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“A marvelous place to relax” 5 of 5 stars
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Red Frog Beach Island Resort & Spa
4.0 of 5 Villa   |   Bocas del Toro, Isla Bastimentos, Panama   |  
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Panama City, Panama
1 review
“A marvelous place to relax”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2010

We stayed in one of the villas as Red Frog Beach Resort. This is a marvelous place for people who enjoy a littel luxury surrounded by pure nature. It offers exceptional service and hospitality and we enjoyed every minute of our stay.

  • Stayed October 2010, 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Arlington Heights, Illinois, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2010

My wife and I just spent two wonderful weeks in Villa 48 at Red Frog Beach on Isla Bastimentos, Panama. The villa is first class with all the comforts of home. It has a covered wrap-around veranda where we spent much of our time reading and relaxing. It has spectacular views of the ocean complimented by a gentle, ocean breeze. The Red Frog Resort is also surrounded by a dense tropical rain forest and has the best beach in Panama. The concierge, Jacob Rodriguez, provided us with a cell phone so we could call whenever we needed a ride, whether to go down to the beach, or any other attractions, meals, or groceries, etc. that we wanted. He saw to it that we were accommodated in every way. Red Frog has a newly constructed "zip line" tour through the rain forest which I took and found it to be the "ultimate experience" that you must try. The support staff is very friendly and cooperative insuring that your stay is most pleasant. Red Frog is the perfect choice...it is a truly unique & fabulous place!

  • Stayed October 2010, 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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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2010

Just returned from Red Frog Beach and had a wonderful time. We were met at the airport by our conceirge Jacob, who took us to the store to buy a few groceries and we were then off to Red Frog beach, about a 15 minute boat ride to the island .

It really is a very unique experience and the villa was wonderful. The villas are brand new and furnished very nicely with travertine flooring, granite countertops and quality furnishings.

The highlight of the trip was the "Zipline Tour". The staff made it a lot of fun and were reassuring for those of us who were a "bit" nervous at first. The tour included various challenges in addition to the zip lines. We've been on zipline tours in Costa Rica and this was by far, THE best.!

The island is still being developed and a two story restaurant is being built right on the beach.

We highly recommend this resort to those who love the beach and outdoors! Excellent hiking opportunities and long walks on the beach. Golf carts are available for rent if preferred, or you can call your assigned conceirge to pick you up to go to the restaurant or marina. Great staff, very accommodating and friendly. We were celebrating my birthday and my husband worked with the staff to surprise me with a birthday cake. Very memorable trip!

  • Stayed October 2010, 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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Pleasant Grove, UT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2010

Red Frog blew my mind. When we hopped off the boat and got on the golf cart on the way to our villa, we honestly felt like we were traveling through the set of Jurassic Park! Beautiful jungle on all sides, with their famous tree sloths just hanging out overhead. There were two beaches, one with a social scene (Red Frog) and one that was completely deserted and private everyday (Playa Tortuga). We liked the quiet beach, and never saw more than 1 other person on it with us. Beautiful sandy beaches, crystal clear water (bathwater temperature). The villas were more comfortable than my townhouse - powerful A/C and hot water, full kitchen, dining room, living room (w/ flat screen TV), and a private swimming pool. Red Frog had connections with several tours - we did the canopy tour (zip line), dolphin bay tour (saw 30+ dolphin, many came within 10 feet of the boat), deep sea fishing (my favorite, caught an 80lb tuna!!), etc. Everything was in US Dollars, so no conversion to worry about. Beautiful star gazing, great food, I could go on forever. Literally a dream come true. An Island Paradise with the perfect combination of remote getaway and comfortable amenities...

Panama City was a lot of fun as well. Great restaurants, serious shopping (for my wife), and a ton of development underway. The old town ruins were amazing, as well as the canal tour.

  • Stayed September 2010, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2010

So my honey and I wanted some serious R&R, and we'd heard about the Red Frog Villas from a friend. Talk about a hidden gem. You get to Bocca. Take a little boat to the Red Frog dock, and then you're picked up and taken to your amazing little hide away. HEAVENLY. The rooms were so nicely laid out, and the views from our patio were breathtaking. I can't tell you how great it is to be able to kick back and relax in your own pool. Bikini or no bikini? That's not much of a question. The staff were SUPER nice and helped us get everything we needed so we could basically just hang at the villa for 3 days straight. We did the zip lines, and the caving walk (Super fun) and we also spent a lot of time on the Red Frog beach. MIkey the cute bartender is amazing as are all the storie's you'll hear from Joe and Christian, long term islanders who live on the marina. Big kiss to you all!

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Bozeman, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2010

The entire experience I had at Bocas Bound hostel, Red Frog Beach, and Bastimentos Sky canopy tour/zipline was epic! I recommend this destination to anyone! I've been to many canopy tours/zip lines in Costa Rica and the U.S..... Bastimentos Sky is by far the best! The guides are authentic and caring! I took the Red Frog Express from Bocas Town to Isla Bastimentos and booked my stay through "Bocas Bound Jungle Lodge". You can get on the Canopy Tour right from there.... Definitely recommend it, just be prepared because your on an island!!

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2010

Stayed here for 5 nights and didn't want to leave! Bocas Bound is nothing like I've seen before. Talking with the terrific staff, they included me in what the island had to offer. It's more than a basic hostel. I ate at Kayukos at least once a day for their chicken wraps, pork sandwiches, and incredible banana pancakes. The best experience there was the Canopy Tour! The scheduled tours for us and we used the Red Frog Express boat schedule to save money. We hung out a lot on the beach playing sand volleyball while eating huge hamburgers from the beach bar. They have a 2-story restraunt that is under construction right on the coast! We are defintely coming back next year to see how in the world they can improve paradise!

  • Stayed September 2010, 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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Address: Bocas del Toro, Isla Bastimentos, Panama
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Location: Panama > Bocas del Toro Province > Isla Bastimentos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 15 Specialty Lodging in Isla Bastimentos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Red Frog Beach Island Resort & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Red Frog Beach offers upscale villas to rent with private pools and so much adventure to enjoy on Isla Bastimentos. If you like nice beaches and exploring jungle--this is the perfect place. Two restaurants, 4 beaches, Zipline, surfing, snorkeling, hiking, sailing and famous cave tour. ... more   less 
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