We spent 10 days at the Sunrise Beach Hotel and loved it. Unlike the Decameron properties this is not an all-inclusive but does include breakfast. The employees were very friendly and helpful.
If you like all-inclusive resort environments the Decameron Marazul is stunningly beautiful, particularly if you are traveling with young kids.
Though by North American standards the Sunrise probably doesn't warrant a 5th star the location and general amenities are tops. I does appear, however, that the new management is taking steps to improve the hotel. The property sits about 400 meters south of the Acuario, next to the Boat Club. A five-minute walk puts you in the heart of the commercial district.
A typical day in paradise: scuba in the morning; beach/pool time with mojitos until 2pm; lobster for lunch; and shopping in the duty free stores until 8pm. If you are so inclined there are several good bars in the area to top off the night.
We particularly liked two restaurants: La Regatta and El Rincon del Langosto.
Johnny Cay and the coco locos are a must but I would bag Acuario Cay as it is overcrowded and ridiculously small. Renting a scooter or golf caft to tour the island is also advisable.
You can save lots of money avoiding the hotel tour representatives for rentals and boat trips and going directly to the providers.
Can't wait to return next year to the Sunrise.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- San Andres Island, one of the most fascinating and exotic places of the Colombian Caribbean, you find a resort and business unique in its category. GHL Sunrise Hotel has 170 rooms fully furnished and equipped with air conditioning, cable TV, telephone, safety box, hair dryer and minibar We have the Paradise Restaurant serving breakfast buffet from 07:00 -10:30, lunch buffet from 12:30 to 14:30 and Dinner buffet from 19:00 to 22:30. A la carte service and room service 24 hours. Restaurant Henrriette (in high season) with breakfast buffet and dinner buffet 7:00 to 10:30 and Dinner buffet from 19:00 to 22:30. Spectacular freshwater pool on the sea, exclusive beach, non-motorized water sports, diving Induction basic, basic induction windsurfing, sauna, jacuzzi, Turkish bath, gym instructor from 06:00 to 09:00 and 18:00 to 21:00 Monday to Friday, pool and beach towels, wireless internet in social areas courtesy of the hotel, nightclub Blue deep, Melon kiss karaoke bar,Park Point lobby bar and our bar Gaviotas at the pool . Cotton Cay Convention Center up to 500 people in auditorium. In the hotel lobby is located a responsive office that offers the following attractions: Island tour, ride to the Keys in boat, golf cart rental, bike rental, tour of the bay in boat, semi-submersible and aquanauts. ... more less
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