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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
Reviewed 27 May 2016

A 30 minute plane ride and a 5 minute boat ride is all it takes to transport you to a different world. The views from the flight are incredible-- rivers and tributaries everywhere in the jungle covered hills. Met at the airstrip, I was comfortably ensconced in my overwater bungalow within 15 minutes of my flight's arrival. SUPER professional staff,...

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Dominical, Costa Rica
Reviewed 14 May 2016

We loved Yandup, the staff was very friendly and though very rustic, we were very comfortable. The food was plentiful, fresh, simple and mostly seafood. We loved the peaceful environment and the beautiful scenery. The Kuna Yala Indians are very sweet friendly people. The over the water bungalow was very rustic, like all accomodations in San Blas, but we enjoyed...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 21 February 2016

This place was right up my alley. It's not cheap, but the value's there when you consider all that's included in the price (room, 3 meals daily, 2 daily excursions). Our Kuna hosts were really accommodating, the little private beach has some decent snorkelling, and seafood doesn't get any fresher than what they serve daily. Be aware that the sea...

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5Thank earljones
Culver City, California
Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

My 2nd day at Yandup I tripped off a step and fell hand first. Yandup staff went with me to the village doctor, a Guna with medical degree, who splinted my forearm. A Yandup guide delayed his return from Panamá City to meet me my flight there, escort me to hotel and hospital for X-rays and surgeon's consult, and be...

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5Thank schartwig
Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 19 February 2016

If you're coming here mainly to be on an exotic island resort, you might feel somewhat disappointed. However, if you also come to experience a culture and their history, then this adventure to Yandup Island will be a very memorable trip. The afternoon trip to the Guna Yala community was intriguing. David (our guide) provided many insights into their history...

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4Thank C J
Tacoma, Washington
Reviewed 7 February 2016

This is truly a special place. I had throughly researched it before going, and my husband and I stayed 3 nights. We were probably the youngest guests there (in our 30's). There was a great mix of people from all over the world which was fun, Canada, Germany, the UK, South American. First of all this is not a 4/5...

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3Thank Adeline K
Yavne, Israel
Reviewed 27 January 2016

Stayed two nights at this oazis of tranquility; two days of complete quiet, with no phones, no internet - just you and mother nature all around. The people were very friendly, yhe service (within their limitation) was exquisite, even the weatger was OK. But It was not perfect, little things were quite a nuissance. Like the fact that there was...

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3Thank Arie F
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Reviewed 23 January 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stayed three nights and are grateful for the experience. The Accommodations - We had an over water cabin, which had extremely comfortable hammocks and a gorgeous view. The queen size bed was comfortable and as expected. The toilet and sink worked properly and met our expectations. The shower was very disappointing, we had both prepared ourselves...

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5Thank Carrielynmichigan
Montevideo, Uruguay
Reviewed 19 January 2016 via mobile

We arrived at the island to find there was a problem with our booking, but the staff were very accomodating and we were lucky that there was still room for us. Meals are simple, but tasty. The twice daily tours were great to get to know the local environment and culture of the Cuna Yala people. Very friendly staff at...

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1Thank Tavis D
London
Reviewed 12 January 2016 via mobile

Just back from possibly the most relaxing three days I've ever had! The accommodation is large but fairly basic, so don't expect luxury, the bed is comfortable, there are hammocks on the veranda, and the sea breeze will keep you cool during the night. The staff are really friendly and attentive, and the food (which consists exclusively of fresh fish...

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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: $159 - $278 (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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“Ask for the cabins over the water, the ones on stills. They are the best!”
 of 5 bubbles , 30 Oct 2016 | Read review
“I would highly recommend you stay actually in one of the huts over the water. It adds to the experience.”
 of 5 bubbles Belzob, 15 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Even after staying on the island I don´t regret not having booked the bungalows over the water.”
  • My room - I found it to be very luxurious
  • My bungalow
  • My porch
 of 5 bubbles OliverE77, 11 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Room on the ocean has the nicest sound of the water to go to sleep.”
 of 5 bubbles xioma56, 16 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Over the Water bungalows!”
 of 5 bubbles cindyp764, 14 May 2016 | Read review
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