We stayed in the 2 bedroom suite upstairs. The views and hammock made for an unforgettable stay. Buccaneer has a great location and a friendly, helpful staff. Suki and Zander where the hosts during our stay. Suki provided advice about what to do and see during our stay on the island. We loved Bibi's, the restaurant located next door. Catching water taxis at the end of the pier was lots of fun and inexpensive. A half day at Red Frog beach was relaxing and beautiful, with beach chairs and umbrellas available to rent. The water taxi took us to the beach and then picked us up at the time we agreed upon. Red Frog is a better beach to lay out and better water to play in the surf than the beach in front of Buccaneer. Surf lessons from Manuel and Louis at Escuela Del Mar Surf school at Bibi's were awesome. You can also rent kayaks and paddle boards which are fun. We did have a few maintenance issues but Suki and Zander were quick to make temporary quick fixes. If Buccaneer would improve some of the maintenance (i.e., ac did not work, roof leaks in heavy storms, locks are rusted and sometimes don't work) it would be the perfect place to stay. The chitres are annoying (sometimes even with the oil), but it is worth it for a beautiful stay on Carenero island. The only negative experience we had was a snorkel tour with Coopeguitour. They didn't bring any snorkel equipment and the oversold the tour by 6 people. Overall, staying on Carenero island was one of our best vacation experiences.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Buccaneer Hotel Carenero Island
- Buccaneer Resort Panama/Carenero Island, Bocas Del Toro