There’s some special beach spots in Cartagena’s island archipelago, only a handful offer the chance to experience your own private Caribbean island escape in such salubrious style as Almond Island, a little piece of heaven on earth.
Having your own private island without breaking the bank. This Is how the Caribbean should be experienced
The kudos of having the most luxurious base camp for exploring the Rosario Islands
Not having to share this little piece of paradise with any neighbours
Zoning out, re-charging the batteries and getting off-the-grid in true style
Sundowners on the deck with your better half. It doesn’t get much more romantic than this
Having a boat parked up alongside for exploring the Rosario Islands, Baru and Cholon
Internet coverage isn’t great but you shouldn’t be heading here to work or have your head stuck in social media
The owner places his private yacht at your disposal but you are free to rent your own boat to arrive at the island
Catering on the island needs to be arranged well in advance to ensure you get everything you need
Full board is available at an additional cost. Please contact our team if you would like to create a tailor-made itinerary
Number Of Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms
Optimum Occupancy: 10
Rates for colonial and islands during Cartagena’s high season can vary considerably. The high season rate for this property applies for bookings between Dec 15 - Jan 15
Address: Cholon, Cartagena, Colombia
Neighbourhood: Rosario Islands
Rating: This is Cartagena
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Belonging to one of Colombia’s richest businessmen, Almond Island, ticks all the boxes when it comes to privacy and overdosing on Caribbean kudos.
Perfectly located in the emerald waters of the lush, Cholon lagoon, this idyllic islet is about as privileged a spot you could find to spend a few days off the grid with your loved ones.
Ideal for families or a romantic escape with a very special plus one, Almond Island is all yours at a price that will probably have you pinching yourself on arrival.
Whilst most of the islands in Cartagena’s Rosario Islands require you to share this picture-perfect part of the world, there’s absolutely no chance of bumping into the neighbours on this little piece of heaven on earth.
Rich mangrove foliage provides a lush layer of protection from the sun and any envious eyes.
With four double bedrooms and a single room, there’s plenty of sleep quarters for a family or group of up to 10 people. Your friends or family will love you for renting this very special island retreat.
There’s no beach but you’ve got a stunning deck that works its way around the island offering up 360 degree views of the lagoon. Chase the sun or the shade and enjoy idyllic sundowners and you’ll struggle to get bored diving into the lagoon’s sheltered waters.
If you’re active beachgoers there are Kayaks and canoes at your disposal for some exploratory trips around the bay. If you want other fun water activities like jet-skis, paddle board or flyboard, these can all be easily arranged.
A luxury yacht that can also be rented from the island’s owner, a neat addition if you want to come and go as you please, or there are boat options for every budget, in This Is Cartagena’s fleet of speedboats and yachts.
Unless you are trying to recreate a luxury shipwreck experience, it’s well worth having a boat docked alongside so you can go fishing, diving, snorkeling, visit some of Cartagena’s tasty beach clubs, or to simply take in the stunning scenery on offer in the Rosario Islands National Park.
When it comes to rations, there are no concerns about being going hungry on this delightful island escape. Almond Island comes equipped friendly staff to pander to your culinary needs. The staff can craft a menu to your tastes and ensure the island’s fully stocked with your favourite food and drink on arrival.
The Rosario Islands boast the best beaches and snorkelling spots in Cartagena by a long shot.
Dotted around like mother pearls along the Caribbean, Colombia's most popular national park, the Rosario Islands archipelago, some 45-minutes away from the city is brimming with great beach options.
Essentially, the Cannes of the Caribbean, many of the islands have been snapped up by Colombia's richest families making this one of Cartagena's more exclusive corners. Not to worry even if you don’t have friends in the highest places there’s no need to feel left out of Cartagena's best beach vibe.
A few of the top private beaches in the islands have been converted into boutique beach retreats by their owners so that you can tick all your Caribbean beach boxes.
Steer clear of some of the tacky destinations blighting the landscape and head for Isla Grande for a day in paradise that won't cost the earth.
Larger groups, or couples wanting to sail footloose and fancy free from one cove to another might want to rent their own private speedboat, sailboat or yacht.
If you have the time, you should definitely consider spending the night on one of the larger island’s boutique retreats, where you can indulge in a little star gazing with special company.
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