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Pelican Beach Resort - South Water Caye (Belize)


Destination: Belize

South Water Caye, Belize | Full-board + 2 dives from $303/ppn

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Pelican Beach Resort - South Water Caye Quick Pitch 

This idyllic private island 15 acres in size, is one of the few islands off Belize that sit right atop the barrier reef. The resort is located on 3 1/2 acres on the southern end of the island where you can step off the beach and snorkel amongst coral and brightly colored fish. Relax and enjoy the natural beauty surrounding you.


Quick Information 

  • No of Rooms: 21
  • Dive Center: Off-site
  • Amenities: Beachfront, AC, restaurant, bar, babysitting, various tours & activities
  • WiFi: Yes, free
  • Nearest International Airport: Philip S. W. Goldson International
  • Airport Shuttle: Yes, free


How to Get There 

South Water Caye is located atop the Belize Barrier Reef, approximately 14 miles southeast of the coastal town of Dangriga in southern Belize. Their base of operations is their sister hotel (Pelican Beach Resort, Dangriga), which is located near the Dangriga airstrip. If you are entering Dangriga from there, they provide complimentary transportation from the Dangriga airstrip to the hotel and dock.


Dive Overview

Home to the second largest barrier reef in the world, Belize offers good Caribbean diving combined with an excellent tropical rain forest, exotic birds, and historical Mayan ruins. It’s also one of the few places in the world where you can scuba dive (not just snorkel) with whale sharks.

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Types of Rooms, Amenities and Photos

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Pelican Beach Resort - South Water Caye Room Overview

Your island accommodation choices include: cottages nestled in the coconut trees, rooms in the main lodge with a bird’s eye view of the reef crest, or cozy rooms in the group residence.


Pelican Beach Resort South Water Caye's cottage Pelican Beach Resort South Water Caye's cottage



Most of the cottages are 2 bedroom units with separate entrances, and each bedroom unit is sold individually. These cottages are dotted across the property. With the total width of the island property just under 250 feet, the cottages are spaced for privacy yet only a few yards from the beach. The 8 cottage units are simply and comfortably furnished and have:

  • Private entrances
  • One Queen-sized bed and a twin or double bed with comfortable mattresses
  • Full baths with basin, toilet and tiled showers with hot and cold water
  • Large porch on the east
  • Smaller porch on the west.
  • Hammocks


Pelican Beach Resort South Water Caye's Brown Bobby roomPelican Beach Resort South Water Caye's Pelican's Pouch Room

 Brown Bobby Room (LEFT) & Pelican's Pouch Room (RIGHT)


A total of 13 rooms in either the second floor of the Pelican’s Pouch main lodge or in the Brown Booby tucked in the trees on the east side make these rooms a great choice for a comfortable stay at a lower rate.

  • Rooms have a minimum of two beds with some having three – Queen, doubles, and twins based on your preference.
  • Private bath with showers (hot and cold water)
  • East and west facing verandahs with hammocks.


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Resort Facilities

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Pelican Beach Resort South Water Caye's restaurantPelican Beach Resort South Water Caye's Pelican's yoga deck

Pelican Beach Resort South Water Caye's Restaurant (LEFT) & Yoga Deck (RIGHT)


Pelican Beach Resort - South Water Caye Features

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Large family cottages accommodate families with small children
  • Babysitting service
  • Games & library
  • Kayaks available at no charge
  • Hammocks and lounge chairs


PELICAN BEACH RESORT - South Water Caye Food & Drinks 

Welcome to open-air dining on the deck of the Pelican’s Pouch where coffee, tea, juice, and water is available all day along with a mid-morning snack of fresh baked cookies.

Meals include tropical fruits, salads, fresh seafood, and delicious local dishes and desserts. Island blends and mixes, local beer, rum, and wine can be found at the fully stocked bar.

Pelican Beach Resort South Water Caye's foodPelican Beach Resort South Water Caye's food


PELICAN BEACH RESORT - South Water Caye Activities

  • Snorkeling
  • Scuba-diving
  • Kayaking
  • Birding
  • Marine Ecology tours
  • Hammocking
  • Nature Walk
  • Flyfishing

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Package & Rates

Pelican Beach Resort - South Water Caye Rates

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Drop us an email at or call us at 310-915-6677 and we will gladly help you plan your dream dive vacation!  



Dive Information

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Diving in Belize

The dive operator, Seemore Adventures, does dive tours at the Southern Barrier Reef around South Water Caye Marine Reserve and Glover’s Reef Atoll Marine Reserve. Both locations are a part of The Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System, inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996. At South Water Caye they have 18 different dive sites used on a regular basis and at Glover’s 11 different dive sites.

The diving in Belize is varied enough to please everyone from novices to seasoned divers. You’ll find an abundance of coral gardens, sponges, reef sharks, rays, and small reef fish. 

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Dive Center Information

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Seemore Adventure Belize Seemore Adventure Belize


Pelican Beach Resort Dive Center Overview

  • The resort is partnered with Seemore Adventures, the only locally owned and operated dive shop in Hopkins, Belize. Their specialty is personalized diving tours and PADI Dive Instructions to a minimum of only two divers.

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Practical Information

  • Electricity: 110 / 220 V 60 Hz. There are outlets in the rooms and there is a charging station for batteries and small appliances in the main lodge, however, blow dryers and larger appliances are not supported.
  • Time zone: UTC-6
  • Languages: English
  • Accept Credit Cards?: Yes

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