The essence of the Caribbean pervades La Casa del Agua; from the warm welcome to the sensation that you’re staying in a fine residence rather than a hotel.

Set in an original Samarian house, surrounded by the old colonial buildings of Santa Marta, La Casa del Agua retains much of the flavour and relaxed luxury of the old Caribbean way of life. It’s the sort of place that encourages you to feel at home as an honoured guest or friend of the family, rather than a visitor to a hotel. The dining room, for example, has an open kitchen that invites you to meet the chefs, talk to them about your favourite dishes and even steal some of their ideas! Similarly, if you make La Casa part of your luxury, tailor-made holiday to Colombia, you’ll find the upper terrace is a great place to socialise with new-found friends over cocktails, whilst admiring the view.

La Casa del Agua, at a glance

  • Charming hotel created from an original Samarian residence
  • Set in the heart of colonial Santa Marta
  • Choice of just five individually styled and named suites, each with their own character
  • All decorated with stylish simplicity and colonial flair
  • Lavish en suite bathrooms
  • Private terraces or floor-to-ceiling windows typically offering great views over the pool or city
  • Dining room with open kitchen where guests are welcome to meet the chefs as they prepare exquisite fusion food and regional specialities

For leisure and pleasure

  • Swimming pool with sun deck
  • Spa offering a range of massages and body purification, with music and candles
  • Superb beaches within easy reach
  • Great gym with views over the bay, just five minutes’ walk away
  • Cookery courses with resident chef, dance classes and yoga sessions
  • Cocktails and socialising on the upper terrace
  • An easy stroll from Santa Marta’s cathedral
  • Unrivalled base for discovering the sights, restaurants, shops, market and colonial buildings of the town
  • Of your various competitors, Ayesha stood out a mile ahead with her advice, decisiveness and willingness to help

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    RW, India, 2014