The place looks very pretty and I don't want to take away from that, but the reviews on this site are very misleading.
The hotel is run by Ana and Derek, and you will eat with them at their table for most meals (place is secluded). Which would be fine, except for the fact that they are extremely negative, very angry depressed people. Seclusion they have, but you can tell they are not happy. Ana gets angry at pretty much everything anybody does. She's a very bad communicator, expects you to obey her rules, even though she doesn't tell you what any of them are. She is clearly very depressed and angry, and it's sad, but also not good to watch her take it all out on her family and her guests by belittling everyone and giving angry stares. The negative energy is infectious and always palpable when she is around. It usually revolves around money etc...they are the kind of hippies that act like they are very chill and laid back but are very uptight when it comes to money and will treat guests very poorly if they are not getting every last dime from them (tours, boat rides, laundry, prcey meals)
Keep in Mind, this is all VERY important because you are basically living with them and there is no other communal space other than their living room (the cabanas are tiny). They make you feel like you are intruding on their personal space when you eat meals with them, even though you are paying for the meals and they are incredibly overpriced for the region (although the meals were tasty). Derek is a good cook, and probably a better person than Ana, but he has clearly spent too much time around her negative energy. He acts like he's your daddy at the dinner table which is very awkward.
Steve was a breath of fresh air, he is more positive, and actually tries to talk to guests and make them feel comfortable.
p.s. - if you fail to heed this warning, well, so be it...
- 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