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Newest reviews for Careening Cay Resort

  • Adriano
      Costa Rica
    September 5, 2014

    I liked the service and the room I stayed which where over the sea. The food from the restaurant was great.

    I did not like the sorruonding area of the hotel, looks like a Gueto.


  • Andrew
      United States of America
    August 8, 2014

    really clean, great value for a family traveling, great food, cool resort on the water.

    fan didnt blow hard in room (but you have an ac)


  • Anonymous
    July 26, 2014

    The hotel is very cute! The view is wonderfull! It is such a pleasure to have breakfast looking to the ocean. The breakfast tasted very good. All rooms have air conditioning. The taxi boats to the main island come very quickly and you can call them from the hotel phone, they only costs 1 dollar. I would certainly come back to these hotel!

    The wooden floor outside the cabins is very slippery, be careful. The breakfast is only from 8:30 to 9:30, it should be longer. For a 4 star hotel i expected more confort, but the hotel doesnt have frigobar, they dobr change the sheets and towels every day, they only clean a little bit the room once a day.


  • Gary
    July 18, 2014

    The proximity to Bocas Town was good. The three dogs on the property were awesome

    The bed was the worst I've ever had anywhere. Water taxi service to this side of Isla Carenero is poor. Tiny rooms over the water. Rain enters the room and you have a puddle. Knees hit the wall in front of you when using the bathroom (toilet). Bar closed at 8:30 on a Saturday even though there were 6 people wanting to order and two bartenders.


  • Sharlene
      United States of America
    July 10, 2014

    Joan and Steve were fantastic. They were very helpful and made us feel safe. The cottages were very charming, clean and you cant beat the view. They had a sunday brunch that was fantastic! And $1 beers during the day made it even better. We used the kayaks and it was so nice to explore the area away from the chaos of bocas town, which is a pit. Bring a pack of clove cigarettes along when you come and you can trade boat rides and other services for them.

    The internet went in and out, but I think that is common in the whole country. It is a 3rd world country after all.


  • Sara
    July 10, 2014

    Me and my son (7 years) stayed four nights in Careening Cay Resort. We really enjoyed our stay. The location is great, near the main island but still nice and quiet. Both the owners and the staff are really friendly. Our little hut was small but very clean and newly painted. My son loved playing with the owner's very friendly dogs, and spent quite some time chasing after crabs in the garden. We had dinner in the hotel a couple of times, and the food was really good. I would really recommend this place for anyone traveling with younger children. We would love to come back.


  • James
      United States of America
    June 10, 2014

    The location is wonderful. If you rent a casita on the water, you open your door and you step onto the dock and looking out onto the water.

    Owners dogs run free on the property. If you are a dog person, you wont mind. Otherwise, its a bit of a nuisance when the come up to you when you are sitting near your casita or try to swim with you.


  • Manoel
    June 9, 2014

    The Careeing Cay Resort was an excelent choice since it' s just 5 minutes from the main island (Isla Colon) and you can easily get a boat during all day/night. Also the food and the drinks at the Cosmic Crab (the hotel bar) were great and had reasonable prices. Try the special seafood while watching the sunset. It will be memorable!!! The owners Joan and Stephen were very kind and helpull. The cabins were cleaned every day. The hotel also offers free kayaks for you to paddle around Carenero Island. I can't wait to come back to this hotel.


  • Anonymous
    June 1, 2014

    Nice houses on a great spot with views over the water and on bocas town. We had a recentently renovated basic cabin. It was basic, but it was clean and everything you neef is in it.


  • Christian
    April 21, 2014

    What we loved the most is that you can be close to Bocas without being in the middle of the noice. Just 30 seconds away and for 1 dollar boat ride you can be surounded by nature and with a great view. The restaurant has a great bar, nice drinks, great attention and the best sundown in town.

    Nothing. Just as a hint, buy some supplies in Bocas as there are not many shops in Carenero Island


  • James
    April 12, 2014

    Small family resort, clean and comfortable but with a Panama flair. Owners and staff were great, we stayed 8 nights. Our room was simple, clean and good to sleep in. For times other then sleeping, we had a great porch with rocking chairs or you could go up to the Bar/Restaurant have an excellent meal with generous drinks. The bar/restaurant is well situated to get a great breeze and if you are lucky a perfect sunset


  • Orlando
      United States of America
    April 1, 2014

    I like the staff and owners and the view are excellent . No issues in that area.

