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Pelican Bay Hotel

Pelican Bay Hotel

4 star hotel
Seahorse Road, Lucaya, Bahamas
184 rooms
FREE Internet

UNEXSO Grand Bahama

5 star dive center
Walking distance Show address

Royal Palm Way, Freeport, Bahamas

Resort Highlights

  • Stay at Pelican Bay Hotel and enjoy a two-mile stretch of white sand beach right in front of you, fringed with towering palm trees and offering stunning sunsets
  • Dive with sharks - or swim with dolphins in protected lagoons - then soothe tired muscles with a hot stone massage at the onsite spa
  • Tour caves, walk through the mangroves of the Lucayan Nature Park and discover the beautiful beach at Gold Rock Creek on a day excursion
  • Cool off with a freshly-squeezed rum cocktail from Bones Bar or a dip in one of three pools, then tuck into fresh lobster on the floating 'aquarium dock'
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10% CHEAPER on average than booking rooms & diving direct.
EXCLUSIVE BENEFITS such as free DAN dive insurance.
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Booking process

1. BOOKING

Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot

2. CONFIRMATION

We usually get back to you within 24 hours to confirm that your booking is final

3. 48H FREE CANCELLATION PERIOD

You then have 48 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment & cancellation terms

Payment terms

  • Now: 0%
  • 48 hours after booking confirmation: 25% (downpayment)
  • 60 days before trip start: 75% (balance)

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

  • 5% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 21 days prior to arrival
  • 55% will be charged if you cancel between 21 and 14 days prior to arrival
  • 100% will be charged if you cancel less than 14 days prior to arrival

Explore diving around the Pelican Bay Hotel

Resort Description

Pelican Bay Hotel is a tropical oasis of colorful Bahamian architecture and towering palms, with the stunning Bell Channel Bay as its backdrop.

Relaxation and warm hospitality are at the center of the Pelican Bay way of life. The ocean, lush boulevards and atmospheric market-places are all within easy reach of your room, as is the 5* PADI IDC dive center, where you can swim with dolphins and dive with sharks.

Enjoy the two-mile stretch of white sand beach on your doorstep or venture to Gold Rock Creek - one of the world's most beautiful beaches, known for its appearance in the Pirates of the Caribbean movies. 

After an adventure-packed day, cool off in one of three swimming pools, indulge in a massage at the onsite spa, and sip a rum cocktail at the waterfront Bones Bar as the sun sets over the protected lagoons.

Best dive sites in Grand Bahama (Freeport)

There are nearly 50 dive sites immediately surrounding Grand Bahama Island with several more located within a short boat ride offshore. If you’re here for the shark diving, don’t miss Tiger Beach or Shark Junction. Popular wreck dives include Theo’s Wreck and Sugar Wreck at Grand Bahama. You should also check out Jose’s Wreck, a tugboat that balances on two separate corals. You can actually swim under the boat to see the hidden wildlife beneath, a rare treat! For walls and coral reefs, divers can head to the shallow reefs of Silver Reef and Sanctuary Reef or the medium-depth reefs such as Angel Camp and The Chamber. There are also a few deep reefs for advanced divers like Gail’s Grotto and Tunnels.

Snorkeling in Grand Bahama (Freeport)

As a popular tourist destination, Grand Bahama Island has plenty of snorkeling opportunities. Many of the best sites are located offshore and accessible only to guests on boat tours. However, Paradise Cove and Peterson Cay both have snorkeling spots within swimming distance of shore. If you are interested, several operators on the island provide combination tours with sightseeing, adventure activities and snorkeling throughout the day.

What to see

Animals flock to the extensive barrier reef that borders the islands, the third largest in the world. You can see leatherback turtles during certain seasons. During a reef dive, watch for nurse sharks as they rest quietly on the seafloor, or one of the several species of rays that call these waters home.

In deeper waters, look out for the Nassau Grouper, a fantastically large fish that can only be found off the shores of the Bahamas.

If you’ve ever been tempted by the thought of shark diving, Freeport is the place to finally bite the bullet. There are several different sharks to dive with, but tiger sharks are the most popular. You can dive a cage, or without, depending on your comfort level.

Another favorite water activity in Freeport is swimming or diving with dolphins. There are few other places in the world where you can swim with playful dolphins in the wild. Tucked into a protected lagoon, you can interact with these beautiful creatures, relaxing in the waters.

Dive Center

Highlights

  • Dive in the open ocean with Atlantic Bottle Nosed Dolphins on our Dolphin Dive
  • Experience our world famous shark dive with our professional shark feeders
  •  The Caribbean's largest dive facility, complete with training pool with observation windows
  • International dive staff
  • Cavern and Cave diving
  • 17ft training pool with observation windows, the only one of it's kind in the region

Description

UNEXSO Grand Bahama is a PADI 5* IDC Resort based in Freeport, Bahamas. 

It offers daily fun diving trips to the local reefs, and regular trips to dive with dolphins and sharks. Get up close and personal with these beautiful creatures with the help of professional shark feeders. 

DIVING SERVICES

PADI® Courses Available

  • Refresher Dive
  • Open Water (Referral)
  • Reactivate Program
  • Intro Dives/Discover Scuba
  • Scuba Refresher
  • Open Water Diver
  • Advanced Open Water Diver

Diving gear

  • Tanks With Int (Yoke) Valves
  • Rental Equipment ($)

Diving Facilities

  • Shop
  • Training Pool
  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fish Id And Diving Books

For your safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits

Languages spoken

  • English

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Idc Resort

Distinction

  • Padi 5 Star Cdc/Idc

Dive boat facilities

  • Seating Area
  • Shaded Space
  • Drinking Water
  • Ladder

Resort Amenities

Activities

  • Dvd Library
  • Book Swap/Library

Wellness & Relaxation

  • Fitness Center/Gym
  • Spa Facility

Facilities

  • Restaurant
  • Bar / Lounge

Great for families

  • Kids Playground
  • Babysitting/Child Services

Payments

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Amex
  • Discover
  • Cash (Usd)
  • Cash (Local Currency)

Amenities & services

  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning

How to get there

Arrival

  • Fly to Grand Bahama International Airport (FPO).
  • Pelican Bay Resort is a 15 minute drive from the airport and the easiest way is to get a taxi.
  • Check In is at 3 pm.

Departure

  • Check Out is at 11 am.
  • Take a 15 minute taxi ride back to Grand Bahama International Airport (FPO).


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