San Andres is a Colombian coral island in the Caribbean Sea. Historically tied to the United Kingdom, and politically part of Colombia, San Andres and the nearby islands of Providencia and Santa Catalina form the department of San Andres, Providencia and Santa Catalina. San Andres, in the southern group of islands, is the largest of the department. The official languages of the department are Creole, Spanish, and English.
San Andres Island & It’s Beaches
San Andres has some very beautiful beaches, and the sea is an amazing shade of turquoise. The North of the island has some lovely beaches, but all are heavily developed and backed by buildings. The North of the island is the busy section where most hotels are found, as well as various restaurants and other forms of nightlife.
Most beaches are on the East coast – many have been semi-taken over by beachfront resorts which are scattered along this coastline. Without doubt, the best beach on the island is found at Sound Bay – beautiful sea, beautiful sand and one of the least crowded beaches (the Restaurant “Donde Francesca” is found here – great food, great location – I choose to spend most of my time in San Andres there!).
The West coast of the island has no beaches at all – it’s all rocky here, though very scenic.