    I go there everytime I go to bocas so obviously I like the place so insted of saying what I don´t like ill use another word wish is what need improvements some rooms need improvement and upgrades. Beside that the place is fantastic.


  • Lara
    March 23, 2014

    The cabinas are nice. The Restaurant is okay. The Island is just perfect.

    Unfortunately we had bedbugs in our Room.


  • Anonymous
    March 21, 2014

    i slept in the over sea rooms , the room is very cute. its amazing that your room is actually on the water,the place is very nice , and they have good breakfast ,the staff is nice and helpful.

    the over sea rooms are very small its difficult for two people to mange there. the place is far from the main island and every time you want to get there you need a taxi boat (1 $ one way)


  • Gail
    March 10, 2014

    Wonderful to sit out and look over the sea outside your hut. Clean and comfortable, no bugs.

    Noise at night from across the water.


  • Rosemary
    March 8, 2014

    The location was beautiful and the staff were friendly.

    In the booking information the ad stated it was a 3 bedroom cottage. There was only 1 separate bedroom. The bathroom shower was full of mould.


  • Petra
      Czech Republic
    March 7, 2014

    Very friendly and helpful staff. Calmer, then the city across. Beaches around - I recommend Star fish beach - main Island and Red Frog - Bastimento. Both by water taxi. Great place for great food and for snorkeling - Blue coconut at Isla Solarte.


  • Nayla
      United States of America
    February 12, 2014

    So glad I decided to book this despite some bad reviews. Some of the problems pointed out are just things that come with being on an island (bugs? It's nature). The place was a dream for me. My cabin was right above the water, super cute, and it had everything I needed. The wifi doesn't reach every room, but it works in the bar area, which was also sitting on the water, and an amazing place to hang out at. They have happy hour until 6pm, a simple but good free breakfast every morning, and an amazing brunch on Sundays. It was really nice to take boats ($1-$2) to go to the busy town, then go back to my own "island-home." I’ve been traveling for quite some time, and this was the most unique stay ever! They offer kayaks for free use, so that was a blast! The staff was super attentive. I watched them go above and beyond anytime there was any issue (things that weren't even their fault), and felt incredibly comfortable. I was sad to leave, and will never forget my stay here. Would definitely return.


  • Elisabetta
    February 8, 2014

    The owner (rude) the breakfast (really poor)


  • Toni
    February 5, 2014

    Smelly room,hard bed, shower was grimy need to keep sandles on


  • Lorraine
      United Kingdom
    February 3, 2014

    Location is amazing. The resort and views are stunning and the cocktails and food are to die for..



  • Anonymous
    January 19, 2014

    Very friendly staff, nice territory, rich coctail's menu. Nice dinners, but only from fish, seafood and chicken. Good lobsters. Адекватный и дружелюбный персонал, помогали в вопросах заказа такси, экскурсий. Большое коктейльное меню и нормальный бармен. Приемлимые ужины, но только из рыбы, морепродуктов и курицы. Дешевые и вкусные лобстеры.

    Poor breakfast. I like meat and be not satisfaction. Old and wet rooms, no sound insulation in rooms. The island around of this hotel is dirty. Бедные и однообразные завтраки, только яйца, булочки и панкейки. Старые и сырые комнаты. Рядом с отелем деревушка с кучами грязи, в самом отеле - нормально.


  • Anonymous
    January 10, 2014

    Dirty and old. The owners are just interessted in their self. Not a good place to stay.


  • Anonymous
    January 7, 2014

    Great ambiance and location.

    The room's AC was not powerful enough to cool a shoe box.


  • Mary
    January 1, 2014

    I liked that it was a little bit out of the crazy bocas tourist mayhem

    I didn't feel the safest trying to walk around the island on my own especially with thefts being more prevalent during high season. Also whilst the views and sunsets were stunning the little box style Accomm on the waterfront was a bit claustrophobic for my liking. Good was a bit touch and go too


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