Little Corn Island, Nicaragua

Corn Islands

Once a haven for buccaneers these islands offer white-sand beaches and turquoise waters alongside a cultural experience.

Approximately 90 kilometres off the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua lie the Corn Islands. The majority of services can be found on Corn Island which is the arrival point for flights from the mainland. However, seven kilometres northeast of Corn Island is Little Corn.

Little Corn Island is a jewel of the Caribbean. Powdery beaches and crystal clear waters. Just three square kilometres in size, there is little development, wonderful snorkelling, wreck diving and a fantastic African culture where Creole is the principal dialect.

Tropical Beach, Corn Island, Nicaragua
Corn Island, Nicaragua

Little Corn Island

Once under British rule, Little Corn can only be accessed by boat from Corn Island. There are many fishermen that offer a water taxi service, but it can be a hairy ride with breakers to negotiate as the boats are launched from the beach. To this end, Little Corn has remained relatively underdeveloped and the tourism there is largely from backpackers. However, there is one boutique hotel, Yemaya Hideaway Resort & Spa offering a high-end experience in a little piece of paradise.


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Olive green sea turtle closeup, Nicaragua

Snorkelling Experience

Make the most of the great snorkelling opportunities on beautiful reefs.

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Corn Islands, Nicaragua


Try your hand at fly-fishing.

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Calala Island Resort, Beach, Calala Island, Nicaragua

Paddle Boarding

Try your hand at paddle boarding.

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Little Corn beach, sunset, Corn Islands, Nicaragua

Corn Island Beaches

Snooze under the coconut palms.

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beach, Little Corn Island, Nicaragua


Try your hand at Beachcombing and search the white sand beaches for shells, fossils and hidden treasures!

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Where to stay

Some of the wonderful places to stay that we frequently recommended.

Yemaya Island Hideaway & Spa £££££

  • Nicaragua
  • Beach and Island Escapes

Yemaya Island Hideaway & Spa is a relaxed boutique hotel set on a palm-fringed beach overlooking the Caribbean Sea. Exceptional service and facilities compliment the low key and laid back feel of this charming hideaway. Each of the 16 beachfront cabanas sleeps up to four people and face straight out to the sparkling Caribbean Sea. An organic garden provides exotic fruit and vegetables for the table, while the wellness spa offers relaxing treatments.

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Calala Island £££££

  • Nicaragua
  • Beach and Island Escapes

Calala Island is a small private island of approximately four acres with just four beachfront suites. British owned this tiny, hidden atoll can be booked exclusively for a group of up to 10 or individually for a romantic holiday. The charming and spacious suites are simply decorated using locally crafted furniture and each one offers complete privacy ensuring a haven to escape the world. The 25 staff aim to make the island home from home with exceptional but unobtrusive service and with facilities including a beautiful beachfront pool and spa, it is easy to while the days away.

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