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“Amazing First visit to Freeport”

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Pelican Bay at Lucaya
Ranked #2 of 14 Hotels in Freeport
Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Amazing First visit to Freeport”
Reviewed 10 March 2012

Most amazing room with separate bedroom, beautiful balcony with adirondack chairs overlooking channel, espresso and coffee machines, outgoing friendly staff everywhere. Rainhead in shower and amenities provided excellent quality. Loved basket of pastries delivered each morning. Comfortable living room furniture and bookcase with books in our room. Great restaurant with two free drink coupons. Dinner at Sabors was excellent. Number of great restaurants in immediate vicinity. Marketplace next door for shopping. Loved view morning and evening from our balcony on fourth floor. Will definitely be back with our grandchildren.

Room Tip: Waterside state room on upper floor best choice
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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PelicanBayHotel, Operations Manager at Pelican Bay at Lucaya, responded to this review, 12 March 2012
Dear Joan L,

Thanks very much for your feedback, we're happy that you enjoyed your stay! Looking forward to meeting you and your grandchildren on your return visit to Grand Bahama Island.

Della Bridgewater
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Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
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Reviewed 9 March 2012

We visited Pelican Bay for 7 days and nights and found the place to be wonderful and close to everything you need! The room was well kept, amenities were always first rate and the staff really made sure that we enjoyed every day. The desk staff were of the same high quality and standards. The beach can be accessed across the street and all of the tours will pick you up from the hotel. Restaurants in the Port Lucaya complex are convenient and present a broad selection of cuisines and the nightly shows in the plaza are terrific!!

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with friends
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PelicanBayHotel, Operations Manager at Pelican Bay at Lucaya, responded to this review, 12 March 2012
Dear Tabitha9073,

Thanks for your pleasant review of your experience at our hotel. We're happy that you enjoyed it and we look forward to a return visit from you in the near future.

Della Bridgewater
Operations Manager
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Bend, Oregon
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Reviewed 8 March 2012

You would have to be really jaded to come up with many complaints about the Pelican Bay resort at Lucaya. The location is excellent with most of the large and spacious rooms overlooking the water. I had a suite on the third floor and found the views of sunrise over the palm trees be relaxing. The grounds are well maintained and filled with tropical plants and flowers. Multiple pools on the property and a hot tub which is immediately adjacent to the Sabor restaurant so not much privacy there. Skip the expensive breakfast option unless you crave lots of food in the morning. I found a delightful piece of fruit and two pastries delivered to the "in box' at my door every morning. You can ride the free water shuttle to Taino beach or walk down the street to the free beach access immediately adjacent to the Police station. You will be stopped by security if you try to enter the Grand Lucayan resort property. The Lucaya marketplace is a typical 'tourist village' filled with shops, bars, and restaurants. You will find nice entertainment ( including amazing limbo demonstrations) on the weekends.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled solo
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Reviewed 28 February 2012

My wife and & I decided at the last minute to escape to the Bahamas for President's day weekend. This was our first trip to Freeport and we were a bit undecided as to where to stay, that is until I found out about Pelican Bay & all it has to offer. Our suite overlooked the beautiful Bell Channel Bay. Our mornings were spent on our balcony enjoying the free pastries & fruit delivered to the room while sipping on expresso & reading the complimentary NY Times. Each day we would take the free shuttle boat to Taino beach so that we could lounge on the beach & sip rum punch drinks. In the afternoon we would retreat back to the resort to grab a quick bite to eat at Sabor then lounge by the heated pool before getting ready for the evening in which we would explore the shops & nightlife of the nearby Port Lucayan shopping district. We fell in love with Pelican Bay & the staff. We will definitely be back (this year).

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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PelicanBayHotel, Front Office Agent at Pelican Bay at Lucaya, responded to this review, 1 March 2012
Dear Sea_B-Walker,

We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and that we were able to make your first visit to Freeport, Bahamas a very memorable one.

We value your feedback greatly and we would be more than delighted to have you visit with us again very soon.

Thank you so much!
Dominique Sawyer
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Kent, Ohio
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Reviewed 20 February 2012

We visited Pelican Bay for 7 days and nights and found the place to be charming, convenient and unpretentious. The room was well kept, amenities were always first rate and the staff really made sure that we enjoyed every day. We quickly discovered why the Bell Captain Stanley has been recognized both in Freeport as well as the Bahama Islands for his exceptional service over several years. The desk staff were of the same high quality and standards. Though going to the beach is a short water taxi ride rather than a stroll out the front door, we nearly had the place to ourselves. Restaurants in the Port Lucaya complex are convenient and present a broad selection of cuisines and the nightly shows in the plaza are great fun.

Room Tip: As for waterview rooms second and third floor views are better.
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
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PelicanBayHotel, Front Desk Agent at Pelican Bay at Lucaya, responded to this review, 22 February 2012
Dear Waldo451,

We appreciate your positive response so much. Reading your review puts a smile on my face because it makes us realize that we are providing our guests with such wonderful and memorable experiences.

Your response helps to continue to motivate us to provide our guest with exceptional experiences that will remain with them for a lifetime.

Thank you so much for your time!

Dominique Sawyer
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Additional Information about Pelican Bay at Lucaya

Property: Pelican Bay at Lucaya
Address: Sea Horse Road at Port Lucaya, Freeport, Grand Bahama Island
Region: Caribbean > Bahamas > Grand Bahama Island > Freeport
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Freeport
Price range (per night): $212 - $289
Hotel Class:4 star — Pelican Bay at Lucaya 4*
Number of rooms: 186
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
As Grand Bahama Island's most hospitable hotel, the Pelican Bay is a joyful mix of colorful Bahamian architecture and the finest guest service in the Caribbean. Unique waterside rooms and waterside state rooms enfold you in comfort, while offering special guest touches. Renowned standards of hospitality and attention to guest happiness assure you of a memorable stay in the Bahamas.Part of the Pelican Bay experience is located within steps of your room. In addition to our waterfront Sabor Restaurant and Bar, more than 30 restaurants, bars, shops, live entertainment, the Dolphin Experience, scuba diving, snorkeling, and deep-sea fishing trips are a short stroll away.Immediately across the street are two miles of white sand beach, a full service spa, four "Grand Slam" surface tennis courts and a casino. All this is the happy Pelican Bay experience, one you will remember with fondness. ... more   less 
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