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Dolphin Bay Hideaway

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05/23/2017 05/24/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Passau, Germany
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for three nights at the Dolphin Bay hideaway with our son (5) and enjoyed it very much! Brian and Amy are wonderful hosts, and manage to make you feel as a part of the family. In the evenings, all guests enjoy dinner together at the beautiful porch and have time to chat, relax, and get to know each...

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Winterthur, Switzerland
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the possibility to stay a fiew nights in the beautiful resort. Amy, Brian and the hideaway team did every day an absolute fantastic job. Beside the delicious food and the very nice an clean resort we got an awesome gardentour where we saw amazing floran and fauna.

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East Marion, New York
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We watched Brian and Amy on HGTV in their search for the perfect accomodation in Bocas Del Toro. We loved the property they purchased and felt we had to go there and we loved it. We picked the Sunrise Room, but be aware of no see ums in the early morning and dusk. Freshly prepared breakfast and dinner on the...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Brian and Amy couldn't have been more helpful on our 2 night trip to Dolphin Bay Hideaway! The views were incredible, the hosts lovely and the food delicious!! Amy always made sure we had more than enough tasty food- catering for everyone with a lovely sit down meal in the evening. Try the tacos and pizza restaurants across the bay...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had the pleasure of spending two nights at this incredibly beautiful resort with our friends. All of us, had an amazing time--wonderful hospitality, breath-taking view, beautiful rooms, and delicious meals. The entire experience was lovely. We would recommend Dolphin Bay Hideway without reservation. Brian and company were there for us whenever we needed anything!

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

Thanks Mary for taking the time for this complimentary review. The title "Perfect Hideaway" is what we are attempting every day, so the whole team is pleased we delivered for all of you. It was especially enjoyable that you, as neighbors from the Pacific side, all chose to spend your "getaway" time with us here at DBH. Thanks for being...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After getting married in Playa Bonita and beginning our honeymoon sailing for four days through the San Blas islands, my husband Steve and I spent the final leg of our Panama trip at Dolphin Bay Hideaway in Bocas del Toro. We stayed in the Sunrise Room, at the entrance away from the main lodge, which is on a dock over...

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

Congrats again on your wedding and we hope your years together bring you many more celebrations in Panama and with us here. The DBH team always aims for the ultimate travel experience - so to receive this tremendous response from you is appreciated by us all. Thanks for choosing Dolphin Bay Hideaway for this special occasion and for being incredibly...

canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent two nights at Dolphin Bay Hideaway as part of a four day Bocas del Toro leg of our trip. We stayed in the Bay Room, which was large, clean, and had a comfortable bed. The highlight of the property, though, is the beautiful verandah area where you can lounge on comfortable furniture and hammocks, and enjoy the view....

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

The entire team at DBH is so pleased you had a fantastic experience. We understand you both work very hard for vacation time and budget, so spending it with us is truly appreciated. Going over to the school is often a guest highlight when it's open. Thanks for your generosity and spending time with the children - it was obvious...

Kelowna
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dolphin Bay was one of our favorite spots in Bocas! Brian and Amy are amazing and fun hosts and Amy makes an amazing margarita and yummy sangria ! The food, hospitality and property are worth every penny! Hugs to Nathalie from Mike! We will post pictures when we solve our computer issues! p.s. a couple of teeeeeny things - wear...

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

Thank you Cyndi and Mike for visiting the Hideaway and for this strong review. Drinks! Yes, while the food here often gets the attention, your comments on the delicious drinks are well received by the team. We are especially glad that you both saw high value in staying with us, even through some No-See-Um interaction (good advice as well for...

Hagerstown, Maryland, United States
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had a wonderful stay at Dolphin Bay. It is a beautiful oasis in the jungle. Our spacious room was beautifully appointed with a view of the bay and a wonderful breeze through the open doors. The lodge has a fabulous porch with a spectacular view. We loved the food prepared for us. Their cook A.J. prepared meals that featured...

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

Hi Sally and Charles - we appreciate very much your kind review. We have many, many interesting people come through the Hideaway, but to have 2 professors sharing so much knowledge - we were the ones asking the millions of questions! It was awesome snorkeling while you were here, that's for sure. Dolphin Bay is a snorkeling paradise (don't tell...

Longmont, Colorado
Reviewed March 25, 2017

Nice quiet resort located a 20 minute boat ride from Bocas Del Toro town. The grounds are a beautiful garden with lots of birds and frogs right on the grounds. The food was excellent and Brian was a very helpful host. We decided to do the Green Acres Chocolate Farm tour one afternoon while we stayed at Dolphin Bay. What...

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

Thank you Steve and Wendy for your comments on DBH - very much appreciated. It was awesome hearing about your exciting adventure getting here and all the very cool traveling you accomplish. Green Acres continues to be a guest favorite - we can't say enough about the great tour and experience Robert and Julie provide. Thanks for highlighting that activity,...

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Amenities

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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Additional Information about Dolphin Bay Hideaway

Address: Avenida Sur | Dolphin Bay, Isla San Cristobal 888 888, Panama
Location: Panama > Bocas del Toro Province > Isla San Cristobal
Price Range: $189 - $214 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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Dolphin Bay Hideaway Hotel Isla San Cristobal
Dolphin Bay Hideaway Panama/Bocas Del Toro - Isla San Cristobal
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See which rooms travelers prefer

“The bay room is large and has an excellent view”
tobiasluetolf, 1 week ago | Read review
“Room views are on their website”
bdweave02, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“Sunrise Room is perfect for couples”
R9301HQcarries, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“Top floor has the nicest views!”
CyndiD689, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“Chose the garden room if you're a couple looking for more privacy”
amberf448, Mar 9, 2017 | Read review
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