Turtle Inn

Location: Placencia and the South | Belize

Tropical paradise checklist - White powder sand beaches? Check. Dazzling Caribbean coastline? Check. Hammocks slung between the palms amongst rustic Balinese thatch Cabanas? Check. Turtle Inn, Francis Ford Coppola's luxury beach retreat, Belize – a perfect match.
Perfect forPure relaxation on one of Belize’s most stunning coastlines. Turtle Inn is ideal for honeymooners and couples looking to get away from it all and the gorgeous villas are superb for families too.
In the knowThe lobster is notorious at Turtle Inn so make sure you treat yourself on at least one occasion and be sure not to miss the lobster festival in June!

Recommended for...

  • Beach
  • Family-friendly
  • Honeymoon
  • Lodge

Hotel Overview


Turtle Inn is nestled among the palm trees near the laid-back creole fishing village of Placencia on the south coast of Belize, a 35 minute flight from Belize City. A perfect hotel base from which to explore the nearby jungle.

Rooms at Turtle Inn

The 25 thatched cottages and villas all built on stilts, are within a stone’s throw from the beach. Ranging from cottages for two to two bedroom villas and the three bedroom Family Pavilion with its own pool, there is something for everyone. Each cottage is spacious and airy with Balinese influences throughout, wonderful ornately carved doors, decadent bathrooms with a Japanese tub and a private walled garden with outdoor shower.

Food and Facilities

As Francis himself says ‘the food is great – fresh, simple and absolutely delicious’! The open air Mare Restaurant serves an extensive menu ranging from Italian specialities to fresh seafood dishes or for the ultimate feet-in-the-sand grilled lobster experience there's the Gaugin Grill and the Laughing Fish Bar. And just try to keep the kids away from their own Gelato Bar! Turtle Inn also has two infinity pools, a beautiful spa offering a range of treatments, a large pool and dive shop.

Activities at Turtle Inn

If you tire of lying in a hammock with your holiday read, pop on a snorkel and marvel at the sealife or explore the area by bicycle. Trips can be organised to the world’s first jaguar reserve, Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary as well as day trips to the nearby Mayan ruins and along the Monkey River. For big fish encounters, visit from February to May when Whalesharks swim on by.

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