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Popa Paradise Beach Resort

Punta Laurel | Bocas del Toro, Isla Popa, Panama
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Breda
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I stayed here for three days after 3 days at Ted Frog Island and a 5 day visit of Panama City. We met both the new manager Ziggy as well as owners Rosie and Craig. Very friendly and helpful, constantly checking our needs. In preparation of the new season there were some works done, but nothing that... More

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vroes, Owner at Popa Paradise Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting Popa Paradise, and for your supportive review. We are glad that you noticed our hard work around the resort, and even more so that our efforts were not a disruption to your vacation. Hope to see you again some time! Vince Roes - owner More

Houston, Texas
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I travelled here to spend part of our honeymoon. The resort was going through a management transition and service was lacking. While the resort was very secluded, it was sometimes hard to get a drink (i.e. the beach bar was never open and no bar was open after dinner). Food was okay. The owner was suppose to... More

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vroes, Owner at Popa Paradise Beach Resort, responded to this review

Sir, I am really sorry to hear that your stay did not live up to your expectations. Your visit was during the last few days that a temporary acting General Manager was on site - unfortunately, he did not pass along your concerns or email address, so I am hearing about this for the first time. What a shame -... More

Germany
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We, three german girls, stayed at Popa Paradise in September 2014 and this was really the most beautiful resort we have ever seen. This place is like a hidden paradise. White sand beaches and turquoise water…you feel as if you are on a dreamlike lonely island. We had a beautiful appartment with a great ocean view. The pool area became... More

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vroes, Owner at Popa Paradise Beach Resort, responded to this review

We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us - thank you in particular for the kind words about our staff, which I will be sure to pass along. They work really hard, and the recognition is much appreciated. Hope to see you again! Vince Roes - owner More

New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
15 hotel reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am going to lift a little from another one of my posts as I want to cover Bocas del Toro AND Panama City, then Popa Paradise.

 Bocas del Toro can be a complicated place to get in and out of (and around) and has many choices for activities, dining, and accommodations.

 As it is rare to find a direct... More

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vroes, Owner at Popa Paradise Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this thorough and well balanced review. We are so happy that you enjoyed your time at Popa, and hope to see you again. Vince Roes - Owner More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Perfect hotel for romantic vacation. great location, great beach , Staff is very professional and friendly. " your wish is my command". that;s how they work. food is grate. Even food to go for a trip was amassing.

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vroes, Owner at Popa Paradise Beach Resort, responded to this review

We are thrilled that you enjoyed your birthday celebration at Popa Paradise! Hope to see you again some time. Vince Roes Owner More

San Francisco, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Utter paradise. Warm wonderful staff (although I hate to even call them that word - friends?) Amazing property, laid-back vibe. NOT for someone looking for an ultra-manicured Four Seasons type experience.

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vroes, Owner at Popa Paradise Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for visiting, and for your kind words. We hope to see you again at Popa Paradise! Vince Roes Owner More

Midland, Texas
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The resort was absolutely beautiful, but very quiet when we arrived. There was a new GM, Adam who made sure everything went well during our visit. Marcella was a fabulous hostess and bartender. She went out of her way to make our anniversary dinner fabulous. We loved the casita, the meals, and the beautiful pool with a swim up bar.... More

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vroes, Owner at Popa Paradise Beach Resort, responded to this review

Susan, I am thrilled that you were pleased with your stay. We have recently made some staff changes, and it is very gratifying that Adam and the team have been able to maintain a high standard of service through this transition period. I will be sure to pass along your feedback to Adam, Marcella and Bernardo, I'm sure they will... More

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3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Popa Paradise Beach Resort is truly a hidden gem! From leisure travel to Destination Weddings, you will find a crew of eager staff ready to make your stay in Popa an unforgettable experience. We arrived on Isla Popa, aboard the Ingwe Spirit Catamaran and were instantly taken back by all of the Beauty! Clear blue water and a white sandy... More

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vroes, Owner at Popa Paradise Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your support and kind words, Janelle and David. Popa Paradise is a perfect location for a Destination Wedding, and we would be delighted to host one of your brides in the future. Hope to see you both at Popa again real soon. Vince Roes Owner More

New York City, New York
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I stayed at Popa for one weekend, where they hosted the wedding of close friends. The service was impeccable and very friendly. The staff was more than accommodating, and put care into the beautiful presentation of the place. The setting was serene, remote, and idyllic.

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vroes, Owner at Popa Paradise Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your review - it is great to hear from guests at our biggest wedding ever! I saw the photos - everything was so beautiful, and it looked like everyone was having a fantastic time. Even the weather cooperated. We hope to see you again. Vince Roes Owner More

San Antonio, Texas
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

My wife and I just spent 6 days at Popa Paradise and we were quite impressed by the whole experience. The food is 5 star (do not go here to lose weight!) and the staff and management knows how to make your visit perfectly idyllic. The little cabanas spread across the grounds above the beach are peaceful and well furnished,... More

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Dyllan M, General Manager at Popa Paradise Beach Resort, responded to this review

Many thanks for your great review and your kind words. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and hope you see you back in paradise soon! More

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Address: Punta Laurel | Bocas del Toro, Isla Popa, Panama
Location: Panama > Bocas del Toro Province > Isla Popa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Number of rooms: 16
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