Panama's Private Island
Luxury Escape

Bocas Bali will Reopen September 1

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“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.”
– Oscar Wilde

Architect Andres Brenes, best known for designing the world’s sexiest hotel, has created another seductive masterpiece. Within sight of spirited Bocas Town in Bocas Del Toro, Panama, lies an extraordinary over-the-water getaway, Bocas Bali, which rivals the most breathtaking resorts in the world.

Our resort’s charismatic host Scott Dinsmore ensures a warm, unforgettable experience for our guests, who enjoy our rare blend of informal spontaneity in an elegant Caribbean setting.

Dreamy Accommodations

Our guests enjoy 1,100 square feet of spectacular alfresco living, resting on stilts over the Caribbean Sea. In addition to a private pool and terrace, each villa features a king bed with sumptuous linens and an elegant hand-carved soapstone mural. In traditional Balinese style, artists dedicated over 1,000 hours to carving each villa’s teak wood furnishings.    

Lavish Dining & Cocktails

Your dining experience at The Elephant House and The Coral Café foregoes traditional all-inclusive fare in favor of local, farm-fresh ingredients and regional seafood sourced from Bocas fishermen. Inspired by our on-site greenhouse, our master chef masterminds innovative dishes for every meal.

You can begin your mornings with eggs Benedict and mimosas. A relaxing break in the afternoon calls for traditional English tea and scones. As evening approaches, ask David about the “el Tico,” which he introduced in Estonia and led to the world semi-final cocktail championship. Indulge in a lobster dinner with Glenlivet 12 Year scotch every night if you wish. Or sample a new dish from our dynamic menu each evening.

Unending Activities

Swim or snorkel directly from your overwater villa. Or explore the Caribbean waters surrounding our island via kayak or paddleboard. For a secluded snorkeling experience, the small island directly across from the villas hosts breathtaking sea life.

Bocas Bali’s cerulean waters are warm year-round. But if you prefer freshwater over saltwater, our stunning clubhouse pool is a serene spot to sunbathe.  

Kayak and snorkel the surrounding mangroves

Exhilarating Seaplane Flight

Commercial flights are available to Bocas Bali, but the best way for you to get a feel for the remarkable beauty and unique geography of Panama’s jungles and Caribbean coast is by seaplane.

Within an hour of departing Panama City, you will be landing in the crystal clear and calm Caribbean waters of Dolphin Bay and taxing up to the dock of Bocas Bali.

Ask our helpful staff for a price quote.

Bocas Bali Seaplane

Environmental Sustainability

We are passionate about preserving the natural beauty of our private island and its waters. Bocas Bali is 100% off the grid. Catchment basins store 55,000 gallons of rainwater to provide all of our purified freshwater needs. And the sun generates our electricity in the form of solar power

We’ve also conducted environmental studies to learn how to care for the island with minimal disruption to the environment. As a result, our water villas are strategically placed to avoid disturbing coral and marine life.

Solar Panels on Our Staff House

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