Panama meets absolutely every requirement for a sunshine holiday with colour bursting through both Pacific and Caribbean corners: lush green jungles, worship-worthy blue water and pristine white sand to garnish that yellow Piña Colada of yours. Azul Paradise Resort is tucked away on the Caribbean Sea in Bocas del Toro’s Bastimentos Island with nurse sharks, crystal waters and silent starry nights keeping us company- but not for long. The Azul eco-system is expanding further than our premier Eco-resort to include another majestic hotel on the main island of Isla Colon, Bocas del Toro’s epicentre.
The Expansion of Azul
Azul Paradise Beach has been the grandest and glitteriest Eco-resort in the archipelago of Bocas del Toro since our sleek doors swung open on Bastimentos three years ago. We have long prided ourselves on being a safe haven for our guests, a retreat from the hustle and bustle of Bocas Town and the outside world alike. We are now expanding and moving to the pinnacle of the action on Isla Colon, and bringing our luxurious touch with us. Four acres of beachfront bliss on Bastimentos Island wasn’t enough; now we want our guests to have it all, the best of both worlds.
Azul Paradise Bocas Town will have its grand opening in March 2018 and will be the most decadent hotel the island has ever laid eyes on. Set directly on Bocas Town’s Main Street, this new boutique paradise will see guests at our seven penthouse suites orbit to their rooms via panoramic glass elevator. It’s safe to say we have some elaborate plans up our sleeve.
Azul Paradise Beach, our current resort, houses 10 over-the-water bungalows and four luxury beach home rentals equipped with everything that island life calls for. Our Isla Colon venture will come with equally beautiful furnishings and trimmings. We will also shortly be launching Azul Beach Villas dotted all over Bocas Town. If you need a delightful place to lay your weary head, we have one with your name on it. You are hereby beckoned to grab your flip-flops, selfie sticks and someone who loves paradise as much as you do, and come join us in Bocas.
With our impending descent onto Isla Colon, paradise now sweeps across two islands. A brief stroll out of your Azul Paradise Beach cabana will reveal resting sloths hanging loose. One footstep out of our new hotel on Isla Colon will offer you all the adventure Bocas Town has to offer, as we are smack on the main street with restaurants, shops and nightlife galore. Both ventures are two sides of the same coin; providing jobs for locals, dreamy vistas and a stunning introduction to Panamanian life. The high-octane service level our guests have come to expect from Azul on Bastimentos will travel along with us to our new island. When you see the Azul sun logo, you know you have access to the ever-friendly Azul staff to fulfil your every request at any one of our properties. The Azul guest bracelet opens the door to a smorgasbord of incredible opportunities for passing visitors in Bocas.
A New Meaning to Island Hopping
Bocas is a tranquil wonderland made up of nine islands within kissing distance of each other. The primary means to get around in Bocas is by water taxi, how exquisite? The beauty of Bocas del Toro truly calls for a reality check and the archipelago certainly has its fair share of photogenic spots. The region is blessed with tropical beaches to rival your wildest dreams and simply has it all.
Isla Colon is a Caribbean playground where you can surf all day (Bluff Beach & Paunch Beach are renowned breaks) and party all night. On Bastimentos, life conversely unfolds in slow motion. Our over-the-water-bungalow resort in Bastimentos is a postcard-inspired dream; the tilting coconut trees are the proof.
With the Azul brand spreading its reach, now is the perfect time to explore the length and breadth of the archipelago. Our expansion prepares for the imminent ascent of Panama as one of the Caribbean’s most sought-after destinations. A visit to Panama means guaranteed warmth through the weather and the people you will find here. It ultimately matters little which island you choose, as long as you allow us to be the ones to care for your stay.
There are surplus reasons to join the Azul family: a commitment to serving the local community, fantastic service, world-class cuisine by our esteemed chefs, cosy coastal properties and the ability to experience the best of both worlds that Bocas del Toro has to offer- just to name a few.
Many familiar faces sit among our guests: Azul will conspire to make you return and you’ll be glad you did. This time, you’ll have yet another exquisite venue to add to your wish list. We can’t wait to welcome you to our multi-island paradise for the first time, or yet again. After all, what’s better than living the charmed life on an island? Two islands, that’s what.