I booked LCBB for my boyfriend and me only about a month and a half in advance, based solely on the research I did online (thank you to all other TA reviewers!), and we had an amazing time. We stayed for three nights in late July and it worked out well for us because our overall trip was pretty short and we wanted to spend a couple days in/near Granada as well. However, I will say that had we not gotten so lucky with the weather (the two full days we had were beautiful), that wouldn't have been enough time to really enjoy and experience the island. As it was, the two days were pretty packed with fishing, snorkeling, walking around the island, and pina coladas in the hammocks (most importantly).
We arrived on the evening panga and, as everyone said, we got pretty drenched -- we expected it though, so we found it to be kind of fun but it's definitely not for high-maintenance travelers. Make sure you bring large trash bags or waterproof covers for your luggage (duffels are best). Staff from LCBB were there to greet us with a wheelbarrow and guide us to the hotel. At this point, it started to rain pretty hard and we were sliding all over in our flip flops, so keens or similar waterproof shoes wouldn't be a bad idea.
Room: We stayed in the Robinson suite and it was perfect for a couple. Very spacious bungalow with stunning views from our porch.
Beach: The beach at the hotel is narrow (due to recent erosion :( ) but long and really nice. The water was mostly clear, with some seaweed, and calm when we were there. The staff does an excellent job at keeping it clean.
RADD deal: We did this and I think it's worth it overall -- the food at the hotel is great. We didn't end up using all of our allotted meals because we went fishing early one morning (too early for breakfast) and ended up having the fish we caught for dinner, and then we left on the early AM panga. However, we still had to pay for a few snacks (smoothies, etc.) because those weren't considered meals -- it would have been nice if they had waived a couple of those charges when they realized we didn't 'cash in' on all of our meal tickets. Anyway, they describe the deal in such detail that it quickly gets overwhelming but all in all, I think it's worth it unless you plan to be away from the hotel all day each day.
Tipping: They ask that you tip on the entire stay at the end -- we ended up a little stuck, unsure of how much was appropriate.
Cash: Bring more cash than you think you'll need just to be safe. There is a restaurant in town that offers cash back with a small fee, so we ended up doing that, but ideally you won't need to.
Staff: Everyone we interacted with was lovely and helpful -- they definitely make the experience special.
- 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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