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Pelican Isle Villas


Pelican Isle Villas is an intimate collection of six furnished one and two bedroom villas overlooking a dazzling white sand beach on one side and a tropical reef on the other.

Perfect for couples, groups of friends or families looking for self catering accommodation. Staying in these villas allows you to discover Antigua in your own time. If you love to walk, swim and snorkel but stay close to your Antigua accommodation there is so much to see and do. The location is a nature lovers paradise, with pelicans, other birds, beautiful beaches to walk around and the warm Caribbean waters literally a few minutes walk along the well laid stone path.

The choice of two beaches: One a tranquil sandy cove with not a building in sight, or Turner's Beach, with four bars and restaurants all in walking distance open for lunch and dinner daily.

Warmed by the sun, caressed by the trade winds, and washed by the rhythm of the waves, Pelican Isle Villas faces the Caribbean sunset with stunning views of the surrounding seas.

All villas are fully furnished to provide a casual "tropical" living experience. Single villas include one bedroom, one bathroom, a fully equipped kitchen with fridge, stove, cooking utensils, and settings for four people, a breakfast table with chairs, an open living room with light rattan and bamboo furniture, and a porch with ocean views. Double villas include the above in addition to a second bedroom, and settings for 6 people. The Captains Villa is a double villa, but it is more centrally located, and has space to accommodate additional guests on couches or pull-out-beds.

Our three one-bedroom villas are Candlelight, Runaway and Calypso. Our two bedroom villas are Captains, Hibiscus and Seagrass.

As we wish to promote complete relaxation we offer Internet, worldwide telephone and fax services from the Manager's office. Our guests tend to enjoy this distance from the "buzz" of telecommunications.

About The Resort

Pelican Isle is located on the Southwestern tip of Antigua, on Johnson Point, a small promontory that stretches just a little bit closer to the sunset. All of the surrounding waters are protected by an encircling reef about half-mile offshore. This offers a wonderful snorkelling arena, but also shelters the beaches from the strength of the deep ocean waters.

The beach immediately to the east is used by three local fishermen. Their tiny boats, painted in bright Caribbean colours ease out into the ocean before dawn, and return about noon with their catch of the day. Some guests purchase fresh fish from the friendly fishermen and enjoy their own cooking in a fully equipped kitchen.

Turner's Beach immediately to the west is known as one of the nicest beaches in Antigua. Four bars and restaurants are located along the beach within walking distance of the villas.

History and Philosophy
Pelican Isle was purchased in the early 1960's by Ben and Irene Grant as a retreat for themselves and their extended family. At the time, only a single villa existed where the Captain's Villa now stands. Perched on a promontory overlooking the Caribbean sea, the house commands unbelievably spectacular views - views which include not only the calliope of sunset colours, but also the constantly changing choreography of clouds. For three decades Irene Grant found inspiration for her paintings... in the summer squalls that race across the horizon... in the colourful sail boats that work the trade winds to round the point. Many of these paintings are in the villas... Caribbean island scenes with a personal touch.

Most important to the family , over the years, has been preserving the location's natural beauty, and maintaining a quiet and private vacation environment that offers an unusual alternative to the bustling activity of the "all-inclusive" hotel resorts that are springing up all over the Caribbean. Over the years, the family built seven additional villas, gently removed from one another, but strategically placed to maximize the extraordinary views. Around and through the villas, they also erected a family of walls and terraces from natural stone that both reinforces the privacy and yet also knits the collection of houses together.

The place had been a landmark for islanders for years... in fact it was a favourite place for marriages and other ceremonies. Pelicans inhabit a small rock island just offshore, and offer, on the property's doorstep, a daily exhibition as they repeatedly dive-bomb into the waters outside the villas, fishing for dinner.

Over two hundred years ago, the site was used by Admiral Nelson as an outlying observatory and signal post. The Point was named for Captain Johnson who manned it. Ruins of the fortified position still remain, including a small lookout hut with two rifle windows that sight directly along the two adjacent beaches.

Getting There
Pelican Isle Villas on the beautiful Caribbean island of Antigua is approximately 12 miles from the airport. A taxi ride takes about 30 minutes. Rental cars are available from the airport. Pelican Isle does not arrange an airport pick up but you can either get a taxi at the airport, or arrange for a car and take the drive. If you do the latter, remember in Antigua, please drive on the left!

Property Information:
Beach: No
Pool: No
Golf Course: No
Casino: No
All Inclusive: No
Family Friendly: No
Internet Access: Yes

Hotel Type: Hotel and Resort

Price Range Per Night: $125 - 200

Contact Information:
Address: Johnson's Point, Antigua
Country: Antigua and Barbuda

Phone 1: (201) 825-1365
Phone 2:
Toll Free:

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