What can I say this was a very beautiful island, where there was plenty of tropical foliage, birds, and wildlife. Beautiful pristine white beaches. Food was all included with our stay which was a little pricey per person. BoBo the cook, made sure we had five star meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I wish we could have taken him back home with us. The owner Scott, was always at hand to make sure we got what we needed and made us all feel very welcome and at home.
If you are looking for a private get away, pampered by a private chief this is the place for you. All of Scott's staff were friendly and by the end of our stay felt like old time friends.
I got some amazing pictures of monkeys, sloth family with baby, red frogs, countless hummingbirds, Cayman crocs, gorgeous tropical flowers and many species of tropical birds.
Scott, took my husband on a great fishing trip where he caught a 60 tuna! BoBo the cook made some amazing dishes out of this for us. My husband also out in the boat got to see a whale shark and leatherback turtles.
Surfing was awesome, especially at some great points not far with a boat ride. Water taxis pretty cheap taking us into town to Bocas for supplies and shopping.
Just be prepared to pay extra for any trips to and from the town, on top of your daily fee. I think we must have been there in an off time, the little swimming pool did not have any water in it. Scott was already making improvements to his place to make it even better for the next group of travelers.
Bugs were not a problem in April.
All green, which was nice. Very laid back place.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Red Frog Bungalows in an all-inclusive eco-resort on the world famous Red Frog Beach. Located 15 minutes from Bocas Del Toro, Red Frog Beach is a mile long white sand beach. Red Frog Bungalows are Balinese bungalows rebuilt on this gorgeous beach. Our maximum capacity is 12 guests in 3 units. We are a small resort which allows us to tailor your entire stay. The amenities include private outdoor showers, exotic Balinese furnishings, private chef, beachfront palapa with hammocks and beach chairs, surf board rentals and private professional tours. We have our own guides and boats to make sure all of your tours are safe, informative, and enjoyable. We specialize in making sure you have the most enjoyable vacation of your lives. We offer 3 gourmet meals a day in the tranquility of the Panamanian rain forest, hiking, surfing, beach combing, fishing, Standup Paddle-boarding, and snorkeling. Basically anything that has to do with the ocean. Red Frog Bungalows would love to show you around this beautiful place in the world! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Red Frog Bungalows Hotel Isla Bastimentos
- Red Frog Bungalows Panama/Isla Bastimentos, Bocas Del Toro