Red Frog Beach is the premier destination in the Bocas del Toro Archipelago. International publications and guide books consistently rank Red Frog Beach as being one of the nicest beaches in all of Panama. It has the unique combination of being fringed by lush rainforest and the aquamarine waters of the Caribbean that makes it so compelling. The Villas at Red Frog Beach resort is just a 10 minute boat ride away from Bocas Town, close to many services and an extensive list of dining and nightlife options, but far enough away to retreatto the villa and the natural amenities that abound nearby.
Being part of Panama also has its advantages: Panama is frequently touted in International Living as a top place for retirees and with its dollarized economy, cosmopolitan capital, stable economy and growing list of tourism amenities it is becoming a favored alternative to Costa Rica next door. Bocas del Toro, Panama was listed as the top travel destination for travelers in 2016 by Travel + Leisure.
Location: Bastimentos Island, Bocas del Toro, Panama, Central America
For Sale: House, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths with infinity swimming pool (Sleeps 6-8), furnishings included
This villa was the first model home built in the Red Frog Resort community and its showcase swimming pool, large coral pool decks and thatched poolside hut (bahio) reflect tropical outdoor sensibilities to match the well appointed interior. Cool travertine tile flooring is underfoot in all areas and the open floor plan upstairs features a modern kitchen with tasteful granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances and native hardwood cabinetry (also in both bathrooms). The entry level features an open floor plan: a great room with a huge beamed and vaulted ceiling, kitchen, hardwood dining table (with seating for 6, seating for 3 at the kitchen bar) and couch seating with entertainment system.
There is an expansive private loft above the great room with a king-size bed and sitting area with hide-a-bed sofa. The villa has two bedrooms (in addition to the loft): a master suite with queen-size bed and private bath and a secondary bedroom with two twin beds and adjoining bathroom. The home is designed to sleep 4-8 people.
The wrap around travertine tile deck skirts the entire villa and creates ample private sitting areas. This was a home that was built for entertaining and outdoor poolside dining options are a key feature. This vacation home is in the Los Altos neighborhood of the Resort which has the lowest density of homes with almost no through traffic while enjoying the Caribbean views right out the front door (the great room and front yard feature filtered Caribbean views). The villa is an easy five-minute cart ride (or 15 minute walk) to the popular Red Frog Beach with its beach club, activity center and Punta Lava Bar and Grill. The more secluded Turtle Beach is also within walking distance.
The incredible Bastimentos Sky Zipline Canopy tour is located within the resort and Kayukos Island Lounge and Restaurant features a mellow nightlife vibe and inexpensive meals. The lounge area is a great place to originate boat tours to Zapatilla Keys, Crawl Key, Dolphin Bay and other far-flung adventure spots. Transport within the resort is available from Resort Management with sufficient notice. Since the villa is located at the Red Frog Beach Resort, water sport activities (kayaking, surfing, paddle boarding, snorkeling) or nature based activities (hiking, beachcombing) are readily available on location.
No trip to the resort is complete without the 25-minute walk to Polo (North Beach), which features white sand beaches adjacent to one of the most scenic coral reefs in the archipelago. Great for protected swimming and snorkeling. More ambitious visitors can make the 3-hour round trip hike to Playa Larga in the Bastimentos National Marine Park. These trips can originate right out your front door. Both beaches are hawks bill and leather back turtle nesting grounds and can be seen during turtle nesting season with a guide.