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Garden of Eden Inn
Ranked #1 of 1 Isla Solarte B&B and Inns
Marco island
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Loved”
Reviewed 27 May 2008

This Place is like no other, Great People, Beautiful garden and ocean views and Awesome food. I would highly recommend staying here. But be aware you will not want to come home, you will truly be Bocatized! Thank you both for your hospitality. We will be back. Krista and Charlie

  • Liked — Clean and Friendly
  • Disliked — I had to go home!
  • Stayed May 2008, travelled as a couple
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jupiter, florida
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Reviewed 19 May 2008

Bobby and Helena have been our friends for about 15 years. It took us 3 years to visit them. My husband does not fly but I got him on a plane. When we arrived I felt like I was in paradise its the most beautiful resort I have ever been in fact my husband did not want to leave. I was just amazed at what bobby and Helena have accomplished in just a few years.

It was so peaceful and relaxing and my husband got to do what he loves (FISH). They are he best host i have ever know. The food was fantastic especially the lobster. The sunrises are incredible we slept with the doors open there was a nice breeze blowing. I just wish i had another week to enjoy. I am already looking for flights to go back.

They are 2 fantastic people everyone should check this resort out.

Carol and Jim

  • Liked — everything
  • Stayed April 2008, travelled as a couple
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Calgary
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2008

Garden of Eden is AMAZING!!!
If you are visiting Panama and staying in the Bocas del Toro area, you need to call Helena and Bob and book yourself in immediately to the Garden of Eden.
Water and food is very good and safe at this resort. The rooms are immaculately clean, service is great and it's a small private beautiful island. We were 3 couples in total and occupied the entire place, it was perfect. There are two pool side cabanas which are great and one room that is a bit more secluded. All the rooms were lovely!
Getting to and from this palce is very easy. There are water taxis everywhere and it doesn't cost much at all. In fact, if you stay in the Bocas town, you'll likely use the water taxis anyways to get to the beaches, so why not stay at Garden of Eden in Paradise!!! The town of Bocas is dirty, food is questionable and most people get sick from the food.
Garden of Eden is literally a piece of paradise compared to Bocas del Toro.

Enjoy! Bob and Helena will treat you with great care, they're wonderful!

  • Liked — Beautiful resort, clean and great service.
  • Stayed March 2008, travelled with friends
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1 Thank GiselleLaRocque
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San Francisco, California
2 reviews
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Reviewed 4 May 2008

This was our second time in Bocas and hands down, this is the best place to stay at. If you're looking for an island getaway it doesn't get any better.

The hotel is located on a private island 10 minutes from town via boat and a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of the 9 to 5 world.

We loved waking up every morning to the water breeze, laying in the hammocks, feeding the fish, snorkeling, and just relaxing!

For more adventure, you can kayak to red frog beach and around the area and the best part is... the rentals are free (most places in town charge $25+). Also, Helena can arrange a tour to the surrounding islands.

What really makes this place special though are Bob and Helena. They are very cool people and most accomodating hosts. Also, Helena is an amazing chef so there's no need to leave the island.

The hardest part about this trip was leaving!

  • Liked — amazing hosts, private island, clean rooms, food
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed April 2008, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 May 2008

A long overdue recommendation…

I am currently living on Isle San Cristobal where I am building a house. My girlfriend and I decided to book a room at the Garden of Eden for a few days. We boated over from San Cristobal on Christmas Eve and were pleased to see that the internet photographs did not do the place justice. It has lush botanical gardens with an inviting pool, white sand beach, several traditional palm thatched ranchos with inviting hammocks and immaculate cabins each with private ocean view balcony with hammocks. Both Helena and Bob were interesting and provided just the right amount service and space.

Christmas Eve we both enjoyed an excellent Steak and Lobster dinner and bottle of Chilean wine for the price of a pasta dish back in the states.

That night it rained all night long. When we awoke the next morning and looked out we realized our borrowed boat sunk due to the combination of heavy rains and the bilge pump did not work. Well on Christmas Day, without a complaint and smiling, Bobbie and his lead man Roberto worked all day to surface the boat, drain it and even had a mechanic come and fix the engine. Their service went way above the call of duty.

  • Stayed December 2007
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Thank chrisbwhite
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Austin, TX
1 review
Reviewed 28 April 2008

What an amazing place! Our 3 night stay was wonderful, food was wonderful and the hosts were the most hospitable people in all of Panama. They go out of their way to accomadate you in every way possible. You can tell from first glance that Bob and Helena have poured their heart and soul into perfecting the Garden of Eden. This is the only place to stay in Bocas. Thanks for everything.

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — N/A
  • Stayed April 2008, travelled with friends
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Thank 12opie
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florida
2 reviews
Reviewed 25 March 2008

Bocas reminds me of Key West without all the people. I traveled to many of the hotels & resorts they have there. Garden of Eden was by far the nicest and cleanest atmosphere. The food was far more than I had expected, excellent cook! I love it there and would recommend it to anyone who wants alittle more than a cheap hotel. I will be back! Great job, great hosts! Thanks for everything, it was a great experience.

Stayed March 2008
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Thank trecy
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Property: Garden of Eden Inn
Address: Private island near Isla Solarte in Bocas del Toro Panama | Private Island, in Bahia Honda, Isla Solarte, Panama
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Region: Panama > Bocas del Toro Province > Isla Solarte
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Isla Solarte
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a small private island Bed and Breakfast located in a tropical setting of Bocas Del Toro, Panama. The resort offers a swimming pool, kayaks, snorkeling, game room with pool table, restaurant and bar. Don't go to the Caribbean to just rent a room, come here where you can rent an island. We can accommodate up to 10 adults comfortably. Sorry no guests under 18 yrs of age. Close enough to Bocas to shop yet far enough to be as private as you want to be. ... more   less 
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