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Blackbird Caye Resort


Destination: Belize

Turneffe Atoll, Turneffe, Belize | Full-board + 3 daily single dive trips from $457++/ppn

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Blackbird Caye Resort Quick Pitch 

One of Belize's premier dive resorts. It features oceanfront accommodations and world-class diving and snorkeling, all in an idyllic hideaway.


Quick Information 

  • No of Rooms: 20 oceanfront cabanas
  • Dive Center: On-site
  • Amenities: AC, mini-fridge, oceanside pool, bar, transfers, babysitting, nitrox
  • WiFi: Free WiFi available in the lounge
  • Nearest International Airport: Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport
  • Airport shuttle: Yes


How to Get There 

The resort is located on a private island in the Turneffe Atoll. Free transfers are available to and from Belize City on Saturdays.  


Dive Overview

Blackbird Caye is just a stone's throw away from some of the best sites in Belize. Here divers enjoy exploring healthy reefs and a wide variety of species.



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Types of Rooms, Amenities and Photos

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Blackbird Caye Resort Room Overview

Blackbird Caye Resort consists of 18 private oceanfront cabanas all with modern accommodations, screened-in balconies, and hammocks all facing the spectacular Caribbean Sea. The resort features four charming thatched roof mahogany cottages, nine hard-roofed cabanas, as well as a duplex and a triplex cabana making these two latter ones perfect for groups or families. Recent additions to the resort include a private oceanfront suite and beach house.


beach villas (new!)

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  • Live on Island time in our newest Villa. Our beach villa offers a beautifully detailed modern room featuring a more comfortable and spacious design. All villas are beachfront and have full views of the stunning Caribbean sea.


Deluxe Cabanas 

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  • Surrounded by green foliage and blossoms, the newly constructed deluxe room offers privacy and intimacy hidden away at the southern end of the resort. These rooms are within a short stroll from the beach and ocean views. They provide a roomy bedroom and living area, perfect for families and couples who desire a spacious getaway. The living space lounges can be suitable for additional bedding or a space to relax and read. All deluxe rooms offer one king bed and a separate living room with chairs, loveseat and table, porch, and hammock. Perfect for a one-week stay or more, it accommodates up to 2 persons.


Superior Cabanas

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  • Well located rooms on the Southern side of the resort near a beautiful stretch of beach, in full view of the coral reef. The popular superior cabanas are set by the beach and exemplify the essence of Blackbird with its tropical simplicity. These rooms provide an incredible setting for a perfect getaway for two. Each room is furnished with a seating area and a choice of either a King size bed or 2 Queen Beds. With direct access to the beach and a porch for lounging and relaxing close to the sea, the tropical seclusion makes each cabana ideal for honeymooners and divers alike.


Triplex Cabanas

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  • The triplex cabana is great for groups and families traveling together. The Triplex cabana offers 3 private rooms each with two beds and features a large shared porch overlooking the ocean.


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Resort Facilities

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The bar & the pool


Blackbird Caye Resort Features

  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Gift shop
  • Pool
  • Meeting facilities
  • Library
  • Barbeque facilities
  • Free WiFi


Blackbird Caye Resort Food & Drinks 

Enjoy being served by the gracious and friendly staff while the local chefs prepare fresh island cuisine daily to satisfy the most demanding appetites. During the day for a light snack, casual poolside dining is available featuring sandwiches, conch fritters, chicken and fish fingers, and much more. The open-air palapa-style bar offerings include classic cocktails with an exotic twist, wines, local mixes, and beers. Happy Hour is from 5:00 to 6:00 PM daily where you can order your favorite drink from the stocked bar or have the Bartender surprise you with the drink of the day!

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Blackbird Caye Resort Activities

  • Diving
  • Kayaking
  • Snorkeling
  • Bird watching
  • Exploring the island
  • Paddleboarding
  • Group retreats/meetings

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Package & Rates

Blackbird Caye Resort Rates

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Rates: 2024 - 2025 - 2026

Inclusions & Exclusions


Beach villas packages 2024

The rates quoted are per person, in US dollars, and are based on double occupancy for 7 nights. Valid until December 31, 2024.

Accommodation Type
November - AprilMay - October
Snorkel RatesDive Package RatesSnorkel Rates
Dive Package Rates
Beach Villas$4,999.00$5,899.00$3,499.00$4,149.00
Deluxe Cabanas$4,499.00$5,299.00$3,149.00$3,699.00
Superior Cabanas$4,349.00$5,059.00$3,049.00$3,549.00
Triplex Cabanas$3,849.00$4,549.00$2,699.00$3,199.00



The rates quoted are per person, in US dollars, and are based on double occupancy for 7 nights. Valid until December 31, 2025.

Accommodation TypeNovember - AprilMay - October
Snorkel RatesDive Package RatesSnorkel RatesDive Package Rates
Beach Villas$5,199.00$6,099.00$3,649.00$3,649.00
Ocean Suite$3,649.00$5,599.00$3,299.00$3,899.00
Superior Cabanas$4,599.00$5,399.00$3,199.00$3,799.00
Triplex Cabanas$4,149.00$4,849.00$2,899.00$3,399.00



The rates quoted are per person, in US dollars, and are based on double occupancy for 7 nights. Valid until December 31, 2026.

