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Ithaca, New York
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A super place to visit. Was there for a week of diving with a friend and loved every trip out. Feels like a home away from home! Relaxing and restorative. Our cabin was simple, clean, comfortable. How marvelous to see both sunrises and sunsets from our private beach community.

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BlackbirdCayeResort, Guest Relations Manager at Blackbird Caye Resort, responded to this review

We have a very intimate resort on a very intimate island, so we certainly do feel like our own private beach community. We’re all here to marvel at what nature has provided and our experience here affects us all very personally. We’re so pleased you were able to come to this special place and experience it with us. We look... More 

Hyattsville, Maryland
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed October 18, 2016

My 4th trip to Blackbird occurred in July, 2016, and each time I go there I have an even better time than the previous trip. This time, I saw a manatee while snorkeling, and baby sea turtles hatched on the beach one evening. The island is beautiful and very well maintained. The staff is professional but also kind and friendly.... More 

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Guest_Relations_Mgr1, Guest Relations Manager at Blackbird Caye Resort, responded to this review

What we’ve come to discover in our time running Blackbird Caye, is that nature never disappoints us, and always has something new and magnificent in store! We’re inspired by working here, and that enthusiasm runs through our entire operation. Every trip you make here will be slightly different, yet you’ll be able to rely on the consistency of the services... More 

Jemez Springs, New Mexico
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed August 26, 2016

Blackbird caye is a must stay for divers. The location is terrific: secluded and close to many excellent dive sites. The cabanas are amazing as everyone is on the beach and have a hammock for lounging in. The dive masters are fantastic. Fun, knowledgable, and caring. This is a great team for beginner and advanced divers. Beginners get lots of... More 

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Guest_Relations_Mgr1, Guest Relations Manager at Blackbird Caye Resort, responded to this review

Exceeding expectations are words a resort operator lives to hear! We love what we do. We operate on a small island on the edge of some of nature’s most magical work, and we can’t wait to share it with the world…although not all at once. We are awe inspired every day, and we thank you for not only joining us,... More 

Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed August 25, 2016

I was looking for a family friendly tropical vacation. I wanted all inclusive but felt turned off by the huge city-size resorts. When I found Blackbird Caye I couldn't believe my eyes! We were met in Belize City by their friendly driver, had a great boat ride to the Caye and were amazed when we saw the resort. It feels... More 

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Guest_Relations_Mgr1, Guest Relations Manager at Blackbird Caye Resort, responded to this review

Our staff is completely authentic in their love for their island and country, and can’t wait to share their special part of the world with guests. Blackbird Caye is a very special place, and the memories you make here will last a lifetime. Please do come back and share it with more of your family. We’d be glad to see... More 

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Reviewed August 20, 2016

If you are looking for a private paradise to escape the world, look no further! Blackbird Caye Resort is simply amazing. The staff is friendly and very attentive. Great food, great drinks, plenty of sunshine and water sports :)

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Guest_Relations_Mgr1, Guest Relations Manager at Blackbird Caye Resort, responded to this review

Simply amazing is definitely a characterization we can live with! Great food and drink, great service and nature really provides the rest. We hope you’ll come back soon and experience even more of what this magical area has to offer. More 

Greenville NC
1 review
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Reviewed August 19, 2016

Fantastic scuba and snorkel site! Best day was our trip to the Blue Hole!! The staff is fantastic!! My family and friends, that we traveled with, would go back again to this resort. We loved the peacefulness of the island!

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Guest_Relations_Mgr1, Guest Relations Manager at Blackbird Caye Resort, responded to this review

Blackbird Caye truly is a tranquil piece of paradise. Our setting couldn’t be better to experience some of the world’s best diving, and our friendly and experienced team will make you feel right at home. Please do come back and bring your relatives – the more the merrier! More 

Calgary, Alberta
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed August 18, 2016

We were very impressed with the resort. Despite the distance from the mainland, the upkeep of the accommodations and resort was very good. Prior to our arrival, a burst pipe had wasted a considerable amount of fresh water from the desalination plant. The result was low water pressure but the issue was resolved after a few days. The food was... More 

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Guest_Relations_Mgr1, Guest Relations Manager at Blackbird Caye Resort, responded to this review

At Blackbird Caye we want you to have great food, service and convenience so that every moment you spend away from the mainland is a magical time. We appreciate your understanding about our temporary water situation – sometimes things happen, but we believe it’s how we respond that makes a difference to guests. We definitely look forward to you visiting... More 

Winnipeg, Manitoba
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed August 18, 2016

I love this place. There`s something about being in the middle of the ocean with only one resort on the island that feels so decadent and exclusive. The staff here are phenomenal. They treat you like family and even remembered us from our previous visit two years earlier. The Dive Masters are very knowledgeable and I felt comfortable knowing my... More 

