If your clients are looking to get away and unplug, then a trip to the remote Corn Islands in Nicaragua is a must. Once a refuge for pirates, Big Corn Island and Little Corn Island are now a secret hideaway for many Nicaraguans and visitors from around the world. White-sand beaches, swaying coconut palms and the clear turquoise waters of the Corn Islands are no longer a secret.
The two islands, located 43 miles off the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua, are a tropical paradise offering travelers the opportunity to get off the beaten path and explore the relaxed island lifestyle, as well as enjoy active pursuits such as snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking and fishing.
On Big Corn Island, stunning beaches include South West Bay, North End and Sally Peaches, while South End’s Long Bay offer stretches of white-sand beaches. Little Corn Island, meanwhile, seems like it jumped right off a postcard—a quiet and verdant jewel surrounded by calm cerulean waters. The gentle waves and supple sands lend themselves to world-class scuba, sailing, and fishing, while the charming amenities of The Village offer an escape from the mainland bustle. Unassuming Little Corn may be out of sight, but this idyllic escape deserves to be top of mind.
Yemaya Island Hideaway
Named after the goddess of the sea, Yemaya Island Hideaway on Little Corn, part of the Colibri Boutique Hotels, caters to wellness enthusiasts who seek out tranquility and natural surroundings. A unique island hideaway hotel, offering 16 oceanfront rooms with stunning sea views, exquisite white-sand beaches, surrounded by lush jungle, swaying coco palms, a pristine reef teeming with sea life, and, of course, a daily deluge of lovely local smiles.
Do not expect marble foyers or uniformed bellhops. The organic garden that supplies the resort’s kitchen round out the hotel’s offerings. For guests looking to kick-back into a barefoot beach vacation, spending lazy days in a relaxed and informal way, Yemaya boutique hotel is the perfect place for you.
Agents, take note: The hotel suggests that you book your clients on the afternoon flight from Managua to Big Corn Island, and also the afternoon flight when they return from Big Corn Island to Managua. These flights allow your clients to book a seat on Yemaya Express, the hotel’s guest transport cabin cruiser, and if they arrive in the afternoon they can be checked straight into their room rather than waiting for several hours if they arrive on the early morning flight. For more information on Yemaya Island Hideaway, visit yemayalittlecorn.com.
For more information on Nicaragua, go to visitnicaragua.us.