Sofitel Barú Calablanca Beach Resort

An eco-friendly beach getaway

A combination of exquisite French service with calming Caribbean vibes, Sofitel Barú Calablanca Beach Resort is a stunning tropical paradise for all ages. Just 40 minutes by boat from Cartagena, Sofitel Barú Calablanca Beach Resort feels like an escape, as it sits on the white sands of the island of Baru.

Debuting in 2021, the modern, eco-conscious hotel offers 187 rooms — including 22 suites and a presidential suite — with incredible views of the Caribbean Sea. Each of these sanctuaries comes with a balcony facing the water, but you also can opt to relax in the four pools throughout the resort. Culinary options, helmed by French chef Patrice Guaus, include three restaurants and seven bars (three are poolside).

No tropical getaway would be complete without a spa and Sofitel Barú Calablanca Beach delivers with a state-of-the-art facility featuring holistic treatments inspired by the island’s traditional healing practices.

Our Inspector's Highlights

  • Watching the sunset with a made-to-order cocktail at the rooftop terrace bar La Pérgola is sublime.
  • The eco-friendly Sofitel Barú Calablanca is the only hotel on the island and the Colombian Caribbean with a LEED certification.
  • The spa reflects the Colombian landscape with exotic wood and stone accents. It’s a serene backdrop for one-of-a-kind ayurvedic and hydrotherapy therapies.
  • Learn about the island’s culture and surrounding natural beauty with activities offered at the luxury hotel, such as sombrero-making workshops, guided mountain bike tours and scuba diving.
  • All rooms have sea views, but for the most glorious oceanscapes, book one of the 23 suites on the top floors in towers four to 10.

Things to Know

  • For a once-in-a-lifetime experience, swim under the calming night sky in the ocean among glowing plankton.
  • Sofitel Barú Calablanca gives parents well-deserved me time with the complimentary Kid’s Villa. It’s open daily for kids ages three to 12.
  • If you’re staying in a suite, make sure to order the Calablanca Floating Breakfast — an incredible feast with mimosas, charcuterie, croissants, fresh fruit and more served on a floating platter in your private Jacuzzi.
  • There are two ways to get to the Baru hotel from Cartagena: drive an hour or take the hotel’s luxury catamaran from the port. Of course, the latter is a much more scenic mode of transport.

24-hour room service
Babysitting services
Fitness classes
House car
Meeting rooms
Outdoor pool
Pet friendly
Getting There
Sector Porto Nao km 7 Isla de Barú, Cartagena de Indias, Colombia
CTG (1 h 15 min)  
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