Monday is Tropical Blue Mojito Night at Blackbird Caye Resort!

by mikfein

At Blackbird Caye Resort we are constantly seeking ways to entertain our guests. We are proud to announce on Monday nights we are having a Tropical Blue Mojito Night from 5:00pm – 7.00pm; complete with an evening campfire! On Tuesday’s our guests get to partake in the Blue Hole trip (weather-permitting and with a minimum […]

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Explore Underwater Beauty in Belize at its Finest – Blackbird Caye Resort

by mikfein

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 […]

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The Vibrant Wild & Marine Life at Blackbird Caye Resort, Belize

by mikfein

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 […]

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Belize’s Blackbird Caye Resort Named “2015 World’s Best Diving Resorts” by Sport Diver Magazine

by mikfein

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 […]

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Blackbird Caye Resort’s Newly Renovated Beach House is Ready!

by mikfein

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 […]

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Half Moon Caye Wall, Lighthouse Reef, Belize – 2015 Scuba Diving Magazine’s Top 100 Reader’s Choice Award

by mikfein

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 […]

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Blackbird Caye Resort Hosts Alejandro Ruiz for Upcoming Feature on “Love Nature”

by mikfein

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 […]

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Turneffe Atoll: The Jewel of the Mesoamerican Reef System

by mikfein

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, […]

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Rare Belize Manatee Sighting Caught on Video at Blackbird Resort

by mikfein

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 […]

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Honeymoon in Belize in Blackbird’s One & Only Romantic Oceanfront Suite

by mikfein

   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 […]

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Win a 7 Night Stay for 2 at Blackbird Caye Resort in 2015!

by mikfein

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 […]

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Tierney Thys, National Geographic Expedition Leader Visits Blackbird Caye

by mikfein

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 […]

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EPIC EXCURSIONS: The Great Blue Hole, what can you expect?

by Blackbird Resort

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 […]

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EPIC EXCURSIONS: Lighthouse Reef

by Blackbird Resort

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 […]

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CREATURE FEATURE: American Crocodile

by mikfein

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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EPIC EXCURSIONS: Half Moon Caye Natural Monument

by Blackbird Resort

Halfmoon Caye Natural Monument is an island within the Lighthouse Reef Atoll system, 13 miles (20 km) east of Turneffe Atoll and therefore incredibly isolated. The most diverse atoll Before reaching Halfmoon Caye, Blackbird guests will be able to experience the wonders of Turneffe Atoll — the largest and most biologically diverse atoll in the […]

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TURNEFFE ATOLL SYSTEM: 5 Facts

by Blackbird Resort

5 interesting facts about Turneffe Atoll system. The largest atoll in Belize The Turneffe Atoll is located just over 24 miles (39 km) east of Belize City and is surrounded by intensely coloured waters, which glisten vivid blue, green and turquoise. An atoll is a ring-shaped reef, island or chain of islands formed of coral. […]

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How’s the service?

by Blackbird Resort

The diving is good, how is the service, the staff? Past guests of Blackbird Caye Resort are always willing to write about their experiences with us. Check out TripAdvisor — for our reviews. Below are a few about our attentive, gracious and charismatic staff: “Staff was terrific. Chris and Joe on the snorkel trips were […]

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THROWBACK THURSDAYS: “Sea and respect”

by Blackbird Resort

“Sea” and respect … Turneffe’s multiple-use reserve helps protect a globally important coral reef ecosystem “Sea” and Respect…Turneffe’s multiple-use reserve helps protect a globally important coral ecosystem < Millions of organisms In 2012, with the supervision and financial support of multiple non-profit organizations, the Turneffe Atoll System was declared a multiple-use marine reserve.  This was […]

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CREATURE FEATURE: Manatees

by Blackbird Resort

< The world’s largest Manatee population The Meso-America Reef System is home to one of the world’s largest populations of manatees — estimated to number anywhere from 1,000 to 1,500! The population thrive in and around Turneffe Atoll, which is approximately 30 miles (38 km) long and 10 miles (16 km) wide — it is […]

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