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Travellers' Choice 2019 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeaders Platinum level
Here on the calmest Caribbean water, at our off-Grid Eco-lodge, our team strives to provide the absolute best travel experience. We know you work hard to earn your vacation and we want you to relax so your focus can be on all Bocas has to offer. We do our best to combine environmental sustainability and the highest levels of guest comfort.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast Available
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
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Our 2.5 week trip to Panama started out with 4 nights at Dolphin Bay Hideaway. While we enjoyed the entire trip, I can definitely say that the lunches we had away from this resort or any of the meals we had on the rest of our Panama trip never measured up to what Amy and her
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What more can we say that hasn’t already be said! This eco-resort deserves 10 stars. Dolphin Bay Hideaway was by far our favorite place on our recent trip to Panama. Isla San Cristobal itself was beautiful and this eco-resort was extraordinary. Our hosts Amy and Brian, and the
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This is one of those uber rare special spots on earth. If you love to travel to unique corners of the world, comfortably immerse in watching wildlife, eat delicious food, meet other travelers, stay in eco lodges, upright paddle board with dolphins, meet local indigenous people,
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Response from Brian W, Owner at Dolphin Bay Hideaway
Responded 1 week ago
We agree - the Hideaway is one of the "uber rare special spots on earth"! Thanks so much for that compliment and for the strong recommendation for others. Your family was fantastic to have here and you should be proud of the curiosity, manners and politeness of your children. When people arrive super engaged and interested in the local sea creatures and wildlife, it makes for easy touring around. We appreciate all the details in your review and we are sure others will find it helpful as they decide where they want to spend their valuable holiday time. We know you all have a lot of new locations to explore and discover, but maybe you can all come back and spend more time knocking around the neighborhood? Until then, many safe and happy travels - Amy and Brian
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Hands down the best place we stayed at during our three week Panama vacation.Everything was top notch...the room, the food, the garden. Even though there's no guarantee, we saw tons of dolphins and even a sloth while we were there. You can rent kajaks and SUPS for free. Amy and
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Response from Brian W, Owner at Dolphin Bay Hideaway
Responded 1 week ago
This review is so rewarding as we know how much you looked forward to your trip to Panama. We completely understand you work diligently to save time and money for a foreign holiday and really want to enjoy every detail and aspect. The Hideaway team endeavors to deliver that experience, so to be a holiday destination you will "remember forever" is inspiration for our efforts here. Thank you for your thoughts and for being great and very generous guests. Everyone here is appreciative of your visit and we do hope your future travels bring you back to a second "perfect stay". Best wishes and many happy and safe travels - Amy and Brian
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Was in Bocas for 2 weeks and this by far was the best place I stayed. The food was superb, the grounds immaculate and Brian and Amy were great hosts. Will be going back in 2019. Very quiet and relaxing.
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Response from Brian W, Owner at Dolphin Bay Hideaway
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thanks for taking the time to review Dolphin Bay Hideaway. We know you explored all of the Islands here and stayed at a lot of places, so to be considered the Best Place is really a huge compliment to the team effort here. We all strive to provide excellent accommodation, meals and memorable holiday experiences. Of course, we hope you find a place in Panama to call your own and maybe it will be close to us in Dolphin Bay! Until we see you again, many safe and happy travels - Amy and Brian
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There are SCUBA centers in Bocas town. That is approximately 25-30 mins from Dolphin Bay.
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Hello Isaac, The truth is that it is really hard to define exactly the weather for this part of the world. We are supposedly now in the rainy season, that is from November trough usually end of January and again from May until end of August. How ever last year we had a drought in November and December and few years ago it poured for 8 days in February. so really you never know what the weather will do from one day to another. Warm regards, erika
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"if you are sensitive to no-see-ums and mosquitoes, I would stay in the main lodge, not in the room on the dock with the open air bathroom."
"Rooms that aren't on the top floor are probably a little bit calmer than those on the top floor."
"upstairs I feel is the best"
"The over-water casita was amazing, but any room at the main building is comfortable as well."
"All the rooms are amazing, but we found the overwater casita (Sunrise Room) to be special."
US$104 - US$159 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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