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These are remote and isolated destinations. Aside from the lodges, which all offer their own transportation, there is no regularly scheduled transportation out here. However, private water taxis and charter flights can be arranged.

By Plane -- The only airstrip located on these outer atolls is the private airstrip of the Lighthouse Reef Resort on Big Northern Caye.

By Boat -- Turneffe Island Atoll is a 1 1/2- to 2-hour boat ride from Belize City. The lodges listed below provide their own transportation to and from Belize City as part of their vacation packages.

By Helicopter -- The quickest and easiest way to get out to these atolls is by helicopter. Astrum Helicopters (tel. 222-5100; www.astrumhelicopters.com) will take you out here for BZ$2,500 (US$1,250/£663) in a helicopter that will hold four passengers, and BZ$3,750 (US$1,875/£994) in a six-passenger bird.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.