Blue Marlin Beach Resort, Southwater Caye

The Blue Marlin Beach Resort offers vacationers simple pleasures to help them relax. It’s no secret that truly phenomenal dive and fish locations are few and far between. The southern atolls, the barrier reef, and the cayes off the lower Belizean coastline offer an untainted mecca for divers and fishermen to explore and preserve.

We offer our guests the best fishing, diving, and relaxing on our private island. Dining on lobster, fresh fish, conch, and other exotic seafood is standard fare on South Water Caye. Drinking fresh juice and fruity tropical cocktails is the way we cool down in the Caribbean shade. Along with a number of recreational activities like volleyball and billiards, we offer exciting day-trips to other popular Belizean attractions. Just let us know in advance, and we’ll make sure to accommodate your wishes.

Basically, we have it all here waiting for you. We want to share our sanctuary with you, so loosen your tie, kick off your shoes, and wiggle your toes in the sand because we don’t have any telephones or traffic out here, just the clear blue Caribbean as far as the mind can wander. We welcome you to Blue Marlin Beach Resort, come and enjoy, our island is your island.

About Us

The Blue Marlin Beach Resort is a rustic and charming dedicated diving, fishing, and relaxation resort. The grounds occupy a sizable portion, from beachfront to lagoon, of a small, striated coconut and pine covered islet – Southwater Caye.

Southwater Caye is in the barrier reef chain of islets offshore Belize, about 14 miles southeast of the coastal town of Dangriga. This is a perfect location for divers, fishermen, snorklers or island seekers.

The island is directly on the barrier reefline. You can literally walk off Southwater Caye and swim to the crest of the barrier reef – and many divers do, sea conditions permitting. On the backside of the resort property, the island meets the gentle lagoon, a nearly continuous emerald horizon punctuated with a few mangrove islets.

The property includes a lagoon-side dive storage shack and boat docks, a clubhouse restaurant, bar and deck, two guest apartments with nine guest rooms, three domed cabins and five seaside cottages facing the trade winds.

All guestrooms are cozy, cool and comfortable with fans. The domed cabins are spacious and air-conditioned. The beach cabins are newest; all wood and airconditioned with handsome tropical interiors and mounted on posts at the edge of the sea. The resort’s total capacity is 32.

Inside the thatched roof, open-air clubhouse is the funky island bar, complete with pool table and the adjacent Charlie’s dining room, a casual setting with a touch of elegance.The meals, three times a day plus afternoon snacks, are remarkable. The menu takes advantage of island seafood and local fruit. Lunch and dinner are served family style; breakfast is cooked to order. A fresh pot of hot coffee is always waiting.

The property features white sand beaches, groves of coconut palms, snorkeling in the lagoon and SCUBA diving from the oceanside, a distance of only 1,500 feet. Incidentally, insects like sandflies are practically nonexistent on the island.

The beautiful tropical island is picturesque; the landscape is natural, the grounds are clean and manicured. The palms and pines are residence to various island and seabirds, including the resort’s funny and friendly pelicans, which spend most of the day preening and dive bombing for small fish in the lagoon.

The Blue Marlin Beach Resort is owned and operated by a Belizean family since October, 1987. This beautiful island paradise was a treasured escape for this family for some forty years. Now, they share their cherished corner of the globe with an exclusive handful of guests at a time. Come experience their “Paradise” first hand.

 

Diving

Belize offers some of the world’s best diving. As an official PADI Dive Center, Blue Marlin Beach Resort offers its guests the best diving variety along with the best in dive service and equipment. Blue Marlin’s experienced staff is always prepared allowing guests more leisure time before, during and after dives.

The focus of the dive operations at Blue Marlin is the gear shack and boat dock, where a variety of dive boats are berthed. The main dive vessel, featuring a design that is the best combination of speed, practicality and trim for Belizean waters, is the MISS MARIEL, a 42 foot custom V-hull with twin cats outfitted with tank racks for 20-25 divers. This vessel is used for larger groups and all day dive trips to Glovers Reef.

A second vessel is the NAUTILUS, a 30 foot Mexican skiff powered by twin 150 outboards for up to ten divers. Blue Marlin’s Pro 42 Jet Drive Reef Cruiser is state-of-the-art in diver comfort, safety, and convenience. Easy exit and entry on the boat is just one of many features that makes it a premium dive vessel.

