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Reviewed 22 January 2018

We loved it here. The owners and their team are great. The pool is really nice too with the swim-up bar. The room we were in was very casual, but the A/C worked well. The beach is very nice, but they didn't have it set up, so we were not able to spend much time on the beach other than a short walk. The common room has a bar, pool table, ping pong, lots of games and a karaoke machine. We'd go back. The best day was when they took us on the catamaran to Zapatilla Island.

Room Tip: We did not see what the bungalows looked like.
  • Stayed: December 2017, travelled as a couple
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Vincent R, Owner at Popa Paradise Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2018

Thank you for visiting us and for sharing your experience with the TripAdvisor community. We are sorry that the weather was not very cooperative during your stay, which limited our use of the beach and Rosie's Beach Bar. Thank you for mentioning the cruise to the Zapatillas on our catamaran "S/V Rosie"... after a few hiccups getting going, everything turned out quite nicely. It is a big job getting the sailboat ready for these trips, but always worth the effort, and we're glad your group helped us to make this happen.

Looking forward to seeing you again,

Vince, Rosie, Craig and the Popa team

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Reviewed 1 January 2018

A fantastic vacation experience for our entire family. A beautiful island, with private beach and pool. We all achieved an extra level of relaxation with Vince, Craig and staff giving 110% for 7 days to ensure that all our wishes and needs were fulfilled! Great Food by the Chef, and service with a smile throughout. Tours of a Chocolate Farm and Monkey Island; Scuba Diving and Catamarin excursions- all quickly arranged at a moments notice without any issues. All guests were super nice and interactive, (but also sensitive to personal space and family dynamics). All around 5 star experience!

  • Stayed: December 2017, travelled with family
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Vincent R, Owner at Popa Paradise Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2018

We sincerely appreciated the visit of you and your lovely family, and of course the kind words. Sorry you did not get a chance to meet the "Jefecita"!

Hoping to see you again,

Vince, on behalf of the entire family here at Popa Paradise

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Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

We stayed here for a few nights but all wish we had stayed longer! It’s a beautiful setting, lots of palm trees and a view of the ocean from the pool. Free use of kayaks, paddle boards, fishing gear and plenty of masks, fins and snorkels. Food and drink were excellent. All staff have been extremely friendly and helpful!

Stayed: December 2017, travelled with family
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Vincent R, Owner at Popa Paradise Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2018

A great review from a great couple - much appreciated! It is always gratifying when our efforts are successful and appreciated.

All the best - hoping to see you again in the future.

Vince, Craig and the whole crew

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Reviewed 19 December 2017

the monkey island visit is very interesting, worthwhile
nice place to relax
friendly personal
all inclusive system is practical
different tours are available , but unfortunately the bad whether conditions did not permit us the full enjoyment the time

Room Tip: comfortable room , but the shower was not in good shape, a weak water flow and not enough hot water
Stayed: November 2017, travelled as a couple
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Vincent R, Owner at Popa Paradise Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2018

We appreciate your stay, and this review. Unfortunately, the weather did not cooperate very much during your stay; something that happens from time to time in December, as the rain days and rain inches are near their highest point of the year. Nonetheless, unless you are very unlucky, you will see some periods of sunshine to be able to enjoy our beach, pool, and outdoor activities.

With kind regards,

Vince - owner

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Reviewed 11 December 2017

What a lovely relax after being in the city. There were 4 of us travelling together . We had the hotel/beach / everything to the ourselves and we were made to feel special. We liked Rosie very much as she was so natural and genuine, she fell over backwards to help and provide all our needs and ensured we had a lovely time. All staff were really friendly which was perfect after the rude locals we encountered in Panama City. I would recommend this hotel with its idillic paradise surroundings gorgeous beach and pool

Room Tip: It was good that rooms had mosquito nets which are a must. Romantic setting with lovely little outside seating to take in the view
Stayed: November 2017, travelled as a couple
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Vincent R, Owner at Popa Paradise Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2017

On behalf of Rosie and her dedicated team at Popa Paradise, thank you so much for sharing your experience at our hotel. We strive to create the kind of stay that you enjoyed, and it is very gratifying when our efforts are recognized and appreciated. Hopefully I will be there next time you come and visit!

Vince (Rosie's husband), for all of us at Popa Paradise

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