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“Paradise in Panama” 5 of 5 stars
Review of De la Luna Resort

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N9. 08 W82. 10, Isla Loma Partida, Panama   |  
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Tucson, Arizona
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Paradise in Panama”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

My wife and I spent an incredible three nights at De La Luna in September 2012. It is a tropical paradise and Michelle is an amazing hostess. We stayed in Casa Saraso on the crystal clear water. What a fantastic way to wake up every morning! We spent our days reading, lounging in the hammocks, snorkeling/swimming in the Laguna and playing with Jewells, the resident monkey.
The only thing better than the accommodations was the food. Simply amazing and some of the best meals we have had anywhere. Local, fresh ingredients abound! I cannot recommend De La Luna highly enough for a relaxing getaway in paradise.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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mantamamma, Owner at De la Luna Resort, responded to this review, January 15, 2013
Thank you so much for your kind review. We are really pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and hope you return again! Our staff as well as our resident monkey took an instant liking to the two of you!
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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English first
Fort Myers, Florida, United States
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

De La Luna Resort...dubbed "The Jewel Of Isla Loma Partida" is truly deserving od it's title!
A most beautiful retreat where you can re-connect with yourself.
Quiet yet exciting at all times. You can choose from a variety of activities including hiking the jungle trails, snorkeling the beautiful coral reefs, which BTW, are just outside your hut's door, paddling the shoreline in an authentic Ngobe dugout canoe, dance with fire OR lounge in your own personal hammock while watching the eagle rays breech the clear waters of the bay.
My only difficult decision of the whole trip was which of the 5 huts I wanted to sleep in for the night.
The food was delicious and meals were planned around the ingredients provided by the sea and the resort's fertile soil. Oh, and I should mention that there was ALWAYS cold adult beverages available!!
Michelle, the resort's reigning queen, is part of the magical experience at De La Luna Resort. She tends to her guests as if they were her loving family.
I can't wait to return!!

Room Tip: Cool breezes at night while sleeping in Casa Saraso along with the soothing sounds of water. The jun...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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mantamamma, Owner at De la Luna Resort, responded to this review, February 17, 2013
Thank you so much for your great review...we enjoyed your visit and hope you will return to visit with us again. Maybe another Vertical Mudder hiking excursion?
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Montreal, Canada
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

Located 30 minutes away from Bocas town on the quiet and secluded island of Loma Partida - home to a Ngobe community - De la luna is a great place for a romantic getaway. My girlfriend and I stayed there for 3 nights in July 2012 and we wished we could have stayed longer! De la luna has 5 different accomodations spread out across the property, including Casa Saraso (right above the water - this is where we stayed) and Casa Colibri (which can sleep up to 8 people). However, there is only one group at a time, whihch means that if you book a room for one night, you will automatically have the whole hotel for yourself (at least that's how it worked during our stay and I don't thing this will change in the near future). The hotel doubles up as an organic farm, so the food is really healthy and tasty (fresh bananas, pineapples, yucca, guavas, otoi, coconuts, cacao etc, etc, etc...)! Every accomodation has stunning views on the bay and Volcan Baru. The hotel is well equipped with snorkelling gear, cayuco (traditional Indian canoe), board games, books etc... It is also VERY safe, since the place is for yourself and the staff is so reliable. You can also book a trip to the nearby islands (Cayo Zapatillas, Cayo del Agua etc...) for a decent price. Or you can just enjoy the quiet atmosphere and the hammocks overlooking the bay. There are two nice coral reefs about 50 meters from the hotel with colorful fish and coral (the water is very clear) and you can also hike in the jungle that sprawls behing De la luna. Michelle - the owner - is a delightful and patient hostess: she did all that she could to make us feel at home and I have to admit that she did a very good job at it! She is also a wonderful cook (make sure to try the stuffed fish and the veggie lasagna) and a remarkable brewer (she brews her very own organic cacao beer and organic cacao liquor)! We had a great time talking to staff members Romeldo, Senia and Erasmo, about the Ngobe culture. If you like wild animals, De la luna is a great place to spot monkeys, humming-birds, sting rays etc... There are even ocelots living in the jungle behind Casa Colibri! All in all, I highly recommend De la luna for a romantic getaway or for a family vacation.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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mantamamma, General Manager at De la Luna Resort, responded to this review, January 15, 2013
Thank you for your wonderful review! My staff and I enjoyed meeting you and getting to know you while you were here at De la Luna Resort. I hope you come see us again!
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Praia de Pipa, RN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2012

