El Monasterio del Viento is truly the most magical retreat on Providencia Island. An oasis of serenity, local charm, incredible food and family-like hospitality.
We went to Providencia for our honeymoon, knowing very little of the island, and were treated like kings, taken care of every second, and felt like locals by the time we left, all thanks to this charming, personal, and unmatched service.
The house is tucked away in such a way that you are surrounded by water, waking up every morning to the most amazing sunrises and views that we enjoyed daily either from our hammock or from the porch chairs or sweet water pool. There is a ton of activities - from kayaking, to snorkeling, to just relaxing with the best music and books right on the deck, there is no way you will be bored here. The bedrooms are huge, light and airy, and tucked away in such a way that you have private quarters no matter where you stay.
Cristina and Rodrigo were exceptional. They thought of every detail and made sure our stay was truly unforgettable - planning special events for us throughout our stay and spoiling us with the best meals. They both do an incredible job of making sure you are taken care of without intruding - a true sign of hospitality. They are filled with knowledge about the island and able to show us a behind-the-scenes look into the wonderful place.
When it comes to the food, it is hands down the best you will find on the island. We ventured to many places, but were consistently craving Rodrigo's cooking (lobster skewers with sundried tomatoes and squid ink pasta, and his coconut pie - all to die for). Gigi was also incredible hospitable and makes the best hot sauce we've ever had.
The house is clean, bright, friendly, and felt like a home away from home. It was the best way to relax after our wedding, and we know plan to visit on big anniversaries.
My only worry is that too many people will go now and we will not be able to book again! It is a true hidden gem in Colombia.