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Buccaneer Resort
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Carenero Island
Reviewed August 30, 2011

Thanks to Lisa and Bram, very nice couple and very friendly
Such a lovely and peaceful place, very nice restaurant and great staff
Ask for the ocean view cabanas just beside the bibi's restaurant
2mn by boat to bocas town wher you have very nice restaurant (OM and El pecado are great !!)
Very relaxing place, just hear the sound of the sea..

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 20, 2011

Thank you Lisa and Bram for your hospitality. You made our vacation unforgettable :)

If you travel to Bocas - Caranero Island, THIS is the place to stay.

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 17, 2011

You probably remember Tom Hanks in Cast Away. Well, the Island of Carenero, where the Buccaneer Resort is located, is similar to where he 'stayed'. It's just 3 min by boat from Bocas del Toro but completely different: quiet, relaxed and private. Don't expect too much luxury at the Buccaneer Resort, but it's great value for money. A lovely retreat for couples! Best wishes to Bart & Lisa (the owners)

Room Tip: There is a discounted rate during the low season. Just email/call Lisa
  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 22, 2011

Nice bungalow in the white sand in front of the sea.
Good breakfast with strong coffee.
Perfect spot for snorkeling just in front of the hotel.
Cute little pier to enjoy the stars observation, or take a taxi boat :)

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 27, 2011

Traveling several weeks in Panama, a beautiful country, The Bocas was the destination for the last week of our trip, and though Bocas a great, sunny place with lots of accommodation, it took us a few days to find THIS place, a wonderful homely beach-resort just two minutes with $1 beach taxi from Bocas town. We are a fun loving couple in our early 30's, and love to enjoy the bars and the fun, but we don't want to sleep in the middle of it, in dirty hotels or hostels.

The Buccaneers Resort was paradise, and we would recommend it to anyone over 24 years of age. It's a bargin for what you get, a wonderful place a few meters from the beach. The management was the best, and as for the sandflies; If you want to stay near the beach in the Bocas, there's gonna be sandflies! Buccaneers provided free citrus-oil, use it and the sandflies is not a problem!
This is the palce to stay when you're on a budget, but want to feel the luxury.
/Josefin & Daniel

  • Stayed: January 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 30, 2011

Stayed in the resort for 8 days. It was our best vacation ever! We completely agree with those reviewers who liked this place. In addition to them we could say that in our first day we've explored the whole island and didn't find any so peaceful place as Buccaneer resort. We did see a lot of other resorts, hotels, etc. on other islands around, but Buccaneer is the only one that give you a piece of mind. It's definitely not a 5-stars all-inclusive hotel, but if you need privacy, beautiful nature, very clever and personalized management - this is a place for you. The place is clean, safe, the stuff is very friendly, food in Bibi's restaurant is perfect, all the prices are reasonable.

The resort managers Liza and Bram made our vacation exclusive and unforgettable. They are so knowledgeable, intelligent and friendly. Liza and Bram make Buccaneer resort a very special place. Thank you so much for being our hosts!

We'll definitely come back!

  • Stayed: January 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 29, 2010

The cabanas here aren't bad but not worth the money for the rustic standard they provide. We stayed here over Christmas eve and day and did not appreciate the cockroaches in the cabin. The biggest pests though were the sandflies and the mosquitoes. We had 2sleepless nights because we were bitten constantly, me through my clothes! Mosquitoes and other bugs usually ignore me but we lathered on bug spray, coconut oil, citronella and clothes but the sandflies or whatever other bugs were living in the cabanas just wouldn't quit. We are still itching away days later. It's a problem in the daytime too - the sandflies attack you whilst you are sitting in the beach so it's not a very pleasant place to relax. Overall, the place wasn't too bad and the managers were great, but I would tell people to avoid the buccaneer resort due to the sandflies. Oh, and there was music coming from somewhere until 5am every night.
We ate in bibi's, the restaurant next door, and that was always excellent- great food and great service.

  • Stayed: December 2010, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Buccaneer Resort

Address: Cayo Carenero, Carenero Island, Panama
Location: Panama > Bocas del Toro Province > Carenero Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Carenero Island
Price Range: $77 - $103 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Buccaneer Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Small resort/hotel on Isla Carenero across from Bocas on Colon Island. Recently purchased, and being completely renovated. A white sandy beach on the south-east stretch of the island provides a great starting point for many local activities. A new Royal 2-bedroom suite has been added with a full kitchen. ... more   less 
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Buccaneer Hotel Carenero Island
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