I'm hoping that the San Andres experts (Razial, Playa4U, others?) can help me regarding a potential future trip to San Andres.
I am single, male, 36 years of age, and have previously traveled to Colombia (Cartagena, Bogota, Cali). I've also traveled to Roatan in Honduras and the Corn Islands in Nicaragua in the past, and am trying to blend my love for Colombia with my love for relatively undeveloped tropical islands in the Caribbean. My questions are:
1) When is the best time to travel to San Andres? I would like the island to be busy enough that I get to interact with others on the island, but not too busy that I have to fight crowds of people while I am down there.
2) I am not too crazy about all-inclusive resorts. Really all I need is a comfortable place to sleep, breakfast in the morning, and maybe all of my drinks (alcoholic and otherwise) included. Hotel El Dorado and Hotel Casablanca look nice, but I'm also thinking about Playa Tranquilo. If I stay at Tranquilo or another B&B, will I be too far away from the action on the island?
I am interested in being very relaxed while in San Andres: Sleeping late, some snorkeling in El Acquario, a cold tropical beverage on the beach, trips to Johnny Cay, and meeting both the Colombian and Afro-Caribe people of the island. Any information is helpful, and please ask questions if you have any. Thanks!