Planning to stay over night? What are the best hotels in the Islands

October 11, 2016 Blog

The ancient walled city of Cartagena is chock full of old-world charm and ironically flanked by stunning skyscrapers and breathtaking city views. But staying off the mainland will be a truly and rewarding treat to behold for many of today’s travellers.

While booking a stay in a high-rise hotel can offer stunning views of the city and the Colombian bay, but many travellers need to choose an experience with a more low-key and relaxing type of vacation. This type of get-away can be found on one of the many islands that make up the Rosario archipelago chain that engulfs the Caribbean found just outside the confines of the Colombian city life.

While there are a plethora of islands to explore inside and outside the Bay of Cartagena, some are better than others when it comes to benefits and rewards offered to their guests with hotel and hostel stays. Consider some of these venues when booking your unique, once-in-lifetime adventure when visiting the jewel of the Caribbean:

Punta Iguana – Enjoying the Country Club Lifestyle

For those looking for a country club like environment, while still enjoying the calm sands and sun of the nearby surroundings, Punta Iguana is the perfect place for you. Reviewers are raving about the tranquil setting offered here along with the pampering you’ll receive during your stay.

  • Expect to spend between $100 and $300 USD on accommodations here depending upon the venue and the space you’ll be expecting.

Isla del Privada – A Perfect Paradise Location

A simple translation will find you on what will seem like your own private island when you’re staying in a thatch covered bungalow. Outside your front door you’ll find your very own, small enclosed beach in an area similar to a front yard that extends out into the Caribbean. You’ll truly feel like you’re in a part of paradise when you experience a stay on this secluded island.

The Rosario Islands – A Family-Friendly Destination

If kids are in town, then you’ll want to make the most of a family-friendly atmosphere during a getaway near the Rosario Islands that offers fun for all ages. The Oceanario Aquarium is a must-see for youngsters and adults alike looking to see the local Caribbean underwater wildlife at its finest.


While you can still enjoy snorkeling and scuba adventures near the aquarium tanks, there are some unique venues that are situated atop the shores of the island itself and visitors recommend watching the daily feeding of the sharks as a highlight of the aquarium tour.

  • You’ll find plenty of places nearby to stay starting from a little over $100 USD and up per night according to your space requirements.

Depending on what you’re looking for, a quiet tranquil environment to relax and unwind or a fun, family adventure, you’ll find what you’re seeking on one of the many islands in and around the Bay of Cartagena. If you’re visiting Colombia, be sure to step off the mainland and enjoy some of the wonders that the Caribbean has to offer.

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