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Hotel of the week: Nayara Bocas del Toro

Nayara Bocas del Toro: Unrivaled Casual Elegance - Our goal is to have every guest who visits Nayara Bocas del Toro feel appreciated, at home, and have one of the best experiences of their lifetime.

 

Caribbean Sea Private Island Location

Nayara Bocas del Toro was created to be the western world’s ultimate boutique luxury vacation destination. You no longer need to travel to Bora Bora, Tahiti, or the Maldives to experience an exotic private island vacation with over the water villas on stilts. It is as simple as a three-hour direct flight from Miami to Panama City Panama, a one-hour regional flight to Bocas Del Toro, and a fifteen-minute boat ride to Nayara Bocas del Toro.

Spectacular Property

Frangipani Island has nine acres of dry land, over eighty acres of mangrove, and 3.1 miles of shoreline which is perfect for kayaking. Crafted in Bali, Indonesia, our custom overwater villas and 100-year-old Elephant House restaurant were shipped halfway around the world. We selected this resort style because of our adoration for Balinese architecture, interior design, and beautiful wood and stone carvings. Our clubhouse, nicknamed the Colonnade, is the center of activity at Nayara Bocas del Toro and includes The Coral Café, an enticing 70-foot freshwater pool, gym, and spa.

Charming Bocas Town Only 15 Minutes Away

Nayara Bocas del Toro is the only over water resort in the world that has a lively island town within sight and a short boat ride away. Bocas Town is the hub of activity in a cluster of islands where “cars” are colorful panga boats and “roads” are the waterways between islands. Think of Key West in the 1960s, Bocas Town has over sixty bars and restaurants and more bicycles than cars.

Invironmentally sustainable

We built Nayara Bocas del Toro entire infrastructure with local Panamanian labor. In fact, we employed more than 60 Panamanian workers throughout 2019. Nayara Bocas del Toro is 100% off the grid. We use solar energy, purified rainwater, and an eco-friendly wastewater treatment system engineered specifically for a mangrove island. We have conducted two environmental studies to ensure we are being kind to the mangrove and caring for its crystal-clear waters. We also constructed and placed our overwater buildings in specific areas to avoid interfering with the coral surrounding our private island.

Luxury Water Villas and Treehouses in Panama

VIEWS THAT STRETCH FOR MILES - THREE LUXURIOUS OPTIONS

 Private Pool Villa

Our private pool luxury over-water villas are positioned to take full advantage of the steady, warm breeze of the Bocas Del Toro Archipelago. Sip cocktails in your private pool as dolphins pass by or step into the inviting Caribbean water, eternally warm and crystal clear. Situated among the coral with plentiful starfish, this side of the bay is well suited for snorkeling.

  • Private saltwater pool
  • Stairs into the sea
  • Snorkel masks and fins
  • Romantic Balinese tumpang sari canopy over your bed

Water Window Villa

These luxury over-water villas feature a glass floor inlay to view the sea life below from inside the villa. Enjoy a flute of Champaign on your comfy deck sofa as you watch a stingray glide by. The ever-inviting calm waters of the Caribbean Sea on this side of the bay is perfect for a leisurely swim.

  • Glass floor inlay inside the villa
  • Romantic fire pit
  • Stairs into the sea
  • Snorkel masks and fins
  • Romantic Balinese tumpang sari canopy over your bed

IBUKU Island Treehouses

Our stunning Elora Hardy designed bamboo treehouses will transport you to another realm. Reaching a height of forty feet, you will feel on top of the world and experience a sense of awed wonder. There is a surprise at every turn including a circular door and a dumb waiter reaching from the jungle floor to grand living area at the top. 

  • Whimsical groundbreaking designs
  • Inspirational bamboo living spaces
  • A feeling of ethereal beauty
  • Javanese hand hammered copper bathtubs

Room Highlights for Water Villas and Treehouses

Room Features

  • Living space is 102 square meters, or 1,100 square feet, including the deck
  • Tablet with room service app
  • Complimentary room service 24 hours a day
  • Luxurious King bed with 300-thread-count, organic cotton linens
  • Private terrace
  • Air conditioning
  • Complimentary high-speed WiFi
  • Smart 4K TV for WiFi connection
  • Coffee machine
  • Safety deposit box
  • Bathroom Amenities
  • Plush bathrobes and towel

  • Premium reef-safe bath and body amenities
  • Hairdryer
  • Complementary Services
  • Room service available for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and cocktails
  • Turndown service
  • Daily stocking mini-fridge (beer, wine, and snacks)
  • Daily cleaning service
  • Included in Rate
  • Unlimited five-star dining at The Elephant House overwater restaurant
  • Breakfast, lunch, and snacks at The Coral Café
  • Villa fridges stocked with drinks and snacks
  • Unlimited premium liquors and wines
  • Paddleboarding
  • Kayaking the mangroves
  • Snorkeling, including equipment
  • Fitness center
  • One boat transfer from Bocas Town to Nayara Bocas del Toro and a second boat transfer from Nayara Bocas del Toro to Bocas Town
  • Free high-speed WiFi in rooms and common areas
  • Concierge service
  • Room service

At Nayara Bocas del Toro, we believe food brings people together on so many levels. Our meticulously crafted menu and daily specials are all made of the finest hand selected meats, seafood directly from the sea and fresh organic vegetables and ingredients. All food and premium beverages are included in your Nayara Bocas del Toro experience.

