Is there cell service and or Wi-Fi available on the island?

Given the remote location of our private island resort, there is no cellular service available on the island however, we do provide guests with complimentary Wi-Fi access.

To provide guests with this service, the island relies on a network that helps guests get online via satellite connection. As a result, the upload and download speeds of our Wi-Fi network are often slower than the speeds guests are accustomed to at home or at work but we wanted to take this opportunity to explain how this can enhance your stay with us here at Turneffe Island Resort!

Did you know that according to Project: Time Off, a coalition devoted to helping the work force understand the value of taking time off, more than half (55%) of the workers they surveyed in 2015 did not use all of their vacation days? In fact, their research into the subject has revealed the average number of vacation days workers took in 2015 was 16.2 days compared to the 20.3 days workers used to enjoy taking off for decades before that. Those are your hard earned vacation days and if you’re planning to visit our resort, we want you to enjoy every single second you’re here. In an always-on world, disconnecting from work has its benefits and one of the major ones is stress relief.

Stress can affect your health in a number of different ways and manifest as changes in your mood, behavior and even in your body. Researchers have determined that during a normal work week, human beings need down time after work to mentally prepare for the next day. The same is true of extended periods of break time like vacations. Denying yourself that “me time” can lead to your stress level reading a little high which can lead to host of different health issues if not managed properly.

For many guests, they just want to know if there’s cell service or Wi-Fi so they can check in with their family to let them know they’ve arrived to the resort safe and sound. For this reason we’re happy to offer guests complimentary Wi-Fi but we also offer guests the ability to use our satellite connection phone in the main office to dial home should they need to. Here at Turneffe Island Resort, we want your vacation to be a break from the stressors of daily life and a chance to recharge your mind, body, and soul. A detox from the digital world benefits you in a number of way including returning to work feeling relaxed, refreshed, and boosting your productivity.

One of the best ways to embark on a digital detox is to select a destination that encourages a break from technology, from your gadgets, and from the many screens you use throughout the day in order to truly unwind while you’re on vacation. Nestled in the heart of the Turneffe Atoll, 35 miles off the coast of Belize City, our private island resort is just the place to embark on your time-out from technology to reconnect with yourself, your family or significant other, and with nature.

If you have any questions on how to best disconnect during your next stay with us, feel free to contact us directly! We’d love to hear from you!

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