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$6 - $12
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American, Bar, Pub, Central American
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Skully’s is a gem. The atmosphere is fun but laid back. The setting is incredible - a beautiful beach and an amazing pool. It’s made to make you comfortable- there are hammocks and huge, comfortable lounge chairs on the beach. Even the pool has a...table and lounge chairs built into it. The staff is helpful and friendly. The bar and restaurant have a fun, unique and Caribbean vibe. My 3 kids and I loved eating here and hanging out here.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Stopped by Skully's for lunch and a few drinks. Amazing bar, friendly service, great cocktails, cold beers, great food (the tacos were awesome), great vibes… all with an excellent view. Plus, there's a pool table and a table tennis table for some entertainment!

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good food and good people. Sheltered beach that kids can plat in. A nice place to go for food and drink. Prices are decent, not too expensive. Good place!!

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 1, 2022 via mobile

Eclectic bar and restaurant with fantastic mix of locals, expats, and tourists. Great place to hang out and enjoy the vibe of Bocas.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 13, 2022

We love Skully's! There are four in our party and we cannot get enough of this awesome bar and restaurant. We love the Watermelon Jalapeño Margaritas. We have had many items on the menu and the food is good. The staff is super nice. Last...night we had really good pizza, reasonable prices. The other day we had fish tacos, shrimp burger, filet mignon tacos and they have vegetarian and some vegan options that our friend had. She had a vegan burger. They have a cool beach where you can get in the water and also a nice pool. It is a fun hang out for sure! Looking forward to Bingo tonight.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed February 20, 2022

Real pirate like experience with good food, good drinks, nice atmosphere, friendly staff at the bar. it has a swimming pool and a big chill out area and a small beach, all the way acros its terrain. Good vibes here, pirate style.

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed February 19, 2022

We stopped here for drinks and a quick bite, as we were staying at a local B&B and it was close, and we rented Quads from the Flying Pirates directly connected next door. Although we sat at the bar and it was not very crowded,...we waited several minutes to be acknowledged while 3 or 4 bartenders walked right by us. My husband and I are 60 and 57, respectively and were made to feel out of place among the young backpackers and guests. We finally got a drink and ordered a Hawaiian pizza. We ended up with a plain cheese pizza (though we were still charged $2 more for the Hawaiian pizza). Came back the next day after we turned in our Quads and tried again. This time, the service was still slow, but we got the correct pizza. Steve, the owner, bought us a shot, which was appreciated. We've certainly had far worse service, but probably will choose to spend our money somewhere where customer service is a higher priority in the future.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed February 8, 2022

Me & my 4 Dutch friends stayed at Skully's from 31st of january untill the 5th of february 2022. In that period it was my birthday and as a surprise Steve, the owner (and pirate), offered us free drinks that night. That was a big...gesture which he didn't have to do. You can imagine that we had a great time and we had a lot of fun. The hospitality was great. The rest of our stay was also great. Good vibe, good food and good drinking. Thanks Steve, Felipe and the rest of the crew...It was a stay I won't forget!!!More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed January 20, 2022 via mobile

Rented an e-bike two days and the experience was great. Was able to go all over Isla Colon. Mike was great easy to talk to. 👍. Recommend highly. Will be back.

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed January 16, 2022 via mobile

DO NOT GO HERE!!!!! THE OWNER IS OUT OF CONTROL! He was yelling and screaming about a bowl and threw a dish at the bar hitting guests sitting there. Someone mentioned something about him throwing a chair into the pool from the above balcony. I...guess if you go here, you need protective gear. Way better places to see in Bocas; move on!More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed January 11, 2022

We enjoyed dinner here our first night and had no complaints. I missed the special of the day, or I probably would have went for that. The menu is otherwise nothing special, but the atmosphere is great. People are friendly & it looks like a...fun bar right out of a movie. We met Skully, who is awesome to chat with. We ended up also having breakfast here 3 times and it was good. I enjoyed the fruit bowl and they had good coffee. Service is slightly slow/spotty, but not enough to deter us for the consistently tasty food, and the fact they opened at 8am (other places aren't as early).More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed November 29, 2021

It's never a bad time at Skully's! Great conversations with the staff, tasty food, and a very comfortable vibe. I enjoyed all the bar games to play as well, like horseshoes, cornhole, darts and axe throwing. Made a lot of friends at Skully's and went...back there the most out of anywhere in Bocas.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed November 24, 2021

Food expensive. Setting very nice. Owner was fighting with a patron and threw a plate which hit an elderly lady in the shoulder. Shame! Dont patronize this guy. He does not deserve.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed November 10, 2021

Good view, good food, fun place. Food and drinks were very reasonable. Staff was very friendly. I had a blast here and went twice.

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed October 19, 2021

The host at our hotel recommended Skully's Flying Pirate to rent an ATV as we wanted to tour the beaches and grab what we were told was a great lunch with a fantastic view up the road from Scully's. Skully's sits right on a beautiful...pristine beach, the place is uniquely decorated with a Caribbean - Pirate vibe. It has an inviting pool and a cabana bar where you can get cocktails and a bite to eat. As enchanting as it was, we came to rent an ATV ... so after quick instructions and safety talk we were on our way. We really enjoyed our ride, the beaches were exquisite and were looking forward to the promised restaurant with the fabulous view. Hungrily we finally reached our destination only to find it closed on Monday! Starving at this point and willing to eat just about anything, we decided to go back down and eat at Scully's; expecting to have to settle for the same old bar fare of chicken fingers or wings. WOW, what an unexpected wonderful experience we had! We sat down at the cabana bar and Roxy our bartender gave us a warm welcome with a free shot of Abuelo Rum. The setting couldn't have been more perfect; great music, ocean breeze looking out at the beach and waves. The menu offered far more than bar food; it was a foodies delight! The food was absolutely amazing and would rival any 5 star restaurant in the world! Unexpected Perfection - thank you Skullys!More

Date of visit: August 2021
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There is a $5 per person pool fee. However, for every $10 spent on food/beverage, a credit of $5 will be applied to your bill.
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5