De La Luna Resort takes your breath away as soon as you pull up to the docks. The gorgeous landscape, the local flare and organic living is something to be seen. Michelle is an amazing host that will make you feel right at home in one of her eco-friendly accommodations.

Be sure to ask for her special batch of "Witches Brew" beer that is made on site.

Looking forward to seeing you again, Michelle.

Love the UNSTOPPABLE FAMILY

Room Tip: We are fans of the room on the dock over the sea. Gorgeous views, sounds and you can jump right of...
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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mantamamma, Owner at De la Luna Resort, responded to this review, January 15, 2013
Many thanks for your kind words and wonderful review! We are pleased to have you as guests here at De la Luna Resort, and hope to see you here again in the future!
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Charlotte, North Carolina
2 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2012

This was absolutely the best tropical vacation ever. The food was wonderful and the accomodations were absolutely fantastic. The owner, Michelle has made her eco-friendly resort a whimsical exotic treasure in the jungle. Wonderful day trips to meet new people and enjoy the local atmosphere but plenty of privacy and tranquility if that is what you want. Highly recommended.

Room Tip: All rooms are fantastic
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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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mantamamma, Owner at De la Luna Resort, responded to this review, January 15, 2013
What a pleasure to read such a nice review! Thank you very much for your kind words. It was our pleasure having you here, and we hope you come again soon!
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Bocas del Toro
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2012

40mins away from Isla Colon, on a stunning boat trip through vast and tranquil Ngobe waters and mangroves stands Loma Partida. Serene vistas and calm are excited by the bizarrity that is de la Luna.

It's a frank juxtaposition to the norm here and a great and unique experience to meet and be hosted by the local Ngobe residents. When I was there it was entirely staffed by locals and seems to provide a lot to the community, and what makes such a bizarre paradox is that this island is home to it's own micro-brewery and liquer-infusing. This area seriously has nothing else around it's sparsely occupied, the resort is in the jungle and has farm animals running-free but then there's this really impressive craft cacao flavoured beer that's unlike anything you can possibly find in Panama and it's on a small remote Bocas island!

The place flaunts some fantastic thatch roofs and cute private huts. Good food, wild animals, capuchin monkeys, cocktails and beer, a place that's trying to do everything and does a good effort in executing all of it. At a hazard of spreading itself to thinnly it manages to hold itself together by making their own produce and products and I must respect their effort on all accounts. I didn't dine here, but I did have an awesome tamale and I tried their own infused banana liquer and tamarind cocktail and was well-worth my $5. It all seems home-made and responsibly sourced it's ethical and unheard of so check it out!

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about De la Luna Resort

Address: N9. 08 W82. 10, Isla Loma Partida, Panama
Location: Panama > Bocas del Toro Province > Isla Loma Partida
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Isla Loma Partida
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
De la Luna is an organic sustainable living resort employing local Ngobe Indians renown for their gentle nature and hospitality. We offer five, thatched-roof bungalows with private bathrooms, hot water showers and toilets, restaurant and bar. Four water front bungalows, one jungle bungalow. All meals are prepared with seasonal organically grown produce, meats, and seafood harvested locally from our farm and local Ngobe Indian fishermen. All packages include use of resort amenities, including snorkeling equipment for the reefs in front of De la Luna, swimming,dug-out canoes, jungle hikes, and spear fishing. We offer unique tours operated in the Ngobe comarca, including isolated beaches, snorkeling, and Ngobe Indian family village visits. Package prices include cost of lodging, meals, and transportation. Traffic limited to dug out canoes. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
De La Luna Resort Panama/Bocas Del Toro - Isla Loma Partida

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