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Bend, Oregon, United States
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed here for 4 days. Lorraine & Roger, caretakers, were so nice and helpful. We enjoyed talking with them every day, especially about their sailing adventures. Dama made the best breakfasts each day, with fresh eggs from the beautiful chickens that wandered around the grounds. Met wonderful guests for all over the world. Even joined Lorraine for Ocean Water Aerobics....

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Aix-en-Provence, France
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sharon and Marc are fantastic hosts, very receptive and welcoming. The location is perfect with the beach just accross the road which makes the view amazing. The room was large and cosy, the breakfast was generous and very good. We were there for 4 nights and we've had such a great time. Thank you Sharon and Marc !

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Sharon R, Owner at Sand Dollar Beach Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Merci!! It was a pleasure getting to know you during your time in Bocas. We hope to see you again one day.

Pacific Grove
Reviewed 19 March 2017

We just spent 5 days at this wonderful B&B. Clearly one of the best on the island. We were greeted by the grounds caretaker Guillermo. He climbed high into a coconut tree and delivered fresh coconut juice direct from the source. The B&B is built on 4 gorgeous acres of beautifully maintained grounds. It is steps from a clean, calm...

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Sharon R, Owner at Sand Dollar Beach Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

You "hit the ground running" as they say, despite having come in on the red eye the night before. It was a pleasure having you in the house and hearing about your adventures each day. You even included us on some of them, thank you for that! The only regret is that you didn't stay longer (5 days was not...

Calgary, Alberta
Reviewed 7 March 2017

This is a great place to stay to unwind and enjoy the sounds of nature. Nothing better than to fall asleep to the sounds of the waves and waking up to birds starting their day. We thoroughly enjoyed having our morning coffee sitting in the adirondack chairs while watching the sun rise up over the Caribbean or walking on the...

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Sharon R, Owner at Sand Dollar Beach Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind, detailed review. It pretty much says it all. We love it when guests get to know each other and share boat trips, beverages on the balcony, and conversation over breakfast. Sometimes we join in and it's such a pleasure meeting people from all over the world. Please come back and see us again!

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Reviewed 6 March 2017

We had a lovely 2 nights at the Sand Dollar. The hosts are very welcoming and the B&B is a beautiful building with comfortable and clean rooms. Breakfast was delicious both days. We especially enjoyed sitting in the comfy chairs on the large porch looking out towards the ocean. A nice quiet place a short taxi ride into Bocas Town...

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Sharon R, Owner at Sand Dollar Beach Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you Jennie for your positive review. Our only regret was that you couldn't stay longer. The 5-year Flor de Caña was much appreciated as well, by the way!

Paradise, California
Reviewed 1 March 2017

This is the sweetest B and B on the island. Proprietors Mark and Sharon greeted us with cool drinks upon our arrival, and after a red eye from SFO, this was just what we needed. After falling asleep to the sound of waves crashing upon the shore, we woke up to a breakfast on their veranda of eggs Benedict and...

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Sharon R, Owner at Sand Dollar Beach Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

We enjoyed getting to know all of you during your stay. Thanks for including us in some of your fun! We hope you can come back again soon.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 22 February 2017

If you are looking for the most comfortable place to stay on the island, this would be it. First there are the people running it. The owners Sharon & Mark are the sweetest, most accommodating, genuinely nicest people we have met (NorCal and Midwest nice). We have stayed in other bed and breakfasts overseas and in the states, and you...

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Sharon R, Owner at Sand Dollar Beach Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

It's wonderful to read your kind review of Sand Dollar. We agree, in general, a longer stay is worth the effort. There is so much to do and see on Isla Colón and neighboring islands. You made time to also relax on the balcony, so hopefully you didn't arrive home needing a vacation! Thanks for taking the time to write...

Reviewed 13 February 2017

We loved our stay here. We have never slept better than we did at this beautiful, peaceful place! Waking up to the sound of the waves lapping on the beach outside was very special, and the place itself was so restful and comfortable. The rooms were perfect and Dama's breakfasts utterly delicious- the best food in Bocas! Mark and Sharon...

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Sharon R, Owner at Sand Dollar Beach Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Glad you carried such fond memories home with you and thank you for writing about it here. If you are patient, you will find sloths on our back property. You made good use of your time in Bocas and we are happy you found our advice helpful. You are always welcome.

Langhorne, PA
Reviewed 11 February 2017

We stayed at Sand Dollar Beach B&B for 5 days in late January. We have had many wonderful B&B experiences in Panama, but this was our first trip to Bocas. The Sand Dollar is lovely and comfortable, and with its location, ocean views, and breezes, we never turned on the air conditioner! It was delightful to be able to take...

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Sharon R, Owner at Sand Dollar Beach Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

If we'd written an ad for Sand Dollar, we couldn't have said it better! Thanks for remembering all the great details of your stay and writing them here so others will know. We enjoyed having you stay with us and knowing how much you love Panama, we hope you'll come back next time you visit. By the way, it doesn't...

Harlan, Iowa
Reviewed 8 February 2017

Sand Dollar Bed and Breakfast is worth every penny! Sharon and Mark are the sweetest people, and very helpful with any questions you might have! We stayed for 3 nights and it was wonderful! The breakfast that came with was PHENOMENAL!!! So filling and beautifully made! We loved it there and would absolutely stay there again!!!!

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Sharon R, Owner at Sand Dollar Beach Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

We enjoyed getting to know you and you were great guests. Thank you for your kind words and positive review. Hope to see you again!

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Colonial Caribbean style wooden beachfront house with 5 rooms, each with private bath and balcony. Away from town, but close enough to walk or bike to. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sand Dollar Beach Bed & Breakfast

Address: Bocas Road, Isla Colon 12345, Panama
Region: Panama > Bocas del Toro Province > Isla Colon
Price Range: $141 - $398 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Sand Dollar Beach Bed & Breakfast 2.5*
Number of rooms: 5
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