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Blue Marlin Beach Resort

3.0 of 5 Resort (All-Inclusive)   |   14 Miles Offshore Dangriga, South Water Caye, Belize
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Laguna Beach-sarasota
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Patu running a nice program. In need of some new equipment, such as larger dive boat for easier access. Just loved the place and location....spent 5 nights with dive package, then spent 7 more nights in other areas. All the Belizeans are wonderful hosts.....Blue Marlin among the best. Home cookin' everyday and served beautifully by Doctor Marcos! We' ll be... More

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San Diego, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We staid here last summer. My husband had done a lot of research on different properties and he chose the Blue Marlin because of the great reviews. The best thing about this place is the staff. They went out of their way to feed you and help you. I found that the property needs a lot of upgrading. The water... More

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stevens point
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014 via mobile

After years of traveling to remote locations, we feel we hit the jackpot. Awesome food and accommodations, the real treasure was the staff. Friendly and totally accommodating, they all seemed to be treated with respect by management. Special kudos to Stacy and dive master Patu. Can't wait to return!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

This is a wonderful place to stay to get a taste of true Belizean life. Everyone was extremely friendly and accommodating. Patu, the dive master, was fabulous. I look forward to bringing my family for many years to come!!!

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San Francisco, California
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

We just returned from a lovely week at the Blue Marlin and had a lovely time overall. But specifically about the diving, I want to congratulate Mr. Patu for taking over the dive shop and doing a really great job. Not everyone in my family dives, so it was great that I could go out in the morning and literally... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

South Water Caye (SWC) is a wonderful caye to visit and stay on if you want a great springboard for diving, snorkeling and fishing. We stayed at BMR which sits on the north side of the island. The staff was amazing and very accommodating and it was nice to relax and BMR had a ton of chairs/hammocks/space. We took advantage... More

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portland, or
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5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

We had a beautiful 3 night stay at the Blue Marlin. The cabin was beautiful, very clean and the grounds were spectacular. The beach is well-maintained; the area immediately in front of Blue Marlin is more for viewing the ocean than for swimming. The walk in beach is about 5 minutes away but that poses no problem. We loved the... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Experience an isolated island in a marine preserve with the comforts of home cooked meals, rum drinks on the dock & world class scuba/snorkeling. Add the friendliest staff imaginable at this family-run resort, and what's not to like? We spent a week there and could easily have stayed another.

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Jacksonville, Florida
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

I wanted to make my wifes birthday a special time while I was visiting Belize. We were to charter a boat and I knew we would visit South Water Caye. I e-mailed Carlene and she arranged our dinner a month away from our arrival date. When we arrived at South Water the weather would not allow us to anchor at... More

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Blue Marlin R, Director of Sales at Blue Marlin Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your memorable dinner experience at Blue Resort. It was our pleasure to host you and your wife on her special day, and are honored to be included in her cherished birthday memories celebrated in Belize! Wishing you both a very Merry Christmas and All the Best for 2014! More

Marshfield, Wisconsin
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

The view is spectacular, The staff are amazing. Definitely going back. Scuba diving, snorkeling, fishing. Next time back I plan on bringing my two daughters. Visit the neighboring islands for a special treat.

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marlinbelize, Manager at Blue Marlin Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience at Blue Marlin Resort. We look forward to hosting you on a future trip with your two daughters. Hoping that you have additional photos of the spectacular views of the island and reef. Please note the picture you posted is of staff quarters and not of guest accommodations. Thank you for choosing Blue... More

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Also Known As:
Blue Marlin Hotel South Water Caye
Blue Marlin Hotel
Blue Marlin Beach Resort Belize/South Water Caye
Address: 14 Miles Offshore Dangriga, South Water Caye, Belize
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Location: Belize > Belize Cayes > South Water Caye
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 hotels in South Water Caye
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Blue Marlin Beach Resort 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The perfect tropical island paradise getaway for anyone seeking an escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. We offer a tranquil and laidback island experience where you can kick off your shoes, wiggle your toes in the sand, explore a World Heritage site, dine and imbibe, or just meditate on stunning 180-degree views of the Barrier Reef and the emerald lagoon from any of our beach relaxation spots. Here you will feel right at home in a casual barefoot atmosphere where simple pleasures help you to relax and unwind in quiet tropical ambiance. Optional activities include snorkel, scuba diving and sport fishing. ... more   less 
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