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 guests won't leave disappointed with Pelican Beach, which offers convenient access to a wide range of recreational activities. You'll have the chance to try your hand at kayaking, scuba diving, and snorkeling at this waterfront location, in addition to a number of other options.

Positioned in Belize, 13.7 miles east of Hopkins, South Water Caye offers a warm welcome to travelers who want to stay in this section of Central America. 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.

With respect to overall quality, we've rated 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.

To view other general amenties at this location, take a look at the following list:

  • Kayaking
  • Snorkeling
  • Scuba Diving

If you have your heart set on a particular activity, don't hesitate to contact the location just in case some of the amenities vary. Visit this page to view our in-depth description about the types of activities that South Water Caye offers.


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 what is available on-site, visitors hoping to find further culinary variety might also look into some of the area's other nearby mealtime selections. Guests here will encounter at least one restaurant beyond the property. It's a smart idea to find out if the nearby restaurant is worth visiting, despite the fact that Pelican Beach offers some some tempting choices of their own. Click here for a more detailed discussion about food in this area.


Guests will find a fair number of attractions situated near Pelican Beach. One nearby place of interest is Gales Point Wildlife Sanctuary, a nature sanctuary/wildlife reserve.

The lodge is in the vicinity of Dangriga, a nice spot for sightseers to visit.

For more info on what's near South Water Caye, click here.

Contact Info

Location: Belize

Phone: (501) 522-2044



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