by Kimberly Liu
Known for its attentive staff and superb guest services, the Pelican Bay hotel gives a red-carpet welcome to guests with a basket of pastries and fruit delivered to their room on arrival.
Beyond the three pools, family activities are limited right on property, but you’ll find almost everything you’re interested in nearby and the concierge will happily arrange special excursions. Nearby activities include golf, sailing, kayaking, horseback riding, snorkeling, scuba diving, deep-sea fishing, underwater cave exploration and swimming with dolphins. Just across the street are tennis courts, a full-service spa and a casino. A short water-taxi ride takes you to Taino beach, beckoning with a two-mile stretch of white sand and lots of water fun.
Guests can dine onsite for lunch and dinner at the outdoor Sabor Restaurant and Bar (also serving poolside) or take a short stroll to a multitude of restaurants and cafes (many offering ethnic cuisines) in Port Lucaya Marketplace. A breakfast buffet is served daily at the Captain’s Galley on the top floor of the Canal House, where guests also enjoy stunning views.
Guestrooms include 90 Waterside Hotel Rooms with private balconies and 96 Waterside State Rooms with private balconies overlooking the ocean, a living room and a kitchen nook with a sink and microwave oven. High-speed Internet access is provided throughout the resort and is complimentary for guests staying in Waterside State Rooms.
Our Editor Loves
- Three outdoor pools
- Close proximity to beach and Port Lucayan Market
- Exceptional staff and guest services
- Water Sports
- Onsite Dining
Advertised as “The Happiest Hotel in Grand Bahama”, Pelican Bay didn’t disappoint. The rooms were fresh; all amenities were new including TV etc. The staff was friendly and willing to help, especially Robyn from the front desk. Another big pro was the restaurant with the best food on the island. Look forward to coming back!
We booked through Priceline, upgraded room to what was described as having sea views. This hotel is totally on a canal, not the sea. We were given a renovated room which worked well except for the a/c. We never got it to properly work. Constantly needed adjustments. Chairs on balcony were hard plastic, very uncomfortable. The "sofa" was iron lawn furniture with very thin mat. Fortunately the bed was comfortable. Ferry to beach worked well. Front desk usually one overworked person. Would not stay there again.