This 25-room seafront hideaway is owned by Francis Ford Coppola. It offers year-round tank dives around the cays and bays of Belize's Caribbean coast or seasonal night excursions to see whale sharks from April to June. Other activities include canoe trips to inland lagoons and tours of the Cockscomb nature reserve, home to 80 protected jaguars.
Turtle Inn, Placencia Village, Stann Creek, Belize (00 501 523 3244; coppolaresorts.com). Doubles from US$285 (£190), B&B. Diving from US$145 (£97).