If you had to wash up on any Caribbean island, the emerald-lined, white-sanded and turquoise-watered shores of this island archipelago would be an inspired choice.
Off the north-west coast of Colombia (a 2-hour flight from Bogota) and lying to the east of Nicaragua are the three islands of San Andres (the largest), Providencia (a 20-minute flight from San Andres) and Santa Catalina (connected to Providencia by a pretty painted bridge).
What they all have in common is being a UNESCO-protected biosphere reserve with hectares of unspoilt coral reefs, acres of pristine paradise-postcard beaches, a rich heritage of naval encounters, pirates and colonial history, and palm trees that sway to the sounds of gentle surf and reggae.
Being near the Equator the annual average daily temperature here on the islands is 27˚c-29˚c (81˚f-84 ˚f), making it an all year round destination.
Because if you wanted to be shipwrecked anywhere, it would be here. Rustic island life and languor: a perfect paradise where you can really relax.
Various watersport activities