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.
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
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
Number Of Bedrooms: 12 Bedrooms
Optimum Occupancy: 21
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
Dec 15- jan 15
Address: Barú, Cartagena, Colombia
Rating: This is Cartagena
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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'.
With the exception of Playa Blanca, the most prized and expansive of Baru's beaches, the beaches on Cartagena's biggest island other are small, intimate and often lined with mangroves.
If you're slightly disappointed with the urban beaches, Baru will exceed your beach expectations. Located a short 45-minute speedboat ride away you have more than enough powdery stretches of sand to keep you happy. Unlike the Rosario Islands, Baru is also accessible by land.
The island's biggest meeting point is the protected cove of Cholon, where beach revellers 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 a little more laid-back, there's some lovely beach front properties and beach clubs springing up on Baru for Colombia's moneyed classes that provide all the modern comforts for luxury beach combers.
If you’d like help finding your perfect stay in Cartagena contact our Accommodation Team. We offer free airport transfers, complimentary breakfast and great deals on Boat rental and the best Tours & Experiences in Cartagena when you book your hotel or house with us.
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Give our on the ground team a little more information about what you are looking for and when you are looking to do it. Our travel team will take care of the rest.