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Travel to Belize is a dream destination for many US travelers but hefty airfare has led many to travel elsewhere. Limited airlines and flights from major US cities created a less-than-competitive market and sticker shock for potential visitors to the beautiful country of Belize. That appears to be changing as Southwest Airlines enters the market…

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Blackbird Caye Resort is home to many species of birds and bird-watching is a favorite past-time for many guests. The Magnificent Frigate is a gorgeous bird that has some very unique characteristics. They’re sea birds and although it spends most of its time soaring over the ocean, it rarely lands or touches water. As they…

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Meet the dynamic Kobi Du Preez Island Manager at Blackbird Caye Resort With his endless energy, incredible personality and uncanny resemblance to the singer Sting, Kobi Du Preez brings a whole new customer experience to guests at Blackbird. Guests adore him so we decided to get behind-the-scenes and see what he’s all about. We asked…

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Inducted into ‘Hall of Fame’ of Five-time Certificate of Excellence Winners on the World’s Largest Travel Site Turneffe Atoll, Belize – May 20, 2015 – BLACKBIRD CAYE RESORTS today announced that it has been recognized as a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame winner. The Certificate of Excellence award celebrates excellence in hospitality and…

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As a PADI resort, Blackbird Caye Resort offers many courses on-site to introduce guests to diving or to take their skills to the next level. Our divemasters consistently get incredible reviews from our guests with their vast experience & friendly guidance. Here is a sampling of what we offer: Discover Scuba for guests wanting to…

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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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