Morning and afternoon single tank boat trips are the normal daily offering. One or two night dives are available each week. Trips to the reef sites average 5 to 25 minutes, with the only really rough seas encountered are when going out through the cut during high winds.

All boat dives are drift dives, not because of current, but because this infrequently dived section of the barrier reef is without any permanent moorings.

Nearly every site is a wall dive or at least adjacent a wall. Deep dives are planned “over the wall” while shallow divers are conducted at the top or just inside the outer reef crest. An unusual aspect of Blue Marlin is the very generous bottom time allowed; dives start deep and end shallow, allowing for about 50 minutes of average bottom time per dive. Computer diving is encouraged. The divemaster leads the dive but there is freedom of movement within the buddy teams.

The diving is quite spectacular, with walls, marine life and visibility being the highlights of nearly every dive. The types of fish that can be seen on any one dive include spotted eagle rays, moray eels, dolphins, rock snappers, and smaller species of fish.

Snorkeling is as spectacular for the diver and non-diver alike. The lagoon and forereef habitats have healthy coral reefs. Patch reefs and mound-like formations called spur & groove abound throughout the barrier reef making it ideal for snorkelers. Even those that do not swim well will find plenty of shallow, protected reefs. Wearing of a life preserver is encouraged for those that cannot swim or are uncomfortable in the water.

Blue Marlin Divers is a PADI Dive Center, complete with rental equipment and a menu of instruction and specialty courses, including:

  • Open Water
  • Advanced Open Water
  • Search & Salvage
  • Underwater Hunter
  • Night Diver
  • Deep Diver
  • Wreck Diver
  • Underwater Photography

The Southern Cayes of Belize rates as one of the top dive destinations in this hemisphere. Southwater Caye, in particular, offers access to some of the most spectacular wall dives and ocean drop-offs anywhere in the world. Wall dives range from 30 to 120 feet with water visibility averaging 80 to 100 feet and water temperatures between 80 to 85 degrees year around.

The Barrier Reef of Belize is alive and well. Many International Associations, the Government of Belize, and the people of Belize are impassioned with keeping Belize pristine for future generations. We urge visitors to do their part in preserving the natural treasures of Belize.

 

Fishing

Belize is known as a top destination for sport fishermen from around the world. The variety of different species as well as the numerous types of tackle used provides a wide selection of activities for both the novice and the expert fishermen.

South Water Caye is an Angler’s Paradise. The front side is as close as 120 feet to Belize’s Barrier Reef. behind the island spreads a large lagoon full of coral reefs and seagrass beds. Huge schools of bonefish spread out over the lagoon. Tailing these large bonefish schools will provide hours of fly-rod action a few steps out of your room. Bonefish can normally be caught in the shallows from November to March.

Your experienced guides can take you to visit neighboring flats in the mangrove and by the Sittee river mouth for Snook, Permit and Tarpon. Tarpon is most abundant from February through August in the many rivers along the coast.

Deep-sea fishing for big game fish is a favorite at Blue Marlin Beach Resort. In fact, the name for the resort came from a blue marlin caught right in front of the island by the resort owners before the resort was even operational. Besides blue marlin, there are many other oceanic species that can be caught right off the island, including yellowfin and blackfin tuna, mackerel, bonito, wahoo, white marlin and sailfish. Most of these oceanic species can be caught year around at the Blue Marlin Beach Resort.

Reef fishing is good year around also. Barracuda is a guaranteed catch near the edges of the reef crest along many of the cuts through the barrier reef. Other species frequenting the reefs of the lagoon are grouper, snappers, and many different species of jacks.

Blue Marlin’s experienced fishing guides can arrange for various angling adventures. Whether you’re deep sea fishing or fly fishing the flats, Blue Marlin is rigged to handle the request. You can also expect to eat what you catch. The cooks at the Blue Marlin Beach Resort are use to waiting for the catch of the day to come in before preparing your evening dinner.

Remember that all the joy and fun associated with the oceans can be found here at Blue Marlin Beach Resort. Any kind of fishing – spin, fly or trolling – can be enjoyed year around. The abundance and variety of fish guarantees that you will have an excellent time sport fishing. Some of our guest have left saying that “…it is impossible to go fishing in Belize without catching something…!”

