The Pelican Beach Resort & Spa
What We Love
- An adults-only beach retreat, with breakfast, a dining discount, a welcome drink and moreEnjoying direct access to the hotel’s very own private beach
- Staying at an adults-only resort, making for even more peace and quiet
- The view from the spa's fitness terrace – one of the best on the island
- The breakfast and extras – like a welcome drink and dining and spa discounts
What To Know
- This is and adults-only hotel; guests 15 and under are not permitted
- The Pelican Beach Restaurant, which serves fresh Mediterranean fare, was mentioned in the Michelin Guide
- Besides the rooftop fitness terrace, the spa also has a hamam, Finnish sauna and outdoor whirlpool
Get away from it all at this quiet, adults-only resort, sitting pretty on its own private beach, just 7.5 miles from Sardinia’s beautiful Costa Smeralda. It comprises two low-level, whitewashed buildings with red-tiled roofs, and your room has a beautiful vista across the water to the sweep of Olbia Bay from the balcony. The quiet teardrop-shaped outdoor pool is set back from the beach, behind the second building, and offers shade at certain times of day. What’s more, the chic new spa shows off a rooftop fitness terrace with exercise bikes, boasting a view to inspire even the laziest to keep pedaling.
The beach may be small, but it’s all yours, and there’s plenty of space for lounging on the grass just above (no sand in your face, either). The water is so clear, you can see fish darting from behind the rocks and right down to the sea floor. You can also relax in one of two sunken Jacuzzis in the gardens, before ambling over to the gourmet restaurant to sample some lovingly prepared local specialties.
Good to know
Please note that this is an adults-only hotel, and only guests aged 16 and over can be accommodated. Please be aware that the sunbeds and umbrellas on the green are exclusively for guests staying in the Pelican villas, Superior rooms and suites only. Guests at the Pelican Beach Resort & Spa have full use of sunbeds and umbrellas on the beach.
Rooms and suites
Comfort and Superior rooms have a private balcony on the sea-facing side of the hotel. Painted to reflect the colors of the island, they are bright, light and comfortably furnished (please be aware that Comfort rooms have side sea views). Romantic suites are home to spacious and furnished terraces which overlook the sparkling water.For extra space and an added dose of romance, go for the Romantic suite.
Mentioned in the Michelin Guide, the gourmet à la carte Pelican Beach Restaurant offers both indoor and al fresco dining. Executive Chef Luciano Porta prides himself on serving Mediterranean cuisine and local island dishes, like clams, lobster with spaghetti and fried calamari.
Thehigh point of the beautiful new spa and wellness center is the rooftop fitness terrace, with Technogym equipment and amazing views. Elsewhere, there are a hammam, Finnish sauna, outdoor whirlpool and treatment rooms for singles and couples. Expect quality massage, facial and body treatments.
The hotel is right next to the sea on the panoramic road that stretches from Olbia to Golfo Aranci. Olbia center is about four and a half miles from here, so it’s advisable to have a car, although local bus stops are not far away. You’ll find quality, reasonably priced eateries in Pittulongu, just over a mile away. Porto Rotondo, with its swanky yacht marina, is 23 miles from the hotel, and Porto Cervo is 22 miles away.
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What a lovely hotel from the moment I stepped onto the porch and looked at the sea view I was taken aback the staff could not do enough for you and always had a massive smile on their faces even when the wind and rain arrived
The food for breakfast was lovely and always had a couple of drinks at happy hour in the bar each day
This hotel was the nicest one I stayed in for a long time rooms were lovely and cleans everyday with turn down at nice
The hotel is a bit out of the town from all the bars and restaurants but only a short taxi ride in
Would highly recommend this hotel
We only stayed a couple of nights. The hotel has 2 parts on opposite sides of the road. We stayed beach side and the view is great. Beach is sandy. Staff and helpful and friendly. A reasonable spread of usual breakfast fare including lovely Italian cakes in the restaurant overlooking the bay. We had a huge room (2) which really was much larger than you would ever need with fridge and drinks making facilities. We didn’t eat lunch/dinner at the hotel but went to a beach bar which you can see from the hotel grounds and to a small bar/restaurant call Bar Bolla which was full of locals and had nice feel. There really isn’t much to do around the immediate vicinity and only a couple of restaurants. The bakery a short walk away towards the main road sell a few basics including water/ice creams etc.
The weather was fab and we had a lovely stay but I would hire a car if staying longer to get around a bit unless you like not moving from the hotel.
As a couple we chose this hotel and its location for a peaceful and quiet break away from it all in September. The hotel and location did not dissappoint and we were very lucky with the weather. We had a hire car for the duration of our stay and would recommend others do the same in order to explore the local beaches, restaurants and views. The hotel and its staff were pleasant and we would definitely return. The hotel beach was very pleasant and we spent many hours there.