We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
WINNER WONDERLAND
Win Big When You Book on TripAdvisor

Buccaneer Resort

Show Prices
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Book on
or compare prices from up to 200 sites including:
Professional photos
Buccaneer Resort
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

122 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 102: English reviews
Seattle, Washington
Level Contributor
28 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2016

We spent 4 nights at Bucaneer Resort were thrilled with our stay. We stayed in the Bungalow Suite upstairs for 2 nights and as they were booked we moved to the main floor for the last 2. The upstairs is amazing as it has an open air balcony with screens for the room. You are literally 10 feet from the... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Leslie W
Rainbow City, Alabama United States
Level Contributor
108 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2016 via mobile

If you ever dreamed of staying right ON a fabulous Beach, with your room literally ten steps from the water, on an exotic tropical island, the Buccaneer Resort is the place to make that dream come true. We stayed here 4 nights and it was fantastic -- everything we hoped for. No, it's not pillowtop beds and room service --... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank Maureen S
islandbound69, Owner at Buccaneer Resort, responded to this review

Maureen, I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay and that our staff was accommodating. It truly is a magical place. Hurry up and come back. More 

Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 November 2015 via mobile

After a couple of days on Isla Colon we decided to spend our last night on Isla Carnero. We were dropped of on a dock a bit down the coast and started to visit the different lodgings on that side of the island. After visiting several we ended up here. The gentleman that helped us was very gracious and accommodating.... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Macjrobert
Los Angeles, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 April 2015

We had a one night stay in one of the Buccaneer suits and it was quite fantastic! The location is unbelievable, you have the beach at you're doorstep and palms shading you whilst you relax in your hammock on the deck. We would 100% recommend this spot for anyone looking for a private slice of paradise!

Helpful?
1 Thank Joseph C
islandbound69, Owner at Buccaneer Resort, responded to this review

Joe, So glad you and Michelle had such a great time with us. This is truly a special place for people like yourselves who want the true tropical island experience. I wish you both the best and look forward to you coming back to spend some more special moments together. More 

Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2015 via mobile

I stumbled upon Bucaneer Resort quite by accident, but boy am I glad I did! We stayed in a suite, with a double bed in the main bedroom with bathroom, and two single beds in the front room, a fridge/sink combo, and an amazing balcony on the ocean complimented by two hammocks (we asked nicely for an extra hammock to... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank AGleeson101
islandbound69, Owner at Buccaneer Resort, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind words about your stay at the Buccaneer Resort. We feel we have a great value and super beach to share with those who seek a true island experience. Please stay with us again. Our management team strives to meet your expectations. More 

Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 January 2015

We stayed at Buccaneer for four nights. Unfortunately our stay was less than enjoyable. Our room's shower did not work, and when we told the staff they did not do anything about it other than saying "that's strange." While our linen was changed daily, it was often unclean, there were also bugs and spiders in the room at night. While... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Erika G
islandbound69, Owner at Buccaneer Resort, responded to this review

I'm very sorry for any inconvenience you experienced at the resort. We strive to make sure that our customers stay is enjoyable. We appreciate all our guests feedback and will strive to improve. Unfortunately, different people's expectations are quite diverse. When on a tropical island, bugs and insects are part of the environment. I do appreciate your feedback about your... More 

Travellers are raving about these Carenero Island hotels

Madrid, España
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2014 via mobile

We were thinking about staying at Bastimentos but a local guide from a cooperative told us Carenero was a quiter place.The island is quite with the exception of coco lounge disco located in the village ( we could hear the music from our room..... The price was expensive for what they offer as long as the cabaña we were sleeping... More 

Helpful?
Thank topa_80
Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2014

Definitely the quintessential definition of Island Vibe. I stayed only one night in one of the beach bungalows 20 feet from the beach. Penny, the owner, welcomed me on entering Bibi's restaurant, and made me feel right at home. Their service was prompt and inviting for both the restaurant and accommodation, and the ceviche is awesome! The bungalow I stayed... More 

Helpful?
Thank Simon K
Level Contributor
47 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2014

We made our reservation, based on other trip advisor recommendations. This hotel is shabby, dirty, not maintained and the water in the bathroom smelled like sewage! I tried to find anyone to help with the revolting sewage water in the bathroom, to no avail. I was not given a refund for the one night we slept in a room with... More 

Helpful?
Thank AW1008
bayside, WI
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 April 2014 via mobile

My friend and I didnt know where we were going to stay. A water taxi in Bocas town said he'd take us to 3 places to ck out. Buccaneer was #2. We fell in love with our sweet jungle bungalow. Elizabeth and her brother Gino who run the place bent over backwards for us.Beautiful and gracious people. We stayed for... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank missgroove

100 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (99)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (2)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (24)
Viewed
Dining (6)
Viewed
Room/Suite (14)
Viewed
View from Room (8)
Viewed
Other (45)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (1)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (1)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Carenero Island
1.0 mi away
Tropical Suites Hotel
Tropical Suites Hotel
#1 of 12 in Bocas Town
478 reviews
0.0 mi away
Hotel Bocas del Toro
Hotel Bocas del Toro
#3 of 12 in Bocas Town
353 reviews
1.6 mi away
Hotel Caribbean View
Hotel Caribbean View
#2 of 3 in Isla Bastimentos
67 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
1.8 mi away
Hotel Palma Royale
Hotel Palma Royale
#2 of 12 in Bocas Town
384 reviews
2.9 mi away
Red Frog Beach Island Resort & Spa
Red Frog Beach Island Resort & S...
#1 of 3 in Isla Bastimentos
430 reviews
1.6 mi away
Koko Resort
Koko Resort
#4 of 21 in Isla Colon
306 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Small resort/hotel on Isla Carenero across from Bocas on Colon Island. Recently purchased, and being completely renovated. A white sandy beach on the south-east stretch of the island provides a great starting point for many local activities. A new Royal 2-bedroom suite has been added with a full kitchen. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Buccaneer Resort

Address: Cayo Carenero, Carenero Island, Panama
Region: Panama > Bocas del Toro Province > Carenero Island
Price Range: £74 - £92 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Priceline and Booking.com so you can book your Buccaneer Resort reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Buccaneer Hotel Carenero Island
Buccaneer Resort Panama/Bocas Del Toro - Carenero Island
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Buccaneer Resort staff and other travellers.
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Buccaneer Resort staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Beach Bungalow upstairs is the best. Large, private, with deck. Main floor of bungalow nice but not as private.”
 of 5 bubbles 825lesliew, 30 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Bungalows are great, but only have a small fan; no AC.”
  • Bungalow
 of 5 bubbles SimonK755, 5 Aug 2014 | Read review
“The cabanas are more private, but the facilities of the beachfront bungalow seem slightly better”
 of 5 bubbles TanenBel, 1 Jan 2014 | Read review
“Stay in a fully enclosed, screened in space. Take mosquito coils and slather yourself in bug repellent. They advertise the coils for a fee, but when I asked the young lady for one, she told me they didn't have any.”
 of 5 bubbles Kimberely412, 30 Oct 2013 | Read review
“we stayed in the individual cabanas”
 of 5 bubbles Niconpl, 17 May 2013 | Read review
5 of 5
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay