What We Love
- Lounging in the infinity jacuzzi overlooking the Caribbean and Crab Caye
- The seafood tasting menu by candlelight at the end of the pier
- Golf buggies for easy exploration
What To Know
- Providencia is two flights from the Colombian mainland, but worth every minute
- Party people will want to look elsewhere
- Be prepared: You may encounter a little wind and rain as well as tropical heat
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Freshly redesigned and reopened, the Deep Blue is tucked within lush gardens by the clear blue Caribbean on the English-speaking island of Providencia. There’s a natural vibe to the design —think browns and creams, wood and wicker, shells and stone. In deference to the environment, decking and stairs were built around palm trees. And deep blue throws and pillows echo the stunning Caribbean views from all guestrooms and public spaces.
Bed and Bath
Specially commissioned artworks mix with shells and starfish along the walls in the airy, modern rooms. Embroidered textiles add a barefoot, boho vibe. The natural stone bathrooms have double showers and are stocked with L’Occitane products. All rooms have flat-screen TVs and balconies. If you’re feeling flush, upgrade to a suite for your own private infinity plunge pool.
Even under the umbrellas, lounging can be hot work, so employees keep guests cool with cold towels, fans and ice cream. Under chef William Reyes, breakfasts are a joy of patisserie, fresh fruit and eggs. Providencia’s top culinary experience is the seven-course lobster spectacular served under the stars at the end of the hotel’s wooden jetty.
In the Area
Explore the island by renting one of the hotel’s golf buggies. Aim to hit South West Bay for a lunchtime seafood platter. Wander the golden sand of South West Bay to Richard’s Place for a sunset Cuba Libre. Plunder the island’s pirate history across the causeway on Santa Catalina island. Don’t miss the prawn ceviche and black crab at Caribbean Place. The hotel will arrange diving within the celebrated maritime park, or you can kayak out to Crab Caye to snorkel among the sea creatures.
How to Get There
My husband and I stayed for 6 nights in a luxury suite. We had an absolutely amazing time in Providencia and Deep Blue was a lovely place to stay. The room was well sized and the deck was a brilliant addition, not to mention the plunge pool which was perfect to cool off with a glass of wine in hand overlooking the Carribean and Crab Cay. The view was spectacular.
I do however feel that the hotel is very overpriced. I understand that it is the only hotel on the island and the island is tiny and difficult to get to, but for the price we paid, my expectations were high and sadly were not met. The room felt a little run down, the air-conditioning dripped water on to the lounge area and the deck and plunge pool were not properly cleaned when we arrived. The staff sometimes seemed disinterested in helping which gave us a sense of feeling unwelcome. I totally understand island time and we are tourists in their home, but feeling unwelcome in the hotel wasn't great.
Again, we had an amazing time and would totally recommend Deep Blue but there were just a few issues that stood out to us which lowered our overall view of the hotel.
We stayed in the hotel for two nights whilst touring the island ourselves, making use of the private swimming pool and jetty. We had a junior suite with a sea view which included a large double shower (two shower heads), a super king size bed (you could fit 4 people if sleeping head to toe) and a large balcony overlooking the sprawling ocean and island. Anything we needed was just a quick visit or call to the reception wether it was directions or reservations.
Would stay again 100%.
We thoroughly enjoyed our family stay at Deep Blue.
A strong point, besides the incredible views is definitely the comfort of the rooms and beds.
We also would like to pay tribute to the kindness and efficiency of the management and reception staff. Mauricio, in particular, extended a special welcome to us, did everything to make our stay pleasant and made a point of getting adequate feedback as to our satisfaction ! His colleagues must also be commended.
We were also impressed at how successfully the hotel blends with local life and people, which is probably a must for running a touristic operation in Providencia.