Visit Turneffe

A captivating marine wilderness

Supporting wildlife conservation, sustainable ecotourism, and community livelihoods.


Turneffe Atoll is a Marine Protected Area in Belize that offers the best scuba diving, the best flyfishing, and other remarkable marine experiences both above and below the waves. Thanks to far-sighted management, this unique coral ecosystem remains pristine, and is one of the best places in the Caribbean to escape the crowds, and encounter remarkable marine wildlife.

A Marine Protected Area of regional and global importance


We can only appreciate and protect what we can understand, and as a visitor to the Turneffe Atoll, we’d like to give you the opportunity to learn about this extraordinary ecosystem, its wildlife, why we need to save it, and how you can help.


Protection and managing the Turneffe Atoll Marine Reserve is a team effort, a collaboration between the Turneffe Atoll Sustainability Association, our partners and our visitors. Find our more about our community of sea’tizens who are passionate about exploring and protecting our oceans and its wildlife. 

Wondering where to stay on Turneffe? Meet our Conservation Contributors

These resorts have made a significant commitment to the protection and management of the Turneffe Atoll Marine Reserve — They have included a financial contribution the Turneffe Atoll Sustainability Association in their standard pricing.

Simply by choosing these resorts, you can be assured that your stay has made a direct contribute to conservation.

Turneffe Island Resort

Turneffe Island Resort is your picture-postcard Caribbean luxury resort, with red-roofed cabanas and villas nestled beneath vibrant green palms, and just a few steps away from white sand and warm ocean.

Turneffe Flats

Immerse yourself in the captivating charm of Turneffe Flats, an award -winning destination that seamlessly combines quality guest activities and great service, with an eco-friendly business approach. 

Belize Dive Haven

Belize Dive Haven offers a more sociable experience of this remarkable Marine Protected Area. The resort is close to some of Turneffe Atoll’s most interesting and pristine creeks, lagoon and mangrove islands.

You can have a lasting, positive impact

Humans are failing the world’s oceans and, in the process, we’re making life harder for the creatures that live in them and the people who depend on them. Without urgent action, we risk losing one of our most precious resources – the coral reefs that protect and support communities of marine life and humans.

We believe that Marine Protected Areas are the best way to give oceans a break, without excluding people from the equation. Well-managed MPAs provide opportunities for responsible travel and sustainable harvesting as part of the blue economy. When you make mindful choices about your travel destinations, you can have a lasting, positive impact.

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