8.2 Review score
12 March 2018
it was awesome
6 March 2018
Basic, but alright
The guy who organizes the tours was not helpful at all. He didn’t want to give us any information (for example where the town is) if we didn’t use his services as a guide - and his tours were shockingly expensive, especially because you will still have to walk anywhere yourself. And when we didn’t want to go on a tour with him he seemed angry about it. Very unpleasant person.. the lady who runs the place is lovely, though!!
Don’t expect any luxury, it’s a very basic place, but anything on the Rosario Islands is expensive, so this is a good option. The place is right on the coast, snorkels and masks are free, so you can just hop in the water to explore. Beds were comfy and rooms were clean.
6 March 2018
Disappointing and not worth the cost - 40 pounds is a lot for this as it is.
We expected basic, but this was beyond that. It was shabby, dirty, uncomfortable and staff were poor. For example, the beer in the fridge had uncovered raw fish on top of it. A shame, with a little effort this could be a rustic hideaway with a nice jetty and swimming area.
With a little effort it could be nice for the price. Jetty and snorkelling was ok.
3 March 2018
Island life was easy here
Perfect for an island get away. Everything you need is all in one place - food, drinks, sun, sand and snorkeling gear! Phillipe and the staff were fantastic! The tour to see the glow bugs was awesome - a must do.
20 February 2018
Friendly staff increíble place
Food too expensive
Private beach, beautiful snorkeling, All the staff was great
17 February 2018
A relaxing place
Maybe the access is a little bit complicated, be ready to walk or to negotiate with the lancha conductor
A very nice place, in front of the clear blue sea. A very good restaurant, the personal is attentive and ready to help. The place is just perfect!
31 January 2018
Nice place but a bit too expensive and not really comfortable
The room was not really confortable. It was separate bathroom. Nothing much to do on the island except a bit of snorkeling in the corrals (old and dead). There is unfortunately no private beach so we couldn't lie. Price is too expensive.
Nice place right in front of the sea. Staff is really nice and the food is good.
1 January 2018
We enjoyed our Christmas there especially snorkeling with equipment provided.
18 December 2017
Wifi didn’t work at all, but that was quite nice after all.
Easy going place. Relaxing!
29 November 2017
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26 November 2017
I went there to chill out and it didn’t disappoint. Lying in the hammock and looking out at the ocea
Wonderful place to stay and absorb the island life. The setting is awesome and the people wonderful.
15 November 2017
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9 November 2017
Cute place near the beach!
Maybe some information about what to do around the area
Communication with the property owner was good, she gave us good tips about travel agency to arrange the boat that took us directly to the property. The common space is nice and the rooms are comfortable. The food was exceptional!
30 October 2017
Tranquil, rústic, simple, friendly.
Bathroom could be more private; Beach does not have much sand.
Staff; good; próximos to water; tranquility.
11 October 2017
Idilic place to stay @ Isla Grande.
The guy (not the owner) who arranged al the touristic stuff did not speak a word English. Looked very disappointed when we didnt do any of his tours right away. And he still owes me 30.000 COP. The snorkling tour we took was amazing btw!
Very nice place to stay @ Rosario Isla Grande. Owner was very kind but did not speak a word English.
26 August 2017
The island was grubby. Everywhere you walk is filthy with rubbish dumped in the mangroves and on paths. Most of the waterfronts are eroded, as if a major storm had hit the island. Many properties are run down and falling down. At the property the food is ordinary and expensive. A meal which in Cartegena is 8 mil is 25mil. The so called beach in front of the property is rough coral, making it hard to get in the water. The free snorkelling gear was unavailable. One pair of goggles. The second with broken straps. The coral and underwater views are very ordinary. No kayaks. No written menus, so confusion over prices, e.g. We were charged 40mil for a prawn meal but not told it was not the standard 25mil. Access off the boat which gets you there, involved jumping onto and from the beach. No wharf. Be prepared to be eaten by mosquitos. The neighbouring property 50m away had its music booming all day.
The ocean in front of the property was clean and clear. The views out to sea and to the nearby islands were great. The remoteness and lack of cars and motorbikes was a nice contrast to the rest of Columbia. The property itself was kept clean.
23 August 2017
It was raining very heavily during the first night and our room wasn't waterproof at all. We had to put our valuables on the bed with us, so they didn't get wet. We wanted to do one of the activities but whenever we wanted to asked for it there was noone around. In the end we didn't manage to the the fluorescent plancton. They rent snorkeling masks but whenever we wanted them they were not available.
Isla grande is amazing! It had some of the nicest beaches I've seen in my life. At the Hamaquero there are nice places to swim, but because of a storm there were lots of waves. On the other side of the island the water was still very calm, so that wasn't a problem at all. The boat company the recommend worked well for getting there and getting back as well. Just don't sit in the middle of the road. The food was very good and in the same price range as in the rest of the island. The hostel is very very simple but kept clean very well and there is the possibility to cook for yourself. A lot of accommodation on the island is quite expensive, this was definitely on the cheaper side if not cheap.
14 August 2017
Great quiet getaway to escape the Cartagena bustle.
The friendliness of the staff, the snorkeling out the front door and the fresh food.
5 August 2017
Perfect beach spot near Cartagena.
A map of the island would be helpful, but wondering around was nice too.
Great visibility for snorkeling. Mellow spot. No pushy vendors. Quiet, pretty, great price. Definitely recommend!
23 July 2017
lifes a hammock
super friendly staff..great food cold beer ..free snorkeling gear..great location on the water.great sunsets....easy to get to as once booked they sent info about boat tickets costs etc and arranged boat and time for myself.