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Kuanidup

Rio Sidra, San Blas, Panama
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New York City, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went there thinking about spending a few days for a nice relaxing close-to-nature retreat. We even thought it would be refreshing to do it Robinson Crusoe style. Unfortunately, we clashed with the sad reality that the Kuna family that runs Kuanidup is basically only after money and cares very little about people enjoying their stay. We had purchased a... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a place. This is what you think of when you picture yourself in a secluded island in the middle of the Caribbean. White sand, crystal clear pool-like water, hammocks, friendly staff, clean bungalow (sand floor) with relatively comfortable beds. My only tip is to know what to expect. This is not a 4-star hotel, but it is more than... More 

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vancouver
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27 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

Very relaxing weekend food was ok accommodation barely passable bathrooms yuck - beaches are great fine sand and clear water - although that is true for all the islands Getting there is easy but takes a while due to a number of check points along the way Would do the San blas again but not on this island

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1 Thank Gary L
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
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34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

After reading countless posts, blogs and websites in preparation for our trip to San Blas, I found very little information to be accurate in comparison to what we actually encountered during our 3-night visit to Guanidup (often listed online as Kuanidup) island, thus, a full overview of our FANTASTIC experience at Guanidup follows. We travelled from Panama City to the... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 via mobile

Be aware! If they tell all the excursions and non alcoholic (like Coca cola) are included - they are not! Price is random we payed 3$ per beer 2.50$ per Coke another girl 2.50$ for both. For almost every island they brought us they charged us between 2 and 6$. Also check the weather or talk to other guestes what... More 

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2 Thank Carmen H
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I've been raving about this trip since returning a week ago, so thought I'd share the love. It's funny reading different reviews, as some people seem to have gone with mad expectations. This is a tiny island - 12 huts - and they're basic...like really basic - think walls made of sticks with gaps in between. But you're not there... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

beautiful island very happy with our choice booked through panama travel unlimited rained a bit and we had to switch kabanas due to a leak sand floors so hard to keep bed clean but its an island so not bad bathrooms /toilets were ok- bucket flush the water for showering is brownish but ok for a couple of days the... More 

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 via mobile

We didn't want to stay in the backpack islands so this one seemed to stand out (mainly due to its price). As a couple you pay 2x single price so no real advantage and the stay/food is very basic. But that's why where we got there for. Only 1 other guest on the island so for $180/night we basically had... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

yes 4199 all i9ncluded ... pick up hotel, transfer, water taxi, beach hut, meals , -except drinks .. a very good experience on a paradise island kuanidup.com next time will extend with their all included sailing trip ...SanBlasSailing.com note the $22 indian taxes to be paid locally

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Belo Horizonte, MG
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This is one of the hundreads islands in San Blas. The hosts are very disorganized and never talk clearly, the food is not enough and terrible (make sure you bring your own stuff and it is going to be perfect). This is not a place for those who needs confort or luxury, but it is a must go. Shared "toilets",... More 

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