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Club Med Columbus Isle
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in San Salvador
Certificate of Excellence
Amagansett, New York, United States
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77 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“We had a great time”
Reviewed 18 August 2014

The setting is really spectacular and the hotel is going to be renovated in the next months so it will soon have a much better infrastructure. There were fun activities for everybody in the family and we had a big range of ages with very different interest, but everybody had a great vacation. Scuba, snorkel, sailing, yoga, beach volleyball, kayaking, paddle boarding, ping pong, zumba, biking around the island, etc. Food was good, excellent omelets for breakfast, great salad for lunch and superb lobster for dinner. Drinks are only OK. Most of the personnel was really friendly and helpful, some went out of their way to be nice and a few should not be in working in a hotel. Problems: Some of us got bitten by sand flies at the beach and had an allergic reaction (not fun). Most of the entertaining was done in French only so we could not understand what was going on. Still we were very sad to leave at the end of the week.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2014

An amazing stretch of white sand beach and crystal clear turquoise waters is really the biggest highlight of the village. The infrastructure is a bit dated but rooms are large and well appointed. Get a sea facing suite in the numbers around 450 to be close to the clubhouse and restaurants while still at safe distance to guarantee quite nights rest. Beds are very good, a/C noisy but effective (turn it off in the evening and room stays cool till morning. Food good in buffet style apart from the small restaurant at the edge of the village where you need to reserve in the evening to have a seated dinning experience. Had the lobster there, would not recommend though.

Some night entertainment, lots of dancing and drinking (free local alcohol and sodas) but you have to like club med style evenings if you see my point.

Sports activities are plentiful and cost free, there is always something to do. We did 13 dives in 14 days and saw plenty of reef sharks -every dive- as well as barracudas, turtles, rays, and grouper. The later was also greatest as they let you caress them under the chin, almost like a pet!

Take the full day excursion in the lagoon and island off in the north. The beach experience again amazing, a barracuda and large ray swam past the beach some 5 meters in front of our eyes.

We flew xl airways from Paris CDG, we upgraded to Galaxy class, well worth it as seats in economy are extremely tight. Galaxy class seats are ok but don't expect anything close to a real business class. Food and service ok and overall absolutely no regrets given the cost for upgrading was only 300 EUR.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
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Miami, Florida
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32 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2014

Second time in this amazing club. Fantastic location, fabulous beach, excellent activities but the rooms need renovation. The staff was great, specially those in charge of sports.great tennis, water sports and a beach to dream of.Staff at the reception was very weak. If you want to get lost in paradise, have fun and eat well, this is your place but don't expect A+ rooms...

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Stockholm, Sweden
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2014

Columbus Island is a great location, a lot of sports to do, good food, outdoor activities and a great place to rest. However we were expecting a better service like we had in Maldives Club Med, but it was really poor.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Delray Beach, Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2014

We have been there 2 times, it is an amazing place, the food was amazing, the night time activities really entertaining, I just love it,,,and also the island is really private, it is not like a lot of commercial islands which makes it even more amazing,,,

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Granite Bay, California
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13 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2014

We spent a week at Columbus Isle. The weather was perfect ( I mention this because the day we left, and for several days thereafter they had torrential rains!). We sailed everyday, went snorkeling, and basically enjoyed the low-key ambience. If you're looking for shopping, and a wild night club scene, this is not your place! However, the bars were good and the bartenders acquiesced when requested to increase the alcohol in the drinks , and the restaurants were pleasant, as well. Overall, it was a relaxing, wonderful week.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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San Francisco, California
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39 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2014

Being Club Med Gold I have to say after so many different Clubs Columbus comes up as being tops. My deluxe room ( minus shower etc conditions) had the best view ever and was clean. The amazing part of this trip were the GO's from sailing like Mamadou, Maximilian , and the other 2 from Senegal whose name I cannot remember, Laurent at the restaurant whose patience was unlimited . The worst GO ever seen after 15 years going to Club Med was Melissa at the boutique. After reading other negative reviews regarding her I do understand why !!! nastiness does not belong to CM. The food was pretty good and the pool setting was refreshing. NO sand Fleas while I was there either. This place is tons of fun and the beach is SPECTACULAR .

Room Tip: Deluxe rooms on the second floor have incredible views
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Property: Club Med Columbus Isle
Address: Cockburn Town, San Salvador
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Region: Caribbean > Bahamas > Out Islands > San Salvador
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in San Salvador
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:4 star — Club Med Columbus Isle 4*
Number of rooms: 216
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Discover the refinement of the Bahamas during your stay at Columbus Isle. The heavenly all-inclusive resort of Columbus Isle is a paradise for diving and honeymoon vacations. Travel to Club Med Columbus Isle as a couple and enjoy a carefree all-inclusive vacation in this secluded resort on the Caribbean Sea. Indulge in a massage* by the ocean or relax by the pristine beach. As one of the top 5 wall diving destinations in the Caribbean, this luxurious hideaway is also the best luxury resort for couples. This environmentally-friendly resort also offers a wide range of activities and sports for adults. No matter what your travel expectations are, you'll find the amenities at Columbus Isle to be more refined than anywhere else: premium oceanfront accommodations, oceanfront massage* palapas, and scuba diving* in one of the best diving spot worldwide. ... more   less 
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Club Med Columbus Isle Hotel San Salvador
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San Salvador Club Med
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