 

Jungle

Belize is a natural blend of tropical, cultural and historical diversity. To experience the wonders of Belize, Blue Marlin Beach Resort can take you on a number of exciting excursions. Roam with the elusive jaguar in the Jaguar Preserve in the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary, the heart of Belize’s lush tropical rain forest. Enter the mystical world of the ancient Mayan civilization and share the history of one of the most advanced ancient civilizations. Let Blue Marlin Beach Resort handle your excursions so you can have a worry-free way to experience the natural wonders of Belize.

Sittee River Jungle Tour
Flower, fauna and tropical wildlife. A real jungle river expedition!

Maya Ruins of Xunantunich
See the Maya Mountains, the citrus factories, St. Herman’s Cave (the Blue Hole on the Hummingbird Highway), Belmopan (the capital city), lunch at the San Ignacio Hotel and if time permits, the Belize Zoo.

Jaguar Reserve Tour
Belize’s own Rainforest excursion through the beautiful & bountiful Cockscomb region.

Jaguar Reserve Tour & Placencia
The Jaguar reserve plus a further journey down the Southern Highway to the gorgeous coastal village of Placencia.

 

Rates

HIGH SEASON RATES
November 1st – May 31st

All Packages are per person, in US Dollars based on single, double and triple occupancy.

Standard Guest Rooms

  7 Nights 6 Nights 5 Nights 4 Nights 3 Nights
Dive Packages
Single Occupancy $2,195.00 $1,995.00 $1,795.00 $1,595.00 $1,395.00
Double Occupancy $2,095.00 $1,895.00 $1,695.00 $1,495.00 $1,295.00
Triple Occupancy $1,995.00 $1,795.00 $1,595.00 $1,395.00 $1,195.00
Includes: 2 dives daily, tank, weight & belt.

 

Vacation/Snorkel Packages
Single Occupancy $1,775.00 $1,675.00 $1,575.00 $1,395.00 $1,195.00
Double Occupancy $1,650.00 $1,550.00 $1,450.00 $1,295.00 $1,100.00
Triple Occupancy $1,495.00 $1,425.00 $1,325.00 $1,195.00 $1,050.00
Includes: 1 hour complimentary snorkeling daily, boat & guide.

 

Fly Fishing Packages
Single Occupancy $4,695.00 $4,250.00 $3,650.00 $3,150.00 $2,395.00
Double Occupancy $3,995.00 $3,595.00 $3,095.00 $2,695.00 $2,195.00
Includes: Daily fishing, boat & guide. Example 7 nights package includes 6 days fishing.

 

Deep Sea Fishing Packages
Single Occupancy $7,200.00 $6,500.00 $5,725.00 $5,075.00 $4,495.00
Double Occupancy $4,895.00 $4,400.00 $3,900.00 $3,500.00 $3,150.00
Triple Occupancy $4,200.00 $3,750.00 $3,350.00 $3,000.00 $2,700.00
Includes: Boat, guide, rods & reels, lure, fresh bait. Average 7 hours fishing.

 

Dive & Snorkel Packages
Single Occupancy $1,995.00 $1,850.00 $1,695.00 $1,495.00 $1,295.00
Double Occupancy $1,895.00 $1,750.00 $1,575.00 $1,395.00 $1,195.00
Triple Occupancy $1,750.00 $1,625.00 $1,495.00 $1,295.00 $1,125.00
Includes: 3 days diving (6 dives total), 1 day Island hopping Tour, 2 days one hour snorkeling.

 

Children Packages
Children 3-11 $895.00 $795.00 $695.00 $595.00 $495.00
Children sharing room with parents. Ages 3-11 years old. Ages 12 and over apply regular package rates. Children less than 2 years old $100.00 per child.


Deluxe Cabanas

  7 Nights 6 Nights 5 Nights 4 Nights 3 Nights
Dive Packages
Single Occupancy $2,550.00 $2,300.00 $2,060.00 $1,825.00 $1,560.00
Double Occupancy $2,275.00 $2,050.00 $1,825.00 $1,600.00 $1,375.00
Triple Occupancy $2,125.00 $1,910.00 $1,695.00 $1,475.00 $1,255.00
Includes: 2 dives daily, tank, weight & belt.

 

Vacation/Snorkel Packages
Single Occupancy $2,125.00 $1,975.00 $1,835.00 $1,625.00 $1,350.00
Double Occupancy $1,825.00 $1,725.00 $1,580.00 $1,400.00 $1,180.00
Triple Occupancy $1,625.00 $1,540.00 $1,425.00 $1,275.00 $1,125.00
Includes: 1 hour complimentary snorkeling daily, boat & guide.

