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Pelican Eyes Resort & Spa in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua

In one of the most underestimated and yet-to-be-discovered beach vacation destinations, Pelican Eyes Resort & Spa – a Preferred Boutique property, part of the Preferred Hotel Group – exhibits everything that makes coastal Nicaragua so special. Overlooking a spectacular crescent-shaped bay in San Juan del Sur, this highly awarded Central America resort showcases gracious hospitality, luxurious accommodations, flavorful cuisines, and world-class amenities. A wide range of room options includes studios, suites, townhouses, and full homes, all of which feature air conditioning, satellite televisions, purified water systems, private terraces, and either kitchenettes or full gourmet kitchens. Soaring cane ceilings, elegant arched windows and doorways, exposed natural woods, and handcrafted furniture make every guest space bright and inviting in atmosphere, welcoming you to relax and unwind, letting your every worry melt away. Casa Tranquila Spa offers a full range of blissful massage and wellness treatments, and you can also take advantage of on- site vinyasa yoga, featuring sessions on the resort's scenic wooden deck overlooking the ocean.

The resort and surrounding area are brimming with options for adventure and exploration, and the concierge can assist in arranging a day full of your favorite activities. On the ocean, sailing and surfing are two of the most popular sports, due much in part to the region's excellent surf breaks, un-crowded beaches, and opportunities for enthusiasts of all skill and experience levels. Sailing becomes extra special as you navigate through secluded bays, watching the local sea life and enjoying views of the horizon and shore. The resort is home to two distinctive restaurants offering options for dining day and night. The open-air La Cascada Bar & Restaurant allows you to enjoy a meal al fresco or by candlelight, both of which afford ocean views, with a menu featuring local ingredients and signature Nicaraguan dishes. Bistro La Canoa is surrounded by winding brick walkways and lagoons of lush bougainvillea, offering a relaxing breakfast or lunch, in additional to poolside beverages throughout the day. Find your very own place of peace and relaxation, at Pelican Eyes Resort & Spa.

Location of Pelican Eyes Resort & Spa

Pelican Eyes Resort & Spa
De la Parroquia 1 1/2 cuadras al este
San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua

Nearest Airport: MGA

Amenities for Pelican Eyes Resort & Spa

  • General Information
  • Connecting/Adjoining Rooms
  • Dining
  • Poolside Dining
  • Outdoor Dining
  • 2 Restaurants
  • Pool Bar
  • Bar
  • On-Site Amenities
  • Concierge
  • Shuttle Service
  • Spa on Property
  • Gift Shop
  • Car Rental
  • 3 Outdoor Pools
  • In-Room Amenities
  • Private Patios or Balconies
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • DVD Players
  • Satellite Television
  • Coffee & Tea Facilities
  • Kitchenettes
  • Activities
  • Cultural Classes
  • Hiking
  • Sailing
  • Yoga
  • Surfing
  • Nearby
  • Historic Sites
  • Market
  • Interests
  • Active & Adventure
  • Beach
  • Pack For A Purpose

Reviews for Pelican Eyes Resort & Spa

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TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 month ago

Stayed here from 2 Jan to 6th Jan, property is large, we were put in the rear of property and you need to be driven to your room, the drivers show up most of the times, other times you are stranded,you can walk to the main area but it will take you 10-15 min to get there. They stop the rides at 10 pm and then your on your own. The breakfast is included, the food is avg, the service is ok, but we were there when there was a wedding and they forgot about the reat of the guess staying there. There is a second restaurant, but was closed the 4 days we were there. Leaving you no choice but to go out in town. There is nothing to do at the hotel. Small lobby area in the front. The staff was not frendily they were there to earn a pay check. Not impressed for the price. Better accommodation in town for 1/4 of the price. We checked out they did not even ask how you stay was. O the wedding party was more important then the guess staying there. Save your money, dirt roads and closed restaurants. They could use some training on how all guess should be treated.

Tony S - San Diego, California

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 month ago

This hotel must have been awesome but now it has gone down hill with the new owner (hence two stars, otherwise I would have given it one star). Overall, the views are very nice and the grounds have a lot of potential but the rooms are outdated, dirty, and the staff is horrible. Missing lightbulbs, cigarette buds, murky water in pool, missing tiles, dirty bathroom, etc., which is far from anything close to luxury at this price point. Our shower was outside of the room and there was so much debris. It looks like it was never cleaned. Also, the staff at the front desk or restaurant were far from accommodating or helpful. When we were checking out we were simply given our hotel bill without a thank you or a smile. We saw the cleaning maids watching TV in the room next to ours and then chatting away on the phone. No wonder the place is far from clean. I would not stay again.

Monica G - New Jersey

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 month ago

This property is gorgeous. The pools and the views cannot be beat and the condo that we stayed in was gorgeous. However, some basic amenitites were lacking. First, the wifi was very sporadic. You had to walk to the main reception to get any service (which is a long walk). My biggest complain of this property, however, is the pool area amenities. On my first day I was so excited to just sit by the pool. I went outside and asked several workers where I could get a town, and they told me to go to reception. I then went to the lower pool to get a towl and I was told there were no more available. The next day I learned that you only get 1 towel per guest. The towels were bath size not proper beach towels. I found this to be ridiculous. There seemed to be a ton of people working at this resort - assign people to hand out nice fluffly towels to peopel at each pool! There should not be a limit on how many towels someone can use (especially since they were so small). Additionally, the pool chairs themselves were not very comfortable and you couldn't sit on them for a full day if you wanted to. At a minimum they needed cushions (which were pictured in the brochure). Again, invest in proper lounge chairs that lay flat and have cushions. And a few umbrellas for shade too. Lasly, it was disappointing that the restaurant by the upper pools was not open and you couldn't order food / drinks by the pool. Again, overall a great property in superb location, but needs a few minor upgrades on amenities.

Kate F

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 months ago

We loved our stay at Pelican Eyes. The hotel is beautiful. It’s up high on a hill with a stunning view of the ocean. The infinity pools are as beautiful as the pictures. We could spend all day there! It’s also great location near the main town. Less then a 5 minute walk. We loved being able to pop into town whenever we wanted for food or shopping. The staff is so friendly and helpful. I would recommend this hotel to someone looking for a relaxing, luxury stay in SJDS Tip: don’t book all your activities through the hotel. You can get them much cheaper from companies a few minutes down the road. There is no difference by booking through the hotel except for cost. Enjoy your stay, I know we did!

Colleen G

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 3 months ago

the hotel was very clean and the beds were comfortable. breakfast is included with your stay. however, it is very basic and they didn't provide the greatest service. you must enjoy walking, as everything is uphill and your walking far distances to get from the lobby, to your room or the pools. they do provide a driving service but you hate to bug them every time you need to get somewhere

bertatraveller - Edmonton, Canada

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