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Pelican Beach - South Water Caye

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Dangriga, South Water Caye 00000, Belize
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Bingham Farms, Michigan
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

great place for location, service, snorkeling and relaxing. Staff were attentive, attempted to meet all needs. Food is family style and delicious. People came off their boats while we were there for some meals. Great instruction and supervision with snorkeling. Had scuba divers who reported they enjoyed their experience. Our instructors were Patrick Bradley and Alton Sabal. They were friendly,... More 

Thank M K
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247 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Ok, I'm really late posting this review. My husband and i took a trip here in July 2015. We wanted low-key, no fuss, no running around, and basically just some major rest and relaxation. This island was exactly what we were looking for on this trip. I'll give you the run down: 1) I'm not going to lie, travel here... More 

2 Thank 44tvmed
Mill Valley, California
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26 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Very comfortable and clean, though pretty basic (on an isolated island, on a reef, 45 minutes from mainland). One of the few places in Belize with decent snorkelling of the beach. Diving is excellent. There's no dive shop at the resort but mainland operations will pick up from South Water Caye on the way to the outer reef dive sites... More 

3 Thank Tui900
Belize Cayes, Belize
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31 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Unless you fly into Dangriga (Pelican is right beside the airport), you're going to want to get here by taxi, but the US $2.50 is worth it. Pelican offers a quiet seaside atmosphere with a great menu and friendly service. The rooms are the cleanest I've seen in Belize, with all the amenities you could ask for. A little pricier... More 

1 Thank mhoneth
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

I have come here 4 times in the past 5 years and have loved it even more each time! Everything here is wonderful and I can not imagine not having the time of your life here! I have come here with my kids and husband, and it was clear our kids (2 girls at the ages of 9 and 12)... More 

2 Thank Charlotte F
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15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This is one of my favorite all-time spots. I went there on retreat post a two week business conference elsewhere in Belize with the intention of also scouting it for an extended-family experience. I had pin-pointed the area right on the barrier reef as where I wanted to go. I researched the possibilities. It was also appealing that it was... More 

2 Thank sirenaseattle
Bar Harbor, Maine
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119 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 302 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

No matter where else we decide to explore when we visit Belize, one choice is non-negotiable. My husband and I agree that the trip must conclude with a stay on South Water Caye at Pelican Beach. We returned for the fifth time this year, finding our petite paradise in perfect order. Some properties rest on their laurels; here the amazing... More 

2 Thank Tellurian
New Melle, Missouri
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Wow. If you like tropical, beachy vacations, this island off the coast of Belize ought to be at the top of your must-see-before-I-die bucket list. We went based on a recommendation, and not only have no regrets but it was a week of pure bliss. We took off our shoes upon arriving and didn't put them back on until our... More 

1 Thank petercatalano
San Francisco, California
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Go. Just go. You will not regret it. Straight out of the movies with white sand, palm trees, not too many people. Perfect balance of great service and amenities without being snobby. So relaxed and relaxing. Cute little cabins, good day trips, awesome beach, walk-in snorkeling, amazing staff. Try to get there when there is a pretty good guarantee of... More 

1 Thank mysideofthemtn
Chicago, Illinois
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23 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

What a beautiful place. Our family of four included two boys, ages 9 & 11. We stayed in SandPiper North and loved our room for the location and the views (the room you receive is based on how many people you are with as they either fit 2, 3 or 4 people). The staff - every last person there -... More 

1 Thank luvcitylivin
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