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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 34 Isla Colon B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Paris, France
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent 4 days in Isla Colon. Sand Dollar Beach is the right place to stay. A charming place very close to the city of Bocas and to every place of interest. The beach is in front of the hotel. A nice renovated building colonian style, Very comfortable and spacious bedrooms. Great food and beverage at any time at very... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

This BB was perfect. Our room was large, cozy and clean. Terrace is great place for relax with ocean view. Every morning was different delicious breakfast with a lot of fruits, fresh juice, coffee, tea and more. The staff and owner are very kind and helpful. Wi-fi was fast. We enjoyed our stay there. We 100% recommend it to everyone.

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

First of all, we appreciate that you took the time to write a review for us! Our staff works hard to provide the great variety of breakfasts, clean rooms, and personal attention. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and we hope you will come back again. More 

Vancouver, BC
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

At first we were concerned about the distance from Bocas town but that quickly changed to a big sigh of relief when it became apparent that Bocas was LOUD & best left to those who can still party until 5 a.m. The Sand Dollar has charming rooms, comfortable beds, huge shared veranda and an unobstructed ocean view. Add to that,... More 

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

You found, as we have, the perfect in-between location. Close enough to town to keep it convenient. Not so far as to be expensive and difficult to reach. While Bocas Town is fun, it doesn't always make for a peaceful night's sleep. We much prefer falling to sleep with the sounds of the sea and the crickets. Thank you for... More 

Saskatoon, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Sand Dollar was everything we were looking for in Bocas del Toro. It's close to Bocas Town, yet far enough away from busy main street. We often walked into the town (approx. 20-30 minute walk), but cab rides are easy to obtain and only $1 per person one way (no negotiation necessary, which was a welcome change from Panama City).... More 

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

We appreciate your positive review. Glad you were visited by the howler monkeys during your stay. The batteries in the safes are finicky with the humidity, but thank you for letting us know about yours. We will definitely work on it. Our staff have extensive experience both in Bocas del Toro and working with hospitality, so they are great guides.... More 

Panama
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We visited Sand Dollar with one other family at the end of October 2014. In all, there were 4 adults and 5 kids. We stayed in the new casita while our friends stayed in the adjoining suite. The casita does not have ac, but most places in Bocas do not. It was quite breezy there, so it didn't bother us.... More 

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

Our casita is fairly new, so it's good to receive this feedback. We are still deciding whether A/C is necessary. The building was designed with air flow in mind, in the hopes that it won't be necessary. We think it's so much nicer to have the sounds of the sea and jungle. The chickens are not only entertaining, but the... More 

southern
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Highly recommend this B&B for its charm and value. The staff is excellent and you just can't beat the ability to ride bikes in/out of town and away from the crowds as you please. Accommodations are great and lots of thought about the details. Great bedding, clean bathrooms, excellent food and AC!!!! My husband and I are repeat visitors and... More 

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

Thank you for your positive feedback. We are honored that you are return guests and hope you will be back soon. More 

Cerro Punta, Panama
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Sand Dollar Beach B&B is a beautiful & peaceful oasis located just out of Bocas town....quiet location with just the sounds of the waves and birds. The town can be pretty busy & noisy at times so this is a perfect escape. We walked several times into town and other times took a $1 cab ride. There's a lovely beach... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The food was AMAZING!!!! Also the fact that the Main Street is so close, is amazing. If you want to you could walk or rent a bike. The only thing that i would fix is the fact that the shower needs to be fixed, as well as the toliet. But all in all a simple bed and breakfast!

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

We are happy that you enjoyed your stay and found the breakfasts to be excellent. We are committed to finding the best ingredients and our staff has a flair with not only the cooking but also the presentation. We're proud of the "breakfast" in "Bed & Breakfast" and happy that you enjoyed it. We were not aware that there was... More 

California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

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

It was great having you with us. Glad you enjoyed your stay. We love having the swimming beach right in front, and are usually the only people there so it feels private. The bright rooms are in keeping with the Colonial Caribbean flavor of the place and we are happy you like the pastel colors. We hope to see you... More 

San Francisco, California
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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 

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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): $
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
Sand Dollar Beach Bed & Breakfast Panama/Bocas Del Toro - Isla Colon

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