Places to Stay in Little Corn Island

There are a number of unique beach hotels around the island. Price ranges 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.

3 Brothers - A cool little family-owned place. Located an easy walk from the bars and restaurants in the village…about 60 meters after you hang a left from the wharf. Rooms are basic with shared bath, but is one of the few places that has a kitchen to guest use. Budget $  http://cornislandhostel.com

 

Carlito’s Place – As one of the first locally-owned/operated hotels still on the island, this has been a budget traveler’s favorite for years. A dozen or so casitas, most with their own bath, sit right on the beach. Offers a bar/restaurant that claims to have the best fried chicken on the island. Budget $ http://www.carlitosplacelittlecorn.com

 

Casa Iguana - The classic backpacker’s beach party barn has grown up into a hideaway for travelers who prefer something more than the basics. Comfortable, quaint and won’t break the bank, and close to town and various restaurants. Their restaurant has fantastic views over the Caribbean sea right at the cliff’s edge…best spot to catch the sunrise if you are staying. Bring a flashlight and book well in advance if y0u want to stay. midrange – high $$ – $$$  http://casaiguana.net/cms/ 

 

Derek’s Place – If Ewoks built their village on the beach, it might look something like this. Boasting a small number of cabanas crafted from bamboo, driftwood, reclaimed bottles and other random items. Derek and his wife are very friendly and keenly attentive to their guests. The kitchen serves delicious meals ranging from a mix of Thai, Caribbean, Chinese and other tasty varieties. Hang out by the bonfire at night while the meals are being prepared. Mid to high-end $$  http://www.dereksplacelittlecorn.com

 

Dobedo’s – Chill little place on the North end of the island offering a few small cabins and a house for daily, weekly and monthly rental. This place is well hidden, and the beach is only a short walk away. Offers cabins and a house. Mid to high-end $$  http://www.dobedos.ca/indexeng.htm

 

Elsas – Yellow! Right next door to Graces Cool Spot, this is the budget travelers’ first consideration for accommodations on the beach. Offers dorms and cabins ranging from . Nothing fancy. There is a small restaurant on site and the staff is very friendly. Budget to mid-range $$

 

Farm Peace & Love – Many guests would say this little farm retreat fits its name perfectly. And little is no understatement; operated by an Italian/Little Corn couple, the farm offers two options for rooms: one independent suite and once cottage. Dinners are prepared (by reservation only) from food grown on the farm and rumor has it that the best Italian food in all of Nicaragua is prepared here. The farm offers horseback riding, fishing, snorkeling, wireless internet and ample opportunity to do absolutely nothing. Check out the homemade wind turbine on the beach and solar panels on the roof that power the place. High-end $$$ with weekly and monthly rates.  http://farmpeacelove.com/

 

Grace’s Cool Spot – Cabins, restaurant and lots of spots! Right on the beach just after Elsa’s and before Carlito’s place…can’t miss it. They offer lots of activities as well: snorkeling trips, fishing trips, sunset cruises, dolphin sighting trips and more. One of the more popular “spots” on the island. Budget to mid-range $$ http://gracescoolspot.com

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Little Corn Beach & Bungalow – New, clean and eco-conscious, LCBB is quickly becoming a first choice for many visiting the island. There are nine options for rooms, all tastefully designed and well equipped with mosquito nets, hot showers and free wifi (with your own device) Grab a bite to eat at their Turned Turtle restaurant then retire to the hammock on the veranda of your room and watch the waves lap the beach or drop in to Firefly Studio for a yoga session or massage. LCBB also have extensive sustainable tourism street cred, including hosting several spade/neuter clinics to help control the animal population, rainwater harvesting systems on the bungalows to ease strain on the aquifer and bringing in their construction materials by local sailboat instead of by freighter. Mid to high-end $$ Find out more:  http://www.littlecornbb.com/

Lobster Inn – You can’t miss the giant pink building right after you come off the wharf. That’s Lobster Inn. The rooms are spectacularly clean, bathrooms inside, balcony area that looks over the water, friendly local staff and a budget price makes this one of the best deals on the island. Budget $ http://lobster-inn.com

 

Los Delfines - Centrally located with all the amenities (including free wifi), Delfines is the hotel option for many clients of Dolphin Dive which is located on site. There is also a bar/restaurant and they accept credit cards. Midrange $$

 

Steadman’s – Small, slightly run down looking place at the end of the “beach cabin row” after LCBB. Run by Mr. Steadman and his white afroed cousin/uncle/friend, nobody really knows. Both are cool characters. Cheapest beach rooms on the island. Keep in mind you get what you pay for. Budget $

 

Sunshine HotelLocated just a half block from the wharf, this locally-owned hotel offers private bathrooms and kitchen use for guests. Midrange $$ Now being used as dorms for the workers at Yemaya resort.
Yemaya - The nicest place on the island. On the two islands, actually. On the entire Caribbean coast, actually. In fact, this is probably in the top five picks in the entire country. Indulge in massage and spa after a hard day of relaxing and yoga at this eco-resort.  There are 16 luxury cabanas with amazing views over one of the nicest beaches on the island. Located at the tip top of the north end. If you have reservations they will pick you up in their own panga when you arrive. $300 – $400 a night.  littlecornhotel.com. 

 

 

Anything I missed or changes to be made? Let me know!

