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. Well written article.

    We are planning on staying at St. Lucian in the Spring of 2022 celebrating our Anniversary. Any of suggestions you may have ? If there a price difference for “in Season” and if so what are the dates ?


    1. Keith,

      The overwater bungalows at the St. Lucian seem to be the same rate almost every day of the year, and that’s a bit over US$2,000 per night if you book 3 nights or more. For shorter stays it’s MUCH more expensive for some reason. The high season for St. Lucia runs from mid December through the end of March, but the rates seem to be the same as summer, strangely enough. Let me know if you have any other questions. -Roger