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Al Natural Resort

3.5 of 5 Inn   |   Old Point, Isla Bastimentos, Panama
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is the real deal. Abner and Vincent and their whole staff made this remote, 5 star resort a once in a lifetime experience. This place is completely off the beaten track - a completely international, genuine, and incredible adventure vacation destination. Don't book this resort if you are looking for manicured gardens and a spa. But DO book into... More

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1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the first review I've ever written on TripAdvisor. Al natural resort was such a unique place I feel compelled to share my experience with others looking to find a little piece of unspoilt paradise. If you're looking for an ultra luxurious resort with all the mod cons and pampering then this isn't the place for you. There is... More

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed for two nights, loved the hut and the (almost private) view over the sea when waking up. Loved chatting with international guests and host from Honduras during breakfast, lunch or dinner (Dinner is very good (also the other meals): high standard, especially at this location, wine included). We did a nice trip to a local village (they offer multiple... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

phenomenal location- remote jungle island on the beach. incredible accomodations- we had large single room with 3 beds, one wall open for perfect ocean view. the most lovely support staff- genuinely nice local workers. amazing meals- three times a day. rained a bit every day, but never held us back. vincent was great host, non-intrusive. only holds 22 guests, so... More

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New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

This place is in between the jungle and the beach and your bungalow doesn't have any windows so you are in sync with nature. This is a truly amazing experience though, the location couldn't be better, it is very isolated (which i enjoyed, i do not like over crowded places) the bungalows are all right on the ocean. We had... More

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2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014 via mobile

I stayed at Al Natural for 5 nights and it was just wonderful - the location is so beautiful, food is incredible, the other guests were really nice & the hosts were amazing. It's the perfect getaway & great place to relax:)... Thank you so much Michel, Vincent & Abner:)

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Santa Barbara
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

We stayed as a family at Al Natural in March 2014. It is a really unique place, but is not going to be for everyone. I would describe the location as "jungle meets coral reef." Here are the positives and negatives. Positives: 1) the European owners, Michel and Vincent, are really great people - this is kind of like staying... More

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Delhi, Delhi, India
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Stayed for 3 nights at this place as a weekend getaway.. and wow the time I had here was just amazing. The hosts were great, excellent food, made with love and served with pleasure. Great location, nice and quiet based on a small island about 60 mins boat ride from the town. Clear waters, loads of activities to do Amenities... More

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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47 reviews 47 reviews
23 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

We stayed 6 nights on April.... Isla bastimentos is amazing, the sea, the sand everything :) The hotel is something different, you're going to walk through sand paths to get to your room/bungalow, and you can enjoy and experience what is like to sleep on the beach with the wind and the sand.. It's all so quiet, that you'll see... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

My girlfriend and I stayed for 5 nights in August last year and loved the informal, relaxed feel of the resort, and exotic setting. The wooden bedrooms / cabins were fantastic - semi open to the elements which worked perfectly to cool things down, with really comfortable mattresses. No bug issues for us. Food was fantastic, and we enjoyed the... More

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Address: Old Point, Isla Bastimentos, Panama
Location: Panama > Bocas del Toro Province > Isla Bastimentos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Al Natural Resort 3.5*
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