Sheraton Bijao Beach Resort
- What's Included
- All Inclusive Features
With mountains on one side and the Pacific Ocean on the other, Sheraton Bijao Beach Resort is an adventurer's dreams come true. For the less adventurous, there's a spa, an international-style casino and an array of restaurants and bars. This hotel is a great choice for singles, couples, and families alike.
Overlooking a spectacular stretch of beach and surrounded by lush greenery, this superb resort offers all the ingredients for a fun-filled getaway.
Location: Beachfront, approximately 1 hr and 45 minutes from the International airport.
Bijao is a nice Resort. Not perfect, but by Latin America standards, very good. Staff are very nice. Fellow guests, not so much. Food is so so. It is an extensive and beautiful place. Needs more bars and bar staff. A nice place to relax
This hotel is fine probably to go with friends or if you don't spect much of a luxurious trip. The hotel is quite old and it has some issues such as cleaning deficit, not taking care of the beach (full of cups as the hotel uses plastic glasses which are normally spread all around probably due the high frequency of drunk people). The hotel is crowded and there is music played 24/7 at a really high volume, even at your room you can hear this early in the morning or late at night. The best thing of the hotel is the beach, the buffet food needs to improve as well and the restaurants which aren't the buffet.
I spent an incredible New Years vacation at this hotel with my family. Staff were incredible and was pleased by such impeccable service. Each meal was well presented and delicious. I saw that not just my group were enjoying themselves but others as well that we made friends with. But the New Years party was the best. I witnessed how it poured rain on the 31st and how rapidly this hotel rearranged the venue making sure that the dinner and party would be memorable not just for my family but for everyone there. The buffet was probably the best ever seen in an all inclusive hotel and delicious. Each night we were in the lobby bar enjoying the Piano music. Talk about class! Then the entertainment-wow, I couldn’t believe this was an all-inclusive. Our 4 days felt as if we were on a cruise. For sure am going to come back.
We stayed in this called 5* (!) place for 1 week and there was NO single day we did not fight for our survival in this place ! But management does not care as they do not speak any english or maybe pretend they do not understand what you say . Everything started from moment we arrived - i payed a fortune for delux double room with ocean view and we were placed in partial view - we went to claim the room i booked - after 1,5 hour we were moved , then - this room was for 2 people - there was only 1 shampoo , 1 conditioner , 3 large towels and only 1 hand towel , when i asked - i have been told - " its finished (?) " Room was stinky and moldy with dust all over - later i understood why - you need to see the tools they use to clean the floor dirty nasty water and they smear it in your room - yaks ..so list is very long :-safe did not work-fan in bathroom did not work-room AC had NO filter -room had only 1 night stand and no way to plug your phone near bedHotel was crazy crowed with families of hundreds kids , babies and toddlers , to get food in a restaurant was always a struggle, staff was trying to bring supplies as quickly as possible but its was not possible and very often when you hear the answer :"Sorry, its Finished!"Another issue - hygiene ! They serve ugly plastic glasses for drinks and due to limited capacity - glasses became stinky and greasy - so on top of your drink you see oily film with smell of dirty water , brrrrr...Beach :Ocean and beach was nice but there was not enough sunbeds and people drop towels on then at 7am regardless they used them or not , also there are wild dogs on a beach who were laying on sunbeds and taking pup and leak on a beach so you will experience a unpleasant surprise :-( Entertainment :There NO English speaking show or entertainment in this property so be prepared to be excluded from all activities . I can continue for more but in general - if this will be 2,5* hotel and i pay $120 a night - this will be fare but if they claim this is Sheraton Hotel 5* - and you pay $420 a night - this is real rip off deal . So stay away !!!
We stayed at the Sheraton for four days after a trip to Panama City. We arrived on the Saturday of a long weekend and what has been said here before is absolutely true: completely not what we expected, absolutely awful. The place was crowded with mostly locals, kids running around everywhere, the buffet was a mess and so were the bathrooms. It was not pleasant at all, noisy, dirty, overcrowded. Luckily, the crowd left on Sunday afternoon and it got much better then. Still not a top-scale all-inclusive Ressort but it was okay. The breakfast buffet is nice. The lunch and dinner buffets are okay, mostly the same every day and they could put a little more effort into it. The Italian restaurant was very nice. The Japanese is okay but they rush you to eat four courses in less than 60 minutes and serve the dessert (ice cream!) while you still eat the main dish. Personally, I don’t like that. What also bothered me is the large amount of birds that occupy the breakfast and lunch buffet and tables. It’s disgusting. They are everywhere on the tables, the chairs, over the food. And so is their poop. The hotel should do more to avoid this, it’s not very hygienic. The room was okay, and the staff was friendly, they tried with the little English they spoke. The pool area is nice and so is the beach and the ocean. One incident, that happened before we arrived, had let me to expect the worst, and I also want to share it here. Since we didn’t have a rental car, I contacted the hotel before our visit about transportation. They gave me the contact details of an agency they work with, colon2000 respectively their sister company aventuras2000. I send them two mails (in English as their website is in English as well). Got no reply. Called them (already a hassle to do from abroad). The lady that picked up (I tried three times) always told me she doesn’t speak English and hung up!!!! So I called the hotel to ask if they have another suggestion. They gave me the number of another shuttle service (said they didn’t have an email address) which I called. This number didn’t exist. It was very frustrating. We organized our own transportation in the end but I sent a mail to the Sheraton telling them about what happened. I am fully aware that they just gave me the names of a service they are not associated with, but I do expect a hotel (any hotel but maybe even more a Sheraton) to make sure that the recommendations they give are reliable. That’s my expectation and I told them this in my mail. Until today, this message has not been answered in any way. Very bad customer experience. The stay itself was okay, apart from the first overcrowded day. I enjoyed the few days we spent here but doubt that we will come back again.
Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).
If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.
Items not included:
- Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
- Tourist cards ($10USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
- Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
- Resort fees (if applicable) must be paid directly to the hotel
- Hotel transfers for packages to USA
- Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
- Items of a personal nature
- Daily buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner
- A la carte dinners (reservations required, based on availability)
- All drinks (domestic beer and cocktails, selected international brands, house wine with meals)
- 24hr lobby bar
- Daily activities
- Nightly entertainment
- Hobie cats
- 294 rooms
- 1 Buffet and 2 A la Carte restaurants
- 1 Snack Bar
- 4 bars
- 3 pools
- Spa (fee)
- Casino (fee)
- Business Center (fee)
- Internet Cafe (fee)
- WiFi in common areas
- Medical Services (fee)
- Tennis courts
Deluxe Room includes:
- 1 King or 2 Double beds
- Air Conditioned
- CD Player
- Hair Dryer
- Coffee/ Tea Maker
- Safety Deposit Box
- Satellite TV
- Iron & Ironing board
- Voltage 110
- Direct dial telephone
- Private bath/shower
- Mini-fridge (stocked upon arrival)
- Juliette Balcony
- Table and Chairs
- Garden View
- Maximum occupancy 4 (Maximum number of adults 3 and Maximum number of children 2)
Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.
Resort Location Map
Sheraton Bijao Beach ResortPanama,Panama
- Hotel Contacts
- Extra Info
Carretera Interamericana, Km 108, Guias de Anton, Santa Clara 0229-00140 Panama
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