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Dolphin Bay Hideaway

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barcelona
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13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's a lovely place run by lovely people. Brian, Amy and the staff make your stay a pleasure. They make you feel as if you were one more of their family, as if you belonged to Dolphin Bay Hideaway. But keeping your own privacy there. The place is made and kept with love. We had the opportunity to see dolphins... More 

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DolphinBayHideaway, Owner at Dolphin Bay Hideaway, responded to this review

Thanks Angi to you and your whole family for staying with us and for the very thoughtful review. The team does focus on generating an environment that is family friendly and a "home away from home". It was so great to learn more about Barcelona, Spain, Europe and all you shared with us. We do hope you return as a... More 

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24 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

After travelling around Costa Rica and staying in Bocas town for a few nights we are so glad we headed out here to stay to finish our time away. The hideaway is a beautiful and peaceful accommodation option which is certainly a contrast to the mayhem of Bocas town. The snorkelling, paddle boarding and kayaking around the quiet and peaceful... More 

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DolphinBayHideaway, Owner at Dolphin Bay Hideaway, responded to this review

Thank you both, Gareth for posting this fantastic review. We know you booked your trip fairly last minute and took a bit of a chance on Bocas so we are genuinely so pleased you have great memories, especially for your Honeymoon. The entire Hideaway team appreciates your very kind words - and yes, we do try to generate an atmosphere... More 

Stuttgart, Germany
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016

Need to relax? Take a nap in a hammock on sunrise deck or watch the birds and dolphins Like activity? Step on the board and discover the bay paddling. Bryan will guide you to the best snorkeling spots in the bay and captain Natalie is dolphins' best friend. There's so much to discover and see. Hungry? Amy and her local... More 

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DolphinBayHideaway, Owner at Dolphin Bay Hideaway, responded to this review

Thanks Steffi for coming with Uli to enjoy your "pre-honeymoon" with us at the Hideaway. We appreciate you noting quite correctly that Nathaly is the best captain and that Amy and the crew are always preparing incredible meals. Of course you both were enjoying everything about the Hideaway, even with some rain, so we are so glad you made some... More 

Switzerland
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016

We fell in love with this beautiful place and felt very much at home from the first moment there! Amy and Brian are lovely hosts, who care for everything. THE FOOD - excellent and exactely the way we like it most: very fresh, everything homemade, colourful, healthy and so tasty (many thanks to Amy and JA for their passion :-))... More 

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DolphinBayHideaway, Owner at Dolphin Bay Hideaway, responded to this review

We are all extremely pleased with any review that begins with "Best place" because we know your family trips and time together are so valuable. It brings great joy that the team delivered in our efforts to enable experiences you won't forget. Thanks for this really thoughtful review. We are so glad you enjoyed the great food, the activities and... More 

Nebraska
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

What a wonderful week with family and friends. The accommodations, service, and activities were beyond expectations. The staff was over the top and we created lasted memories with them. Brian and Amy helped us balance our quest for adventure with the comforts of being at an exclusive resort. The views were amazing and we saw dolphins in the bay every... More 

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DolphinBayHideaway, Owner at Dolphin Bay Hideaway, responded to this review

Awesome! Thanks Eric for this exceptional review. It was such a pleasure to have you, your family and friends at the Hideaway. The team understands that you all work very hard for time and money to have family vacations; thus, we strive to deliver an environment and experience that result in "my kids will remember the trip forever". We enjoyed... More 

Brussels, Belgium
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

We (two couples, one child) had an unforgettable time at Dolphin Bay Hideaway. The hosts Amy and Brian provided us with a high level of friendly welcome and great hospitality. We benefited from their huge knowledge on local flora, fauna and sealife. They also gave excellent advises on outdoor activities that ended up in memorable excursions on beautiful beaches. The... More 

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DolphinBayHideaway, Owner at Dolphin Bay Hideaway, responded to this review

Many thanks for this very kind review. Your entire family was so gracious to the entire staff and we indeed enjoy such enthusiasm for the flora and fauna of incredible Bocas del Toro and Dolphin Bay. You're right - the beaches are indeed beautiful and we are thrilled your family has memories to share well into the future. The Hideaway... More 

Denver, Colorado
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

Our favorite spot in Panama! The sunrise room on the water was the perfect spot. It was so nice to look out from our bed and see the water. Loved the outdoor shower too. Amy and Brian are great hosts, ensuring a delightful stay. The beautiful gardens, amazing food (Amy is a great cook), peaceful dinners on the deck, night... More 

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DolphinBayHideaway, Owner at Dolphin Bay Hideaway, responded to this review

It is a real honor for the whole team to be considered your favorite spot in the whole country. Thanks for coming to stay with us and for the thoughtful review. Now you know why we had to build the yoga/exercise pavilion - the amazing food! It was a pleasure to meet you both and we appreciate the work you... More 

Gothenburg, Sweden
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

The exprience of staying at dolphinbay was unforgetable. The owners made us feel at home from the moment we got there. We booked the sunrise room. -perfect location in front of the water -nice outdoor shower. -clean -private -comfortable beds -paddel boards and kayaks -amazing sunrise views Food -big portions -delicious dishes -variated menu -genuine ingrediens -very fresh Staff &... More 

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DolphinBayHideaway, Owner at Dolphin Bay Hideaway, responded to this review

So cool to hear back from you David and Malin. We know we were just a small piece of your longer journey throughout not only the Bocas area but Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Guatemala and others (sorry, I can't remember all of your destinations). What a trip that must have been - and for us to be among the most memorable... More 

Durham, Connecticut
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21 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

My husband and two grown children arrived at Bocas in March and were able to connect with Brian - corresponding beautifully via "what's app". It was raining when we boarded Brian's boat but we didn't care - the trip to Doplphin Bay was awesome: squeaking through a "secret" passage through the mangrove - so cool! Upon our arrival, our bags... More 

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DolphinBayHideaway, Owner at Dolphin Bay Hideaway, responded to this review

Thanks to your entire family for coming to stay with us and for this review. You point out some impressive detail ("secret" mangrove passage/geckos chirping/bring a gopro/etc.) that testifies to the enthusiasm you all brought to the Hideaway and Bocas area. Family vacations are a treasure and we know how excited you all were to reunite here at the Hideaway.... More 

New York City, New York
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

We were picked up from Bocas town by the owner Brian, who is so nice and very knowledgable about the area, from there we took a short boat ride to Dolphin Bay. The location of the place is so stunning! Many of the beaches in Bocas are unswimmable but the bay meant that the water right in front of the... More 

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DolphinBayHideaway, Owner at Dolphin Bay Hideaway, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the great review and thanks for visiting us. It was a pleasure hosting and getting to know both of you. It may seem New Yorkers would struggle a bit in this tropical environment, but you are both examples of travelers who relish adventure and the beautiful payoff. Bugs and heat need to be tolerated at... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Babysitting
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Additional Information about Dolphin Bay Hideaway

Address: Dolphin Bay | Bocatorito, Isla San Cristobal 888 888, Panama
Location: Panama > Bocas del Toro Province > Isla San Cristobal
Price Range: $162 - $208 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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Dolphin Bay Hideaway Hotel Isla San Cristobal
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