The Lodge, Turtle Beach Lodge

The entry sign hung over the river
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The entry sign hung over the river


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The first thing seen was the boat dock
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The first thing seen was the boat dock


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The open-air bar was comfortable with chess boards
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The open-air bar was comfortable with chess boards


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The bar offered pool and pool towels for the pool
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The bar offered pool and pool towels for the pool


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A path led from the bar down to the beach
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A path led from the bar down to the beach


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Artistic tables and chairs littered the grounds
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Artistic tables and chairs littered the grounds


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The grounds were extraordinarily lush
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The grounds were extraordinarily lush


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Many trees and plants were identified
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Many trees and plants were identified


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This path led back into the lodge from the beach
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This path led back into the lodge from the beach


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A drinking fountain stood near the beach
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A drinking fountain stood near the beach


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A volleyball court was at the edge of the beach
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A volleyball court was at the edge of the beach


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The beach was vast and littered with drift wood
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The beach was vast and littered with drift wood


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Beach lounge chairs provided a place to relax
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Beach lounge chairs provided a place to relax


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The beach stretched to the horizon looking south
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The beach stretched to the horizon looking south


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Tropical flowers grew large on the hotel grounds
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Tropical flowers grew large on the hotel grounds


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Some of the spider webs were oddly abstract
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Some of the spider webs were oddly abstract


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Individual hammocks were available near the beach
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Individual hammocks were available near the beach


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Pool-side also sported lounge chairs
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Pool-side also sported lounge chairs


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Actual hammocks hung near the pool
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Actual hammocks hung near the pool


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He read his book near the turtle shaped pool
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He read his book near the turtle shaped pool


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A palm leaf roof covered the open-air bar
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A palm leaf roof covered the open-air bar


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Free boots were available for the jungle tour
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Free boots were available for the jungle tour


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Personal flotation devices were ready for boaters
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Personal flotation devices were ready for boaters


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Canoes and kayaks could be rented for U.S. $5 per day
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Canoes and kayaks could be rented for U.S. $5 per day


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A tour boat was ready for the next tour
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A tour boat was ready for the next tour


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The fuel station was safely separate from the boats
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The fuel station was safely separate from the boats


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The "driveway" in, viewed from the dock
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The "driveway" in, viewed from the dock


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A lizard was a welcome guest for breakfast
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A lizard was a welcome guest for breakfast


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The bed was decorated with fancy towel swans
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The bed was decorated with fancy towel swans


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A new part of the lodge was under construction
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A new part of the lodge was under construction


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Rooms were individual and duplex bungalows
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Rooms were individual and duplex bungalows


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Steps led to the pool from the beach side
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Steps led to the pool from the beach side


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