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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Had 4 wonderful nights at this hotel. We got the chance to stay in a junior suite which meant we stayed in that part at the hotel laying right next to the beach. Or said in another way; the hotel consist of 2 separate buildings on each side of the (small) road. The "cheap" part including the reception-area, the SPA and the pool (which is ok) are located on the westside of the road; the, restaurant, suites and superior rooms on the east side of the road and thereby right next to the beach.
The hotel seems to be a little bit old or "oldfashioned". But really clean, a nice garden and only 10m. from the ocean. Despite our 6 kids totally we really enjoyed to stay at a hotel without small kids ;-).
I have made a separate review of the the restaurant at the hotel - which is 5* when it comes to lunch and dinner. But - the breakfast is disappointing. Coffee from these big metalcans, very limited variety of cheese and egg, no fresh juice etc. I my opinion this hotel could easily increase its potential by upgrading the breakfast buffet.
We had a fantastic time at this resort in Olbia.
The rooms were clean and bright with plenty of room. We found all the staff to be hardworking and very friendly especially Andrea, the life guard. The private beach was very enjoyable and we also loved the food.
I have to say I was a bit worried about previous reviews but we ended up really enjoying our stay! We booked a standard room and were at the back of the hotel near the pool, it was really nice, clean and comfortable. The hotel staff is really nice and helpful. The breakfast was copious and had a lot of choice. We had gorgeous food and drinks at the hotel and the small private beach at the front is great. Towels and loungers are provided. It didn't bother me at all that we couldn't stay on the grass.
We booked a couple massage for my bday, we enjoyed it and had access to the jacuzzi, sauna and hamman afterwards. That was ok but for the price they could have added a refreshment at the start or end.
This 4 days stay was a treat for my birthday and I would definitely go back.
A few things to consider:
Taxis are very expensive, we took the bus (2 buses) from the airport to the hotel, it was super easy and it cost us 1.50€ each rather than 40 euros. The lady at the front desk of the tourist info at the airport helped us with directions and sold us the bus ticket.
We walked 5 min from the hotel and found a great and friendly restaurant called Bar Bolla, cheap and nice food, I recommend!
The cocktails from the hotel are sooo good!
The only negative thing is the noise. You can hear everything from the rooms next door and in our case we had loud neighboors who would come home at 4am so on the next day I wore my ear plugs to be able to sleep.
Overall a very good stay though
We splashed out and had the wonder suite right on the beachfront. It was lovely, huge with a great bathroom and massive bed. Lots of cupboard space, great aircon and firm pillows as requested. The ble only overlooked the sea and a tree gave some shade. The bar area is under it but music is very low level and the only noise is people chatting in the garden area which tends to end fairly early. There was a bit of noise from the service area room behind us when the cleaner did some work early each morning.
Breakfast was lovely and taken outside , lovely fruit and cold spread and boiled eggs , bacon, scrambled eggs, sausages etc. If you want an omelette or fresh juice they charge extra , a bit odd for such an expensive hotel.
The dinners were all amazing. Fish,,pasta, delicious ice cream, we simply could not fault the stunning fresh food.mthe tuna tartare with avocado served at lunch was memorable. Peach ice cream was fab too. Nice wine was 15 euro a bottle.
Beach service was excellent as our room and beds in the garden near the beach. It is worth doing this and staying in the rooms with these reserved beds. The beach is narrow and public, but sea is clear and warm. Lovely for long swims.
We will return one day. Lovely place. Not so sure if those in rooms in the rear building across the road felt the same? Beware when you book ....
Nice resort and very welcoming staff. The rooms are comfy but a little small. Nice balcony and bathrooms. Dinner at the restaurant overlooking the beach was amazing. The facilities at the spa were very very nice.
Perfect for couples.