Published on : Friday, December 3, 2021
Nestled in the heart of the idyllic white-sand beaches on the island of Barú, Sofitel Barú Calablanca Beach Resort officially opens its doors. Most recent project from Accor’s luxury brand, Sofitel, in Colombia, the resort is the country’s first luxury beach destination. Positioning and promoting Barú in the global segment of luxury tourism. This tropical paradise has- biodiversity, natural landscapes, and, most importantly, a cultural identity that makes it unique in the Caribbean.
Located 25 minutes from the city of Cartagena and separated by the Dique Canal, the resort is nestled amid the natural beauty and cultural richness on the island of Barú and features 187 beautiful and modern rooms including a presidential suite and 22 suites with balconies and terraces, facing the Caribbean Sea. Stretched across nearly a mile of striking Colombian coastline, guests of the resort are treated to diverse landscapes thanks to its rich biodiversity.
With more than 60 species of coral and an on-site nursery that cultivates native species and plants from the region, Sofitel Barú Casablanca Beach Resort is fiercely committed to environmental sustainability and successfully balances its architectural design with nature. This endorsement demonstrates the hotel’s commitment to achieving a sustainable and environmentally friendly operation said Thomas Dubaere, chief executive of Accor South America. A rich cultural and outdoor adventure program is also on offer.
The resort works closely with its local community to offer a creative line-up of immersive experiences that reflect the island’s unique identity and heritage from braid and sombrero workshops to music classes and local artist exhibits. Activities are offered like- bicycle tours, ecological walking tours, bioluminescent plankton outings, catamaran tours, paddle and snorkeling experiences.