OK, so first up - this was not cheap but it was worth it.
Imagine - a pristine sandy beach, hammocks tied between palm trees, clear and clean water that you can see straight through, a mass of tropical fish, rays and the odd reef shark that you can snorkel to from the beach in a 2-3 minutes.
if you want bars, music, late nights, facebook updates, emails etc - this is not for you
If you want to be "lost" on a desert island to truly unwind or as a special getaway then this is right up there, although most people dont stay more than 5-7 days
The island itself is about 1/2 long, and made of three areas, the Pelican beach is one of these and has enough space for c25 guests in cabins. We went on the all inclusive package (all meals, water, fruit juices and unlimited supply of biscuits during the day - which is a nice touch). the food wasnt huge portions, but you could ask for seconds of any of the courses, although with the warmth and the laziness of most of the days we didnt need it. It was tasty and they took into account allergies and tastes (that they asked you when you arrived)
the trip from their main hotel (In Dangriga) to here was 25 mins by (bumpy) speedboat, across and through some of the reefs.
The island is eco friendly and there are charging points in the main reception area that guests can plug into and wifi there as well if you ask (although can be slow and a little unreliable, maybe due to demand)
Recommend the snorkel trips as well as snorkeling off the beach and also just sitting watching the pelicans eat as the sunsets into the sea.
Very friendly service for trips and dinner, lovely end to our holiday.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Pelican Beach - South Water Caye Hotel South Water Caye
- Pelican Beach - South Water Caye Belize