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Sand Dollar Beach Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #3 of 45 Isla Colon B&B and Inns
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Toronto, Canada
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21 reviews
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Reviewed 18 November 2013

We had a lovely stay at the Sand Dollar. It's so comfortable, and the manager is lovely. It's in a lovely quiet area right on the beach and a quick dollar taxi ride to town.

Breakfast is delicious and don't miss the opportunity to grab a bike and ride around.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 15 November 2013

What a wonderful place. So glad we found Sand Dollar Beach. It's just far enough out of town to be quiet but just a short taxi ride if you want to be where the action is. The staff is wonderful and even helped me book excursions during our stay in Bocas. Two thumbs up!!

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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dallas
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Reviewed 26 September 2013

The bed and breakfast is in the perfect location and the grounds are beautiful. Staff is great, the manager Kristen took care of all our needs. Close to town,five dollar cab or 15 minute bike ride. It's just a great place. Stayed at a large hotel one night and it was horrible compared to Sand Dollar B&B. Entire staff was polite and the food was great as well. Cleaner than any other B&B I've ever visited.. Recommend over any hotel!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled on business
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Panama City, Panama
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2013

From when I first contacted Sharon to make the reservation to the minute I left, I was impressed by this inn. All who work here could not be more hospitable, kind, and helpful. The view from the rooms' balconies are gorgeous and the facility is spotless and comfortable.

Damaris is an incredible chef and makes delicious breakfast in the mornings that vary each day. From eggs benedict to pancakes, you'll be sure to be satisfyingly full all the way through until early evening. Breakfast always includes fresh fruit, yogurt and granola, smoothies/fresh juice, coffee and tea. Oh, and the eggs are fresh from their chickens out back!

Christin is also extremely helpful in helping you plan your days. She even invited me to visit her friend who makes her own chocolate and beauty products on another island. It was such a lovely experience, and was so thoughtful of Christin.

It takes about a half an hour to walk into town, but the walk is nice or you could opt out for a $1 cab ride. But being a short distance from town assures tranquility, which in my opinion, is invaluable when vacationing. The location is also closer to one of the nicest beaches, Bluff Beach.

I consider myself to have fairly high standards, especially in the department of cleanliness, and this inn surpassed my expectations. I would recommend you to stay here in a heartbeat!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled solo
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Pacific Grove, California
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Reviewed 18 September 2013

The Sand Dollar B&B was the perfect summer retreat for this octogenarian (especially after spending 2 days of sightseeing in Panama City with my active, twenty-something granddaughter)!

Later, the following day, on nearby Boca Island, we both found what we were looking for at the Sand Dollar B&B. I rested and read on the spacious veranda outside my room (the Sand Dollar has a small, well stocked borrowing library). My time in the hammock also gave me the opportunity to soak up the peace and quiet of this lovely island. Not least, the efficient, friendly staff at the Sand Dollar enhanced every moment we spent at this tropical Panamanian paradise.

All of guests (13 in all) vacationing at the Sand Dollar B&B also enjoyed visiting Boca Town, a rustic seaside village brimming with a diverse population of friendly people, excellent eateries, and small shops. Boca Town is within biking distance or 10 minutes by taxi ($2.00 round-trip). A bargain in any country of the world!

My lively granddaughter also found her vacation niche. She and other active Sand Dollar guest swam, snorkeled, zip-lined, bicycled, hiked and enjoyed daily visits to the nearby beaches. The nearest beach, in fact, was right in front of The Sand Dollar! Ole! I’m going back!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Davenport, California
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Reviewed 13 September 2013

Traveling in Panama last summer, I realized the important things for travelers to consider in selecting lodging. Safety (including a safe for your valuables), cleanliness, screens, fans, healthy food available, friendly and helpful people.. the Sand Dollar B & B has all of this and more!
Don't consider staying anywhere else, you can do it all from their great location. My favorites were the snorkeling excursion Sharon & Mark organized for us, the hammock on the Balcony, the beautiful surroundings and outdoor shower for after the beach swims, the fresh coconut water right off the trees, and Dama's amazing breakfasts, including fresh papaya!!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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Sharon R, Owner at Sand Dollar Beach Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, 15 September 2013
We appreciate your kind words! For us, the property is everything you mentioned. We're delighted to be here and glad to share it with grateful travelers like you. It's good you mentioned the "agua de pipa" (coconut water). With 3 acres of land and 100 coconut palms, there is plenty of "nature's Gatorade" to go around!
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Nokesville, Virginia
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Reviewed 11 September 2013 via mobile

After many trips to bocas, i finally discovered this gem of a hotel. Beautiful, clean, great staff, and out of the way of the hustle and bustle. Definately recommended if you ever have to spend a night in bocas

  • Stayed September 2013
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Property: Sand Dollar Beach Bed & Breakfast
Address: Bocas Road, Isla Colon 12345, Panama
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Region: Panama > Bocas del Toro Province > Isla Colon
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 45 B&Bs / Inns in Isla Colon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Sand Dollar Beach Bed & Breakfast 2.5*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Colonial Caribbean style wooden beachfront house with 5 rooms, each with private bath and balcony. Away from town, but close enough to walk or bike to. ... more   less 
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