Turneffe Island Resort, Belize

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Turneffe Island Resort

After forty years, the private island Turneffe Island Resort is still recognized as one of the top saltwater flats and fly fishing lodges / resorts in Belize and in the Western Caribbean. Since acquiring the island in 2001, the owners have tried to elevate the comfort of guests without compromising the unique feel of the island. In an attempt to make it more ecologically and environmentally friendly there is solar power along with a water purification system, the only one of its kind in the Caribbean. The improvements have been made in order to give guests the best service possible without compromising the surrounding delicate balance of the ecosystem.


Turneffe Island Resort boasts 20 guestrooms equipped with private patio that offers a beautiful unobstructed view of the Caribbean. All guest rooms have floor to ceiling wood consisting of 20 varieties, adding style, elegance and a unique quality to each guest room. All rooms connect directly to the white sandy beaches of the island. There are a few rooms that adjoin each other via the patio. Each room offers a quality ceiling fan and air conditioning to keep you comfortable. 8 Villas are also available on the southeastern side of the island and avail you of more privacy from the main Resort. These offer a variety of extras such as wrap around porches, canopy style beds, large sitting area and breath-taking view of the Caribbean. They have either one king bed or a queen and full size bed, stuffed wicker chairs and coffee table with a reading lamp. Each room has a mini bar/refrigerator, magnifying mirror, hair dryer and is decorated with local art. Choose from an indoor spacious shower or larger outdoor private shower. Nightly turndown service prepares you for a peaceful night’s sleep and a busy tomorrow. There are also second story deluxe accommodations offered.


Fly fishing possibilities are endless around the Turneffe Atoll in Belize. While most of our guests come to fly fish for bonefish, which are abundant on the nearby flats, our guides can also introduce you to the Permit, Tarpon and a wide variety of other fish. Our flats boats can take you to numerous fishing sites on the flats and in the mangrove creeks and lagoons. (2 anglers to a boat) We also offer spin casting and night fishing. Our tackle shop has rental equipment available as well as tackle for sale. The fishing schedule is from 8.00 a.m to 5.00 p.m. You can return to the resort for lunch or you can take packed lunch with you in the morning. With forty years of experience and the record holder for the most grand slams caught, you can be assured that Turneffe Island Resort has a quality fishing program and has demonstrated a high level of service with comfortable upscale accommodations.

Getting There

Arrive by commercial Air at the Philip Goldson International Airport (airport code BZE) in Belize City by 2:30 pm on Wednesday or Saturday and depart no earlier than 11:00 am on Wednesday or Saturday. A Turneffe Island Resort representative will meet you outside of customs after you exit the baggage claim area. The Island is 35 miles from Belize. The transfer time, by boat, to the island is 1 hour and 15 minutes depending on guest arrival times and weather. The boat will leave as close to 3:00 pm as possible.


In addition to phenomenal fishing and spending time on the beach you may enjoy some off-site activities (at an additional cost)

A trip to one or both Mayan Ruins, The Belize Zoo – not a typical zoo, The Baboon Sanctuary, Cave Tubing, Manatee boat trip, - or a combination of 2 or 3 of these. There is also a Dive Package available.

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