Turtleman’s House is a thatched cabana on posts over the ocean within a World Heritage site on the longest barrier reef in the western hemisphere, with coral patches just 200 feet in front of the house. This site was the home of a marine biologist (Turtleman) for over 20 years. The unit was built by hand with beach combed 2 inch thick tropical hardwood lumber and has a handcut coconut palm leaf thatched roof. The house is decorated with unique treasures found beachcombing and diving such as Portuguese glass fishing floats and notes in a bottle that crossed the Atlantic, old bottles from an 18th Century wreck, shells of sea creatures (found empty on the reef), and tropical orchids and palms collected from our land. The house is located at the northern end of Ambergris Caye within the Bacalar Chico Marine Reserve, one of seven marine protected areas in Belize that were declared a World Heritage Site in 2000. The cabana has a king size bed (or twins) with a sleeping loft that kids love! You will be amazed by the numbers of stars and lights in the water you see at night from the veranda.