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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...

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bayside, WI
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...

1Thank missgroove
Reviewed 1 January 2014

The Buccaneer is in a silent beach, away from all the fuss of Bocas. We loved it, and partly because of the friendly service of Elizabeth! She makes everything possible, nothing a problem and everything comes with a smile. The beachfront bungalow is redecorated and now goodlooking and clean. The first few nights we were aline in the house (...

1Thank TanenBel
Playa Coronado, Panama
Reviewed 30 October 2013

Ok..the positive: Elizabeth and her brother who seem to manage the property are lovely, friendly people. They want their guests to be happy and were very helpful at making changes in our accommodations..2 of them in fact. We first chose a raised cabana, that had AC, no hot water, no wifi and no mini fridge. We were told a fridge...

3Thank Kimberely412
Sarasota, Florida
Reviewed 12 August 2013

In Bocas for a 10 day surfing trip, we didn't want to join the party crowds of Bocas town so stumbled apron Buccaneer whilst staying at Casa Acuario. We were looking for a less expensive room and as it was low season, Elizabeth in the office gave us a deal for the week. We had a cool looking hut, raised...

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bucresort, Manager at Buccaneer Resort, responded to this review

As of august 16, 2013 the Buccaneer Resort is under new management. We are remodeling and catering to any past issues addressed here on trip advisor from our guests. We will have new photos up soon and any other information. Hope to see you soon here at the Buccaneer! Thankyou, Jessica and Chris

San Jose, California
Reviewed 25 July 2013

We traveled to Bocas with 3 other couples and picked this place to stay. We liked being away from Bocas Town but only a quick boat ride away if we needed action. I loved being so close to the water but in a cabin-like feel. The restaurant was delicious and if you absolutely needed to jump on wi-fi, it was...

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Tallahassee, Florida
Reviewed 17 May 2013

We loved our stay at the buccaneer (or how the locals call it bucaneros). This was our destination for our honeymoon, and after seing the information on their website we made a reservation and headed that way. This hotel is not on the main island, which we found nice because it's not quite as busy and more secluded. It is...

1Thank Niconpl
Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 12 May 2013

Was not really sure what to expect and I'm still not sure how I feel about this place. We took a boat over with no reservations. The place we wanted was booked so walked over to the Buccaneer. Elisabeth at the desk was very helpful and showed us a few different rooms to choose from. We choose the yurt. It...

2Thank kimpro
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Reviewed 11 May 2013

I've stayed there with my girl during April 2013. The island it's "virgin" , i mean you still can find a very nice nature and small "human intervention". Now talking about Buccaneer: First impression was "Where the hell I am". Last impression was "This is the best place in the Island". People was extreamly nice (not easy in Bocas) ,...

Thank Favri V
Anthony, Texas, United States
Reviewed 3 April 2013

My family stayed in a suite, that had two rooms. One was closed-in, had AC, and it was where the bathroom was. The other was an open room with two twin beds, a table, sink area with small fridge, and was easily open to the beach/ocean by moveing the partition like doors. The area is amazing, along with the views....

Thank Shawn W

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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: £62 - £92 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Buccaneer Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 9
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Also Known As:
Buccaneer Hotel Carenero Island
Buccaneer Resort Panama/Bocas Del Toro - Carenero Island
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“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.”
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 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
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