Big Corn Island
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- Big Corn IslandMember ofFamily TravelersFirst to ReviewNov 27, 2012
After a boat journey from hell from the mainland port of Bluefields we arrived at Big Corn Island, an old British protectorate in the Caribbean now administered by Nicaragua. It’s popular little sister is named, not very originally, Little Corn Island.
Life here is laid back and feels like a throw-back to the 1800’s.
The sea is quintessentially Caribbean, i.e. a gorgeous blue with beautiful sandy beaches and the majority of people come here to dive or snorkel the pristine, untouched waters, so much so that there's probably more visitors to these islands these days than residents (but that’s not hard with only around 5000 souls living on the island!)
The locals in this part of the world have the strangest pigeon English; a sort of a mix of Caribbean and Pirate, and mostly spend their days on their porches watching the day go by, greeting tourists.
The food? Well its predominantly seafood with beans and rice. Particularly good is the lobster as the Corn Islands have a veritable stash of these crustaceans off their coast line.
Accommodation? We stayed in a brightly painted shack right on the beach and spent our days walking around the island, meeting locals, lazing on our beach, drinking rum and eating lobster.
It was a classic beach-bum holiday.