Divers. Explorers. Robinson Crusoes.


Salty sea breeze. Sandy feet. Open-air bedrooms. Outdoor dinner lit by the starry night sky. Being completely off the grid on your private island. Falling asleep to the sound of the sea.


Best times to visit are December through June. July and August get extremely hot and humid, and September to November sometimes see rain. If you are feeling adventurous, visit in June and swim with dozens of Whale Sharks.  




Turtle Inn is a beachside luxury hideout created by Francis and Eleanor Coppola in 2001. Surrounded by white sand, warm Caribbean waters, Maya Mountains, tiny cayes (tiny islands) and the Belize Barrier Reef UNESCO World Heritage site on the horizon, the retreat is only a short walk away from the Creole fishing village of Placencia. 

There are 25 thatched Garden or Seafront Cottages, complete with private decks, walled gardens with an outdoor shower, and with a Balinese design. Families and groups of friends will love Sofia's Beach House - a modern an open-plan villa, steps away from the sea, including a full kitchen, a media room, a private pool and a private butler. True Robinson Crusoes will love the hotel's private island experience at Coral Caye - 8 miles away from the main resort. 

The resort is complete with the Sunset Spa. Try the Sea Salt Body Glow or a Coconut Hair rinse. 


Belize is truly for doers and explorers! New divers will find this the perfect place to get PADI certified and experienced divers will love exploring the Caribbean's largest barrier reef. Spend the day at one of many cayes. Visit Nim li Punit, a ceremonial Mayan site or the Blue Creek cave. Kayak or Paddle board through Placencia lagoon. Go salt water fly fishing. Take a day trip to the infamous Blue Hole for world class diving or see it from a bird's eye view aboard a seaplane. 


Fresh caught seafood. Creole style BBQ. Try the sea-salt crust fish and the ceviche. Pizzas made to order in a wood-burning oven. Belize-brewed beer. Kids will love the onsite Gelato bar. Wines from Francis Ford Coppola’s own wineries.


Fly into Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport in Belize City, and arrange the transfer with the hotel. 

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