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Yellowtail House
Reviewed January 22, 2012

Yellowtail House was our first stop when we arrived on Big Corn Island and we were pleasantly surprised! The owner, Dorsey, is a quite a character as well as an excellent snorkel guide. The guest houses are in good shape- full size bed, mosquito net, shower, refrigerator, kitchen tools, and an awesome view! Dorsey took us on a snorkel trip out to some of the bigger reefs which were not too far of a swim right off the beach. We felt very safe with him and it was definitely worth it to hire him as a guide. (You can explore on your own but it is helpful to have him show you some of the best spots) The stretch of road where Yellowtail is located has other interesting characters as well. There is a lady just a little ways down the street that makes fresh coco bread every day, it is amazing! She was very sweet, as she brought me a bowl of soup one day when I wasn't feeling well. I would definitely recommend staying at Yellowtail, you will definitely get a feel for the true culture of the island.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 17, 2011

Yellowtail House is a great place to stay if you are lucky enough to get in. I was there in March 2011 and will surely go back.The owner, Dorsey Campbell is a hospityable and friendly guy and will tell you as much as you’d like to know about the island and his place is truly a great place to stay and relax. The warm Carabien is just seconds out your front door and a great place to go snorkeling. In fact, he will take you out as far as you care to swim. Really. So if you are looking for a nice quiet place to chill on the Big Corn Island, then this is the place for you. Dorsey will even get you some fresh coconut water and fresh fruit if you would like. A local guy, Roshawn stopped by one day and brought me some bananas. His place is loicated right next to a little pulparia where you can get some groceries and cold beer or many other items. The cabins are equiped with a small kitchen for preparing your own meals if you like. I was only able to stay for two night but wanted to stay longer. I recommend Yellowtail House very highly.

Room Tip: He has only two bungalos
  • Stayed: March 2011, traveled solo
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2  Thank kim g
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Reviewed March 21, 2010

My wife and I arrived on Big Corn island planning to stay for 4 nights. After checking in at Dorsey Campbell´s Yellowtail House, we ended up staying for 16! I think some travellers head straight for Little Corn Island, but I would definitely recommend checking availability at Yellowtail House first.

It is located on a beautiful spot on the north coast of the island, with a incredible, isolated beach right in front, and some fantastic reef, which is teeming with life, an easy swim from the shore. There is also a cracking seafood restaurant a 100m walk away.

The accommodation consists of two basic, but really well kitted-out, solid and secure stone huts, at around $25 a night per hut. They have large verandas with a view of the beautiful sea (perfect for beers on the rocking chairs!), a shower, a fridge and two hobs (for the fish brought in by rowing boats just down the shore - including yellowtail - and lobster!), and a large indoor space including a double bed with mosquito net. In the morning Dorsey brought us fresh coconut juice, straight from the trees on his land. A young guy also came by on his bicycle every day taking orders for delicious coconut bread, and Dorsey´s brother runs a shop next door serving incredible nacatamales.

Dorsey is a wonderful character. He´s an expert snorkelling guide, and an islander who welcomed us into the community and taught us about the history of the place. He´s also an wonderfully friendly and funny guy. You can be as independent as you like though, he is very laid-back! We were both so grateful to him for making our time on the island an unforgettable experience of the unspoilt Caribbean.

It´s not really possible to reserve a place at Yellowtail House, as I don´t think the phone numbers in the Rough Guide, Lonely Planet or Moon guidebooks are up to date, so I suggest just taking a cab from the airport for $0.75 and there will hopefully be a place for you!

  • Stayed: March 2010, traveled as a couple
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Address: Sally Peaches, Nicaragua
Location: Nicaragua > Southern Atlantic Autonomous Region > Corn Islands > Big Corn Island
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Ranked #4 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Big Corn Island
Number of rooms: 2
Also Known As:
Yellowtail House Corn Islands, Nicaragua - Big Corn Island

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