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Blue Marlin Beach Resort

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Room & Suite (44)


Travellers' Choice 2019 Winner
Blue Marlin Beach Resort is a 100% Belizean-owned island resort uniquely situated directly atop the Barrier Reef within Belize’s second largest marine reserve. Specializing in reef and sea adventures, this charming paradise location offers guests easy access to pristine snorkel and dive sites just two to ten minutes from their room, and fly fishers will enjoy the rare treat to be able to wade in shallow flats directly off the island. World-class adventures, combined with personalized guest services, home-style cooking, and barefoot island living makes this relaxing tropical getaway an extraordinary home-away-from-home vacation experience.
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Property amenities
Free Internet
Room Service
Free Parking
Airport Transportation
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Room features
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Rooms
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Hidden Gem
Great View


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14 Miles Offshore Dangriga, On Top the Barrier Reef Mainland base: 15 Mahogany Street, Dangriga, Stann Creek, South Water Caye Belize
Getting there
Placencia Airport43 km
Dangriga Airport66 km
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My adult kids and I just returned from a week at the Blue Marlin Beach Resort. We had a truly outstanding time! On arrival we were upgraded from one room to two beachfront cabanas. The views and setting were magnificent. Felt like we has stepped into the iconic Caribbean. Our
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Response from Blue Marlin R, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Marlin Beach Resort
Responded today
Thank you so much for your great review! We are all thrilled that you and the "big kids" had an amazing time with us! We love knowing that our guests arrive feeling like guests and go home feeling like part of our family. We are also happy to hear that Blue Marlin was the perfect fit for your travel expectations. We will miss seeing your smiling faces at Charlie's Bar after a day of snorkel adventures and hearing all about your fun times underwater. Thank you again for being such fabulous guests. We really enjoyed hosting your family and look forward to your return visit! Wishing you all the best from the Blue Marlin Belize Team!
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Had dinner at the Blue Marlin Resort and was not impressed. They recommend 3-4 hours notice for reservations and charge $35 USD per plate. We were served a chicken drumstick with rice and beans and a small amount of potato salad and finished with a small bowl of ice cream. The
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Response from Blue Marlin R, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Marlin Beach Resort
Responded yesterday
Thank you for choosing to island dine with us on your one-day stopover at South Water Caye. We truly regret to hear your feedback as we always strive to ensure that all our guests and visitors have an overall enjoyable time with us. Do keep in mind we are not a public restaurant and we operate on a set menu plan each day. The night in question was our Belizean Night Special which is a highlight for our guests looking forward to tasting local flavors. We are very mindful of portion sizes when serving carbs as most of our guests are health conscious, but it certainly would not have been an issue to accommodate you with an extra serving if we knew you felt short-changed. Regarding the 3-4 hour notice, advance reservation is preferable since we prepare based on number of dining guests in order to avoid excess food waste. Keep in mind we are a small property on a remote private island and sustainability in our operations is key in order to maintain our idyllic natural ambiance. You are welcomed to return for a future guest stay on a full board plan where you will experience the variety of our meals, featuring local and international cuisine, all freshly prepared daily in generous portions including afternoon home-made snacks, and appetizers and desserts with each dinner. We also take into account special dietary requirements and can customize a meal plan once we have prior notice.
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We are so glad we decided to stay Blue Marlin Beach Resort! It is a hidden gem of paradise. The travel was so easy to book with Carlene! She was so helpful in answering any questions we had before we even left! Getting to the resort was an absolute breeze! There were staff
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Response from Blue Marlin R, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Marlin Beach Resort
Responded yesterday
Greetings from South Water Caye! We are thrilled to receive your feedback and grateful for your amazing review. Even though your stay with us was short your experiences were plentiful. You are definitely part of the Blue Marlin family and we look forward to welcoming you back for a future stay. All the best to you and yours for 2019 and beyond!
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If you want to experience the coral reefs of Belize, either diving, snorkeling, or fishing, then there is no better place than at Blue Marlin Beach resort. The staff treats you like family the moment they arrange to meet you at the Belize City airport, whisk you through your
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Response from Blue Marlin R, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Marlin Beach Resort
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hello from Sunny Belize and thank you so much for this wonderful review. It’s such a pleasure knowing that you had a wonderful stay with us and loved your experiences with guest services. We cannot wait to host you and your family again. See you soon from your Belizean Family
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Had such a great, relaxing time. The island is beautiful and secluded - feels like you have the place to yourself almost. The staff was incredibly friendly and helpful; you can tell they go above and beyond to ensure you have everything you need and are well taken care of. If
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Response from Blue Marlin R, Owner at Blue Marlin Beach Resort
Responded 4 Jan 2019
Thank you for sharing your experience on your stay with us. We loved to hear that our little gem was just what you were seeking for a relaxing island escape. You will always have a home to return in Belize whenever you need a replay to paradise. With sincerest gratitude, Your Blue Marlin family
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Sunrise View over the Reef
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Sunset at Blue Marlin
Sunrise from my beach cabin porch!
Thank you for your inquiry. Yes, we do have availability for April 28th and 29th. We can accommodate in two adjoining Standard Rooms. Please provide your e-mail address where I can send you the complete quotation. We hope to host you soon.
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Greetings from Belize, and thanks for your inquiry. Our resort boat departs once daily from Dangriga at 3:00 PM. The easiest way to get to Dangriga from Belize City is by a local flight which is just 20 minutes travel time. The flight cost is US$91.50 per person each way. We will meet you at the Dangriga Airport and provide onward transfer to either our mainland base or directly to the boat depending on your arrival time. Our basic all inclusive package is our Relaxation Package which includes round-trip boat transfers between Dangriga and the island, accommodations, all meals, all local taxes PLUS Free WIFI and unlimited use of kayays (no alcoholic included). A 3 night stay starts at US$950 per person based on a Standard Double Occupancy room and you can upgrade to a Private Cabana directly facing the water for an additional US$37 per person per night. We do have availability for January 18 - 21, 2017. We look forward to welcoming you to your very own coral island paradise very soon! Carlene Sanchez Reservations Department
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Thanks for your inquiry. Fortunately we did not sustain damage to the property. We have cleaned up debris that washed ashore and back in full operation since Sunday, August 7th. Please feel free to give us a call at 1-800-798-1558 if you have further questions.
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Are meals included?
Greetings from Belize! Thanks for your inquiry. Yes, all our Vacation Packages includes all meals in addition to your accommodations, round-trip boat transfers between Dangriga and Blue Marlin Resort, plus local taxes. Meals are full breakfast, lunch, evening snacks and dinner. Menu features a variety of seafood (fish, shrimp, conch, lobster), as well as poultry, beef and pork. We also accommodate special dietary needs for vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free.
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"Cabanas on the east facing side have a fabulous sunrise view"
"All rooms have a view of the ocean! There is no bad choice!"
"Beach cabins were awesome but book well in advance."
"WiFi is very limited but we didn’t mind since we wanted a true getaway trip!"
"Family cabana has hammocks on the back porch area facing the water"
US$346 - US$507 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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