This resort is on a small island surrounded by mangroves. It may be a great place for some people. It was not great for me as I was one of those unfortunate tourists the critters (chitras ) seemed to love feasting on. I forgot to ask some very crucial questions before going. Netting over beds and windows that don't seal are no protection against these sand fleas. It can indeed make a holiday very miserable. It is also difficult to enjoy an Eco resort if you have to keep your windows closed between dusk and dawn or run inside at dusk every day. I do not recommend this place for a long stay....just too isolated, too little to do. A few days at most would suffice. 40$ for a round trip for 2 to town ....to get supplies or have a bite to eat , ads up quickly.
Not my dream vacation.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Starfish Reef, a Small Caribbean Island Resort and beautiful bature retreat, claims beautiful ocean & mountain views from all 10 hillside Villa rooms, Jungle hiking trails in hill & valley topography, a colorful coral reef, a palm fringed white sand beach, and sand bar rimmed salt water swimming lagoon. All of this amidst a working Cacao (chocolate) plantation interspersed with many mango, coconut, papaya + trees. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Starfish Reef Hotel Bocas Del Toro Province