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Buenaventura J.W. Marriott Resort and Spa

Buenaventura J.W. Marriott Resort and Spa

Luxurious and elegant resort on the Pacific, with stylish and contemporary rooms offering top-notch comfort.

The huge, low-rise luxury Buenaventura J.W. Marriott Resort and Spa by the sea is an hour or two's drive from Panama City. Almost more like a beautifully manicured town than a hotel (there’s even an original colonial chapel), it’s an extremely elegant complex blending the latest in interior design with classic architectural influences.

Extensive sculptured gardens and atmospheric lighting endow it with a romantic ambience suitable for couples, while its smart guest rooms – bright and unashamedly luxurious with discreet, contemporary furnishings and indulgently plush bathrooms – appeal to holidaymakers and business people alike. Garden view rooms have a private walled patio. The hotel’s three restaurants serve excellent, innovate gourmet cuisine.
There are a number of pools, the most striking of which stretches out infinity-style towards the Pacific just beyond. There’s also full beach service, and many optional activities from horse riding to bird watching. 
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What our clients say

  • We didn't realise the partial canal transit would be in such a big boat with loads of other tourists - not a problem, but would have been good for this…

    NF, Tunbridge Wells
  • Because of my interest in shipping, the Panama Canal partial transit was fascinating. 

    JB
  • "Bocas del Toro was great fun and frivolous and a great journey there by boat."

    GS, Bushey
  • Top experiences in Panama - going through the canal and exploring Panama City and surrounding area. I was surprised to find that Panama is not just the Canal Zone!

  • Each part of my trip had a special moment. I loved both the new and old parts of Panama city, but my highlight there was seeing sloths while walking up…

    TF, Wakefield
  • Most Memorable Moment?: Too hard to choose one. Panama Canal Transit was a lifelong ambition.

    NA, London
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Our Expert's Opinion

For me this was a brilliant place to spend my last night in Panama before flying home. Just a few hours from the capital the rooms are amazingly comfortable and with little else around it is the perfect place to unwind at the pool after time exploring the country.

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Jim Ashworth Product & Marketing Jim first caught the Latin American travel bug in 2001 when he decided at the last minute to join a friend travelling around Central America – he hasn't looked back since.

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    Sophie lived in Chile before joining us and has travelled extensively across Latin America, from Mexico to the furthest tip of Patagonia and beyond to Antarctica.

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