Turneffe Flats Lodge, Belize


Turneffe Flats Lodge sits on a beautiful private point amid coconut palms and a white sand beach, and allows immediate access to miles of bonefish, permit and tarpon fly fishing opportunities in wadeable flats as well as the best diving and snorkelling in Belize.

Casting in crystal clear, wadeable flats

Turneffe Flats Lodge is ideally located to enjoy all of Turneffe’s 250 square miles of expansive flats, healthy coral reef and remarkably rich marine habitat. Bonefishing is a mainstay of the fishing operation with miles of crystal clear, wadeable flats. While wading Turneffe’s extensive turtle grass flats, you will sight fish to large schools of bonefish as well as smaller groups and singles.

Turneffe Flats is also one of a select group of saltwater destinations where you can experience flats fishing for tailing permit with a reasonable opportunity to catch one. Tarpon are present throughout the year, but the migratory tarpon season really begins in April and continues to mid-October. June, July and August are generally the best months for tarpon fishing. Most of the migratory tarpon are in the 70-90lb range but a few 150-200lb monsters are seen each year.

First Class Amenities

The social centre for Turneffe Flats is the air-conditioned lodge which features a bar, spacious sitting area and dining room.  The accommodation options include eight air-conditioned cabanas which are spread along the beach, each with panoramic views of Turneffe’s coral reef. All rooms are furnished with two queen sized beds. Each room has an en-suite bathroom as well as a veranda which is an ideal spot to relax after the day’s activities.  As well as the cabanas, there are three private villas which are a great choice for family guests or groups of friends travelling together. The three bedroom Garden Villa has a living area and small kitchenette/bar.  The Reef Villa overlooks the beach and also has three bedrooms.  The Pelican Villa is the latest addition and accommodates four guests in two good sized bedrooms.   

Meals are a tasty combination of Belizean and American dishes served family-style. Fresh seafood, local produce and home-baked pastries are standard fare. Apart from beachcombing, sea kayaking, birding and snorkelling Turneffe Flats Lodge has a reputation as a first class dive lodge with 45ft pro dive boats and experienced dive masters.  There is also a small swimming pool for guests to enjoy.

“The Turneffe Atoll is so vast, it is easy to believe you are the only people out there fishing.” Aardvark Angler 

Explore the Barrier Reef

The Turneffe Atoll is located approximately 30 miles from the mainland. The trip by boat to Turneffe Flats takes about 90 minutes on a 48 foot custom jet boat.

The trip will take you through the offshore cayes, the Barrier Reef, and through the Turneffe Islands to Turneffe Flats. Turneffe Flats is located on the eastern (seaward) side of the Turneffe Atoll.

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