News and Articles about Our Resort and Turneffe Atoll

Whether they know it or not, The Elbow is why divers go to Belize. One of the few ‘drift dives’ along the atolls that is actually a true drift dive, assuming currents cooperate, so it can only be done during calm conditions. However, when The Elbow can be dived, with a little help from the…

Maintaining the health and well being of the environment is important to us, which is why Blackbird Caye Resort is committed to sustainability. But what does that mean for Blackbird Caye Resort? We follow a set of rules as a Best Practices Operation that includes everything from what kind of building materials we use (locally-available,…

“A new study published in the Journal of Marine Policy finds that coral reefs generate $36 billion in global tourism value per year. Mapping the Global Value and Distribution of Coral Reef Toursim used traditional and academic research combined with unique “big data” and social media uploads to map, in high resolution, the full value…

Blackbird Caye Resort Earns Seventh Consecutive Certificates of Excellence Lucky number seven! We are incredibly proud and excited to announce that our very own Blackbird Caye Resort on Turneffe Atoll has just been awarded a 2017 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence — for the seventh(!) time in a row! This really means a lot to us….

One of the most beautiful things about trips to Belize is just how few travelers there are compared to some of the more ‘mainstream’ Caribbean destinations. And with countless islands to explore above the waves and one of the world’s largest reef systems beneath them, the other Caribbean is a treat for travelers looking to…

If you want to learn how to dive, you do PADI. And if you’re going to do PADI, there are few places better for you to learn than at Blackbird Caye Resort. Ignore for a moment the fact that our corner of the world has some of the best diving found anywhere, with incredible biodiversity,…

Never underestimate the fun you can have with a kayak – one of our favourite past times at Blackbird Caye Resort is to take our kayaks out on expeditions around Turneffe Atoll! There is no shortage of sights to see along our ecologically-diverse shores, making Turneffe Expeditions perfect for novice and experienced kayakers alike. Dozens…

The best teams are families – and we definitely have one of the best teams at Blackbird Caye Resort! Living and working together in close proximity for so many years, coworkers become family, complete with all the fun shenanigans you would expect from a lifetime of friendship:

A hole in the ocean: that’s what Lighthouse Atoll – better known as the Great Blue Hole – is best described as. But how did it get here? Why is it all alone? What caused it? The beauty of having a natural wonder nearby is the continued sense of uniqueness, of beauty and mystery surrounding…

You can tell a lot about a place by the beach. How clean is it? Is there random ocean debris and refuse strewn about? How much garbage has washed ashore? What kind of animals call the beach home? On Turneffe Atoll we are blessed with a pristine secluded location, and Blackbird Caye Resort intends to…

An important part of any vacation is the food. Sure, you may be here for the diving – or the remoteness, the solitude – but at the end of any day you need to eat. Luckily, our food is as good as our diving, and visitors are in for a real treat as they experience…

What does it mean to be a ‘world class scuba resort’?  How can any resort claim to be ‘world class’ at all? Well, we can sum it up for you with just two basic points: our unique setting, and the ability to accommodate any level of diver. Let’s talk about our unique setting first. A…

Diversity, diversity, diversity! We are so incredibly fortunate to be where we are, atop Belize Barrier Reef, right in the heart of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System. 65+ species of coral. 350+ species of mollusk. More than 500 species of fish. The Mesoamerican Reef System is the epitome of diversity – and we haven’t even…

There is benefit to stillness, to solitude. Peace of mind and quiet time ‘away from it all’ is something many struggle with from time to time – and often one of the most difficult things to find on vacation. Thankfully, our seclusion on Turneffe Atoll just off the coast of Belize offers us a chance…

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