Not a bad experience at all, but just want to say that Bookings.com needs to update the name of this place. It is NOT called 'Careening Cay' anymore. This led to confusion when we first arrived in Bocas del Toro, because nobody knew it by this name when we were trying to arrange a water taxi from Bocas town. The name of the place is now 'Cosmic Crab', which is easier for the local people to pronounce and easier for everyone to remember, as well as having a humorous touch Also, it was a rather complicated process to pay for accommodation with a credit card because we had to set up a Pay Pal account first, and the internet connection was slow at times.
Very laid-back atmosphere. Wonderful patio overlooking the water, with great drinks and food (recommend the coconut shrimp). Also quite a substantial breakfast every morning. Catherine, a friend of the owners who recently started working at Cosmic Crab, was very helpful and friendly, we really enjoyed chatting with her. "Junior", the bartender/server, and the young woman (whose name I've forgotten), were also very welcoming.