Pelican Bay Hotel

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Within walking distance of Port Lucaya Marketplace's shops and restaurants
Some accommodations appear worn and dated
Located on the western side of Grand Bahama Island, Pelican Bay Hotel sits just steps from Lucaya Beach and the Port Lucaya Marina and Marketplace. Because of Pelican Bay's primo location, recent guests said it's easy to venture off the resort for a taste of island flavor. If you'd rather stay on-site, the property offers three swimming pools, a fitness center and a spa. For meals, head to the hotel's harborside restaurant and bar, Sabor, for a tropical libation and fresh seafood. When it's time to bed down, retreat to your waterside room, which features traditional Caribbean decor and bay vistas. Standard accommodations come equipped with private balconies, Nespresso machines, cable TVs, minifridges and free Wi-Fi access (for up to two devices). Although previous visitors raved about the views from their rooms, some lamented the outdated room decor.
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Property Type
Hotel, 186 rooms
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  • 4.0Hotel Class
  • GOODCritic Rating


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Close to the beach, with rooms overlooking Port Lucaya Marina or waterfront along the canal, Pelican Bay has a funky modern appeal, and suites overflow with character and decorative elements collected from around the world. Building exteriors are fancifully trimmed in West Indian latticework and red barrel-tile roofs.

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Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by Tripadvisor. A total of 1112 have reviewed the Pelican Bay Hotel, giving it a rating of 4, on a scale of 1-5.

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Tripadvisor Travel Rating: Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1112 reviews 4.0 (based on 1112 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Pelican Bay Hotel's Caribbean-inspired guest rooms feature pale yellow walls, tile floors and wooden furnishings. Guests can choose between two room types: Waterside Hotel Rooms and Waterside State Rooms. All accommodations offer ceiling fans, work spaces, cable TVs, minifridges, Nespresso machines and private balconies.
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access for up to two devices
  • Larger rooms come with private libraries and bathrobes

Standard room size640 square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

Situated along Bell Channel Bay, the Pelican Bay Hotel offers a tropical setting with Bahamian architecture. Located next to Port Lucaya Marina and Marketplace, the hotel offers proximity to various shops and restaurants. It is also within walking distance of Lucaya Beach and Treasure Bay Casino.
  • Complimentary self parking
  • No airport transfers
  • Located 6 miles southeast of Grand Bahama International Airport
  • 24-hour valet parking
  • 24-hour self-parking (free)
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Restaurants
  • Movie theater
  • Train station
  • Beach
  • Theater
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Grocery store
  • Shopping


Sabor, Pelican Bay Hotel's restaurant, serves tropical fusion cuisine on the fourth floor of the property. Guests can dine inside the eatery's dining room or outside on its waterfront terrace. The hotel is also home to a bar with various alcoholic beverages.
  • Restaurant's current location is temporary while original venue undergoes renovations

Number of restaurants1

Cuisine TypesAmerican

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • free breakfast


Pelican Bay Hotel has three pools surrounded by chaise lounges. The property is also situated across the street from Lucaya Beach, and daytrips to Gold Rock Creek Beach (which has appeared in some of the "Pirates of the Caribbean" films) can be arranged by the hotel's Guest Services staff.
  • UNEXSO diving and swimming with dolphins excursions pick up from adjacent Port Lucaya Marina
  • Water sports equipment rentals available at Lucaya Beach
  • Poolside bar service
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas
  • Pool bar


At the property's Esthetics Plus Day Spa, travelers can enjoy various spa services, including massages, facials, manicures, pedicures and waxing treatments. In-room services can also be arranged.
  • Couples massages and men's facials

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body Treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna


Cribs are available by request for guest rooms with young children. The hotel does not offer any designated kids activities, but the property's three pools are all family-friendly.
    • Kids Club
    • Free Kids Club
    • Fee for Kids Club
    • Cribs
    • High Chairs


    A fitness center with free weights and cardio and strength-training machines is available on-site. The space also features floor-to-ceiling mirrors and wall-mounted flat-screen TVs.
      • Weight equipment
      • Cardio equipment
      • Yoga mats
      • Free fitness classes
      • Premium fitness classes (with fee)


      Pelican Bay Hotel features more than 30,000 square feet of meeting and event space. Venues boast bright color schemes, plus presentation equipment and lighting options. There are on-site event planners to assist with catering and event needs, and the property can host events with up to 168 attendees.
      • Complimentary Wi-Fi access

      Number of meeting rooms5

      • Business center
      • Meeting rooms
      • Meeting and event planners available


      Pelican Bay Hotel is equipped to host weddings in its 30,000-plus square feet of indoor and outdoor event space. Couples can choose from a variety of tropical settings, and the hotel's wedding planner can assist with details such as catering and event setup.
      • Wedding packages
      • Largest space, Delphine's, can accommodate up 168 guests for a reception or 120 guests for a banquet

      Maximum wedding guest capacity168

      • Hotel hosts weddings
      • Outdoor space for weddings
      • Wedding planners available

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