Viceroy to Open Caribbean Overwater Bungalow Resort in 2021

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Viceroy is planning a 2021 debut for its highly-anticipated overwater bungalow resort on the Caribbean coast of Panama. 

The Viceroy Bocas del Toro Panama will be opening its doors in 2021, according to Viceroy’s Web site. 

The long-awaited resort, which would be one of just a few overwater resorts in the wider Caribbean region, was first announced back in 2016

The resort, set in the spectacular archipelago of Bocas del Toro, will include 42 private overwater “villas,” “the pinnacle of what makes this destination truly extraordinary,” according to the company. 

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In all, the new Viceroy will span 457 acres, with a total of 186 rooms and residences. 

The Viceroy Bocas del Toro Panama will also include eight eateries and lounges, a number of pools, a spa, meditation space and a fitness center. 

“This the Viceroy vibe, with a tropical twist,” the company said on its Web site. 

Once completed, the resort would join a select group of overwater resorts in the region, most notably those run by Sandals Resorts International, which has been steadily growing its collection of overwater accommodations in recent years. 

The property is being designed by Zurcher Arquitectos in Costa Rica, with interiors by Wimberly Interiors. 

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A rendering of the interior of a villa.

The Viceroy would join a handful of boutique overwater resorts in Panama like the popular Punta Caracol Acqua Lodge, also set in Bocas del Toro.

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The Punta Caracol Acqua Lodge in Panama, above.

The move also marks what seems to be a growing trend of development in the Western Caribbean, from the continued boom in hotel development in Belize to this summer’s announcement by Kimpton that it would be opening a resort in Roatan, Honduras. 

Viceroy’s Caribbean portfolio includes a resort in the Riviera Maya. 

Last year, the company opened a new hotel in Mexico, the Viceroy Los Cabos. 

For more, visit Viceroy Panama

– CJ