Turneffe Flats Lodge

Resort in Turneffe Atoll

Although its principal fame is as a fishing retreat with expert guides, this Blackbird Caye lodge also offers excellent dive trips that are less crowded than at other resorts (because the other guests are out fishing). Accommodations are in spacious, three-bedroom villas and duplex cabañas, each with a veranda and dramatic views of the waves crashing on the nearby reef.

The owners of the lodge are particularly active in local conservation efforts, and their snorkeling eco-tour, 'Atoll Adventure,' earns high marks with travelers.