The Honeymoon on San Andrés Isla, was wonderful, because of the person I was with, more than the island itself. San Andrés I would imagine, is the poor relation to the well known islands, and this can be seen in the state of the buildings and infrastructure, which needs a lot of money spending on it, however this is reflected in the prices.
The Hotel, was old and almost Colonial in character, but it was clean, and comfortable. The Staff were friendly and helpful, and it was right on the beach, so much so, that one afternoon there was a storm, and the sea was lapping up to within two metres of the Restaurant. Because the Hotel was at the crown of a bay, all the seaweed, made its way onto the beach, and there were men cleaning it all day. We used to walk up the beach to a 'causeway' which lead across to Rocky Cay, a very small island, with a shipwreck clearly visible just off shore, for some reason, probably because hundreds of people were walking this every day, it kept clear of seaweed, and although in many places it was little more than waist deep, you could find spots a little deeper, for a swim.
The Suite was lovely, you entered into a lounge, (which we did not use) and went downstairs to the bedroom, and bathroom, we didn't use the balcony, except to dry clothes, as it was too hot, thank goodness for air conditioning, and it is not often I say that.
The first week, we hired a Golf Buggy for the day, and explored the island perimeter, after we had stopped for lunch, Marcela decided she wanted to drive, lovely a chauffeur!...
The second week, we hired a scooter for two days, much against my better judgement, because I have always said I would never use two wheels without protection, but it went well, and we saw more of the interior of the island. I was surprised that there were at least four Military bases, and maybe more we didn't see, but it is certainly well defended, and like here, Colombia had loads of Police visible on the island, and the other islands offshore.
We didn't bother with taxis, there were no bus stops, you just stuck out your hand and they stopped, and when you wanted to get off, you told the driver, and he pulled over, and the cost, 1500 pesos (or 54p UK) whatever the distance, good value, even if most of the buses were falling to bits.
There was only one thing that let the Hotel down, and that was the daily breakfast visit by 'Captain Mauriceo' who came flogging his trips and excursions, once you had signed up, you found out that you still had to make your way to Town to go on the trip, where you could negotiate it cheaper, and he didn't mention the added extras, that appeared as you went along. In fact you never saw him outside the Hotel, I think he was just a salesman, he certainly didn't appear on our boat trip to the natural acuario / aquarium and Heines Cay (another island) which again you walked to, so I had bought a waterproof bag for the camera, which was just as well as it rained!