Just 45 minutes by speedboat from Cartagena (helicopter and land transfers also available), this rustic retreat on the island of Barú is the perfect seaside escape. Las Islas has 55 Thatched bungalows that gaze over the Caribbean Sea with large decks and some with private swimming pools shaded by rainforest. We love the Grand Treetop Bungalow, with 360 views over the forest canopy and out to the open ocean. The beachfront spa uses the restorative power of nature with outdoor therapy rooms and yoga classes.
It’s hard to force yourself to leave the premises. However, it is worth getting out to discover mangrove forests, incredible snorkelling and stunning archipelagoes, including Islas del Rosario and San Bernardo. These tiny islands are surrounded by coral reefs and the incredible blue of the ocean has to be seen to be believed. We can arrange a private yacht charter to take you out for the day with a Captain and crew to look after your every need.
Why we love it
Just 45 minutes from Cartagena, and a great addition for a cultural beach holiday in Colombia
Consistently good service – nothing is ever too much trouble for the staff at Las Islas
Easy access to the Islas del Rosario, one of the most beautiful archipelagos in the region
Learn the art of making traditional dishes such as ceviche, shrimp cocktail and fried foods.
Observe an ecosystem with a range of fauna and flora whilst meandering through the mangroves with a guide.
Head to an incredible snorkelling spot with a guide in the Corals National Natural Park.
Marvel at the solar system and deep space through a Celestron CGX-L telescope - staff will guide you with your observations.
Bird's-eye view providing incredible sightings of the most emblematic national parks of the Colombian Caribbean.