Coconut Island

Go Coconuts on your Own Private Island

Let the Cartagena private island good life wash over you like a glug of fresh coconut water, with a delicious stay in Coconut Island, a luxurious under-the-radar beach retreat in Baru.

  • This Is What We Love

    • A beach retreat without a resort feel is increasingly becoming a rarity in Colombia. You will feel like you've hit the jackpot when you anchor your boat in here

    • An island retreat with a pool is something of a luxury in these part

    • Building a beachside itinerary to suit your desires. You can choose to lie horizontal all day and soak up the rays, or take advantage of your location and organize water-based activities beforehand

    • Reserving all three beach houses for you and your amigos and feeling like kings of your own archipelago. You'll never want to rent a sunbed on a packed playa again

  • What You Need To Know

    • There are three houses that can be rented out individually or collectively. You would need to rent out all three houses if you wanted to have the private beach to yourself

    • Each house has four bedrooms – with two double and three single beds that sleep up to seven people

    • If you want to build an activity itinerary to make the most out of your island stay, such as snorkeling or diving, we can arrange that for you before you leave Cartagena

    • Full board is available at an additional cost. Please contact our accommodation team if you would like to create a tailor-made itinerary

  • Written By

    Logo aulatrés Rainbow Nelson
    Founder of This Is Cartagena. I've been writing about travel in South America for Wallpaper*, VICE, WSJ Magazine, Jetsetter and the Robb Report for 20 years
  • The Details

    Number Of Bedrooms: 12 Bedrooms

    Optimum Occupancy: 21

    Beds: 15

    Price: $1,950.00/Night

    Price (High Season): $3,055.00/ night (rates) ?

    Rates for colonial and luxury houses during Cartagena’s high season can vary considerably. The high season rate for this property applies for bookings between Dec 15 - Jan 15

    High season 

    Dec 15- jan 15

    Address: Barú, Cartagena, Colombia

    Neighbourhood: Baru

    Rating: This is Cartagena

WHY THIS IS CARTAGENA

  • With Us, The City's Yours

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    Concierge Services

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    Quality Assurance

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    Insider Intel

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  • Concierge Services

    While Colombia's reputation has been transformed in recent years, some visitors can still be daunted by the prospect of arriving in Colombia on vacation for the first time. To ensure you and your family or loved ones, feel right at home we’ll send a member of our Cartagena travel team to help you check you in and get you plugged into Cartagena's laid-back Caribbean groove. Your bilingual concierge will be on hand to join up the dots throughout your dream Colombian holiday. If there's anything you need, from table reservations to coordinating the most authentic tours and experiences in Cartagena, you can call on them day or night

  • Quality Assurance

    We’ve slept in every bed in town and have hand-picked a blissful collection of luxury vacation rentals in Cartagena that will make you yawn with yearning. Even some of the most impressive houses to rent in Cartagena require a little intervention to make sure they live up to our lofty standards so we offer complimentary airport transfers and a great breakfast served fresh every day to ensure that all our exclusive colonial mansions, beach villas and private islands are a cut above your average stay in Cartagena.  

  • Insider Intel

    We really do know Cartagena and Colombia better than anyone else. Our talented team of travel advisors has cherry-picked the very best Cartagena has to offer so you can experience this marvelous Caribbean city like a local. We’re on-the-ground, all-year-round so we can share with you all of our favourite Cartagena things to do, places to eat, drink and relax. Don't take our word for it, check out some of our testimonials and customer reviews here


  • THE LOWDOWN

     

    Amenities

    • Air Conditioning
    • Dry cleaning
    • Family rooms
    • Swimming Pool
    • Rooftop Terrace
    • Jacuzzi
    • Breakfast Included
    • TV
    • Wi-Fi
    • Coffee Machine
    • Airport Transfer
    • Concierge Service
    • 24-HourMini-bar
    • Safe Deposit Box
  • FULL LISTING

    Coconut Island is greedy. Not only does it hug one of the most attractive spots on the island of Baru, it boasts a private beach, swimming pool and massage zone.

    There are multiple outdoor lounge areas to choose where you eat your catch the day from - and that comes all before you've even laid eyes on your room.

    Three individually wood-paneled houses built on stilts face a never-ending horizon of grapefruit sunset skies and inky turquoise seas.

    All the houses are interconnected by a winding wooden promenade that stretches from the houses right out to your own private beach.

    Developed with time and more importantly, taste, this secluded Caribbean island retreat does not function like some conveyer belt of a beach resort.

    Here the reception desk consists of a smiling local handing you a fresh coconut water as you come in from the boat, all sea legs and high hopes, that most certainly won’t be dashed when you step off the picturesque pier and feast your eyes on your new home away from home.

    Each of the three identical beach houses have four bedrooms and sleep up to seven people, split over two floors, (insider tip: bagsy the sea view ones with darling little balconies) and a well-equipped kitchen where you can turn on your inner Gordon Ramsey.

    If you're more of a 'can't cook/won't cook' traveler, you and your group can opt for full-board meals for an additional cost. The in-house cooks do good, simple Colombian fare well but if your tastes are a little more demanding, let us know and we’ll up the culinary spec’s at the house.

    The island’s airs and off-the-map location means it’s even easy for glued-to-their-iphone types to switch off from non-stop city mode and become, as our friend Malibu Rum would say, 'Seriooussssllyyy easy-going'.

LOCATION

  • Barú Island

    If you're slightly disappointed with the beaches in Cartagena, Isla Baru will exceed your Caribbean beach expectations.

    With the exception of Playa Blanca and Playa Azul, the most prized and expansive of Baru's beaches, the white sand beaches on Cartagena's biggest island other are small, intimate and often lined with mangroves. 

    Before Colombia's Spanish conquerors and their African slaves opened up the Canal del Dique channel between Cartagena and the River Magdalena in 1650, Isla Baru was a peninsula connected to the mainland. 

    Located a short 45-minute speedboat ride away and re-connected by land once again by a bridge in 2014, the Island of Baru has more than enough powdery stretches of white sand to keep the most demanding beach bum happy.

    The island's biggest meeting point is the protected cove of Cholon, where drunken sun worshipers love to let rip with some water bound tail-gating on private boats equipped with blaring sound systems and party as if they were auditioning for a hip hop video.

    If you're craving something altogether more laid-back, the richest families in Colombia are building some lovely beach front properties and beach clubs on Baru to make it the premier beach destination in Colombia.

    Jean Claude Bessudo has built arguably the most impressive. His Hotel Las Islas opened in 2018 elevating the beach stay options in Baru considerably.

    There's a string of others following suit with plans for a luxury marina planned attract a jet-setting, yacht-owning crowd to Colombia's Caribbean coastline. 

    When organising an overnight stay in Baru it's always a good idea to rent a boat to get you and your group to and from your hotel or beach retreat.

    While you can now arrive by land to most places on the island, taking your own boat enables you and your group to spend at least one day visiting the Rosario Islands, an archipelago of 27 islands a short 15 minute ride from the best beach pads available for rent in Baru. 

    If you are in a hurry and feel like an adrenalin rush to start or finish your beach vacation in Colombia then our talented team of travel advisors can organise a helicopter ride to some of the most exclusive places to stay on the island - very useful if you're in a rush to catch your private jet and don't want to lose precious time topping up your tan.



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