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, as they'll have convenient access to an ever-expanding array of outdoor opportunities. Visitors can engage in kayaking, scuba diving, and snorkeling at this oceanfront location, in addition to a number of other options.

Set just outside the heart of Belize, 13.7 miles east of Hopkins, South Water Caye is a great choice for vacationers who are thinking about basing their vacation in this part of Central America. If you're curious, 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.

Upon reviewing its overall quality, we've given this lodge a rating of 2 stars.

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, check the list below:

  • Kayaking
  • Snorkeling
  • Scuba Diving

However, it's a good idea to call ahead of time to be sure everything you're expecting is available. Visit this page to see our in-depth article about the recreational opportunities that South Water Caye has to offer.


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.

Outside of what is available on-site, guests looking to find more culinary variety should also give thought to some of the area's other nearby dining selections. Guests looking for a bite to eat will encounter at least one restaurant within reach of these accommodations. It's helpful to check out the nearby restaurant, though Pelican Beach does have some tempting choices of their own. For an in-depth look at this area's options, click here.


You will find a good selection of attractions in the vicinity of 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 beautiful location for tourists to learn about and explore Belize.

For our comprehensive article on what's near South Water Caye, click here.

Contact Info

Location: Belize Belize

Phone: (501) 522-2044



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