Tom Scheerer blends colonial elegance, contemporary beach feel for Panama lodge

Islas Secas Reserve & Lodge is scheduled to officially open in January 2019 on a private archipelago of 14 volcanic islands in the Pacific Ocean. The property—15 miles off the coast of Panama—will be able to sleep 18 people in four casitas with nine guestrooms that overlook the Pacific Ocean.

The interiors are by designer Tom Scheerer. Design-wise, the individual casitas combine colonial elegance with contemporary beach feel.

For dining, the property will have the Terraza restaurant, as well as the Hemingway-style lounge and bar. Additional facilities will include the Dive Center and Field Station, where scientists and researchers will be welcomed for in-residency programs to monitor the archipelago's wildlife.

Also in 2019, the property will open a wellness pavilion. Meanwhile, a cliff-facing four-bedroom, 10,000 square-foot Villa Residence with a private pool will open in 2020.

Islas Secas Reserve & Lodge is the vision of conservation philanthropist Louis Bacon. Belvedere Property Management manages the Louis Bacon family commercial destinations, including Taos Ski Valley in New Mexico, Trinchera Ranch in Colorado, Tordrillo Mountain Lodge in Alaska, and now Islas Secas Reserve & Lodge in Panama.

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