The Sea Star Spa is just what the doctor ordered. It's as relaxing or as adventurous as you want it to be. For me it was a little of both. The beds were great. The Internet was fast. The food and drinks were delicious. The view from the bed and the balcony was amazing. I was able to fully relax and really enjoy myself.
When we arrived on Corn Island there was a taxi waiting for us. He took us to the Sea Star Spa after we had him stop briefly at the Nautilus scuba shop where we setup our dives for the following morning.
Once at the hotel they showed us to our rooms while the staff prepared a huge lobster dinner for us. The mini-fridge in our room was empty, but they had plenty of drinks at the main kitchen to stock it up. They explained that we had a red switch we could turn on anytime day or night and a staff member would be at our door to take our request. I started calling it the "bat signal" and it worked amazingly well. The usual response time was less than a minute. I almost felt guilty turning it on sometimes, knowing that a staff member would come running down to my room as soon as I did.
The staff members were amazing. They really go above and beyond the call of duty to make sure your stay is pleasant. The kitchen is great and Kessy will cook up anything you request, especially lobster, shrimp, and fish. Breakfast each morning was great and some days Michael even used a machete to cut open a young coconut for each of us to drink with breakfast... all while we overlooked the waves crashing on one of the most beautiful beaches on the island.
We did a few days of scuba, a day of snorkeling, and we even rented scooters from the hotel and and cruised around the island a few times one day. The scuba was great, but didn't compare to places like Roatan (IMHO), but it is still worth doing.
The waves in front of the hotel were not small, but we still had a lot of fun playing in them most evenings. The walks on the beach were great, especially at sunrise and sunset.
We had a great time and will definitely stay here again the next time we make it to Corn Island. I can only imagine how great it will be when the pool and other resort-style amenities are complete.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A tranquil stretch of white sand has four luxury cabanas facing the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea. The cabanas are nestled in the lush tropical hillside, offering guests alluring hospitality. Welcome to ~Sea~Star~Spa~ Corn Island, Nicaragua.~Sea~Star~Spa~ property is located on a tropical paradise island that Nicaragua has done their best to keep as their special secret. No larger than ten square kilometers, Big Corn Island is lush with exotic fruit trees, coconut palms and surrounded by white sand beaches. The year-round 30 degree temperature makes this island the perfect place for swimming, snorkeling, diving, fishing and other water sports or just relaxing on the beach. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Sea Star Spa Corn Islands, Nicaragua - Big Corn Island