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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I took my boyfriend here for his birthday back in October and it really was the most perfect getaway. Brian and Amy are incredibly attentive hosts who do everything to make your stay as comfortable as possible. We stayed in the sunrise room which is beautiful and offers incredible views, and Brian and Amy even arranged for us to have... More 

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DolphinBayHideaway, Owner at Dolphin Bay Hideaway, responded to this review

We so enjoyed hosting you and your boyfriend and are very appreciative of you selecting Dolphin Bay Hideaway for the special birthday occasion. Dolphin Bay is indeed a perfect location for celebrations, and the whole team endeavors to execute every detail possible for memorable moments in life. Thanks for the call out on the food as the culinary focus is... More 

Austria
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I had an amazing time at this place. The owners Brian and Amy are a very friendly couple who really make an effort to make your stay there as comfortable as possible. We had a great time kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, doing yoga on the patio and enjoying the delicious homemade food and cocktails. We stayed... More 

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DolphinBayHideaway, Owner at Dolphin Bay Hideaway, responded to this review

Thank you Anna for this very impressive review. It was a pleasure having you and your boyfriend here and the whole team is thrilled you enjoyed DBH as much as you did. Thanks for sharing so much about your life in Austria and your incredible diving experiences. We wish you the very best as you continue your adventurous life journey... More 

Pennsylvania
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67 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed at Dolphin Bay Hideaway and thoroughly enjoyed the experience! There are so many things to mention about our stay! First, Amy and Brian are amazing hosts. They are incredibly attentive to their guests wants/needs and will do whatever they can to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable. Truly first class treatment by them and their... More 

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DolphinBayHideaway, Owner at Dolphin Bay Hideaway, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this detailed and exceptional review. You didn't mention it, but we will take the liberty of sharing that this was YOUR FIRST INTERNATIONAL TRIP! We were so delighted that you chose Bocas del Toro, Panama and Dolphin Bay Hideaway as your very first international destination and that we exceeded your expectations. The team is very... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went there for a quick getaway from daily life in Panama and could not have landed in a better place :) From the first email, we were greeted in a friendly manner, and were welcomed to this amazing place. So cozy, and every detail was clearly looked after. It's in a very pretty bay, and knowing the area very... More 

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DolphinBayHideaway, Owner at Dolphin Bay Hideaway, responded to this review

We definitely understand the amount of work you have as a small business owner, so we were thrilled to host you both and are so happy you enjoyed your valuable time away. Thank you for this superb and detailed review. With a short stay, you packed in a lot of activity and still seemed to get in some relaxation as... More 

Freising, Germany
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016

If you are looking for a quiet place in an amazing surrounding, go there. It is small (6 rooms) and secluded, the staff is amazingly friendly and helpful, the food local and really tasty and the possibilities to relax but still do some watersports (standup paddle, canoe etc. for free) are limitless. Be sure to visit the cacao plantation! If... More 

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DolphinBayHideaway, Owner at Dolphin Bay Hideaway, responded to this review

Agreed - Dolphin Bay is truly an incredible "Wow" environment and we are so happy that you came and stayed with us to experience the tranquility and beauty. Thank you for the kind and detailed review. The team is thrilled to see you enjoyed the food, activities and also appreciated the team's eco efforts. You're great people and we really... More 

Pendleton, Indiana
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3 reviews
Reviewed 25 October 2016

For our 30th anniversary, my wife and I returned to the place of my birth, Panama. A country where the mountains lead to the sea and there is wide variety of plant and animal species unrivaled in the America's. Arriving in Dolphin Bay Hideaway we found dolphin bay spread out in front of the Hideaway and jungle in the back.... More 

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DolphinBayHideaway, Owner at Dolphin Bay Hideaway, responded to this review

Thanks for this terrific review. Your praise is important for the entire country of Panama, Bocas del Toro and of course, Dolphin Bay Hideaway! The fact you chose to celebrate your 30th at DBH means so much to the entire team. We had a blast with both of you and wish you would explore that bit about "moving here to... More 

barcelona
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15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

It's a lovely place run by lovely people. Brian, Amy and the staff make your stay a pleasure. They make you feel as if you were one more of their family, as if you belonged to Dolphin Bay Hideaway. But keeping your own privacy there. The place is made and kept with love. We had the opportunity to see dolphins... More 

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DolphinBayHideaway, Owner at Dolphin Bay Hideaway, responded to this review

Thanks Angi to you and your whole family for staying with us and for the very thoughtful review. The team does focus on generating an environment that is family friendly and a "home away from home". It was so great to learn more about Barcelona, Spain, Europe and all you shared with us. We do hope you return as a... More 

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24 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

After travelling around Costa Rica and staying in Bocas town for a few nights we are so glad we headed out here to stay to finish our time away. The hideaway is a beautiful and peaceful accommodation option which is certainly a contrast to the mayhem of Bocas town. The snorkelling, paddle boarding and kayaking around the quiet and peaceful... More 

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DolphinBayHideaway, Owner at Dolphin Bay Hideaway, responded to this review

Thank you both, Gareth for posting this fantastic review. We know you booked your trip fairly last minute and took a bit of a chance on Bocas so we are genuinely so pleased you have great memories, especially for your Honeymoon. The entire Hideaway team appreciates your very kind words - and yes, we do try to generate an atmosphere... More 

Stuttgart, Germany
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Need to relax? Take a nap in a hammock on sunrise deck or watch the birds and dolphins Like activity? Step on the board and discover the bay paddling. Bryan will guide you to the best snorkeling spots in the bay and captain Natalie is dolphins' best friend. There's so much to discover and see. Hungry? Amy and her local... More 

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DolphinBayHideaway, Owner at Dolphin Bay Hideaway, responded to this review

Thanks Steffi for coming with Uli to enjoy your "pre-honeymoon" with us at the Hideaway. We appreciate you noting quite correctly that Nathaly is the best captain and that Amy and the crew are always preparing incredible meals. Of course you both were enjoying everything about the Hideaway, even with some rain, so we are so glad you made some... More 

Switzerland
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 1 August 2016

We fell in love with this beautiful place and felt very much at home from the first moment there! Amy and Brian are lovely hosts, who care for everything. THE FOOD - excellent and exactely the way we like it most: very fresh, everything homemade, colourful, healthy and so tasty (many thanks to Amy and JA for their passion :-))... More 

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DolphinBayHideaway, Owner at Dolphin Bay Hideaway, responded to this review

We are all extremely pleased with any review that begins with "Best place" because we know your family trips and time together are so valuable. It brings great joy that the team delivered in our efforts to enable experiences you won't forget. Thanks for this really thoughtful review. We are so glad you enjoyed the great food, the activities and... More 

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Additional Information about Dolphin Bay Hideaway

Address: Avenida Sur | Dolphin Bay, Isla San Cristobal 888 888, Panama
Region: Panama > Bocas del Toro Province > Isla San Cristobal
Price Range: £130 - £177 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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Dolphin Bay Hideaway Hotel Isla San Cristobal
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“sunrise room”
 of 5 bubbles 808annalenag, 20 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Enjoy a beuatiful sunrise in the "Sunrise"! Just open the door and let the light flood in.”
 of 5 bubbles StefanieH730, 11 Aug 2016 | Read review
“"Bay" is very private, "Sunrise" is on a deck over the sea, Caribean is next to the kitchen has maybe the best view”
 of 5 bubbles delfina2263, 1 Aug 2016 | Read review
“We loved the sunrise room right on the water.”
 of 5 bubbles luelwallace, 29 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Room next to kitchen and below it are gorgeous!”
 of 5 bubbles burnettgn, 21 May 2016 | Read review
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