The crowning jewel of this discovery is the private island estate, Sweet Bocas. This unique adventure home encompasses everything I look and wish for in world life experiences. Sweet Bocas, is a six hectare property, that includes the second largest lake in the region and a working permaculture farm. Its most distinctive feature is the seven bed-room, three-story, custom teak villa that floats above a warm Caribbean reef teeming with marine life. The house is surrounded by a deck that provides sweeping 360 degree views of the water and surrounding area. This island property also features an infinity pool, a state-of the art work out room, a tennis court, a mobile party pontoon, two additional glamping structures, and lots of magical grounds to explore.
The villa was designed for personal use by the, restauranteur and entrepreneur, Annick Belanger. Annick’s deep commitment and love of the property eventually lead her to transform her home into a one of a kind travel experience. The attention to detail in this home from furnishings to fixtures is exceptional. Belanger is a word travel and has brought back distinctive pieces from far flung places such as India, Morocco, Senegal, and Italy to create a fun, colorful and luxurious environment. The food is equally as exciting and flavorful. We were served 3 exceptional meals a day by Sweet Bocas’s own private chef.
Exploring the surrounding regions and beaches was an adventure every time. There are no roads to the property, all travel is done by boat and the best of Bocas is seen from these water taxi rides. The Caribbean vibe that permeates the local town and water culture gives this place real soul. Sweet Bocas has several different vessels to explore water from; a high-speed, full cabin 30-foot motor yacht, a more relaxed, covered Panga, and a traditional Panamanian solid wood, dug out canoe (with a motor).