White sand beaches, swaying palms and gentle breezes bless this offshore atoll dive resort With beautiful white sand beaches and a background sound of palm trees gently rustling in steady onshore breezes, it's easy to dispel any thoughts of civilization, worries, stress or care. But then, that's what you've been looking for, and it looks like that's what you've found - your own little bit of heaven on earth, the Turneffe Island Lodge.Situated 30 miles off the coast of Belize on the southernmost tip of the Turneffe Islands in the gloriously deserted Turneffe Atoll, this 12-acre private island is your getaway from the hustle and bustle of the end of the century, and that's just above water. Picture this: Twelve rooms, each with its own queen and twin beds, local mahogany furniture, private bath and a screened-in porch facing the bluest Caribbean you've ever seen - the perfect spot to sit back, put your heels up and enjoy after-dive libations as you drink in the quiet and scenery that surrounds you. Some of the rooms offer air conditioning as an extra, but it's often moot. That fresh tropical breeze makes life at the Turneffe Island Lodge idyllic regardless. Since the Turneffe Island Lodge is an all-inclusive resort, your meals are taken care of, and you can relax with the limited number of other guests in the on-site lounge and swap stories of the wonders you've seen and those yet to come. The service and ambience is extraordinary, and the lodge's philosophy mandates always exceeding what you expect in both comfort and quality. But you came here to dive, and no better choice could you have made. With a dedicated PADI full-service shop on the premises, complete with PADI-certified instructors and guides, you're but a 10-minute boat ride from some of the best diving in the Caribbean. So close, in fact, that you'll spend surface intervals back at the lodge rather than bouncing around the sea. Dive packages will sate even the most gung-ho dive-dive-dive enthusiast with 17 single-tank dives for the Saturday-to-Saturday visiting guest.And these include dives at the famed Blue Hole as well as at Long Caye Wall and Half Moon Wall, among some 70 other world-class sites. For more information about visiting Belize, click on the Tourism home page below.
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