The Island

Escape the outside world to the sparkling waters of St. Joseph Bay, FL! Accessible only by boat, Black's Island Resort provides modern luxury while keeping the natural island beauty intact. In addition to 26 fully equipped private bungalows, you'll find the sumptuous Big Game Club with separate restaurant and bar areas, plus multiple gathering areas for socializing, board games, etc.  On the lower level, you'll find the gulf-front pool, hot tub, and fitness facilities. Kayaks, paddleboards, and more on the beach.

The Bungalows

Nestled among the palms and connected by a meandering 1,200-foot boardwalk are the island's charming gulf-front bungalows. Each is a private waterfront home with two+ bedrooms, two full baths, private balconies, laundry room, and full kitchen. Tastefully designed and decorated with an old-world style and rustic appeal, each is appointed with amenities such as granite and stainless steel kitchens, slate and wood floors, walk-in cedar closets, decks - and stunning views from every room!

St. Joseph Bay

Black's Island is located off the Florida panhandle near the city of Port St. Joe in the middle of the pristine St. Joseph Bay.  Kayaks are at your disposal for gliding through the bay's protected waters. Also, several other boats for snorkeling, bay and deep-sea fishing are available. St. Joseph Bay is teeming with marine life. From July to mid-September, scallop enthusiasts flock to St. Joseph Bay to hunt these delicacies. The seagrass provides a safe environment for fish, seahorses, starfish, crabs, conchs and more.

Black's Island Resort - your ultimate island getaway is closer than you think.

Stories of pirate treasure and ghost ships color the rich history of Black's Island Vacation Resort. Originally called Island of the Turtle for the giant sea turtles that still lay their eggs here, in the early 1700's pirates used the island as a safe haven from storms and to restock supplies for their voyages.

In the late 1830s, Captain Black arrived to establish a trade route from England down the east coast of Florida, around the tip and into the Gulf. He settled here and became the first recorded owner of the island, which still bears his name.

A lot has changed since Captain Black's time, but the irresistible charm of the island is timeless. When the current proprietors chanced upon Black's Island, they fell immediately and completely under its spell. They determined to share its beauty and seclusion with others by opening it up as an intimate resort. The well-designed concept of 26 completely private bungalows connected by the "Queen's Walk" to an expansive, multi-level clubhouse provides an ideal blend of community and quietude; for private vacation rentals or group/corporate events.

tropical wonderland
Today, Black's Island has been gracefully transformed into a delightful tropical resort.

All amenities on Black's island Resort have been thoughtfully designed to enhance the experience and enchantment of the island.

Throughout the resort, you will find a distinguished blend of old-world craftsmanship and modern elements.

Pool and Hot Tub

Our pool and hot tub are sited just steps from the shore, overlooking pristine St. Joe Bay. With panoramic views of the water and wildlife, you're sure to find relaxation here.

Restaurant/Bar Facilities  As we continue renovations, our restaurant, cafe, and lounges will not be fully operational until the 2020 season. There will be limited continental-style dining available during your stay, but please plan to make use of your fully equipped bungalow to prepare your own meals & libations. For group events, we can recommend catering services that will come to the island and operate our facilities to provide full-service dining & bar options. 

Watersports  We have an assortment of kayaks, paddleboards, and other watersports equipment available for our guests to use free of charge. Jet Skis are available to rent by the hour or full day. Ask our hosts about boat tours, fishing excursions, scalloping and more.

Nearby Golfing   Ready for a full 18 holes? Simply catch the island ferry to the mainland and tee off at nearby St. Joseph Bay Country Club where Black's Island visitors are always welcome.

Relax and Recharge
Throughout the island, you'll find several areas where you can do... absolutely nothing. We want Black's Island to be a serene retreat, so we've created several "comfort oases". At each oasis, you'll find comfortable chairs or a hammock with shade, or a beach chair and a palm tree in the sand  - and plenty of privacy.

Let's Start Planning

Whether you're ready to book an unforgettable family getaway, or looking for an extraordinary venue for your group event, the reservation team at Black's Island Vacation Resort is here to make the planning simple, worry-free, and flexible to meet your needs. Let's get started! Click below to go directly to our online reservation portal, or contact us via the following email/phone.


Due to extensive repairs still underway after Hurricane Michael, we are not taking reservations for 2019.

We plan to be up and running and better than ever for 2020 - so please sign up for news here or follow us on Facebook for updates. We hope to see you then!