GHL Hotel Sunrise

Guide to Gay Friendly Hotels in San Andres Colombia (2024 Updated)

Bogota is the capital city of Colombia  and a is one of the  gay-friendliest place in South America along with San Andreas on the seaside. We will find most of the accomodation to be suitable for gay couples in Gay Friendly Hotels San Andreas.

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights in Colombia are among the most advanced in Latin America, and have substantially progressed since consensual homosexual activity was decriminalized in 1981. Between February 2007 and April 2008, three rulings of the Constitutional Court granted registered same-sex couples the same pension, social security and property rights as registered heterosexual couples.[1] In 2011, Congress passed a law banning discrimination based on sexual orientation, and on 28 April 2016, the Constitutional Court legalized same-sex marriage, making Colombia the fourth South American country to legalize it.

Compared to some Latin American countries, homosexuality is well tolerated in Colombia (it was declared legal by the government in 1981).

San Andrés is a Colombian island in the Caribbean Sea, off the coast of Nicaragua. It’s known for its coral reefs and reggae music. Lively Spratt Bight Beach features a palm-lined promenade. Offshore is Johnny Cay Park, a small island with coconut groves and white-sand beaches. Old Point Regional Mangrove Park is a wildlife sanctuary, with crabs, iguanas and birds.


Top attractions to visit in San Andres Island

San Andres Island Day Tours


How much does a room costs at Azure Lofts & Pool?

Prices start 100 $/night for Studio with Sofa Bed. The Two-Bedroom Apartment is  150$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

Where to book online –Azure Lofts & Pool – Gay Friendly Hotels San Andreas you can find the best hotels deals in San Andrés during Festival de la Luna Verde which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in San Andrés  on  or  and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


2. Decameron Aquarium – All Inclusive 3* – Gay Friendly Hotels San Andreas

Gay Friendly Hotels San Andreas
Gay Friendly Hotels San Andreas

This beach resort has circular room building units built directly on the sea. All rooms have private balconies. The swimming pool is 100 m from the beach, and there are 6 on-site restaurants.

At Hotel Decameron Aquarium guests can enjoy a spa treatment, book a scuba diving trip or take a 10-minute walk to San Andres’ commercial area.

Decameron Aquarium has bright, air-conditioned rooms with cable TV. All rooms have private bathrooms with toiletries.

A full breakfast with tropical fruits and Colombian coffee can be enjoyed daily. Guests can enjoy an a la carte dinner and a nice view at La Barracuda or La Bruja restaurant.

In the midst of an Antillean environment, this resort has an exceptional architecture with circular towers overlooking the sea at ‘Punta Hansa’ – at the northern end of the Island of San Andres – which allow for wonderful panoramic views of the Caribbean Sea. These buildings are alongside a long wooden dock that leads to a natural pool in the sea and with an aquatic platform ideal for snorkeling and other water sports.

The Decameron Aquarium is located approximately 10 minutes from the airport and is a well sought out location for tourists since the longest and most beautiful beach of the island is located only a few blocks away, surrounded by a boardwalk, parallel to a commercial area with restaurants, discos and the most exclusive bars. You will enjoy an enchanting paradise that can be explored completely on foot and where a cultural mixture of English, Spanish, Pirates and Corsairs can be explored.

The island was amazing. The views and water were beautiful, The town was fun with good food, clubs and duty-free shopping. This hotel was very close and we walked to town every day. Although the hotel does not have a beach, you can walk to the public beach and it was very enjoyable. The island is surrounded by a reef and many of the resorts (like this one) were built on the reef, thus no beach. The hotel does have a good pool with a swim-up pool bar.

When not on the beach, we spent our time on the docks built around a roped off lagoon-like area of the ocean. It too had a nearby bar. The food was very good in the two buffet styles restaurants. The table service restaurants required early reservations that were a hassle for us and we honestly liked the food at the buffet restaurants better. El Mirador was our favorite and it was in our building.

Our room was good. Being so close to the water and strong breeze, I would imagine that the maintenance schedule is pretty robust for this resort. Our beds were comfortable, the AC worked, and the TV was good. The hot water was a bit inconsistent at the beginning of the trip, but was repaired. There were some odd processes, such as renting a lock to use the safe, prepaying for specific hours of internet, and a check-in process that brought everyone to a large room at 3pm to receive 1 room key and the TV remote when your name was called,

They also read from a hotel information brochure that was given to us at initial checkin. It was in Spanish, so I did not understand any of it. I asked for a copy in English, but they indicated they had run out of the English version a few months ago.

Upon reflection, this was a very nice trip and hotel. Although it was not at the level of some of the all inclusive resorts where I have stayed, most of the staff made up for it. They worked very hard and seemed proud of what they had to offer and meeting guest nee The views from our room and other areas of the resort were amazing.

The 2 guys who led the entertainment every day and night were two of the hardest working, talented individuals I have encountered at a resort like this. They literally gave out towels in the morning and were dancing and performing until late into the evening. Our favorite location was probably the outdoor lounge area on the dock. Every night they had what appeared to be local musicians playing reggae type music with incredible views all around you.

