Guide to South Water Caye

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South Water Caye

1. About South Water Caye

Located in Southern Belize, South Water Caye is just off the coast of Hopkins in Stann Creek. Although South Water Caye is larger than Tobacco Caye, it has a similar chill vibe and desolate feel. At only fifteen acres, the island attracts travelers seeking solace over crowds, and relaxation over luxury.

2. Things to Do in South Water Caye

Beach chairs and volleyball at South Water Caye

The caye is perfect for disconnecting from the outside world and indulging in outdoor adventure activities. A normal day on the caye would involve exploring the nearby South Water Caye Marine Reserve, where you can snorkel, dive, kayak and fishing.

Some days, nothing is more perfect than just hanging out on the beach, sunbathing and playing volleyball. Or relaxing on a hammock all day reading a book, drinking rum punch and enjoying the natural beauty. And don’t get me started on how magical stargazing from your veranda is in the evenings.

3. Where to Stay in South Water Caye

Pelican Beach Resort in South Water Caye

Places to stay in South Water Caye include Pelican Beach Resort and Blue Marlin Beach Resort. For educational trips, check with the International Zoological Expeditions (IZE).

Top Places to Stay in South Water Caye

  1. Pelican Beach Resort
  2. Blue Marlin Beach Resort
  3. IZE Belize

4. Getting to South Water Caye

For day trips, South Water Caye can be easily accessed from Hopkins and Dangriga.

As for anyone planning on staying on the island, the primary way of getting there is by chartered boat from Dangriga Town. Boats to South Water Caye from Dangriga take about 40 minutes and are typically included with your hotel accommodations.