Falling in love with Providencia, also known as an UNESCO biosphere, was one of the highlights of our entire trip. The island is tiny and colorful and creole, only has a population of 4,000, and it's surrounded by the third largest barrier reef in the world. We stayed at the El Monasterio del Viento, which is quite possibly the most magnificent property there -- the room rate also comes with a personal chef! It sits right in front of Crab Cay and you can swim, snorkel, or kayak in the "Sea of Seven Colors"! I am convinced this is hands down the best coastal paradise in Colombia.