With an opening date planned for sometime in 2019, the Viceroy Hotel Group is set to open up the Viceroy Bocas del Toro Panama, an overwater resort located off the Caribbean coast and set against a rainforest backdrop. In total, the resort plans to feature 186 different guestrooms and residences, 42 of which will be located over the water and alongside 457 acres of beach coastline.

Destined as an eco-friendly resort option, guests will also find that only electrical cars and sustainable technologies are allowed.

Update: The opening date has now changed to 2021.

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Rooms and features

All in all, there will be 186 different rooms to choose from, some land based while others perched over the Caribbean ocean. Those located over the water will allow guests views of the coast and ocean as well as access to a private terrace and plunge pool. The rooms themselves will be large in size with ample room to move around and will be designed to feel more like an apartment rather than a room.

Resort amenities and activities

Outside of the rooms, the resort also plans to have various amenities available for guest use including but not limited to a fitness center, pools, a cinema lounge for those nights you wish to view a movie, a library and an indoor meeting area. A spa is also planned and is due to feature rejuvenation pools tucked into the rainforest alongside a list of spa treatments.


In addition, guests will find themselves privy to several different resort dining options. With 8 in total, you’ll have your choice of a beach dinner or a fancier option. Dishes will be prepared with fresh, local ingredients as well, continuing with the theme of eco-friendlness. Restaurants and lounges will also serve drinks and cocktails.

Around the resort

If you’re the kind who loves a little adventure during your vacation, this resort may just have exactly what you’re looking for with rainforest zip-lining, snorkeling, surfing, hiking, paddle boarding, sailing and the option to take part on a deep fishing trip. At the resort, you’ll also find yourself surrounded by the San San Pond Sak wetlands where you’ll find plenty of wildlife viewing, making it a great destination for outdoor and animal lovers.

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    1. Rute,

      You’ll want to contact Sandals about this. They have a phone number on their website. -Roger

  1. Yes they are being constructed, I have a friend who is working on the environmental side of the project and I have seen pictures of them under construction, can’t give a finish date though.

    1. Dianne,

      It turns out they just announced that they plan to offer them as of November 15, 2016, which is great news. Thanks for the update. -Roger

    1. Shadi,

      We haven’t heard anything new, unfortunately. I was even in Montego Bay last summer and heard nothing. These Caribbean overwater bungalows never seem to get going, although the ones in the Riviera Maya area will open on September 1, 2016. -Roger