News and Articles about Our Resort and Turneffe Atoll

Your bags are packed. You’re ready to catch a flight to Belize. Just a few hours separate you from diving one of Belize’s great dive spots like the Blue Hole, Hol Chan Marine Reserve, or The Elbow. There’s no better home base for a Belize diving adventure than Blackbird Caye Resort. Dive to your heart’s…

There are a couple important holidays coming up here in Belize: The Battle of St. George’s Caye and Belize Independence Day! The Battle of St. George’s Caye is celebrated each year on September 10. We spoke about it at length last year. It’s a date forever etched into the history of Belize after British-led forces…

At Blackbird Caye Resort we pride ourselves in our work to help protect Turneffe Atoll. With a structured Best Practices Operation we work to minimize potential environmental impact while at the same time doing our part to help maintain and preserve the natural surroundings whenever possible. It’s an important task that is vital to preserving…

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…

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