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Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands
Reviewed 11 June 2014

We stayed three nights at Derek's place in december 2013. Pick up from the dock was fine, a guy took our backpacks in a wheelbarrow. That was nice, because it is a 20 to 25 minute walk from the dock to their place. Pro's: nice cabinas, and decoration is great (with bottles, candles, etc). Beaches in the north are really...

Thank Pim D
Monett, Missouri
Reviewed 18 May 2014

We chose this place for our stay on Little Corn because #1 It seemed the most isolated. # The pictures were breathtakingly beautiful. We stayed 4 nights here. And the pictures do not do it justice. As far as Isolation goes it is it the middle of nowhere at the top of the island. Now, we had read reviews that...

Thank Stewpid2000
North Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 19 April 2014

We absolutely loved out stay here. Idyllic location and one of the loveliest spots on the island. We loved how secluded and out of the way it was. Yoga and mediation on the beach in the morning was just perfect. We loved the funky, unique huts - we felt right at home. The coloured water bottle walls lend an ambience...

1Thank Martina I
New York City, New York
Reviewed 9 April 2014

I can't say enough wonderful things about Derek's place. It definitely rates amongst our favorite vacations ever. That said, it may not be for everyone. I'll write some warnings below, but before we get into all that, let's talk about the good stuff. 1) Breathtakingly beautiful spot. The very definition of paradise. 2) Friendly owners. I've read reviews to the...

1Thank Ian J
Seattle, WA
Reviewed 6 April 2014

I will preface this review by saying this was my husband's favorite place that we stayed out of a total of 4 while in Nicaragua. The setting is picture perfect and the bungalows are artistically constructed with lots of island craft touches. There are many wonderful spots around the grounds to enjoy the ocean and lounging. A few details that...

1Thank WideWorldGirl
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 April 2014

Arrival at the island Having not found accommodation at the Little Corn Beach and Bungalows, we ended up staying at Derek's for 6 days. From where the boat arrives, it is a 20-30 min walk through the forest. We were met at the dock by the very charming Lolo, who carried our cases in a wheel-barrow all the way to...

Thank MaakT
Jackson, Wyoming
Reviewed 5 April 2014 via mobile

Let me preface this by saying that my girlfriend made a mistake in our booking dates so we showed up one day late and were charged for the day we weren't there- that's fine, or bad... Take our $85 Now that being said... We walk up and Anna instantly starts in on us about how we will be charged, how...

3Thank travelguy9981
DerekofDereksPlace, Owner at Derek's Place, responded to this review

Yes, it could have happened as you reported. There are only five rooms so the bookings are very important, the nights cannot be had back (not like selling sodas and the unsold can be sold next day) but if people know they cannot make it and we can rent it out to someone who would like it we can often...

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 30 March 2014

Really mixed feelings about this place, but ultimately would not recommend it. The bungalows are adorable, loved the rustic charm, location is super with a cool onshore breeze, the food is fine, not fabulous but fine. Missy, the dive instructor, is terrific. Honestly the only problem with this place are the hosts. Specifically Anna, who is simply not hospitable. Classic...

9Thank Dublin-DC
Reviewed 23 March 2014

We visited Little Corn Island in March 2014. Upon arrival we did not have reservations anywhere. We asked everywhere for accommodation our first night and could not find anything available. We stumbled upon Derek's Place. They had a last minute cancellation which freed up a nice cabin with 2 double beds in a nice cabana. The bathrooms had soap made...

Thank dbcarswell
Reviewed 21 March 2014

Loved it! Interesting array of reviews on the site. We stayed in the Beach House which has a kitchenette (no fridge) which we made use of for daily breakfasts. There are critters around so I would recommend keeping food in the pots or hanging ala bear bagging it. The kitchen also lent us a large tupperware to keep food in....

1Thank bluebird79

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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 

Additional Information about Derek's Place

Address: 54214, Nicaragua
Region: Nicaragua > Southern Atlantic Autonomous Region > Corn Islands > Little Corn Island
Price Range: $14 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
Derek`s Place Hotel Little Corn Island
Derek's Place Little Corn Island, Nicaragua - Corn Islands
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