Sunday, April 12, 2009

Corn Islands, April 2009

Brandi and I met in Managua, had a few mishaps with lost luggage and late planes, but finally made it to Big Corn Island in the Caribbean. It is one of those perfect tropical islands that not a lot of people know about, so it is not too developed, simple, but clean. The people were very friendly. The food was all about the fresh fish, shrimp and lobster and the water was all about being warm and beautiful. We spent two nights on Little Corn...Little being the word. There is no cars on this island, just a walking path around the island, great snorkeling and some of the most beautiful white sandy beaches I have ever seen. We stayed at an eco-lodge called Casa Iguana.
We spent 5 nights on Big Corn. The first night we stayed at Martha's, a cute place owned by a lovely retired couple. After returning to Big Corn we spent the last 4 nights at Casa Canada. It was beautifully landscaped with palm trees, hammocks and the most amazing infinity pool overlooking the ocean. It has to be about the best view I have ever seen. The rooms were also very comfortable with king size beds, air conditioning and a refrigerator to keep out wine cold. And of course we could still hear the ocean as we slept....pure paradise!!

The view of Big Corn from the little plane

The Boat to Little Corn

The beach on Little Corn

The path to Casa Iguana and our room at Casa Iguana

The view from Casa Iguana

The pool and view from Casa Canada on Big Corn

Looks like a beautiful sunset.....but it was actually a beautiful sunrise that woke us up every morning at 6:00 a.m.