South Water Caye

Pelican Beach at South Water Caye encompasses three and a half tropical acres of a private 15 acre island off of Belize. The island is located atop a barrier reef, so snorkeling and diving here is sensational. Pelican Beach provides a simple and relaxing stay in their private wooden cottages and keep guests well-fed throughout their stay.

Active travelers will be kept plenty busy at Pelican Beach, which boasts a wide variety of recreational activities. You'll have the chance to try your hand at kayaking, scuba diving, and snorkeling at this coastal destination, among a number of other other options.

Set in Belize, 13.7 miles east of Hopkins, South Water Caye happily welcomes guests who are thinking about staying in this area of Central America. From this accommodation, the center of Dangriga is 15 miles (24 kilometers) to the northwest.


Pelican Beach at South Water Caye's units are individual and duplex wooden cottages spread out throughout the hotel's property including on the beach. These cottages are spacious and include a private half bath as wee as a personal veranda/ porch with hammocks and lounge chairs. Shared showers are located at the foot of the stairs just off of the beach. There are also group facilities and dorm-style rooms north of the beach at the Pelican's University, also on property.

This lodge has received a rating of 2 stars from Caribya! with respect to public spaces, style, furnishings and ambience. Learn more about our Caribya! star ratings, and why they are usually lower than the ratings awarded by Trip Advisor and other sites, by clicking here.

Activities and Amenities

Snorkeling is certainly a favorite activity at Pelican Beach at South Water Caye, especially just off the beach in the South Water Caye Marine Reserve and Pelican Beach's guided night snorkel. Other activities nearby include diving, fishing, kayaking, island hopping tours, and of course simply relaxing on the beach or the cottages' private patios.

For this lodging's general amenities, take a look at the following list:

  • Kayaking
  • Snorkeling
  • Scuba Diving

If you want to be certain the hotel has exactly what you expect, it's best to contact the lodging because these details can sometimes change. To view an in-depth description about the kinds of recreational opportunities offered at South Water Caye, click here.


Pelican Beach at South Water Caye creates a variety of Belizean dishes featuring tropical fruits, vegetables, and lots of seafood, all freshly prepared with generous portions. Meals are served on the deck and guests are free to request food preferences. The menu is posted daily.

There are also drinks and snacks available throughout the day, all a part of the meal plan. The bar also features soft drinks, local beet and liquors, and various wine and imported liquors as well as special cocktails mixed by the resident bartender.

Besides on-site dining options, vacationers looking for further culinary variety may also want to consider the area's other nearby restaurant choices. Those staying at South Water Caye will find at least one restaurant in the vicinity. It might save you time to learn about the nearby restaurant, though Pelican Beach provides dining of its own. For more information about your dining options near this property, click here.


You will notice a good selection of attractions situated near Pelican Beach. Plan a vacation outing to some of the closest attractions like Gales Point Wildlife Sanctuary, a nature sanctuary/wildlife reserve.

The lodge is located near Dangriga, a fascinating location for tourists to learn about and explore Belize.

For our comprehensive article on what else is in the vicinity of the property, click here.

Contact Info

Location: Belize

Phone: (501) 522-2044



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