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Pelican Bay at Lucaya
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Reviewed 10 July 2009

This is the first time reviews from Trip Advisor did not match reality. The people we encountered at the resort were friendly, but the room was absolutely filthy. Fixtures were rusted, hair (not mine) everywhere - in the tub, on top of the nightstand, etc. The furniture had food spills all over it, the sheets were thin and stained. Even my husband was disgusted which is saying a lot. We stayed one night and moved across the street to the Radisson (old Westin) which was right on the beach and cost about $20 more per night - well worth it.

  • Stayed: July 2009, travelled as a couple
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mlm610, Public Relations Manager at Pelican Bay at Lucaya, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2009

We truly appreciate your sharing your experience at Pelican Bay at Lucaya. We apologize and would like you invite you to stay with us again so that we may give you a happy experience ...

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Reviewed 7 July 2009

Our wedding at Pelican Bay could not have been more perfect. From my first contact with wedding coordinator Marva Munroe, planning was a breeze. Having never visited the resort (or the Bahamas, for that matter) and only going from reviews (all raves) of past clients, I was so pleased that Marva was very patient with all of my questions and answered them in detail. When we arrived at Pelican Bay, we were treated like VIPs, and I was very excited to see the ideas that I had relayed over email and the phone were executed just as I had pictured. Our meetings with vendors were brief but organized and to the point, which allowed us to spend maximum time relaxing with our guests. Our guests loved the intimate feel of the resort. We felt like it was all our own and the weekend was just for us, which would not have been possible at a larger resort. The Freeport area offers many great activities, and Pelican Bay is a five-minute walk from a marketplace with many great restaurants - Pisces and Zorba's are the best!

I recommend that brides go for the beach package, which includes a ferry ride to a secluded spot right on the ocean for the ceremony. Neptune's Pool is harborside and is perfect for the reception. The food and cake were fabulous, and the DJ was fantastic. DJ Earl played a list of our requests and mixed in Bahamian music that had the whole group dancing through the entire reception. Katie did a wonderful job with flowers and decor, and our photography turned out beautifully. I cannot say enough great things about Marva and the whole staff at Pelican Bay and hope to go back soon.

  • Stayed: November 2008, travelled with family
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Reviewed 6 July 2009

My husband and I just returned from our wedding at the Pelican Bay hotel. The wedding was fantastic, thanks to the wedding coordinator, Marva Munroe, and her staff. The hotel was very cute and unique. The staff was energetic and fun. I had such a great time chatting with the cheeky receptionists!

We hosted our rehearsal dinner at Sabor, the ceremony at Spanish Beach and the reception at Neptune's pool. The food served at Pelican Bay is excellent and our reception was beautiful. We hired Wilfried Solomon and the Magnetics for the reception. They kept us all dancing all night long, even though it was exceptionally hot that night.

I recommend this hotel for quick getaway, a family reunion or a wedding!!

  • Stayed: June 2009
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mlm610, Public Relations Manager at Pelican Bay at Lucaya, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2009

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Reviewed 1 July 2009

My husband and I returned to Pelican Bay for 10 days/ 9 nights. Our third year in a row and it was just a wonderful as our past stays. We booked our stay with Judy at Angleradventures.com as my husband goes bonefishing (H20 Bonefishing, run by Greg Vincent is at the resort, see their website at H20bonefishing.com) while I love to spend my days at the beach.
Pelican Bay offers beautiful waterfront rooms for which we booked a deluxe and were upgraded to a suite upon arrival. The staff at Pelican Bay is attentive and friendly. If you need anything, see Tara at the front desk--she is a doll!. And Stan "the man" at the front door is one of the nicest guys you will meet!
Construction is on-going at the entrance to Pelican Bay. They are adding a new restaurant for breakfast on the top floor looking over the water, as well as meeting rooms and banquet room. It is supposed to be done October '09, and looks like it will be quite beautiful. Except for seeing it...you would never know construction was going on...never heard it! Once opened, the breakfast area at the Neptune Pool will return to being a pool with swim up bar. You also have the "quiet pool" and the main pool, which is next to Sabor Restaurant and Bar. All three pools are waterfront, and you can watch the boats go in and out all day should you decide to hang out at one of them. Pool/beach towels are available at the front desk.

A water taxi (hourly from 8:15am till 11pm--no charge)stops right next to the main pool and takes you to Taino Beach Resort: gorgeous beach, the largest pool on Grand Bahama Island ( offers a swim up bar, lazy river and water slide) and a restaurant with lunch available al fresco...dinner, too. Do not miss it!!

An important note! Yes, you can cross the street and go to the beach at the Westin and Sheraton ("Our Lucaya"). The beaches are open to anyone BUT unless you want to sit on a towel...the Westin does not rent chairs at all, and I understand the the Sheraton will rent you a chair on the beach for $10...$20 if you want use of the pools. Why would anyone want to do that when Taino Beach and its' facilities use are free to Pelican Bay guests?

A five minute walk and you are in the middle of the Lucaya Marketplace offering shopping, bars, and restaurants from sandwiches to gourmet dining! Still our favorite...La Dolce Vita. This year a new latin fusion restaurant opened called Agave. It was excellent! Construction on a new club/lounge "The Neptune", featuring smooth jazz is almost finished. The (full) casino is just across from the Marketplace. Snorkeling, Diving, Boat rentals, Booze Cruises and the like are available right at the marina next door. Mopeds available too, but remember they drive on the "wrong" side!

Heard that bonefishing is excellent in November...think we will be going again for a long weekend. Can't wait to go back!

  • Stayed: June 2009, travelled as a couple
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mlm610, Public Relations Manager at Pelican Bay at Lucaya, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2009

We thank you for your return visit to Pelican Bay at Lucaya and your post on TripAdvisor. Our warmest welcome awaits you on your next visit!

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Reviewed 10 June 2009

Just back from 6 days at the Pelican Bay. Good value. Nice personnel. Pleasant room, comfortable, not posh. Bathroom plumbing needs some attention (shower valve needs replacement, annoying intermittent leak around toilet base). Water taxi to Taino Beach inoperative until (they say) 6/12, hourly van shuttle worked well. Taino Beach excellent. Restaurants: Sabor (on site) very good. In the Port Lucaya Market a few steps away: Le Med, very good; Luciano's and East, excellent, elegant, expensive. Zorba's serves large portions of mediocre fare. On the whole, quite a satisfactory, easy getaway, and with current off-season, post-meltdown absence of crowds, very relaxing.

Retired, Lawrence, Kansas, 6 June 09

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