We visited Popa Paradise the first weekend in May and had a fantastic time there. Popa Paradise is an all-inclusive resort on an sparsely populated Island. The hotel managers Dillon and Darion make certain that everyone feels welcomed and are extremely personable and entertaining. We started our journey to the island following a torrential downpour at the dock, delaying the trip about 40 minutes, and then took the boat ride to the island, wondering what we had gotten ourselves into, as the boat drove through nothing but mangrones and by seemingly undeveloped islands. Then the boat took a sharp turn and the dock and gorgeous becah came into view. We followed the captain up a paved path to check-in where we were greeted at the door with fresh coconut drinks with a tropical flower in them. Since we came in the off-season, we were upgraded to a casita. The Casita was absolutely charming with all the creature comforts of home (AC if you want it, a fan, a TV, a little fridge, satellite, internet, etc). The deck had a fantastic view of the Jungle, and a couple comfy chairs to relax in. The food was absolutely amazing. Breakfast offered both continental spread, as well as hot food cooked to order. We always had a wide variety of things to choose from for both lunch and dinner and every meal was spot-on. The Wine bar had an excellent selection of wines to choose from, and teh swim-up bar was well stocked. If we were hungry for a snack, the staff was also happy to make up somthing to nosh on. The grounds are just beautiful with pineapple plants, tropical flowers, palm trees dispersed heavily amongst the landscape. Tours are available with their on-site guide and I reccomend taking a few. We did the zipline tour at Red Frog Beach and had a blast, and we also spent a day in Bocas browsing amongst the shops. I spent most of my time by the pool, which was paradise on earth, perfect temp, a swim up bar, quiet and relaxing, with comfy lounges surrounding it. We stayed for 4 nights and I'm still dreaming of a return trip.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Popa Paradise Beach Resort is located on a stunning island called Isla Popa in the Bocas del Toro archipelago. off the Panamanian coast in the Caribbean Sea. We are located about 30 minutes away from Bocas del Toro by boat. Stay with us for an unforgettable vacation where you can relax, snorkel in beautiful clear water and visit the amazing outer islands. Our chef Darion creates a spectacular, tasty, unique and healthy menu and can cater to vegetarians and vegans which is all included in our all inclusive rate. We have a large range of activities and excursions from diving, fishing, zip lines to the spectacular Zapatilla islands marine park or simply relax by our swimming pool and enjoy a Popa Paradise cocktail at our swim up bar, enjoy a massage on the spa or take a walk on one of our stunning beaches. Our new beach bar and restaurant "Rosie's" is great for cool drinks on the beach all day and at night beach BBQs, bonfires, live music and fire dancing under the stars. Our dedicated team of professionals will take care of your every need and ensure you have a memorable stay at our boutique resort. We look forward to meeting you at Popa Paradise - barefoot luxury in paradise! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Popa Paradise Beach Hotel Isla Popa
- Popa Paradise Beach Isla