I did not get off to a great start at Pelican Beach. They did not come to get me at the airport, as arranged. I was exhausted since I had left home at 3am, so I didn't want to haul my suitcase down the rutted road, even though it wasn't far. They guys at the airport called the hotel several times and got no answer. Finally, one of the guys who worked there offered me a ride. Bless his heart! When I got to PBR, they showed me to a room that made me want to cry. There were windows, I will admit that, and it was sparkling clean, but the windows were up so high on the wall, the room felt extremely claustrophobic. But the young woman who showed me the room saw right away that I was a bit upset; she told me they were still cleaning some rooms and I could have one of them. Having realized by then that I had forgotten to pack my sandals, I walked into town to buy flip flops and when I came back, I had a beer on the patio (complimentary because of the missed airport pick up). And then they showed me to a room with no AC but with a lovely verandah overlooking the water. Part of the problem, I discovered, was that most of the rooms overlooking the restaurant and the water at the front of the hotel were being renovated. They are almost certainly done by now. But this is an old building and every room is different so it is hit or miss--and they had some kind of group there at the time. But the staff were wonderful, especially Stephanie at the desk. I only stayed one night as I was heading out to Glover's reef the next day, but I had an excelled dinner at the restaurant. I met some people there who invited me to go into town to hear some Garifuna drumming. We danced in the street with a crowd of locals and had a fabulous time, so overall, I have very good memories of Pelican Beach.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Two special locations, one great vacation in Dangriga and Southwater Caye! Dangriga, our inland gateway, has beachfront a/c rooms with large decks and tours to the jaguar reserve, Maya sites, horseback riding, cave-tubing and Garifuna Cultural experiences. Modern conference facilities and local entertainment make this an ideal location for families, honeymooners, weddings, business travel, educational and service groups! For the simple pleasures - spending time together, sharing new adventures and making new friends. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Pelican Beach - Dangriga Hotel Dangriga
- Pelican Beach Hotel
- Pelican Beach - Dangriga Belize