Relaxing Day at The Pelican Grand Beach Resort

Good day,

Writing this from an ocean view room at the Pelican Grand Beach Resort in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The flight from South Africa was quite pleasant despite a colicky baby residing directly behind me. Once arriving in Washington, decided to try my luck at the JetBlue counter and ended up catching a flight 6 hours before my scheduled one. The rest of the day has been spent relaxing in this fine establishment while enjoying the amenities, hospitality and private beach.

When I was in Fort Lauderdale before my trip to South Africa, began chatting with the Greater Fort Lauderdale Tourism Board and we have decided to team up to show you a few of the many interesting things that this area has to offer. Some of the activities include deep sea fishing, scuba diving to an old shipwreck, golfing at the Westin Diplomat Resort and a segway tour of the area. Let me elaborate…

The deep sea fishing that I’ll be doing tomorrow will be on the Lady Pamela II with a fourth-generation fisherman, Captain David Ide and his crew. We’ll be leaving from the Hyatt Pier Sixty-Six and fishing for Grouper, Tarpon, Mahi, Tuna and more. Very excited about this, take a look at the photo gallery.

On Saturday I’ll be doing some scuba diving. I’ve never been since getting my PADI certification in Kalkan Turkey so they have been kind enough to give me a refresher course to make sure I’m up to snuff.  Will be diving with Sea Experience Scuba Diving at the Bahia Mar Hotel and Yachting Center. The dive site will be a sunken ship located roughly 1 mile off shore.

Finally on Sunday will be playing a round of golf at the Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa, the course looks gorgeous.

It’s not even 6pm yet but can feel my eye lids getting extremely heavy. Time for a quick dinner before crashing in what will hopefully be a solid slumber until the early hours of tomorrow. Intercontinental flights are draining, add a colicky baby behind you and the result is usually serious sleep deprivation.  I’d like to once again thank the Greater Fort Lauderdale Tourism Board for setting up this dream itinerary, can’t wait to share it with you.

Tips hat,

Author: SHABL

Rob has been traveling the world and living abroad for over a decade. The goal was to stop having a boring life and it turned into something far greater. He's worked with national tourism boards and been mentioned in National Geographic. These days he lives abroad and loves business, technology, the tropical lifestyle, good food and travel.

5 thoughts on “Relaxing Day at The Pelican Grand Beach Resort

  1. Ah the joys of air travel when one has the noisy baby nearby. Have you heard of these new social network services that can allow you to choose your seatmate somehow? Haven’t looked at it yet, but sounds interesting.

    Your work from South Africa was tremendous, I must say. Nicely done.

    Can’t wait to hear about today’s fishing excursion – good luck!

    1. Thanks for the tip and the compliment on my work in South Africa. Really tried to get as much out as I could while I was there and the memories were fresh.

      Will look into that network and EXCITED about fishing. Hopefully will have some photos with a monster catch to share.

  2. just so you know, the pelican’s beach is NOT private by any means. 🙂 the hotel does not own the beach. there are rules that no hotel can have a “private” beach. any person can be on any stretch of the beach in the city and cannot be asked to move or leave. there are no “private” hotel beaches in fort lauderdale. i know because i live across the street and walk and lay out on the beach in front of pelican every single day. 🙂 i’m having brunch there at ocean 2000 on saturday. glad you enjoyed our city. it’s sleazy and trashy i’ll be the first to admit (the big downside of this town), but my oh my that ocean is gorgeous!

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