Blue Apple Beach House

A Trendy and Tasty Beach Retreat in Tierrabomba

A romantic retreat for couples looking for an island escape, this tasty beach retreat on Tierrabomba is an irresistible 20-minute boat ride from the charms of Cartagena's colonial center making it all to alluring to skip town for a night to re-charge the batteries.

  • This Is What We Love

    • Forget bland and uniform hotel interiors. We can’t get enough of the artisanal decor that makes every room unique
    • Waking up to a knockout sea view with that someone special. Day guests arrive from 10.30 so you have sunrise pretty much all to yourself.
    • The top-tier seafood on offer means it’s all to easy to enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner here
    • A nights stay here means you get upgraded to VIP status. That means complimentary access to the best beach beds for every day of your stay
  • What You Need To Know

    • There are five cabins and five rooms that can be rented out individually or collectively
    • The price listed here is for one cabaña if you want to rent more than one contact one of our team
    • There is not a private massage room, but a secluded area away from the pool
    • If you want to build an activity itinerary to make the most out of your island stay, such as snorkelling or diving, we can arrange that for you before you leave Cartagena
    • During the day, non-hotel guests are allowed to access the property, pool and restaurant during their day pass 
  • Written By

    Logo aulatrés Rainbow Nelson
    Founder of This Is Cartagena. I've been writing about travel in South America for Wallpaper*, VICE, WSJ Magazine, Jetsetter and the Robb Report for 20 years
  • The Details

    Number Of Bedrooms: 10 Bedrooms

    Optimum Occupancy: 20

    Beds: 10

    Price: $275.00/Night

    Price (High Season): $350.00/ night (rates) ?

    Rates for colonial and islands during Cartagena’s high season can vary considerably. The high season rate for this property applies for bookings between Dec 15 - Jan 15 

    Address: Tierrabomba, Cartagena, Colombia

    Neighbourhood: Rosario Islands

    Rating: This is Cartagena

WHY THIS IS CARTAGENA

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    Concierge Services

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  • Concierge Services

    While Colombia's reputation has been transformed in recent years, some visitors can still be daunted by the prospect of arriving in Colombia on vacation for the first time. To ensure you and your family or loved ones, feel right at home we’ll send a member of our Cartagena travel team to help you check you in and get you plugged into Cartagena's laid-back Caribbean groove. Your bilingual concierge will be on hand to join up the dots throughout your dream Colombian holiday. If there's anything you need, from table reservations to coordinating the most authentic tours and experiences in Cartagena, you can call on them day or night

  • Quality Assurance

    We’ve slept in every bed in town and have hand-picked a blissful collection of luxury vacation rentals in Cartagena that will make you yawn with yearning. Even some of the most impressive houses to rent in Cartagena require a little intervention to make sure they live up to our lofty standards so we offer complimentary airport transfers and a great breakfast served fresh every day to ensure that all our exclusive colonial mansions, beach villas and private islands are a cut above your average stay in Cartagena.  

  • Insider Intel

    We really do know Cartagena and Colombia better than anyone else. Our talented team of travel advisors has cherry-picked the very best Cartagena has to offer so you can experience this marvelous Caribbean city like a local. We’re on-the-ground, all-year-round so we can share with you all of our favourite Cartagena things to do, places to eat, drink and relax. Don't take our word for it, check out some of our testimonials and customer reviews here


  • THE LOWDOWN

     

    Amenities

    • In-House Cook
    • Air Conditioning
    • Staff Included
    • Guests Allowed
    • Restaurant
    • Family rooms
    • Spa
    • Swimming Pool
    • TV
    • Wi-Fi
    • Coffee Machine
    • Room service
    • Safe Deposit Box
    • Pets Allowed
  • FULL LISTING

    Popular with Cartagena's beaux monde at the weekend, Blue Apple caters to a well-travelled crowd that wants to milk their sun and sand experience for as long as possible.

    A short hop from Cartagena's historic old town, Tierrabomba offers a convenient island foil to the culinary charms and nocturnal attractions of the city. 

    Ideal for a city break or long weekend, it's all too easy to tag a night's stay in one of their five suites or five rooms is a must for beach bums with more than a day to spare.

    With a night for as little as USD$250 a night, this tasty beach retreat with a total of 10 breezy suites all named after Colombian fruits is too sweet to resist.

    Accommodating up to 20 people, rooms can be rented individually or as a whole house if you’re a big group on the hunt wanting to escape dry land for a bit.

    Modern creature comforts are catered for with all rooms boasting a private bathroom, hot water, air conditioning, balcony or terrace, minibar, cable TV and WiFi. The newer cabañas, Coco, Piña and Corozo come with their own plunge pool, making them popular with honeymooners. 

    For a little added space and book the signature suite, Manzana. Having extra time to work your way through the island retreat's sophisticated menu is a big part of Blue Apple's undisputed allure.

    Expect a crowd to turn up during the day so plan a day's diving or island hopping in the Rosario islands if you want to escape the crowd.

LOCATION

  • Tierra Bomba

    Just seven minutes from Castillogrande, the white sandy beaches of Punta Arena on the eastern side of the large island of Tierra Bomba is one of the best kept secrets of Cartagena.

    An island almost half the size of the city of Cartagena, Tierra Bomba has historically held an important military function protecting the inhabitants from attacks by British and French pirates. 

    To the southern tip of the island you can find the historic fortifications - San Fernando castle built by the Spanish as the first line of defense against any maritime attackers. 

    'Los Nativos' or the Tierra Bomba locals are proud descendants of African slaves hungry to gain a living from their newfound beach goldmine.

    They'll take good care of you and cook you a traditional seafood dish and serve up all the drinks you need to pass the day.

    There's a flurry of new beach clubs springing up that offer visitors to Cartagena a relatively close beach escape from the city.

    While they may not boast the most untouched beaches in Colombia, beach clubs like Fenix Beach Club and Blue Apple Beach House are perfectly set up for late-risers that aren't into to taking a 45-minute boat ride to Baru or the the Rosario Islands.



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