Travel + Leisure name Blancaneaux Lodge & Turtle Inn among World's 500 Best Hotels

Posted 01-04-11 at 12:30 PM

Blancaneaux Lodge and Turtle Inn were once again recognized in Travel + Leisure's annual list of the World's 500 Best Hotels. The two Francis Ford Coppola-owned retreats were the only resorts in Belize to make the list, and Blancaneaux Lodge was also named the Best in Region, encompassing all of Latin America.

Blancaneaux Lodge made the list for the 5th consecutive year, while Turtle Inn was recognized for the 4th time in the past five years (2007-08, 2010-11).

Congratulations to the hardworking and dedicated staff at both resorts for this wonderful recognition!


Be One with Belize

Posted 11-30-10 at 10:59 AM

Earlier this year, the Belize Tourism Board (BTB) released "Be One with Belize," a video presentation capturing the beauty of the small Central American nation of Belize. Shot in stunning HD, the 6-part, 15 minute video explores Belize's Coral Reefs, Jungles, Maya ruins and Cultures for the adventurous traveler or those seeking rest and relaxation. Below is the trailer. To view the Parts 1-6, visit


Blancaneaux Lodge Conservation Officer elected to prestigious National Environmental Committee

Posted 11-23-10 at 12:50 AM

Roni Martinez on Howler Hill in Belize.Blancaneaux Lodge Conservation Officer Roni Martinez has been elected by the Friends for Conservation & Development (FCD) Board of Directors to represent the FCD on the Belizean National Environmental Appraisal Committee (NEAC), a prestigious organization legally charged with giving clearance for all development projects requiring environmental review, from shrimp farms and resorts to World Heritage site projects and many other major undertakings that closely affect the lives of Belizeans.

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