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York, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 28 April 2016

My wife and I stayed at Dereks place in February. We ended up staying longer than planned due to the awesomeness. Just think about the minutia of a perfect idyllic island paradise beach bungalow. Apply it to one place on the planet. Go to little corn and stay at Dereks. You will definitely ask your spouse to stay longer like...

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Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 17 March 2016 via mobile

I think maybe the guys at Derek's Place wanted to escape to paradise, but then realised they needed some income. The place is lovely, but they don't seem to want to do much hosting. I felt tolerated rather than welcome. On the first night we joined in for dinner, but Derek seemed to skip small talk and go for some...

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York Haven, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 8 March 2016

I had great apprehensions about staying here from all of the frightening reviews on Tripadvisor. I was GREATLY relieved to find they were either 99% exaggerated or that we at least had a fantastic experience. We stayed in the Beach House for 10 days. Initially we had planned on about 8 days there but we extended our stay. We would...

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Grand Forks, North Dakota
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Reviewed 26 February 2016 via mobile

We stayed there for 3 nights, and i have to admit the cabanas are nice even though they are a bit overpriced. But what really drove me mad were the owners derek and anne. Derek never even said hello or anything and obviously acted like i dont care if you feel uwelcome or not. Anne was a bit better but...

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Doha, Qatar
Reviewed 8 February 2016

Long flight from Canada, then a flight to Big Corn Island and then the panga to little corn island. A 'long' walk across the island and then you find Paradise. The flights, boat and walk was worth it the second that we arrived at Derek's. We stayed a few nights in the beach house and then a couple nights in...

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Missoula, Montana
Reviewed 4 February 2016

The location is beautiful and isolated from most of the island. However, the beach house requires high tolerance for cockroaches and scary electrical wiring. The 'bedrooms' upstairs are so small that you have to crawl around and the mattresses are on the floor which is awful considering it is a hot and humid place and easier for the roaches to...

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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 18 January 2016

OK the cabin was cute and funky,that is all I can say good about this place. Many reviewers have commented about how horrible and unwelcoming the owners are and that is all very true. The bigger issue is that it is grossly overpriced for what it is. We moved down island to the Iguana and found twice the accommodation for...

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5Thank seasonedtraveller290
Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 31 December 2015

I just returned from a 10 day trip to Derek’s Place on Little Corn Island (LCI), and thought that I would share our experience. As a full disclaimer we went to Derek’s Place with the intent of snorkelling- my wife is pregnant and we have a 2 year old son. The plan was to hang out on the beach and...

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8Thank Luccier
Reviewed 19 October 2015 via mobile

Derek's place is an isolated oasis with the most creative accommodations on Little Corn. We absolutely loved the beach cabin set on a small sandy beach surrounded with soft grasses, palm trees, and hammocks. The construction is Eco-shabby-chic, and uses found objects such as buoys, rope, rum bottles and driftwood to create a fun, beautifully functional, living space. The large...

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The Woodlands, Texas
Reviewed 21 September 2015 via mobile

The cabins are great and have a beautiful surrounding. The food wasn't great but the up keep of the grounds and convenience to dive shop (onsite) made up for it. Keep in mind this establishment is a good 15 min walk from the bustling port side so returning to or leaving from your cabin once night falls requires headlamps or...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Friendly eco-oriented hotel. Solar panels and windmills. Right on the beach, 15 minute walk through the beautiful tropical foliage. For those seeking quiet and tranquility at an affordable price. Welcome, one and all! Snorkeling, restaurant with wood-fire oven baked food, and nearby horse-back riding. Have a good day and a wonderful stay! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Derek's Place

Address: 54214, Nicaragua
Region: Nicaragua > Southern Atlantic Autonomous Region > Corn Islands > Little Corn Island
Price Range: RM44 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
Derek`s Place Hotel Little Corn Island
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