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Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent last week staying in the beach bungalow (Casa Grande) right on the beach at Derek's Place. This remote property is one of the most beautiful spots on the island. You have the constant winds from the north that cool you even in the hot sun (and keeps away any potential mosquitoes you often find on other parts of...

1Thank Ben S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We didn't stay but we stopped by for a midday beer as we were staying next door. Everyone was super friendly, they had some guitars which I played while enjoying a drink. There's a dive shop attached and they were also very helpful with renting snorkel gear.

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 18 January 2017

This place is a real one of a kind. It's not for everyone, but if you like to do things differently, you've got to give it a try. It's an out of the way spot which means all the modern conveniences are not at your fingertips. For some of us, that's just perfect, but we heard from others staying at...

1Thank Penelephant
Anchorage, Alaska
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Derek's place is nice and quiet, but it has some serious flaws. Don't expect to pay with credit card, they may tell you its okay, but if you try and settle your bill with a card, you will be angrily yelled at by the owner. What an unpleasant way to end our trip. Derek's is pretty far away. This can...

1Thank gndixon1
Steamboat Springs, Colorado
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Stayed at Derek's with a friend. As two solo female travelers, I wouldn't return. It is isolated in the north of the island. We like to meet locals, and this place is far from the main village. The jungle trail is unlit, unmarked and confusing. About a 25 min walk to restaurants, bars etc. it was somewhat intimidating at night...

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Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Long over-due review, but wanted to be sure to post here. We visited last year to Little Corn Island. We pre-paid one night, but upon arrival, the owner acted as though we were a complete inconvenience. After a brief conversation about switching to a smaller room--the owner Anna lost it. Although we mentioned that we would have no problem paying...

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Reviewed 11 July 2016

Derek's place is an awesome place to escape and enjoy a tropical paradise. It is a bit of a walk from where the boat drops you off and away from everything but if you are looking for a quiet place to reset and recharge Derek's place is the place. The little cabanas are simple and fun. Ours the bathroom wall...

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Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

I should have written a post a long time ago, but after finishing my fourth trip to Derek's over the course of five years, it's time. I went through reading the 'good' and the 'bad' and the outright obnoxious reviews, and from years of experience out of all the places I've been in this world Derek's ranks at the top....

4Thank crewguy250
York, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 28 April 2016

My wife and I stayed at Dereks place in February. We ended up staying longer than planned due to the awesomeness. Just think about the minutia of a perfect idyllic island paradise beach bungalow. Apply it to one place on the planet. Go to little corn and stay at Dereks. You will definitely ask your spouse to stay longer like...

3Thank YorkHavenDave
Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 17 March 2016 via mobile

I think maybe the guys at Derek's Place wanted to escape to paradise, but then realised they needed some income. The place is lovely, but they don't seem to want to do much hosting. I felt tolerated rather than welcome. On the first night we joined in for dinner, but Derek seemed to skip small talk and go for some...

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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: $13 (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, Corn Islands, Nicaragua
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