Set sail in style

Relax on white sand beaches, explore stunning coral reefs and dive into a turquoise sea, as you visit the beautiful Rosario Islands, Tierra Bomba, Barú and Cholón. These island paradises, which dazzled pirates and buccaneers with their unrivaled splendor, are a short boat ride away from Cartagena.

Enjoy a day lounging on the beach, spend the night in a spectacular hotel, or even sleep under the stars on the high seas, aboard an exclusive sailboat or catamaran. There are countless ways to enjoy the magic of the Caribbean, with luxurious hotels offering truly exceptional experiences.

If you want to spend a day on the beach and enjoy spectacular cuisine, Barú’s Hotel Isla del Encanto and Coralina Island on the Rosario Islands are ideal spots. The unique beauty of their sheltered beaches is the perfect setting for a day trip with family or friends.

For a romantic night surrounded by nature and the beautiful sea, Punta Faro at Isla Múcura and Blue Apple Beach House in Tierra Bomba are excellent options. Elegant beachfront cabins are complemented by exquisite restaurants which serve up some of the region’s delicacies.

In Barú, you can stay in the exotic treetop bungalows with private pools at Cholón’s Hotel Las Islas.

Enjoy an exclusive experience on the high seas aboard a private catamaran, swaying to the gentle rhythm of the waves and sleeping under the stars. Botes de la Bahía and Boating Cartagena offer vessels with spacious, comfortable cabins as well as private chefs, drinks and equipment so you can go swimming in the sea. The perfect option for parties or group trips.

Another option for those keen on watery adventures is to go snorkeling, paddleboarding or kayaking through the mangroves before spending the night in one of Isla Matamba’s cabins.

If you’re lucky enough to be on a private vessel, pay a visit to one of the islands during the day. You can dance in the sun and enjoy the music on offer at the numerous beach clubs. Try Fenix Beach Cartagena in Tierra Bomba, Blue Apple Beach House, with its resident DJ, or the bars at Hotel Las Islas. The beach clubs are the perfect place to enjoy the sunset and get into the party spirit with some of the Caribbean’s most deliciously refreshing cocktails.