Isla Palenque rates as one of my favorite destinations ever. Jungle beach luxury. At least for now, there are only 6 units, so you have an island with I think 7 different beaches all to yourself. Service was among the best I've ever had. Going with my family with two young children, i especially appreciated the excellent service. My daughter was talking about "Mr. Benny" well after we left the island. Excursions had decent variety and they would adjust them to what the guests wanted. Great and frendly guides. The island itself is beautiful and just the right level of adventurousness. Monkeys every day. Food varied from good to excellent. One comment -- food preparation time is still closer to Panama standards, so expect leisurely meals. Also, don't be put off by the "everything is included but the drinks." Tap water is free and it is actually safe to drink and tastes like water should taste. You end up paying for juices and alcohol, so it's no big deal.
They plan on adding additional units and quite a few vacation homes over the next several years. They're confident that it will be low density and retain the same private island feel. I've no reason to doubt them since they've done such a great job so far. Still, I'd get there as soon as you can, because it's certainly nearly paradise right now.More
- Free Wifi
- Breakfast included