Words cannot adequately express the experience we had at Yemaya. We were greeted at the public dock by Michael and Stanley in Yemaya's own private boat, and whisked away to this true island paradise. Beautiful accommodations (custom furniture, gorgeous open bathrooms with individual gardens, heavenly beds) with every amenity considered (down to flashlights and snorkeling equipment in each bungalow; available sea kayaks, a boat always available for excursions to snorkel further out on the reef, a lift into town, or around the island). Wonderful meals prepared by chef Dim and her staff which invariably included just-picked fruits and vegetables, and seafood that had been swimming nearby early in the day. The open-air restaurant is spectacular, with a soaring tropical ceiling overlooking the crystal turquoise water; a cozy corner or two for card games, to read, or to sit and check your email, if you must). The location is fantastic, on the nicest beach on the island, with snorkeling right out your front door. We have been lucky enough to travel to beautiful places around the world, but no matter how wonderful the accommodations, it is always the people who make an experience memorable. And the managers, Julia and Michael, as well as the staff at Yemaya are nothing short of incredible. So very kind, thoughtful and gracious, often anticipating needs before we expressed them - they even prepared a special cake and celebration for my birthday. I cannot recommend Yemaya highly enough. Wonderful for families, for couples, or even a solo traveler needing a place to nourish body, mind and spirit. Many places we've been, I've taken a little piece away in my heart; Yemaya is the first place I've also left a little piece of it behind.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Yemaya, island Hideaway and Spa is a new boutique, eco-luxury hotel on mystical Little Corn Island, Nicaragua. The island is 70 miles off the east coast of Nicaragua, surrounded by pristine Caribbean waters and beautiful fringe reefs teeming with colorful tropical fish. All of our 16 luxury cabanas face directly onto the sea, a few steps away from some of the best snorkeling you will ever see. Our restaurant and bar features a fusion of local island cuisine with Asian flavors, featuring produce grown in our own organic garden, and seafood straight from the sea that surrounds us. We have a beautiful yoga pavilion and spa rooms nestled back in the lush jungle, ready to help wash away the stresses and strains of everyday life. Sway to the rhythm of the coco palms in a big comfy hammock, head out in one of our sea kayaks to explore the reef, or step off you private terrace into the reefs for some amazing snorkeling. Whatever you choose to do, your time at Yemaya will be unforgettable. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Yemaya Island Hideaway & Spa Little Corn Island, Corn Islands, Nicaragua