Everything about Yanice Island was absolutely lovely. It’s a quieter island which is what I was looking for. The dorm rooms are as expected (make sure to wear bug spray at night). There are bathrooms and showers (cold), but it’s important to be mindful of the island resources when using. I read a lot of reviews about bland food in San Blas, but that was not the case in Yanice Island. We had wonderful food everyday, and plenty of it! Just be sure you don’t leave you’re plate before you’re finished, because they clean up super fast. If it matters to you, bring some butter, sugar, and cream (although, we were fine without it). The family there is so nice and welcoming. They will communicate when meals are ready by blowing a conch, so listen up, because if you miss it, they won’t let you know. We got to go on several excursions, and we felt very safe all throughout. The excursions can take some energy and strength to get on and off the boat, so prepare for that. Definitely rent a paddleboard as well, as you can do a lot of floating around the island.
Some phones do work with roaming on the island, but I also suggest bringing a deck of cards to play with the new friends you’ll make while you’re there!
I can’t wait to return, and thank you to all that made this trip amazing!