Beautiful Caribbean Island Villa for Rent in Bocas del Toro, Panama on Shepherd Island. This Villa can be rented in whole or part. In addition, we have 3 similar Villas for rent adjacent to this one. Very comfortable accommodations with orthopedic mattresses sized for Kings and Queens. Quality linens in over sized guest rooms with incredible views of the ocean, mountains, and jungle. Coral reef wall skirts sand bar rimmed salt water lagoon off of the beautiful & small man made white sand beach. Lush jungle hiking trails produce ample sightings of butterflies, birds, frogs, lizards, flora, and fauna. Paddle Boat, cayucos, snorkel gear, water skis available for use. Chocolate tours and jungle tours on site.
Tours for beachcombing, dolphin sighting, botanical gardens, fishing, diving, butterfly farms, yoga/spa treatments, Zapatilla Keys (Survivor series filmed), Red Frog Beach, Bocas town shopping, Indian Village, to the mountains (overnight tours/3-4 hr drive each way) for white water rafting and coffee tours are all available, and much much more. Or you can relax on the beach and take in the view. In relation to Bocas town . . . we are secluded from the 24 hr noise of Bocas yet only a 20 min. taxi ride away. In addition our beach water is calm for snorkeling, floating, swimming, canoeing without breaking waves or dangerous undertow. Starfish Reef is located on beautiful Shepherd Island which is 10 minutes away from Almirante and 20 minutes by boat away from Bocas Town in tranquil waters. There are water taxis available for transportation between island and mainland locations. This is an active outdoor lifestyle community. You will get exercise unless you do not leave your villa.
This Villa has high quality stainless steel appliances in the full kitchen complete with coffee maker, ice maker, and microwave. Laundry service is available, family style meals and/or romantic gourmet dinners can be purchased with advance notice, or you can hire your own cook with 2 wks advance notice to prepare meals in your villa. There is a movie and book library, snorkel gear is available for rent, or bring your own, great swimming, snorkeling, fishing, lounging, floating, paddling, exploring, birding, boating, relaxing, resting, hiking, learning, etc. Ocean view: 250' of Cacao Tree Grove, large mangos, coconut palms, tropical flowers, and a tree canopied walk/hike/ATV trail are all that is between your villa and the beach. Mountain views as well. Small man made white sand beach, sand bar rimmed salt water swimming lagoon, shallow Coral Reef & 20' coral Wall for diving snorkeling, chairs for sunbathing on the sand bar in the water.
Our calendar is almost never full as we have several accommodations very similar. We have a 3 night minimum stay. We can accommodate small groups for yoga retreats, weddings, dive package vacations, family reunions, corporate retreats, fishing groups, etc. We are available for planning and setting up your Destination Wedding on site. The same goes for planning yoga, corporate retreats, dive, fishing, and family reunion vacation packages. About Us-We are from Austin, TX where we spend time when we are not here in Panama. We have a small cabin property on Lake Travis in Austin. Please email with any questions.
reviewed 2 months ago
Had an excellent time snorkeling, walking through the jungle, boating to a nearby restaurant, and just lounging around. A bit of a ride from the main island in Bocas, and you have to bring your own food, but the hostess is wonderful. If you're nice to Niko (her local helper) he'll scrounge around for a coconut, cut it up with his machete, and give it to you for a nice refreshing drink. This was my favorite stop on my trip!
Starfish Reef is a small Caribbean Island Nature Retreat with eco-villas . . . comfortable accommodations in over sized guest rooms.
Other Activities: jungle hiking, fruit picking, tour boat, paddle boating, cayucos (dugout canoes), sun/beach bathing