5 Reasons to Visit Francis Ford Coppola's Turtle Inn | Islands

5 Reasons to Visit Francis Ford Coppola's Turtle Inn

Reopened July 1 off the coast of Belize, Francis Ford Coppola's Turtle Inn features 25 rooms and serves as a refuge for those seeking luxury and adventure. Purchased by the Coppola family in 2001, the resort is at the tip of a sandy peninsula surrounded by the Caribbean Sea and the Placencia Lagoon.

Turtle Inn Belize | Best Snorkeling Resorts

The 25-room oceanfront resort is located a short walk or bike ride from the village of Placencia. Or you could just spend your entire visit in this hammock.

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Turtle Inn Belize | Best Snorkeling Resorts

Snorkeling with the island's namesake is a must.

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Turtle Inn Belize | Best Snorkeling Resorts

Stay in your private thatched-roof cottage, complete with handcrafted Balinese style furnishings. For the ultimate splurge, spend a few nights at the resort's private island and enjoy the castaway vibe. That is, if castaways had a private chef and al-fresco massages!

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Turtle Inn Belize | Best Snorkeling Resorts

Fresh local seafood is the highlight of the ever changing menu and Mondays and Thursdays feature a traditional Dutch Indonesian Rijsttafel dinner. The meal consists of many side dishes, served in small portions, accompanied by rice prepared in a variety of ways.

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Turtle Inn Belize | Best Snorkeling Resorts

Need we say more?

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