If you’re looking for a true island paradise experience away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, the pristine beaches of Little Corn Island, Nicaragua, are one of the best kept secrets in the Caribbean.
The island is free of motorized vehicles including cars, motorcycles, and golf carts. This small island getaway offers the ideal location for scuba diving, snorkeling, deep sea fishing, fly fishing, windsurfing or perhaps an eco-friendly ride on horseback to explore the island.
For those ready to just lie back and enjoy the sunshine and the beauty of nature, there’s a hammock with your name on it.
Accommodations on Little Corn Island
As remote as the island is, it does offer a variety of accommodations from luxury resort options to others that more authentically reflects island life.
- Yemaya Island Hideaway & Spa: The Yemaya Island Hideaway and Spa is situated on the beach offering clear views of the azure Caribbean from 16 eco-luxury cabanas, or you can stretch on a hammock and enjoy the shade as you unwind and enjoy island time. The Yemaya Island Hideaway features complementary services including a signature spa, daily yoga, farm-to table meals, and snorkeling.
- Little Corn Beach and Bungalow: The Little Corn Beach and Bungalow can be found right on the beach. Each bungalow enjoys an en-suite bathroom with toilet, sink and a hot shower (when village power is available). They offer free Satellite Wi-Fi and each bungalow has French doors that open on to a veranda where you can enjoy a view of the sea.
- Casa Iguana: The Casa Iguana is a boutique hotel that offers six one-bedroom suites with outdoor terraces and garden views and is just a two-minute walk to the beach. All suites are air conditioned and equipped with cable TV, Wi-Fi, a private bathroom and terrace.
- Derek’s Place: Derek’s Place is a rustic lodge situated away from the main part of the island. Enjoy your own private cove and tree house style huts on a green lawn perched along the shore on the northern tip of the island. Rooms at Derek’s place are small but offer stunning views and a delightful sea breeze. The owners serve up family style dinners each evening.
Bring Your Own Windsurfing Equipment
If you do plan to windsurf or to go kiting, the island enjoys 15 knot minimum winds during the windy/dry season, but you’ll have to bring your own equipment if you plan to enjoy it. There are no rentals on the island.
The best time to visit the island to enjoy windsurfing and kiting is December through April. The outer reef protects from swells, but there’s chop enough to keep the ride exciting.
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