the Latin American Travel Guide...
The small Caribbean islands of San Andres and Providencia are laid back retreats, boasting white sand beaches, turquoise waters and dramatic corral formations. S
San Andres is the larger of the two islands, has a wider range of accommodation and receives a greater number of visitors. Providencia is more rustic, but also more picturesque and relaxing than its larger neighbour.
San Andres and Providencia both form part of a small archipelago located deep in the Caribbean sea, just under 800km off Colombia’s northern coast (and approximately 200km from Nicaragua).
The population of the islands is predominately mestizo and creole; a legacy of the archipelago’s history, which was variously controlled by the British, Dutch and Spanish. This ethnic diversity is reflected in the islands’ linguistic make-up: islanders are trilingual, speaking English, Spanish and a
Creole dialect unique to the area.
It looks absolutely bloody lovely - and you can book your trip with Expedia.
A week for 2 adults in July costs a modest
£1500 - which seems to be the benchmark these days for this sort
of exotic Island package holiday. But a lot of the hotels
are sold out - it seems it's been discovered.