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Bregenz
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stayed at the Careening Cay Resort for three days. I was really looking forward to it, as I saw the pictures on the Internet. It is a very nice Resort with lovely bungalows (seaside and countryside). They also have a restaurant, which offers fantastic food and the waiters / waitresses were also very nice. BUT sleeping there was DEFINITELY... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We start the trip with a very good welcome, so great. Very nice place, comfortable, perfect for family or couple. Clean and spacious. The owners and the stuff always asking if you are ok. The bar is very good, the food and the drinks. Highly recommended 👌🏼

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Bocas del Toro Province, Panama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

We stayed here for my husband's birthday and had an awesome time. The grounds are full of pretty jungle flowers, it's right over the water (and hence much breezier and cooler than it is in town), you can swim right out front, and the location is perfect (quick $1 water taxi to town, but far enough away to avoid the... More 

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Arvada, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

Welcoming is the word. We flew into Bocas del Toro airport then took a $1/person water taxi to Careening Cay Resort. From the water, you can see the charming, pale blue, over-the-water cabinas. Victoria welcomed us with a beverage from the Cosmic Crab restaurant which is located in front of the property. There, we found an oasis where families and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

Wonderful little cabin over the sea. Clean and practical with good beds. Aircondition and nice big shower. The staff and were helpful and very friendly and strecht the service every day. We had a wonderful time and this place will absolutely be our first choice to stay next time we go to Bocas.

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Salem, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016

Driving 31/2 hours from Boquete and taking two water taxis….is it worth it? Definitely! This well kept and well managed resort is lovely. You can stay at a little green and purple cottage on stilts over the water or in a garden cottage. They are clean and attractive. There is hot water in the showers and the bed is comfortable.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

Over-water bungalow with breakfast for under $100. is absolutely amazing. We had a great time in Bocas and the staff at Careening Cay really helped to make a memorable trip. The food at the Cosmic Crab is fresh, delicious and plentiful. We were there during Carnival and the partying could keep you up with loud music, but the answer is... More 

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CosmicCrab, Guest Relations Manager at Careening Cay Resort, responded to this review

You guys were an absolute joy and I'm so glad you joined us at the Cosmic Crab! Thanks for the great review and I hope to see you in Santa Rosa! :-) --Victoria More 

Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2016

We were planning on staying only a few days in Bocas Del Toro but ended up staying 3 weeks on Isle Carenero. We found a great away called Careening Cay Resort. The resort has ornate individual cottages and bungalows, some right over the water. The rooms are clean, comfortable and tastefully decorated. The owners, Joan and Steve, go out of... More 

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Boquete, Panama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2016

Staying in the over the water rooms at the Cay was a great experience albeit maybe for a younger visitor. The resort owners are warm and welcoming, the rooms are clean and very comfortable. The noise from Bocas town does travel across the water, so nights are loud (not the fault of the resort) and bugs are an issue (bring... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2016

Looking from Bocas Town toward Isla Carenero, we could see the cheery colors of careening cay and the cosmic crab cafe. We hopped in the water taxi and arrived a couple minutes later to the serene setting as we were cheerfully greeted by Victoria, Joan, Steve, and the awesome pups, Mango and Sheeba. We were shown our lovely over the... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Our waterfront paradise is on the island, Isla Carenero. The resort now encompasses 6 1/2 acres of lush, tropical landscaping and over 600 feet of waterfront. Our backyard is verdant rain forest. We sit on a point facing west, which captures the refreshing Caribbean breeze and offers up fabulous sunsets. We are just a two minute boat ride across the bay to Bocas Town. We enjoy the convenience of close proximity to town, yet are removed from the hub hub, noise, pavement, cars and heat, while on our own tropical island.The resort is peaceful and quiet. We have hummingbird feeders throughout. Many different birds, including parrots can be heard singing and conversing in the trees. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Careening Cay Resort

Address: Carenero Island, Panama
Location: Panama > Bocas del Toro Province > Carenero Island
Price Range: $52 - $140 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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Careening Cay Hotel Carenero Island
Careening Cay Resort Panama/Carenero Island, Bocas Del Toro
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