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Big Fish Cafe and Guesthouse
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London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Best place and value for money in Nicaragua (so far!)”
Reviewed 14 July 2014

We loved Big Fish!! Big Corn felt like home after we discovered this guest house. The island was beautiful but coming home to cable tv, AC, a clean room free of
bugs.. was the icing on the cake.

The rooms vary in size, view and amenities but all were good value.

  • Stayed July 2014
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5 Thank Ang G
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Stanwood, Washington
Level 5 Contributor
87 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2014

Easy to find, quiet and safe part of the island. Rooms are very clean and air conditioning VERY welcome. Friendly and helpful staff. Top notch restaurant and others just a stroll away. Good swimming beach and locals very friendly. Pay a taxi $15 for an hour tour and you've seen the island. Taxi rides are only 20C per person so go to picnic beech for white powder sand.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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5 Thank Daniel B
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Oregon
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2014

This is a great place to eat on big corn! Though it's a bit on the more expensive side, the restaurant is clean, the service is great, and the food is consistently good. We were so excited to try the bbq, as all the fried food on the island can be a little redundant, and it didn't disappoint. The owner even opened the bbq restaurant up for us on a night they'd normally be closed, and we were so glad- the fish and bbq chicken were both amazing. I'd definitely call this restaurant a must try we're on the island, another nice bonus being that the restaurant owners speak perfect English and will accommodate special dietary requests.

Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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4 Thank jenclearbell
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Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2014 via mobile

This place has really clean rooms and bathrooms. Also it had AC. The staff was accommodating and friendly. Right across from great snorkeling. We had a great time as a couple. The best time is from May to August for their low season

Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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2 Thank Katie T
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Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2014 via mobile

We are currently staying here at the moment and I can't fault it. The staff are absolutely lovely and nothing is too much trouble. It's the little extras that they do that make this place so special. We were given coffe as soon as we arrived, at this point we had no intentions of staying. The rooms are clean and comfortable. The owner is always baking and offering her patties and buns to sample. The food is superb. A definite must if you stay on big corn.

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank worldwidewaves
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Orillia, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2014

The woman running the place is super sweet! We had an excellent stay with great coffee and a great BBQ for dinner outside on the beach! She knows the island really well and can offer some great insight into what to do while visiting! The rooms were fabulous and super clean!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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1 Thank Kelsie W
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Kalispell, Montana
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2014

My family and I stayed at Big Fish on two separate occasions and had a wonderful time both times. Mary and her staff were helpful, kind, answered all our questions and helped make our stay so memorable. Their location on Big Corn Island is the best place to be. We were there and able to watch the completion of the ranch across the road. It already is the best gathering spot on the island! Absolutely we will return!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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3 Thank mudpie47
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Property: Big Fish Cafe and Guesthouse
Address: North End, Nicaragua
Region: Nicaragua > Southern Atlantic Autonomous Region > Corn Islands > Big Corn Island
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Big Corn Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Big Fish Cafe and Guesthouse is located on the quiet, serene North End of Corn Island which is also vagrant free. You will experience fresh ocean breeze on a white sandy beach with crystal clear ocean to swim in. There are coral reefs near by for those who enjoy snorkeling and diving. Restaurant and Bar is onsite and open daily and offers a varied menu. As the island is prone to losing electricity for some short periods of time, we have a power generator onsite so that our guests don't have to be inconvenienced by the loss of electricity. Friendly and helpful property manager available for your needs. We offer bicycle and motorcycle rental and snorkel rental. There are other water activities and rentals available near by that we can assist with directing you to. Getting around is easy. Take a taxi, bus, bicycle, motorbike or just use your two feet! ... more   less 
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