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Hacienda del Mar

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A Private Island Resort on San Jose Island | Pearl Islands, Panama, Panama Province, Panama
Hacienda del Mar
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Hypoluxo, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This trip was a flashback to the show "Fantasy Island" .............from the moment our six-seat plane flew down a grass runway with sheep and goats to our reception with a tropical drink in our hands, we were continually amazed by the level of hospitality we received. Our meals were over the top, especially the lobster salad, where our only complaint... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for a few days with a group of guys from work, as a retirement party. It was truly a unique experience and after reviewing the lower star ratings I believe people need to realize that you are off the grid with most of the infrastructure built in the 40's by the US military that is now a family... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent two nights on the island with our two boys ages 8 and 11. We all enjoyed the stay and the flight. Going to the island is adventure. The rooms are best described as rustic but appropriate for the environment. We literally used the rooms as a place sleep since there were enough activities to keep the boys happy... More 

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Panama City, Panama
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7 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We'd been to the Pearl Island before (Contadora and Saboga), but the island of San Jose feels like somewhere else entirely - a private oasis just a 30 minute flight from Panama city. The island is huge compared with Contadora, and there is only one hotel, so the whole island is basically yours. The hotel will arrange a boat or... More 

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Green Bay WI
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We spends 4 days at HDM. The property is kept up with lots of plants and fun birds Got great pictures of Lucas who loves to drink wine. The only person that spoke English was manager Marissa which she did a great job helping us plan our days Food was good and portions way too big. The beach was beautiful... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The wildlife here is amazing. I was in awe of the birds. A toucan joined us for lunch. He flew right to our table and an iguana roamed around by the pool as I relaxed on a hammmock. Our junior suite was clean and air conditioned and had great views with a fabulous balcony. It felt very private. Some of... More 

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Surrey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Private, beautiful and good food. Magnificent beach, all you could ask for and more. The facility although showing it's age a little is very well maintained. The only noise disruption came from the tropical birds as they fed. Truly a treat. The staff was helpful and any issues with language was patiently worked out.

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

An excellent and unforgettable experience on a private island of Panama. Beautiful bungalows with an amazing view. Very good restaurant. We have spent few days in this paradise with my husband, we were the only guests during this period. The private island only for us..... Unforgettable..... It is definitely the place to visit at least once in a life.... The... More 

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panama city, panama
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I stayed two nights for an anniversary weekend. The rooms are overlooking the water in most cases. The beach is just down the walkway, with several beaches only a kayak away, white sand and blue blue water. The food is amazing, try the champagne scallops...WOW!!! Beautiful parrots are flying around and a toucan named Lucas comes to visit and will... More 

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Santa Monica, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

perfect white sand beach, crystal clear water, dirt road runway, and hardly any other travelers. that's paradise! it felt like we had the island to ourselves! only caveat, the food was not quite as great as the prices suggest, and there is no stated laundry facility. But we would return in a heartbeat!!

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