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Bluff Beach Retreat

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Playa Bluff, Isla Colon, Panama
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our family of four just spent four nights in the casita at Bluff Beach Retreat. We had such a wonderful time - our kids were in tears when we had to leave. The location is beautiful - remote and relaxing. Lots of wildlife, a gorgeous deserted beach (too rough for swimming but we loved walking on the beach and swimming... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We stayed here with a large family (12, including 3 children), occupying the main house and one of the adjoining cabins. The main house was even better than any of the pictures you see! What a marvelous retreat, big kitchen, big patio, one of the only pools on the island, beach in front. Its all made from local wood, completely... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

My wife and I spent a great week here with our two teenage kids. We loved it and hope to return. Monkeys, sloths, birds, horseback rides through the beach and jungle, hearty breakfasts, falling asleep to the sound of the ocean - and much more. Ron, the host, is very attentive and helpful. He is able to recommend activities and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

A perfect island get-away from the stresses of my busy Southern California life! Our group of 11 rented the entire retreat for a week this past Feb. I loved that this trip was so anti-commercialized. The beautiful villa is on Isla Colon a few miles out on a sandy road right alongside the beautiful Caribbean sea. Every person we encountered... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Ron is such a great guy! Breakfast is amazing! The place is beautiful! This guy has a salt water lap pool in the middle of nowhere; great plus since we are swimmers! His dog Cassuis is so great! Waves were WAY to big while we were there. Do dinner at his neighbor's place (name is Martin). Also do the 4... More 

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Panama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We stayed the first week of February and loved it! The property is located a short scenic drive out of town to the pristine Bluff Beach where you can walk for miles, maybe stop by a quaint-looking hut down the beach a bit for a cold beer or cocktail and watch the surf. Our suite in the Beach House was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Arrived at the Retreat the second week of February. The preceding weeks the Owners were very attentive to our question. Their many recommendations lead to several pre booked activities that we all enyoyed. The mornings were started with excellent coffee and a home prepared meal. Much appreciated by all! The acommodations and setting were perfect for our party of Eleven.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

If you're looking for a relaxing escape in a beautiful beach setting, Bluff Beach is the the best! Fun & gracious hosts Ron & Christine are experts on the Bocas Del Toro offerings and lifestyle. The memories from our Bluff Beach Retreat will last forever!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

A true "getting away from it all" trip. A group of 10 with diverse interests were warmly and professionally accommodated. Heading into Bocus, trips to a cacao farm, horseback riding, diving & snorkeling, sightseeing were all coordinated with Ron & Christine's knowledge of the local scene. Food was outstanding, with a kitchen that invites use by visitors. Relaxing in a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

I stayed here on a yoga retreat and it could not have been more relaxing - like a cottage in the jungle. A bit removed from things but in a good way. Ron and Christine were the ultimate hosts and if you wanted to do something, they were happy to arrange it, but if you wanted to hang by the... More 

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