Accommodation TypeNovember - AprilMay - October
Snorkel RatesDive Package RatesSnorkel RatesDive Package Rates
Beach Villas$5,399.00$6,349.00$3,799.00$4,449.00
Ocean Suite$4,949.00$5,849.00$3,449.00$4,099.00
Superior Cabanas$4,799.00$5,649.00$3,349.00$3,949.00
Triplex Cabanas$4,299.00$5,049.00$2,999.00$3,549.00

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  • Modern oceanfront cabana with private balcony, hammock and chairs
  • The Blackbird Caye Great Blue Hole Adventure (Includes dives at the Blue Hole, Half Moon Caye and the Aquarium) - Note: An advanced certification is required to do this 130’ deep dive.
  • The WitConcrete Wreck Experience - Note: A wreck diver certification is required to penetrate the wreck.
  • The Elbow Dive followed by the Nature Trails at Calabash Caye
  • 110v electricity, air conditioning, ceiling fan, toiletries and beach towels
  • 3 daily meals - breakfast and lunch are served buffet style and with dinner being a three course meal with two entrée choices
  • Coffee, tea and juices
  • Ground and boat transportation to/from the island on Saturdays
  • Complimentary kayaks and paddle boards
  • Dive Package includes 3 daily single dive trips with tanks and weights (Note: 2 dives on the last day to allow surface interval time before flying)
  • Valet diving
  • Snorkel Package includes 2 daily trips to the reef, one in the morning and one in the afternoon
  • Hotel taxes and resort fees



  • Nitrox, dive and snorkel equipment rentals (dive computers required)
  • Marine Fee: $65 per person, per week
  • BTB tax of $4.50 US per person, per day
  • Bar drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Instructional courses

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Important Note

Rates are per person, in US dollars, and are based on double occupancy. Single occupancy incurs a 15% fee.


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Dive Information

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Blackbird Caye Dive Overview

  • Diving the Turneffe Atoll is legendary with vertical walls just beyond the coral reef in front of the Resort. These dramatic walls extend for miles in both directions giving the diver unlimited opportunity to experience large tube sponges, giant basket sponges, purple sea fans, curious reef fish, huge schools of jewfish, permit, snapper and jack and endless varieties of tropical fish. scuba diving is conducted mainly around the Turneffe Atoll with a side trip on Tuesdays to the famous Blue Hole. 
  • Turneffe Atoll is 24 miles long by 8 miles wide, with 210 square miles of area, more than 100 cayes and islets and more than 50 miles of fringing reefs. There are over 70 named dive sites around the atoll, 20 of which are 3 to 35 minutes away from Blackbird’s dock.
  • The dive sites at Blackbird Caye Resort in Belize are considered some of the best in the Western Caribbean which makes it a perfect place to scuba dive. The visibility often ranges from 100 to 150 feet. Turneffe Atoll is the only Caribbean Atoll made up of dozens of mangrove islands which are the juvenile nurseries for coral reefs. So if you are looking for scuba diving lessons to learn how to scuba then search no further than Blackbird Caye Resort!


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Dive Center Information

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Blackbird Caye Dive Center Overview

  • Located at the Dive Center, Blackbird’s compressor room has abundant capacity and storage, so that all tanks are filled and ready to go. The Dive team ensures that everything is prepared for you before and after each dive. For those of you who wish to travel lightly, Blackbird’s dive center has a variety of different dive equipment that you can rent. This includes wetsuits, BCD’s, regulators, Dive Computers, Dive lights, mask, snorkel, and fins.
  • As a PADI (Professional Association of Dive Instructors) facility, they offer all PADI training courses, from OpenWater Certification to Divemaster. One of their most popular programs is the PADI Discover Scuba Diving, or Introductory Resort Course. 
  • This offers non-divers the truly exciting first-time experience of scuba diving in a safe and beautiful environment.

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Other Information

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Practical Information

  • Electricity: 110 Volts
  • Time zone: UTC-6
  • Languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese
  • Accept Credit Cards?: Yes, Visa & Master Card

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Reviews (2)

  • Reviewer
Los Angeles, CA
United States

We chose Blackbird Caye because of it's remote location in the Turneffe Atoll, overall value, and their transfer schedule worked with our itinerary (travel to the island is on Wednesdays and Saturdays). The resort was only about half full so they upgraded us to a nicer bungalow for free. The bungalows were quite large with a nice sitting area, closet, good sized bathroom, reasonably comfortable beds, a big screened in porch with a hammock, and views of the water.

Food was served buffet style in the restaurant and featured an acceptable assortment of options. Honestly, I don't remember much about the food, which probably means it neither excellent nor horrible.

The diving and dive guides were great. Trips to the Blue Hole are done on Tuesdays but require a minimum of 6 divers. They were very flexible in accommodating the number of dives per day and sites we wanted to visit.

The only problem we encountered had to do with our transfer back to Belize City. The transfer boat broke down on the day we were supposed to leave, but they were able to get a prop plane from Maya Air to escort us. Five stars for customer service!

Blackbird Caye is excellent for those wanting to be close to some of the best dive site of Belize without breaking the bank.

Visited on - Submitted on 01/08/2014

Blackbird Caye Resort is in the most beautiful setting. From the moment you step foot on Turneffe Atoll, you will be mesmerized by the beautiful beaches and the underwater wildlife! The resort is rustic but wonderfully comfortable. The dive guides are excellent, and helped me improve my diving skills while I was there. And we saw such amazing fish and rays!

Visited on 12/2016 - Submitted on 11/27/2018


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