We stayed at hotel Paraiso while travelling through Nicaragua and we had a fantastice time there! The service, environment and food are just fantastic.
We stayed in one of the private cabanas where you have you own bathroom, toilet etc. They are really comfortable and right next to the beach. The service at Paraiso is just awesome. They really went the extra mile to make our holiday the best one ever. For example they have free room service in the cabanas! Where do you get something like that?
Paraiso organises great activities like fishing trips, boat tours, snorkelling and even waterskiing. And we rented one of their moterbikes to explore the island. All good!
Very friendly staff and atmosphere.
Privat cabanas on the beach.
Casa Blanca, which in fact is a blue house and not a white as the name suggests, is a family run hostel/hotel next to the shoreline. I ended up here as I couldn't find any budget accommodations, which had free rooms.
I had a great stay here, and it was nice to go to sleep and listen to the waves. The hotel is owned and run by a woman, who, like many of the black women at the island, wears curlers in her hair.
Her kids were nice and we had fun playing games.
I paid 120 C for a double room (year 2000 prices). The room had a nice double bed, and window shutters to make the room completely dark and secure. The shared showers were located in a hut just outside the main house, and the toilet (no flush, just a hole in the ground and a wooden board to sit on) was located in the far side of the garden (it didn't smell). Maybe they have better toilet facilities now, as this was in year 2000.
The electricity was shut of every day from 24.00 to 14.00 as it is the case other places at the island.
Located on the far-side of Little Corn Island, a group of unique cabins nestled on a strip on the softest grass I've ever wiggled my toes in. All cabins are ocean front and the area is strewen with hammocks and conversation areas. Wind and solar powered and quite rustic with no transportation on the island but your own feet and for a few select locals a horse and bikes.
Ocean is breathtaking, grass..well enough said about the grass, cabins are very gilligan islandish and a beautiful horse.
Is there hot water? If so, how is the water heated? Is hot water available 24 hours or only during certain times of the day?
Is there A/C or a ceiling fan? Note: You probably will not need A/C - a ceiling fan worked great for us! I wouldn't stay somewhere that didn't at least have a fan...
Are there screens on the windows? Don't stay somewhere that doesn't have screens!
AWESOME! These really cool cabins were built and maintained by some Americans from Oregon. They are a SUPER nice couple! The cabins are HUGE and gorgeous! You can even flush the commode without any worries! These people spent a TON of money to create this resort! Unfortunately, we were there when the surf was rough so we couldn't do any shore dives. Each of the cabins has American board games and a neat explanation of the history of the resort - our cabin was the "Sea Hunt" (named for an old television show about a diver).
BEAUTIFUL cabins! Cold A/C! HOT water! The owners are SUPER nice people. The cabins are very clean and Americanized.
AWESOME! We LOVED this place! We stayed in one of the little cabins that has 2 twin beds. No A/C, but the ceiling fan was sufficient. This is a really cool ecolodge. They truly care about the environment and expect their guests to as well. There is a water shortage (they "make" their own), therefore you shouldn't flush the commode unless you have "serious business." Notice in our room stated that "real men pee in the woods." It sounds gross, but it really isn't a big deal. We had the low budget room at approx. $20/night, therefore we had the "shared" shower and bathroom facilities. There are private facilities available though. Each of the cabins is on a hill overlooking a small patch of palms and shrubs and then less than 50 feet away is the sand beach. BEAUTIFUL! There is nothing like waking up to the sound of the ocean! Casa Iguana was very peaceful and relaxing. They also own the dive facility on the island. The diving was phenomenal!
RELAXING! Very cool environmentally friendly ecolodge on the beach. Each room has hammocks for you to chill in. They have an internet cafe with a surprisingly decent connection (I expected it to be super slow!). Diving and snorkeling is AWESOME! It is a very laid back place! If you don't have reservations, be sure to ask the staff at the Dive Shop to call Casa Iguana for you (this way you'll beat the people walking to the hotel!). They also have a very good internet set up (FREE to guests). Grant and Cathy (the owners) are from Florida - VERY nice people! :-)
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