My husband and I were blessed to spend a week on this island paradise. We did not know what to expect with a new resort with no reviews on tripadvisor, but something told me to just book it and enjoy the adventure of being one of the first guests. I am so glad we did. It all started with the constant communication with staff before we arrived to help ensure our trip was everything we hope for and more. This was one of my favorite vacations. The mix of luxury, attention to detail, attentiveness of staff and adventure was just perfect. From the beautiful oceanfront room down to the gourmet food and drinks, no detail was overlooked. We enjoyed the island hikes and boating adventures with our guides Rodolfo, Jairon, Aris and Manuel, who were all so knowledgable and entertaining. Each meal was outstanding. Chef Oliver is amazing and our waiters Carlo and Carlos were so nice and attentive. We had a special private dinner on a platform above the beach one night. The seven course dinner paired with seven cocktails was unparalleled. This little eco-luxury resort really was a little slice of Heaven. The monkeys, birds and iguanas combined with all of the edible fruits and plants made exploring the island such a unique experience. My hope is as this resort grows and more people take advantage of all that it has to offer, that it will stay wondrous and uncommercialized. Thank you for sharing fantasy island with us. We fell in love with the island and the resort. We were very sad to leave and felt like we were leaving friends as the staff waved good bye from the dock as we departed. Truly an amazing experience, one in which we hope we will repeat when we return (we will definitely go back).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A new sustainable private island resort on a pristine 400-acre jungle island in the Gulf of Chiriqui, Panama, featuring 16 luxury rooms nestled among forest trees with glimpses of the Pacific, two restaurants, a spa and over 20 custom tours and adventures on the island, in the Gulf and on the mainland. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Resort At Isla Palenque Panama/Boca Chica