 The Elephant House over-the-water dinner restaurant and The Coral Café feature dishes from around the world with an emphasis on seafood and a subtle touch of Panama. We also offer menu items inspired by local Bocas Del Toro cuisine. The elegant setting of our hundred-year-old Elephant House restaurant with its majestic wooden beams and constant sea breezes transport you to another world. The poolside Coral Café is a cheerful alfresco setting for a leisurely breakfast, lunch, and snacks.

Nayara Bocas del Toro Executive Chef Joseph Archbold – a Bocas Del Toro native and rising star – is known for bringing culinary excellence to the islands from his experience in cooking abroad. Chef Archbold studied with Le Cordon Bleu in Panama at La Universidad Interamericana before furthering his experience in Michelin Star restaurants like Le Grand Vefour with Chef Guy Martin in Paris. Chef Archbold also has experience cooking in Costa Rica, Key West, Miami, Tampa, and some of the finest French restaurants in Panama City, Panama. He also owns Octo restaurant in Bocas Town.

 Kupu-Kupu Beach - THE WORLD’S FIRST OVER-THE-WATER BEACH ON STILTS​

 Elevate Your Beach Experience

Kupu-Kupu Beach (the name comes from the Indonesian word for butterfly) clocks in at approximately 90 feet long and 20 feet wide. It features velvety white sand and lush palm trees all around. 

Here you’ll find a 10-foot-wide wooden boardwalk, which acts as a natural extension of the island, along with stunning green quartz-tiled stairs that will take you down from the elevated beach to the crystalline waters below. Once in the water, you can enjoy snorkeling, kayaking, or a refreshing dip before heading back to your private oasis.

The Tipsy Bar

While you relax in style on Kupu-Kupu’s plentiful lounge chairs, grab a drink at Tipsy Bar, the beach’s idyllic watering hole with a wood shake roof that also serves light bites, beachside.

Originally opened in 2021, the all-inclusive, adults-only Bocas Bali property has 16 over-water villas on a private island in the Bocas del Toro area, off the Caribbean coast. Fringed by approximately three miles of coral reefs, the property is known for its fully solar-powered, off-the-grid accommodations and its commitment to protecting the coral reefs and mangroves.

The 16 over-water villas enable guests to snorkel, paddle-board or kayak directly from their rooms. Some villas offer glass floor panels for viewing underwater marine life, while others have saltwater pools and steps leading to the sea. In fall 2022, the property will unveil its first Treehouse. There are plans to add several more later this year and the next, with some "floating" 40 feet above ground.

The Balinese-inspired Elephant House restaurant sits on stilts over the Caribbean Sea; and the poolside Coral Café offers an al fresco setting for a casual breakfast, lunch or snacks. Both restaurant bars serve handcrafted cocktails; The Tipsy Bar on Kupu-Kupu Beach is ideal for sipping on a tropical cocktail.

Activities include snorkeling, paddle boarding, scuba diving, fishing, kayaking through the mangroves and spotting dolphins in the bay. Off property, guests can take a seaplane to Isla Escudo de Veraguas, a remote island known for its three-toed pygmy sloths. Other excursions include visiting indigenous chocolate farms and a visit to Monkey Island.

Bocas Bali uses solar energy, purified rainwater and an eco-friendly wastewater treatment system engineered specifically for a mangrove island. Five environmental studies were conducted to ensure the property posed no risk to the habitat’s mangroves and crystal-clear waters. The over-water buildings were specifically placed to mitigate any interference with the surrounding coral reefs.

Rates are inclusive of unlimited dining at The Elephant House restaurant; breakfast, lunch and snacks at The Coral Café; villa fridges stocked with drinks and snacks; unlimited liquors and wines; paddle boarding; kayaking; snorkeling gear; gym access; a boat transfer from Bocas Town to Bocas Bali (and back); free Wi-Fi in rooms and common areas; concierge service; and room service.

Test source: luxurytraveladvisor.com

Photo’s source: bocasbali.com

Ground Handling Services for Cruise Lines 

From the moment your guests disembark in Port of Panama (Fuerte Amador in Panama City or Colon 2000 in Colon) Tsar Events’ team gives you the professional and reliable on-shore service you need. 

We’ll help you with everything: from classical city sightseeing to special interest behind-the-scene experiences, from Recreation Activities & Adventures to relaxing shopping tours.

All our shore excursions are created by a team of experts who know the destination inside out. We design and deliver a wide range of innovative shore excursions appealing to all tastes and ages using the best local professional guides and highest quality transportation

  

We provide the following services for Groups & Individual guests arriving to Panama by Cruise ships:

 

Main focus is on customer satisfaction. Our goal is to follow upcoming trends and developments on the market to remain sensitive to the needs of our beloved guests. We constantly train our tour guides to satisfy growing demand of larger cruise ships. 

            • Guides: our guides are professionally trained, experienced, hospitable and well groomed. We are able to provide a large number of professional multi-lingual guides on both ports – Bfuerte Amador and Colon. English, German, Portuguese, Russian and other lang8uanges are available.
            • Transportation: we have our own high-quality modern fleet of Minivans (Mercedes Vito) and Minibuses (Mercedes Sprinters). Plus we have excellent relationships with transport providers and maintain regular checks on both vehicles and drivers – constantly working to improve standards
            • Timing of excursions: we update our tours according to traffic situations and other important factors to ensure timely stops and returns.
            • Port Authority: we maintain excellent relations with both the Port Authorities (Fuerte Amador in Panama City and Colon 2000 in Colon) and Tourism Authorities.
            • Dispatch: we ensure adequate amount of experienced staff for smooth timely dispatch of excursions. We liaise with ship staff and transport providers until last minute before docking to ensure smooth quick operation.