This ingeniously designed hotel is set on a lush private islet in Las Isletas, a remarkable archipelago in vast Lake Nicaragua under the shadow of Mombacho Volcano. Built with auburn-hued cedar recovered from hurricane-felled trees, nine airy raised duplex casitas have shoji-like walls, dramatic baths and irresistible lake-view hammocks but lack air-conditioning. Public areas include an infinity pool, a yoga deck, a spa with open-air treatment rooms and a convivial restaurant serving delicious local fish and lamb. Tours of historic Granada and nearby market towns can be arranged, as can kayaking, fishing and bird-watching. Boarding lessons on the black sands of the Cerro Negro Volcano are available upon request. This hospitable island sanctuary will satisfy active nature lovers, as well as those seeking relaxation and escape. Children under the age of 12 are permitted only during certain times of the year.
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Editor’s Choice: Casita, $540 (all meals included).
Three meals daily, plus snacks; Non-alcoholic beverages; Use of kayaks and paddleboards; Daily yoga classes; Sustainability tours; One round-trip lake transfer from Granada’s Cocibolca Port to Jicaro Island on arrival and departure dates
In order to offer you the highest level of service, online booking is currently not available. Please call Andrew Harper Travel at (800) 375-4685, or contact the hotel directly, for reservations.
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