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Turneffe Island Resort

Caye Bokel, Belize

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, snorkeling, and scuba diving packages.

At a Glance

  • 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

Diving, Fishing, Off the beaten track, Adventure

Insider's View

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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Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to Turneffe Island Resort


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.


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.

Location & Directions

Caye Bokel, 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.

When to go

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 travelers 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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