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Dolphin Bay Hideaway

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14/06/2017 15/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Beautiful rooms and garden and a nice deck to relax, watch dolphins or hammingbirds. Very good food, the best cocktails, personalized tours, great personal advice from the enthusiastic owners Brian and Amy. We did not get one "no" during our 3 night stay.

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Passau, Germany
Reviewed 19 April 2017

We stayed for three nights at the Dolphin Bay hideaway with our son (5) and enjoyed it very much! Brian and Amy are wonderful hosts, and manage to make you feel as a part of the family. In the evenings, all guests enjoy dinner together at the beautiful porch and have time to chat, relax, and get to know each...

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

It was a pleasure hosting your family here at the Hideaway and thanks for this superb review which should be very helpful to future individuals searching for their ideal vacation spot. Meeting and interacting with others from around the world is such a fantastic experience and our dinner table has had so many remarkable conversations. That all happens over great...

Winterthur, Switzerland
Reviewed 17 April 2017

We had the possibility to stay a fiew nights in the beautiful resort. Amy, Brian and the hideaway team did every day an absolute fantastic job. Beside the delicious food and the very nice an clean resort we got an awesome gardentour where we saw amazing floran and fauna.

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

Many thanks Tobias for posting this review - we all appreciate it and are so happy you both found your perfect place. As far as we remember, we've never had a professional florist so appreciate all of the flowers and plants that show up in bouquets back home. You both are great people and it was fun hosting you and...

East Marion, New York
Reviewed 16 April 2017

We watched Brian and Amy on HGTV in their search for the perfect accomodation in Bocas Del Toro. We loved the property they purchased and felt we had to go there and we loved it. We picked the Sunrise Room, but be aware of no see ums in the early morning and dusk. Freshly prepared breakfast and dinner on the...

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

We absolutely love that you saw our episode on HGTV's Caribbean Life and declared "we need to go support those two!" That kindness and encouragement will always mean a lot to the entire Hideaway team. Thanks from all of us for this fabulous and detailed review. We have had many, many experienced and knowledgeable world travelers, but your extraordinary experiences...

Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Brian and Amy couldn't have been more helpful on our 2 night trip to Dolphin Bay Hideaway! The views were incredible, the hosts lovely and the food delicious!! Amy always made sure we had more than enough tasty food- catering for everyone with a lovely sit down meal in the evening. Try the tacos and pizza restaurants across the bay...

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

Hi Kate - so nice of you to provide such a fantastic review of your experience here at the Hideaway. "Best place we've ever stayed" says a lot to our team and motivates us even more to deliver for guests spending hard earned time and money to visit Panama. Thanks as well for the consideration and generosity from your entire...

Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

We had the pleasure of spending two nights at this incredibly beautiful resort with our friends. All of us, had an amazing time--wonderful hospitality, breath-taking view, beautiful rooms, and delicious meals. The entire experience was lovely. We would recommend Dolphin Bay Hideway without reservation. Brian and company were there for us whenever we needed anything!

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

Thanks Mary for taking the time for this complimentary review. The title "Perfect Hideaway" is what we are attempting every day, so the whole team is pleased we delivered for all of you. It was especially enjoyable that you, as neighbors from the Pacific side, all chose to spend your "getaway" time with us here at DBH. Thanks for being...

Reviewed 10 April 2017

After getting married in Playa Bonita and beginning our honeymoon sailing for four days through the San Blas islands, my husband Steve and I spent the final leg of our Panama trip at Dolphin Bay Hideaway in Bocas del Toro. We stayed in the Sunrise Room, at the entrance away from the main lodge, which is on a dock over...

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

Congrats again on your wedding and we hope your years together bring you many more celebrations in Panama and with us here. The DBH team always aims for the ultimate travel experience - so to receive this tremendous response from you is appreciated by us all. Thanks for choosing Dolphin Bay Hideaway for this special occasion and for being incredibly...

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Reviewed 3 April 2017

We spent two nights at Dolphin Bay Hideaway as part of a four day Bocas del Toro leg of our trip. We stayed in the Bay Room, which was large, clean, and had a comfortable bed. The highlight of the property, though, is the beautiful verandah area where you can lounge on comfortable furniture and hammocks, and enjoy the view....

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

The entire team at DBH is so pleased you had a fantastic experience. We understand you both work very hard for vacation time and budget, so spending it with us is truly appreciated. Going over to the school is often a guest highlight when it's open. Thanks for your generosity and spending time with the children - it was obvious...

Kelowna
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Dolphin Bay was one of our favorite spots in Bocas! Brian and Amy are amazing and fun hosts and Amy makes an amazing margarita and yummy sangria ! The food, hospitality and property are worth every penny! Hugs to Nathalie from Mike! We will post pictures when we solve our computer issues! p.s. a couple of teeeeeny things - wear...

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

Thank you Cyndi and Mike for visiting the Hideaway and for this strong review. Drinks! Yes, while the food here often gets the attention, your comments on the delicious drinks are well received by the team. We are especially glad that you both saw high value in staying with us, even through some No-See-Um interaction (good advice as well for...

Hagerstown, Maryland, United States
Reviewed 26 March 2017

We had a wonderful stay at Dolphin Bay. It is a beautiful oasis in the jungle. Our spacious room was beautifully appointed with a view of the bay and a wonderful breeze through the open doors. The lodge has a fabulous porch with a spectacular view. We loved the food prepared for us. Their cook A.J. prepared meals that featured...

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

Hi Sally and Charles - we appreciate very much your kind review. We have many, many interesting people come through the Hideaway, but to have 2 professors sharing so much knowledge - we were the ones asking the millions of questions! It was awesome snorkeling while you were here, that's for sure. Dolphin Bay is a snorkeling paradise (don't tell...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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: RM819 - RM922 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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“The bay room is large and has an excellent view”
tobiasluetolf, 17 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Room views are on their website”
bdweave02, 16 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Sunrise Room is perfect for couples”
R9301HQcarries, 9 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Top floor has the nicest views!”
CyndiD689, 30 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Chose the garden room if you're a couple looking for more privacy”
amberf448, 9 Mar 2017 | Read review
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