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Red Frog Beach Island Resort & Spa

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Los Angeles, CA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We (mid-60s couple) stayed here for two nights in March 2016. We did our homework and knew this wasn't a conventional resort property (which from other reviews seems to have been a surprise to some visitors) -- it's basically a bunch of large modern private residences that are being managed as short term rentals by the resort. The property on... More 

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Bastimentos, Manager at Red Frog Beach Island Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for coming - Beach Club will be done soon but we agree this is nor your typical resort. Discovered by Columbus in 1502A.D. and everything is spread out which maximizes privacy and views of nature and the ocean. More 

Denver, Colorado
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I would not describe the Red Frog Beach Resort as a "resort." It is a collection of suburban style "mcmansions" with the feel of a VRBO. To qualify as a resort there should be a bathroom at or near the beach (there isn't), there should be a shower at or near the beach (there isn't), the staff should be welcoming... More 

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2 Thank BPETF
Bastimentos, Manager at Red Frog Beach Island Resort & Spa, responded to this review

We a glad you saw a lot of wildlife. The grocery store and the beach club will be finished soon. We have a lot of room and our guests are typically not bothered by construction we only have 45 units on 1500 acres so it is very spread out. Please see our front desk to get good rates into Bocas... More 

New York City, New York
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Love this place. Amazing beach and very friendly staff. Getting there is a bit tough as you have to take a boat rode from Bocas but it's well worth it. The only thing we missed was that we never got to see any monkeys!

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Thank jenniferkrame
Bastimentos, Manager at Red Frog Beach Island Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Hi Jennifer: If it was too easy to get here this place would feel like Cancun:) We offer a unique experience to serial travelers who want to go to places that are original and authentic - our guests appreciate that this is not a tourist trap. Those Capuchin monkeys can be hard to spot...hopefully you at least saw a sloth... More 

Louisville, Kentucky
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16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We LOVED our stay at this resort and would gladly come back. We heeded the advice of previous guests to rent a golf cart, which is an absolute must to ease the commute around the resort. It was actually really fun to drive the cart around, like ATV-ing, almost! We were in an ocean-view 2-BR villa, with an infinity plunge... More 

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Thank Diana H
Bastimentos, Manager at Red Frog Beach Island Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you - hopefully Enrique told you all his stories of his ancestors who helped settle the island area (we are not sure how many of those stories are true but Enrique is hilarious and everyone loves him). Glad you liked the food at Punta Lava on the beach! More 

Toronto, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a lovely resort area and we enjoyed the beaches and rainforest. But there are a few things to consider. While some reviewers noted you could request a specific villa we found that definitely not to be the case - you will not have that option - the villa is assigned at check-in. We knew this before we arrived... More 

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Bastimentos, Manager at Red Frog Beach Island Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for coming. Your wait time was unusual - most of our guests will not have the same issues. We have a new transport system and it is working great. Expect VIP treatment when you arrive at Bocas airport (I just think you came in on a busy flight). We will do better next time. Come again! More 

Panama
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

Nice place, beautiful ambience, I recommend it 100%, amazing. Per House you have a golf cart to shift aroud the island and the jungle. some activities, restaurants and also you can visit the Delphin's lagoon close by, really it's an amazing place

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2 Thank MaryLevy
Bastimentos, Manager at Red Frog Beach Island Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Thank your for the review Mary - Yes, there is lush tropical forest here...but don't forget how nice these beaches are. We agree, this is an amazing place! More 

Napa
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

Loved it as much as the first time. Rainy season, but we didn't let that stop us. Zip lining, Jungle & Beach hikes & lots of ocean swims. We love it here. The location and the very friendly staff make this place very special. Zip line gudes made our trip super fun as did Sophia, Flora & staff at the... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

We rented one of the larger villas because we had two families to house. The villas are all spectacular. We flew into Bocas Dell Toro and had asked for Red Frog to have a van to meet us there. When you fly into Bocas, after receiving your luggage, it is required that you pay $2 apiece for a visa. Not... More 

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3 Thank Tavia O
Bastimentos, Manager at Red Frog Beach Island Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Tavia - thank you for the review. About half of our guests are families and the others are couples. We have new beachfront rooms available as of Summer 2016. There is a lot of space and privacy on the island as you know so anyone will feel comfortable here. You are right about few people here in the off season;... More 

Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

This place is pretty, but. However, I found it a hassle to get there coming from the west coast of US. The roads are not paved. You have to rent a cart. It takes forever to get anywhere on property and you are bouncing around in the cart. Why have a full kitchen when there is no store to buy... More 

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Bastimentos, Manager at Red Frog Beach Island Resort & Spa, responded to this review

The Grocery Store is finished Fall 2016. The roads are a bit bumpy but many of our guests love the experience driving into nature. Please come back soon - you will see all the changes and upgrades around the property! More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

If you go to the Red Frog Beach Resort with the right expectations, the right attitude, and the right level of preparedness, you will surely have a lovely time there. So - if you are expecting a 5* luxury beach hotel, where not one leaf is out of place, where your every need is catered for upon request, your every... More 

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Bastimentos, Manager at Red Frog Beach Island Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Helene: Thank you for your review. Sorry it was rainy the day you came to stay. We are delighted to announce the new island grocery store very soon. We hope you will come back outside of surf season and try this island at a different time of year. Thanks for coming! More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Airport Transportation
  • Laundry Service
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Red Frog Beach offers upscale villas to rent with private pools and so much adventure to enjoy on Isla Bastimentos. If you like nice beaches and exploring jungle--this is the perfect place. Two restaurants, 4 beaches, Zipline, surfing, snorkeling, hiking, sailing and famous cave tour. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Red Frog Beach Island Resort & Spa

Address: Bocas del Toro, Isla Bastimentos, Panama
Location: Panama > Bocas del Toro Province > Isla Bastimentos
Price Range: $221 - $347 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Red Frog Beach Island Resort & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 50
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Red Frog Beach Hotel Isla Bastimentos
Red Frog Beach Island Resort & Spa Panama/Isla Bastimentos, Bocas Del Toro
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