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 cantina patio. Kayaks, paddleboards, and more on the beach.

The Bungalows

Nestled among the palms and connected by a meandering 1,200-foot boardwalk, the island's charming gulf-front bungalows await you. 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 boasts amenities such as granite and stainless steel kitchens, slate and wood floors, walk-in cedar closets, decks - and, of course, stunning views all around!

St. Joseph Bay

Black's Island sits quietly off the Florida panhandle sheltered by Cape San Blas in the the pristine waters of St. Joseph Bay. This protected area is perfect for kayaking, fishing, snorkling, etc. The bay is teeming with marine life - rays, turtles, and dolphins - that never fail to delight. Delicate seagrass provides a safe environment for exotic fish, seahorses, starfish, crabs, conchs and more. And famously, from July to mid-September, scallop enthusiasts flock to St Joe Bay to hunt these delicacies.

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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 Resort. Originally called Island of the Turtle, in the early 1700's pirates roamed the island seeking 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. He became the first recorded owner of the island that still bears his name.

A lot has changed since Captain Black's time, but the irresistible charm of the island is timeless.

Today, the island shines as a unique and intimate resort. 26 completely private, fully equipped bungalows are connected by the "Queen's Walk" to an expansive, multi-level clubhouse. Guests here find an ideal blend of community and quietude, relaxation and adventure. An ideal hideaway for personal vacation rentals, group/corporate events, or your dream wedding.

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Black's Island - a delightful tropical island resort built for relaxation AND adventure...

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 will not be fully operational for parts of 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 favorite meals & libations. For group events, our coordinator will secure catering services that will come to the island and operate our facilities to provide full-service dining & bar options.

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 "Check Availability", or contact us via the following email/phone.

Hurricane Michael repairs are in the final phase.

We are now taking limited online reservations for 2020 while we finish up and get our new full system on line, Feel free to email or call for more complete booking options. | 1 (888) 908-6001