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Yandup Island Lodge

3.0 of 5 Lodge   |   Playon Chico | Kuna Yala, 0838, Panama
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Hackensack, New Jersey
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68 reviews 68 reviews
11 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband, 9 year old daughter and I just came back from a 4 night stay. What a wonderful experience. The area is beautiful, though the trip there on a tiny plane was a little scary. We stayed in an overwater cabin with the waves crashing under us. The room was fine for the amount of time we spent there.... More

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New York City, New York
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6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had an amazing 2 night stay in Yandup Lodge. This is definitely the type of place to go if you want to turn off the cell phones, get away from it all, and fall asleep with the sound of waves. Do not expect luxurious rooms, nice bathrooms, and tvs because that is not what the Kuna Islands are about.... More

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Hawthorn Woods, Illinois
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were assisted by Panama Unlimited in narrowing our choice as where to stay in San Blas, and they highly recommended Yandup. We came as a family of 3, as well as with my in-laws. We had a wonderful time, and are very glad we chose Yandup. If you are looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of... More

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Gatineau, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

We stayed at this lodge for 2 nights. We stayed in one of the overwater cabanas which is very roomy for 2 people, but found it a bit dark, especially at night. Only 2 lights one in the bathroon and one in the bedroom. There are solar lights out there, but they still don't illumnate things very well, so coming... More

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Los Angeles, California
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3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014 via mobile

This small resort in the San Blas Islands, run by a family of well educated Kuna family, offers a dream spot to combine vacation in a Caribbean paradise with the cultural interest of learning about the Kuna population in the San Blas. Only less than a dozen traditional cabanas facing the sea, good food, boats to take you snorkeling in... More

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4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014 via mobile

We stayed 4 nights on Yandup and would like to have stayed longer. It was so nice to get away from phones, wifi, and all the other amenities of the modern world. The meals served were wonderful and the staff was outstanding. The morning boat outings to snorkel on the different surrounding islands were great. Note: at first we were... More

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Rijswijk, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

Beautiful island, romantic cabins on the water, lovely (sea)food, everything you wish on your island trip. There are 2 tours per day, beach in the morning and community/cemetery/mangrove or hiking in afternoon. THE way to end your holiday in Panama. Hopefully they will release the turtle!

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

We stayed in bungalow 10 on Yandup for only one night and it was not enough time. But in that short amount of time, we got to know two of the "guides" Domi and Nikolas and had a wonderful time conversing about their people, the Kuna Yala. The trip to Domi's village, meeting his wife a few of his 6... More

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Narragansett, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

We stayed at Yandup for five nights in December 2013. Yandup is a wonderful place, perfect for an eco-escape. Our girls stayed in hut #10 which was huge, large enough for a big family. Hut #10 is probably the quietest hut on the tiny island as the waves do not break underneath it. My husband and I stayed in hut... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

I know there are lots of reviews posted – believe all the positive things you read! This is truly an amazing place!! The beautiful huts are incredibly comfortable and roomy and the views are nothing short of breathtaking! Lying in the hammocks is a perfect way to relax after any of the fun trips…either to gorgeous white sand beaches on... More

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Also Known As:
Yandup Island Hotel
Yandup Island Hotel San Blas Islands
Address: Playon Chico | Kuna Yala, 0838, Panama
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Location: Panama > Guna Yala Region > San Blas Islands
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 17 Specialty lodging in San Blas Islands
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Yandup Island Lodge 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Yandup Island Lodge is the perfect getaway in the Caribbean of the Kuna Indians, in the San Blas Archipelago. Perfect place to relax in a hammock, enjoy the sea breeze and the sound of the waves and birds. In this private island with coconut palms, surrounded by coral reefs and a small beach you will be treated as kings and queens in one of our six lovely and comfortable cabins in front of the sea. ... more   less 

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