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 at the paradisiac Baru peninsula, 75 minutes from Cartagena and member of the TripAdvisor ‘Hall of Fame’ for its certified excellence during 5 consecutive years, the Decameron Baru allows guests to enter a magical experience that will disconnect them from the outside world. The resort is located amidst a tropical forest and its architectural design intermingles with an ecological environment surrounded by many beaches, among which is the popular ‘Playa Blanca’, considered one of the best beaches of the Colombian Caribbean, and the luxurious ‘Playa Puntilla’ beach, where our travellers may enjoy a private club and several sports such as kayaking, rowing, scuba and snorkeling. Partying and enjoyment are guaranteed, enlivened with the rhythms from the countries of the great Caribbean basin such as ‘champeta’, a genre that mixes African and Colombian Indigenous sounds and that introduces travellers to the local culture. As a complement to pleasure, you may sharpen your senses with the delicacies of typical and renowned Colombian Caribbean cuisine. From this destination you may explore Cartagena’s colonial history and visit other important cities from Colombia’s northern territory such as Barranquilla, a commercial, river and sea port and seat of the multitudinous Carnival, as well as historic Santa Marta, considered the most beautiful bay in America. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Royal Decameron Baru Hotel Isla Baru