Bocas del Toro, Sweet Bocas, Panama

Beyond Luxury Experience

In the Caribbean Sea, off the coast of northern Panama, is a well kept secret – a private island for intimate gatherings and authentic experiences. Once a vision became reality. Sweet Bocas is a place for limitless opportunities to explore, discover, create, and give back. It  became an expansive estate on a private island with a villa that includes all the amenities and comforts one could dream of. From consciously curated furnishings, to a state of the art self sustaining farm and greenhouse, all offerings throughout the Sweet Bocas experience are meant to give back in a larger, more meaningful fashion: servicing people, initiatives, and organizations that are making the world a better place.

SWEET BOCAS

Sweet Bocas is an architecturally stunning, handcrafted villa that floats off the shore of its own private island in Panama’s Caribbean waters.
Sweet Bocas is a majestic 20,000 square foot, three-story, seven-bedroom full-service luxury villa constructed entirely out of Panamanian teak, built atop over 100 cement stilts and connected to a six hectare (15 acres) island/property by a 130-meter dock.
Sweet Bocas is a self-sustaining natural ecosystem, know as a permaculture, where sustainability is not just a buzz-word. The commitment to the guest is matched only by the commitment to the natural environment that envelopes every aspect of their stay, from the crystaline water, to the handcrafted teak house, from the farm’s hand picked produce, to the pure rainwater that fills their glass.

LOCATION

Sweet Bocas is perfectly located in the region of Bocas del Toro archipelago in Panama. The private island offers ultimate privacy and can be only accessed by boat.

 

THE EXPERIENCE

Choose what suits you best and discover the beauty of the area Bocas del Toro or enjoy all the facilities on the island.
With more than 300 beaches around and access to numerous waves surfers and non-surfers alike will be satisfied.

ACCOMMODATION

Sweet Bocas offers 9 bedrooms from which 7 bedrooms are located in therein villa. The two other bedrooms are on the main island. These “clamping under the stars” bamboo structures are located close to the fresh water lake offering the same luxury standard as the other bedrooms in the villa.
All bedrooms have a king size bed with 100% handcrafted linen sheets, silk blankets as well as cushions. Each room also offers a day bed. All rooms have air conditioning and also have outdoor lounging areas. All bedrooms have their own en-suite bathrooms, offering organic and handcrafted body products.

ACTIVITIES

Besides surfing there are so many things to do. Either you relax and unwind around the natural area of the island or you can enjoy various physical activities offered right on the island. Such as yoga, paddle boarding, snorkeling, tennis or the onsite gym. All these activities are available for guests of Sweet Bocas. Some of the best beaches in the region are very close by and turtles can be observed at the marine turtle observation and protection at Bluff Beach and Long Beach. But there is more. For a more cultural experience you can visit the villages of the Ngöbe–Buglé and enjoy a Sweet Bocas Native Village Tour.
The full list of Sweet Bocas’s excursions is the following: Adventure Trips for Kids, Art Classes for Kids, Beaches, Canoeing, Catamaran & Motorboat Sailing, Dolphin Watching, Fishing, Forest Hiking, Gymnasium, Jet Skiing, Jungle Excursions, Kayaking, Kickboxing Classes, Marine Turtles, Native Village Tour, Paddle Boarding, Permaculture Tours, Snorkeling & Diving, Spa, Surfing &, Kiteboarding, Tennis Lessons, Treasure Hunt for Kids, Yoga and Meditation Classes.

THE ESTATE

Guests and visitors can enjoy exclusive access to a 15-acre private island that boasts the regions second largest freshwater lake, outdoor social areas, gardens, art installations and secluded reception facilities. Glamping suites furnished in the same style as the Villa, are available for more accommodation. The estate also has a 30 foot yacht available for expeditions around the Bocas del Toro archipelago, including local villages and other unforgettable locations.
This expansive estate is developed with permaculture designed to regenerate and exist harmoniously with the surrounding ecosystem. We are able to provide a true farm to table experience as well as educational and formative activities for anyone interested. The estate was envisioned not only to provide exceptional experiences for guests but to give back to the environment.

SURFING

Legend has it that Bocas del Toro gets its name from waves crashing upon volcanic rock making a distinct sound similar to the roar of a bull. It comes to no surprise then that that nine ocean facing islands in Bocas Del Toro boast some of the best surfing in Caribbean and the world. The main surf season runs from late November to March with secondary season in June, July and August. The waves are varied to fit all needs; sand beaches of the highest quality to reef points and secrets breaks lie around every bend in this archipelago.
Surfing guests can access the numerous waves in the area by private boat. This area is rich with islands and coves that create waves as well as numerous beaches with great sand bars. There is a good range of waves for new surfers who are just gaining skills. For the seasoned surfer looking for a solid barrel, the Bocas region offers several world class waves. We love this area for its diversity in reefs and beach breaks. Because of the multiple islands in the area, there many nooks and crannies that provide uncrowded waves.

GETTING THERE

COMMERCIAL FLIGHTS
There are several option for travelers heading to Bocas Del Toro. Many guests fly into the international airport in Panama City, Panama (PTY) and then transfer to the domestic airport thirty minutes away. Air Panama (www.panamaair.com) has several daily flights that go into Bocas del Toro International Airport (BOC). The ride is a quick forty minutes. Once you have arrived, the concierge from Sweet Bocas will handle your transport to the villa.
The other option is to fly into the Costa Rica’s San Jose International Airport (SJO) and take a Nature Air flight (www.natureair.com) directly into Bocas del Toro International Airport. Nature Air flies from SJO and several other locations in Costa Rica to Bocas Del Toro.
FLYING INTO BOCAS DEL TORO (BOC) VIA PRIVATE AIRCRAFT
Bocas del Toro International Airport has a single runway with no taxiway. The runway measures 1,500 m × 26 m (4,921 ft × 85 ft). The airport can only accommodate smaller aircraft and the runway is limited to aircraft under 26,500 LB (12,000 kg). A small terminal exists at the east end of the runway. International arrivals must clear Panamanian customs at the airport.

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