Ecoteles Colombia has begun extensive renovation and refurbishment work on the Hotel Deep Blue on Colombia's Providencia Island, with the aim of transforming the...

Ecoteles Colombia has begun extensive renovation and refurbishment work on the Hotel Deep Blue on Colombia’s Providencia Island, with the aim of transforming the property into an exclusive luxury hotel.

Providencia Island is volcanic and one of the least-spoilt islands in the Caribbean Sea. White-sand beaches with clear, calm waters are found all around the island. Boasting the world’s third-largest barrier reef, the island is increasingly being visited by scuba divers. The island forms part of the San Andrès archipelago, approximately 1,000 kilometers (620 miles) to the North of the South American mainland. Historically, ties have been stronger with Britain than Colombia, and the island’s native language is Caribbean English.

The 14-bedroom hotel Deep Blue will have five suites, each of will have a private infinity edge jacuzzi with a spectacular view towards Crab Caye and the McBean Lagoon National Park. The complete redecoration of the hotel will result in a property with an elegant, minimalist style, according to Ecoteles Colombia.

This is the view towards Crab Caye from Ecoteles Colombia's hotel Deep Blue on Providencia Island in Colombia's San San Andrès archipelago, located about 1,000km north of the Colombian mainland in the Caribbean Sea

“We want to develop a small, luxurious hotel the type of which doesn’t currently exist on the island. Providencia is a stunning little island with great tourism potential, yet very few people visit. In particular, we hope to focus on the international market,” says Chris, one of the company’s British directors. “I have traveled all along Colombia’s coast – to Cartagena, Santa Marta, Park Tayrona, La Guajira, Capurgana – [and] none of these places are as special as Providencia.”

A British-Colombian-managed company, Ecoteles Colombia focuses on ecotourism, environmental issues and social responsibility. The company was created in 2009 with the ambition to create a small group of stylish, exclusive, luxury hotels in Colombia. Its hotel in Providencia should re-open by May 2011, Ecoteles Colombia says.

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