Beauty in Belize, at Turtle Inn
Escape to Francis Ford Coppola’s resort and discover pure bliss in Belize.
The Turtle Inn, located in Placencia, Belize offers everything for a fancy, lux girls trip or a family friendly, action packed trip for any age. Whether you spontaneously treat yourself to their three fabulous restaurants, or you’ve been planning a trip to the Turtle Inn for months, you’ll love the happy staff, the laid back vibe, and the culture that permeates Belize. Treat yourself to a Thai Massage at the Sunset Spa, or book a snorkeling trip around the Great Barrier Reef. You are sure to have an incredible time — just don’t forget your swimsuit!
Reasons to visit: Being right on the beach, lots of outdoor activities, home-cooked-style meals and great food options.
‘Room’ for improvement: Watch out for the mosquitos! They are worse in the late summer after periods of rain, and in southern Belize (which gets more rain than any other part of the country.) While the food was decent, it wasn’t fit for true foodies.
Favorite accommodations: Seafront villas, because they’re super-private and right on the beach.
Pricing: From $479 to $2000 per night, with a 2-night minimum.
Best time to visit: The best time to visit Belize is from late November to mid-April, during the country’s dry season. Although this peak season draws thousands of tourists, dealing with crowds is an easy sacrifice to make for warm temperatures and clear skies. The rainy season runs from June to November. The early months of May and June, when when rainfall is just getting underway, are a good time to travel to Belize as you can you can escape the tourist rush and hotel rates tend to be lower.
Well, this is new to me. Will chart this on my checklist of places to visit someday. Thanks for the heads up 🙂
One of the reasons why I love the Urbanette Magazine is that this magazine completely away from cliche. You don’t go promoting places you actually don’t like. And you don’t go chasing the trendy places unlike every other magazine. You only write about the places you’ve been to and was satisfied with. For example Turtle Inn. I never heard about the place until I saw this article. I’m glad I did. It’s far from the cliche so called popular places other magazines rave about! The Turtle Inn definitely looks like a place I could have a great time. Thanks for being unigue and geniune. I really appreciate that.
They’re not lying when they say 100% unique content. 😉
Just like you, I love finding out via Urbanette about all these gorgeous places I’ve never been to. Because I trust their reviews, and I know they won’t try to make us believe in something they don’t stand behind.
Honestly, Turtle Innn is ONLY one of the MANY places I found out through Urbanette, and I’m already planing to make a trip as soon as possible. 🙂
I came across this article while I was looking for information about the Turtle Inn. My fiance booked us a reservation and surprised me with it. Being the control freak I am, I had to see what it’s like and read some reviews. I did come acress some informative reviews on some certain websites, but my god, nobody described it in so much detail like you did! THANK YOU! All thanks to this article I am relieved because I know it won’t be disasterous getaway. I expect it to be rather romantic. 🙂
I took my time, read the whole article and then read all the comments, and all I can say is WOW!! I agree with each commenter. This place is a great get away from the stressful big city life.
This is generally not my kind of place. But the way you described it, and the photosyou shared, really made me want to book a vacation there! Well done on another AWESOME article Hilary! You’re so good at this. 🙂
Her writing technique is so unique and creative. You can picture everything in your head as you read it. I think she should write a book! I know I would buy it. 🙂
That’s a very cute resort. Lovely review, very detailed and informative. Thanks for telling us about it. If my road crosses Belize, I will consider staying at the Turtle inn. 🙂
My god… How gorgeous is this place!? Honestly I get a little jealous when you post these travel reviews, but I keep coming back for more, cause on the other hand I really enjoy it. I’m so living vicariously through you! 🙂
Fascinating! Exoticism and luxury met in one place. You’re quite a lucky girl that you get to travel to all these amazing places. Thank you for sharing your travel experiences with us!
It has a bit The Sims Castaway Stories vibe to it. Totally my kind of place. I would definitely love to visit if I had the chance one day.
Oh my god! My sister is getting married this summer, and she wants a beach wedding, but she’s so picky that she hasn’t booked a location yet. I’m going to share this article with her. I know she will love it. That’s exactly what she’s looking for.