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Buccaneer Resort

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Small resort/hotel on Isla Carenero across from Bocas on Colon Island. Recently purchased, and being completely renovated. A white sandy beach on the south-east stretch of the island provides a great starting point for many local activities. A new Royal 2-bedroom suite has been added with a full kitchen.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Non-smoking hotel
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Air conditioning
Family Rooms
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Just waiting in the airport at Bocas after leaving the Buccaneer and thought I’d leave my impressions, the good, the bad, and the ugly. First the good: Elizabeth, her sister, and everyone working there are fantastic. I can’t say enough about how welcoming and sincerely nice they
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Response from islandbound69, Owner at Buccaneer Resort
Responded 5 Mar 2018
We here at the Buccaneer take our guests experiences very seriously. We truly apologize for the toilet issue. Unfortunately even in the nicest hotels, these things can occur. We hope that we addressed the issue on a timely basis and corrected the issue. With regard to the chitras, insects in the Carribean can be more active at certain times of the year as well as weather conditions. Some people are much more sensitive to bug bites. There is a local potion that effectively combats the chitras much better than Deet. We do appreciate your feedback and will strive to improve our operations.
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We decided to travel to Bocas Del Toro to celebrate The New Year without a crowd, or big party, just a quiet serene tropical setting and found exactly that at the Buccaneer Resort. This small group of buildings on Carenero Island, anchored by the fantastic BiBi's on the Beach
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This "resort" was supposed to be the time we splurged on our trip through Panama. We got to the island, and as we walked over, I wasn't even sure it was the right spot, because it looked so much more run down than the pictures. When we got to our room, it was as basic as could
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We spent 4 nights at Bucaneer Resort were thrilled with our stay. We stayed in the Bungalow Suite upstairs for 2 nights and as they were booked we moved to the main floor for the last 2. The upstairs is amazing as it has an open air balcony with screens for the room. You are
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If you ever dreamed of staying right ON a fabulous Beach, with your room literally ten steps from the water, on an exotic tropical island, the Buccaneer Resort is the place to make that dream come true. We stayed here 4 nights and it was fantastic -- everything we hoped for.
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Response from islandbound69, Owner at Buccaneer Resort
Responded 9 Mar 2016
Maureen, I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay and that our staff was accommodating. It truly is a magical place. Hurry up and come back.
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do you have wifi in the rooms?
Yes, at least in the lower level rooms. Don’t know about above.
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"Beach Bungalow upstairs is the best. Large, private, with deck. Main floor of bungalow nice but not as private."
"Bungalows are great, but only have a small fan; no AC."
"The cabanas are more private, but the facilities of the beachfront bungalow seem slightly better"
"Stay in a fully enclosed, screened in space. Take mosquito coils and slather yourself in bug repellent. They advertise the coils for a fee, but when I asked the young lady for one, she told me they didn't have any."
"During mosquito season get a bungalow with a screened porch. Take deet with you regardless of the time of year to ward off sand fleas."
US$65 - US$100 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
buccaneer hotel carenero island
PanamaBocas del Toro ProvinceCarenero Island
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