Ernesto Roman

Blue Apple Beach

  • Where:
  • Why:A quick island getaway
  • When:April 2021
  • Who:Just moi
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Blue Apple Beach Sexy photoshoots happen here

Sexy photoshoots happen here

Blue Apple Beach Take a bath under the sun in this fabulous concrete tub in the

Take a bath under the sun in this fabulous concrete tub in the "Manzana" bungalow

Blue Apple Beach Tropical vibes and super comfy beds!

Tropical vibes and super comfy beds!

Blue Apple Beach Your own private bungalow

Your own private bungalow

Blue Apple Beach Most bungalows have a private plunge pool, so get your breakfast delivered to the room

Most bungalows have a private plunge pool, so get your breakfast delivered to the room

Blue Apple Beach Reserve a day bed overlooking the ocean for privacy

Reserve a day bed overlooking the ocean for privacy

Blue Apple Beach The Mamón bungalow faces the ocean — I could easily live here

The Mamón bungalow faces the ocean — I could easily live here

Blue Apple Beach Catch the sunset sippin' on one of their many tropical fruit cocktails

Catch the sunset sippin' on one of their many tropical fruit cocktails

Blue Apple Beach There's a welcome drink waiting for you at the bar

There's a welcome drink waiting for you at the bar

Blue Apple Beach The chill lobby area serves as a bar and dining space

The chill lobby area serves as a bar and dining space

Blue Apple Beach Grab a souvenir from the local craftsfolk. Mochilas are very popular in Colombia

Grab a souvenir from the local craftsfolk. Mochilas are very popular in Colombia

Blue Apple Beach It's always chill o' clock here!

It's always chill o' clock here!

Blue Apple Beach Get to the pool early before the day visitors show up — it's nice when it's quiet

Get to the pool early before the day visitors show up — it's nice when it's quiet

Blue Apple Beach Walk around the property, you will find hidden treasures like this

Walk around the property, you will find hidden treasures like this

Blue Apple Beach One of the sexiest tubs ever seen!

One of the sexiest tubs ever seen!

Blue Apple Beach A typical Cartagena dish: fried coconut rice, fried fish with patacón

A typical Cartagena dish: fried coconut rice, fried fish with patacón

Blue Apple Beach The view when taking a walk around the island

The view when taking a walk around the island

Blue Apple Beach This is how you get there!

This is how you get there!

Blue Apple Beach The view from above

The view from above

Highs & Lows

  • Easy to get to from Cartagena compared to the other islands. Perfect for day trips or quick getaways.

  • The staff is super attentive and wonderful! You feel very welcomed.

  • The private cabanas are perfect for couples or privacy.

  • Staff is diverse, BIPOC and queer. You deal with a lot of great personalities.

  • Beds are super comfortable!

  • It gets very loud at the pool with day visitors and a DJ.

  • No minibar.

The Barometer

  • Design
  • Location
  • Future Forward
  • Night's Sleep
  • Service
  • Amenities
  • Takeable Treats
  • Refer a Friend
  • Overall Value
  • Life Changing
Total: 45/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Beach Club Hotel

  • Vibe

    Caribbean fiesta

  • Location

    On an island facing the Caribbean Sea

  • Rooms

    5 in main building, 5 private cabanas

  • Arrival Experience

    After a 30 minute boat ride you are greeted with a cocktail

  • Future Forward

    The management team is young, BIPOC, LGBTQ+, all women, who didn't finish high-school or some combination of the above. Not an eco-friendly hotel but supports lots of green, local, community centered initiatives as well as #RegenerativeTravel. They founded the Green Apple Foundation: a not-for-profit social enterprise which uses trash to create job opportunities for local people

  • Music

    Lots of it — and loud

  • Year Opened

    2016

  • Designed By

    Portia Hart

  • Health & Wellness

    The pool is a vibe, massage available

  • Food

    Cartagena style favorites, mostly seafood

  • Bar, Events & Nightlife

    There's a bit of a party scene day and night

  • Minibar & Retail

    Some souvenirs available

  • Accessibility

    The hotel is located on an island, only accessible by small boats. It would be difficult to access for those with a walking related disability

  • Pet Friendly

    Yes

  • Children

    Adult-oriented facilities, and no children under 12-years-old on weekends or holidays

  • Price

    Internationally competitive

  • AHL Benefits

    No

  • Tel.

    +57 316 7506979

  • Website

    Visit website

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