I want to start by saying that this is our 4th time to Decameron Mar Azul... which I think says a lot!
Because of this, I knew that their beach/sea here are not the best and hence I have to agree with a few other reviewers, that is its only minus point. The sand is ok if you just want to sandbake but for the sea, it is better to go to San Luis or, to our fav place: LA PISCINITA.
Apart from that I must say it is simply EXCELLENT!
On our last visit, just before Xmas, we had Decameron Marazul to organize our wedding, for 45 or so guests (children, teenagers and adults), from Colombia, Australia, England, South Africa and The States, amongst other nationalities..
I want to thank once again Oscar Pardo and Jhon and everyone else from their team (Maria from reception and Raymond the luggage guy for example). Seriously, they went out of their way to help us with EVERTHING we needed. I have been to some friends' weddings in different parts of the world, friends who got Hotels to to all the planning for them and believe me when I say that I had never seen a team so flexible, so giving, so profesional, so kind, honest and respectful as them. Organizing video beams 30 mins before the wedding for a last minute surprise, change thier menu as per our preferences, suggesting dancing shows for the event, booking restaurants for the guests... and the examples go on and on.
We had guests arriving 1,2,3,4 and 5 days before the wedding and they were absolutely GREAT at helping them and welcoming them.
Yes the rooms are a bit cold... but it is for a reason: to keep island insects out of the rooms. You can just turn it off if you wish.
All our guests raved about the food. The variety of the buffets is SO wide that it was difficult for us to talk our guests into joining us to the restaurants (booking required). The food is FRESH and of the highest quality.
There are plenty of activities for you to do during the day, most of it for free. In the evening, there is always first a show for children and then, there is another that might be more in the adult side of things. Very good shows, I must say!
REally nice people always ready to help... that is all you need when on holiday!
PS/ Special thanks goes to Mirley Miranda from Decameron Cartagena who did all the bookings of our rooms for our guests. She was extremely nice! She even called our hotel's manager to check on us and on the wedding quite a few times!! I have never met her either but we will always be very greatful to her!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Between the ocean and the thick brushes surrounding it, the Decameron Marazul rises as a first class paradisiac hideaway near the Orange Hill area in San Andres Island. Only 15 minutes from the airport and on the via San Luis, the resort is surrounded by a mangrove forest with a white sand private beach and a spectacular sea tinted with the entire spectrum of blue, contrasting the garden and ample green areas reserved for guests. From here, you may visit the most beautiful keys in the archipelago such as Cayo Acuario and Cayo Haynes which are located right in front of the beach, as well as Rocky Cay only 5 minutes away, with a beach and the only rocky key where we have an exclusive club for you to keep on tanning during your vacations on the various island locations. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Super Decameron Marazul Hotel San Andres Island
- Decameron San Andres