This place really lived up to all my expectations! My wife and I enjoyed a 2 night getaway in one of the most beautiful places I've ever seen. The water was crystal clear and the scenery was fantastic and this wasn't even with good weather. Unfortunately, the sun only poked its head out a few times during our stay but it didn't really matter because the water was warm and the views were plentiful.
If you are expecting to stay in chain hotel with all the amenities and room service then this is not the place for you. The food they prepared for us was rather simple but it was just right. We had eggs, fruit, sausage, and bread for breakfast with water and coffee. For lunch, we had chicken and rice which tasted very good. And for dinner we had different types of seafood dishes with shrimp and fish in them.
We were taken to different beaches by a very courteous staff that went out of their way to make sure we had everything we needed as they left us to enjoy the beach to ourselves. You can lay around on the beach, snorkel in the warm water, or explore the tiny islands. There are also excursions you can go on if you are feeling more adventurous. We just spent the time relaxing and enjoying each other's company.
One of my favorite parts of the stay was sleeping at night with the ocean winds blowing into our room. It was some of the best sleep I've had in a while and I felt refreshed in the morning.
Overall, I have no real complaints about my stay there. The staff was wonderful! It was so great that I was having dreams about the trip for several weeks afterward. I can't wait to go back!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Anbabnega Lodge is a beautiful 10-room eco-friendly hotel nestled on an island inhabited by Kuna Indians, living as they have for hundreds of years. The structure was built by the Kuna people using traditional materials, but has the conveniences of running water (showers/toilets) and solar powered lighting. Three delicious meals and daily trips to see other beautiful islands are included in our prices. We have staff that speaks English, Spanish, French, and Kuna. Anbabnega Lodge is not a five star resort! We provide basic comforts and the opportunity to explore the beautiful islands of Kuna Yala while also experiencing Kuna life and culture. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Anbabnega Hotel Carti Tupile
- Anbabnega Lodge Panama/San Blas Islands - Carti Tupile