Blackbird Caye Resort - Turneffe Atoll, Belize

Four- or Seven-Night Stay with All Meals Included at Blackbird Caye Resort in Turneffe Atoll, Belize

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Freestanding Cabanas Along Belizean Atoll

Of the three atolls off Belize's coast, Turneffe Atoll has the most biologically diverse coral reefs, thanks to the mangrove-speckled islands acting as nurseries for tropical fish, manatees, and dolphins. Located on an island within Turneffe Atoll, Blackbird Caye Resort presides over a 2-mile-long private beach nestled among coconut trees and 1,300 acres of jungle. Walk down two whitewashed docks that extend into the Caribbean Sea, where you might spot bonefish, barracuda, stingrays, and nurse sharks.

Ocean temperatures hover around 82 degrees, so scuba diving and snorkeling are undoubtedly Turneffe Atoll's main attractions. More than 70 diving and snorkeling sites are a 15-minute boat ride from Blackbird. Explore shallow reefs on snorkeling trips, which take you among the coral, sea fans, and brightly colored fish. You can also use complimentary sea kayaks to navigate mangrove-laden lagoons and spot resident dolphins. The resort offers three daily dives, two daily snorkeling trips and kayak expeditions, and one weekly diving trip to the Blue Hole, all available for purchase.

After a day spent exploring the deep blue sea, retire to your private beachfront cabana covered with a thatched roof. Standard, superior, and deluxe cabanas come with air conditioning and private porches with hammocks. Each day, the palapa-style restaurant at the main dock serves three meals of fresh island cuisine. Dinner is a sit-down affair with your choice of meat, chicken, or fish, plus a housemade dessert.

Turneffe Atoll, Belize: World-Class Scuba Diving and Snorkeling

Located about 25 miles off the coast of Belize City, Blackbird Caye Resort is only a short boat ride from the Blue Hole, one of Belize's most iconic natural landmarks. In the middle of Lighthouse Reef, a 400-foot-deep limestone sinkhole forms a nearly perfect circle in a brilliant shade of navy blue. As divers descend into the hole, they see limestone stalactites and stalagmites hanging off the walls.

Half Moon Caye Natural Monument can be found in the southeast corner of Lighthouse Reef and is home to some of Belize's most exotic land animals and a motley bunch of underwater creatures. Rare red-footed boobies nest on the caye for about 10 months out of the year, then spend the other two months playing shuffleboard in Naples.

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

What You Get

Stay for two with all meals included

  • Option 1: $999 for a four-night stay in a standard cabana (up to a $1,998 value)
  • Option 2: $1,699 for a seven-night stay in a standard cabana (up to a $3,198 value)
  • Option 3: $1,799 for a seven-night stay in a superior cabana (up to a $3,598 value)
  • Option 4: $1,899 for a seven-night stay in a deluxe cabana (up to a $3,798 value)

Book by: 12/14/12
Travel window: 11/3/12–4/30/13

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.


  • Palapa-style restaurant
  • 2-mile-long private beach
  • Three meals daily and an afternoon snack
  • Hammocks on private porches
  • Infinity pool
  • Complimentary sea kayaks
  • Snorkeling equipment and dive gear available

The Fine Print

  • Book by 12/14/12
  • Travel 11/3/12-4/30/13
  • 3/person +1 as a gift
  • 3/visit
  • Reservation req'd, subject to availability
  • $100 fee to cancel; 90-day notice req'd or fee of $400; 60 days or fee of 1/2 Groupon price; 31 days or fee of Groupon price
  • Must be 21+ to check in
  • CC req'd at booking/check-in
  • PADI Open Water Diver Certification req'd to dive
  • Airplane transfers on Wed/Sat included, $250 fee for other days
  • Diving, gratuities, beverages, and hotel tax of $4.50/person/night not included.

Other Details

Room Details

Standard Cabana

  • Two queen beds or two double beds
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 4
  • Adding occupants above standard: $1,399/$449.50 for each additional guest 12 or older for seven/four days; $699/$449.50 for each additional guest 7–11 for seven/four days; no charge for additional guests 6 or younger

Superior Cabana

  • Two queen beds or one king bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 4
  • Adding occupants above standard: $1,399/$449.50 for each additional guest 12 or older for seven/four days; $699/$449.50 for each additional guest 7–11 for seven/four days; no charge for additional guests 6 or younger

Deluxe Cabana

  • One king bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 2
  • Adding occupants above standard: not allowed

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 4 p.m.
  • Check out: 8 a.m.
  • Parking: not available
  • Rollaways: available at no extra charge
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property.
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are not available.
  • Room upgrades: not available

Getting There

  • By plane: Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport (BZE)
  • From Belize City to the resort: complimentary roundtrip transfers by boat or plane take you from Belize City to the resort on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Travelers must arrive in Belize City by 3 p.m. to make the island transfer that day; they usually occur between 3:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. Upon arriving in Belize City, Blackbird representatives will take you to the appropriate location for your transfer.

Traveler's Tips

  • Before international travel, always check the State Department's website for important info on the destination and its entry/exit requirements.
  • On the day of your departure, arrange your flight out of Belize City for any time after 12:30 p.m. to ensure plenty of time for the transfer from the island to Belize City.
  • Though the complimentary transfers run only on Wednesdays and Saturdays, you may travel on any day of the week if you upgrade to a 15-minute private air charter that takes you directly to the resort. The charter is available for $299 each way.
  • The price of scuba-diving and snorkeling equipment rental is not included with the packages.

Customer Reviews

I want to thank everyone at the resort for providing us with a wonderful holiday.
Greg H. · May 14, 2013
The service was great! We really appreciated JW and Annie's welcoming and really felt well taken care of!
Christina M. · March 14, 2013
Blackbird Caye resort was just wonderful - great managers, great boat crew, excellent food, nice informal atmosphere. The snorkelling was excellent and the day out to the Blue Hole a highlight. We fully recommend this resort. We enjoyed just the 4 days, but can see that it would not be difficult to enjoy longer at the resort.
Julie · March 26, 2017
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