Nayara Bocas del Toro : Panama’s Private Island Resort

Nayara Bocas del Toro, a private Island resort in Panama. Located in the Bocas del Toro archipelago on Frangipani Island, a private island off Panama’s Caribbean Coast within sight of spirited Bocas Town, this private island in Panama can be reached by 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.

Offering a refreshing alternative to the likes of Bora Bora, Tahiti, or the Maldives Nayara Bocas del Toro is an extraordinary Balinese inspired over-the-water getaway. Designed by Panamanian architect Andres Brenes, this private island retreat is inspired by his adoration for Balinese architecture, interior design, and beautiful wood and stone carving.

In fact, the custom overwater villas and 100-year-old Elephant House restaurant were shipped halfway around the world from Bali, Indonesia. Along with original artwork, such as a hand-carved soap stone mural and a sculpted two-ton sugar root, complement the hotel perfectly.

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Nayara Bocas del Toro offer 3 luxurious accommodation options. Private Pool Villa, a luxury over-water villas are positioned to take full advantage of the Bocas Del Toro Archipelago. Relax in your private saltwater pool as dolphins pass by or step into the inviting crystal clear Caribbean water. The Private Pool Villa is also ideal for snorkelling thanks to its location amongst the coral with plentiful starfish.

Water Window Villas are over-water villas that feature a glass floor inlay to view the sea life below from inside the villa. Boasting a romantic fire pit and comfy deck sofa, the calm waters of the Caribbean Sea on this side of the bay is perfect for a leisurely swim.

Both Water Window Villa and Private Pool Villa feature a romantic Balinese tumpang sari canopy over your bed and stairs that directly take you into the sea. It is worth noting that all the overwater buildings are constructed and placed in specific areas to avoid interfering with the coral surrounding.

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The newly added bamboo treehouses takes accommodation to greater heights. Designed by Elora Hardy of Ibuku, a Bali-based architecture blend Balinese and Panamanian aesthetics. The treehouses feature lofty 21-foot ceilings, open-air living rooms and full-length windows, all accessible via a winding staircase. 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, along with beautiful Javanese hand hammered copper bathtubs.

The Colonnade is the centre of activity for Frangipani Island, indulge in afternoon cocktails, casual lounging, and enjoying a refreshing dip in the seventy-foot freshwater infinity pool. When you are hungry, head over to the majestic Elephant House Restaurant and Bar is a 100-year-old structure shipped halfway around the world from Bali, Indonesia. Take in the moon glistening on the water and perhaps a stingray gliding by as you delight in lobster paired with the perfect chilled white wine. If you fancy something a little more casual pop over to the Coral Café an inviting alfresco setting for breakfast, lunch, drinks and snacks as you admire the cloud lights and colourful mural inlaid with hundreds of hand-painted wooden shakes from Bocas del Toro.

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Nayara Bocas del Toro is also home to world’s first over the water beach on silts – Kupu-Kupu Beach (the name comes from the Indonesian word for butterfly) 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 snorkelling, kayaking, or a refreshing dip before heading back to your private oasis.

Full attention has been paid to environment sustainability since Nayara Bocas del Toro is 100% off-grid, the eco-conscious villas rely entirely on solar energy, along with purified rainwater, and an eco-friendly wastewater treatment system engineered specifically for a mangrove island is used.


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