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Buccaneer Resort

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Somers Point, New Jersey
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

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 was everything we were looking for! A quiet beach, walking distance...

2Thank Jeffnor1223
Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

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 be. It smelled...

3Thank Cynthia G
Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 30 March 2016

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 literally 10 feet from the...

2Thank Leslie W
Rainbow City, Alabama United States
Reviewed 8 March 2016

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. No, it's not pillowtop beds and room service --...

3Thank Maureen S
islandbound69, Owner at Buccaneer Resort, responded to this review

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.

Reviewed 20 November 2015 via mobile

After a couple of days on Isla Colon we decided to spend our last night on Isla Carnero. We were dropped of on a dock a bit down the coast and started to visit the different lodgings on that side of the island. After visiting several we ended up here. The gentleman that helped us was very gracious and accommodating....

2Thank Macjrobert
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 17 April 2015

We had a one night stay in one of the Buccaneer suits and it was quite fantastic! The location is unbelievable, you have the beach at you're doorstep and palms shading you whilst you relax in your hammock on the deck. We would 100% recommend this spot for anyone looking for a private slice of paradise!

1Thank Joseph C
islandbound69, Owner at Buccaneer Resort, responded to this review

Joe, So glad you and Michelle had such a great time with us. This is truly a special place for people like yourselves who want the true tropical island experience. I wish you both the best and look forward to you coming back to spend some more special moments together.

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 16 March 2015 via mobile

I stumbled upon Bucaneer Resort quite by accident, but boy am I glad I did! We stayed in a suite, with a double bed in the main bedroom with bathroom, and two single beds in the front room, a fridge/sink combo, and an amazing balcony on the ocean complimented by two hammocks (we asked nicely for an extra hammock to...

1Thank AGleeson101
islandbound69, Owner at Buccaneer Resort, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind words about your stay at the Buccaneer Resort. We feel we have a great value and super beach to share with those who seek a true island experience. Please stay with us again. Our management team strives to meet your expectations.

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 5 January 2015

We stayed at Buccaneer for four nights. Unfortunately our stay was less than enjoyable. Our room's shower did not work, and when we told the staff they did not do anything about it other than saying "that's strange." While our linen was changed daily, it was often unclean, there were also bugs and spiders in the room at night. While...

3Thank Erika G
islandbound69, Owner at Buccaneer Resort, responded to this review

I'm very sorry for any inconvenience you experienced at the resort. We strive to make sure that our customers stay is enjoyable. We appreciate all our guests feedback and will strive to improve. Unfortunately, different people's expectations are quite diverse. When on a tropical island, bugs and insects are part of the environment. I do appreciate your feedback about your...

Madrid, España
Reviewed 23 November 2014 via mobile

We were thinking about staying at Bastimentos but a local guide from a cooperative told us Carenero was a quiter place.The island is quite with the exception of coco lounge disco located in the village ( we could hear the music from our room..... The price was expensive for what they offer as long as the cabaña we were sleeping...

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Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 5 August 2014

Definitely the quintessential definition of Island Vibe. I stayed only one night in one of the beach bungalows 20 feet from the beach. Penny, the owner, welcomed me on entering Bibi's restaurant, and made me feel right at home. Their service was prompt and inviting for both the restaurant and accommodation, and the ceviche is awesome! The bungalow I stayed...

Thank Simon K

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Buccaneer Resort

Address: Cayo Carenero, Carenero Island, Panama
Region: Panama > Bocas del Toro Province > Carenero Island
Price Range: $94 - $133 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Buccaneer Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 9
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Buccaneer Hotel Carenero Island
Buccaneer Resort Panama/Carenero Island, Bocas Del Toro
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“Beach Bungalow upstairs is the best. Large, private, with deck. Main floor of bungalow nice but not as private.”
825lesliew, 30 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Bungalows are great, but only have a small fan; no AC.”
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SimonK755, 5 Aug 2014 | Read review
“The cabanas are more private, but the facilities of the beachfront bungalow seem slightly better”
TanenBel, 1 Jan 2014 | Read review
“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.”
Kimberely412, 30 Oct 2013 | Read review
“we stayed in the individual cabanas”
Niconpl, 17 May 2013 | Read review
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