Looking for a location for our yearly gathering for my friends and I, Panama was chosen as none of us had ever visited. Trying to get in as much of the local culture as possible, we chose Coconut Lodge as our B & B based on the overwhelmingly positive reviews. Contact was made and rooms were easily booked. Communication with the owners was a breeze. Because none of us wanted to do the research for places to go and things to do, we asked the owners to create an itinerary for each day of our stay. Very quickly we received an email with detailed information of suggestions. We made our selections and left everything else up to the them. It could not have been easier. And they made sure EVERY detail was covered.
Upon arrival, Melissa greeted us at the airport and whisked us away to our new home away from home. Melissa is the daughter of Mike and Nancy, owners of Coconut Lodge. Although our flight arrived late, Melissa's enthusiasm and love of Panama was as bright as ever. When we arrived, all of the features of the B & B were explained and we were made to feel at home. Mike and Nancy seem to be born to be in the hospitality business. Kindness, generosity and thoughtfulness come so naturally to them.
The following morning we met at the gathering spot for meals. It's a beautiful, relaxing space overlooking the pool and grounds. The gourmet breakfast was absolutely amazing, but the friendships revisited and new ones created really made the meal even more special. Mike is an amazing chef!
If you are going to Panama and want to take tours, let Mike and Nancy do all of the planning. They know the area and will make sure your trip is memorable! We could not have asked for anything better.
Now...back to the meals. Don't let dinner at Coconut Lodge pass you by. It's an experience you don't want to miss. Chef Mike creates delicious multi-course dinners and the price is unbelievably fair.
Although this trip was geared towards catching up with friends, I'll definitely plan to go back just to enjoy the B & B and all it has to offer. It's in a perfect location that makes you feel you're in a rainforest, but you're actually in a place that's easy to navigate other sites in Panama.
A suggestion: while visiting, take time to visit with the owners and their family. They are wonderful people!
Thanks to everyone at Coconut Lodge. Our time in Panama could not have been any better. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We like to think of Coconut Lodge as a mini-resort without the crowds. With only four rooms, Coconut Lodge is an intimate and private Lodge designed to please and satisfy your every vacation need and want. Forget about work, stress, and an accelerated lifestyle. Enjoy the warm tropical breeze, laze in our pool while sipping a Pina Colada, challenge yourself to a game of tennis and enjoy life the way it is truly meant to be lived. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Coconut Lodge Panama/Panama City