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Sand Dollar Beach Bed & Breakfast

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Bocas Road, Isla Colon 12345, Panama
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Sand Dollar Beach Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #3 of 33 Isla Colon B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Perfect distance to Bocas town (it's noisy and busy there - $1.50 cab ride awya), nice peaceful swimming beach in front across street, friendly staff, nice owner. Would stay again. Nice, bright rooms. Great breakfast.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

I've been fortunate enough to have visited The Bocas area enough to know the choice of where to stay can be quite confusing. If you chose to stay close to Bocas town on Colon Island you won't beat Sand Dollar. Why? It's close enough to Bocas to access the town's restaurants and bars but not so close to have the... More

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Sharon R, Owner at Sand Dollar Beach Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

We are thrilled that you had such a good time staying with us and received all the helpful information you needed. Bonus: that you even were able to extend your stay! Glad you got out on the bikes, definitely the best way to get around Bocas. We are impressed that you even biked to Boca del Drago...not everyone is that... More

Nashik, India
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9 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Sand Dollar B&B is a amazing B&B on Isla Colon the main island in Bocas. This house is situated on a spacious piece of land right across the beach. The house is very well maintained with nicely done rooms, a small library and toys for kids. Both the ground level and first level of the house have nice sit out... More

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Sharon R, Owner at Sand Dollar Beach Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

We are glad you found time to enjoy all the relaxing areas of our inn, enjoying books and gazing at the sea (definitely a favorite pastime of ours!!). Sorry to hear you are not fond of the lizards, but they are actually small geckos. Harmless to the guests, they keep the insect population down for sure. We are grateful they... More

Santa Cruz, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Wonderful location just outside of town. Kristen, who runs the place, is wonderful and full of great advice to get the most out of Bocas. Everyone here was friendly, helpful and professional. The rooms were clean and fresh with views of the ocean. The grounds are immaculate and breathtaking. The provide bicycles for rent and beach items. Breakfast every morning... More

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Sharon R, Owner at Sand Dollar Beach Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed a friends' getaway at the Sand Dollar! Thank you for your compliments regarding our clean, fresh rooms, friendly staff, gardens, views, and breakfasts. We hope you can come again soon. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

We arrived at Sand Dollar B&B after fours days on Bastimentos Island. What a welcome change...very clean, modern, no mosquitoes and close to civilization :-) Everything about Sand Dollar has a welcome, friendly, open, and artsy feel....starting with a huge covered porch and the very friendly staff. They truly deliver great hospitality. Upon arriving, we sat under the shade, enjoyed... More

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Sharon R, Owner at Sand Dollar Beach Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. It's definitely worth staying 3 days or more. We recommend a week to enjoy all that Bocas del Toro has to offer and still allow time for some relaxing on that shady porch you enjoyed. I should mention that the $3 taxi ride to... More

Saskatoon, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

We had a wonderful time staying at the Sand Dollar, hosts Sharon and Mark greeted us as we arrived and provided us with a clean room and very comfortable surroundings, very peaceful area with a beach across the road. The breakfasts on the deck were great and we got to meet so many other guests and even go on adventures... More

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Sharon R, Owner at Sand Dollar Beach Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for you compliments. We enjoyed getting to know you and your wife during your stay with us and loved helping you plan your excursions. You came during the busy season with lots of people coming and going. We agree it is fun to meet the other guests and share stories on the verandah. As for those breakfasts, we... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

What a wonderful place to stay. Dama was the first person we met and she was friendly and gracious. We later met Sharon and Mark, the owners and they were wonderful, so friendly and helpful. They were happy to share their experience of the island and help with booking boats and even helped us book our tickets with Air Panama... More

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Sharon R, Owner at Sand Dollar Beach Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your stay at Sand Dollar. We enjoyed spending time with you both, and are happy you were able to extend your stay another night. Yes, the botanical garden tour would have been lovely...next time? It's great that you took advantage of our location on 3 acres between the sea... More

Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

This place is a breath of fresh air compared to all the hustle and bustle in town. It is CLEAN...and the bed was so comfortable...not to mention there is air conditioning when the heat and humidity were too much at night. Dama is lovely and Kristin was so helpful. We truly enjoyed our stay. The grounds are very pretty and... More

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Sharon R, Owner at Sand Dollar Beach Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

We are very happy you enjoyed your stay with us, and got to enjoy some of the wildlife. How nice that the dolphins showed up to wish you a safe trip on your last day! There are 59 species of hummingbirds in Panama. Did you know that hummingbirds can only be found in the Americas? You won’t find them buzzing... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

From the beach across the street, to the daily breakfast, to the comfortable rooms, to the other guests in the Bed and Breakfast, all was delightful! Sharon and Mark (the owners) and Dama the lovely woman who handled the cooking and cleaning were all WONDERFUl. Dama is so sweet and Mark and Sharon had wonderful resources to help make our... More

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Sharon R, Owner at Sand Dollar Beach Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

We thoroughly enjoyed having you two stay with us! You're right about all the guests enjoying each other. There is some friendly magic about that verandah, and the longer guests stay, of course the more comfortable they become. It was a joy seeing you enjoying the beach every afternoon. You had the perfect balance spending time between the action in... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

After long web research we chose to stay at this B&B, and we didn't regret it. It's a nice house with beautiful garden. The location was perfect for us, as we were travelling with our 2 young kids and didn't want to be in the middle of Bocas. The B&B is quietly located outside of town, but not too far... More

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Sharon R, Owner at Sand Dollar Beach Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

We are glad to know that you and your family enjoyed your stay at Sand Dollar. Your suggestion of a pool is a good one. It is on our list of "someday" improvements. On our 3-acre property there is room for it, and we think we know the perfect spot. However, the sea right out front is so nice for... More

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Address: Bocas Road, Isla Colon 12345, Panama
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Location: Panama > Bocas del Toro Province > Isla Colon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Sand Dollar Beach Bed & Breakfast Panama/Bocas Del Toro - Isla Colon

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Colonial Caribbean style wooden beachfront house with 5 rooms, each with private bath and balcony. Away from town, but close enough to walk or bike to. ... more   less 
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