Imagine a paradise island ,sandy beaches, laid back lifestyle , the outdoor life, getting away form it all. Want a taste on your summer holidays? We did too. We selected Derek's place knowing it would be simple, accepting that it seemed a little pricey for what looked like a hut in a tree, and even resigning ourselves to paying for the whole of our three day booking ahead of time with out reservation as you can't put a price on the beautiful simplicity of island warmness...right? WRONG
To sum up in a sentence everything is 'for a price' ,(Ana's phrase as she 'offered' us leftovers from the food she dished up for her child's birthday party). For the princely sum you get:
A novelty treehouse - not as appealing after half an hour without sleep
inadequate protection from mosquitoes
No security (save for a flimsy safe)
Communal toilets about 50 metres from said tree which is tricky to traverse at night
bathing in the form of an empty liquid drum half filled with water plus a scoop to pour cold water over you.
To watch Derek and Ana livin the
if you want to be a paying spectator of Derek's unique family idyll it's the place for you.
For us at the end of our stay a visit to the ancient aircon and fragrant atmosphere of the sunshine hotel was heaven.
Ps I don't know where trip advisor has sourced the intel on the average price from but add a nought and times 2 minus any chance of cancelling and you have a better idea of the true cost
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Derek`s Place Hotel Little Corn Island
- Derek's Place Little Corn Island, Corn Islands, Nicaragua