Bluff Beach Retreat

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On the beach, sun-loungers, beach towels
On the beach, sun-loungers, beach towels
On the beach, sun-loungers, beach towels
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, pool loungers

Overview of Bluff Beach Retreat

Bluff Beach Retreat

3.0 star property
3-star beachfront B&B with outdoor pool, near Bluff Beach

9.0/10 Superb

10 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
Bluff Beach, Isla Colon, Bocas del Toro, Panama
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On the beach
  • Restaurants
  • Outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • 24-hour fitness centre
  • Free use of bicycles
  • Beach sunloungers
  • Beach towels
  • Spa services
  • Babysitting
  • Airport shuttle
Feel at home
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Kitchen
  • Separate sitting area
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • On the beach

Getting around

  • Bocas del Toro (BOC-Bocas del Toro Intl.) - 4 miles/6.4 km
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Bluff Beach Retreat

3-star family-friendly bed & breakfast
Consider a stay at Bluff Beach Retreat and take advantage of a round-trip airport shuttle, a terrace and a garden. With a beachfront location, sunloungers and beach towels, this bed & breakfast is the perfect place to soak up some sun. Treat yourself to spa services, such as a body treatment or a massage. Yoga classes are offered at the 24-hour gym; other things to do include ecotours, hiking/biking and horse riding. Free in-room WiFi is available to all guests, along with a library and dry cleaning/laundry services.
Other perks include:
  • An outdoor pool with sunloungers and pool umbrellas
  • Free self-parking
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (surcharge), free bike hire and concierge services
  • Smoke-free property, luggage storage and a front desk safe
  • Guest reviews speak well of the breakfast and walkable location
Room features
All guest rooms at Bluff Beach Retreat have comforts, such as Laptop workspace and separate sitting areas, in addition to amenities, such as complimentary wireless Internet access and safes.
More amenities include:
  • Showers and free toiletries
  • Furnished balconies or patios, wardrobes/cupboards and separate sitting areas


English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 9 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 7:30 AM until 6 PM
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 25
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 6 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 72 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 6:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 25


  • Babysitting*


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours a day)*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (surcharge) each morning 8:00 AM–10:30 AM
  • Restaurant
  • BBQs

Travelling with children

  • Babysitting (surcharge)

What to do

  • On the beach
  • Yoga classes
  • Ecotours
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Horse riding/hire
  • Scuba-diving nearby

Working away

  • Meeting rooms


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Free bike hire
  • Beach sunloungers
  • Beach towels
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas


  • 3 buildings/towers
  • Built in 2005
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • 24-hour fitness centre
  • An outdoor pool
  • Spa services
  • 24-hour pool access


  • Handrails in stairwells
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Well-lit path to entrance


  • English
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Window screens

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • In-room massage
  • Furnished balcony/patio
  • Garden
  • Individually furnished and decorated
  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Towels
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Stovetop
  • Free bottled water
  • Cookware, dishes and utensils
  • Blender
  • Coffee grinder
  • Ice maker
  • Paper towels


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Eco-friendly cleaning products provided
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Restaurant dining guide

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the on-site spa services. Services include massages and body treatments.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • Service fee: USD 4 per person, per night

Optional extras

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast is offered for an extra charge of USD 15.95 for adults and USD 6.95 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 20 per vehicle

Children & extra beds

  • Babysitting is available for an extra charge

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Pool open 24 hours
  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff.


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

This property does not have lifts.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a first aid kit on site.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

Also known as

Bluff Beach Retreat Hotel Panama
Bluff Beach Retreat Hotel
Bluff Beach Retreat Panama
Bluff Beach Retreat Hotel Bocas Town
Bluff Beach Retreat Panama/Bocas Del Toro - Isla Colon
Bluff Beach Retreat Hotel Bocas del Toro
Bluff Beach Retreat Bocas del Toro
Bluff Beach Retreat B&B Bocas del Toro
Bluff Beach Retreat B&B
Bluff Retreat Bocas Del Toro
Bluff Beach Retreat Bocas del Toro
Bluff Beach Retreat Bed & breakfast
Bluff Beach Retreat Bed & breakfast Bocas del Toro

