GUILT FREE FUN IN THE COLOMBIAN SUN.
Just 20 minutes from Cartagena, Blue Apple is a laid-back beach club and boutique hotel where like-minded locals and in-the-know visitors enjoy lazy days, music and great food in a beautiful setting. We live for a good time, but we are also a certified B-Corp, solar powered, zero waste and a living wage employer. So your beach day can be completely guilt free.
Suitable for all ages. Perfect for the young at heart.
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 20 minutes from Cartagena de Indias, it’s surprisingly easy to get here once you know how.
Stop by for lunch, spend a few nights or move in with us for a month. Escape the real world and dive into our magical island life.
As a hotel guest, you're a VIP among the day visitors and at 5:30pm when everyone leaves, Blue Apple transforms. From a popular restaurant and beach club into an exclusive, private island villa with just a handful of guests, our visitors all comment on the difference, and enjoy living the best of both worlds.
We take our food slowly, and seriously. Executive Chef Pedro Mosqueda has created a menu inspired by Mediterranean favourites and local, Colombian-Caribbean specialities, made from fresh ingredients, sourced locally and sustainably wherever we can. We are proud to offer a variety of vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options.
THINGS TO DO
If lounging poolside sipping freshly made cocktails isn't your thing...
Tierra Bomba is a big island and with horses, scuba, local tours, a fortress and boats galore, there are loads of ways to explore and keep yourself occupied.
Actually, our management team lived at Blue Apple for five months during lock-down and we never ran out of things to do.
SUSTAINABILITY & REGENERATION
Blue Apple proud to be a certified B-Corp, a member of Regenerative Travel and founder of the Green Apple Foundation.
Blue Apple is committed to continuously improving our environmental credentials, and we recognise that broad social equality is vital to environmental survival.
Our remote beach front setting isn’t only good for rosé. Blue Apple is also a perfect location for retreats. You can either join a retreat in a shared or private room, or contact us to find out about hosting your own (up to 24 participants).
Yoga and meditation to sports, management, team building or a combination of it all.
TIERRA BOMBA ISLAND
Blue Apple's goal as a business is to offer guests the best experience possible, while also creating opportunities for our neighbours and being a respectful and contributive member of the community.
With two swimming pools, a large restaurant, outdoor lounge and of course, our beach, Blue Apple is perfectly set up to receive groups for any special occasion.
Whether you're a group of 10 or a group of 300, we can tailor ourselves to suit you just perfectly.
During the week Blue Apple is a chill escape from the hustle of town and at the weekends it is a lively beach club, popular with locals. We love music and there is always a background soundtrack from 10am - 10pm. On Fridays, weekends and holidays we have a DJ. Be sure to check out if anything special is happening during your stay.
2020 gave us all an opportunity to consider what we really value. Blue Apple has always been and will continue to be a creative space for artists, musicians, poets, writers, yogis, photographers and anyone else who has a dream or a talent or a gift that they would like to share with us, our guests or our community, in exchange for board and lodging.
Of course, we want people from all over the world to visit Colombia and stay with us. We can't ignore the environmental impact that has, but we also know how important tourism revenues are for the underserved communities where we operate. So, we do our best to operate Blue Apple Beach in the most positively impactful way we can. The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), outlined by the United Nations, are a helpful framework for doing this.