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, as they'll encounter an excellent range of outdoor possibilities. Guests will have the chance to test their skills at kayaking, scuba diving, and snorkeling at this oceanfront destination, among a number of other other options.

Positioned just outside the heart of Belize, 13.7 miles east of Hopkins, South Water Caye happily welcomes tourists who are interested in staying in this part 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.

In terms of overall merit, we have awarded this lodge a 2 star rating.

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.

The list below identifies other general amenties at this location:

  • Kayaking
  • Snorkeling
  • Scuba Diving

If you're interested in something in particular, don't hesitate to call with questions just in case availability varies. Visit this page to navigate to our in-depth discussion about the types of activities and recreation opportunities offered at South Water Caye.


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.

In addition to dining options on-location, travelers looking for further culinary variety can also consider the region's other nearby restaurant choices. Hungry guests will encounter at least one restaurant beyond the property. It's helpful to learn about the nearby restaurant, though Pelican Beach does have some tasty choices of its own. For more information about your dining options near this property, click here.


You'll encounter a fair number of attractions within a short distance of Pelican Beach. On your itinerary, make room for a nearby attraction like Gales Point Wildlife Sanctuary, a nature sanctuary/wildlife reserve.

The lodge is located near Dangriga, an enjoyable location for sightseers to visit.

For the full discussion of what else is in the vicinity of the property, click here.

Contact Info

Location: Belize

Phone: (501) 522-2044



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