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A Wonderful Belize Vacation on Turneffe Atoll

Jun 30, 2008
Looking for Scuba Diving in Belize or just a Caribbean Island Getaway, then check out Turneffe Island Lodge.

This Caribbean Island Getaway on the Outer Cayes and Atolls of Belize if you are looking for a scuba diving resort, or just a great vacation getaway then Turneffe Island Lodge would seem to be a definite possibility for you.

Turneffe Island Lodge is about 30 miles off the coast of Belize at the very southern tip of the Turneffe Atoll, right in the middle of the largest coral reef system in the Western Hemisphere.

It is a 14 acre private Caribbean Island and is a real scuba diving resort, with 70 dive sites within a mile or so of the resort, it is probably amongst the really great diving resorts in the world.

This isn't to forget that Turneffe Island Lodge is also just a great vacation getaway, a real Caribbean Island getaway for people who don't dive but want an idyllic island, with more than a little similarity to a Maldivian island when you look at some of the photographs. A great place to relax, and it is also a great Belize fishing resort, and is renowned for flats fishing including Permit, Tarpon, and Bonefish, and if this is something you haven't tried then Turneffe Island Lodge could be a good place to start.

To look at more detail about your potential Caribbean Island Getaway it is fair to say that Turneffe Island Lodge is exclusive, and peaceful. There are no televisions, radios, computers, internet, or wi-fi in any of the 20 modern recently renovated rooms. They all have mahogany wall panelling and flooring, air conditioning, ceiling fans, private decks although porches would be a better description, indoor and outdoor showers. There are 8 ground floor deluxe rooms, 4 first floor superior rooms, and 8 detached cabanas.

At an average year round price of USD290 which includes the accommodation, airport and boat transfers, all meals, morning coffee, left outside your bedroom on the deck, evening appetisers, lemonade, water, ice tea drinks, with gratuities and tax extra, and alcoholic bar drinks are not included.

If you don't dive or fish, then your tropical island vacation can be one of utter relaxation in a hammock with a good book, enjoying the peace and quiet, and the lovely white sand beaches, and the warm blue Caribbean sea. You could be more energetic and paddle a kayak, or sail a Hobie cat around the island, or better still go snorkeling and see a myriad of multi coloured fish. The choice is yours, but energetic or not, the sunrises and sunsets are something to behold.

If you have taken this Private Caribbean Island getaway specifically to dive, then you are in for a major treat, because not only will you get some of the very best scuba diving in Belize, you will get a diving experience that is safe, great fun, and totally memorable. You'll get to dive the famous Blue Hole, plus night dives, and you can expect to get 15 dives in a seven night package, with pre arrival questionnaires to ensure you get what you want.

Turneffe Island Lodge is a real luxury hands off tropical island getaway, with luxurious touches. You won't touch your bags from start to finish, and your every whim will be attended to. You'll love the food, especially if you are a seafood aficionado. The meals are taken family style with shared tables, but as most of the guests are of the same mind as you about vacations so you will find much in common, although Turneffe Island Lodge is probably not for small children who could get bored. A small point is that the island is almost bug free which is unusual for Belize!!

Turneffe Island Lodge is an incredible private island Caribbean tropical getaway. It may not be for you if you don't dive, but a week of being spoiled here will really recharge your batteries.
About the Author
Jim Brown recently began developing Belize Vacation Spots as well as contributing several articles about Worldwide Vacation Spots and he recommends Caribbean Vacation Spots but given a choice he would choose Belize before anywhere else
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