For years now, I’ve traveled the world in search of my perfect island escape, and finally found it 70 km off the coast of Nicaragua – Little Corn Island. The remote little gem was a tropical oasis – swirls of sparkling turquoise, soft white sand, perfectly placed palms and bright swaying hammocks. I’d been stalking this island for months on Instagram, and it was even dreamier than I’d imagined.
I won’t lie, Little Corn brought out the beach bum in me. Luckily, I was staying at the Yemaya Island Hideaway & Spa, which occupied the prettiest stretch of beach along the island’s northern tip. Days were spent at the Yemaya tanning, swimming, drinking, snorkeling, hammocking and soaking in the hippie island vibes with coconut in-hand.
There were no cars on Little Corn. I walked everywhere, which was a refreshing change coming from bustling mainland Nicaragua. The Yemaya was located on the island’s north coast, connected to town by a tropical path that cut straight through the island. My favorite spot for dinner after an evening stroll was The Turned Turtle, located right on the beach.
My loveliest discovery on Little Corn was a palm tree swing facing sweeping views of the Caribbean. Easily reachable from the Yemaya, it was a 10-minute stroll up the coast to another stretch of beach. When I arrived at the swaying piece of driftwood, I started to geek out. It was the prettiest swing I’d ever seen! And anywhere else in the world, there would have been a line of tourists waiting to take selfies. But on remote Little Corn, I had it all to myself!
It was refreshing to know that gems like Little Corn still exist. These days it’s rare to find anywhere that is off-the-beaten-path, but somehow this island has flown under the radar. Little Corn Island is for sure one of my favorite islands in Central America!
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