Pelican Beach Resort at South Water Caye, Belize

The Pelican Beach Resort has two locations of which one is located on one of the most beautiful islands of Belize, the South Water Caye. Due to this location it is possible to snorkel just right off the beach into the South Water Caye Marine Reserve, part of the Belize Barrier Reef. Also diving, fishing, kayaking and touring of the nearby islands is possible. The other location of Pelican Beach Resort is in Dangriga.

The Pelican Resort, which is located on 3.5 acres, consists of four cottages, five rooms and a student dormitory. The five rooms are located at the second floor of the main house. On the ground floor is the dining room located, which is serving fresh seafood and Belizean-style dishes. A stay at the island starts at BZD 850 (USD 425) per night based on double occupancy. The reviews for this location are mostly very good to excellent. 
 
The Pelican Beach Resort started in Dangriga as a brainchild of the retired citrus farmer Henry Bowman Senior. The hotel in Dangriga, which was called Pelican Beach, started in 1971 with 10 rooms, a restaurant and a bar. From the hotel tours were offered to the family's vacation home on South Water Caye.


On the western side of the South Water Caye the Bowman family started the Pelican's University for college students visiting Belize on tropical ecological tours. The Pelican's University consisted of an old farmhouse from the Stann Creek Valley which was towed to the island behind the Merlin, a thirty year old, twenty-seven foot wooden sail boat, which was the main mean of transport between Dangriga and the cayes. 
 
Pelican Beach was in these days also maintaining a beach property at the southern end of the island, which belonged to the Sisters of Mercy, an order within the Roman Catholic church. Student groups were allowed to use the recreation facilities in return for this maintenance. In 1984 the Sisters of Mercy sold the property to the Bowman family. This was the start of the Pelican Resort at the South Water Caye. 
 
For your stay different packages are available, including packages only at the mainland (at the other location of this resort), packages only at the island South Water Caye, combination packages with a stay at the mainland and or the island South Water Caye and also Belize wedding and honeymoon packages. 
 
The contact details of Pelican Beach Resort are:  
Telephone: +501 522 2044