Welcome to Dolphin Bay Cabanas.
Our small eco-conscious waterfront resort has just three gorgeous en-suite cabanas. With great views across the bay, you can watch the dolphins play while relaxing on your own private deck or on either of the two over the water relaxation ranchos.
The Cabanas accommodate a maximum of two people and the rate is EXCLUSIVE of breakfast and dinner.
We have a range of sailing vessels as part of the resort that you are welcome to rent during your stay and we are happy to arrange tours, making use of the local tour operators. Dolphin bay is renowned for it's dolphin watching, which you can do right from the cottage and there is an organic chocolate farm and botanical garden just to the south of the bay which is a wonderful tour.
Dolphin Bay Cabanas also includes an incredible 3km walk through the forest where you are likely to encounter sloths, howler monkeys and a wide range of birdlife. This is a true nature lovers paradise.
Need access to the 'real world' - we have wifi! Our eco-conscious cottage runs off solar power and water is collected in our rainwater catchment system, so you'll be drinking the freshest water, free of charge.
Collection and transportation is available at $15per person or if you prefer we can arrange a taxi service for you.
a cayuco and snorkelin gear
My boyfriend and I had a wonderful 4 days at dolphin bay. The cabins were great and we loved lying in the hammocks for hours reading. We always looked forward to the breakfasts and dinners. Though make sure you bring snacks to get you through the daytime as all you will want to do once u arrive is relax at the place! Thank you Jelle, Diana and Janika for being great hosts (and oli says he loved going out in the canoo)!
Jelle and his wife and mother were very welcoming. When we arrived in Bocas Town we called Jelle and he advised us to get a water taxi (and where to catch one). His mother met us at the dock and made us feel at ease right away. She and his wife made delicious breakfasts and dinner. The cabana was lovely with a nice clean bathroom and right on the water. They helped us plan and arrange various activities including a beach trip, snorkelling and dinner at the taco restaurant across the bay. Meals are family style which was fun to meet and socialize with other guests (and plan daytripa together to reduce costs). The dogs are friendly and happy. The property is well maintained and quiet and peaceful. Lovely to watch Dolphins swim by as you sip your morning coffee.
My husband and I stayed at Dolphin Bay Cabanas recently and absolutely loved it!! This was the 2nd trip to Bocas and we decided to do a bit of hopping around the islands at different locations. The 2 days we spent at Dolphin Bay were mostly rainy, but I think it was the best place to be when encountering that weather (which can be somewhat frequent in Bocas).
We loved the very friendly dogs (who also "led" us up the hill on our hike), the wonderful breakfasts and especially the family style dinners. The dinners were our favorite - with hours of hanging out and talking to other guests after that.
You just don't find a lot of places where you can experience such peace and relaxation coupled with the opportunity to be part of a small community, even if it's for a short time.
Jelle and his family have truly made a very special place to be.
Our stay at Dolphin Bay has been fantastic and truly relaxing.
Firstly, Jelle has been a wonderfully friendly, fun and accommodating host. He has made his business and home an extremely welcoming place and allows for guests to feel very much at ease and comfortable during their stays. We very much enjoyed any time spent with him chatting on the dock, when he invited us sailing or simply watching him play with his lovely dogs. He even dropped us off to our next stop on our trip.
The venue itself is beautiful and secluded, which makes it the perfect spot for unwinding and letting go. We spent most out time in hammocks on the docks with a book and listening to the water flow past. We saw Dolphins 3 times during our 4 night stay. The garden areas around the cabanas are well maintained and lush. There is a nature hike you can take - it's muddy if you go following rain, so take trainers. The dogs will most likely come along with you for the walk also, which is sweet.
Breakfast is very tasty and varied. The cheesy omelette is delicious and you'll always want more! There are also breads, jam, fruit and pancakes to go with you juice and tea/coffee. Dinners were also lovely and varied. It was a lovely chance to meet other guests at the venue and these were delicious. Jelle's wife created some lovely meals for us and as we are vegetarian, always ensured there was something equally special for us at the table.
There are activities that can be arranged by Jelle and his family for you. Information can be found in the restaurant and the site has wifi should you want to research these locally.
Overall, this was a truly relaxing start to our island hop honeymoon of Bocas. Jelle and his family have created a secure and comfortable environment for guests to simply let go in. We would absolutely recommend a stay here.
Wonderful stay in the most beautiful location. Undoubtedly one of our favourite air bnb experiences. Amazing foods, amazing hosts, great guests and adorable dogs. We can't recommend Dolphin Bay enough
Jelle and his family are very great people. Lovely, helpful and polite.
The dolphin bay is a beautiful little island a half hour far with the boat from almirante and the main island of Bocas. Jelle offer a lot of nice activities but the best is to enjoy the feeling. Feel you far of reality.
From the second we stepped off the boat at Dolphin Bay to the moment we left we felt 100% taken care of. Jelle and Diana were absolutely wonderful hosts, always ready to answer any questions and provide whatever we needed. The food is fantastic and it was really wonderful getting to spend time with the hosts and the others staying on the bay. Every activity is a highlight. The hosts also do an excellent job creating a relaxing atmosphere which was exactly what we were after. We will remember this place for a very long time.
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