We spent a fair share of time researching places to stay on Little Corn and made the decision on Derek's Place. We booked the Bottle House as we are a family of four. Our kids are 8 and 10 and were really looking forward to our holiday.
We took the 10am panga from Big Corn and when we arrived at the dock on Little Corn there was someone waiting with a wheel barrow for our luggage. There were two other couples as well and the walk was horrendous it was more then a 20 minute walk and I've never been covered in as much mud as that day. People were slipping and falling in the mud, it was horrible.
When we finally got there we were shown our cabana by Anna and was informed not to put anything in the safe attached to the back of the door as any key worked in it and one if her cleaning staff had stolen the previous day. She said she dealt with it, but still not to put anything in there. I asked her about getting something to eat as my husband is diabetic and she sounded annoyed and said that there maybe some granola and yogurt, but lunch was being prepared. I must admit lunch was good but do agree with a couple of the other write ups that the meals were over priced. As for dinner they serve it at 8pm??? I'm sorry but like I said my husband is diabetic and we have kids who are in bed at that time, I can't eat a meal at 8pm myself. Turns out that our kids weren't even allowed to eat with us they had to eat with Derek and Anna's kids and were feed Mac n cheese my kids said was kraft dinner which they don't even eat at home.
We got up early and attempted to walk into town along the beach but only got maybe a quarter of the way by beach then had to go back up to the trail. Once in town we realized how much was actually in town food wise and accommodation wise for a fraction of what the food and accommodations where at Dereks so after a good breakfast at The Shack By The Sea great pancakes and French toast made from coconut bread we made the trek back to Derek's packed up our stuff went and squared away for our food and drinks for the one day. Anna seemed annoyed but they got our money for ten nights and we only stayed one. We just wanted out, we ended up getting a room at Los Delphine's hotel right in town and found some great deals at restaurants for meals. Rosas for breakfast 3.00 US dollars for a full breakfast including coffee or tea and fruit.
Take our advice along with the other reviews to stay away. The locals on the island are super friendly. Derek and Anna are not locals and don't make you feel welcome at all and you have no say in anything it's their way or no way. Don't do it it's your vacation not theirs! If you do want seclusion you can walk to any beach on the island you don't need to be under someone else's rules for your holiday.
- 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, Nicaragua - Corn Islands