My husband and I were visiting Colombia on vacation and decided to end our trip with a short visit to Isla Baru and the Royal Decameron. it is a sprawling all-inclusive resort on the Island and we were pleasantly surprised to find that it truly was a beautiful place and lived up to what we had read previously. There are three large pools ( one very quiet one), tennis, a spa water sports, beautiful beach and very nice accommodations. I will say that the bathroom/shower is only separated from the bedroom with a long wall--no separate door, but that was ok since it was only us in the room. we asked for a room in Block 2 which is near the pool and buffet hut but not too close as to hear a lot of noise. we also asked for the second floor as there are a lot of stairs and much walking. The food at the buffet was plentiful and good. I thought some of the dinners could have been a bit better. We visited two of the restaurants, the seafood one and the Asian one and were a bit disappointed. The spa was lovely and the massages were great. All in all a good vacation experience, but if you do not have a decent command of the Spanish language, you will be lost. I am fluent, but my husband could not be understood at all. moat of the other tourists were from other countries in South America and we enjoyed meeting new people.I would recommend this resort, but it would be a better experience if you knew Spanish.
- 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