Turtle Inn


A Francis Ford Coppola Property

Just beyond your private deck, the white Caribbean sands dissolve into a clear-water world of unspoiled coral reefs, playful dolphins and bright exotic fish. Hang a hammock from the shady coconut palms and watch colorful iguanas and the gentle tides unfold against the white sand beach.

North of the Creole fishing village of Placencia, this marine retreat combines natural wonders with luxury amenities, two restaurants, attentive staff and fine dining.  

Charming  bach fonrt cabanas of bleached thatch and native wood mingle with the beach’s palm and sea grape. Under the thatched roofs, quiet ceiling fans invite sweet sea air and flora-scents to perfume the tropical interiors. 

Each Balinese-inspired cabana has artisan-crafted furnishings, a luxury private bath and a panoramic view of the sea.



  • Explore spectacular Coral Reefs 
    Whether you want to slip on a diving mask and explore the waters around the Inn or hire a water taxi to take you to spectacular reefs at nearby cayes, Turtle Inn is the ideal base while exploring this natural wonder.

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  • Miles of white sand beach dip into the azure sea. 
    Cool trade winds brush the southern shores as they fan the coconut palms. Plant a lounge chair at the water's edge and dip your toes into the warm tide. 

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  • Take an unforgettable wildlife cruise up the Monkey River. 
    A boat will pick you up at the Turtle Inn beach and take you down the coast past Placencia to the mouth of the Monkey River.From exotic birds to brightly colored snakes and from wildcats to crocodiles, spectacular wildlife awaits you along the river.

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  • Enjoy the Caribbean seaside town of Placencia. 
    Bike, hike or take a water taxi down the tip of the peninsula to the sleepy town of Placencia.

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  • The Sofia, a private Islander aircraft, can transport you from Belize City to Turtle Inn in less than an hour. Buses and commercial airlines also fly between Belize City and Placencia.

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  • Continental breakfast is included, as well as use of the Inn's beach bicycles and sea kayaks.

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Restaurant & Bar

Gauguin beach grill. 
Traditional family recipes are prepared in an Italian wood-burning oven. Select a table in the open-air dining room or something more romantic – a candlelit table on the ocean's edge. Coppola family recipes are made using fresh fruits and vegetables grown in the Blancaneaux Lodge's organic garden. 

Before sitting down, enjoy a cocktail or sample from exclusive Niebaum-Coppola wines in the sunken sand-floor bar. 



Vacations International Inc is proud to recommend this property for your family vacation or honeymoon.


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