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Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

We stayed in four different locations in Bocas Del Toro region and this was definitely our favorite. It is a twenty minute boat ride from Bocas Town into the secluded calm bay. Brian and Amy the owners were extremely welcoming and knowledgeable. The accommodations were great and the food and drinks were excellent. The property is very nice and lush....

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a perfect place. And Brian is friendly and always there to give advise and guide you to nice places. The food was made with love. The conversations with other guests were interesting. We had a perfect time!

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DolphinBayHideaway, Owner at Dolphin Bay Hideaway, responded to this review

Thanks Leon for this beautifully expressed review. We want all of our guests to have an amazing and perfect stay. We know that you are a home owner in Panama and took the time to come visit us with the family so we really wanted you all to enjoy your time back in this beautiful country. We hope you enjoyed...

Ithaca, New York
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I ended up here on a whim, and how fortuitous it was. Would return to DBH in a heartbeat. This property is a great fusion of island living with all the creature comforts you might expect along the way. But really, the thing that sells this place above all else is the amazing concierge service you have...

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DolphinBayHideaway, Owner at Dolphin Bay Hideaway, responded to this review

We would love to have you back in a heartbeat! Thank you for this tremendous review and for coming to stay at the Hideaway. Your mention of the comforts and food provided here is very kind as we do strive to generate a "first class" experience. It's not easy, but we keep trying! It was such a pleasure to have...

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed at Dolphin Bay Hideaway for 4 days. We had a group of 6 and it was exactly what we needed coming off of a long 2016. It's the perfect place to relax and unwind - the property is beautiful, the food is amazing, and Brian and Amy are wonderful hosts. It feels like staying at a friend's home more...

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DolphinBayHideaway, Owner at Dolphin Bay Hideaway, responded to this review

Thank you for this fabulous review and for coming to stay with us. It was a pleasure to meet everyone in your group and it was like having friends come stay rather than unknown travelers. Much of that spirit was generated by you all and we appreciate the effort to include the Hideaway team in your conversations, excursions and activities....

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited with a friend and Brian and Amy were incredibly friendly and welcoming. They were invested heavily in us having a good experience and shared with us a great amount of knowledge about the Bay and Bocas Del Toro in general. They made our adventures; to the local chocolate farm, red frog beach, kayaking in the bay, and snorkeling...

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DolphinBayHideaway, Owner at Dolphin Bay Hideaway, responded to this review

Hello Briggs and thank you so much for this fantastic review. Firstly, thank you for coming to Panama on a service project and committing your talents and time helping others. Secondly, thanks for making the trip to Bocas and staying with us! Your energy was contagious for everyone and we had a blast with both you guys. Yes, your last...

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 14 January 2017

After coming through the busy town of Bocas, it was amazing to get to this quiet get-a-way. Everything was so green and beautiful with hummingbirds and frogs everywhere. We happened to be there during the rainy season but despite some impressive downpours it was still a very relaxing place to stay with Amy and Brian. The huge deck gave a...

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DolphinBayHideaway, Owner at Dolphin Bay Hideaway, responded to this review

Thank you for this terrific review and thanks for staying with us. We did have some pretty heavy rain at times during your stay, so special kudos for making the most of the surroundings and the experience to get the most out of Bocas. You guys were awesome snorkelers and saw so many cool things - very impressive. We definitely...

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Stayed at Dolphin Bay for 3 nights/3 days in December 2016 with my partner. It's a beautiful place: the tranquil location on Dolphin Bay, the property with its hammocks/porch/garden, and the clean and tasteful rooms and common spaces. I appreciated the wide range of activities and day trips offered (I'd highly recommend the chocolate farm tour and Red Frog Beach)....

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DolphinBayHideaway, Owner at Dolphin Bay Hideaway, responded to this review

Thanks Anthony to you both for staying with us and for this terrific review. We are so pleased when any guests will recommend us "100%" to others. It was our pleasure to host you and help out in any way and we would like for you to come back and enjoy those "several more days". We appreciate the specific call-out...

Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

I have only great memories from the days we stayed in Dolphin Bay Hideaway. The place is beautiful, the owners had take care of every single detail to make it amazing. The room decoration is beautiful, they put fresh purified water in the room daily, stainless steel water bottles with the hotel logo are available in case you want to...

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DolphinBayHideaway, Owner at Dolphin Bay Hideaway, responded to this review

We love hosting our neighbors from Costa Rica. Thanks for making the journey over to Panama and staying at the Hideaway and for this great review. As a short getaway from your busy jobs and children, we understand that you wanted to relax and enjoy Dolphin Bay's stunning tranquility. We are all happy you accomplished that and have great memories....

Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

I highly recommend Dolphin Bay Hideaway to recharge in an eco-friendly locale. The small hotel is in gorgeous, natural setting. Amy and Brian and their staff are wonderful - we felt we made new friends staying at the Hideaway. Their impact on the immediate economy is clear; members nearby families are on staff but are as well trained as any...

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DolphinBayHideaway, Owner at Dolphin Bay Hideaway, responded to this review

We have to admit when we heard about the types of destinations your annual travel group chooses - Capetown and South Africa, Ko Samui and Thailand, Cartagena and Colombia, etc. and next year possibly Turkey - we really wanted to ensure that Dolphin Bay and Bocas/Panama made some lasting memories for you all. Thanks for choosing us and for following...

Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

We've travelled extensively, and find that every now and again it's possible to find something so special that it's incredibly difficult to move on. Dolphin Bay Hideaway is one of those places. Perched at the edge of San Cristobal, a 20 minute boat ride from Bocas town is this small piece of paradise. Despite there being a ton of activities...

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DolphinBayHideaway, Owner at Dolphin Bay Hideaway, responded to this review

We are so grateful that you chose DBH to be part of your yearlong journey around the world. We would have loved for you to stay longer, but we are excited for the beautiful places and wonderful people you will meet across many continents and countries. Thanks for this detailed and marvelous review. Your descriptions and details should assist many...

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  • Breakfast included
  • Pool
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Additional Information about Dolphin Bay Hideaway

Address: Avenida Sur | Dolphin Bay, Isla San Cristobal 888 888, Panama
Region: Panama > Bocas del Toro Province > Isla San Cristobal
Price Range: $247 - $293 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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