A permit from the waters surrounding Turneffe Flats.

The Turneffe Flats Resort in Belize announced today that it has earned Green Globe certification. The Green Globe Standard is a "structured assessment of the sustainability performance of travel and tourism businesses and their supply chain partners," according to To earn the certification members must have high standards in environmental, sociocultural, quality, health, and safety issues, plus contribute to local communities and their local environment.

Turneffe Flats Resort, located 30 miles off the coast of Belize, recently led efforts to establish Turneffe Atoll as the country’s largest Marine Reserve. The resort offers fly fishing, scuba diving and marine eco-tourism activities. It also features a spa, casual dining, private villas and guest rooms.

Turneffe Flats is known as one of Belize's premier saltwater fly fishing destination and offers the ability to sight-fish for bonefish, permit and tarpon. The ocean side flats are home to large schools of bonefish which average around 2-3 pounds, and have been known to reach up to 10-12 pounds. There is a wadeable flat situated right in front of the lodge, and the ocean side flats are only 5 to 15 minutes away. The lodge also offers English-speaking guides and access to top-notch equipment to help guests navigate the challenging fishing of the of Turneffe Flats.