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Reviewed 27 July 2012

Pelican Beach Resort is an ideal place for the ultimate Belize experience! Not enough positive comments can be made about the service, location,food, and the snorkelling. My family and I stayed 4 nights at Pelican Beach. The island was beautiful and had some of the best snorkelling in the world (comparable to the Great Barrier Reef in Australia). There were only 7 other people staying at the resort during the time we were there and made the place feel so relaxed and serene. The island was very beautiful with sandy white beaches and turquoise blue water. It was very peaceful and quite and had a very laid back atmosphere. Leonard, Martin, Terry, and Kevin were excellent hosts offering great service and being very knowledgeable about the caye and the surrounding area. The food was fantastic! Great Belizean fare with most of it being local sea food caught that day and local ingredients! The portions were small but you could always ask for seconds.
I would highly suggest going on the snorkelling day trips. Ishmael was a great guide and took my family and I to all of the best snorkelling locations which had great coral and fish. All of the trips were around 2 hours long and left at 9:30 and returned in time for a great lunch. The one day trip I would recommend the most would be to the Smithsonian Centre for Aquatic Research located a 5 minute boat trip from the island. This tiny research centre was very idilic located on the minuscule Carrie Bow Caye. It was really cool to see all of the different types of specimens they had collected and the amount of research they had conducted with limited resources. After these trips you had the whole day to spend in the tropical sun lying in a hammock with a good book.
The room my family stayed in was one of the cabins in the part of the duplex in the centre of the resort. They were small and were just one big bedroom and a bathroom but were allowed much space and liberty in the room. They were simple but had a great island vibe to it.

This island is truly an island paradise and I would highly recommend it to anybody looking to experience the beauty and serenity of Belize at its fullest!

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with family
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5  Thank NatePodie387
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Reviewed 15 July 2012

Had a great week at Pelican Beach Resort relaxing and fly fishing. Cannot say enough good things about this place. It wasnt in the same class as dedicated fishing lodges but for the price who can complain?

If you are interested in a Belize family fishing holiday then check out the full review at piscatus.net http://www.piscatus.net/pelican-beach-resort-family-fishing-holiday-belize/

Looking forward to heading back next year!

Room Tip: Make sure you lock in a beachfront room up high to catch the wind and avoid the biteys!
  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled with family
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1  Thank Piscatus
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Reviewed 12 July 2012

As we walked up to the office to check in after an exciting half hour boat ride from Dangriga, a family of 4 was leaving. Their sadness in having to depart reflected how good this place was going to be, I reasoned. Leonard, one of the managers, extended his hand to me and said: "Welcome to paradise!" That is an accurate description of Pelican Beach from my family's perspective: beautiful sand, turquoise waters, peace, quiet, good food and gracious hosts. It doesn't get much better than that. Bring a couple of good books, swim, sunbathe, rock in the hammocks in the shade of coconut palms, get to know the other guests. And while you're at it, get to know Leonard, Terry and Kevin, the hosts and server. They are wonderful people who have much to share about life in Belize. If you buy something from the little gift shop, Terry will even write up one of her famous recipes for you. We went for the powder buns! The food is outstanding and the days passed too quickly. All too soon, we found ourselves standing in the same spot as that departing family of 4, moaning and groaning about having to leave. South Water Caye is 14 miles from the mainland and light years from the stresses and strains of daily life. We sadly said our farewells to a staff that seemed more like friends and vowed to return one day.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 5 July 2012

Pelican Beach is a tropical paradise. Charming bungalows, ecologically conscious, beautiful warm blue water on a small beach, excellent snorkeling, gracious staff, good food and only 20 guests including our family of 10. This hotel was suggested by our guide at Belize Nature Travel. Luis Goday did an outstanding job of making our reservations and planning our itinerary. We spent three nights here at the end of a five night jungle stay with visits to Mayan ruins and cave adventures. It was the perfect ending to our Belize adventure.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
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1  Thank Marcia1_9
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Reviewed 30 April 2012

Our family was there at the beginning of April 2012 and it was pure Serenity! The staff, the location, the food and rooms were perfect. You just step away into the relaxing atmosphere and add a Wonderful Location with a great reef literally outside your door and daily snorkel trips to close beautiful reefs! Our family is already plotting the return trip. I Highly recommend this place!

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with family
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