Turtle Resort Belize
Turtle Inn is the beach point of Francis Ford Coppola's Central American resort triangle. This sumptuous cluster of cottages sits on a narrow stretch of beach just south of the tiny airstrip and just north of the non–descript, lazy fishing/tourist town that gives Placencia Peninsula its name. Here you'll find a unique blend of casual elegance and sandy–toed luxury that mixes a bit of Bali into Belize.
It's only a couple hundred feet between Turtle Inn's grand entranceway (a slightly arched wooden bridge over a reflecting pond filled with turtles) and the lightly lapping Caribbean. Walking from one end to the other, you'll pass through a lovely open–air lobby, restaurant, swimming pool, and seaside bar, all of which afford beautifully framed shots of the surrounding beauty.
If you've been to Coppola's other properties (Blancaneaux Lodge in Belize's Mountain Pine Ridge and La Lancha Resort across the border in Guatemala), you are familiar with the film producer's attention to detail. This is evident at Turtle Inn, where hand–carved Balinese doors are one example of the Indonesian, Asian, and local artwork displayed throughout the grounds, all of which is accentuated by lush flowerbeds and tropical vegetation.
If you can afford it, book a "seafront" villa or cottage—you'll be happy you did while watching the sun rise over the Caribbean from your private veranda. You can choose to have meals here as well if the scene is just too beautiful to tear away from. A variety of other cottages, suites, and pavilions in different layouts are equally attractive though, each uniquely styled with Oriental flair and a wide range of amenities (the photographs and slide shows on the website offer a great virtual tour of each accommodation). Coffee pots, minibars, and iPod docks are nice, but most guests take more pleasure in the finely crafted furniture, beautiful textiles, outdoor showers, and a constant sea breeze whistling through the trees. The one common gripe is the modest size of the beds: resort-style king beds they are not, so arrive with someone you love.
Turtle Inn is great for both honeymooners and families, but if you're here for romance, you may wish to request a room away from the open-air bar and pool to cut down on noise. The two–bedroom units have two full bathrooms with giant tubs and two sets of showers, but the prime villa is Mr. Coppola’s Pavilion Suite. That has two bedrooms, a loft area above a full kitchen, a dining table for eight, steam showers, and a big verandah leading to its own pool facing the water. A private butler makes sure you’re taken care of at all times.
Get ready to relax—there is no television and the only "phone" in your room is a conch shell which you'll use to buzz the front desk or room service (you'll get used to talking into a shell after a few days). There is complimentary Wi-Fi though for those who must check in. Most guests eventually gravitate to the large oval pool, the more private triangular pool at the far northern end, the cushioned beach lounge chairs, or the semi–circular bar right by the beach.why project management interview question how many teaching days in a school year where to go from teaching why london is better than new york how far london to rome how far does a gps tracker work whose project is nlex what are different types of design where is product key for microsoft office how solution is prepared the de whose solution is y2 3ay x3 how many entrepreneurs become millionaires where to develop 110 film how many design patterns are there in java which entrepreneur is associated with the financial industry when system has no solution how science works where technology started who road map how much technology do we need how far machine learning when to discontinue a product how much solution to put in hoover carpet cleaner what development accounted for the failure weegy who road map whose immune system is stronger which science degree is easiest how much startup money to open a restaurant where to start business from home which system is required to start an automobile where product key windows 7 how to roadmap a product where technology came from why project planning is important how entrepreneur is helpful in creating jobs how much solution to put in vax carpet cleaner where is leeds manager from whu business psychology how solution is mixture who buy products and who use product how much solution for vax carpet cleaner when business need to formalize the information how long system restore windows 10 whose forest solution how many teaching positions are open in florida