We just spent 3 beautiful days at Yandup. I agree with all the positive review and won't bother repeating all the special things about this island. One thing I don't think has been mentioned much is how beautiful the snorkeling is right off the beach at Yandup. The bugs were minimal and the lizards in the bathroom plentiful which was fun.
The problem is that the only way to get to and from Yandup is Panama Air. Eleven of us left Yandup at 6:15 a.m. to catch our flight. We were there for an hour or two and then were told the plane was being repaired. At one point we were told the plane was taking off in 10 minutes (and flight time is 50 minutes). Two hours later there was still no plane. THis kept going on and on. Perhaps if Panama Air had better communications we could have waited at Yandup. As it was we spent 6 1/2 hours at the airport - which is the landing strip and a little hut. Part of the problem is that this seems to be the norm. So, make sure you're willing to deal with this major headache if you plan on coming to Yandup.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Yandup Island Lodge is the perfect getaway in the Caribbean of the Kuna Indians, in the San Blas Archipelago. Perfect place to relax in a hammock, enjoy the sea breeze and the sound of the waves and birds. In this private island with coconut palms, surrounded by coral reefs and a small beach you will be treated as kings and queens in one of our six lovely and comfortable cabins in front of the sea. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Yandup Island Hotel San Blas Islands