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Yandup Island Lodge

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Playon Chico | Kuna Yala, 0838, Panama
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Tacoma, Washington
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is truly a special place. I had throughly researched it before going, and my husband and I stayed 3 nights. We were probably the youngest guests there (in our 30's). There was a great mix of people from all over the world which was fun, Canada, Germany, the UK, South American. First of all this is not a 4/5... More 

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Yavne, Israel
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268 reviews
60 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed two nights at this oazis of tranquility; two days of complete quiet, with no phones, no internet - just you and mother nature all around. The people were very friendly, yhe service (within their limitation) was exquisite, even the weatger was OK. But It was not perfect, little things were quite a nuissance. Like the fact that there was... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I stayed three nights and are grateful for the experience. The Accommodations - We had an over water cabin, which had extremely comfortable hammocks and a gorgeous view. The queen size bed was comfortable and as expected. The toilet and sink worked properly and met our expectations. The shower was very disappointing, we had both prepared ourselves... More 

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Thank Carrielynmichigan
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16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived at the island to find there was a problem with our booking, but the staff were very accomodating and we were lucky that there was still room for us. Meals are simple, but tasty. The twice daily tours were great to get to know the local environment and culture of the Cuna Yala people. Very friendly staff at... More 

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London
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12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just back from possibly the most relaxing three days I've ever had! The accommodation is large but fairly basic, so don't expect luxury, the bed is comfortable, there are hammocks on the veranda, and the sea breeze will keep you cool during the night. The staff are really friendly and attentive, and the food (which consists exclusively of fresh fish... More 

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Winchester, Virginia
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11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I enjoy traveling. There are so many places in the world to see that we have never considered returning to a previously visited destination -- until now. We loved everything about Yandup Lodge. We were there for 3 days. Excellent value for the price and a very memorable and relaxing experience. I admire what Yandup Lodge is... More 

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Olivebridge, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our thatched hut located over water was something out of Swiss Family Robinson. The lodge is managed by members of the Guna tribe. They are the nicest managers ever. Three meals a day are served. Breakfast is plentiful. The lunch and dinner consist of fresh fish caught earlier the same day. Each day a different activity is planned...tropical beach, Guna... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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79 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very unique place which many people would find fascinating if they are prepared for this adventure. Location is great. Facilities are mediocre. Getting there can be scary if you don't like to fly through the clouds in a very small plane and land on a very tiny runway, after coming through a mountain pass. The "terminal" is... More 

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Yaiguili A, Owner at Yandup Island Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Linda, Thank you for your comments, they help other guests understand a little bit more about Yandup, as we do not intend to be a luxurious spot (for example, with a spa or fancy amenities). Our goal is to share this amazing piece of land and our culture with every guest. We understand Yandup (and Kuna Yala in general)... More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful place. The customer service is second to none, absolutely fantastic. The staff will do anything to make sure you have a memorable stay. It is wonderful to see the natives caring for your well being without any fancy uniforms and fake chandeliers. Simple nature beauty and human touch.

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Hasselt, Belgium
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363 reviews
79 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

First of all, we certainly don't regret having visited Yandup Island lodge for 2 nights. Yet to make this really a memorable stay, some things should be optimized and better be taken care off. Getting there is the fist part of the aventure: we flew in from Panama Allbright airport. With a 12 seater small plane, you'll have a 40minute... More 

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Yaiguili A, Owner at Yandup Island Lodge, responded to this review

Hello! We appreciate your comments, they have been very helpful. We are terribly sorry about the mosquito nets, they are easily damaged by the wooden sticks but this is not acceptable and we will change them right away, and will make a point of changing it on a regular basis. About the beach chairs, we can't place more as our... More 

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