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Originally built on a series of islands, Cartagena’s relationship with the sea stretches back almost 500 years. The winning combination of history, colonial charm and idyllic Caribbean beaches is what makes this former Caribbean fortress such a compelling place to visit.

The scintillating combination of aquamarine waters and a sophisticated historical setting is hard to beat.

After indulging on the culinary and architectural delights of Cartagena’s old town, there’s nothing more exhilarating than stepping onto your private yacht and speeding heading off to your own private Caribbean paradise.

Renting your own private island in the Rosario Islands or slipping away to one of the top private island retreats is not only an experience that shouldn’t be missed it’s surprisingly affordable.

This Is Cartagena’s guide to the best private island rentals, Caribbean hideaways is a must for romantics, families and groups looking for some serious vitamin C and some luxury living without having to break the bank.

Cartagena’s best islands can be found in the Rosario Islands national park, 45 minutes sail from Cartagena and the more remote archipelago of San Bernardo almost two hours in a speedboat from the city.

In total there are almost 50 islands to choose from and This Is Cartagena’s guide to the best private island rentals and Caribbean hideaways is a must for romantics, families and groups looking for some serious vitamin sea and some luxury living.

Some are tiny islets that have been colonized by Colombia’s richest families, other larger islands are home to old and new luxury retreats being developed by some of Cartagena’s most successful hotel operators.

So if you’re looking to rent your own private tropical paradise for a spectacular destination wedding, a secluded sun-soaked family trip or for some quality time with your better half on a luxury Colombian honeymoon, reach out to one of This Is Cartagena’s talented travel team for assistance selecting the perfect island escape for you and your loved ones.

So, whether you're a high roller used to landing your helicopter on your own private fiefdom for the weekend or an island rental newbie that's dreamed of renting your own private island since day dot, here's your chance to reserve the very best Colombian Caribbean islands for hire.

Feel free to browse through our special selection of personal private island playgrounds or reach out to one of our talented team of travel advisors, who can help you pick the perfect piece of paradise for you and your family.

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