Pelican Bay at Lucaya
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Historical Traveler Reviews Pelican Bay at Lucaya Freeport
we agree that Pelican Bay is a wonderful hotel for the dollar. if we return to grand bahama island we plan to stay here again.
Whata beautiful place. Absolutely wonderful, very spacious rooms that were clean and well-kept. Say hello to Virginia at the poolside bar and make sure to try her conch fritters. Be prepared for a lot of them. Pleican Bay is close to everything. Don't bother with Our Lucaya's beach across the street. Taino Beach is better and the ferry is close to Pelican Bay's entrance. We loved the hotel and the staff. What a great experience. I can't wait to go back. A good value for the money also.
Pelican Bay: A Great Place to Stay
We stayed at Pelican Bay for 5 nights in March 2003 and found it to be a great hotel. The staff could not have been nicer. The rooms were large and very clean. Upon entering there was a large area for hanging cloths and storing suitcases. The bathroom was standard. The main room had two queen sized beds, bedside table, two bureaus, a table with two chairs and a sink, counter and undercounter refrigerator. The latter was most useful for keeping drinks and picnic items. Each room also had a deck or patio with a table and two chairs. There were hooks on the deck/patio to hang wet towels or beach things to dry. Each room was air conditioned but we loved propping the front door open and letting the breezes blow in from the water.The hotel has two pools, a wonderful outdoor restaurant/bar (the best place in Lucaya for lunch, we thought) and overlooks the busy harbor with boats coming and going constantly. It made sitting by the pool very interesting. The clientele seemed to be couples and families. A hotel staff person told me that they limit the number of people per room to keep March breakers away, which we appreciated.Pelican Bay offers a wonderful complimentary continental breakfast on the floating dock by the hotel. Items included fresh fruit, muffins, English muffins, bagels and cream cheese, instant oatmeal, cold cereals, juice, coffee and tea. It was great. You could eat there or take things to your room.The hotel also offers one bedroom units, but we did not see one. The beach is a bit of a walk and is populated by people staying at the larger hotels. We preferred to go to Lucaya National Park which was very private (we were the only ones there after 2 pm) but is a drive. Pelican Bay is right next door to the Lucayan Marketplace which has numerous so-so restaurants. There is a deli where you can order sandwiches to go.I would highly recommend staying at Pelican Bay.
Wow! What a trip!
Wow! What a trip! This is a great place to stay and within walking distance to all the shops and restaurants. Wonderful staff and our suite was awesome with an incredible view. Very safe place with 24 hour visible security and helpful staff. I would highly reccommend this place over the HUGE Our Lucaya Resort, much more intimate and cozy. Definitely a trip that I will not only not forget but hopefully one that I will do again soon. I would also very highly reccommend Luciano's restaurant, very good food.
Great place-- would definitely go back
the staff was amazing-- truly wonderful. We travelled with a 10 month old baby and everyone there knew his name and he loved every one of them. The Yellow Tail bar has the best grilled fish sandwich-- absolutely lovely-- I could have had just that the entire trip (and almost did). The suites are amazing with an espresso machine with about 20 different types of coffees you can try (and we did). The suite was decorated in such a tasteful way you actually took a moment to soak it in to see if any of the decor would work at home. It was truly relaxing. You are given access to the Our Lucaya resort which is very nice and well kept. For baby's naps we put him in his pram and walked all over around the Our Lucaya resort and when he fell asleep, we sat under the gazebo and watched people walk by. Pelican Bay is one of those places that if it's raining,you don't mind because you have such a lovely suite to relax in. Highly recommended. And its' right by the UNEXCO. We took our baby to the dolphin experience which was a delight for all of us. Probaby the best thing about Pelican Bay was the staff, though. Truly, kind and thoughtful people. They understand what 'customer service' means (not too common on the Bahamas).
Wonderful.....Would Go Back In A Second
I went to Pelican bay in May 2002. I absoloutely loved it. This resort is small (only about 90 rooms). But I definetaly prefer the intimacy of a smaller resort. The MUCH larger nearby resort, was not nearly as appealing to me, but it was great to be able to use their pools and have access to that beach. Everything you could want was in walking distance, but I definetaly recommend renting a buggy, and exploring the island. I felt safe! Also, there is a little food stand right near the pool, (Yellowtail) FOod is great and inexpensive, plus the women that run it are absolutely fabulous. Try those conk fritters. CLean rooms, great service, no complaints! Hope to go back soon!!!
Loved it !!!
Our son was in a fishing tournament in Port Lucaya. We had to wait to see if the boat quaified for the final leg of the tournament to make our reservations. We wanted to stay at Our Lucaya but were unable to get a good rate. We chose Pelican Bay witch we thought was the best choice once we arrived. The rooms are spacious and clean. The staff is very helpful and pleasant. The islands gourmet restraunt(FerryHouse) is on site...fantastic! There is a watertaxi at there dock to take you all over the island. Comp. breakfast is served on a covered barge(so nice in the morning). We would see pilots and attends having breafast in the morning. 2 min.walk to Count Bassie Square where all the shops, bars and restraunts are(that is where the fish weigh-in was at 5:00pm every night). We had the ground floor room with a view from our outside private patio of the marina. We were able to see the fishing boats going out every morning and returning for the weigh-in every night. How convenient. There were shows in the square and reggae music playing all day. At the marina you could go on the party boat cruise, snorkle, swim with the dolphin, scuba dive etc. The shops were located in Port Lucaya and in the International Bazzar. I thought Port Lucaya shops were much more clean and less tacky. The casino is in the International Bazzar.(very small...coming from Atlantic City) We rented scooters to go from our resort. It was a 10 min.ride. Staying at Pelican Bay you had full access to the beaches and pools at Our Lucaya. It was a beautiful property with swim up bars and many pools. So you have the best of both worlds across the street from each other but you are not paying the high prices. We loved it and would go back again and again....
What a great place!!!
We have stayed at Pelican Bay for two years in a row. It is an absoutley wonderful place. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The breakfast bar is a great place to start the day. Within walking distance of all the activities we wanted to do.
Will be back next year!
A great value!
Pelican Bay was everything I'd hoped it would be. Although not right on the beach, we had full access to Our Lucaya's beach and pool, and the view of the marina was beautiful. The room was very clean and continually kept up. I highly reccommend this hotel to anyone that doesn't have a whole lot of money to spend, but still wants a little luxury.
High marks given
We stayed at Pelican Bay last October and can't wait to go back. Clean rooms, wonderful atmosphere, nice pool, bar and breakfast bar. Very friendly staff. Security staff visible. Great place!!
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