Pelican Bay: A Great Place to Stay A review of Pelican Bay at Lucaya
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.