We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Pelican Beach - South Water Caye

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
Prices from our online travel partners are not available
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in South Water Caye
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Management photos
Pelican Beach - South Water Caye
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"containerClass":null,"scriptFlags":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

170 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 165: English reviews
Coatesville, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
37 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our 3 days here in Heron's Hideaway. Very peaceful, beautiful views, relaxing in the hammocks that are everywhere. Our cottage was very clean and private. Loved seeing the weather come in, the sunsets and osprey flying by. Ashanti was the perfect host. Meals were all excellent fresh local cuisine. Ritchie did a great job getting us to and... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Happy415
Providence, Rhode Island
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed July 16, 2016

Wow! This place was amazing! It is a 30-45 minute boat ride to get out to this remote caye. Once there there are a small number of rooms. Each day breakfast, lunch and dinner are served and they are delicious. There are kayaks and paddle boards for your use and the offer a number of different snorkeling trips. The rooms... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Shane S
Eckert, Colorado
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed June 4, 2016

Pelican Beach Resort in Dangriga owns the southern portion of this 15-acre island, and their part includes the only good sandy beach. The resort consists of several mostly duplex cabins set amongst the coconut palms, so you're "in the trees" with an ocean view beyond. Meals are served in a separate stand-alone lodge, prepared by the staff skilled in Belizean... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Art P
Level Contributor
13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed May 15, 2016

We are a family of 3 and stayed 4 days at this island resort. What a wonderful place to enjoy the island relaxation and the water activities. We had "snorkeling guides" available for morning and afternoon adventures to the reef - the resort is within swimming distance to the reef. You can do as little or as much as you... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Nathan W
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
54 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed May 12, 2016

It was amazing privilege to stay on South Water Caye. The island is just beautiful - white sand beaches and the bluest sea you've ever seen, with hammocks strewn around in shady spots. OK, the accommodation is pretty tired and the whole place could do with a bit of a refurb, but that is really part of the charm -... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank CHLondon
PelicanBeachResort, Owner at Pelican Beach - South Water Caye, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time for the review! It's been a bit busy and we've focused on the guests not the buildings. Sorry about that - we're doing lots of refinishing over the next few months! More 

Bar Harbor, Maine
Level Contributor
213 reviews
130 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 328 helpful votes
Reviewed May 2, 2016

And our 6th stay at Pelican Beach on South Water Caye proves it. My husband and I agree (after over 40 years together) that nothing puts us more in honeymoon mode than vacation time here. It's pure bliss to snorkel together, discovering nature's wonders together, hanging out in hammocks, watching birds or the sun rising or setting, strolling under the... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Tellurian
Olympia, Washington
Level Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed April 27, 2016

We have been to Belize before, and were specifically searching for some place that we could snorkel and swim right off the beach. I am SO glad that I happened upon Pelican Beach. We were staying during a marginal time, at the end of June, so the weather could have been dicey. We did have a bit of a storm... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank SomeGuy999
Level Contributor
11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

We visited South Water Caye twice! During our snorkeling trip to Glover's Reef on a Monday and hung out on their small visitors Beach on Friday. My photos are beautiful! My videos look like a dream....only the sounds of the wind and the water. My boyfriend swam to Glover's Reef from the beach and snorkled. He didn't need a boat... More 

Helpful?
Thank Lisa C
Wilmington, Delaware
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed April 5, 2016

My wife, 17 year old son and I just returned from a four night stay at Pelican Beach Resort. Leonard, Theresita and their staff went out of their way to create a relaxing, enjoyable experience. We arrived after the one hour boat ride from the mainland somewhat tired after four busy days touring caves, ruins and other mainland Belize attractions.... More 

Helpful?
Thank Jack H
Cotati, California
Level Contributor
66 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed March 30, 2016

The moment you step foot on the island Lenard tells you he wants you to feel like you are home and boy do you - by the first night everyone new our names, our food likes/dislikes, and the staff became family. The island is gorgeous!!! hammocks everywhere to catch a nap, lots of clear water and you are a few... More 

Helpful?
Thank KFamilyFun
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

297 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveler Photos (281)
Viewed
Room/Suite (41)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (44)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (57)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (5)
Viewed
View from Room (34)
Viewed
Dining (8)
Viewed
Bathroom (2)
Viewed
Other (90)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (16)
Viewed
View from Room (2)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (4)
Viewed
Room/Suite (3)
Viewed
Other (6)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near South Water Caye
10.1 mi away
Thatch Caye Resort
Thatch Caye Resort
#2 of 2 in Coco Plum Cay
438 reviews
9.9 mi away
Coco Plum Island Resort
Coco Plum Island Resort
#1 of 2 in Coco Plum Cay
768 reviews
1.1 mi away
Chaleanor Hotel
Chaleanor Hotel
#1 of 5 in Dangriga
115 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
10.3 mi away
Parrot Cove Lodge
Parrot Cove Lodge
#6 of 11 in Hopkins
240 reviews
14.8 mi away
Blue Marlin Beach Resort
Blue Marlin Beach Resort
#2 of 2 in South Water Caye
77 reviews
10.2 mi away
Belizean Dreams
Belizean Dreams
#2 of 11 in Hopkins
666 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Services
  • Airport Transportation
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 

Additional Information about Pelican Beach - South Water Caye

Address: Dangriga, South Water Caye 00000, Belize
Location: Belize > Belize Cayes > South Water Caye
Hotel Class:3 star — Pelican Beach - South Water Caye 3*
Number of rooms: 12
Also Known As:
Pelican Beach - South Water Caye Hotel South Water Caye
Pelican Beach - South Water Caye Belize
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travelers have asked, with answers from Pelican Beach - South Water Caye staff and other travelers.
8 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (8)

Questions? Get answers from Pelican Beach - South Water Caye staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travelers prefer

“Heron's Hideaway probably one of the more private rooms. Outstanding view.”
 of 5 bubbles Happy415, 1 week ago | Read review
“Heron's Hideaway is a small cabin with one double bed, good for couples. It has a large deck out over the water.”
 of 5 bubbles artp764, Jun 4, 2016 | Read review
“There are several second story oceanside rooms, but all the rooms have views of the ocean on both sides of this 100 foot wide island!”
 of 5 bubbles nathanw382, May 15, 2016 | Read review
“Osprey's nest was our favourite and has a great veranda overlooking the lagoon”
 of 5 bubbles CHLondon, May 12, 2016 | Read review
“Choose according to your party size and any physical limitations (stairs)”
 of 5 bubbles Tellurian, May 2, 2016 | Read review
5 of 5
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question