Cartagena, Colombia | Blue Apple Beach House and Townhouse Cartagena
Blue Apple Beach House and Townhouse Cartagena – these laid-back properties set a new tone in Cartagena, offering great company, great food, and great music in a relaxed, bohemian setting.
Blue Apple Beach House
Hidden away on the southern shore of Tierra Bomba island, just 30 minutes from Cartagena, Colombia, Blue Apple Beach is an exclusive beach club and hotel. Inspired by a combination of local Colombian vibrancy and the old-world chic of clubs such as Anjuna (Eze, France), Club 55 (St Tropez) and Beso Beach (Ibiza), life at Blue Apple is about escaping to enjoy lazy days and nights in a Caribbean island paradise. The focus is on great food, washed down with plenty of provençal rosé and delicious cocktails, all set to a tropically inspired soundtrack. There is a cozy, laid-back, island vibe where, a far cry from a tourist-trap, locals and in-the-know visitors to Cartagena enjoy lazy days, music and great food in a beautiful setting.
Guests can experience Blue Apple for the day with a Day Pass and enjoy the lively poolside vibe or lay back and forget the world on the island’s deserted beach. A seasonal menu inspired by Mediterranean favorites and local, Colombian-Caribbean specialties offers up healthy, simple beach food such as paellas, seabass & coconut rice, ceviches and carpaccios served by a charismatic local team who provide attentive, but relaxed personal service. At Blue Apple Beach music is food for the soul, and there is a carefully curated soundtrack inspired by tropical island life taking guests on a musical journey through soul, blues, and disco, to electro, house, reggae and calypso.
Blue Apple Beach House is a converted private home available for those looking to live the private island life. It offers five stylish bedrooms and five independent cabanas. The design has a real sense of place, having used local architectural techniques and materials to blend seamlessly with the island landscape. Palm fronds, stone, bamboo and wood open into rooms decked with crisp white linens, local artworks and textiles. At night, a handful of guests enjoy a peaceful, secluded ad romantic atmosphere. By day, they receive automatic VIP status at Blue Apple’s hip beach club, with complimentary access and reserved sunbeds.
Visitors can spend days lounging on the beach or by the pool, sipping on cocktails, enjoying a massage, mani, pedi or reflexology session. The actively inclined might practice yoga, get stuck into volleyball, beach games, paddle boarding, kayaking, jet skiing or exploring the house reef with the on-site scuba operation. Boat trips can be arranged to the nearby Rosario islands, as well as locally guided dirt bike island tours.
Townhouse Cartagena, a boutique hotel in the heart of Cartagena’s historic walled city, is for those who like their hotels with a side of attitude. Pass the charming republican façade and see tradition fade away. Inside, the hotel is a canvas, decorated head to toe by young Colombian artists. The hotel has eight individually styled bedrooms and three two-bedroom suites, all with private bathrooms, Nespresso machines, music docks, free, high-speed Wi-Fi and air conditioning.
The Rooftop at Townhouse is a rooftop bar with two plunge pools, open to all. In the beautiful city of Cartagena, sunset cocktails overlooking the domes and rooftops is an absolute must. The rooftop offers non-stop food and the best views in town. The crowd is a mix of hip hotel guests and local young professionals kicking back after hours. The two plunge pools take the edge off the heat of the day, and a curated soundtrack completes the tropical vibe.