The Blue Marlin Lodge 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 Lodge 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.