Experience the best Nicaragua beaches at these beautiful luxury resorts
With awesome volcanoes, vast lakes, and some of the most extensive rainforests in Central America, Nicaragua is a special country. And with more than 500 miles of Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea coastline its beaches may just be the jewel in the crown.
Thanks to some visionary hoteliers you can now experience some of the best Nicaragua beaches while staying in incredibly luxurious and innovative accommodation. Getting off the beaten path has never been so grand.
With such a lot of gorgeous coast to cover, and the variety of the Caribbean Sea and Pacific Ocean to choose from, you can imagine picking just one to laud as the very best of Nicaragua beaches is pretty much impossible.
So, we’ve decided to pay tribute to the incredible hotels and resorts, and the people behind them, who picked their number ones, and built exquisite places to stay so others could access the shores they so admired, while experiencing Nicaragua in calming luxury. Our list of Nicaragua’s best luxury hotels is below.
To give you a bit more of an idea of what you’re in for if you decide to go (highly likely you’re going to want to go after reading this) here’s a quick round-up of some of the other highlights too.
The Pacific coast of Nicaragua is big for surf, with plenty of spots suitable for beginners or the more advanced. Don’t worry if surfing’s not your thing either, the waves are so dramatic a trip just to watch them crash upon Nicaragua’s beautiful shores won’t be wasted. Along the Caribbean Sea side diving, especially around the Corn Islands, is really popular.
Wildlife is abundant in Nicaragua above and below the waterline. From sea turtles to monkeys, and jaguars in the jungle this is the place to forget city life and surround yourself in nature. Same goes for volcanoes. You can hike up some of them or just admire their awesome beauty from a distance and fill your Instagram feed with as many jaw-dropping volcano pictures as your followers can handle.
Also, Lake Nicaragua. It’s the largest lake in Central America, and the 19th largest lake in the world. It’s pretty spectacular.
Have you been to Nicaragua? Where did you stay? If you had the trip of a lifetime let us know so we can add the resort to the list of Nicaragua luxury resorts below. Tell us about your experiences and let’s raise the profile of the places that are truly unforgettable. Contact us and let us know.
For more beach inspiration read our guide to the best Cartagena beaches along Colombia’s dazzling Caribbean coast. You can also browse the full collection of spectacular beaches and coastlines from around the world.
Wild Bay Co is as much a celebration of the people who make these incredible experiences possible, as it is a celebration of the luxury resorts and hotels themselves. If you’ve stayed somewhere outstanding that deserves recognition for its exceptional attention to detail as well as its stunning setting then contact us and let us know.
A private oasis on the Emerald Coast.
Mukul Beach, Golf, & Spa is located on 1,675 acres of Nicaragua’s blossoming southwest Pacific shore, in an expansive coastal region known as the Emerald Coast.
Feel like the only person on earth
The Beach Villas at Mukul were built to pay tribute to the tropical, rolling surf of Playa Manzanillo. Above the entry vestibule hangs a chandelier made from custom-designed mussel shells. Bathrooms include separate his and hers vanity rooms, both leading to a liquid temple of monsoon showers and soaking tubs.
Outside, each Beach Villa includes a wrap-around deck, direct access to the beach, private swimming pool, outdoor lounging palapa and a secret garden with an outdoor shower. For added space, the two-bedroom villas are family compounds with their own private show kitchen, pantry and living room. It’s barefoot luxury at its best.
Each of the categories of guest accommodations offers space and privacy in a style that fully embodies and complements the natural surroundings. Views of the ocean come standard. Crafted furnishings and decor come straight from Nicaraguan artisans – carved native teak tables, sugarcane twig headboards and rum barrel staves.
A special way to experience some of the best Nicaragua beaches.
While we may be going back in time to unspoilt paradise, we haven’t stopped short of true barefoot luxury.
Calala Island is the exclusive private island hideaway in the undiscovered Caribbean of Nicaragua. True barefoot luxury meets unspoiled paradise.
This is the undiscovered Caribbean
An entire Private Island just for you and your guests. With a discreet and dedicated team of over 25 staff to look after your every wish, Calala Island can accommodate up to 8 adults across 4 beachfront suites.
Lying directly alongside the beach, each suite perfectly marries you with your surroundings. Complete privacy is standard.
Each beachfront suite has its own private verandah and secluded beachfront palapa.
Calala Island’s Executive Chef comes with a wealth of experience having worked in some of Europe’s top Michelin starred restaurants, and is constantly pushing the boundaries to deliver sensational dining experiences.
Whether it’s a casual, pool-side Lobster Brioche burger or formal evening tasting menus under the moonlight, dining at Calala Island is an experience you won’t forget.
Undiscovered Caribbean Nicaragua beaches combined with the ultimate luxury. Take us there now please.
Private sand tropical beach, stunning ocean-view accommodations and a private reserve home of different species.
Morgan’s Rock is a 3 Ocean View Two Bedroom Villlas with Private Pool and 15-bungalow hideaway on a mile-long picturesque sandy beach, frequented year-round by nesting sea turtles.
The ultimate relaxation destination
Located on a 4000-acre expanse of Nicaraguan jungle, nearly half of Morgan’s Rock’s vast property is a private protected reserve. Its concept and operation reflects this whimsical feeling of privacy and seclusion.
Shift into reverse and drive away from the modern day hassles to escape to a mile-long picturesque sandy beach, frequented year-round by nesting sea turtles.
15 bungalows and 3 villas constructed of natural materials are tucked away into the lush jungle. A king size bed and an exterior hanging daybed suspended by thick marine rope highlight the casual luxury you will experience in this Ecolodge. The refreshing plunge pools and stunning ocean views set the relaxed pace for the duration of your stay.
Walk across the suspension bridge and embrace the stunning views of the private beach sanctuary, highlighted by watercolor sunsets every late afternoon.
There aren’t many better ways to experience the best Nicaragua beaches than this.
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Dolce & Gabbana has partnered with one of Italy’s most iconic luxury hotels for 2023 – and this is the result
Luxury travel meets high-end fashion. One of Italy’s most iconic luxury hotels, San Domenico Palace, a Four Seasons Hotel, has teamed up with legendary Italian fashion house Dolce & Gabbana to give the Taormina based resort on the east coast of Sicily a stylish new look for the 2023 season.
These are our picks of the stunning overwater bungalows and villas where the design and decor offer guests as much reason to gaze inside as out. Well, almost. It’s pretty much impossible to beat some of these settings.