We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Turneffe Island Resort

avatar-imageavatar-imageavatar-image
Traveller (1237)
Pool & Beach (201)
Room & Suite (137)
What is Travellers’ Choice?
Tripadvisor gives a Travellers’ Choice award to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travellers and are ranked within the top 10% of properties on Tripadvisor.

View prices for your travel dates

Prices are the average nightly price provided by our partners and may not include all taxes and fees. Taxes and fees that are shown are estimates only. Please see our partners for more details.

About

#1 of 3 hotels in Turneffe Island
Location
Cleanliness
Service
Value
Travellers' Choice
Turneffe Island Resort is a secluded 14-acre private island located 35 miles off the coast of Belize. We offer 7 night, 4-night, and 3-night Diving, Fishing and Resort packages. Packages include airport transfers, deluxe lodge accommodations, scheduled activities, all meals and hors d’oeuvres served throughout the day. All accommodations are located on white sandy beaches. All rooms include indoor and outdoor showers and spectacular ocean views.
Read more
Suggest edits to improve what we show.Improve this listing
Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Beach
Diving
Free airport transportation
Spa
Concierge
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Special diet menus
Poolside bar
Snorkelling
Entertainment staff
Fishing
Board games / puzzles
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Head massage
Massage
Non-smoking hotel
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Laundry service
Ironing service
Show more
Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Private balcony
Safe
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
HOTEL CLASS
HOTEL STYLE
Romantic
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish

