A successful day at the beach comes down to three things: Good food, fun music and decent rose. so we started from there.

We opened Blue Apple in July 2016 to be a comfortable, laid-back place where like-minded locals and in-the-know visitors to Cartagena can enjoy lazy days, music and great food in a beautiful setting. Since then it has evolved into something more.

Blue Apple is ​not an eco-hotel, but we think about how we impact the world and all the people with whom we come into contact. We do our best to make that impact positive. This is a place for the young at heart, who want to enjoy life without causing harm to others or to the world around us. It is a place of music, of life lived fully and with joy. We are proudly both international and Colombian, occasionally a little chaotic and always human. Our clients are just like us.

I am very proud to lead a management team that is entirely young, BIPOC, gay, female, didn't finish high-school or a combination of the above. Our staff is encouraged to provide an attentive, but relaxed and personal service, as if you were guests at their own homes. Half of us live on the island and half in Cartagena, but Blue Apple is home to us all. Take the time to talk to us and you'll find that and every one of us has a story to tell.

Portia (Founder, Bury St Edmunds)