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Playa Bluff Road Island Plantation is located 8km/6 miles from the town center of Bocas on the main Island, Bluff Beach, Isla Colon Panama
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Intimate beach resort located on one of Bocas' most gorgeous and unspoiled beaches in front of the warm Caribbean ocean with a lush jungle backdrop, just 20 minutes by car from Bocas Town on the main island. Island Plantation offers Deluxe-King and Twin rooms with Bali-style bathrooms and terraces all surrounding our tiled, in-ground pool ad all with beach views, on-site fine dining restaurant, Italian Pizza restaurant and the famous Beach Bar RIGHT ON THE BEACH, shuttle, and an ocean view jungle yoga platform with stunning views of the sea and jungle.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Free breakfast
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Ocean view
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My wife and I stayed here for a few nights while working our way through the different islands of Bocas del Toro, everything about our stay here was outstanding. Agustin greeted us upon arrival. checked us in, gave us a tour of the entire property and was always available for anything we needed. His customer service and attention to detail was much appreciated. The grounds and property are beautiful and well maintained. The beach was perfect for long walks on beautiful sand and quick swims in between some incredible waves. We stayed in one of the Luxury Beachfront Suites named Jasmine which was an AMAZING space. No A/C necessary, cool breezes and cool ocean sounds all night long - we both slept like babies every night. Great breakfast in the restaurant every morning, great bar and drinks at the beach, the hand tossed brick oven pizza we had every afternoon as a snack before dinner was delicious and the service from everyone all around at Island Plantation was five stars. We also appreciated the location as there's a few great restaurants within easy walking distance of the resort for anyone who wants to venture out for dinner a night or two and check out something local and different. Also worth mentioning is all of the cool frogs, birds and wildlife here, it's the perfect combination of jungle and beach. We highly recommend Island Plantation, we couldn't imagine anyone having anything less than an outstanding experience here!
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Hotel very expensive and very bad value for money about an average of 220 Us taxes included Very difficult to reach, not a road only a jungle track very bumpy and unreachable during heavy rainy season No regular bus route Taxi ride from 15 Us during the day to 25 Us or more during the night (some taxis even refuse to go there) For all your activities like boat rides, (the most interesting activity in the Island) or go to a lobster restaurant you must add up about 40 Us taxi ride, and loose an hour trip time The hotel itself is in a nice surrounding but no AC, only a fan , so you have the choice, you don’t sleep with fan noise or a room too hot Bad protection against mosquitos If you don’t want to go to the city, the hotel restaurant is expensive with very basic food It is supposed to be a beach hotel, but the sea is too rough to swim, Not much to do swimming pool, or walking in the jungle with venomous snakes The hotel has no protection at night I came back at night and the gate was closed, I was given a key which did not work, I just pushed a little on the main gate which opened widely The person at reception was very arrogant. When you arrive they take a print of your credit card, I asked him to send me a mail that everything was paid he said he would do it as “I have only one word” I am still waiting I had to cancel my card to be sure it would not be misused You can find better hotels, cheaper , with AC and sea view in other parts of the island
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The staff were all excellent, from checkin to checkout. This was our 5th accommodation on our trip in Panama and we were ready to stay and relax in one spot for 5 days. Island Plantation was perfect for this. We had all our meals in the restaurant and each was satisfying. Coffee and fresh fruit was also available in the morning at a self service area along with menu items. Lunch items were served at the Bom Bom Beach restaurant. The pool was perfect when the surf was too strong. We stayed in a beach front bungalow. Beds were comfortable, rooms very clean, great shower and bathroom. No AC but fans kept the room decent for sleeping along with breeze from the ocean. Also communication prior to checkin with Herolf was excellent, he provided advise and responded to all our questions promptly. Remember this is not an all inclusive resort. This is an eco property and is in an area where nature is still number 1. For us that along with the staff is what made it so good.
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My wife and I stayed 4 days here a couple of weeks back inbetween our trip to Panama City. What an awesome place. It's a ways out of town making it a great spot to get away and relax. The owner and his staff were all very pleasant and helpful. It has a nice, uncrowded pool that we mostly had to ourselves. It was so peacfull. It's so peaceful that we had Sloths in the trees our entire stay. The beach bar was super fun with a great atmosphere and awesome drinks. We met several nice travelers there from around the world. The food at the restaurant was excellent with a fantastic dinner special each night and the wood burning pizza oven produced some fine tasting,easy meals. The included breakfast was not just a standard hotel buffet. It was a close to gourmet meal that you could order off of the menu. I recommend making the walk up the hill to the platform. What a great view and just another great spot to sit and relax. Make sure to walk the jungle trail at the end of the road also. If being away from it all and you enjoy being in a natural setting, this is the place.
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My wife and I spent 4 days at Island Planation in January and had an incredible stay. Harold and Chris the owners were fantastic hosts and super helpful. I injured myself right before arriving and Chris was great with where to get medical help and supplies in the area. The restaurant on site was great, top notch service and very good food. Loved the Plantation and the beach bar, hoping to go back as soon as possible.
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Response from R7198NOchristopherb, Owner at Island Plantation
Responded Feb 18, 2020
Dear GregsD1753QX, Good morning and sunny greetings from Island Plantation! First, thank you so much for your stay with us as well as taking the time to tell the TA community about your experience at Island Plantation! We are so happy you enjoyed your stay, our restaurants and our fun beach bar. Of course it was my pleasure to assist you with your medical issues as we truly wanted you to have a fun and safe time during your stay. We know what a bummer it is to become ill or injured just before coming on holiday and we are so glad you were able to make the best of it. I hope you are 100% healed and we so look forward to seeing you again here at IP! Sincerely, Christopher- Owner Island Plantation
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PanamaBocas del Toro ProvinceIsla ColonBluff Beach
NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
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Frequently Asked Questions about Island Plantation
Which popular attractions are close to Island Plantation?
Nearby attractions include Finca Los Monos Botanical Garden (3.2 miles), Playa Bluff (0.6 miles), and Gypsy Travel Panama (4.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Island Plantation?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Island Plantation?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Island Plantation?
Conveniently located restaurants include The View at Oasis, Azul Restaurant, and Leaf Eaters Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Island Plantation?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Island Plantation have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Island Plantation offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Island Plantation have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.