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JW Marriott Panama Golf & Beach Resort in Rio Hato, Panama

You are surrounded by the bright hues of tropical gardens, the sparkling waters of the Pacific Ocean, and the comforts of award-winning accommodations. Sound like paradise? It is - at JW Marriott Panama Golf & Beach Resort. Located oceanfront in the town of Coclé, just 80 minutes west of Panama City, this fantastic getaway has everything you could possibly desire for a blissful beach vacation. From the Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course, to the full-service Corotú Spa, to myriad eco-adventures and water-faring activities, this resort brings you some of the very best experiences that Central America has to offer. Every room and suite features a private garden or balcony, in addition to a spacious layout and Spanish-inspired design. Marble bathrooms, lavish linens, and state-of-the-art tech amenities elevate your stay with a touch of panache, and the attentive service of the hotel's staff is exemplary in every way. An ideal choice for an impeccable vacation, JW Marriott Panama Golf & Beach Resort exceeds the norm and promises a thoroughly fulfilling stay.

Allow the pool attendants and beach butlers to assist in arranging the perfect set-up for you in the sun, and start your days off basking in the beauty of this tropical destination. El Faro Beach is right on site, and nearby you can surf in Rio Mar, take a horseback ride along the coast, or go snorkeling for a view of the underwater marine life. Enjoy direct access to Buenaventura Golf Club, with its par-72 course and spectacular views of the coastline and beach. Furthermore, the nearby courses of Manta Raya, Vista Mar, and Playa Blanca offer additional greens to play. Relax and rejuvenate at the resort's wellness oasis, Corotú Spa, where a variety of facial treatments, body scrubs, massage, and hydrotherapy options await you. When it comes to pleasing the palate's sense, the resort's multiple dining options present what you crave. The locally sourced ingredients and regionally inspired menu at Tamarindo restaurant provides a tempting dinner destination, the golf club's Prime 19 is perfect for a casual lunch, and you can dive in to fresh sushi at Tai Kai and a full cocktail menu at Bar-a-Lago. Everything you want is here for the taking, so find your piece of paradise at JW Marriott Panama Golf & Beach Resort.

Location of JW Marriott Panama Golf & Beach Resort

JW Marriott Panama Golf & Beach Resort
340 Calle 3ra, Buenaventura
Rio Hato, Panama

Nearest Airport: PTY

Amenities for JW Marriott Panama Golf & Beach Resort

  • General Information
  • 118 Rooms and Suites
  • Non-Smoking Property
  • Pet Friendly
  • Handicap Accessible Rooms
  • Dining
  • Poolside Dining
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Pool Bar
  • 2 Bars
  • 24-Hour Room Service
  • Swim-Up Bar
  • 5 Restaurants
  • Sushi Bar
  • Pool Wait Service
  • Open-Seating Dining
  • Oceanfront Dining
  • Bar & Restaurant
  • On-Site Amenities
  • Beauty Salon
  • Shoe Shine Service
  • Spa on Property
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Housekeeping Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Beach Butler
  • Gift Shop
  • Fitness Room
  • WiFi
  • Game Room
  • High-Speed Internet Access
  • Complimentary Parking
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Gardens
  • Beach Access
  • Outdoor Whirlpool
  • Pool Cabanas
  • Beach Amenities
  • 18-Hole Golf Course
  • In-Room Amenities
  • Turndown Service
  • Air Conditioning
  • Cable Television
  • Hair Dryers
  • iPod Docks
  • Iron/Ironing Boards
  • Marble Bathrooms
  • Flat-Screen Televisions
  • Luxury Linens
  • Coffee & Tea Facilities
  • Bottled Water
  • Work Desks
  • Bathrobes & Slippers
  • WiFi
  • Activities
  • Excursions
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Tennis
  • Ecological Excursions
  • Nature Walks
  • Golf Lessons
  • Jet Skiing
  • Surfing
  • Mini Golf
  • Sightseeing
  • Zip-Lining
  • Horseback Riding
  • Golf
  • Nature Hikes
  • Water Sports Programs
  • Business
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Services
  • Family
  • Cribs
  • Babysitting
  • Rollaway Beds
  • Nearby
  • Shopping
  • Restaurants
  • Golf
  • Beaches
  • Public Transportation
  • Market
  • Interests
  • Beach
  • Family
  • Golf

Reviews for JW Marriott Panama Golf & Beach Resort

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TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 12 hours ago

