I just returned from my 5th trip to Blackbird and it remains the most perfect vacation I've ever had. They have a gorgeous resort with individual oceanfront cabanas on a pristine beach with crystal clear waters. And, as gorgeous as it is, what truly separates it from other beautiful resorts is the staff. I have never met such hard working, knowledgeable, happy, sweet and just plain down to earth personnel. They are always smiling, cheerful and willing to do anything and everything to make your vacation special. Lita, Mansfield and Delia are phenominal cooks with Lita making the best spaghetti ever.....She made it twice because I told her how much I liked it. Mansfield and the other cooks made a special cake welcoming back myself and 3 other regulars.
The cleaning staff and groundskeepers did a beautiful job maintaining my cabana and the beach. Aixa, Ron, Ian, Eden were the waitstaff always the biggest smiles in the morning and always wanting to be sure my vacation was going well. Ron makes one hell of a cocktail with strawberries, bananas, coconut rum topped with the umbrella. Ian also makes a great tropical drink!!! Their service was top notch. Aixa went out of her way to be sure I had water,milk, ice and anything else I needed. She got towels for my room and was always asking if I had everything I needed. She is a total sweetheart.
The dive masters, Cardinal, Emerick, Eli helped me whenever I was on the dock or in the dive boat.
As a snorkeler, most of my water time was with Chris, the snorkel guide. He is truly the best and has a great eye for pointing out sea critters. He also takes great photos for me using my camera. He is the best.
And the new manager, Paul, is the best I've seen at Blackbird. He is always smiling and willing to do anything the guests need to make a great vacation. He sets a tranquil, competent, fun, and just plain delightful mood for the entire resort.
To all of you..thank you for making my 5th visit to Blackbird the best one. I can't wait for my 6th visit.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Blackbird Caye Resort located on Turneffe Atoll, 25 miles off the coast of Belize City, is not only home to the second largest barrier reef in the world but is home to 3 of the 4 atolls in the entire Western Hemisphere. Turneffe is the only Caribbean Atoll made up of dozens of mangrove islands, which make a perfect environment for a variety of juvenile nurseries for coral reefs, many schools of fish, dolphins, turtles and manatees. The resort itself is nestled within 1,300 acres of island forest and palm trees on a 2-mile long private, sand beach. There are 18 individual private beachfront cabanas with modern accommodations that face warm trade winds with views of the lagoon’s turquoise waters and the atoll’s rim reef. Not only is Blackbird known for world class diving but it also serves as a sanctuary for over 25 species of birds. Renowned for its biodiversity above and below the water Blackbird offers something for everyone: world-class scuba diving , snorkeling, kayaking, beachcombing, and nature walks to observe colorful land birds and seabirds. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Blackbird Caye Hotel Turneffe Islands
- Blackbird Caye Belize City