In a Nutshell
Popa Paradise is a 16-room boutique hotel located in the uninhabited Popa Island. Accommodations range from the ocean-view, standard rooms located near the beach to the free-standing casitas complete with satellite TV, DVD player, air conditioning, Balinese-style furniture, and large, private porches. Perched on a hillside, the clubhouse shelters indoor and outdoor lounges, a bar, and a small spa and yoga studio. A freeform pool, bistro restaurant with daily changing menu, and a little islet featuring a romantic gazebo round up the hotel facilities.
Our rating: 4*
Location: Popa Island, 30 minutes by boat from Bocas Town
In the rooms (16): Private bathroom with hair dryer; one king or queen or two twin beds; tiled floors; ceiling fan; air conditioning. Casitas (9) also feature satellite TV, DVD players, Wi-fi, and private porch. There are also 2 Junior Suites and 1 Luxury Suite with sitting areas and wrap-around balcony.
Guest services: Restaurant; bar; swimming pool with swim-up bar; yoga studio; massage room; library; gift shop; water sports; private beach; catamaran for charters
Insider comment: Adults-only (18+) hotel.
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