Blue Apple Beach

Blue Apple Beach

The happiest hotel in the Caribbean

Kick off your shoes and find your happy place. Blue Apple Beach was designed from the start as an escape from the daily grind—a sunny paradise where the music flows as freely as the rosé. The gorgeous Colombian-Caribbean beach takes center stage at the hotel, allowing you to rejuvenate by doing nothing at all, or seize the day with a scuba session or horseback riding. Blue Apple Beach is also dedicated to improving the lives of the residents of Bocachica, a community on an undeveloped island. In 2018, the hotel formed a nonprofit organization called Green Apple to unite several hotels and restaurants in the region in promoting sustainability and reducing waste.

Highlights & Activities

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Stylish Cabanas
Stay in one of the eco-chic cabanas, featuring private plunge pools and hammocks.
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Weekend Dance Parties
Let loose, groove to the beat and party like a local at the hotel's weekly DJ dance party.
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Beachside Sun Loungers
There's no better place to soak up the sun than your own lounger on the beach.
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Horseback Riding
Tierra Bomba is larger than you think, and riding is one way to see the whole island.
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Diving
Explore the ocean depths with an immersive diving excursion off the coast of Tierra Bomba.
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Water Sports
Paddleboarding, snorkeling, the options to get your feet wet are endless.

Regenerative Impact

The happiest hotel in the Caribbean may be well-known for its lively weekend dance parties, but it is as dedicated to outstanding hospitality as it is to creating both environmental and social impact.

Blue Apple Beach makes its own granola, yoghurt, goat’s cheese, bread, and pasta, but also buys speciality and artisanal products from outstanding local suppliers. All food served is made to order from fresh, seasonal ingredients sourced from local suppliers, with majority coming from the nearby Turbaco region. The hotel also practices sustainable fishing and does not serve any at-risk or endangered marine species.
In 2018, the hotel created the Green Apple Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to changing the way waste and natural resources are managed by the hospitality industry in Cartagena. Green Apple currently runs a glass and food waste collection service that has diverted over 90 tons of glass and food waste from landfill. Its glass recycling operation transforms bottles into building-grade sand while food waste is turned into nutrient-rich compost.
The cabañas at Blue Apple are made using local materials and indigenous architectural techniques, as can be seen from the thatch roofing. Each hotel room also features local artwork as well as furniture handmade by local artisans.
Blue Apple employs local people where it can, from Bocachica and from other villages on Tierra Bomba and the islands around Cartagena, and provides subsidized English lessons and interest-free loans to its staff members. 90% of its staff are from under-represented groups.

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Hotel Location

Blue Apple Beach

Hidden away on the southern shore of the island of Tierra Bomba, Blue Apple is an independently owned boutique hotel and beach restaurant with a strong focus on fun and also on sustainable tourism. If you didn’t know we were here, you’d never find us. But at only 30 minutes from Cartagena de Indias, it’s surprisingly easy to get here once you know how.

Hotel Address

Isla Tierra Bomba, Colombia

Closest Airport

Rafael Núñez International Airport

Travel Time From Airport

The hotel is a 20 minute drive, followed by a 25 minute boat ride

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