Location

Turneffe Island Belize
Turneffe Island Resort
Getting there
Philip S.W. Goldson Intl Airport
59.1 km
See all flights
Dangriga Airport
41.4 km
See all flights
5.0
877 reviews
Reviews Summary
This summary was created by AI, based on recent reviews.
Powered by AI
Turneffe Island Resort garners high praise for its outstanding amenities, including a variety of water activities and the unique luxury of outdoor showers. Many travelers commend the resort for its impeccably clean and comfortable rooms, coupled with an atmosphere that's both intimate and inviting. The resort's staff earns rave reviews for their attentive and personalized service, enhancing the overall experience. While guests appreciate the resort's value and proximity to excellent diving spots, some suggest that the tipping policies could be more transparent.
Atmosphere
Inviting
Rooms
Comfortable
Value
Remarkable
Cleanliness
Immaculate
Service
Attentive
Amenities
Outstanding
Was this helpful?
Tripadvisor is not responsible for this summary or any opinions in it. Please read full traveller reviews for more details and information.
877Reviews41Q+A100Room tips
Traveller rating
  • 823
  • 41
  • 9
  • 1
  • 4
Time of year
Traveller type
Language
  • More
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
Sort by:
Most Recent
avatar-image
NancyNurse52 wrote a review Yesterday
Peoria, Illinois9 contributions
Just returned from vacation this week. This is our fifth time to visit this resort. The food is terrific, the staff is most accommodating. Our room was big and very clean z. Beautiful room with a view and for my husband , after scuba diving, an outdoor shower. Loved the beach , beautiful white sand.
Read more
Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
avatar-image
Jan H wrote a review Feb 21
Wichita, Kansas27 contributions
From the mahogany paneled rooms to the delicious dining and creative cocktails, Turneffe Island Resort was just fantastic! Went for the terrific diving, but also enjoyed snorkeling, kayaking, and sailing. The staff is so thoughtful and accommodating of one's every need. Definitely a place to return to!
Read more
Date of stay: February 2024
Value
Location
Service
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: I rented ALL my SCUBA gear and it fit and functioned fine.
See more room tips
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
A lot to digest? Read a summary of these reviews, created with our new AI-powered tool.
avatar-image
JCV-Canada wrote a review Feb 19
Gatineau, Canada27 contributions
Turneffe Atol Resort - a gem in the middle of the ocean! From the start - being picked up at Belize City Marina to arriving at the Resort, You have thought of everything. Upon arrival Shawn briefed us and we headed to our assigned rooms. Shawn had his team were well versed and organized - Iris included - thank you - and we started our 4 day vacation. From the bartenders Fidel and Hendry, who made the evenings and great drinks to playing pool in the quiet moments, wow! Snorkeling with Beans, Ronnie, Smokey, and Captain J was awesome. You guys were a joy to hang with. Very knowledgeable about all the different sea life as well as the weather. Lunches prepared by the Kitchen Staff were awesome tasty especially on the last snorkel island - Half Moon Caye, Charles our waiter for the vacation was there but was not there. Super professional.... I am surprised he and the rest of the staff remembered all our names - wow! Suppers family style were a great way to meet other guests, and for friendships. That was a super great idea! The rooms were exactly as the pictures, and had everything you could think of. It was nice to stay at a Five Star Resort - so far out in the ocean, and have everything you could ever have expected. So - to all the Staff, thank you for a great stay. We did not know what to expect, but it was a no stress vacation. I know there are far to many to name, but your all in our hearts! Arrive and Guests, and leave as Friends! Many Island Friends........ John and Celine XO
Read more
Date of stay: January 2024
Value
Location
Service
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: this is a great place to snorkel and scuba dive - very few places in the world left... Grab the...
See more room tips
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
avatar-image
Barb B wrote a review Feb 18
2 contributions
This was our third time at Turneffe Island and we had an absolutely wonderful stay. They had done a number of updates and renovations to the resort which are beautiful. My husband is a diver and I snorkel and our experiences were amazing thanks to the wonderful dive and snorkel team. They are professional and very experienced as well as personable. All the staff at Turneffe from management to housekeeping bar tenders and kitchen staff are so friendly and wanting to make your stay the best it can be. The food is delicious and varied with a touch of Belize . The trip to the Blue Hole is always fun as well as the Friday night beach bbq. Whether you want to scuba dive, snorkel or just relax by the pool, this is your place to be.
Read more
Date of stay: February 2024
Value
Location
Service
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
avatar-image
CASA wrote a review Feb 17
Rochester, Minnesota50 contributions
From the moment you set foot in the airport at Belize and are picked up by the driver and taken to either the boat to the island or the hotel in Belize City where you stay the night before while waiting for the twice weekly boat<, to the moment you go back to the airport you ve not a care in the world. The boat ride to island is about 1.5 hrs and upon arrival you are greeted by the staff lined up along the dock and escorted to your room, your luggage shortly follows. Not a single detail is left out. Everybody genuinely smiles and is pleasant and caters to all your needs. We had two minor maintenance issues in our room which were immediately addressed. The servers at meals know your name within the first couple hrs you are there. The snorkel guides are awesome and very vigilant at all times, both looking for critters to show you and making sure you are safe. They have a a great sense of humor. We had Javon and JV. Our server at meals was Jessie who was very attentive. The staff is all incredibly attentive and friendly without being in your face. I can only think of one suggestion — it would be good to have a snorkeling etiquette talk at the start—some people pay no attention to those around them and zoom past you and get so close they are at risk of kicking you inadvertently At least half of the guests were repeat visitors. There are plenty of hooks and places to hang wet clothes in the room and on the screened in porch. Food is plentiful and wonderful. Snacks available in between meals. IF you have special dietary requirements they will accommodate you. Free ice tea and lemonade are available, others drinks you have to pay for unless you get a drink package. Unless you plan on drinking 6-8 drinks a day in my opinion it is not worth it. And both parties in a room have to get the package if one gets it. The guests are all interested in kicking back and having a quiet time, not loud party goers!
