When planning our month long trip through Panama we though it would be good to spend a couple of days at the end of the trip at a place with a pool and reasonably close to the airport. We looked around on various websites in seach of such a place and found Coconut Lodge.
I told Nancy at some point during our stay that we "saved the best for last" - it wasn't a lie. From the moment we met Melissa (Nancy and Mike's daughter) who was our ride from Panama to Coconut Lodge, we felt at home. Our room (Cafe con Leche) was immaculate and spacious. It opened out to porch/deck that overlooked the pool and garden, we think there were four other rooms on site at this great house.
We can't say enough about the grounds and the vision of the Mike and Nancy in turning this space into the oasis that it is. The meals, prepared by Chef Mike each were amazing. One of the great parts about traveling is the other people you meet and the other guests at Coconut Lodge did not disappoint. At dinner on our final night, we sat with two other couples who were all departing the next day for Belgium and Equador and us, to the US. How great is that?
My wife summed in up best, she described staying with Mike and Nancy as "staying at the home of relatives, you know, the ones you like".
Their generorsity and attention to detail with their guests, made it our best stay during our time in Panama (30 days), it was hard to leave.