JW Marriott Panama Golf & Beach Resort

Last Inspected: October 2012

​Formerly the Bristol Buenaventura, JW Marriott Panama is a luxury hotel in a quiet, secluded beach area approximately 1 1/2 hours from Panama City.  This beautiful hotel is complemented by beautiful grounds and lovely white sand beach and Pacific ocean.   

Bristol Buenaventura, now JW Marriott Panama is a member of the exclusive Leading Hotels of the World.

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​Guests of JW Marriott Panama Golf & Beach Resort are treated with pampering and comfort.  Staff  truly makes your stay special with attention to every detail.  

The hotel features 109 lavish guest rooms, 5 suites and 4 villas with views of the lagoon or the ocean. Rooms are super comfortable with great beds, down duets and pillows, Frette Egyptian cotton bed linens, thick terry bathrobes, iPod docking station, 42” flat-screen TV, high speed internet access (for a fee), twice daily maid service and Molton Brown of London bath amenities.  

As you exit the back of the hotel you will see the pools span between the lobby and the beach.  With numerous pools to choose from you’ll find a spot to either relax and be alone or join others in the pool near the pool bar.

Dining is exquisite at JW Marriott Panama.  The food is second to none.  An indoor restaurant with an outdoor terrace features the best buffet breakfast I have ever seen showcasing wonderful Panamanian fruits and pastries with International food choices.  For dinner, you’ll be thrilled with the wide range of gourmet dishes.  The food is simply amazing.

For exercise, you’ll love long walks on the beach or if you’d rather have a gym, you’ll enjoy the modern fitness center with state-of-the-art equipment.

Corotu Spa is another treat.  Enjoy a relaxing and healing massage using organic blends native to the area.  The spa offers a full range of treatments along with hydrotherapy areas with Jacuzzis, deluge showers, sauna and steam rooms.

JW Marriott Panama is a hotel that you will fall in love with.  It will give you a completely different taste of Panama showing you true luxury.  You will fall in love with this hotel and create a true lasting memory of beautiful Panama.

I stayed at this hotel when it was still Bristol Buenaventura and loved every minute of it.  I had toured numerous hotels, resorts and boutique hotels in Panama and hands down this was my favorite.  I traveled with a group of about 26 people and we were all in agreement.  Since that time, the hotel has been taken over by JW Marriott and the reviews are not as great as what our impressions were.  The facilities are great, the beach is great, the pools are wonderful.  I loved the surroundings.  Hopefully the growing pains will ease into consistent pampering service.