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Nayara Bocas

a Private Island Paradise in Bocas del Toro, Panama

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Nayara Bocas del Toro

Panama’s Private Island Luxury Escape

The Resort

World-acclaimed architect Andrés Brenes, has created another seductive masterpiece.  Within sight of spirited Bocas Town in Bocas del Toro, lies an extraordinary Balinese inspired over-the-water getaway, Nayara Bocas del Toro 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.

10 Reasons to Choose Nayara Bocas del Toro

  • Lavish dining and cocktails

  • Private island seclusion in Bocas del Toro

  • Lively Bocas Town 15 minutes by boat

  • Boundless off-island adventures

  • Elegant art and architecture

  • World’s first over the water  beach

  • Over the water villas with easy US access

  • Luxury private flights from Panama city with Blue Skies Panama.

  • Wild dolphin nursery behind island

  • Ecologically sustainable

Dreamy Adult-Only Accomodations

Water Villas

Our guests enjoy 1,100 square feet (102m²) 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.  Each villa’s teak wood furnishing required 1,000 hours to carve and craft.

  • Seven water villas with private pools

  • Nine water villas with smalls glass floor and larger terrace

  • The floorplans and furnishings of the water villas are identical

  • Tumpang sari over every ultra-comfortable king bed

  • Buyouts available for all 18 units

  • Adults only – ages 16 and above.

Unveiling the whimsical treehouse by Ibuku

The treehouse of your dreams

This is Ibuku’s first project in Central America. Two fifty-foot treehouses designed by Bali-based studio led by Elora Hardy.  The solar-powered treehouses are constructed from four varieties of locally sourced bamboo and 19 varieties of reclaimed five-hundred-year-old, partially petrified hardwoods recovered from the floor of the Panama Canal.

Two Restaurants

Lavish Dining and 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 del Toro fishermen.

Inspired by our on-site greenhouse, our master chef masterminds innovative dishes for every meal.

  • All food, premium cocktails and wines included

  • The Elephant House over-the-water restaurant for dinner

  • The Coral Café for breakfast, lunch and snacks

  • Broad international menu with a slight Panamanian twist

  • Everything is plated. No buffets

Things to do at Nayara


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.

Nayara Bocas del Toro cerulean waters are warm year-round. But if you prefer freshwater over saltwater, sunbathe at the stunning seventy foot long pool.

  • FREE –  Hangout on the world’s first over-the-water white sand beach.
  • FREE – Watch the dolphins play in Dolphin Bay behind our island.
  • FREE – Enjoy our fitness centers located in The Colonnade
  • FREE – Make memories in lively Bocas Town – 15 minutes by boat.
  • Treat yourself to a couples’ massage in our Colonnade Spa room
  • Tour the Green Acre’s chocolate farm – 12 minutes by boat.
  • Be amused by the Monkey Island Excursion – 20 minutes by boat
  • Explore Isla Colón by ATV