Normally, as evidenced by the travels documented in this blog, I prefer to explore, discover, and generally fend for myself on my adventures. We opted this time for exactly the opposite - an all-inclusive stay at the Decameron San Luis. I may have been converted in the ways of vacation travel.
Despite it's small size, there is much to do on this Caribbean island other than lounging on the beaches looking out at the famous "siete colores del mar" or the fact that the ocean appears to have seven colors, all of them stunning variants of blue. The easiest way to see these sights is to find a way to travel around the island at your leissure. Golf carts, scooters, and bikes are all available for rent in the largest settlement, San Andres City, at the northernmost end of the island. We opted for the latter, mosltly as a way to fend off all the extra calories we were allowing ourselves with three square buffet meals each day.
|Swimmin' with the fishes!|
|Getting drenched at the blow-hole.|
Dotted around the the northern and eastern sides of the island are several smaller plots of land. These smaller islands, or cays, are alos popular as day-trips for tourist who want another option for a beach. We visited Rocky Cay on afternoon, unique in that a sandbar makes it possible to reach the islet on foot without fear of wetting one hair on your head. This shallowness was not a friend, however, to the shipwrecked boat moored just off the shores of the cay.
There is plenty more to do on this island, including visiting a Baptist church in the settlement of La Loma on the top of the island, built in Alabama and contructed on the island. (Unlike most of Colombia, most San Andres residents identify themselves as Baptist.) Not to mention other snorkeling opportunities, Captain Morgan's cave, and visits to the other cays not within walking distance.
I guess this just means I'll have to go back...you tell me if I'll have company or not.