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Decameron Baru - All inclusive, Baru Island

3.5-star3.5 stars
Baru Kilometro 7 sector PortonaitoPasacaballos Portonao, Baru IslandBolivarColombia

Baru Island beachfront resort with 4 restaurants, spa
  • Free breakfast and free parking
  • Decameron Baru was the last destination of a two week trip along the Carribean coast and…Jul 27, 2017
  • If you are staying less than 5 days, they do not care about you. DO NOT COME HERE FOR A…Jul 19, 2017
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Decameron Baru - All inclusive, Baru Island

from $421 CAD
  • Room (Standard Plus Room)
  • Room (Ocean Front Plus Room)
  • Standard Room

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 330 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-out time is noon

Required at check in

  • Credit card deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Children (2 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

  • Parents must have child's birth certificate and photo ID *


  • Pets not allowed


  • WiFi in public areas *

  • WiFi in rooms *



  • Free self parking

Other information

  • All-inclusive (taxes and gratuities included)
  • Resort fee included
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Taking the kids?
  • Supervised childcare/activities
Food and drink
  • Free breakfast
  • 4 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
Things to do
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Number of outdoor pools - 4
  • Children's pool
  • Health club
  • Tennis on site
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Ecotours on site
  • Kayaking on site
  • Rowing or canoeing on site
  • Volleyball on site
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Nightclub
  • Beach towels
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Pool umbrellas
Working away
  • Business center
  • Conference space
  • Conference center
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Year Built 2010
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Things to enjoy
  • In-room massage available
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • WiFi (surcharge)
  • Phone
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features

All inclusive

This resort is all-inclusive. Onsite food and beverages are included in the room price (some restrictions may apply).
Gratuities and taxes
Gratuities and taxes are included.
Food and beverages

  • All buffet and à la carte meals, snacks, and beverages included

Activities and facilities/equipment
All non-motorized water sports are included.

Water activities
  • Kayaking

Land activities
  • Tennis

  • Dancing

  • Onsite entertainment and activities
  • Access to onsite clubs

Not included
  • Childcare
  • Laundry/dry cleaning services
  • Spa/beauty facilities and services
  • Activities and services offered by independent operators
  • Offsite tours


GAIA has massage/treatment rooms and outdoor treatment areas. Massages are available on the beach and in the spa; other services include body wraps, body scrubs, and body treatments. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy, hydrotherapy, and thalassotherapy.


BUFFET - This buffet restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

PESCA DEL DIA - This theme restaurant serves lunch and dinner. Reservations are required.

IL FORNO - This theme restaurant serves lunch and dinner. Reservations are required.

ASIA ASIA - This theme restaurant serves lunch and dinner. Reservations are required.

Decameron Baru - All inclusive, Baru Island’s small print

Also known as

  • Decameron Baru Beach
  • Decameron Baru Beach Resort
  • Royal Decameron Baru Beach
  • Royal Decameron Baru Beach Resort
  • Royal Decameron Baru Beach Resort all inclusive
  • Decameron Baru All inclusive Baru Island
  • Decameron Baru All inclusive
  • Decameron Baru Baru Island
  • Decameron Baru


If you are traveling with a child your property may require you to present the following documents: Parents traveling into Colombia with a child under 18 may be required to present the child's birth certificate and photo ID (passport for foreign visitors) upon check-in. If a relative or legal guardian is traveling into Colombia with the child, that relative or legal guardian may be required to present a notarized consent of travel signed by both parents and a copy of both parents' ID. If only one parent is traveling into Colombia with the child, that parent may be required to present a notarized consent of travel signed by the other parent. Visitors who plan to travel with children should consult with a Colombian consulate office prior to travel for further guidance.

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

This property does not have elevators.

Transfers via boat are required and must be arranged before travel by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check in or check out:

  • The national sales tax (19%) is charged upon check-out to citizens of Colombia regardless of length of stay and to foreigners staying 60 consecutive days or more. Foreigners on a tourist visa are exempt from this tax. Furthermore, the tax may apply per room when the room is shared by a taxable and a nontaxable guest.

The charges below are included in the total price displayed:

  • Resort fee

Optional extras

Safes in guestrooms can be used for USD 3 per night

WiFi is available in guestrooms for an extra charge

WiFi is available in public areas for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around Decameron Baru - All inclusive, Baru Island


  • On the beach
  • Blanca Beach - 16 min walk
  • Corales del Rosario National Park - 8.3 mi / 13.3 km
  • Baru Church - 8.7 mi / 14 km
  • Caribe Plaza - 26.9 mi / 43.3 km
  • Plaza Santo Domingo - 28.5 mi / 45.9 km

Getting around

  • Cartagena (CTG-Rafael Nunez Intl.) - 15.3 miles/24.6 km
  • Free self parking

Recent reviews

Good 7.0 From 83 reviews

Decameron Baru - All inclusive, Baru Island
Go if you are looking for quantity, not quality
The hotel infrastrucre is amazing, as well as its location and staff. However food and drinks quality could be signifcantly better. The specialty restaurants, for which you have to be at the front desk at 7am to get a number to come back at 8am to make a reservation, are not worth the pain of dealing with the reservation process: the Asian restaurant played arab music, sushi seemed old and only offered rolls, no sashimis or niguiris. Internet service is expensive 15 dollars per 12 hours. Timeshare sales ececutives are wating for you every morning at the buffet to harass you over their amazing vacation program, they will not stop until you get oretty upset. I enjoyed my stay but felt that 350 per night was overpriced for the quality of food and drinks and being targeted by salespeople everyday.
Ignacio, usRomance trip
Decameron Baru - All inclusive, Baru Island
We chose this hotel because we wanted to visit Baru and I think it's the only hotel in the area. We enjoyed the buffets and warm water with pretty fish. They also have huge beautiful infinity pools and quite a few bars, easily accesible at any point in the day. All inclusive makes it convenient. I will say it is quite a ride from airport and it isn't the cleanest. Cleanliness factor is OK, but definitely room was not meticulous (dirty table) and the room needed some touch ups (like rusted toilet at the bottom, chipped paint in places, some mold in the shower). Overall cleanliness wasn't a "deal breaker" but in honesty needs a little attention. The grounds outside the room were very well taken care of - trimmed landscaping, clean main area, clean pools etc. Also they have huge iguanas around the property, really enjoyed that.
A Traveler, as2 night family trip
Decameron Baru - All inclusive, Baru Island
Good as a getaway destination. Relaxing, and they usually put up something to have fun. Far away from everything else, and the food can get a little more variety.
A Traveler, us2 night trip
Decameron Baru - All inclusive, Baru Island
No customer focus
The facilities at this hotel are very nice. With that being said the resort does not focus on the customer. We arrived at breakfast at 10:20 AM (the breakfast closed at 10:30 AM) and we could not even get a cup of coffee. The pools close promptly at 5:45 PM with a whistle blow and a security guard forcing people out of the pool. The water was shut off in the lobby at 1:00 AM. The toilets did not flush and you couldn’t even wash your hands. To add to that we got back to our room and the water in our room was shut off. Over all I would not visit this resort again.
A Traveler, us2 night trip with friends

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