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Lake Arrowhead
Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

We stayed at Starfish for a week and really enjoyed ourselves. The snorkeling is excellent with very clear water and colorful corals and sponges. We found the most enjoyable and unique snorkeling to be in and under the mangroves. The conditions were very calm allowing our 7 and 9 year olds to snorkel for hours. We also saw multiple poison...

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Costa Rica
Reviewed 24 April 2015 via mobile

We stayed at Starfish Resort where we had a wonderful time. The house was spectacular, furnished with everything we needed. The surroundings are beautiful and you feel in contact with nature all the time. Jack, the owner is a great host who gave us a good dosis of adventure and fun in the tours he arranged for us with Tasio,...

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Jacksonville Beach, Florida
Reviewed 26 April 2013

I spent 4 weeks in March touring the various islands in the Bocas Del Toro archepelago during which I visited numerous eco resorts and lodges. I stayed several days at Starfish Reef Resort which is located on Pastores Island aka Shepherd Island (English translation). The four villas were originally designed and built for resale, not as just rental units for...

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Innisfail, Canada
Reviewed 6 April 2013

We travelled with friends to Starfish Reef Resort and stayed for 8 days. The 9 of us, 4 adults and 5 children, aged 7-15, enjoyed our time immensely. We spent most of our time snorkelling and/or swimming off the dock, fishing and playing games in the beautiful 3 bedroom home that was provided for us. The coral reef surrounding the...

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Dawson Creek, Canada
Reviewed 27 February 2013

"Welcome to paradise" was what the water taxi driver said as we stepped on to the dock. Our family had a great holiday st Starfish Reef. When the villas came into sight, I immediately thought, "That is just like the pictures". The website and information provided gave us a very complete picture of what to expect. Since we had never...

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Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 21 February 2013

This resort is on a small island surrounded by mangroves. It may be a great place for some people. It was not great for me as I was one of those unfortunate tourists the critters (chitras ) seemed to love feasting on. I forgot to ask some very crucial questions before going. Netting over beds and windows that don't seal...

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1Thank Diane155016
Panama City, Panama
Reviewed 1 February 2012

WOW, can you just imagine being dropped off by a speed boat after a trip across the ocean to be left at dock set into one of the most beautiful islands of panama. Not only is this island beautiful because of the land but because of the two humans that landed here. Jack and Kelly have created an incredible environment...

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1Thank 987mel
Glencoe, IL
Reviewed 4 January 2012

Jack and Kelly have created a fabulous small group of villas, with ocean views, modern conveniences and plenty of room. This place has a wonderful mix of jungle, ocean access and just the right balance of solitude and community. The review by Bill P, below, put it well. Our family of 6 was very comfortable in the three bedroom villa....

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 27 December 2011

The villas at Starfish reef are beautifully designed and built. The things that need to be "like home" are that. That is, the two washrooms in each villa are modern, large, clean and well laid out. In the kitchen, the appliances are top grade, with lots of cooking area. Small appliances like coffee makers and mixers are supplied. You do...

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Houston, Texas
Reviewed 30 November 2011

This place is a nature lovers delight-just what the doctor ordered. The views are gorgeous, the sounds are bird and frog songs, you can put your fins on and start snorkeling right from the beach. The snorkeling is very colorful and there are a lot of fish. It was very relaxing and we had fresh papaya and bananas. We got...

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Internet
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  • Beachfront
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Internet
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Starfish Reef, a Small Caribbean Island Resort and beautiful bature retreat, claims beautiful ocean & mountain views from all 10 hillside Villa rooms, Jungle hiking trails in hill & valley topography, a colorful coral reef, a palm fringed white sand beach, and sand bar rimmed salt water swimming lagoon. All of this amidst a working Cacao (chocolate) plantation interspersed with many mango, coconut, papaya + trees. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Starfish Reef Resort

Address: Starfish Reef | Shepherd Island, Panama
Region: Panama > Bocas del Toro Province
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
Starfish Reef Hotel Bocas Del Toro Province
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