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Eco-Friendly, Adventure-Based Holiday Escape at Turneffe Island Resort

by Aoife O'Riordan

Dec 21, 2022

© Turneffe Island Resort – Belize


Family travelers looking for a vacation blending daily adventures with sustainable initiatives should look no further than Belize’s Turneffe Island Resort. Situated on 14 acres, this resort balances relaxation with adventure.


The resort recently debuted three new Sunset Villas, each featuring private plunge pools, personal outdoor showers, screened porches, views of the Caribbean and direct beach access. While at Turneffe Island Resort, guests can embark on a wide variety of adventures, from scuba diving to snorkeling to fly fishing the Turneffe Atoll. A day of snorkeling entails choosing from 25 snorkeling sites with the help of two snorkeling guides. Guests can also enjoy excursions to Great Blue Hole, Sayonara Wreck and the Elbow.


© Turneffe Island Resort – Belize

Turneffe Island Resort invites guests to give back to the earth during their visit, with countless environmental initiatives available for guests to take part in. The resort embraces conservation efforts of the Turneffe Atoll and its reefs, as well as educational programs to teach guests about the importance of marine life. The resort also staffs former researchers and environmental enthusiasts. These professionals cover an array of topics, including the hunting of lionfish, an invasive species.


Turneffe Island Resort is Green Globe-certified and a member of the Reef Environmental Education Foundation. This foundation seeks to conserve marine life by educating, enlisting and enabling divers to become active ocean stewards. Even the resort’s fishing programs are catch and release to ensure a healthy fish population is maintained and local fishermens’ livelihoods are protected.


The resort also hosts three rangers from Turneffe Atoll Sustainability Association. These rangers cover issues like illegal fishing, fishing methods and catch sizes.


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