We had our first family reunion in Bocas and we rented the bluff retreat property for a big crazy family. Before the trip I was very concern with the idea of having two different families (that never met before) living together in a property… but for the surprise of everyone there, we all had the best time ever together. A big part of that success was that the property is amazing. Everything about the property was fantastic. The house is really beautiful, it is located away from town so you can experience the jungle lifestyle and the best beach in all Bocas is just steps in front of the house. It is a very long white sand beach perfect for a nice morning/ afternoon beach walk. When the waves are big is dangerous to swim because there is a big shore break, but we had many flat days that I was in the water with my kids. The swimming pool is big, supper clean and long. Some of us are surfers and we had some great surfing days at Punch Beach. We went with the bicycles and our surfboards to the surf spot (fun 10 minutes ride). The house has a big kitchen and we were cooking all the time our fresh fish that some of us were caching spare fishing. There are some cool places to fish close to the property.
Just the energy of that property is so relaxing that at the end of my trip I just didn’t feel leaving the property anymore. My day were so good and so relaxing there, that there was no reason to get out of the area. Some of those relaxing days we did some yoga on the deck overlooking the jungle and the ocean. I already miss it!
The hospitality of Ron and Cristina was very nice. They were having breakfast with us every morning. Liduvina is the cleaning lady and she was the one that prepared the breakfast and kept the house clean everyday. She is great!
The only detail is that the deck is not very safe for kids. I have a small baby and we had to have an eye on her 24 hours a day. I mention that to Ron and maybe he will make some changes.
Don’t miss going out on Fridays and Saturdays night, to dance at Barco Hundido in Bocas town. Really fun… and practice your Salsa moves before your trip!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Bluff Beach Retreat. Our 4 acre property is located directly on Bluff Beach, Isla Colon, in the Bocas del Toro archipelago of Panama, Panama - with miles of secluded sandy beach for you to enjoy. It is a short walk from the steps of our three homes - the Beach House - Las Palmas & La Pina Casitas to spectacular Bluff Beach. Our new 65 foot Pool & Terraza is now completed. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Bluff Beach Retreat Hotel Bocas Town
- Bluff Beach Retreat Panama/Bocas Del Toro - Isla Colon