Las Islas Cartagena

A Caribbean Paradise for You and 120 Friends

Why rent a small island when you can rent the biggest island in Cartagena? Hotel Las Islas is a sophisticated, environmentally conscious retreat in Baru with 54 luxury tree houses and sea-level bungalows and a luxurious presidential suite that makes it a wonderful beachfront retreat for a destination wedding or a deluxe Caribbean off-site weekend for your team.

  • This Is What We Love

    • The eco-friendly architecture in a beautiful natural setting. This Is how the Caribbean should be experienced

    • Having to choose between your own private salt water swimming pools in the Ocean Bungalows or a jacuzzi in the trees
    • The look on the work colleague's faces when you pitch up in this Caribbean paradise to reward them for all their hard work

    • Swimming from the ocean bungalows to the floating breakfast restaurant

    • The luxury treatments at the hotel's spa

    • Sundowners on the roof terrace with an expansive view of the Caribbean stretching out ahead

    • Being able to explore the Rosario Islands by boat

  • What You Need To Know

    • The island operates as a hotel throughout the year so you need to work well in advance to be able to secure the entire property for your special date

    • Transportation by helicopter, boat or land, to and from the island is not included in the rental 
    • Breakfast is included. Full board is available at an additional cost. Please contact our team if you would like to create a tailor-made itinerary

    • If there are more than 109 people in your group the owner has two more properties nearby that can accommodate another 18 people.
    • Each bungalow comes with its own bicycle to help you get around the islands. Golf carts are also available
  • 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: 55 Bedrooms

    Optimum Occupancy: 109

    Beds: 55

    Price: $31,595.00/Night

    Price (High Season): $45,000.00/ night (rates) ?

    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: Baru, Cartagena, Colombia

    Neighbourhood: Baru

    Rating: This is Cartagena


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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




    • Air Conditioning
    • Staff Included
    • Restaurant
    • Family rooms
    • Gym
    • Spa
    • Swimming Pool
    • Rooftop Terrace
    • Jacuzzi
    • Breakfast Included
    • TV
    • Wi-Fi
    • Mini Bar
    • Coffee Machine
    • Parking
    • Room service
    • Lounge bar
    • Safe Deposit Box
    • Pets Allowed

    Reconnect and refresh your spirit amidst the white sand beaches and turquoise waters of Colombia’s Barú Island at the largest and - at the same time - most exquisite of Cartagena island retreats.

    Placed sensitively amongst the mangroves of Baru, Las Islas, is a spectacular beach property that caters to honeymooners and families for most of the year but can be rented in its entirety for the most special of occasions. 

    Whether you're planning a destination wedding or looking for a remarkable place to get your work colleagues re-aligned behind your company vision, or reward them for all their hard work with a luxury off-site venue, then this is most definitely the place in Cartagena.

    A short boat ride south of Cartagena, the resort has 54 stylish eco-friendly cabañas dotted along more than 4 km of grounds. Offering up more than just fantastic sea views and easy access to Colombia's Caribbean waters, this property is an idyllic escape that places respect for nature at its heart.

    Explore the tropical dry forest and jump from one beach to the next by bicycle or jump a ride on the golf carts that usher people between the island's spa and their cabañas.

    As you weave through the trails, there's a delightful introduction to the natural riches of the world's second most biodiverse country.  

    This Is Cartagena's talented team of travel advisors can help with all the logistical arrangements of getting your group to and from this stunning Caribbean resort. 

    A fleet of luxury yachts or speedboats can be rented, a neat addition if you explore the idyllic Rosario Islands National Park during your days in Colombia's Caribbean paradise.

    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 in the vicinity.

    When it comes to rations, there are no concerns about going hungry stranded at this delightful island escape. Las Islas has three great restaurants and a bar, distributed throughout the property, with friendly staff on hand to pander to your culinary needs. 

    Sip cocktails in the panoramic bar and watch the sun set on another heavenly day in your own private Caribbean paradise.

    All of the bungalows offer partial views of the sea and the resort's tropical forest. Each one is between 70-80 sq m in size. There are 32 tree houses built at either eight or 12 meters above the ground, each with its own hydromassage Jacuzzi.

    The 22 oceanfront bungalows come with their own saltwater swimming pool and direct access to the Caribbean.

    Each of the bungalows includes a furnished deck with a hammock, a King or two Twin beds, air conditioning, complimentary Wi-Fi and a flat-screen TV.

    Bathrooms are stocked with premium Hermes products, freshwater shower and a robe and slippers.

    If your group needs more than the 54 bungalows and the presidential suite built on the property's main grounds, the owner also has a floating hotel and a second island property nearby that can also be rented to boost the total capacity for your event.


  • 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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