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
Nearest Airport: MGA
Amenities for Pelican Eyes Resort & Spa
- General Information
- Connecting/Adjoining Rooms
- Poolside Dining
- Outdoor Dining
- 2 Restaurants
- Pool Bar
- On-Site Amenities
- 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
- Cultural Classes
- Historic Sites
- Active & Adventure
- Pack For A Purpose
Reviews for Pelican Eyes Resort & Spa
We loved our stay at Pelican Eyes. The hotel is beautiful. Itâ€™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! Itâ€™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: donâ€™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!
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
A good place to enjoy your weekend, the town is close and there are many fun options. The beds are comfortable and the seafood dishes are delicious. Enjoy the attention of the staff especially the reception and the restaurant, they were attentive to our needs. Well recommended.
dorisellblanco - Managua, Nicaragua
THE STAFF IS INCREDIBLY FRIENDLY, POLITY, ACCOMMODATING, AND WONDERFUL-THAT'S THE BIGGEST PLUS. Also, the location was great because you are close to restaurants, shops, and beaches. However, my biggest issue with the place was how outdated the rooms are. The room we stayed in had a microwave, and a fridge but they seem to have been there since the resort opened. They worked fine, but were still pretty shabby looking. My biggest issue was with the bedding sheets. Since it is really hot most of the year I didn't expect a comforter or high end sheets, but I expected better sheets that didn't look like they had been reused from the past 10 years. The sheets were not soft or comfortable at all. I just expected more from a resort. I honestly didn't want to complain over sheets and seem like a silly foreigner. But, I do hope they at least update the bed sheets soon. On the plus-I did enjoy how spacious the villa was! We even had an outdoor balcony with awesome views. We were only like ten steps from one of the pools, which was great. One thing to take into account is the stairs, I consider myself to be in awesome shape since I run at least 5 miles a day, but even I had to struggle at times with the stairs. But it is great exercise after eating all the yummy food! Maybe, it helps to look at the stairs as a challenge.
CuriousTraveler4ever - Texas Gulf Coast, Texas
I recently stayed two nights at Pelican Eyes. This was my second trip to San Juan del Sur and I had heard this was the premier hotel of the area. I previously stayed at Hotel Victoriano. This property is set up again the hills facing the Pacific Ocean and the beautiful San Juan del Sur bay. This has some of the best views of the area I am sure looking out of the bay, the rest of the city and of course the famous Cristo statue. This property is very spread out, guests stay in Individual Casitas or small cottages. Mine was a one bedroom which had a very large living room, kitchen, nice bedroom and bath. I will not comment much on some of the landscaping etc. because only a few weeks before they had experienced a significant Tropical Storm or Hurricane which I am sure cause much of the foliage etc. to be in need of some clean up. This was easily understandable. Their main restaurant and front desk was about a 300 foot walk from my casita however its a severe incline so if you walk be ready. I only ate breakfast in the restaurant but it was really nice individually served with extremely prompt and attentive waiters. The Casita was clean but those of you from other places be advised the water is not potable! Meaning make sure you have bottled water to use for brushing your teeth etc. This I find disturbing for a hotel that bills itself as one of if not the nicest in the area. In addition simply driving to your casita is without a doubt a crazy trip up a steep winding mostly dirt narrow road. Hotel has ample security but could use some serious work on roads. I stayed here mostly to see what it was all about and because I found a remarkable price on line. However if you wish to travel to the restaurants and bars in San Juan it is not walkable and you will need to either drive, take a taxi or stay closer to the action.
GregoryFChicago - Chicago, Illinois