Pelican Beach Hotel

Whitby, North Caicos, TKCA 1ZZ, Turks and Caicos Islands

North Caicos islanders Susan and Clifford Gardiner built this small, palmetto-fringed hotel in the 1980s on this quiet and almost deserted beach in Whitby. The couple's friendliness and insights into island life, as well as the beachfront restaurant's home-baked bread and island dishes (Cliff's favorite is the cracked conch and island lobster), help create a full island ambience. Booking at Pelican Beach may be with or without breakfast included. Over the years, upkeep of the property has been somewhat inconsistent, but rooms are nevertheless very simple and comfortable. Best are Rooms 1–6, which are five steps from the lovely white sand beach. There's also the Barracuda Beach Bar, the perfect spot to kick back, relax, and enjoy lunch or a lazy evening where you might choose to hang out with newly made friends.


  • the beach may be steps from your room


  • property is tired
  • location may be too remote and sleepy for some people
  • beach is au naturelle—a positive for many


Phones: 649-946–7112


14 rooms, 2 suites
Rate Includes: Closed for maintenance Sept. and Oct. Check for dates Some mealsStay may include breakfast plan