The strong points in my opinion are:
-Food: excellent choice at the buffet. The salad bar is very well garnished. In addition to the reservation already done at the a la carte restaurants, it is easy to get additional reservations. My favorite was the Asian.
-The staff. The following is delicate, but I believe that should be said. The male staff is great, they love to talk and laugh with the clients.
-The possibility of visiting other Decameron hotels. This is great when staying 2 weeks, since it is very quiet on the resort.
-Cleanliness. They do a great job keeping everything clean.

Aquarium is a natural location, coral reef, where you can see a large amount of fish in its natural habitat. This would be possible if you manage to avoid the other hundred people trying to do the same.
From there, yo go to Jhonny Kay, if winds allow that.

Decameron Aquarium - All Inclusive
Decameron Aquarium – All Inclusive

How much does a room costs at Decameron Aquarium?

Prices start 270 $/night for Double Room.

Where to book online –Decameron Aquarium – Gay Friendly Hotels San Andreas you can find the best hotels deals in San Andrés during Festival de la Luna Verde which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in San Andrés  on  or  and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


3. Hotel GHL Hotel Sunrise 4* – Gay Friendly Hotels San Andreas

GHL Hotel Sunrise
GHL Hotel Sunrise

Situated on the scenic San Andres Island, the GHL Hotel Sunrise offers spacious accommodations with free WiFi in the lobby and complimentary parking. Services include an outdoor pool, and buffet breakfast for free.

Rooms at the GHL Hotel are tastefully decorated and have plenty of natural light. All are equipped with air conditioning, a minibar and a TV.

Guests at the GHL Hotel can enjoy a daily breakfast buffet with tropical fruits, juices and fresh pastries. They can also dine at the restaurant or relax with an exotic cocktail at the hotel´s bar.

GHL Hotel Sunrise is located in the centre of the San Andres Island, a 5-minute walk from the best typical food restaurant, and a 20 minutes’ walk from the lively clubs and bars of the Zona Rosa

San Andres Island, one of the most fascinating and exotic places of the Colombian Caribbean, you find a resort and business unique in its category. GHL Sunrise Hotel has 170 rooms fully furnished and equipped with air conditioning, cable TV, telephone, safety box, hair dryer and minibar We have the Paradise Restaurant serving breakfast buffet from 07:00 -10:30, lunch buffet from 12:30 to 14:30 and Dinner buffet from 19:00 to 22:30.

A la carte service and room service 24 hours. Restaurant Henrriette (in high season) with breakfast buffet and dinner buffet 7:00 to 10:30 and Dinner buffet from 19:00 to 22:30. Spectacular freshwater pool on the sea, exclusive beach, non-motorized water sports, diving Induction basic, basic induction windsurfing, sauna, jacuzzi, Turkish bath, gym instructor from 06:00 to 09:00 and 18:00 to 21:00 Monday to Friday, pool and beach towels, wireless internet in social areas courtesy of the hotel, nightclub Blue deep, Melon kiss karaoke bar,Park Point lobby bar and our bar Gaviotas at the pool . Cotton Cay Convention Center up to 500 people in auditorium.

In the hotel lobby is located a responsive office that offers the following attractions: Island tour, ride to the Keys in boat, golf cart rental, bike rental, tour of the bay in boat, semi-submersible and aquanauts.

The private beach is one of the bigger plus and it served us well not to have to travel to enjoy the sea. You can see beautiful small and medium fish near the harbour without having to use special gear.

Room – 6th floor, ocean view, queen bed – nice bedding, balcony, desk and chair, sofa, sofa table, round table w/2 chairs; plenty of storage space, safe, hairdryer

View – Absolutely unbelievable!! Words cannot describe the beauty.

Service – wonderful and quick…when we needed something a call downstairs and within minutes the problem solved or need met. Most of the staff does speak Spanish, but they were very helpful in getting an English-speaking person…I do speak very broken Spanish, which sometimes helps

Amenities – gym, ocean-view pool, small ocean swimming area, plenty of lounge chairs and shade; beach volleyball, kayaks, windsurfing equipment (and a class) at no charge; jet skis for a charge

Stay again? Absolutely!

Food – only ate the breakfast buffet once…quite delicious, filling and great variety;

Lobby – beautiful, plenty of seating areas and WIFI (no charge)…if you don’t stay here, you must go into the lobby and look up at the incredible stained glass ceiling panels!

Location – within walking distance of shopping, restaurants and diving.

Nice room with balcony and large bathroom. Clean room and hotel, suggest breakfast package only. The view is breathtaking, nicely positioned on the beach with huge pool built right into the water . Drinks are well made, breakfast is excellent, you can walk into the shopping district in minutes.

The excursion table at the base of the central staircase is the perfect place to start your adventures suggesting Johnny Kay, Aquarium and The White Party. Renting a 4×4 Kawasaki is a great day of fun. Don’t forget to sit on the beach and just breathe!

Gay Friendly Hotels San Andreas
Gay Friendly Hotels San Andreas

How much does a room costs at GHL Hotel Sunrise ?

Prices start 159 $/night for Double  Room Internal View. The Double Room Sea View is  173$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

Where to book online –GHL Hotel Sunrise – Gay Friendly Hotels San Andreas you can find the best hotels deals in San Andrés during Festival de la Luna Verde which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in San Andrés  on  or  and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


by Sorin

Sorin is a freelance travel writer. He is an experienced travel writer and traveller. Since 2012 he explored more than 60 countries on 4 continents: Asia, Europe, Africa and North America. Currently is based in Romania after spending the last 7 years in Myanmar.