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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2013 via mobile

I stayed here with my husband recently. I feel I should preface this review with a bit about me in order to try and pre-empt the Koko Resort standard resort response of "if you are expecting a Four Seasons Resort do not come here". I have travelled extensively around the world and have experienced a lot of Asia, Africa and... More 

8 Thank Hels0912
bosstone, Owner at Koko Resort, responded to this review

We close our eyes to nothing. A review like this hurts us deeply. Providing our guests with the best vacation possible is our passion and when someone speaks negatively about us it hurts us to the core. This is not some big business hotel, this is our families dream when we lived in the USA and we are very happy... More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2013

We stayed in the Starfish Cabin for a few days after a couple of weeks in Costa Rica (crossed the border with Caribe Shuttle btw and they were good). I have to say, they were by far the best days of the trip. The cabin was spacious (more than enough room for two, it would suit a family or group... More 

2 Thank mjl40
bosstone, Owner at Koko Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for this wonderful review. At times its hard when people write negative things but reviews like this make everything worth it. Glad you enjoyed your stay with us and appreciated our beautiful community and island as much as we do. More 

Nanoose Bay, Canada
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13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2013

Lousy neighborhood, located in a "back alley" amongst local residences, garbage in the water makes swimming undesirable, very noisy with all the locals, dogs, kids, loud music. Overpriced at $143/night, expected a better location, not in the midst of a low income neighborhood. The co-owner Jack is rude, abrupt and very disrespectful of the country and it's people that is... More 

8 Thank ironman2003
bosstone, Owner at Koko Resort, responded to this review

Disrespectful to the country and its people? This review deserves no response and no apology and is 100% a lie and should be removed from tripadvisor. Jack is one of the most active community members on this island and this reviewer either was very confused about something or is trying to cause problems. This review is personally offensive and just... More 

Panama City, Panama
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 March 2013

I stayed at Koko resort for three nights with my dad and it was a great experience. The owners Jack and Leigh, are very friendly and generous people and just being in the cabins was one of the best parts of the trip to Bocas. The breakfast Jack prepares is very good and it's just a great place to relax... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2013

Hi there, My husband and I (late 40's) stayed in Dolphin Cabin for 12 nights, 9 - 21 Feb 13. As far as winter vacations go we have travelled to Cuba, the DR, Jamaica, and Costa Rica with all inclusive packages. This was our first winter vacation that was self directed. We loved it and I honestly thing that it... More 

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103 reviews
66 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2013

Interesting -- because it was essentially central american in terms of relaxation and good vibes. Mind-expanding -- the experience of breakfast every morning around the kitchen with Jack, Lee and the other guests contributed to a great community feeling with people learning from each other and discovering things to do that you might not normally do. The staircase in the... More 

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bosstone, Owner at Koko Resort, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the kind review. We love having guests like you stay with us. We understand 99% of our guests really love their experiences in Bocas and at our properties but its hard to sit back and say nothing when others post negative and untrue comments online and are protected behind the veil of tripadvisor. If more... More 

Panama City Beach, Florida
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48 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2013

Jack is a colorful, dry witted, humourous, individual with vast knowledge of the area. He has great connections with the locals for tours, rentals, meals, etc. And he serves a KILLER breakfast. I understand why this place gets high rating with Trip Advisor for customer service until one encounters a problem, Jack and Lee become VERY defensive. Please read Lee's... More 

6 Thank dareemccay
bosstone, Owner at Koko Resort, responded to this review

WE ARE NOT A RESORT IN THE TRADITIONAL SENSE. IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A RESORT WITH RESTAURANT, 24 HOUR DESK STAFF. AND ROOM SERVICE WE ARE NOT WHERE YOU WANT TO BE. We have tried to address this concern in the FAQ section of our web page and it is clear in the trip advisor reviews. We offer private... More 

Denver, Colorado, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2013

Koko Resort is a true gem. Words cannot do this place justice. Jack and Lee are the best. They are funny, helpful, interesting people that you could hang out with and talk to for hours. We looked forward to breakfast every morning with Jack and Lee, and couldn't wait to wake up and chat with them. The cabins were wonderful... More 

1 Thank Taka C
Boquete, Panama
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2013

We only stayed for 2 nights on the island and I am very thankful we chose to spend it here. The hotel is ran by a very friendly and helpful couple and from the moment we arrived we received an amazing level of personal service. Over the past 7 years Jack seems to have built up a wide network of... More 

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22 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2013

This place was awesome! My husband and I stayed in Gecko. Jack and Lee are excellent hosts! Breakfasts in the morning were terrific and Jack helped us set up our daily excursions to snorkel, bat caves and hikes. His local connections gave us better prices and a personal touch, knowing our guides had an investment in ensuring we had the... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Like a picture postcard. Cabins built over the water of a beautiful bay. Various size houses. Steps from the beach. 5 Minutes to town. Fantastic sunsets from the dock and lit up fish viewing at night. Full kitchens, AC, fans, maid and laundry service. Full time security, Safety boxes in rooms. Wireless Internet. Kayaks, bikes, snorkel masks free. Grocery delivery. We speak English and Spanish and will help you with arrangements for a perfect vacation. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Koko Resort

Address: Las Cabanas, Isla Colon, Panama
Region: Panama > Bocas del Toro Province > Isla Colon
Price Range: ₹ 7,660 - ₹ 10,670 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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Also Known As:
Koko Hotel Isla Colon
Koko Resort Isla Colon, Panama - Bocas Del Toro
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“All the cabins are good. The two further out are the best.”
  • Sitting in the hammock.
 of 5 bubbles danh856, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Cabins in front the Dolphin and Orchid best breeze and view”
 of 5 bubbles Travelingfools0618, 19 Sep 2016 | Read review
“I almost hate to share it but the Starfish Cabin is perfect!”
 of 5 bubbles jhaley673, 20 Jul 2016 | Read review
“any chalet is beautiful”
 of 5 bubbles 2laughlivelove-2, 9 Jul 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in the apt. The cabins are likely quieter. The apt is near to local homes with loud music playing quite late into the evening.”
 of 5 bubbles patriciad129, 14 May 2016 | Read review
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