Yemaya Island Hideaway & Spa

Location: Corn Islands | Nicaragua

Price guide: £££££ £100-£200 per person per night

This eco-chic hotel, one of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World, offers a barefoot escape laced with subtle luxury in a gorgeous beachfront location, surrounded by lush jungle. Located on Little Corn Island, 43 miles off the coast of Nicaragua, this remote hotel is a hidden paradise with white-sand beaches, turquoise seas and a kaleidoscope of colourful marine life.
Perfect forGoing off-grid in sun-drenched Nicaragua
In the knowThe eco-friendly, rustic villas directly overlook the Caribbean sea

Recommended for...

  • Hideaway
  • Barefoot
  • Beach
  • Couples

Hotel Overview

Sense of place

You will find Yemaya Island Hideaway & Spa on the northern tip of eastern Nicaragua's tropical Little Corn Island. Due to its blissfully remote location, this hotel is accessible only by sea, and the journey across from Big Corn Island by open boat is an adventure in itself.

Rooms at Yemaya Island Hideaway & Spa

The oceanfront suites, perched above a pristine beach, are spacious and feature handcrafted furnishings made from Nicaraguan hardwood. Early risers will be treated to breath-taking sunrises from their private terrace - certainly worth setting the alarm for! The bathrooms come with an indoor garden, and some suites have their own plunge pools - perfect for taking in the views. Step out from your suite straight on to the beach. 

Food & Drink

Treat your tastebuds to the freshest of local Nicaraguan and Mexican flavours at the open-air thatched-roof restaurant, set above the sea, including dishes such as coconut French toast and eggs with plantain chips for breakfast. Its ever-changing menu embraces a farm-to-table concept, utilising fresh organic produce from the hotel's gardens. Alternatively, try tapas-style dishes such as fish tostadas and tacos at the laid-back Driftwood Beach Bar - unsurprisingly, seafood is incredibly popular here - alongside cocktails featuring fresh coconut milk and local sugar cane

Enjoy your meal while taking in the panoramic Caribbean vistas, and listening to chilled-out music and fascinating stories of the island, courtesy of your waiter/waitress. For a special occasion, enjoy a private dinner in your room, complete with butler service. Meanwhile, chocoholics will love learning how to make their own truffles and bonbons from raw cacao beans.


Immerse yourself in relaxed island living with complimentary yoga classes in the open-air jungle studio and beachfront deck. There is also an indulgent spa where you can let go of stress and tensions with a hot volcanic-stone massage. 

Activities at Yemaya Island Hideaway & Spa

Enjoy the refreshing sea breeze with a ride along the Yemaya coastline on the hotel's 40-foot-long handcrafted Miskito sailboat - at the end of the day, indulge in a scenic sunset cruise. There is also snorkelling, kayaking, fishing and paddle boarding around the island. Take a 20-minute stroll into town to experience the local village nightlife. 

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Hotel location

To get to Yemaya Island Hideaway & Spa, flights leave twice daily from Managua to Big Corn Island in the morning and afternoon. From there, Little Corn island is 30 minutes away by boat.


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