Calle del Torno # 39-29, Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia
While Cartagena abounds with exclusive boutique hotels, don't forget the spacious, exclusive and refined Hotel Santa Clara, a restored former convent that is now part of the international Sofitel chain. The colonial entry and cloistered gardens are home to cheeky toucans, ready to pinch fruit from your breakfast, and there's a sizeable swimming pool, gym and Jacuzzi area, all hidden from the public. As a testament to the history buried within these walls, there's even a crypt chapel beneath the decadent Coro bar. Think of this as you sup your mojito in one of Cartagena's most chic addresses close to fine restaurants, bars and galleries.