Ratings based on 22 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.4 Room cleanliness
4.1 Service & staff
4.3 Room comfort
3.9 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
by A verified traveler from dallas
Not what you expectPosted Aug 12, 2014
We stayed only one night, but it was more than enough. There is no transportation to the hotel, except by taking the hotel boats, and paying 135,000 pesos per person for the roundtrip. The hotel is about 1 hour and 20 min by boat. The return will be choppy and wet. The room was of good size, but they had applied some type of oil to the floor that made it slippery. There is no privacy in the restroom. There is not much to do at the hotel except eat, sleep, and go down to one of two small beaches. The beaches are full of pieces of coral and algae that makes them difficult to walk or enjoy. Water was typical caribbean. The island is not exclusive to the hotel. Actually there are several properties to both sides that produce quite a bit of boat traffic, some coming dangerously close to the people on the beaches. There is only one restaurant in the hotel and the food is expensive and not that good. Do not tip the waiters. There will be 20 percent tip added to each day you stay, along with many expensive taxes. We paid 300 dollars for four meals for two people. I know there are better options than this hotel.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Nice islandPosted Jul 11, 2014
Pros: The water, beach, quiet retreat
Cons: disclosure of all the extra fees and costs
We stayed there July 2014, need to be aware of many fees and taxes which are significant at check in. There is only one restaurant so no choice but to eat there. The food was good but very expensive, a glass of wine costs 12 dollars for about 4 oz glass, for 2 nights for 2 people we paid 490 dollars in excess of the room rate which was prepaid, this included the cost of transportation which is not warned or advertised anywhere. The staff was friendly and the island is very nice, I recommend it, just be aware of all the extra costs not advertised upfront
for Everyoneby Terry and Elena from London
Island hotel on beach great views lots scuba etcPosted Apr 6, 2014
We liked the hotel, be prepared and take cash lots as no cash machine! The food in hotel is good but expensive, the staff kind and help. Very good for water sport and diving snorkel, the staff are expert
for Everyoneby IK from New York, NY
Nice way to enjoy a desert Island !Posted Apr 1, 2014
Pros: Delightful staff, terrific food and relaxed environment.
Cons: Would have appreciated the heads up that the boat ride back to Cartagena was going to be wet wild and windy, so we could have prepared with jackets !
Location: Make sure you snorkel, dive and explore the village nearby. Don't be afraid to check out the nearby hotels pool either.
Convenient shuttle and boat trip from the old town of Cartagena. "Resort" is a stretch, but very pleasant room (all named after animals/fish - we were in Tiburon). Great meals and super staff. If you want to stay up late and party or go to different restaurants, then you are in the wrong spot. Not your classic sandy beach, but very comfortable set up to sunbathe, snorkel and swim. Terrific and knowledgeable scuba instructors/guides make a dive or two a must. Also don't skip the 2 hour tour to the aquarium - great dolphin show and the only performing sharks we've ever seen !
Recommendedby Hart from NYC
Rustic in a Positive WayPosted Mar 22, 2014 on Hotels.com
If you are looking for a rustic beach setting with amenities but don't require 5 star luxuries, this is a great spot. The only caution is that the 1 hour boat ride to the hotel crosses open water. On a windy day, you will get wet and it is exciting in a way that not everyone will enjoy. Your trip to this hotel is an adventure. When you arrive, you will have stepped back in time. We loved it.
by A verified traveler
Nice getaway, but be ready to drop a lot of money.Posted Mar 6, 2014
Pros: The rooms themselves were great. Nice sheets, bedding, towels, and working A/C. We also purchased massages while there which were phenomenal.
Location: The trails on the island just require a little self-exploration just right off the property.
The rooms and facilities are incredibly relaxing and worthwhile, but the added value is definitely not there. The information on transportation including times and costs are not clearly indicated, nor are all the extra costs associated with food and drink. It seems unfair that hotel guests have to pay the same prices as those who are day tripping to the island.
for Getaway With Friendsby Tom from New york
Couples retreatPosted Feb 22, 2014 on Hotels.com
Amazing & relaxing place to unwind with your partner. The food selection can be better, there's a nearby hotel with a pool that was also nice to hang in. The snorkeling was great & pretty much all you do is lay around and absorb the beautiful views. The vendors can be a bit trying at times but the locals are very nice & the staff very accommodating. Great for a few days!
for Couplesby A verified traveler
PeacefulPosted Feb 19, 2014
Pros: The service, the rooms, the restaurant.
Cons: A gym or area for exercising would be nice
Very peaceful place to spend quality time with your love one. It is quite and tranquil so if you are looking for party and craziness this is not the place to go. The restaurant is very good, the food is delicious and the service is incredible. The rooms are also very nice, clean and have a very friendly outdoorsy atmosphere. It is also a great place for scuba diving and snorkeling since they provide the service there and they take you to great places to see cool animals. Maybe not the right place for children vacations since there are few activities for them to enjoy.
for Familiesby Nomad from San Francisco
Amazing getawayPosted Jan 22, 2014 on Hotels.com
You must know what you are getting into: this hotel is on a little island, inside a National Park, run by locals... So don't expect the uber-luxury you can find in resorts in Cancun etc. Having said that, a stay at the Hotel San Pedro de Majagua guarantees an amazing mix of relaxation and adventure. If you like the former, hang out at one of the two beaches- the views are truly stunning. If you are in the mood for some fun, explore the island by foot (it's safe), scuba or snorkel around some amazing reefs, go swimming in a magical lagoon with bioluminescent algae, talk to the local islanders...
Recommendedby A verified traveler
Rustic ChicPosted Oct 17, 2013 on Hotels.com
The property is beautiful. For what you pay it is a little rustic, however, so if you are expecting 4 star US standards you might be disappointed. We had some issues with the AC and the hot water in our room. However, our family really enjoyed the beach, snorkeling, aquarium visit and walking around the island. It was very nice and peaceful. We will definitely be back.