Decameron Isla Palma
- What's Included
- All Inclusive Features
Decameron Isla Palma may not be everyone's first choice. From Cartagena, Colombia, It is a 3 hour bus ride and a 25 minute boat ride. Once you are there you are limited to the amenities that the resort offers which are not many, but what it does offer is provided with EXCELLENT service. The all inclusive package comes with good food well prepared and with adequate variety. Extra curricular activities include snorkeling tour, scuba diving tour and fishing tour. One can also make use of their Coco Spa and get a luxurious massage at very reasonable rates compared to Canadian rates. If you are looking for a beach experience without crowds and incessant hawkers, Isla Palma is the place. My only criticism was the volume of the music was louder than what our ears would like. My largest praise is the friendly, patient and professional staff that had to deal with 6 Canadians that had too little speaking ability in Spanish. I would recommend Isla Palma to anyone that wants to have a tropical beach holiday without hordes of people and the venders that those crowds attract.
The island and the archipelago are fantastic places to visit, especially if you are interested on scuba diving or interacting with the flamingos and the parrots. The hotel is merely functional with tolerable food, it would greatly improve with some remodeling and maintenance.
We spent four days in the island, the place used to be a more scenic place but since then the island has been cut in half.. ( not sure how that happened..) the half that is not accessible anymore used to make the experience a more engaging and beautiful setting and that has created a problem for the hotel, namely an infestation of rodents :( but in all fairness the management seems to be taking all the steps necessary to correct the problem, but with the half of the island that doesn't belong to the hotel not being inhabited it just makes for a perfect rodent nesting site. Now for the amazing experience; the place is just as unique as before with a great all inclusive theme, the food is just as good as before and the rooms as tropical as it gets, very comfortable and unique (all rooms seem different from each other) the staff is amazing especially the entertainment group, also, being a private island makes for great relaxation and privacy, the beach just a short walk from the hotel is beautiful and unique, so, it is your choice to relax or be active and the resort never seems too crowded or too busy, in short it's still a great vacation spot with room for improvement, including the kind of long and cumbersome bus ride from Cartagena to Berrugas (the little town where you catch the short boat ride to the island) it just to be a much better experience when you had the option of taking the boat from Cartagena, in the end I can still recommend Isla Palma for a great experience!
This place is just amazing!!! I went with my family (mother, father and sister) a few years ago but is the perfect place to go as a couple. There is less than 15 bedrooms. This place is very quiet and the beach is spectacular. And the food!!! Omg!!! So delicious
We stayed there 12 years ago and it was outstanding. We had a room that opened to the beach. To get there was by boat and was a lot of fun. The rooms now are without any kind of view. This time it was a two hour miserable bus ride. As other reviewers have said, the information about meals and amenities was minimal. The receptionist told my wife to be quiet and not to translate as she spoke. We woke up the next day to a room full of insects. The day after that the insects were back and the air conditioner had leaked all over the floor. When we called the manager, she blamed us for the leaky air conditioner. I also pointed out a common area bathroom that reminded me of a 50s gas station, no soap, towels, toilet paper and a very dirty floor. She said that they do not clean in the morning.Now for the positive. The bartenders were great and the beach, though a very long walk from the hotel, was amazing.The meals were so so but still ok. The internet was ok, but the receptionist did not know the login and password so we had to try again to get it.So, if you are willing to put up with a horrible bus ride and insects, it is up to you.
Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).
If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.
Items not included:
- Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
- Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
- Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
- Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
- Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
- Items of a personal nature
- Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner
- Unlimited domestic drinks (house wine included)
- Selected non-motorized water sports
- Daily activities program
- Dolphin shows
- Nightly entertainment
- Pool tables
- 42 rooms
- One 2-storey thatched wooden building
- 1 Restaurant
- 4 bars
- Gift shops
- Spa (fee)
- Wifi (fee)
- Scuba diving centre (fee)
- Snorkeling (fee)
- Fishing (fee)
- 1 king-size or 2 double beds
- Bathroom with shower
- In-room safe (fee)
- Maximum occupancy 3 adults (or 2 adults and 2 children)
Resort Location Map
Decameron Isla PalmaCartagena,Colombia
- Hotel Contacts
- Extra Info
San Bernardo Archipelago, Isla Palma Colombia
Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.
Child pricing may only be available with select tour operators and valid for select dates and durations. Child pricing rules are subject to change without notice. Please contact one of our vacation specialists if you require assistance with child pricing.
Photo identification and/or credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.
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