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Blackbird Caye Resort
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Reviewed May 2, 2013

Where does one start when there are so many exceptionally good things to rave about once you have experienced the Blackbird Caye Resort?
This incredibly intimate setting on a giant sandbar in the middle of green, blue and still bluer water leaves one breathless, serene, relaxed and completely raring to go all at the same time!
The diving was spectacular, the snorkeling an absolute must, the staff extremely pleasant, professional and attentive, the food delicious, the cabins clean and private and the drinks were boozy! I was even able to cajole a gang of people into having a dance party with me one night...... Divers who start at 8am will understand what a huge accomplishment that was!
This ain't no McResort with 1000 people plus, so don't expect the boom box music, drunken fools around the pool all day and camp counselors to entertain you and babysit your kids. Bedtime is early for most. There is only one dining room and an armada of kayaks to play with. It's all about the diving and/or snorkeling.
I played with a wild dolphin at the end of the dock for half an hour, between dives! That was an incredible experience and something I won't soon forget.
And just to warn you........ He is not an urban legend or a myth. We teased, fed and cajoled Fluffy for over two hours one night!
Oh, and the best thing: didn't wear shoes or sandals all week!

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Dannemarie
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BlackbirdCayeResort, Director of Sales at Blackbird Caye Resort, responded to this reviewResponded May 14, 2013

Thank you so much for taking time to share your vacation experience. We are grateful you enjoyed!

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Reviewed April 25, 2013

After booking a 7 day stay from April 6 -13 through Groupon for our 25th Anniversary my husband and I decided to earn our PADI Open Water Diver certification before our trip. As new divers we couldn't have chosen a better place. The divemasters, Cardinale and Emric, were very safety conscious, patient, knowledgeable, respectful of the reef life and fun to dive with. We managed to add 14 dives to our log books and enjoyed every one of them.

Our group of 30 disparate and far flung guests quickly bonded over meals, shared diving and/or snorkeling experiences and cocktail hour. The snorkelers seemed to have far better luck at encountering sharks and dolphins. No complaints from the SCUBA divers - We spotted dozens of green morays as well as spotted and goldentail morays, spotted eagle rays, southern stingrays, squid and many sea turtles along with a wide range of tropical fish and coral.

Paul, the manager, made everyone welcome while responding immediately to any concerns. The staff obviously enjoy their jobs and are genuinely friendly. A very well run resort with personal touches. We were surprised with a bottle of champagne for our Anniversary the night before we left. What a lovely end to a memorable stay.

Words of Wisdom:
Don't forget the bug spray and use it all the time!
If you have an underwater camera don't forget to use the wrist strap (fortunately the boat captain found my camera floating on top of the water!)
Don't use your underwater camera for the first time underwater, especially if you wear reading glasses
Don't leave your underwater camera on board in the water bucket while you're diving
Question why you even wanted an underwater camera
Don't pack any formal clothes or shoes - it's the island - no shoes necessary
Don't worry be happy!

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank SallyMcTravel
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BlackbirdCayeResort, Director of Sales at Blackbird Caye Resort, responded to this reviewResponded May 14, 2013

Thank you for celebrating your anniversary with us and allowing us to make the occasion special! We hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed April 24, 2013

My buddy and I have been diving the carribbean together for 20 years, and Blackbird Caye is one of the best places we have been. We were well taken care of from the minute we arrived in Belize City to the time we left. The airport pickup was well executed, and the boat ride to and from the resort was well done. They provide the little extras that usually don't matter to me, but I certainly did enjoy. Beers on the boat out to the island, welcome rum punch, fresh towels on all of the dive and snorkel trips. My buddy and I were there to dive and we dove as often as possible. Surface intervals are usually done back at the resort, because most of the trips to the reef were less than 15 minutes. The entire dive staff was awesome. Our dive master was Emric but we did dive with Cardinale on occassion. Ask those guys about "The Wild Side". The kitchen, bar and wait staff could not be friendlier. If diving, snorkeling, or kayaking are your thing, this is the place for you. Nice job Paul.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with friends
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BlackbirdCayeResort, Director of Sales at Blackbird Caye Resort, responded to this reviewResponded May 14, 2013

We're very happy you enjoyed your stay and appreciate your praise! Thank you kindly!

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Reviewed April 19, 2013

We just went to Blackbird Caye Resort for the 6th time, and it is better than ever. There is a new manager -- Paul German -- who is energetic, personable, attentive and knowledgeable. He is much better than the previous managers, who turned over very rapidly and were not particularly good. We hope Paul sticks around. What keeps us coming back are the great snorkeling and fantastic snorkeling guides; Chris is amazing -- he is very friendly, really knows his fish, corals, etc., and has incredible eyes for seeing things we would never find otherwise. Overall, the ambiance is fantastic, and we will be back.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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BlackbirdCayeResort, Director of Sales at Blackbird Caye Resort, responded to this reviewResponded May 14, 2013

Thank you for your time in sharing your review and we're thrilled you've visited us so many times! We look forward to welcoming you back.

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Reviewed April 15, 2013

We planned the trip to Blackbird Caye Resort and everything turned out exactly as we hoped. Mr. Moreno was at the airport, boat trip to the island was smooth-with refreshments-our rooms were clean and spacious, the food was good and the diving was wonderful. The staff wants your stay to be special. Paul, the resort manager and jack of all trades is genuinely concerned that your stay is great. Emric and Cardinale were fantastic dive masters, pointing out good things to see under the water. The restaurant and bar staff were fun and made sure your needs were met. We would definitely recommend to friends and will likely return for more fun!

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with friends
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BlackbirdCayeResort, Director of Sales at Blackbird Caye Resort, responded to this reviewResponded May 14, 2013

We are so happy you enjoyed your stay and thanks for your kind words about our staff. We will be sure to share! Many thanks!

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