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Turtle Inn

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Luxury rustic cottages from film director Francis Ford Coppola, perched on a sugar-white Caribbean beach.

Inspired by Bali yet in harmony with the equally idyllic Belizean setting, stylish Turtle inn offers a secluded escape on the shores of the Caribbean sea. Each of the individual thatched cottages, an immaculate blend of rustic and luxurious, is just steps away from the ocean.

The dining area is a vast, thatch-roofed space with hardwood floors and bamboo finishes. Beyond, the 18 luxury cottages, each with its own secluded garden and open-air shower, are dotted around a deep, central pool. All are designed with obvious attention to detail: hand-carved Balinese hardwood furnishings, plush armchairs and sofas to sink into, huge ornate doors and grand comfy beds complete a picture of comfort and luxury. Bathrooms are large, each with a twin sink, wooden floors and a huge tiled shower.

Kayaks and bikes are available for hire for a trip up to nearby Placencia, and there is a dive shop offering scuba diving and snorkelling. A variety of excursions are also available at extra cost.

Your stay at Turtle Inn includes a contribution to the Belize Community Fund which supports local foundations and charities in Placencia and elsewhere in Belize. Turtle Inn is one of Francis Ford Coppola's three hotel ventures in Central America, along with Blancaneaux Lodge in Belize's Mountain Pine Ridge Forest and La Lancha near Tikal in Guatemala. You can also splash out on a unique experience with an exclusive stay on Coral Caye, a tiny sunlit island just off the coast with transfers from Turtle Inn.

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What our clients say

  • A wonderful and peaceful hotel. Very expensive but lovely food.

    PM, London
  • "Although larger than the other two Coppola hotels, The Turtle Inn still felt cosy. The staff were very friendly and knowledgeable. When we asked about the no-see-ums, they arranged to have our room fumigated and installed mosquito nets. The minivan into town came in handy. We enjoyed the silent movies, kayaks, complimentary bird watching and happy hour on the beach."

    FB, London
  • "Nice hotel, great rooms/staff etc."

    JY,London
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