Welcome to Blackbird Caye Resort
Premier Dive Resort in Belize
Blackbird is a unique resort that combines pristine Caribbean waters,
unspoiled natural beauty and uncommon personal service to create an idyllic tropical island retreat. Located on the Turneffe Atoll, 25 miles off the coast of Belize City, Blackbird Resort is nestled within a 2-mile long private, white sandy beach. We are situated on the windward side of Blackbird Caye within 4,000 acres of remote jungle and palm trees. The resort overlooks an iridescent turquoise lagoon, protected by the atoll’s rim reef and the dramatic walls of Turneffe are only 100 feet from the resort. Our prime location offers guests the opportunity to enjoy World Class diving and snorkeling at some of the most spectacular sites in the Western Hemisphere, only 5 to 10 minutes away from the resort. Offering some of the highest biodiversity in the Caribbean, Turneffe offers a well-developed reef encircling the entire island chain making it the perfect location for divers, snorkelers and kayakers.
About the resort
Blackbird offers 18 private oceanfront cabanas all with modern accommodations, screened in balconies ,and hammocks all facing the spectacular Caribbean Sea. The resort features four charming thatched roof mahogany cottages, nine hard roofed cabanas, as well as a duplex and a triplex cabana making these two latter ones perfect for groups or families. The interiors are comfortable with full baths, electricity, and hot water. All rooms are air-conditioned, though unnecessary with the cottages open to the trade winds. The island infrastructure is comprised of rainwater collection reservoirs and Reverse Osmosis systems, three generators, telephone with fax, satellite television in the bar lounge, and free Wi-Fi internet.
Blackbird is well known throughout North America and through the years we have been featured on television, Sport Diver and Scuba Diving magazines as well as newspaper articles. We are proud to be the recipients of Trip Advisor’s prestigious Certificate of Excellence for 2011, 2012 and 2013. We continue to strive to exceed our guest’s expectations and provide the best vacation imaginable!
Our resort staff resides on the island and includes a management couple, four cooks, two housekeepers, two waitresses, two bartenders, one engineer, three boat captains, one maintenance assistant, two dive masters and three groundskeepers.
Why choose Blackbird Caye Resort?
- More than 70 spectacular dive and snorkel sites all within a 15 minute boat ride from the resort
- As one of the closest resorts to the famous Blue hole we offer a weekly excursion to explore its depths as well as the nearby Half Moon Caye Natural Monument.
- We offer the only airstrip on Turneffe atoll, chartered runs will get you to Blackbird in just ten minutes.
- PADI dive training and continuing education courses
- Guided expedition kayaking
- Enjoy a rainbow- reef while contributing to its protection
Renowned for its biodiversity above and below the water, we offer something for everyone: world-class scuba diving, snorkeling, kayaking, beachcombing, group retreats, and nature walks, to observe colorful land birds and seabirds.
We look forward to welcoming you soon to our island paradise!