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Pelican Beach - South Water Caye

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Amherst Junction, Wisconsin
Reviewed 23 January 2016

This place is everything you'd want in a beach vacation. The owners are on-site and actively involved in running the resort. We had a beautiful cabana that was twenty feet from the shore. Excellent snorkeling, great food, lovely people.

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Muskegon, Michigan, United States
Reviewed 22 January 2016

The perfect place if you want to really relax. It's the best snorkeling I've ever experienced, both off the beach and the side trips to local reefs. Swimming is perfect. Theresita and Leonard are wonderful hosts. Views are great from almost everywhere. The food is excellent, lots of fresh fish, lobster, red snapper. That said, if you want a variety...

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Stevens Point, Wisconsin
Reviewed 20 January 2016

If you long for quiet time on an island and a peaceful beautiful vacation, this is the resort for you. It is on an island and you will need to come over in an open boat and the waters may be rough. They cannot control weather conditions! Once there you will be well taken care of. This is a place...

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Reviewed 17 January 2016 via mobile

We loved this little island. It was so relaxing and unbelievably beautiful. The water was the perfect temperature Everything is low key and relaxed. The people who run the resort are very kind and accommodating. We enjoyed our snorkeling trips with Ritchie who speared a few lion fish and conch for us. The kitchen then cooked them for as an...

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1Thank Kristin B
Reviewed 5 January 2016

We have been to many parts of Belize over the years, and figured we would try out the island life for a change. We arrived via a thirty minute ride in a tiny boat. Many members of my family get seasick, so this was not a pleasant ride for any of us. You do get pretty wet, too which was...

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Iowa City, Iowa
Reviewed 4 January 2016

Pelican Beach really has it all, or most of it, if you want comfort, great snorkeling (our no. 1 request), peace and quiet. It's on a key right on the reef, and there's decent snorkeling right off the beach (biggest barracuda I've ever seen right there!). We don't fish, but our son-in-law does, and he spent hours on the flats...

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PelicanBeachResort, Owner at Pelican Beach - South Water Caye, responded to this review

We are sorry it took a year to post your comments. Problems with invasive neighbors are best resolved administratively by the companies themselves and in regard to legal opinions by the Belize court system which has spoken on this matter. In both cases - minimizing involving guests has been our policy as you are on vacation. We offer our guests...

Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 1 January 2016 via mobile

Wow. If you are looking for seclusion and top notch service at its best you will find it here. From the time you get off the boat to the meals served the staff is top notch. Our server Kevin met our every need and the management made sure every day of our stay was pleasant. I felt like I was...

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Bingham Farms, Michigan
Reviewed 17 November 2015

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,...

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Reviewed 27 September 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...

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Mill Valley, California
Reviewed 28 June 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...

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  • Free Parking
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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 

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Address: Dangriga, South Water Caye 00000, Belize
Region: Belize > Belize Cayes > South Water Caye
Hotel Class:3 star — Pelican Beach - South Water Caye 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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