Welcome to Hotel Las Islas, a luxury hotel located in Barú 45 minutes away from Cartagena, Colombia, impeccably designed with sustainable materials, providing a new experience, where there's only nature's bounty to distract.
Due to its location, design and architecture, on the first year of activities we have been honored with the following awards and nominations:
1. Best Sustainable Hotel in South America, by World Luxury Hotel Awards 2019
2. Best Design and Global Architecture 2019, Hospitality category, by Global Architecture Design Awards 2019
3. The 10 Best Resorts in South America by Condé Nast Traveler, Readers' Choice Awards 2019
4. Finalists in the category for Best Sustainable Hotel by Condé Nast, Johansens Awards 2020
Its exceptional design let guests be immersed in the environment and the purity of nature, providing unusual experiences and an opportunity to promote environmental consciousness.
For your stay, you will be able to choose between one of the 25 seafront Bungalows or the 32 bungalows amongst the treetops, each one under the name of a Colombian island.
Each bungalow was built under the existing natural setting and vegetation, so that the location of the trees determined the spot of the accommodations, involving the nature in each of them.
In fact, on the roads that guide to the different facilities, we have placed warning signs, since certain branches of our trees are located on the way and it’s not an option to cut them down.
Each one of the spaces was designed and built with pine wood, thatches and fique ropes on the floors; carefully taking into account the hotel’s sustainable surroundings; thus transforming it into an overall environmental and eco-friendly infrastructure.
Besides the extend and comfort, each bungalow has complimentary wireless internet, minibar, hammocks, TV, air conditioner, washlet toilets, Hermès bathroom amenities, and 2 bicycles, proving that sustainability and luxury can come together.
We can’t leave behind other attractions to the enjoyment of guests, which offer a pleasant atmosphere at all time, thanks to the fact that they were carefully designed with eco-sustainable materials. Other facilities as the Club House, the Barú meeting room, the Solarium, the hammock sala, three restaurants, three bars, a cafeteria, spa, gym and a handicraft shop are available throughout the property.
At Hotel Las Islas the environment and the resident species wellness is a priority, therefore, besides the sustainable architecture, we have adopted measures to preserve fauna and flora.
For this reason, hotel counts on specialized cameras with motion sensors throughout the complex, they record displacements and actual conditions of the local fauna along with its growth and other important data such as the feeding and hydration spots we have made for them.
In that way, we have recorded different species such as raccoons, margays, foxes, anteaters and diverse birdlife.
Due to the importance of the conservation and contribution of the different ecosystems, we have created a plantation of at least 11000 native trees, a coral sowing and special cages at the seabed in order to protect the reefs around the hotel.
For water treatment we count on a desalination plant and a purifying machine for the harnessing of sea water. In addition, we carry out a wastewater treatment that involves an additional filter process through hatches that allow the liquid to return by dripping to the earth.
This refuge immersed in the Colombian’s Caribbean coast, stands out for the regular use of low environmental impact methods, offering an architectonic environment that flows amidst nature.