Little Corn Island
A Taste of Nicaraguan Nirvana
(The following post was sponsored by the Yemaya Island Hideaway & Spa. But our opinions remain our own.)
Little Corn Island is one of those off-the-beaten-path places that creeps into your consciousness, slowly but surely.
We first became aware of it back in December 2010, not long after we started Green Global Travel. Our friend Bryan Akers– Mary’s next-door neighbor and an avid traveler who worked as a drum tech for punk legends Bad Brains– simply raved about it. He described Little Corn Island as a laid-back ecotourism escape perfectly in tune with GGT’s ethos, with no cars, incredible food, superb snorkeling, and widespread use of alternative energy sources.
After reading Bryan’s post, this tropical paradise went right on our wish list. But then GGT blew up, our travel schedule got overwhelmingly hectic, and Little Corn got pushed to the back of our minds. Over the years, we’ve read pieces on Lonely Planet and This American Girl backing up our buddy’s vision of the tiny 1.1-square mile island as a Nicaraguan nirvana.
When we heard that the Mexico-based Colibri Hotel Collection had opened up an eco-luxury resort, the Yemaya Island Hideaway & Spa, on Little Corn Island, we became even more intrigued. So we sat down with property manager Michael Bitton for a conversation about the island’s culture, cuisine, and other ecotourism offerings.