Best Life Magazine - Nine Best Beaches within a 5-hour flight from mainland USA
“If the impeccable Turtle Inn—with 18 thatch-roofed Balinese cabanas, a Thai spa, and Indonesian gardens on an alabaster Caribbean beach—seems like a movie set, there’s good reason. It’s owned by filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola. Each cabana has a private tropical garden with an outdoor shower, perfect for making your own movies—be they PG or NC-17.”
Outside Magazine - The Perfect 10 - the Caribbean's Best Resorts, 2004
“I sit at the desk of Turtle Inn's Villa One, staring through wooden shutters at the Caribbean, hoping for some Maya magic. Turtle Inn is owned by Francis Ford Coppola, and he was here, on the southern coast of Belize, working at this very desk, only a few weeks ago. I'm a huge fan of Mr. Francis (as he's called by the people who work here). I love the Godfather trilogy, but what I really love is Villa One's outdoor garden shower, designed by the auteur himself, surrounded by a high wall built by Maya stonemasons and illuminated with Balinese lanterns. I also love the Italian-for-the-tropics cuisine—white pizza topped with garlic and arugula grown from Sicilian seeds in Turtle Inn's garden, soup made from local lobster—served in the snazzy open-air restaurant. A few nights at the inn, I thought, and maybe I'd absorb some of the creative mojo.”
Dining open-air along the ocean’s shore is a feast for the senses. Savor fresh seafood and shellfish, the pure flavors of homegrown fruits and vegetables, or pizza from our authentic wood-burning oven.