We are Wendy and Simon Langford, originally from England (Yorkshire) but for the 18 years prior to moving to Bocas we lived in the USA. We absolutely fell in love with Bocas Del Toro the moment we got here, on our return home from that first trip we immediately put our house on the market and literally sold everything and moved out to Bocas to create our own Oasis and Boutique Bed & Breakfast. We purchased a house with stunning views of both the Ocean and Jungle, it did however need some serious TLC. Since then we have created four luxurious suites (each a little different), two looking directly on to the Beach and two having Jungle views. Each suite has oversized bathrooms with an open feel. As you lay your head on the pillow you fall to sleep listening to the sound of the Ocean and then wake to the sound of the jungle in all its glory.
tOasis and The View Restaurant are located right on Bluff Beach on the Island of Isla Colon in the Archipelago of Bocas Del Toro in Panama, located some 20 minutes form Bocas Town is easily reach by Taxi or local bus, so getting into the town is easy. We have a restaurant on site and the are a couple of other close by too, so if you are looking for tranquility then your at the right place as we also do not take any children under the age of 13. The islands are known as the Galapagos of the Caribbean due to diverse, un-spoilt nature that thrives here. Bocas Del Toro really does have something for everyone; from Lazing in a hammock and reading that novel while listening to the ocean or participating in the many Yoga sessions with stunning views, to exploring the Jungle and Ocean to marvel at the wildlife and flora, to being adventurous and maybe taking ATVs into the jungle or zip lining through the canopy, or Scuba diving, fishing or surfing. These are just a few things you can do while on your vacation with us. See our section on Activities for more details.
While it truly is Paradise, off the grid living is not for everyone though. For instance; we rely on the sun for all of our electricity needs, and so there are limitations and so we ask our guests not to use electrical items that have a heating element, such as hair dryers or hot irons!! In addition, we do not have AC, however, our home has lots of ventilation and whisper quiet ceiling fans in all the rooms to make for a comfortable night’s sleep. But if these things are important to you, then maybe that Off the Grid vacation isn’t for you.
If you want to experience off the grid living, where you can wash your hair in pure (filtered) rainwater, (yes we rely on the rain for all our water needs) and then let it dry and style it in the warm Caribbean Breeze, then you have come to the right place.
The Bluff Beach area is very tranquil and laid back, there are some great bars and restaurants a short stroll away and things tend to close around 9 pm so you can then relax on our deck with a glass of wine and star gaze or simply retire to your room. If you are wanting a lively evening and sample the many bars and restaurants in town, Bocas town is easily reached by a small local bus or by taxi (it’s a short 20-minute ride). So you can really have the best of both worlds – totally unwind and relax at Oasis and live it up in town
Take a look at our Activities section and also our Gallery to see why we love this place. We look forward to meeting you soon, space is limited so please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any other questions or need more information.
We cannot wait to meet you and welcome you to our Oasis
Wendy & Simon