Turneffe Island Resort Redefines Private Island Adventure
Turneffe Island Resort debuts its relaunched hotel, resort and new website, now taking reservations. This unique private island oasis offers adventure-seekers a personalized experience with unparalleled fishing, diving and snorkeling excursions. Spread across 14 acres, this hidden gem island at the southern tip of the Turneffe Atoll is 35 miles off the coast of Belize City and only 30 miles from the world-famous Great Blue Hole.
The resort specializes in customizable, all-inclusive fishing, diving and snorkeling packages for avid water enthusiasts. From the lengths of the saltwater Turneffe Flats to the depths of the Great Blue Hole, guests have easy access to Caribbean waters – and seasoned guides who grew up on the water of the centuries-old Turneffe Atoll channels, lagoons and reef.
“We are delighted to unveil the new Turneffe Island Resort on our 15-year anniversary. We’ve renovated the property, as we do after each season, but we’re especially excited to make a dramatic debut for guests, both returning and new, this season,” said Deborah Finkler, sales and marketing manager, Turneffe Island Resort. “We’ve enhanced our special adventure packages and have a brand new website to allow visitors to virtually experience all the luxury and adventure that the island and surrounding Caribbean waters can offer.”
Guests come to Turneffe Island Resort to cross something off their bucket list. Anglers can expect up to eight hours on the water every day, whether fly fishing in the flats or spin fishing in the deep waters. The resort is known as one of the only places in the world where one can chase the elusive “Caribbean Grand Slam”, catching a bonefish, tarpon and permit, all in one day. Guests can also fish for snapper, barracuda and jack for a truly unforgettable fish story. With born fishermen guiding the program, guests have landed their names in the International Game Fish Association (IFGA) record books season after season. Turneffe Island Resort is also pleased to announce a new fishing director, Greg Bicker, avid fly fish pro, to help guide the expanding fishing program at the resort.
The resort offers multiple dives per day with Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI)-certified guides, a weekly night dive and trips to one of the deepest dives in the world, the legendary Great Blue Hole, a collapsed 1000-year old oceanic cave, where divers head 130 feet underwater. In between fishing, diving and snorkeling guests can enjoy kayaking, paddle boarding, swimming and sun bathing. It is also the perfect destination for foodies with the kitchen and bar staff serving fresh and local international cuisine and cocktail creations.
Turneffe Island Resort has fully-renovated the property including its exclusive 22 beachside guestrooms, allowing guests to enjoy the ultimate in privacy and luxury. The secluded presidential and honeymoon villas are available for guests seeking luxury accommodations with even more space. Guestrooms and villas embody peace and relaxation and are adorned with floor-to-ceiling Belizean mahogany wood interiors.
Turneffe Island Resort has had a long and interesting history and was originally the first offshore fishing lodge in Belize. Relaunched in 2001 under new family ownership as the Turneffe Island Resort, today’s resort features three original buildings, an outdoor bar and pool, a string of private villas along its white sand shoreline and a helicopter pad.
The resort and its staff boast consistency in excellence, easily outnumbering the guests at any given time and providing personalized, white-glove service that meets the specific needs and desires of each individual guest. With direct flights from US cities Atlanta, Charlotte, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami and New York to Belize City, Turneffe Island Resort is remote, but not difficult to get to.
Today, Turneffe Island Resort has launched a new website to showcase all the beauty that the island has to offer. With stunning images of the island and activities along with a clean, responsive design, the resort’s new website gives guests a true taste of the adventure that awaits them. Visitors can browse the customizable packages offered by the resort and book via the reserve now button or by calling staff in the Houston, TX main office at 1-800-874-0118 or 1-713-236-7739.
For more information on Turneffe Island Resort or to book your trip, visit www.turnefferesort.com or Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
Midlands Diving Chamber donates £20k to Bite-Back
Hyperbaric and dive medical experts, Midlands Diving Chamber (MDC), has underpinned its long-term support of Bite-Back Shark & Marine Conservation with a one-off donation of £20,000, as the Rugby-based diving doctors wind down the charitable side of its operation.
The donation represents the single biggest financial contribution made to Bite-Back, delivering a huge boost to its campaigns to end the UK trade in shark products.
Spokesperson for Midlands Diving Chamber, Sally Cartwright, said: “For years we’ve admired and supported the ground-breaking work that Bite-Back is doing to save, protect and celebrate sharks. It’s a genuine pleasure to help ensure it stays at the forefront of shark conservation in the UK.”
Midland Diving Chamber first supported the charity at the inaugural Bite-Back at Cancer event in 2007 and then annually for the next six years. It even hosted its own James Bond-themed party on the Thames to fundraise for the marine NGO.
Campaign director for Bite-Back, Graham Buckingham, said: “We can’t thank MDC enough for its continued support and now for this massive contribution to our pioneering shark conservation campaigns. It makes us very proud that the country’s premier diving medical experts have chosen to back our campaigns that extend from parliament to primary schools. This financial windfall will allow us to continue to lead the shark conservation agenda in the UK and deliver measurable shark conservation breakthroughs to keep the oceans healthy.”
Bite-Back’s No Fin To Declare campaign to end the UK’s import and export of shark fins is now just months away from achieving Royal Ascent into law and, earlier this month it launched a free 56-page teaching resource for Key Stage 2 & 3 students on the importance of sharks and the threats they face.
Midlands Diving Chamber is based at St. Cross Hospital in Rugby and operates a hyperbaric decompression chamber offering NHS funded recompression to divers with Decompression Illness (DCI) together with other Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) treatments. Any diver with medical concerns should contact MDC on either 01788 579 555 or 07931 472 602.
Find out more about Bite-Back at http://www.bite-back.com/
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