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Garden of Eden Inn

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Private island near Isla Solarte in Bocas del Toro Panama | Private Island, in Bahia Honda, Isla Solarte, Panama
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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San Diego, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So if you read the review before mine you will just have to know that the people must be nuts. They have two very delightful dogs and Dave and sue are amazing. The food that Miguel cooks is out of this world and while Solarte is calm it is only 10 minutes from bocas. This is a wonderful place and... More 

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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Only stay if you like Roaches big enough the help with your bags, Dog Poop on the walk ways, growling dogs when you walk to the restaurant to eat. and a good electrical shock when you open the cooler to get a drink. along with refusing to refund for the nights you do not stay.

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GardenofEdenBocas, Owner at Garden of Eden Inn, responded to this review

Life off the grid at our bed and Breakfast offers a unique stay for those wanting to experience eco-tourism in the tropics. However, being next to the ocean with the high humidity and salt, corrosion does happen and once again we apologize that the refrigerator was acting up and was not detected by the staff in time for immediate correction.... More 

London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

If you are not into the busy life of Bocas, this is definitely the place to stay. It is a secluded paradise set in its own tropical garden on the waterfront. Accommodation is limited, but as a result one gets to know the other guests and the staff quiet well. Eating is communal and Miguel, the chef, provides meals far... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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40 reviews 40 reviews
15 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Staying here will easily be the highlight of your experience when visiting the Bocas Del Toro area. Staff are fantastic and will make you feel at home. The chef is talented - good enough that we cancelled our dinner reservations in Bocas town. Some things to be aware of: -Don't expect unlimited hot water for your morning shower -There is... More 

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Toronto, Ontario
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 hotel reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We stayed for a few nights at New Year and had a super experience. Host Sue and Dave are gracious and attentive, but not in-your-face. Ask them for local recommendations, or a boat ride to Red Frog beach or Bocas Town, or whatever. Sometimes you don't even need to ask. I got a bit of sunburn and Sue offered to... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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173 reviews 173 reviews
55 hotel reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015 via mobile

We stayed for 3 nights at this hotel and loved it. The hotel is really small, 3 bedrooms, and we stayed in the separate 2 beds lodge. All 3 rooms have balconies with great views. The pool was relaxing and we loved canoeing in the quiet waters surrounding the island. The food and service provided was excellent. The peaceful Inn... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 via mobile

Not to much to say : if you are looking for the perfect place to spend your holidays in complete relax, excellent food from the chef Miguel, support and help from the owner Su and David, you have to go and enjoy this peaceful spot in the middle of the Caribbean. Room are perfect, romantic atmosphere and special views. We... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
27 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

We had so much fun during our 3 nights stay at this fabulous small Inn. The boat ride from Bocas to the island was exciting, and arriving at the dock with the owner welcoming us accompanied with a member of staff (the volunteers) and cute dogs put a big smile on our faces. Sue (the other owner) was a great... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I stayed at the Garden of Eden with a friend for New Year 2014/2015 and I am going to struggle to find the words to describe just how relaxing and special our 4 nights on the tiny island were. From the second we arrived Sue, Dave, the volunteers and the dogs made us feel very welcome and we quickly got... More 

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New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I continue to rave to all who will listen about our wonderful experience hosted by David & Susan at the Garden of Eden. As I smother family and friends with photos of island beauty, I gush about the exceptional hospitality we were shown on this lost parcel of tropical paradise. To say we were bathed in relaxation would be a... More 

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