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Blackbird Caye Resort

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Blackbird Caye Resort

5 star hotel
Blackbird Caye, 3 Eyre Street, Turneffe Islands, Belize
17 rooms
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Blackbird Caye Resort

PADI 5 star dive center
Onsite
Max 8 divers per guide

Package highlights

  • Enjoy spectacular diving and snorkeling in year-round warm waters, on the world’s second largest reef system
  • Having been awarded Tripadvisor’s Certificate of Excellence 5 years running, the resort has cemented its place in Tripadvior’s Hall of Fame
  • In 2020, Sport Diver Magazine listed Blackbird Caye as one of the world’s best dive resorts
  • After a day packed with dives, kayaking and paddle boarding, sip cocktails around the beach bonfire under a sky full of stars
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Travel Resources

The Belize Tourism Board (BTB) is pleased to announce that the travel health insurance required from all visitors upon entry to Belize with effect from Feb. 15, 2022, is now available for purchase online at https://www.belizetravelinsurance.com. Please pre-purchase before arrival as waiting to pay at the airport could delay your arrival and cause you to miss our complimentary transfer to the island.

The Belize Travel Insurance is mandatory and will help protect travelers against incurred medical and non-medical expenses, if they test positive for COVID-19 during their stay in Belize.

The Insurance Plan, available for $18.00 US, provides coverage for up to $50,000 USD in medical expenses related to treatment of COVID-19 for a period of 21 days including lodging expenses due to quarantine up to $2,000 USD (max $300/day USD). Travelers will also be covered for emergency assistance services such as air evacuation and emergency expenses related to pre-existing conditions. Furthermore, it will also cover trip cancellations and expenses incurred by COVID-19 positive travelers for extended stays.

Some important entry highlights are listed below:

The Belize Travel Insurance is available for purchase online at www.belizetravelinsurance.com This link is also available on the BTB websites at www.belizetourismboard.org and www.travelbelize.org  

Note that this information can change without notice and it is the responsibility of the traveler to be familiar with latest travel requirements.

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Enhanced Health Measures

Date of last update:Nov 16, 2022

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Enhanced cleaning and sanitization measures and staff training

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Booking process

1. BOOKING

Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot

2. CONFIRMATION

We usually get back to you within 24 hours to confirm that your booking is final

3. 48H FREE CANCELLATION PERIOD

You then have 48 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment & cancellation

Payment terms

  • Now: 0%
  • 48 hours after booking confirmation: 35%
  • 180 days before trip start: 70%
  • 90 days before trip start: 100%

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

STANDARD CANCELLATION TERMS: If you cancel more than 89 days before the start of your trip, you will lose 0% of your total booking, 60% for more than 59 days and 100% if you cancel within 59 days.

SPECIAL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) TERMS: For bookings made after 3 March 2020 with trip start dates before 31 October 2020, 0% will be charged if you cancel more than 30 days before your trip, 50% will be charged if you cancel more than 15 days prior to arrival and 100% will be charged if you cancel 15 days or less before your trip. 

Explore diving around the Blackbird Caye Resort

Best dive sites in Belize City

Belize City is well-located for taking advantage of Belize’s many dive areas. From Caye Caulker to Lighthouse Reef, everyone will be able to find their own prefered site. Just south of the city is Silk Cayes Canyon, an excellent wall dive with plenty of coral species to spy. Unique endemic creatures like gray triggerfish are specialties of the area. Be sure not to miss out on the Great Blue Hole, which is one of the premier dive sites on the planet. It’s reachable within a short day trip of the city. You can also enjoy the dive sites around Ambergris Caye and the Belize Barrier Reef from Belize City.

Snorkeling in Belize City

You’ll find plenty of operators willing to take you snorkeling. The coral reefs within a few minutes boat ride are outstanding. The current is not so strong and the fish are colorful, making this a great area for beginners. Tours are also offered to nearby Ambergris Caye, the Blue Hole and Caye Caulker.

Dive Center

Highlights

  • 70+ nearby dive sites, minutes from the resort
  • Coral gardens, caverns, sloping walls, overhangs
  • Regular Blue Hole day trips with BBQ
  • Compressor, equipment rental
  • 4 large dive vessels with powerful engines
  • Full range of PADI courses, photography specialty
  • Safety-conscious dive team

Description

Blackbird Caye Resort located 25 miles off the coast of Belize City, one of Belize’s premier offshore scuba diving, snorkeling, and kayaking resorts. Blackbird is a unique resort that combines pristine Caribbean waters, unspoiled natural beauty and uncommon personal service to create an idyllic tropical island retreat. We offer more than 70 spectacular dive and snorkel sites all within a 15 minute boat ride from the resort. As one of the closest resorts to the famous Blue hole we offer a weekly excursion to explore its depths as well as the nearby Half Moon Caye Natural Monument. We offer the only airstrip on Turneffe atoll, chartered runs will get you to Blackbird in just ten minutes. PADI dive training and continuing education courses.

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DIVING SERVICES

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Dive Resort

Resort Description

Blackbird Caye Resort is located 25 miles off the coast of Belize City, among acres of jungle and palm trees. 

Turneffe Atoll is 24 miles long, eight miles wide and surrounded by turquoise Caribbean seas. 100+ cayes cover a tropical environment comprised of over 50 miles of coral reef. It’s not uncommon to see rays, turtles, nurse sharks, lobsters, parrot fish, moray eels and hundreds of hard and soft coral varieties during a week’s worth of diving here. 

Pastel-coloured wooden cabanas line the oceanfront, surrounded by white sand and complete with private verandas with hammocks and wicker chairs. Bedrooms are light and airy, offering air-conditioning, fans and a bathroom with warm water baths and showers.  

The resort’s blue-tiled pool overlooks the ocean and is surrounded by sun loungers and tropical vegetation. The poolside bar offers an all day snack menu in an open sided setting with sunset views and colourfully painted wooden tables and chairs.

The Blackbird Restaurant serves up buffet breakfast and lunch, with table service dinners featuring a choice of two daily specials. Enjoy local and international dishes combined with fresh seafood and fruits. Happy hour runs daily from 5pm till 6:30pm at the High Tide Bar.  

Bird watching, exploring, paddleboarding and kayaking are popular activities. 
 

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How to get there

Arrival

  • Complimentary boat transfers are provided every Saturday. 
  • The drop off and pickup location, after leaving the airport, is now Old Belize .Old Belize has e a beach, pool, restaurant, bar, shopping, and much, much more for you to enjoy during the time between our airport pickup and the time we board our private boat to the resort.
  • The journey is a scenic boat ride, lasting around 1.5 hrs. We ask that all guests reach Belize City International Airport no later than 1.30pm local time o0r earlier, to allow sufficient time to clear customs. If you are unable to make this, you may need to pay for a chartered flight to the island. 
  • A chartered flight to the island's air strip can be arranged and takes around 10-15 minutes from Belize Municipal Airport (additional cost, advance notice required). 

Departure

  • You may depart on the complimentary boat transfer every Wednesday or Saturday, or arrange a private flight (additional cost, advance notice required). 
  • Please book flights later than 12.30pm

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