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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 11 September 2014

Utter paradise. Warm wonderful staff (although I hate to even call them that word - friends?) Amazing property, laid-back vibe. NOT for someone looking for an ultra-manicured Four Seasons type experience.

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vroes, Owner at Popa Paradise Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for visiting, and for your kind words. We hope to see you again at Popa Paradise! Vince Roes Owner

Midland, Texas
Reviewed 24 August 2014

The resort was absolutely beautiful, but very quiet when we arrived. There was a new GM, Adam who made sure everything went well during our visit. Marcella was a fabulous hostess and bartender. She went out of her way to make our anniversary dinner fabulous. We loved the casita, the meals, and the beautiful pool with a swim up bar....

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Susan, I am thrilled that you were pleased with your stay. We have recently made some staff changes, and it is very gratifying that Adam and the team have been able to maintain a high standard of service through this transition period. I will be sure to pass along your feedback to Adam, Marcella and Bernardo, I'm sure they will...

Reviewed 5 August 2014

Popa Paradise Beach Resort is truly a hidden gem! From leisure travel to Destination Weddings, you will find a crew of eager staff ready to make your stay in Popa an unforgettable experience. We arrived on Isla Popa, aboard the Ingwe Spirit Catamaran and were instantly taken back by all of the Beauty! Clear blue water and a white sandy...

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Thank you so much for your support and kind words, Janelle and David. Popa Paradise is a perfect location for a Destination Wedding, and we would be delighted to host one of your brides in the future. Hope to see you both at Popa again real soon. Vince Roes Owner

New York City, New York
Reviewed 1 August 2014

I stayed at Popa for one weekend, where they hosted the wedding of close friends. The service was impeccable and very friendly. The staff was more than accommodating, and put care into the beautiful presentation of the place. The setting was serene, remote, and idyllic.

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vroes, Owner at Popa Paradise Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your review - it is great to hear from guests at our biggest wedding ever! I saw the photos - everything was so beautiful, and it looked like everyone was having a fantastic time. Even the weather cooperated. We hope to see you again. Vince Roes Owner

San Antonio, Texas
Reviewed 11 July 2014

My wife and I just spent 6 days at Popa Paradise and we were quite impressed by the whole experience. The food is 5 star (do not go here to lose weight!) and the staff and management knows how to make your visit perfectly idyllic. The little cabanas spread across the grounds above the beach are peaceful and well furnished,...

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Dyllan M, General Manager at Popa Paradise Beach Resort, responded to this review

Many thanks for your great review and your kind words. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and hope you see you back in paradise soon!

Reviewed 30 June 2014 via mobile

We came to this resort for our honeymoon for seven days. Although it rained most of the days we were here my wife and I had a blast. The entire time during our stay we felt like millionaires. The staff was amazing and want to especially thank Nicole was super personable and set up the most romantic dinner ever and...

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Dyllan M, General Manager at Popa Paradise Beach Resort, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind words and your great review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your honeymoon at Popa Paradise, hope to see you back here for many anniversaries.

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 20 June 2014

This review is a little late, but I couldn't forget to review one of the most amazing places I've ever stayed (and I travel a lot!). My boyfriend and I stayed at Popa Paradise from May 23-26, after spending 3 days in Panama City. This was a great end to our already fantastic vacation. Everything was on point, from the...

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Dyllan M, General Manager at Popa Paradise Beach Resort, responded to this review

Many thanks for your great review! We are so pleased you enjoyed your vacation at Popa Paradise and look forward to welcoming you back.

Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 17 June 2014

We visited Popa Paradise the first weekend in May and had a fantastic time there. Popa Paradise is an all-inclusive resort on an sparsely populated Island. The hotel managers Dillon and Darion make certain that everyone feels welcomed and are extremely personable and entertaining. We started our journey to the island following a torrential downpour at the dock, delaying the...

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Many thanks for your great review. We are so pleased you have an outstanding vacation with us and look forward to welcoming you back to paradise.

Reviewed 15 June 2014

My husband and I stayed 4 days, June 8-11, and we had a wonderful experience. I would say "stay" as is used in hotel reviews; however, "experience" seems to fit! We arrived on air Panama, were met by a representative who took us directly to the boat, and Nash then zoomed us across the beautiful water (very calm), to Isla...

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Dyllan M, General Manager at Popa Paradise Beach Resort, responded to this review

Wow, many thanks for your outstanding review and your very kind words. It was such a pleasure meeting you and we are so pleased you have a great vacation with us. We look forward to welcoming our new friends back to paradise soon!

Savannah, Georgia
Reviewed 13 June 2014

My wife and I visited Popa Paradise in mid April and I spend time daydreaming about going back. It is an adventure to get there and that is a portion of the joy we found there. Dylan, Darion, Handre and each person employed at Popa Paradise welcomed and served us with obvious enthusiasm and care. We felt more like we...

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Many thanks for your very kind works and your great review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to seeing you back in paradise soon!

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Popa Paradise is the only Adults Only (18+) All-Inclusive hotel in Panama. Popa Paradise Beach Resort is located on a stunning island called Isla Popa in the Bocas del Toro archipelago, off the Panamanian coast in the Caribbean Sea. We are located about 30 minutes away from Bocas del Toro by boat. Stay with us for an unforgettable vacation where you can relax, snorkel in beautiful clear water and visit the amazing outer islands. Our chef creates a spectacular, tasty, unique and healthy menu and can cater to vegetarians and vegans, which is all included in our all inclusive rate. We have a large range of activities and excursions from diving, fishing, zip lines to the spectacular Zapatilla islands marine park or simply relax by our swimming pool and enjoy a Popa Paradise cocktail at our swim up bar, enjoy a massage in the spa or take a walk on one of our stunning beaches. Our new beach bar and restaurant "Rosie's" is great for cool drinks on the beach all day and at night beach BBQs, bonfires, and occasionally live music under the stars. Our dedicated team of professionals will take care of your every need and ensure you have a memorable stay at our boutique resort. We look forward to meeting you at Popa Paradise - barefoot luxury! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Popa Paradise Beach Resort

Address: Punta Laurel | Bocas del Toro, Isla Popa, Panama
Region: Panama > Bocas del Toro Province > Isla Popa
Price Range: $405 - $512 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Popa Paradise Beach Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 17
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Popa Paradise Beach Hotel Isla Popa
Popa Paradise Beach Isla
Popa Paradise Beach Resort Isla Popa, Panama - Bocas Del Toro
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“The beach view casita was definitely worth the cost. ”
 of 5 bubbles juliewA6950KO, 11 Mar 2017 | Read review
“If you like to sleep with fresh air (although a bit warm), with the sound of waves crashing, book the oceanview casitas! So very relaxing.”
 of 5 bubbles Shari_Photo, 4 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Casita 6 was perfect, right in front of the beach, very private, gorgeous views plus surrounded by nature”
 of 5 bubbles SarahL260, 19 Jan 2017 | Read review
“I'd recommend an ocean casita. Some have better paved walkways than others.”
  • Back deck.
  • 2nd bed on request. No netting.
  • Private deck behind the casita. Cannot walk directly down to the beach.
  • View from Casita #6.
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  • Private deck behind the casita above the beach.
 of 5 bubbles suzinyc, 2 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Pretty but basic. Can't leave the doors open because there are no screens. Be prepared - ALL paper products go in the trash bin - no flushing anything on the island. ”
 of 5 bubbles jnmma, 1 Jan 2017 | Read review
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