There are a number of hotels and resorts of varying degree around the island. Prices listed are low-season rates (May 15 – Dec 15). Expect to pay 20% – 30% more at some places during high season. Below is a good selection of what is available.
Angela’s Rooms – A nice, family-owned place located just around the corner and behind the BanPro bank. Shared bath. Budget $
Arenas Beach – Hotel resort with cool Captain’s Club boat bar right on Corn Island’s biggest beach serving up your sunset-watching drink of choice. Offers beach bungalows, suites and “comfort rooms”. High-end $$$ http://www.arenasbeachhotel.com
Beach View – Located across the street and down a ways from Best View, same green color. Offers simple rooms with a shared bath for or ensuite bath. Top-end rooms offer a/c and tv and cost a bit more. Budget to mid-range $$
Best View – Tucked away behind the paved road lies this two-story caribbean-green hotel right on the beach. Rooms are quaint and clean with the upstairs suites indeed having the best views. A restaurant/bar is currently being finished and should be open by late 2010. Pretty good deal considering the rooms downstairs with no tv are budget $ while the nicest ensuites upstairs are mid-range $$.
Casa Blanca – Small, family-owned hospedaje right on the beach in Brig Bay. Small rooms but one of the best budget options on the island. No Deals! Budget $
Casa Canada – Four-star resort on the beach. Private cabanas, swimming pool facing the ocean and restaurant/bar make this a popular choice for those wanting the finest Corn Island offers. Casa Canada can help arrange your entire stay. High-end $$$ http://www.casa-canada.com
Fishers Cave – Good place to stay if you have to get an early morning boat; it sits right at the entrance to the wharf. Rooms are quite nice and spacious with tv, A/C, wifi and a big restaurant down below. Restaurant serves excellent breakfasts and has vegetarian options. Mid-range $$ http://fisherscavecornisland.com
G&G Hostal/Hotel - A great deal for travelers on a budget whether it’s a single, couple or family. This place is new, has all new furniture inside, offers free wifi, a big restaurant, free parking, tv and air conditioning. All right in the closest thing to downtown there is in Corn Island and 2 minutes walk from the beach. Rooms starting at $15. Budget – mid range $-$$ http://gandghotelbigcornisland.com
Hotel Morgan – Offers big, clean cabanas with A/C and hot water for a great price and located across the street from the beach. Also offers some smaller budget rooms for budget-minded travelers starting at $18. Snorkel right out from the hotel. Has an excellent restaurant making this hotel an excellent choice for families or small groups. Budget – mid-range $ – $$ http://bigcornislandhotelmorgan.com
Hotel Sweet Dreams – Just left from the municipal wharf, it is the first hotel you come to when getting off the boat. Nothing fancy about the rooms, though the cheaper ones appear to get cleaned less often. All rooms come with a private bath and tv. Budget to mid-range $$
Ike’s Place (Cabañas del Norte) – Located on the North end of the island, Ike offers his guests efficiencies and cottages equipped with a kitchenette, A/C, wifi and private bath, all right across the street from the beach. Regularly getting positive testimonials, Ike’s is a good place to stay if you plan to stay a while. Contact Ike at [email protected] Mid-range $$
La Princesa de la Isla - Located right on the point between Brig Bay and Woula Point, this family-owned hotel is well established and sits just steps away from the sea. The rooms are tastefully decorated with wood and coral found on the beaches, and the restaurant offers Italian and Nicaraguan cuisine. Rooms and bungalows available. High-end $$$ http://www.laprincesadelaisla.com/index.html
May Flower – Just a short walk down the beach a ways after the end of the road in Brig Bay, Yvonne offers a block of nice rooms with double beds, their own bath, fan and tv right on the beach. Very quiet, very relaxing. Budget $
Paraiso Club - Hidden away is this gem of a hotel offering cabanas with all the amenities. Restaurant, bar and beautiful beach included, the suites, cabanas and bungalow. Weekly rates are available. Mid to high-end $$$ http://www.paraisoclub.com/
Posada Bella Vista - One of the newest hotels on the island, Bella Vista sits right on the beach a short walk from the end of the end of the road in Brig Bay. Owned by an Italian couple Giorgio and Teresa, the rooms are a bit of a step up from the basic amenities offered at most other places within the price range. All rooms come with their own bathroom and are tastefully decorated. There is also a restaurant and professional masseuse on hand. Mid-range $$ http://www.bellavistacaribe.com/
Sea Star Spa – How about a secluded ocean view on a beach all to yourself with the option of spa treatment, massage, hot tub and swimming pool? The Sea Star Spa offers all of that and more. Darcie has worked hard building a top-scale retreat that excels in both comfort and service. Available for weddings. High end $$$ http://www.seastarspa.net/
Silver Sands – Way out on a more secluded part of the island sits Ira Gomez’z hideaway. Ira offers a few large rooms with just the basics amenities and one of the prettiest, calmest and emptiest beaches on the island. Ira also offers fishing and snorkeling trips. Worth checking out if you are looking for a piece of little corn on the big island. Budget $
Sunrise Hotel – Sitting in the South End and looking over the road to the ocean is this large, clean hotel, bar and restaurant. Friendly staff and nice rooms. Weekly rates available. Mid-range $$ http://southendsunrise.com
Tree House and Crow’s Nest – Nestled snugly on Long Beach are two small, private houses that offer all the amenities of home. Sleeps up to three people with kitchen facilities for small meals. Kayaks and boogie boards available. Mid-range $$ For more info, check out the links to the Tree House and the Crow’s Nest.
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