Recommended by our hotel to take up this option for island visits. We were promised quiet, peaceful getaway- maximum 30 people on island other than hotel guests.
No wonder there are so many pissed off comments here about day visitors. On our visit, 3 day trip boats arrived, max 50 per boat on an island with sand covered rock "the beach" no bigger than some people's back yards, and the grimmest Restuarant/ Bar area I've seen in a long long time.
Thank God we found Diego within minutes of arriving, who took us from there to a gorgeous stretch of beach just a little further down from San Pedro de Maqagua with only 4 mini boats of people.. Cooked fresh friend plantains with delicious tomato onion salsa and salad for lunch, chilled there for 4 hours and boated back just in time for the thrilling return journey. Had read about the choppy conditions but had such a smooth ride over, assumed we'd been lucky so sat at front of boat. 35 mins of rollercoaster wave crashing thrills before we entered the calmer seas of Cartagena bay, but loved every minute of it !!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Pirate´s Island Hotel is located in one of the thirty islands that form the archipelago and natural park of the Rosario Islands in the Caribbean sea. It has 21,000 sq. feet area surrounded by palm trees and lush vegetation, protected by the barrier reef of the Rosario Islands Natural Park. Only 50 minutes away from beautiful colonial Cartagena de Indias. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Isla Del Pirata Hotel Cartagena