So you happen to be docked in Bocas Del Toro, you have just finished a busy charter and you have a free day, put down the chamois and look no further than the Blue Coconut.

A hidden paradise

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This secluded bar and restaurant is located on Isla Solarte and like most places in Bocas can only be reached by boat. It’s just a short water taxi ride from Bocas Town or Isla Bastimentos, depending on which marina you are in. With a roof made of bamboo and thatched with palm leaves, the simple wooden buildings perched over the water on stilts make for the perfect setting to relax in. Open from midday to 6pm you can be sure to spend all afternoon there.

Go for the food, stay for the happy hour

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It isn’t just good for its setting, the food is worth the trip. With true relaxed Caribbean service, kick back and try out the lobster tacos, if you still have room, the plantain fries are a winner. Whilst enjoying the food, take advantage of the generous happy hours. The bar staff are cocktail masterminds, try the signature blue coconut and if cocktails aren’t for you, the beer is always cold and easily flowing. And it isn’t just a restaurant…

Don’t forget to go snorkelling and watch the sunset

Boasting cold drinks in warm water, the perfect combination for a day off. The crystal clear waters and reef surrounding this floating restaurant is a great spot for snorkelling, there is gear available or pack your own. If you want to explore and looking to build up an appetite, they also have a few SUP’s on hand. If time runs away with you, luckily there is a reason to stay – admire the dramatic sunsets, best done in a hammock with a passionfruit margarita in hand.

And relax…

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One of the top spots in Bocas to relax, scout out the lounge chairs and over the water hammocks for some ultimate relaxation. If you haven’t already spent the day on them, be sure to find your way there to wind down. If you visit on a weekend you could be in for some live music too.

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