We had our wedding here in April 2018. It was the most wonderful experience. I stayed at the hotel the week prior to our big day. We had guests from around the world come into town to join us and they stayed here. Everyone had the same response.. What an amazing hotel!! We have to thank Mr. Ricaurte De Leon firstly for everything. He ensured everyone was accommodated accordingly. He made the whole experience a truly pleasant one. He is a true professional. The hotel grounds are beautifully maintained. The rooms are very stylish and well kept. The beds and pillows are some of the most comfortable I have ever experienced in a resort! The staff at the hotel is very accommodating. Every request, whether in person or over the phone, is answered with "Yes, Immediately".. and shortly thereafter, your request arrives. In our case we ordered room service several times and the quality was just as good delivered as it was in the restaurants. The food at the resort is top notch. We had lobster paella almost every day for lunch with corvina ceviche. At night we tried rib eye, grilled covina, fried red snapper, the octopus gallega, calamari.. we tried just about every dish they offered and every single one was tasty and prepared properly. The dish presentation is great. The pools are great, especially the pools by the beach area. Around the pools they play relaxing, chill music, while by the restaurant on the beach, they play more upbeat music. You have a choice, depending on your mood. My family and guests all agree... we can't wait to go back!!!

ungrecco - nyc

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Location is lovely, about 2 hours southwest from Panama City. The staff was excellent, so pleasant, and did their very best to make our stay a fabulous one. The golf course was imaculately maintained and offered a challenging round. Fabulous spa and decent gym. Beach was a little disappointing. Was expecting beautiful, white sandy beaches, but not to be. It’s more of a volcanic, dirty brown/black sand, and water often too rough to even venture into. (Not the resort’s fault). Collection of about 10 different pools makes up for that though. That being said, there are a few things that need attention. The pools need to be cleaned more often, especially skimming the debris from the surrounding trees out of the pools, as well as vacuuming the sand from the pools down by the beach. Pool attendants were non existent so we had to get our own chairs, towels, and chaise covers (I know, first world problems!). They could use more wait staff at the pool area for food and drink orders. They did not seem to solicit from the hotel guests, rather you found your way to the bar or restaurant to make your order. This also was the status at another resort we stayed at, so perhaps that’s just what they do??? Staff was always available to shuttle us around the property to the beach, restaurants, or golf course. Breakfast buffet was included with our room, and I would encourage you to wrangle that deal with your reservation. I was able to obtain that with persistence and a very helpful Marriott reservationist, who stayed on the phone with me looking to secure the best deal. It was not available on my website view, but more of a local advertisement. Food was great, with an excellent choice for the breakfast buffet. Make sandwiches and take fruit/yogurt for lunch. Several restaurants on property to chose from for dinners. Would recommend a 10 minute short drive to the next beach town north, to a restaurant called “La Fogata.” The owner is originally from Switzerland, is trilingual, and is the quintessential host, visiting each table, and chit-chatting with all the customers. You’ll get super fresh seafood in a funky outside decor, with menus in Spanish, English, and French. Highly recommend it The hotel has an extremely attentive staff, who encouraged my version of Spanish, laughed as we communicated in our “Spanglish” translations, and always made us feel welcome, and after just 1 day knew our name and room number. 98% of the staff fluent or near fluent in English, so communication is not an issue. That being said, any attempt to speak the native language is always welcomed. With any of the numerous internet translators available, it is very easy to get a few basic phrases communicated. If you’re ever in Panama City, of course take a day trip through the canal and visit the Miraflores lock visitor center and the Gamboa rain forest, and for some escape time visit the Buenaventura resort for a few days.

traveldoc350 - Ridgefield, Connecticut

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I enjoyed my stayed at the Buenaventura Hotel. The grounds are beautiful and everything is kept immaculate. The service is excellent and all the employees make sure you are well treated. I highly recommend this place if you are looking to relax. The hotel is very private and you have many areas to read and walk around. Adams at the pool area by the beach is the best. He was always making sure we had everything we needed and was good resource for information regarding the hotel area.

Lubep - Miami, Florida

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Return guests from when it was a JW Marriott, we came back since we had a wonderful experience last time. I have been a Marriott Rewards member (Gold Level) since the program was launched and am used to a high level of service-especially at resorts. From the moment we arrived at check-in, the service was poor. While I had checked in on the app, there was still some processing to do and in the middle of the transaction, actually stopped my check-in to give change to a guy who just stepped up to the apology or acknowledgement at all. We got to the room, our luggage was not delivered promptly. The TV was not working right, and calls to "At your service" went unanswered multiple times. We went back to the desk, our luggage was just left unattended. We had to wait in line again to explain that the TV wasn't working. We had to request that our bags get sent and the bellman did promptly bring our bags then. It still took a long time for someone to look at the TV. We also had requested twice that the fridge get emptied of mini bar items and they have yet to come. In addition, the desk staff were not overly warm or friendly, did not mention my Rewards status, as is typically the case. I really hope this changes, meanwhile I need to call for a third time to request that the fridge get emptied.

suett1_10 - Chicago, Illinois

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The property is really nice and well managed. Rooms are clean and very comfortable. Especially the beds :) Breakfast lots of great options, good service. Pools are plentiful with nice ambiance. Beach is beautiful. Overall very relaxing and casual atmosphere. Only suggestion is for staff to smile more, it makes a huge difference. Recommended.


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