Quiet place right on the water, good for relaxing and not doing anything
☺The hotel itself is nice. There are two cabins with two rooms each built on either side of the dock, with a restaurant and sitting area in the middle. You're right over the water on a deck built on stilts. The room is big and comfortable, with nice sheets and towels and all of that. It's super quiet and dark at night so great for sleeping.
This would be okay if you want a place to relax and do nothing. If you want to visit other places in the archipelago it's inconvenient. It's much easier to get boats and organized tours in Bocas Town, but that's a ramshackle little town that's not for everyone. In general, I wouldn't recommend Bocas del Toro as one of the world's great beach vacation destinations. The snorkeling was okay there, but the visibility wasn't great and although there was some coral we didn't see a huge number of fish.
☹There's not much to do from the hotel. You can't walk anywhere from there. Most activities in Bocas del Toro are on the water. The hotel has its own boat, maybe two, but it's a small place with at most 8 guests so it's not like there are organized tours. You have to ask, it takes a long time to organize, and it costs more than going on a group tour from Bocas town. The advantage I guess is that you get to say where the boat goes, the disadvantage is that the boat is small, doesn't have a cover, is operated by two teenagers, and you can't go as far or visit multiple places (or at least it would be expensive to do so).
Our rate included breakfast, but it's not much and there's no choice. You get a small fruit cocktail, scrambled eggs and a couple of pieces of cold toast. There are no options for lunch or dinner except the hotel's restaurant, and prices are very high, with mains costing north of $20.