Hotel of the week
Islas Secas Reserve
The Gulf of Chiriquí, Panama
Some gorgeous resorts are going up along Panama’s Pacific coast, said Nikki Ekstein in Bloomberg.com. Islas Secas, a standout named after its host archipelago, offers “the ultimate in luxurious isolation.” Each of the resort’s nine “impeccably designed” casitas has its own deck, outdoor shower, and plunge pool. Communal meals are served under a thatched-roof pavilion at the edge of the sea. For now, guests can swim, snorkel, dive, and fish, but soon, the resort will also offer science-based activities, including archaeological digs for pre-Columbian pottery.
islassecas.com; from $1,000 all-inclusive per person