Best Luxury Hotels In San Blas Islands Panama?

Land based accommodation in the San Blas islands is not abundant. Hotels or resorts in San Blas are quite basic due to the limited development of the region and the difficulty in provisioning and communications.

There are a few issues to consider when booking a hotel in San Blas.

This unique and vast archipelago does host a few island resorts and hotels, which due to the quality of the service are mostly dedicated to budget travelers and backpackers, so take that into consideration prior to deciding between an all inclusive crewed catamaran vacation or a hotel vacation.

The definition of luxury hotel is not exactly interpreted and addressed in the same way throughout the world, but providing a luxurious accommodation experience to the guest as well as other services adapted to the location and its possibilities must be provided in order to meet excellence. There are no set standards in luxury accommodation so do not be misled by how many stars a hotel holds, specially in this part of the world.

Hotels in San Blas offer minimum amenities and services and that is due both to the limitation in the infrastructure of the San Blas region and the different criteria between indigenous and western "comfort" standards. Once again, the definition of luxury can differ.

So what is the best accommodation in San Blas: a Sailing holiday or a land-based holiday?

Choosing a sailing holiday in the Caribbean and specially navigating through the more than 350 islands and Cays of San Blas opens the doors to a more diverse experience with unique possibilities to enjoy and understand this untouched part of the Caribbean.

Why would you specifically choose an island and hotel in San Blas when there is so much to discover in the rest of the islands and Cays?

Sailing San Blas offers the possibility of visiting a new island, cay or anchorage every day of your trip. Sailing holidays in San Blas mean total freedom with your schedule and itinerary.

In our following posts we will cover the recurring topic of Sailing holidays vs. land-based holidays and we will analyse from a global perspective the different advantages of either embarking on a crewed sailing vacation or choosing a hotel for your stay.

Here is the list of hotels in San Blas:

El Porvenir hotel which is the island located on the West of the bay of San Blas offers basic accommodation as well as meals and basic water tours.

The island of Waisalatup in the Lemon Cays has a few cabanas with basic , it´s a 45 minute water taxi transfer from main land.

Mola Nega in the island of Cagantupo also in the Lemon Cays offers private accommodation and water activities such as snorkelling and kayaking in the nearby reefs.