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Yandup Island Lodge

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
Reviewed January 23, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stayed three nights and are grateful for the experience. The Accommodations - We had an over water cabin, which had extremely comfortable hammocks and a gorgeous view. The queen size bed was comfortable and as expected. The toilet and sink worked properly and met our expectations. The shower was very disappointing, we had both prepared ourselves...

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5Thank Carrielynmichigan
Montevideo, Uruguay
Reviewed January 19, 2016 via mobile

We arrived at the island to find there was a problem with our booking, but the staff were very accomodating and we were lucky that there was still room for us. Meals are simple, but tasty. The twice daily tours were great to get to know the local environment and culture of the Cuna Yala people. Very friendly staff at...

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1Thank Tavis D
London
Reviewed January 12, 2016 via mobile

Just back from possibly the most relaxing three days I've ever had! The accommodation is large but fairly basic, so don't expect luxury, the bed is comfortable, there are hammocks on the veranda, and the sea breeze will keep you cool during the night. The staff are really friendly and attentive, and the food (which consists exclusively of fresh fish...

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1Thank deleadebola
Winchester, Virginia
Reviewed January 9, 2016

My husband and I enjoy traveling. There are so many places in the world to see that we have never considered returning to a previously visited destination -- until now. We loved everything about Yandup Lodge. We were there for 3 days. Excellent value for the price and a very memorable and relaxing experience. I admire what Yandup Lodge is...

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13Thank Gazpacha1973
Olivebridge, New York
Reviewed January 9, 2016

Our thatched hut located over water was something out of Swiss Family Robinson. The lodge is managed by members of the Guna tribe. They are the nicest managers ever. Three meals a day are served. Breakfast is plentiful. The lunch and dinner consist of fresh fish caught earlier the same day. Each day a different activity is planned...tropical beach, Guna...

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1Thank Olivebridge2016
Tucson, Arizona
Reviewed January 8, 2016

This is a very unique place which many people would find fascinating if they are prepared for this adventure. Location is great. Facilities are mediocre. Getting there can be scary if you don't like to fly through the clouds in a very small plane and land on a very tiny runway, after coming through a mountain pass. The "terminal" is...

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3Thank Linda S
Yaiguili A, Owner at Yandup Island Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Linda, Thank you for your comments, they help other guests understand a little bit more about Yandup, as we do not intend to be a luxurious spot (for example, with a spa or fancy amenities). Our goal is to share this amazing piece of land and our culture with every guest. We understand Yandup (and Kuna Yala in general)...

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed January 5, 2016

Beautiful place. The customer service is second to none, absolutely fantastic. The staff will do anything to make sure you have a memorable stay. It is wonderful to see the natives caring for your well being without any fancy uniforms and fake chandeliers. Simple nature beauty and human touch.

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Hasselt, Belgium
Reviewed January 4, 2016

First of all, we certainly don't regret having visited Yandup Island lodge for 2 nights. Yet to make this really a memorable stay, some things should be optimized and better be taken care off. Getting there is the fist part of the aventure: we flew in from Panama Allbright airport. With a 12 seater small plane, you'll have a 40minute...

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2Thank MarcMich
Yaiguili A, Owner at Yandup Island Lodge, responded to this review

Hello! We appreciate your comments, they have been very helpful. We are terribly sorry about the mosquito nets, they are easily damaged by the wooden sticks but this is not acceptable and we will change them right away, and will make a point of changing it on a regular basis. About the beach chairs, we can't place more as our...

Espoo, Finland
Reviewed January 1, 2016

We have seen many places, this goes easily to our top-10. Two nights is minimum, but maybe just suitable. Having great books and total relaxation - it was it. Indian village very exciting with the stories and cultural insights. All snorkling trips were great too, nice to see how people live on other islands too. Food was very "frutti-di-mare" and...

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1Thank Jussi H
Gothenburg, Sweden
Reviewed December 27, 2015

This island resort is small and intimate. There are approx. 10 small chalets. They are simple and clean. Some of them are standing on water. Staff is mainly Kuna Indians from the close by community. They are very friendly, bring the guests to close by island, to their community etc. Food is decent – best option is fish and sea-food...

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Yandup Island Lodge is the perfect getaway in the Caribbean of the Kuna Indians, in the San Blas Archipelago. Perfect place to relax in a hammock, enjoy the sea breeze and the sound of the waves and birds. In this private island with coconut palms, surrounded by coral reefs and a small beach you will be treated as kings and queens in one of our six lovely and comfortable cabins in front of the sea. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Yandup Island Lodge

Address: Playon Chico | Kuna Yala, 0838, Panama
Location: Panama > Guna Yala Region > San Blas Islands
Price Range: $120 - $210 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Yandup Island Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
Yandup Island Hotel San Blas Islands
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“I personally wouldn´t spend the extra money for a bungalow on stilts - you are close enough to the water anyway”
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OliverE77, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“Over the water.”
ogfy, Mar 24, 2017 | Read review
“We were there during windy times - I found the on-land cabins nicer than the over the sea ones”
sarahwalk7, Mar 21, 2017 | Read review
“lodge overwater are more silent..less noisy by the see than the other front water”
barbiecu, Feb 6, 2017 | Read review
“Rooms on the shoreline are the best!”
, Jan 11, 2017 | Read review
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