Press Release: Turtle Island Resort

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Muy’Ono Resorts Named Resort Operator of Turtle Island Resort & Residences

Discover the WOW factor at Turtle Island – a  private island in Ambergris Caye operated by Muy’Ono Resorts

Belize, May 16, 2023 Belize’s leading resort collection, Muy’Ono Resorts, has announced the addition of Turtle Island Resort, marking its first expansion to San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, and its ninth property in the current collection.


Located on a private island just a 5-minute boat ride off the coast of Ambergris Caye, Turtle Island Resort offers complimentary access to town with the peace of a secluded island oasis. The resort features modern villas with plunge pools and stunning Caribbean views, where guests can indulge in delicious Belizean cuisine and cocktails by the infinity-edge pool. Guests can also indulge in popular activities like snorkeling the Belize Barrier Reef, world-class fly fishing, and oceanview spa services. For those seeking the ultimate private island experience, the resort can be rented with accommodations for up to 42 guests. 


In line with Muy’Ono Resorts’ commitment to environmental sustainability, Turtle Island Resort goes beyond providing guests with an island retreat by actively participating in conservation efforts. As a Registered Rehabilitation Site for Hol Chan Marine Reserve, the on-site Lucy’s Lagoon allows guests to meet rescued and rehabilitated marine life up close, like the beloved resident turtle Lucy, while learning about the resort’s dedication to protecting endangered species.


“We are thrilled to finally expand into the Ambergris Caye market. For years our team has been looking for the right partner with an amazing property that we would be proud to represent. We are excited to work with the Legacy Resorts development team to introduce Turtle Island to the world. It is a perfect fit with the Muy’Ono portfolio, offering the romantic seclusion of a private island with easy access to all the fun and excitement of San Pedro. Turtle Island will quickly become THE place to stay in Belize,” says Cortney Lebens, CEO at Muy’Ono Resorts.


In addition, Turtle Island offers ownership opportunities starting in the $500s. Legacy Resorts presents a diverse collection of five waterfront homes, from signature studios to two-bedroom suites in their upcoming development plans including new amenities to enhance the island experience. As part of the Muy’Ono Resort Collection, owners and guests can enjoy guided ocean and jungle tours and all the resort’s amenities.


About Muy’Ono Resorts 

Muy’Ono Resorts was founded to bring professional management services and international standards to the tourism industry in Belize. The company aims to deliver unforgettable vacation experiences and superior investment returns while keeping the authentic spirit of Belize alive. Combining world-class operational expertise with innovative marketing strategies, Muy’Ono Resorts helps build successful client ventures. For more information, visit


About Legacy Resorts

Legacy Resorts is a facilitator of resort concepts worldwide, specializing in destination, master-planned, and amenity-rich resorts. They are skilled in collaborative resourcing, brand alignment, and execution proficiency, bringing together industry experts to achieve maximum returns for their clients. Legacy Resorts is dedicated to responsible development, marine conservation and oceanic education and research.


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