Reviews are from Aug 2015 to Aug 2016
What more can I say? From the moment we arrived we were greeted by the staff and to the moment we left they were saying Bon Voyage; they were truly amazing. Everyone has such great energy and they truly want your experience to be the best! We were very interactive with the staff and everyone you meet there is so positive and uplifting! The surf instructors are so fun and are very experienced. I would highly recommend surf lessons, you truly do not want to miss! As someone who is not a surfer, I was so glad I was able to learn and they made it effortless to learn from them. Sansara was just magical, our room was Heaven. Grab the room with the stone shower! Our room was clean every day and the food was just incredible! I have eaten at quite a few places and this was just devine! I wish I didn’t have to leave. The resort is right off the beach and they have plenty to keep you busy. Snorkeling, SUP boarding, and bicyles and more. Grab some and some friends and explore! Don’t miss the sunrise! It is one of the most magical things you will ever see! Mike and Janel are great hosts! We had an impromptu wedding complete with fireworks and it couldn’t have happened without them! Sansara is a place to do anything you want, whether it is to relax and unwind or let loose and have some fun. Don’t pass up on the massages, Melissa is amazing! I had an issue with my shoulder and by the time she was done with me, I was all better!
Room Tip: Ask for the room with the stone shower! It has the best view and the bathroom is AMAZING!!!!!
Stayed April 2016, travelled with friends
“So lovely, a great surprise!”
Ahh, was expecting a more simplistic environment, we were totally enchanted with the hotel. Each room was lovely, best liens, a small fridge, A/C, fan, rain shower, unobstructed view and each room had its own balcony and sitting area. Absolutely gorgeous! Staff was so nice, friendly, concerned. Knew your name, were helpful and so very kind and not annoying, best description: LOVELY! JUST LOVELY! (so even if you are not into Yoga, it was a nice peaceful and tranquil resort that you will go back to!)
Room Tip: All the rooms have great locations
Stayed March 2016, travelled on business
Myself and two other friends decided to travel to Panama for a surfing trip. We stumbled upon Sansara online and thanks to the great reviews and wonderful photos decided to check the place out. Since I have a notoriously anal friend, she spent the weeks leading up to the trip communicating back and forth with the resort asking no small amount of questions. They were prompt with their responses and always friendly.
The resort offers yoga, surfing instructions, and breakfast and dinner (lunch was not served during our stay there). You can buy an all inclusive package or pay as you go (for us, it was cheaper to pay as we went). If you go the pay as you go route and you’re on a budget, be mindful of your spending, because they have a “card on file” program. So if you’re eating breakfast and dinner, and drinking at their fully stocked bar every day, you’re not seeing a grand total until the end of your stay, which is an incredibly smart business decision on their part. I probably would have had a lot less mimosas had I been able to see how much I was spending at the end of each food and beverage session.
The yoga instructor is one of the owners and she was super nice. They have a yoga shala that overlooks the beach, so you’re doing your Sun Salutations facing the ocean and can hear the waves crashing on the beach. It’s a wonderful setup.
We also did some surfing and it was different than any of the other surfing instructors I’ve ever had before. We spent some time talking about the nature of waves and how that carries over into our personal lives.
The only thing I would say that I wish they would have had was a laundry facility. There was nothing in the rooms and after a few days of your clothes drying out after being soaked in salt water, they tend to smell a little bit. That and I tend to travel light so some clean clothes would have made my time there all that much more better.
All in all, this place is solid and they are expanding. Good luck guys and thanks for the amazing vacation experience!
Stayed September 2016, travelled with friends