This undiscovered Caribbean jewel is beautiful, remote and takes an effort to visit! It is a truly romantic pinpoint on map, about 50 miles off the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua. See Getting Here for more detailed information.
We do ask guests to familiarize themselves with the challenges of visiting such a remote and undeveloped island. (see FAQ´s) If you want an unspoiled, crowdless paradise, this is what it takes to find one!
Nicaragua’s Corn Islands are much more than a beautiful paradise. The Corn Islands have a colorful and varied history dating back to long before Nicaragua’s pirate days in the 1600’s.
According to the 400-year-old tome The Buccaneers of America by the Dutch pirate Alexander Olivier Esquemeling, the author claims to be one of the first to “discover” Big and Little Corn Island.
Initially occupied the by the Kutra Indians, the native bare-footed, copper-colored inhabitants were wiped out by the Miskito Indian warriors and from slave trading to the colonists along the coast. The next wave of Corn Island settlement began about 1700 by British bringing their slaves from Jamaica.
On the 27th of August, 1841, Colonel Alexander McDonald, superintendent of what was then British Honduras (known as Belize today), landed his warship in the Southwest Bay harbor. He rounded up all of the slave owners and proclaimed that all of the slaves on the islands where thereby free men.
Now part of Nicaragua, this amazing island has become Nicaragua’s best kept secret…waiting for you to discover it.