a deck with colorful tables and chairs overlooking the ocean
FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is Blackbird Caye Resort?


Blackbird Caye Resort is situated on 4,000 acres of jungle on the windward side of Blackbird Caye on Turneffe Atoll.

What are my payment options?


We accept cash, as well as Visa and MasterCard. All prices are in US dollars, at an exchange rate of US $1 = BZ $2.

Do you offer babysitting services?


Yes. If you’ll be traveling with young children, we can arrange a babysitter prior to your arrival.

Do I have to be a certified diver to go on one of your guided diving trips?


Yes. To participate in a guided dive, you’ll need to present a dive card. If you’re planning on diving the Great Blue Hole, you’ll need to be open water certified. If you don’t have a certification, don’t worry: We offer a number of dive courses onsite

Will there be any additional expenses that aren’t included in our package?


At check-in, we’ll open a tab for each room for bar and gift shop purchases. Hotel tax ($4.50 per night), Blue Hole and Half Moon Caye reserve fees ($40.00), and gratuities are not included. Guests can pay their tab the night before or the morning of their departure.

Is it safe to swim in front of the island?


Yes, it’s safe to swim in the sea during the day. Blackbird Caye’s saltwater crocodiles live on the lagoon side of the resort; swimming there isn’t recommended.

Do I need a visa to visit Belize?


Citizens of the United States and Canada, and those of most European nations, don’t need a visa when traveling to Belize.

What’s the weather like in Belize?


Our rainy season runs from June through November, with most precipitation falling in October and November. Generally, Belize is sunny year-round, with warm winters and summers.

What’s your tipping policy?


Dive staff and management can be tipped directly. Tips for bar, restaurant, and hidden staff can be left in the resort tip box or by credit card with management at checkout.

How can I get to the resort?


Blackbird Caye offers complimentary boat transfers from Belize City every Wednesday and Saturday. Additionally, you can charter a flight to the island from Belize’s municipal airport. Flights to the resort take 10-15 minutes, and a three-seat charter costs $495USD one way. Five-, seven-, nine-, and 12-seat charters are also available.

What time should I be in Belize City for the boat transfer?


Arrive at Belize City’s Philip Goldson International Airport no later than 2:30 p.m. local time. There, you will be greeted by a Blackbird Caye representative, who will shuttle you to the Radisson docks. Charters can be scheduled for any time in the afternoon, no later than 5:00 p.m.

When is checkout?


Guests can either leave on a boat transfer at 8:00 a.m. or book a charter flight that departs before noon. To ensure that you don’t miss your flight, we recommend choosing a departure out of Belize City anytime after 12:30 p.m.

What language do they speak in Belize?


The official language of Belize is English. Spanish, Creole, Garifuna, and Mayan are also spoken around the country.

Can I drink the water?


Yes, tap water is safe to drink at the resort.