News and Articles about Our Resort and Turneffe Atoll

Belize has quickly become a diver’s dream destination boasting rave reviews about its unspoiled reefs, corals and abundant marine life. The Mesoamerican Reef System — often referred to as the “Jewel of the Caribbean” — is the largest barrier reef in the Western Hemisphere. Within can be found Turneffe Atoll, the largest and most biologically…

Blackbird Caye Resort is home to dozens of wild & marine life. Our 27 species of birds love our warm, tropical climate and consist mainly of Brown Pelican, Magnificent Frigate Bird, Great Blue Heron, Great Egret, Little Blue Heron, Osprey and Spotted Sandpiper. Bird-watching is some of our guests’ favorite activities. Marine life in Turneffe…

Sport Diver Magazine is the official publication of the PADI diving society. PADI is the Professional Association of Diving Instructors and is the most respected and sought-after diving society in the world. John Cronin & Ralph Erickson dreamed up PADI over a bottle of Johnnie Walker (yes, it’s true!) in 1966, bringing their swimming and…

Our very unique private Beach House recently underwent major renovations and the results are beautiful! This 4-bedroom, 2-bathroom home-away-from-home comfortably sleeps 4-8 guests and many families have already enjoyed it. Featuring a fully-equipped kitchen, dining and large living space, guests can spread out and still enjoy the beauty of our private island oasis. Ocean views…

Half Moon Caye Wall, Lighthouse Reef, Belize has been named in Scuba Diving.com’s 2015 Top 100 Reader’s Choice Awards. Divers worldwide agree that diving the Half Moon Caye Wall offers an incredible, once-in-a-lifetime dive experience. Spectacular, vivid corals and abundant sea life make this dive destination world-class. Lighthouse Reef is located about 50 miles off…

In January 2015, Blackbird Caye Resort hosted Alejandro Ruiz for an upcoming feature on “Love Nature”, a Canadian channel that broadcasts nature-themed programming on a wide variety of topics from animals to landscapes to outer space. “Love Nature” was established in 2006. Blackbird Caye Resort was approached late last year and is thrilled to be…

Blackbird Caye Resort proudly sits on Turneffe Atoll, the second largest reef system in the world. Being the most biologically diverse coral atoll in the Western Hemisphere, divers and snorkelers here experience lush and vibrant underwater scenery that is breathtaking and stunning. 30 miles wide, 10 miles long and 25 miles from the Belize mainland,…

Belize is home to a sub-species of the West Indian manatee, one of four living species of manatees. The other three are the West African manatee, the Amazonian manatee and the dugong. The West Indian  manatee is divided into two species, Florida & Antillean. Manatees thrive in warm waters due to its slow metabolism. Because…

From white sand beaches,  turquoise waters, unreal sunrises and sunsets to romantic seclusion from the real world, Blackbird has been a phenomenal destination  for honeymooners and host to many weddings  too! But, now there’s one more reason any  honeymooner seeking a destination in Belize  for their special time will find Blackbird on their list of…

If you’ve been thinking about visiting Blackbird Caye Resort and discovering Belize’s best-kept secret then you may want to try your luck and enter our 2015 Summer contest to win a 7 night stay with us. The rules are simple:  Join our newsletter and that is it there is to it! Your prize is for…

Come join our Belize Island Resort for an epic Belize Vacation Package! Guests from across the globe rave about our luxurious accommodations and marvel at our Ocean wonders! Learn more about the area as explained by Tierney Thys, National Geographic Expedition Leader, Marine Biologist and Filmmaker. The National Geographic Expedition groups travel to the ends…

In 1971 Jacques Cousteau, a famous undersea explorer, dubbed the Blue Hole as one of the world’s top ten scuba diving sites — this was for a reason, because it offers some of the most spectacular underwater wildlife and fauna on this planet. Check out these quotes from Trip advisor: One of the world’s top…

Lighthouse Reef  — a small atoll 70km from mainland — hosts many dive sites but perhaps the most awe-inspiring in the famous Blue Hole: a collapsed cave risen from the ocean’s floor, leaving a deep geological mystery bursting with aquatic wildlife. A geological mystery Other sites include Silver Caves. Long Caye Wall, Coral Gardens and…

5 things we can do to help the endangered American Crocodile. The American Crocodile was officially discovered and documented in 1807 and named Crocodylus acutus. However, many thought the species to be an alligator — after much deliberation it was finally categorized as a crocodile 1822. Off the endangered species list Although the American Crocodile…

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