Top ChoiceLodging in Isla BastimentosTranquilo Bay
The oldest and most remote resort on Isla Bastimentos, this family-friendly North American–run lodge creates a fantastic environment for play and relaxation. Grounds feature nine comfortable cabins with orthopedic beds, fine linens and locally crafted hardwood furnishings. Tailored excursions run by biologist guides include wildlife-watching (there’s a 63ft birdwatching tower and 200 species onsite). Also perfect for just beaching it. Cabins either face the water or sit in the jungle. Guests dine at the main lodge (alcohol included; special diets catered for) with a wraparound porch and ocean views. The lodge composts, captures rainwater, uses a minimum of plastics and educates staff on water usage. Created on around 80 hectares of conservation land, Tranquilo Bay also works with local scientists and conservation agencies and does not print marketing material. Transportation is US$100 per person, round trip, with travel days on Wednesday and Saturday. Three-night minimum stay, with kids half-off.