 

Fly Fishing Packages
Single Occupancy $5,050.00 $4,575.00 $3,900.00 $3,375.00 $2,560.00
Double Occupancy $4,175.00 $3,795.00 $3,225.00 $2,800.00 $2,275.00
Includes: Daily fishing, boat & guide. Example 7 nights package includes 6 days fishing.

 

Deep Sea Fishing Packages
Single Occupancy $7,560.00 $6,800.00 $5,975.00 $5,275.00 $4,650.00
Double Occupancy $5,075.00 $4,550.00 $4,050.00 $3,625.00 $3,235.00
Triple Occupancy $4,330.00 $3,875.00 $3,450.00 $3,075.00 $2,750.00
Includes: Boat, guide, rods & reels, lure, fresh bait. Average 7 hours fishing.

 

Dive & Snorkel Packages
Single Occupancy $2,350.00 $2,150.00 $1,950.00 $1,700.00 $1,455.00
Double Occupancy $2,075.00 $1,925.00 $1,700.00 $1,500.00 $1,275.00
Triple Occupancy $1,895.00 $1,750.00 $1,585.00 $1,375.00 $1,195.00
Includes: 3 days diving (6 dives total), 1 day Island hopping Tour, 2 days one hour snorkeling.

 

Children Packages
Children 3-11 $895.00 $795.00 $695.00 $595.00 $495.00
Children sharing room with parents. Ages 3-11 years old. Ages 12 and over apply regular package rates. Children less than 2 years old $100.00 per child.


LOW SEASON RATES
Summer Special 2010 Rates
June 1st – October 31s

All Packages are per person, in US Dollars based on single, double and triple occupancy.

Standard Guest Rooms

  7 Nights 6 Nights 5 Nights 4 Nights 3 Nights
Dive Packages
Single Occupancy $1,975.00 $1,895.00 $1,695.00 $1,495.00 $1,295.00
Double Occupancy $1,895.00 $1,795.00 $1,595.00 $1,395.00 $1,195.00
Triple Occupancy $1,795.00 $1,695.00 $1,495.00 $1,295.00 $1,095.00
Includes: 2 dives daily, tank, weight & belt.

 

Vacation/Snorkel Packages
Single Occupancy $1,675.00 $1,595.00 $1,475.00 $1,295.00 $1,095.00
Double Occupancy $1,550.00 $1,450.00 $1,350.00 $1,195.00 $1,000.00
Triple Occupancy $1,395.00 $1,325.00 $1,225.00 $1,095.00 $950.00
Includes: 1 hour complimentary snorkeling daily, boat & guide.

 

Fly Fishing Packages
Single Occupancy $4,695.00 $4,250.00 $3,650.00 $3,150.00 $2,395.00
Double Occupancy $3,995.00 $3,595.00 $3,095.00 $2,695.00 $2,195.00
Includes: Daily fishing, boat & guide. Example 7 nights package includes 6 days fishing.

 

Deep Sea Fishing Packages
Single Occupancy $7,200.00 $6,500.00 $5,725.00 $5,075.00 $4,495.00
Double Occupancy $4,895.00 $4,400.00 $3,900.00 $3,500.00 $3,150.00
Triple Occupancy $4,200.00 $3,750.00 $3,350.00 $3,000.00 $2,700.00
Includes: Boat, guide, rods & reels, lure, fresh bait. Average 7 hours fishing.

 

Dive & Snorkel Packages
Single Occupancy $1,895.00 $1,750.00 $1,625.00 $1,395.00 $1,195.00
Double Occupancy $1,795.00 $1,650.00 $1,495.00 $1,295.00 $1,095.00
Triple Occupancy $1,650.00 $1,525.00 $1,395.00 $1,195.00 $1,025.00
Includes: 3 days diving (6 dives total), 1 day Island hopping Tour, 2 days one hour snorkeling.

 

Children Packages
Children 3-11 $795.00 $695.00 $595.00 $495.00 $395.00
Children sharing room with parents. Ages 3-11 years old. Ages 12 and over apply regular package rates. Children less than 2 years old $100.00 per child.


