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Pelican Beach - South Water Caye

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Dangriga, South Water Caye 00000, Belize
Pelican Beach - South Water Caye
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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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Mill Valley, California
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12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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Belize Cayes, Belize
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31 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 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 

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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 

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seattle
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15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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 

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Bar Harbor, Maine
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 301 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 

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New Melle, Missouri
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 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 

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San Francisco, California
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 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 

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Chicago, Illinois
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12 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 

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Lee, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We spend 4 wonderful nights, the Intimate Island Interlude package, in the Ospreys Nest South cottage. The room was small, but clean, comfortable and functional. But the best part was the large deck overlooking the reef crest and the most unforgettable view! In addition, there was a smaller deck off the back that was a great place to sit to... More 

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Santa Barbara, California, USA
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38 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

This was the last stop of our two week vacation in Belize, and we clearly saved the best for last. This section of the island allows for walk in snorkeling with very good water quality and many underwater attractions. You are also capable of signing up for trip to other submerged reefs in the area...so snorkeling was great. The staff... More 

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