In a Nutshell
Built over the Caribbean Sea, along a mile-long coral reefed coast, Punta Caracol is constructed using the traditional methods of the archipelago. Each handsomely-crafted cabin has been built upon stilts which support a wooden frame over the water and is covered by a thatch roof – an unforgettable habitat congruent with the native communities of the region. The nine exclusive cabins set over crystal clear waters feature two floors, private terraces, and colonial-style beds. At night, the restaurant’s impressive terrace and thatched roof create the perfect surrounding for a candlelight dinner. Ancient crafty construction techniques are combined with the most advanced alternative energy systems such as solar panels, gas cooling in all refrigerators and freezers, and state-of-the-art aerobic systems for micro-processing and sewage treatment.
Our rating: 3*+
Style: Acqua lodge
Location: Off Colon Island, about 15 minutes by boat from Bocas Town
In the rooms (9): Private bathroom; two floors with one king size bed and two twin beds; terrace. Luna Suites also have a sitting area and larger terraces and hammocks
Guest services: Restaurant; bar; snorkeling equipment; beach towels
Insider comment: Being an off-the-grid hotel, Punta Caracol does not provide air conditioning in the cabins. Rates include dinner daily.
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