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Lying 15 miles of the coast of Panama, the secluded and fully-sustainable Islas Secas is Panama’s only private island reserve and lodge. The archipelago of 14 islands can only host 18 guests at a time, offering exclusive access to one of the world’s most diverse ecosystems. A combination of world-class luxury and tropical outdoor adventure characterises this incredible resort.
Home to a number of private villas nestled within the tropical gardens, guests can retreat into a sanctuary of modern comfort and barefoot luxury. Each villa has its own decking area with a plunge pool and cabana and boasts stunning views at every turn. Ranging from one to four bedrooms, there are plenty of options depending on your requirements. The villas capture the island's calming ambience, while natural materials combine to create a comfortable place to relax in after a day of exploring.
The Terraza is the heart of the island, with a cathedral-like design this is where guests share meals and tales of their adventures. Tuck into freshly-made, delicious dishes that use local ingredients and authentic Panama flavours - this is ocean-to-fork dining at its best. Right next to the Terraza is the Hemingway-style Bar and Lounge. Relax with a post-dinner drink in the bar or cosy up in the games room with its library and archaeological artefacts from the region.
The rich waters surrounding the islands are home to over 750 species of fish and 128 plant species. During your time here, you will have unparalleled access to one of the world's most vibrant natural environments. Whether you are snorkelling or diving you'll be sharing the waters with blue and black marlin, whale sharks, giant mantas, as well as bottlenose dolphins and sea turtles - plus many more ocean-dwelling animals. During different seasons, Islas Secas lies in the path of the migration of two separate humpback whale populations - it's a privilege to watch these gentle giants making their way through their blue home. A short boat ride away lies Coiba National Marine Park, a UNSECO-designated area which is a refuge for a number of threated marine species.
There are countless other activities and adventures to choose from. Enjoy water-sports like paddle boarding and kayaking, make use of the resort's fishing programme, and set off on a tour with a naturalist to learn more about the animal residents of the islands - they are home to the second-largest Frigate bird colony in Panama and over 50 species of resident and migratory birds. Perfect for families, the islands are a natural playground for children and parents to enjoy.
Sensationally beautiful these remote islands make for the perfect luxury getaway, minus the crowds
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