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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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Landshut, Germany
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The retreat situated on bluff beach in the north of the isle of colon is a wonderful piece of earth. At day you can enjoy a lonely beach with perfect sand and at night you've got the jungle feeling within the primary forest. Our hosts, a Canadian couple, were exceptionally friendly and helped wherever we needed them. They know a... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The property is located on the famous Bluff Beach, with the sounds of crashing waves lulling you to sleep in well-equipped, comfortable rooms. The design of the home allows for amazing breezes to keep you cool while still being able to appreciate the sounds of nature from your private room. You awake to a hot breakfast daily with gorgeous views... More 

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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for 5 days and have some great memories. Waking to the howler monkeys and parrots each morning, listening to the ocean crashing and the rain pouring down during the night. Having an excellent breakfast waiting for you each morning to share with the other guests and hosts. We even were able to enjoy a wedding for a guest... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Beautifull building/rooms. "colonial style". Rooms look better than pictures! Lovely swimmingpool. Ron arranges good trips: snorkling and horsebackriding (my first time, felt secure!) Great breakfast. Feld realy welcome. And....try the chicken restaurant in Bocas town, you will be surpriced.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We had a family of 5 and thought Bluff Beach retreat would be a nice spot away from the main part of town. We were correct. Ron and Christine were great and very accommodating. The house was beautiful and all the kids had a great time. Ron set up a dinner for all of the guests and everyone had a... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

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
1 review
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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