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Guest_Relations_Mgr1, Guest Relations Manager at Blackbird Caye Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us again at Blackbird Caye – your repeat business is appreciated! Our staff are dedicated and caring professionals and are authentic in their excitement in seeing past guests return. Every fall we close up shop for a month to take care of items exactly like you describe. So next time you return, those items won’t be... More 

Erie, Colorado
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed August 2, 2016

We went to Blackbird Caye Resort for the first time in late April 2016 for a week and had the best experience ever. My wife and I are retired, in our late 60's, and like to relax, snorkel, and fish. We got to do all of these at this wonderful resort. They sent us instructions on what to bring to... More 

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Guest_Relations_Mgr1, Guest Relations Manager at Blackbird Caye Resort, responded to this review

We’re certainly happy to hear you decided to spend some time with us at Blackbird Caye and had a great experience! As you’ve seen there’s so much to do here in a natural setting, your days tend to blend together as you seamlessly move from one activity to another. Our chef is always pleased to ensure our guests are happy... More 

San Francisco, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed July 31, 2016

My husband and I took our first scuba trip to Blackbird Resort for our 10 year wedding anniversary July 5 - July 12, 2016. We knew from other reviews that this resort wasn't going to be a "fancy 5 star resort" but instead a laid back dive resort with great service and a beautiful setting. This is exactly what we... More 

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Guest_Relations_Mgr1, Guest Relations Manager at Blackbird Caye Resort, responded to this review

Diving truly opens a whole new world of opportunities and we applaud you for going “all in” on your vacation with us! The underwater world is mysterious and as you’ve seen, sharing that world is what we live for here at Blackbird Caye. Good food, a great sleep and excellent instruction – that’s a winning combination when you’re at a... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Blackbird Caye is a privately owned Island sitting on The Mesoamerican Reef System - often referred to as the "Jewel of the Caribbean" - it is the largest barrier reef in the Western Hemisphere with a rich tapestry of vivid corals, mangrove forests, coastal wetlands, and diverse marine wildlife. Within the reef you will find Turneffe Atoll the Caye where the resort is located. Turneffe is the largest and most biologically diverse of the 3 atolls found in the Caribbean home to more than 65 species of stony coral, 350 species of mollusk, and more than 500 species of fish, manatees, dolphins and invertebrates. There are over 70 dives sites all within 10-15 minutes from the resort and 45 minutes to Lighthouse Reef where The Great Blue Hole is located. The resort is made of 19 modern cabanas facing the Caribbean Sea and 1 beach house. The cabanas are all equipped with A/C, fans, private bathrooms, either King or Queen Beds with new comfortable bedding, private porches with chairs and swinging hammocks. Included in the price are your cabana, 3 daily meals, dive or snorkel package, complimentary transfers to the island on Wednesdays and Saturdays and use of the resort's kayaks. We are the only resort on Turneffe with an air strip making it convenient to arrive or depart any other day of the week. Our courteous and helpful staff will always make you feel at home as customer service ... more   less 

Additional Information about Blackbird Caye Resort

Address: Turneffe Atoll, Turneffe Island, Belize
Location: Belize > Belize Cayes > Turneffe Island
Price Range: $483 - $768 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Blackbird Caye Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 18
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Blackbird Caye Hotel Turneffe Islands
Blackbird Caye Belize City
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“Don't take too much. Screened porch is great for beach stuff. Room airconditioning worked great. They provide bottled water. No cash needed. They track all the expenses and you pay at the end with credit card. You can even add tips to the final bill”
 of 5 bubbles N7901VMclaireb, Aug 2, 2016 | Read review
“Our superior room was a huge upgrade from our standard room...mainly because of the bed!”
  • cabana 9
  • superior cabana 9 porch
  • view from cabana 4
  • sunrise from cabana 4
 of 5 bubbles daniwebster13, Jul 31, 2016 | Read review
“The difference among rooms is not big. Check if there are rooms on promocional rates, they make special packages for divers.”
 of 5 bubbles Ana_Bertelli, Jul 20, 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in cabana 9 both times and would request it again. ”
 of 5 bubbles RobinC750, Jul 19, 2016 | Read review
“There are a couple different types of cabanas. Each has a screened in porch to sit and watch the waves and the sunrise. Our cabana had an open thatched roof which made the air conditioning not as effective as in the more deluxe cabana which had an actual ceiling. It would be okay to stay in the open thatched roof setting if you were there in the winter months. The rooms were clean and maybe a little dated, but I wasn't there to stay in the room. When we return to the island, and we most definitely will return, we'll upgrade to the ceiling room to enjoy the benefits of the air conditioning. ”
 of 5 bubbles 957SusanM, Jul 12, 2016 | Read review
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