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Pelican Beach - South Water Caye

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   South Water Caye, Belize
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Pelican Beach - South Water Caye
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Mountain View, California
13 reviews 13 reviews
12 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a beautiful place to visit, and great for families. Snorkeling and fishing is great. The food is good -- but the hotel does not really offer any decent snacks. Bring a bunch. Take a detour to the island of frigatebirds on your way to or from the island.

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Princeton, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Doing a familiarization trip considering properties for women's group tours, this was recommended by our travel designer. OMG. Simple. Authentic. Non-commercial. Paradise. Our approach by the boat from Dangriga told us immediately we were about to touch land in paradise. Our boat ride over was pretty wet because the waters were choppy so be prepared just in case. Rain ponchos... More

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Centerville, Indiana
3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Our stay at Pelican Beach was fantastic. The entire staff was great particularly Leonard. He saw to everything we needed and was great with post dinner conversation on the breezy deck lit by tiki torches and candle light. Every meal was delicious with fantastic local flavor: think lobster, cassava pudding, fresh baked goods and fruits. The accommodations were good with... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Difficult to describe this place in words. This place is magnificent. The resort is perfectly low key and eco-friendly - if it were any more luxurious it would take away from the terrific natural beauty of the beach and island. The resort is covered in perfect white sand, and you can walk barefoot everywhere you go. The palm trees sway... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014 via mobile

After our 2013 stay, we raved to our friends and family about SWC. So much so, my sister and her husband committed to accompanying us in 2014. We were very happy to assist them in making arrangements. They had little experience with 'off the beaten path' traveling. And, we have earned our lessons the hard way. Main lesson for us:... More

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Morganton, North Carolina
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

After 4 nights in a jungle lodge, the ocean at Pelican Beach was the perfect end to our time in Belize. The cabins are lovely with great views, ceiling fans, and a cross breeze. The staff are delightful; attentive and very capable. I recommend talking the kitchen into letting you share the Belize dishes that they make for staff. I... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I just got back from Pelican Beach Resort South Water Caye and it was very nice. The people were extremely nice and very attentive to any need you might have. I was solo, so it was a bit of a different experience. Eating alone was a bit uncomfortable, but that was due to my choice of going alone. To be... More

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Bar Harbor, Maine
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139 reviews 139 reviews
112 hotel reviews
275 helpful votes 275 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

As long as they'll have us, we can afford it and are fit to travel, we'll return to Pelican Beach. My husband and I find ourselves in a balanced state of bliss here. We feel warmly embraced by the island, the ocean, and the terrific team of people (seen and behind the scenes) who work hard to create an aura... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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82 reviews 82 reviews
24 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This was our 3rd stop on our trip organised perfectly by Naturally Belize. The boat trip was a bit rough going to the Caye but we survived. We were met by Mr Leonard and given our room - Herons Hideaway. A lovely little cottage on it's own. We saw the Herons every morning. The food was perfect. Menu was posted... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

If you love the beach--with snorkeling, with sea kayaking, with deep-sea fishing, with excursions to a nearby Smithsonian ocean research facility, with superb food freshly prepared and unpretentious but perfectly clean and comfortable lodging, with friendly and knowledgeable staff--this is the place for you. If I could figure out how never to leave, I would. In a heartbeat. That said,... More

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Address: South Water Caye, Belize
Location: Belize > Belize Cayes > South Water Caye
Hotel Class:3 star — Pelican Beach - South Water Caye 3*
Also Known As:
Pelican Beach - South Water Caye Hotel South Water Caye
Pelican Beach - South Water Caye Belize

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Two special locations, one great vacation - South Water Caye and Dangriga! South Water Caye, our island getaway-seaside cottages and rooms with fantastic views and cooling trade winds. On a gorgeous beach, atop the barrier reef and within South Water Caye Marine Reserve. Snorkel from shore, dive, fish, kayak or do nothing at all. Environmentally-friendly facilities with separate student group accommodations. For the simple pleasures - spending time together, sharing new adventures and making new friends. ... more   less 
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