Read more
Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Unless you plan on drinking 6-8 alcoholic beverages or want things like sodas it probably isn’t...
See more room tips
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
avatar-image
MaryBlizzard wrote a review Feb 12
Paso Robles, California20 contributions
I can't praise this resort highly enough, our stay there was nothing short of fabulous! We were indulged in luxury from the moment we set foot on the boat to the island. Every staff members we encountered was warm and welcoming, always with an attentive eye to whatever we needed at the moment. Our villa was amazing, we loved the fact that it was right on the beach but still close to the bar and dining hall. The food was excellent, homemade, fresh and abundant. Our favorite spot was at the bar, Fidel and Hendrey were not only talented mixologists, they were entertaining as well. We visited other sites in Belize but none of them compared to Turneffe Island Resort. If you go, plan on spending at least a week. Three days was not enough!
Read more
Date of stay: February 2024
Value
Location
Service
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: The snorkeling is amazing! Word from other guests is that the fishing and diving are superior as...
See more room tips
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
avatar-image
Greg P wrote a review Feb 3
Boulder, Colorado6 contributions
A must visit place if you dive, fish, or snorkel. Since this is approx. 1 hr. 15 minutes by boat from Belize City, everything comes on the bi-weekly boats. You won't believe how well equipped, well staffed and luxurious this resort is. We are snorkelers, and every day got to experience two trips with Beans, our wonderful and knowledgeable guide. Staffed by Belize's, this resort is well worth your visit!
Read more
Date of stay: January 2024
Value
Location
Service
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Saturday is the busiest travel day in Belize City, but you can leave for Turneffe Resort on...
See more room tips
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
avatar-image
Pathfinder584868 wrote a review Jan 2024
3 contributions
+1
This place is one in a million. You will not go anywhere else with the service that they provide. It is impeccable. The snorkeling and snorkel guides are amazing and very knowledgeable. Fishing guides are top notch and are well aware what the fish habits are, thus help you get hooked up. Food is outstanding and all prepared fresh daily right on the island. Bartender creates amazing drinks. All are make with fresh fruit, fresh squeezed juices, and exactly to your liking. With alcohol or without it, the drinks are superb. Spa services are refreshing and relaxing. You will not regret this place and people who have gone, go back! Best place on the planet, second to being with my children. We will be booking again for our 3rd time.
Read more
Date of stay: January 2024
Value
Location
Service
Trip type: Travelled with family
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
Response from ALY MCGAHEY, General Manager at Turneffe Island Resort
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you so very much, Pathfinder584868, for your kind words! Always a pleasure to host you guys, and we look forward to seeing you next time!
Read more
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
avatar-image
phoffman219 wrote a review Jan 2024
Indiana23 contributions
This was a great diving experience. My family did all 15 dives. I went snorkeling a few times but mostly sat on the beach and went to the spa. This is definitely a diver paradise. Very relaxing and beautiful setting. Food was fresh and delicious.
Read more
Date of stay: January 2024
Value
Location
Service
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: The Sunset Villas are at the end of the island and recently built with screened porch which is...
See more room tips
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
2 Helpful votes
Helpful
Share
Response from ALY MCGAHEY, General Manager at Turneffe Island Resort
Responded Jan 10, 2024
Thank you so very much, phoffman219, for your kind words! We are all very happy that you and your family enjoyed your week here with us at TIR. We enjoyed spending the holidays with "The Champagne Girls", and hope to see you again soon!
Read more
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
avatar-image
Guyful wrote a review Jan 2024
3 contributions
+1
What a fantastic experience on a beautiful private island. The food, service, staff and scuba diving are second to none. This was our second trip and we have already rebooked for next year. Highly recommended for couples or families.
Read more
Date of stay: December 2023
Value
Location
Service
Trip type: Travelled with family
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
Response from ALY MCGAHEY, General Manager at Turneffe Island Resort
Responded Jan 4, 2024
Thank you very much Guyful for your kind words! We really enjoyed spending the Christmas holiday with your family here at TIR, and are so very happy that you enjoyed another visit with us. We hope to welcome you back very soon! All the best, and a happy new year from the TIR team
Read more
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Previous
123456
Not the right property for you?
There are more places to choose from in the Turneffe Island area.
ALSO KNOWN AS
turneffe island hotel turneffe islands, turneffe island lodge
LOCATION
BelizeBelize CayesTurneffe Island
NUMBER OF ROOMS
22
Prices are the average nightly price provided by our partners and may not include all taxes and fees. Taxes and fees that are shown are estimates only. Please see our partners for more details.
Is This Your Tripadvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Turneffe Island Resort - UPDATED 2024 Prices, Reviews & Photos (Belize) - Hotel - Tripadvisor

Frequently Asked Questions about Turneffe Island Resort
What are some of the property amenities at Turneffe Island Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Turneffe Island Resort?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Turneffe Island Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Turneffe Island Resort have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Turneffe Island Resort offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Turneffe Island Resort have airport transportation?
Yes, Turneffe Island Resort offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Turneffe Island Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Does Turneffe Island Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.