either king or queen size beds, indoor and outdoor showers, air conditioning and patios with gorgeous views of the ocean.


Children are welcome at the resort and babysitting can be arranged upon request, but there are no specific facilities or interconnecting rooms.


The Turneffe Island Resort features a restaurant, bar, swimming pool, games room, spa and dive shop.


Turneffe Island Resorts offer dive-only, fishing-only and resort packages that include all meals and specified activities.




Located on a tiny private caye at the southern tip of the Turneffe Island Atoll, this is the swankiest outfit on the outer atolls. It even features a small outdoor oceanfront pool, a rare luxury out here. You can either stay in one of the well-appointed lodge rooms, or opt for an upgrade to one of their eight private cabanas. One of my favorite features of these cabanas is the private outdoor shower. All rooms come with brightly varnished wood floors, wooden wainscoting and ceilings, and plenty of windows to take advantage of the ample sea breezes. The lodge has some excellent beaches, and several long piers built out into the ocean with thatch-roofed open-air hammock huts built at the end. Both the fishing and dive operations here are excellent.

Holiday Ideas

  • Dive Belize

    Miami & Turneffe Island

    from £5000 pp inc flights & transfers for 9 nights

    • Stay at the top specialist scuba dive and fishing lodge in Belize, Turneffe Island
    • Enjoy excellent scuba diving and fishing packages, plus an amazing opportunity to dive the Blue Hole
    • Turneffe is easily accessible from Belize City - only 90 minutes by boat

Location & directions

Ambergris Caye, Ambergris Caye & Private Islands, Belize

Turneffe Island Resort is located on the Caye Bokel, in the southern part of Turneffe Atoll Island Chain. The Turneffe Atoll is located 30 miles off the coast of Belize.

How to get there

12-hour international flight to Belize City Airport (overnight in Miami). Turneffe Island is 35 miles from Belize. The transfer time to the island is 1-hour and 15-minutes depending on guest arrival times and weather.

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