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Yandup Island Lodge

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Traverse City, Michigan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Secluded island with 10 huts and a lodge/eating area. Go for one of the over water huts, less mosquitos, soothing waves and hammocks over the water. Entire staff was fantastic, food was good (you better like fish). If you are able, bring your own bottle of bourbon, vodka ect. A visit to the Kuna Community was facinating. The hike to...

1Thank ogfy
Twin Cities
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This resort is a short boat ride from the airport. There are about ten cabins. They are thatched roof, with wood floors, and bamboo walls. We had an "oceanfront" and our front door was about 10 feet from the water. Wonderful to fall asleep at night listening to the gentle waves. The food was great, and there was plenty of...

Thank MinnesotaFamily2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here for two nights in March. The island is really small with only a few lodges, lending itself to very secluded and intimate setting. Perfect for a couples getaway. The excursions were nice, and getting to swim and snorkel on the other tiny islands nearby was also bliss, apart from plastic scattered everywhere. I guess modern living is taking...

2Thank Cooldude64
Yaiguili A, Owner at Yandup Island Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments! We are glad you enjoyed your stay, and we are sorry to hear you had problems sleeping. We would like to make a point of the bedbugs. Sometimes, we leave the sheets on the sun when we apply a special treatment for whitening which needs full sun. But after this treatment they are washed again...

Moscow, Idaho
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited Yandup Island Lodge for a week in March 2017 in a party of 6: four sisters aged 69-81, and 2 brothers in law. We just loved it and took home fond memories of the kindness and attentiveness of the Guna staff. Tomas and others took us safely to far flung Islands for snorkeling or swimming plus beach combing...

1Thank sarahwalk7
Reviewed 15 March 2017

My boyfriend and I stayed for two nights at Yandup Island Lodge in March 2017, and we would love to return for a longer visit. The island is the perfect setting to disconnect, rest, recover, enjoy the beautiful Caribbean hues and breezes, swim, and discover new flora and fauna. The staff was very welcoming and engaging, and the food was...

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Cincinnati, Ohio
Reviewed 9 March 2017

We were greeted at the airport by Thomas. We spoke clearly and we weren't on his list for staying but looked at voucher and said everything would be fine. We traveled by boat past the Kuna Community and were asked to go to restaurant area for breakfast. Met by more wonderful staff. We were then helped to our cabin. It...

Thank Janie T
Panama City, Panama
Reviewed 1 March 2017

This resort is located on a remote private island in the Kuna Yala region of Panama. To get there, you need to fly into Playon Chico airport on a small plane, where you are greeted by one of the Yandup Island Lodge guides, who will then take you by boat to the island. You have a choice of a large...

Thank PanamaPrimo
Menton, France
Reviewed 7 February 2017

We spent 3 nights in this Yandup lodge in the Kuna Yala comarca. The people Kuna is very kind and happy to satisfy your request when possible. Every day one excursion, nice beaches and mangrove, waterfall, village kuna very interested and well explained by the guide. The food is very good, fish pulpo, etc..but there were too much wind for...

1Thank barbiecu
Reviewed 11 January 2017

My stay at Yundap Island lodge was absolutely amazing! The experience was everything that I imagined. All of the staff is very friendly, accommodating, and are great teachers. Majority of the staff speak the Kuna language, Spanish, and some speak English. The cabin that I stayed in was on the shore, facing the sea. It had a regular size and...

1Thank Taelor C
Harpenden, Herts
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

A lovely tranquil island lodge. 10 individual circular beach houses. Very rustic. No AC, mini-bar, TV etc. Fabulous local seafood in a communal dining room. Day trips to go snorkelling on nearby islands or trips into the mangrove swamp. A really must do visit to the local Kuna village with local guides who are really knowledgeable about the Kuna history...

Thank JohnofHarpenden

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Yandup Island Lodge is the perfect getaway in the Caribbean of the Kuna Indians, in the San Blas Archipelago. Perfect place to relax in a hammock, enjoy the sea breeze and the sound of the waves and birds. In this private island with coconut palms, surrounded by coral reefs and a small beach you will be treated as kings and queens in one of our six lovely and comfortable cabins in front of the sea. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Yandup Island Lodge

Address: Playon Chico | Kuna Yala, 0838, Panama
Region: Panama > Guna Yala Region > San Blas Islands
Price Range: RM528 - RM925 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Yandup Island Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
Yandup Island Hotel San Blas Islands
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“Over the water.”
ogfy, 24 Mar 2017 | Read review
“We were there during windy times - I found the on-land cabins nicer than the over the sea ones”
sarahwalk7, 21 Mar 2017 | Read review
“lodge overwater are more silent..less noisy by the see than the other front water”
barbiecu, 6 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Rooms on the shoreline are the best!”
, 11 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Ask for the cabins over the water, the ones on stills. They are the best!”
, 30 Oct 2016 | Read review
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