Heaven on earth. I would absolutely recommend Pelican Beach to anyone looking for both rest and relaxation and a ton of fun. We went here on our honeymoon and spent 6 days on the island. I could have spent more time there! We spent the days snorkeling around the caye, off the caye, fishing, hammock napping, and swimming in the beautiful water. The excursions off the island were a ton of fun and we had a great tour guide! Due to the natural setting of a small island and beauty all around you, this is a very romantic place and a great honeymoon destination. You wont regret your decision to go here! We plan on going back for a family reunion.
To break it down:
Accommodations: We had a wonderful private bungalow with hammocks on the porch facing the reef. The constant breeze kept it cool. The room was simple, but perfect. It felt very private.
Staff: So lovely! Leonard and Terry were so friendly. They not only gave us advice on what to do, but they even played games with us. We found them so welcoming. The rest of the staff was also fantastic. They are funny and very hospitable. I felt like I was at home with them.
Food/drinks: Food was simple in the fact that it was a set menu every day. It seemed at first we wouldn't like this, but it made decisions easy. They were also accommodating if we wanted to switch our order. Drink prices were cheap and someone was always there to take your order.
Location: South Water Caye really does feel like your own private island. It was the perfect place to relax and rejuvenate. It is good for the soul! There was always plenty to do as well.
Excursions: Ishmael, the awesome boat driver, took us to different locations to snorkel. The snorkeling was pretty good. But the highlight was also fishing along the way. I highly recommend drop line fishing. We would be catching fish every other minute! Then, you can take the fish back and have it for dinner. They cook it up for you!
- 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