 

20 Responses to “Places to Stay in Little Corn Island”

  1. Beth7 September, 2012 at 4:55 pm #

    Can’t decide between Farm Peace Love and LC Beach and Bungalow for early February trip. Does one have a better breeze? Any other important differences? Thanks

    • Casey8 September, 2012 at 9:53 am #

      Both have their positives. Farm Peace and Love is smaller and more private and with two of the biggest dogs you will ever see (though completely harmless). It’s set back from the beach just a bit. LCBB is right on the beach and has a really good restaurant and wireless internet access. I can’t say that one has better breeze than the other, though Bing at FP&L has a homemade turbine that helps to power his farm. There are lots of differences between the two, but both rank quite high in my opinion. Perhaps if you could tell me a bit of what you are looking for and I could make a recommendation?

      Thanks!

  2. Lourdes27 October, 2012 at 3:53 pm #

    Governor Casey…….

    I tried to make reservation to just about all of the above except Dobedos, Grace’s, 3 brothers and Elsa’s and they are all booked. Can you recommend Dobedo’s? I have not seen any reviews on them. Thanks, Lourdes

  3. Marshall18 March, 2013 at 1:12 pm #

    Any info on setting up a tent on little corn? Either on the beach or at a hostel?

    • Casey20 March, 2013 at 9:13 pm #

      There is a long empty beach just after Steadman’s Place on the east side. You shouldn’t have any trouble setting up there. Enjoy!

  4. Rosie27 October, 2013 at 7:07 pm #

    Hey I was wondering if places tend to book up over new years, or if you can still just show up and have a good chance of finding a hostel bed?

    Thanks!!

    • Casey30 October, 2013 at 9:56 am #

      New Years is one of the busiest times on the island. The sooner you book the better!

  5. Special K.16 December, 2013 at 11:17 pm #

    Do you only list sponsored accommodations because somewhere on here there was mention of Ensueno’s but you don’t have it under accommodations on Little Corn. Is it a reasonable option?

    • Casey17 December, 2013 at 5:43 am #

      I don’t have any sponsored accommodations listed. Nobody pays me to be on the site. Regarding Ensuenos, it is an interesting place, though they don’t take reservations so you can’t plan in advance to stay there. There is also no electricity, but if your kind of place is free spirit hobbittown, it could be just the hotel you are looking for.

  6. Amanda29 December, 2013 at 10:34 am #

    I heard that Grace’s Place burned down last year. Do you know if it is up and running again, or what the status of the rebuild is?

    • Casey8 January, 2014 at 1:46 pm #

      Everything is rebuilt and better than ever!

  7. John19 March, 2014 at 11:47 am #

    Do you know if Elsa’s takes reservations. Are they necessary in early/mid may? Thanks!

    • Casey20 March, 2014 at 9:55 am #

      Nope, no reservations at Elsas!

  8. Baillie14 April, 2014 at 2:17 pm #

    My boyfriend and I are looking at visiting LCI next February and pitching a tent would be fantastic as we love to camp but is it legal to set up a tent on the beach? How safe would you be alone on the beach or even leaving your belongings if you wanted to explore the island?

    • Casey19 April, 2014 at 3:50 pm #

      You might be able to get away with it but they frown upon it and might actually tell you to leave. A guy died a few months ago when a tree fell on him. Since then they have been very leery of people camping on public areas.

  9. Krass20 April, 2014 at 8:42 am #

    Whats best and cheapest long term place on LCI?
    Thanks everyone

  10. kriste22 June, 2014 at 9:51 pm #

    Love your website and thank you for all your time and effort that goes into it.

    May I ask where you would recommend statying on both Islands for someone that wants to be on the ocean or windward side with good snorkeling. My original thoughts were Grace’s or little corn b and b on little corn but the b & b are booked. Hospedjas escapados, Morgan’s or ike’s on big corn. Like I said, I just want to be on the water and able to snorkel at my leisure.

    • Casey23 June, 2014 at 7:26 am #

      Graces is good. The wind can make it difficult for good snorkeling, actually. Sometimes there is pretty big chop and it stirs up the sand and sediments in the water cutting visibility. Luckily there is good snorkeling on both sides.

      On big island yes, Ikes, Hotel Morgan and Escapados are all good. There is more wind at Ikes and Morgan than Escapados, but a nice view at Escapados (if you don’t mind walking a ways up the hill to get there). Snorkeling is actually better around Waoula Point. Out there are some pirate cannons and an anchor from an old wreck in about 10′ of water. And the sea is fairly calm out there.

      Hope that helps!

  11. Sandi29 July, 2014 at 4:27 pm #

    I had booked Derek’s Place and made a non-refundable deposit. However, my husband just came across some pretty disparaging comments about the hosts on TripAdvisor. I am wondering what your take on them/their lodging is. I booked a cabana with a kitchen, and just read on TA that their is no refrigeration, and that the meals available there are with the hosts. It is a pretty far walk (especially in the dark) to restaurants. Should I walk away from my deposit and try elsewhere? Am waiting to see if Little Corn Beach & Bungalow has availability- I almost booked them a month ago, so I’m not so hopeful they have availability. Suggestions?

    • Casey29 July, 2014 at 4:42 pm #

      Hi Sandi,

      I love Derek’s place.

      It is a bit of a walk but the fact that it is somewhat remote is a plus for many people. The electricity on the island only works for a half day anyway. LCBB doesn’t have any kitchen for guests, only their restaurant (which is delicious, by the way).

      I would say that if you have already paid your deposit go with it and love it. As soon as you arrive take off your shoes and stretch your toes in the carpet of thick island grass, then grab your snorkel and head straight out from the beach.

      And if you do eat at Dereks, try the fresh juices. They are delicious.

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