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Vernon, Canada
Reviewed 17 May 2016

Fantastic B & B! Beautiful setting, comfortable bed, huge deck with overhead fans, hammocks and chairs for guests to sit and enjoy the peaceful setting. Our hosts, Steve and Karen, were friendly, helpful, and charming. Breakfast was delicious, prepared by Dama, taken out on the huge veranda. The brightly coloured Hummingbirds were plentiful and fun to watch during our leisurely...

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Sharon R, Owner at Sand Dollar Beach Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. You have hit on all the reasons we love Bocas del Toro, and specifically, Sand Dollar Beach. I'm sorry we were not on the island when you stayed but we have great esteem for Dama, Steve and Karen and know that they took good care of you. Do come back again!

Hereford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 April 2016

Steve and Karen managed the property during our stay, knowledgeable about area and good company. B&B exceptional location, beach opposite , the warmest water I have ever swum in, and taxis easy to use. Recommend botanic garden ( next door) estrella beach and Milton's guided tour in Batimentos an exceptional experience. Agree with all reviews a great place to visit.!

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Sharon R, Owner at Sand Dollar Beach Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments. I know that Steve & Karen enjoyed meeting you as well. We heartily agree with all your recommendations for day trips during your stay. We are glad you had a positive experience and welcome you back anytime!

Santa Cruz, California
Reviewed 11 April 2016

Had an amazing vacation in Bocas, and the Sand Dollar B&B made the stay just amazing! Mark and Sharon are great hosts, they know the area very well, and told us where to go and what to see and how to get there! Made it so much easier for us to just enjoy the beautiful place without having to do...

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Sharon R, Owner at Sand Dollar Beach Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

We are delighted to read about your fun time at Sand Dollar, and specifically what made your stay so enjoyable. It was great meeting you and we hope you will come back soon!

Houston, Texas
Reviewed 4 April 2016

The Sand Dollar was the ideal place for our family to unplug. It is situated perfectly right out of town, at the beach, and has the most lovely grounds. The minute you walk through their white picket fence, you feel home. Sharon and Mark are such amazing hosts and helped us with everything we needed to know about the area...

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Sharon R, Owner at Sand Dollar Beach Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you for your kind review. We're very happy everything worked out well for you. The casita, where you stayed, has turned out to be the perfect family retreat. From our point of view, we enjoyed hearing your family talking, giggling, being together, as you say "unplugged". I know you were concerned before you arrived about the casita not...

Reviewed 4 April 2016

Sand Dollar Beach B&B is a charming spot about a mile outside of Bocas town ($1 a person cab ride- unless you are coming from the airport where they charged $8 for 4 people) The location is right across the street from a small beach. The owners keep a communal stash of snorkel gear beach chairs etc. and you can...

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Sharon R, Owner at Sand Dollar Beach Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you so much for you positive review. It means a lot, coming from a well-traveled family such as yours. We enjoyed getting to know you all. Our only complaint is that you couldn't have stayed longer! Please come back again.

Colorado
Reviewed 1 April 2016

From the moment we walked through the gates we knew we had found a special place! From the beautiful gardens to the hammocks on the verandas this place feels like home! Sharon and Mark were the perfect hosts, the freshly cooked breakfasts were wonderful and falling asleep to the sound of waves were a dream come true. We can't wait...

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Sharon R, Owner at Sand Dollar Beach Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

You and your husband were great guests and we welcome you back anytime. We are glad you felt "at home", as that is the feeling we have tried to create. Thank you for your review and we hope to see you again soon.

Orange County, California
Reviewed 30 March 2016

I cannot be more complimentary of the time I spent at the Sand Dollar. Sharon and Mark are so welcoming and made my stay one of the highlights of my time in Bocas. The rooms are beautifully decorated and everything was spotless. Breakfast everyday was also a highlight. A peaceful, great location in Bocas!

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Sharon R, Owner at Sand Dollar Beach Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us and for your positive review. It was a pleasure getting to know you and sharing yoga. You have inspired me to get more yoga happening on our upstairs balcony...such a great space for that, in front of the sea. We hope to see you again soon!

Buffalo, New York
Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

The sand dollar beach bed and breakfast is wonderful! Sharon and Mark are amazing hosts. They have a great knowledge of the area and things to see and do as well as great conversation! They made our stay in Bocas very easy and set the bar high for any future return visits! Their grounds are beautiful and so well taken...

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Sharon R, Owner at Sand Dollar Beach Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Well put! We also miss the friendly travelers after they go. We are glad that you felt comfortable and well cared for, and we hope you will come back again. Thank you for taking the time to write this review of Sand Dollar.

manhattan
Reviewed 23 March 2016

My husband, a few friends and I spent 3 nights in this B&B. The owner, Sharon, an American lady, greeted us all 6 with a bottle of cold beer. The rooms were clean and beds comfortable. We all liked breakfasts with fresh fruit, good coffee and various egg dishes. On the day we were leaving Sharon got up earlier to...

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Sharon R, Owner at Sand Dollar Beach Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

After traveling, we know that a cold beverage is a welcome surprise. Sometimes it takes some effort to find Bocas del Toro, and we enjoy the happy response we get when we can offer guests an early check-in breakfast or, as you say, 6 bottles of cold beer for the group to cool down. You made good use of your...

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 18 March 2016

My husband and I stayed at the Sand Dollar during our honeymoon. We liked the location as it was far enough from town but still accessible by walking, bicycle, or RV. The rooms at small and rustic but still come equipped with air conditioners. The breakfast is fresh. Our only complaint is that all rooms open to a large shared...

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Sharon R, Owner at Sand Dollar Beach Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Hello! We're sorry to hear that inconsiderate neighbors prevented you from having a better stay. Usually the shared balcony works differently, with guests getting to know each other and finding lots in common. The downstairs rooms have more private space. For the most part, our location away from town attracts quiet folks looking to get away from noise and chaos....

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Colonial Caribbean style wooden beachfront house with 5 rooms, each with private bath and balcony. Away from town, but close enough to walk or bike to. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sand Dollar Beach Bed & Breakfast

Address: Bocas Road, Isla Colon 12345, Panama
Region: Panama > Bocas del Toro Province > Isla Colon
Price Range: ₹ 7,153 - ₹ 21,995 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Sand Dollar Beach Bed & Breakfast 2.5*
Number of rooms: 5
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“Top floor for the view”
 of 5 bubbles OADiver, 22 Dec 2016 | Read review
“All 4 rooms in the front building are lovely. The larger suite in the back building is great for a family or larger group.”
 of 5 bubbles 307bevh, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“we loved being upstairs. all rooms open to the veranda and view.”
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 of 5 bubbles 672joannel, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We loved staying in the casita in the back. It was very private with a large wrap around deck filled with hammocks and deck furniture. It also had a nice outdoor shower which we used every day.”
 of 5 bubbles A7569EMgailm, 30 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Upstairs had the best views but the WiFi did not work well in the rooms there. If you needed WiFi was stronger on the porches or downstairs.”
 of 5 bubbles 478lesliec, 15 Oct 2016 | Read review
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