I wanted to write an honest review of Little Corn Beach and Bungalow... As I was thinking of how I would give my impressions from our experience I realised that what was in my mind was more akin to a love letter. If you read no further... let that sink in.
I had been considering Little Corn for some time. Most of my travel had been in and around Honduras and I was looking to branch out to a new location that had good diving. I was first attracted to LCBB while googling places to stay and landed on their website...I was immediately drawn in by their candid and humorous honesty about their resort and life in general on Little Corn. Please read it and take it to heed... They are doing their absolute best to prepare you for the experience of the island. Ultimately, they wish you to be happy, even if that means that you chose to stay elsewhere. After having our own experience and stay with them however, I believe they sell themselves short by a good margin. What they have done with their place is nothing short of amazing.
We stayed for 9 days. August 6 - 15 in the Wilson bungalow. The service was impeccable. The way the cabins have been planned and engineered for comfort and convenience was outstanding. The cleanliness was the first thing we noticed. The cabins inside and out, look like they were built yesterday. The lower King size bed was roomy and comfortable and the upper loft bed slept both of our children at 11 and 14 years of age in comfort. The staff that cleans your room daily spend considerable time actually deep cleaning your room and each day felt like a brand new start. The cabins are designed to have a rustic feel, yet still contain the comforts of a modern build. An elegant bathroom and shower, mini fridge tucked away in a cabinet. Plenty of pegs to hold towels or swimware. Strategically placed fans and light switches to enhance your comfort at night. There is no air-conditioning... However, with the way the cabins were designed to make use of an ample ocean breeze they are not necessary. We slept in comfort nightly. The grounds and beach are manicured throughout the day and stay looking fresh. The staff look for any occasion to go out of their way to increase your enjoyment and are completely approachable and friendly. The entire staff addressed me by name from day one and by the end of our stay I was endeared to each one of them. The area in front of the bungalows are perfect for spending the day in a hammock reading a book or having a cocktail or three. Palms and trees shade the area before the beach enough that you can enjoy the sun without fretting over sunburns etc... And is also a perfect and safe place for children to stretch their legs and play without having to be micro managed for safety sake. The beach is steps from your front porch and offers plenty of opportunities for kayaking, snorkeling, swimming or just splashing about and any equipment you need to do so is on-site and well maintained. LCBB is approximately an easy, slow paced 10 minute walk from town. After a rain this walk can be muddy but a beach awaits you on either end to wash away the path from your feet. Bring a good flashlight if you plan on being in town after dark. The walk back is very dark but never once did we feel even remotely unsafe and we made multiple trips daily and nightly for scuba diving and to explore. Those are really the only reasons to leave... Otherwise the resort is completely capable of being the only place you see until you check out. Especially if one partakes of the RADDEAL which for a small charge grants you not only 2 meals a day in their absolutely fantastic and defying description restaurant but many many other perks and discounts as well and it's well worth the small upcharge as it ultimately saves you money. The resort itself is a relaxed and quiet atmosphere. People eating, conversing and having a good time and by 9pn is very laid back and serene, which we enjoy. Time for sitting outside and enjoying the breeze or a night walk down a deserted beach counting crabs and lamenting that you only have so many days left in this little paradise.
I was fortunate enough to have a couple of candid conversations with one of the owners. He is a gregarious and humble soul who puts his heart and sweat (as does his wife) into their place and into the island in general. While some would be stressed enough with the day to day running of an operation in Central America... They also have many hands in the conservation of water, refuse management as well as the health of the many island animals and dogs in the vicinity. In short, they see the bigger picture beyond their business and that is truly refreshing and admirable.
If this still seems like a love letter, it's because it truly is. In 9 days we felt "attached" to this place. Not because of its beauty, nor the diving but because it felt like..."home" . The staff like friends or family. Our mantra is that there are many wonderful places in this world. Far too many to get stuck in a rut or keep returning to the same place over and over... So please do not take it lightly when we say "We most certainly will return to LCBB". Such a beautiful and well run place. Do yourself a favor and dont take my word for it. You owe it to yourself to experience it for yourself. You will be happy that you did.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Both Little Corn Beach and Bungalow (LCBB) and Little Corn Island were recently listed in the New York Times #1 Best Selling Travel book, "1000 Places to See Before You Die." Recently, the Travel and Leisure website listed LCBB as 1 of 27 "Best Affordable Island Hotels" in the world. Come and join us on this beautiful remote tropical island. Experience an extraordinarily scenic and unique Caribbean world while stepping back in time. We offer relative comfort while respecting the island's delicate eco system. No cars, motorcycles, golf carts or airport disguise the fact that it is relatively easy to find this paradise. Come and see Little Corn Island before it becomes just another Caribbean island. ... more less
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