A few weeks ago my mother and I were snuggled up on the couch watching House Hunters International as we usually do on any given week night, but this one was different. This episode was a “where are they now” version of the show, and on it, I found an awesome little island gem.
A cute east coast raised couple-gone-californians decided that they wanted to embrace the lifestyle of adventure and hospitality and set out looking for the perfect property in Bocas Del Toro, Panama, a secluded island paradise, to create a bed and breakfast. After finding, purchasing, and some hefty renovations, The Firefly was born. Offering 5 posh and eco-friendly rooms, this adorable B&B is geared toward couples who are down for outdoor adventures in an unknown place. To make it even better, the location is situated on the Caribbean and accessible by small boats, ensuring its remote feel. But don’t worry, you won’t be completely stuck out there. A 7 minute boat ride will take you right to Bocas Town, while still feeling far enough from the “hustle and bustle” of the area.
The Trip Advisor ratings, at an overall 5 stars, are great too. All previous guests have had nothing but wonderful things to say about the B&B, featuring frequent comments about how many cute and personal touches the owners put on the location, including a welcome sign featuring guests’ names on the day of check-in. What could be better than that? Oh yeah… The food. Everyone who has stayed there has said that this couple can cook a mean breakfast (they offer dinners too) that easily compares to any metropolitan restaurant but for half the price.
Needless to say, with the rustic yet tropical feel, awesome food, and adorable origins, I’m dying to go and each review I read moves The Firefly up a little bit more on my bucket list of places to stay.