Frequently asked questions

Does Bluff Beach Retreat offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Bluff Beach Retreat does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Bluff Beach Retreat?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Bluff Beach Retreat?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool. Guests have 24-hour pool access.
Are pets allowed at Bluff Beach Retreat?
Sorry, neither pets nor service animals are allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Bluff Beach Retreat?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Bluff Beach Retreat?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 20 per vehicle.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Bluff Beach Retreat?
You can check in from 7:30 AM - 6 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
What is there to do at Bluff Beach Retreat and nearby?
Have fun with on-site activities such as horse riding, cycling and hiking. Additional recreation on-site includes ecotours and yoga. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the bed & breakfast's other amenities, which include a 24-hour fitness centre and spa services. Bluff Beach Retreat also has a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Bluff Beach Retreat?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Island Plantation (6-min walk), Octo (5.9 mi) and Raw Fusion (6.2 mi).
Does Bluff Beach Retreat have self-catered rooms fitted with kitchens or kitchenettes?
Yes, a kitchen is available in every room, and also includes a blender, a coffee maker and a coffee grinder.
Does Bluff Beach Retreat have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a furnished balcony or patio and a garden.
What's the area around Bluff Beach Retreat like?
Bluff Beach Retreat is on Bluff Beach, and a short 1-minute walk from Bastimento-Bocas del Toro Ferry Terminal. The local area is walkable and popular for its beaches.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Beautiful place
We had a wonderful and relaxing stay. Great place to get away from everybody and everything.
7-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The Best!
This was one of the best vacation spots I've experienced. There are so many nice features, e.g. eco-friendly resort design, bicycles, beach equipment, wildlife, comfortable lodging, location near beautiful beaches, dining nearby, awesome lap pool, and very friendly and attentive on-site hosts. It was very much a paradise and I hope to return someday.
Lars, 5-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Loved it!!
Super cool, very unique, amazing people highly recommend!!
Peter, 3-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Great family location in remote area of Bocas
There are many wonderful things to say about this 'off the beaten path' spot in Isla Colon. First, it really is down a sandy, unpaved lane that hugs the edge of the "bluff" beach and is a very bumpy ride, but was navigated well by either of the two dedicated taxi drivers that work directly with the owners and will make sure that you are picked up and/or delivered ontime wherever you are going. After that little taxi adventure, you will arrive to welcoming hosts that help you get settled in quickly. We stayed with our 10 yr old son in a 2-bedroom cabin that was extremely clean and comfortable. The kitchen had ready access to purified water (charcoal and UV purified from reclaimed rainwater), as well as full appliances, pans, plates, etc. You'll find a lovely long lap pool with lots of kids' pool toys, bikes to take and roam about, a yoga and exercise room, and a terrific masseuse "on call" who does wonderful lymphatic work. In terms of food, they have no restaurant for lunch/dinner, so you'll need to take a short walk to a nearby hotel that does have one (the hosts will call for you and notify them you'll be coming), but they do provide not just one, but TWO breakfasts! There's an early breakfast that starts at 7am with coffee/tea and cereal (including homemade granola), and then at 8:30am there's a full breakfast with things like eggs, freshly made bread, etc. Just delicious. This was definitely a great experience and value all around.
Jennifer, 3-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Ivan, 6-night trip with friends
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2/10 Poor

Muy bonita la casa , el lugar , la playa Maravillosa , no apta para bañarse Eso no aparecía en la reserva . La ducha horrible , mal echa muy abierta se salía toda el agua , quedando el Baño saturado de agua y húmedo.. El desayuno malo al estilo americano Tipo Niño , cosas con mucha grasa Y no saludable . El personal de mal carácter ., debieran ser más amables y serviciales con el Turista
MAngelicaBarros, 6-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

We spend 5 nights at this hotel, and we wish we could have stayed at least a month. The hotel and surroundings are beautiful, the breaksfast is delicious and Steve, Karen and Ron are so helpful and friendly. The beach is just across the road, you live in the jungle and there are amazing restaurants within 5 minutes walk. We couldn’t ask for a more perfect destination for our vacation - we’ll be back soon.
5-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Luis Felipe, 3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

El hotel es acogedor muy bueno para descansar. Buena atención de los empleados y el dueño. Se debe mejorar el camino hacia el hotel. La atención y los huéspedes durante el tiempo que estuve fue excelente.
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