Blue Apple is also a beach club - open to visitors for lunch - so it can get busy between 11am - 6pm. During the week we always play background music and at weekends and holidays we have a DJ and enjoy a party in the afternoons. We love the contrast between lively days and quiet nights.
This is the perfect antidote to the heat and hustle of Cartagena. During the week Blue Apple is relaxed, with background music all day, but This is Colombia and we like a little bit of a party. On Saturdays, Sundays and holidays we are popular with local Cartageneros, who can often be found dancing poolside to our in-house DJ (1pm - 5pm). Have a cocktail and join in!
Blue Apple is a converted private home, designed using local architectural techniques and materials. Each of our ten rooms is unique and priced differently, so take your time choosing one that suits you.
There are five rooms in the main house and five standalone cabañas (thatched bungalows). In all of our rooms, you'll discover bespoke linens and handwoven hammocks, pieces by local artists, carpenters and artisans and of course, ensuite bathrooms, air-conditioning and hot water.
If it's total seclusion and silence you seek, we are not ashamed to say that this is not the place for you (we suggest the Maldives).
But if you're up for a little socializing, a taste of Colombian-Caribbean soul and setting your holiday to a carefully curated soundtrack, the good news is that hotel guests receive automatic VIP status at the beach club, with complimentary access and first pick of sun-beds each day of your stay.
We're a laid back bunch, so join us for whatever takes your fancy. Could be a lazy lunch in our bustling restaurant, a few afternoon drinks on your way home from the islands, a full day soaking up the sun poolside or perhaps a night or three in one of our ten rooms and private beach bungalow cabañas.
We opened Blue Apple in July 2016 to be a comfortable, laid-back place where like-minded locals and in-the-know visitors to Cartagena can enjoy lazy days, music and great food in a beautiful setting.
2-3 Hour Guided Island Trek
The island of Tierra Bomba is surprisingly large and one of our favorite ways to explore it is on horseback. Enjoy a guided trek, from beach to beach, stopping to swim or enjoy a freshly cooked fish along the way. Suitable for beginners and experienced riders alike. Helmets and chaps provided. Optional one-day extreme sports insurance can be arranged onsite.
Scuba Diving for All Levels
Blue Apple is a PADI certified Dive Resort and our dive operation is run by Cartagena's #1 Dive School, Paraiso Dive. As well as a training pool, we have a 4m house reef within swimming distance from our own beach. The rest of Cartagena’s main dive sites (Baru, Rosario Islands) are all accessible in 45 minutes or less in our boat.
Qualified onsite dive instructors (English speakers available) lead taster dives for complete novices, as well as guided snorkeling and full PADI courses.
Discover Village Life and See the Sites, the Local Way
The afternoon 'moto-tour' as it is known, is a fantastic way to get a taste of local village life. You will ride pillion on a motorbike driven by one of the island's mototaxistas, who will take you to visit all the important cultural sites, as well as showing you around town, stopping for a beer or two with your driver as the sun sets.
Most guests come to Blue Apple to do precisely nothing, and our remote location means there is very little other than the beach and the ocean within walking distance. If you're actively inclined, however, we can organize plenty of things to keep you occupied.