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Eclypse de Mar

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Isla Bastimentos, Isla Bastimentos, Panama
Eclypse de Mar
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We booked the honeymoon bungalow (even though it wasn't our honeymoon!) as it was last bungalow out of the 7 and we weren't disappointed with what we got. The rooms are tastefully decorated in dark wood, with a fantastic sun deck and steps down to the water where you can snorkel around and underneath your bungalow. The bed was very... More 

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Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I traveled to Bocas del Toro with my husband and 2 teenage boys. We selected Eclyspe de Mar because we wanted to experience an over-the-water bungalow. We were not disappointed. First and foremost, the owner and her staff are wonderful people. Malena the owner was very friendly and helpful with recommendations of things to do. Marianna worked in the mornings... More 

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Ipswich, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unless you are deaf you might want to rethink staying at this hotel. We had the honeymoon bungalow at the end of the pier and were delighted by the spaciousness and architecture that even allowed windows in the floor to view fish. Unfortunately the music from the bars across the bay at Old Bank started about 4PM and continued unabated... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for 3 nights and it was great. My kids loved swimming right off the deck and searching for conch shells and looking for other fish. We used the kayaks and wandered through the nature preserve as well. Definitely bring bug spray, although they did supply some. When we arrived, we were given a warm welcome and everything... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Eclypse Del Mar is a wonderful place to stay if you are looking for a water bungalow experience! I always wanted to stay in a water bungalow and now I can take it off my bucket list! The water bungalows were nicer than I ever expected! The bungalows are rather large inside and you would never know it from looking... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Waking up and being able to jump into the warm Caribbean waters or relaxing on the deck is definitely a treat. Anyone who's lucky enough to find this little gem is well, lucky enough! The gal that runs the place was super nice and we enjoyed the breakfasts every morning. If they have it, try the lobster for dinner it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

We had two 25-30yr old couples staying in 1 bungalow and LOVED it! Things I didn't need: toilet paper (another review says they "ration" it, but it's merely dispensed in sheets not a roll). Things I should have brought: shampoo and conditioner. Guess most of Central America doesn't provide. We loved laying on our terrace and swimming each afternoon. It... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

We, family of five, spent christmas here. We had a two room house on stilts sitting in the water with a private little terrace. The kids shared the second bedroom and it was tight but they did not complain! (9, 11 and 13) The family hotel is very personal and well run by its Argentine owner couple. They abide by... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 via mobile

This is a really well cared for property. The staff were incredibly nice and ensured we felt right at home. The place is spotless and the grounds are beautiful. The location is really cool- just quiet enough but not too far off the beaten path. We had a spectacular time here. I can't say enough how nice the rooms are.... More 

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Taby, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

A lovely eco village to spend some days in. It is perfectly situated with bungalows built on a pier over the sea The atmosphere is very friendly and the staff was very helpful in arranging all kinds of activities and transport at our request. There is wi-fi in the main building. We will definitely stay here again if we ever... More 

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