Deluxe Cabanas

  7 Nights 6 Nights 5 Nights 4 Nights 3 Nights
Dive Packages
Single Occupancy $2,450.00 $2,200.00 $1,975.00 $1,725.00 $1,450.00
Double Occupancy $2,175.00 $1,950.00 $1,725.00 $1,500.00 $1,275.00
Triple Occupancy $2,025.00 $1,810.00 $1,595.00 $1,375.00 $1,175.00
Includes: 2 dives daily, tank, weight & belt.

 

Vacation/Snorkel Packages
Single Occupancy $2,025.00 $1,875.00 $1,750.00 $1,550.00 $1,250.00
Double Occupancy $1,725.00 $1,625.00 $1,495.00 $1,325.00 $1,095.00
Triple Occupancy $1,525.00 $1,450.00 $1,350.00 $1,125.00 $1,025.00
Includes: 1 hour complimentary snorkeling daily, boat & guide.

 

Fly Fishing Packages
Single Occupancy $5,050.00 $4,575.00 $3,900.00 $3,375.00 $2,560.00
Double Occupancy $4,175.00 $3,795.00 $3,225.00 $2,800.00 $2,275.00
Includes: Daily fishing, boat & guide. Example 7 nights package includes 6 days fishing.

 

Deep Sea Fishing Packages
Single Occupancy $7,560.00 $6,800.00 $5,975.00 $5,275.00 $4,650.00
Double Occupancy $5,075.00 $4,550.00 $4,050.00 $3,625.00 $3,235.00
Triple Occupancy $4,330.00 $3,875.00 $3,450.00 $3,075.00 $2,750.00
Includes: Boat, guide, rods & reels, lure, fresh bait. Average 7 hours fishing.

 

Dive & Snorkel Packages
Single Occupancy $2,250.00 $2,050.00 $1,850.00 $1,595.00 $1,375.00
Double Occupancy $2,000.00 $1,825.00 $1,600.00 $1,395.00 $1,175.00
Triple Occupancy $1,800.00 $1,650.00 $1,495.00 $1,275.00 $1,125.00
Includes: 3 days diving (6 dives total), 1 day Island hopping Tour, 2 days one hour snorkeling.

 

Children Packages
Children 3-11 $795.00 $695.00 $595.00 $495.00 $395.00
Children sharing room with parents. Ages 3-11 years old. Ages 12 and over apply regular package rates. Children less than 2 years old $100.00 per child.


Package Details

  • 7 nights dive Packages includes one day two tank dive at Glovers Atoll, minimum 6 people.
  • Packages Include: accommodations, three meals daily, afternoon snacks, boat transfers Dangriga to island and back, 10% sales tax, 9% room tax, liaison assistance on arrival at airport, complimentary drink on arrival at resort.
  • Dive Packages include: 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6 days diving, tanks, weights and belt.
  • Fly Fishing Packages include: boat & guide.
  • Deep Sea Trolling includes: boat, guide & gears.
  • Fun in Sea & Sun Packages includes: three days diving, two days snorkeling, one day island hopping tour.
  • Children 12 years & older are considered adults and as such would need to pay the regular fee noted.
  • Whale Shark Zone Dives April – July, 2009. Additional fee of $150.00 applicable on package per dive to zone. Includes park fee.
  • Incoming boat transfer time 3:00 pm, and out going transfer 9:00 am. For unscheduled boat transfer a surcharge of $135.00 per person will apply.

 

Bonefish Hotel

Located in the heart of Dangriga, the Bonefish Hotel offers warm Belizean hospitality along with first-class accommodations. Our hotel features 3 double rooms on the bottom floor, and 4 doubles on the top floor, all with air conditioning, cable TV, hot & cold water, carpeted floors, and mini bars. Our lounge & lobby area give you a scenic view of the Caribbean Sea, which is only 200ft from our doorsteps.

On the Bottom Floor of the Hotel, we now have the Bonefish Restaurant. The restaurant offers local and international cuisines in a charming and relaxed atmosphere. For guests who like to lounge around in the morning, breakfast room service is available. We also do take out orders.

The Bonefish Hotel is the sister hotel of the Blue Marlin Beach Resort and so arrangements can be made to visit our island property for diving, fishing, tours or relaxation.

 
 

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1 Review

  1. Gail, 5 years ago

    Greatest family, honeymoon, diving and adventure destination on top the Barrier Reef in southern Belize. Come meet strangers and leave family and friends.. I have been visiting every year for the past 17 years. Coming this year again for three weeks.

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