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Careening Cay Resort

, Carenero Island, Panama
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a wonderful place... We came to the resort after hearing good things about the place. We were happy to discover that what we heard was all true and more! The owners were very friendly, helpfull and made us feel at home. The cabin We stayed in was very nice and colorful. We stayed for a week and Joan (one... More 

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Lake Zurich, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We stayed here two nights in an overwater cabin. The beds are comfy, ac works good and the staff was great. They have a large property and you can stay in the off water cabins for less. Breakfast was included and buffet style. The banana pancakes were delicious. Kayaks are free to use. There is no beach here but you... More 

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Nanaimo, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

We stayed at Careening Cay for two weeks and loved every minute of it. The cottages are tastefully done with a cool Caribbean vibe, well spaced and with spacious porches for kicking back. Their Cosmic Crab restaurant serves very good food from an interesting menu that offers more than one would expect, and the Sunday brunch is impressive. The Crabtree... More 

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JoanCrabtree, Owner at Careening Cay Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your wonderful vacation experience at Careening Cay. We enjoyed having you here and delighted our kids had such a good time together. Looking forward to your next visit. More 

Bayview, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Sweet little resort that is run by very nice people who make you feel like family as soon as you step on the dock.It has cute bungalows that are quite private, set among lush landscaping. A great alternative the noise of Bocas town and only a dollar water taxi ride away. A very special place. You will love it.

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JoanCrabtree, Owner at Careening Cay Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review. We know your vacation here was long awaited and we're so happy you had such a lovely time. More 

Bradford-on-Avon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015 via mobile

We had a great relaxing stay here for 3 days thanks to the owners, staff and lovely Katherine. Food at the Cosmic Cafe was excellent and can recommend the Coconut Shrimp. A bit of a walk to get to the lovely beach and through a lot of rubbish in the village. Such a pity.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I've stayed here several times over the last few years. I always enjoy coming back and bringing new friends to enjoy the hospitality. Always have a great time with owners steve and Joan. If you need to book boat trips and excursions, all can be arranged here.

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JoanCrabtree, Owner at Careening Cay Resort, responded to this review

You have such a fun & positive energy, it was so nice to see you guys again. Thanks for your wonderful review. More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

It is a great place to stay. We were a 6 people group and we stayed in the Colibrí House which has air conditioning a nice terrace and all comodities. I wish the service at the bar and restaurant would have been better. We waited too long to get our food and we had to call the waitress several times.

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Fountain Valley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

My husband and I just spent 5 nights at the Careening Cay Resort. This is a great location as it is a 1 minute, $1.00 water taxi ride across from Bocas Town. We had a sense of island exclusion, away from the crowd. The restaurant at the resort, the Cosmic Crab it's very popular, well known, and the food is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

I thought about dooing an average on this place, but I sat down and thought about it - we did have some bad weather, and I really cant blame the owners for that or let it influence the feedback on this hotel. We pretty much just arrived at their resturant, bags in hand, no place to stay. Beeing start of... More 

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Bocas del Toro
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015 via mobile

This is a nice place to stay for a short period. The location over the water is really gorgeous, however the tiny, little cabins are very small with very small storage space for cases/backpacks. The worse was the mattress. Unfortunately our double bed was really uncomfortable. I didn't have a good sleep at all. Having said that I did enjoy... More 

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