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Seattle, WA
Reviewed 7 April 2014

I will preface this review by saying this was my husband's favorite place that we stayed out of a total of 4 while in Nicaragua. The setting is picture perfect and the bungalows are artistically constructed with lots of island craft touches. There are many wonderful spots around the grounds to enjoy the ocean and lounging. A few details that...

1Thank WideWorldGirl
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 April 2014

Arrival at the island Having not found accommodation at the Little Corn Beach and Bungalows, we ended up staying at Derek's for 6 days. From where the boat arrives, it is a 20-30 min walk through the forest. We were met at the dock by the very charming Lolo, who carried our cases in a wheel-barrow all the way to...

Thank MaakT
Jackson, Wyoming
Reviewed 5 April 2014 via mobile

Let me preface this by saying that my girlfriend made a mistake in our booking dates so we showed up one day late and were charged for the day we weren't there- that's fine, or bad... Take our $85 Now that being said... We walk up and Anna instantly starts in on us about how we will be charged, how...

3Thank travelguy9981
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 30 March 2014

Really mixed feelings about this place, but ultimately would not recommend it. The bungalows are adorable, loved the rustic charm, location is super with a cool onshore breeze, the food is fine, not fabulous but fine. Missy, the dive instructor, is terrific. Honestly the only problem with this place are the hosts. Specifically Anna, who is simply not hospitable. Classic...

8Thank Dublin-DC
Reviewed 23 March 2014

We visited Little Corn Island in March 2014. Upon arrival we did not have reservations anywhere. We asked everywhere for accommodation our first night and could not find anything available. We stumbled upon Derek's Place. They had a last minute cancellation which freed up a nice cabin with 2 double beds in a nice cabana. The bathrooms had soap made...

Thank dbcarswell
Reviewed 22 March 2014

Loved it! Interesting array of reviews on the site. We stayed in the Beach House which has a kitchenette (no fridge) which we made use of for daily breakfasts. There are critters around so I would recommend keeping food in the pots or hanging ala bear bagging it. The kitchen also lent us a large tupperware to keep food in....

1Thank bluebird79
Karlskrona, Sweden
Reviewed 22 February 2014

For the most part we enjoyed our stay at Derik's Place. It is secluded. It is romantic. We stayed for 6 nights and would have happily stayed for more if we didn't have to go home. We went into the stay with pretty low expectations given the reviews we had read. And we has two sets of friends who had...

2Thank Akingfisher
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 January 2014

Was curious to check reviews, after our stay, and was not too surprised to find them diametrically opposite. The place itself is in paradise. Secluded, wonderful beach, very beautiful wooden huts etc. We stayed for 1 day (which is all they had available) and loved the experience. But you do have to realise - it is a 30 min walk...

Thank MaxSB
Des Moines, Iowa
Reviewed 7 January 2014

First of all you are staying in Central America not America or Europe so if you go expecting to be waited on hand and foot and all the amenities you are you used to you are setting yourself up for disappointment. I stayed here with a friend in August 2013 and we absolutely loved this place. It is secluded on...

Thank Danille B
Nanaimo, Canada
Reviewed 20 December 2013

We spent a fair share of time researching places to stay on Little Corn and made the decision on Derek's Place. We booked the Bottle House as we are a family of four. Our kids are 8 and 10 and were really looking forward to our holiday. We took the 10am panga from Big Corn and when we arrived at...

13Thank Allison T

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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 

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Address: 54214, Nicaragua
Region: Nicaragua > Southern Atlantic Autonomous Region > Corn Islands > Little Corn Island
Price Range: RM45 (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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