When I think of a honeymoon, I often get images of palmtrees, clear water and white beach sands. We spent 6 days of our honeymoon in the city of Cartagena de Indias, and the rest on a honeymoon like isalnd!
Isla Tierra Bomba is a quick ten-minute boat ride from Cartagena de Indias and is one of the lesser visited islands. It only has a few hotels – we onlñy saw two others, and our hotel was right at the end of the beach with nobody to be seen anywhere close! On the other side of the clear water, you can see the city of Cartagena de Indias.
The island feels like being in the Caribbean, well it is in the Caribbean sea after all. It felt laid back, friendly and was very, very hot! But not being content with just sitting, as neither of us are huge fans of just sitting on the beach, we set off to explore the island on foot. We passed beach upon beach of inviting looking sand, more palmtrees than I´ve ever seen, and small houses. Our favourite part was where we reached after an hours walk. We found a beach with nobody swimming, nobody sunbathing. Only local people who were going about their daily lives. We saught shade under a palm tree and just watched.
We saw two boys excitedly fishing with a net, they didn´t catch anything, but that didn´t stop them from laughing the whole time. We saw another family seeking shade under a tree, and we saw a man loading up donkeys with goods to be carried. I wonder if they saw the beauty of the place, or if it just became normal because they saw these views everyday? And by night, the view was beautiful! Pitch black with the twinkling lights of the city in the background – beautiful!
Have you visited a quiet island before?
Have a great weekend, everyone!