February 22, 2013 - March 8, 2013 I was at the Royal Decameron Baru with my husband. This is a beautiful resort. The food at the buffet is good and it changes every night. The red wine is not that good but I did not expect to have a high end wine at an all inclusive resort. The breakfast is wonderul as there is a great selection of fresh fruit every morning. We were in Building 3 and it was a great location to beach, pool, and lobby. The rooms are a nice size with beds being very comfortable. The maids do a wonderul job cleaning and providing towels every day. The beach is nice but small. If you like walking the beach, you will have to go Playa Blanca. It takes about one hour to reach the end of the beach. A very nice two hour walk on a very gorgeous beach. There is a boat to take you to the beac , which is part of the Royal Decameron. - very short ride. Once you leave the resort, a guard will ask you to sign out and then sign back in. The food and drinks at the Beach are all included. They only allow 99 people on the beach so go early. My husband and I were going over to have lunch, which serves the best fish, and we were turned away as they have reached the limit. This is my favorite beach as it is quiet and the drinks and food are really good. The vendors can be annoying but will go away once you say no gracis.There is nothing to buy at the airpost once you leave buy what you need in Cartegena. The trip by boat to Cartegena is expensive about $200 each but very worth it. I Wish that we could have spent more time in the walled city. Would go back in a heart beat. Wonderful place to spend your vacation. The Bus ride to the resort is long but worth it once you are at the beach!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the Baru Island, the hotel Royal Decameron Baru is characterized by its beautiful white-sand beaches and crystal-clear waters surrounded by lagoons, exotic mangroves and the most spectacular multicolored coral reef. All these factors make the Royal Decameron Baru an exquisite location to rest, enjoy yourself, sunbathe, practice water sports and much more. The Hotel design is modern tropical style, blending in with the natural environment of the zone. This resort is located on Baru Island and only 90 minutes from Cartagena City International Airport. With 4 restaurants, 5 bars, 3 swimming pools, State-of-the-art Convention Center with capacity for 700 people and a business center. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Royal Decameron Baru Hotel Isla Baru