Sofitel Barú Calablanca, Colombia’s first luxury beach resort

Sofitel Barú Calablanca, Colombia’s first luxury beach resort
Set on the idyllic white-sand beaches of Isla Barú, Sofitel Barú Calablanca Beach Resort is the third Sofitel in Colombia and the country’s first luxury beach destination. The picturesque property tastefully combines the essence of the Caribbean with Sofitel’s French heritage and DNA.

Located 25 minutes from the city of Cartagena and separated by the Dique Canal, the resort is nestled amid the natural beauty and cultural richness on Isla Barú. The hotel features 187 chic and modern rooms - including a presidential suite and 22 luxurious suites, all with balconies and terraces facing the Caribbean Sea.

The resort features three restaurants and seven bars, all under the culinary direction of the French chef, Patrice Guaus. These include the Calablanca Restaurant and Bar, which offers traditional Colombian and Mediterranean cuisines prepared with ancestral techniques and farm-to-table ingredients. Another highlight is the dinner-only Humo Restaurant and Bar, featuring a robata grill concept inspired by Japanese, Chinese, Thai, French and Peruvian cuisines. Guests can also enjoy cocktails and conversation throughout several social spaces around the resort. This includes the lively Lobby Lounge which offers an extensive list of classic spirits; La Pérgola, a rooftop terrace bar that is the perfect place to watch Barú's colorful sunsets; and three poolside bars.

Situated along the striking Colombian coastline, guests of the resort can enjoy the diverse landscapes and rich biodiversity. With more than 60 species of coral and an on-site nursery that cultivates native species and plants, Sofitel Barú Calablanca Beach Resort is committed to environmental sustainability and successfully balances its architectural design with nature.

Additional property features include a world-class spa comprising four cabins where guests can enjoy treatments and amenities such as a sauna, Turkish bath, and yoga room. The resort has a robust convention center with six rooms that have all the latest technology to help make any meetings and events a success, while the destination’s unique landscapes, white sand beaches, and turquoise blue sea make it the perfect location to celebrate weddings. Families can also take advantage of the vibrant and fun-filled Kid’s Club.

A rich cultural and outdoor adventure program is also on offer. As part of its ethos, the resort works closely with its local community to offer a creative lineup of immersive experiences that reflect the island’s unique identity and heritage, from braid and sombrero workshops to music classes and local artist exhibits. For adventure-seekers, various locally-curated recreational activities are offered such as bicycle, ecological walking and catamaran tours, bioluminescent plankton outings, paddle and snorkeling experiences, scuba diving and more.

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