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Calala Island, Nicaragua

Accommodating a total of just 10 guests on its own private atoll, Calala Island is a truly exclusive getaway, tucked away in a little-known corner of the Caribbean.

Calala Island offers its guests a little piece of paradise in Nicaragua. You can spend your days here swimming in warm, azure waters, or snorkelling with shoals of colourful fish. You can paddle across to Little Calala Island for a picnic, or spend the day fishing. Or perhaps you’d prefer to do nothing but relax on powdery soft sands – or doze in a hammock – listening to the soft crash of the waves. 

The beachfront suites, designed by celebrated architect Matthew Falkiner, make use of beautiful handcrafted furniture and stand as one with their tropical surroundings. With only four suites you’ll share the delights of the island with few others, but if you’re looking for total privacy, there’s also the option to book out the entire island. 

There are two ways to get to Calala Island; directly by helicopter or by taking a short flight from Managua to Bluefield’s, before boarding a traditional Nicaraguan boat that will take you through lush mangroves to the island’s dock. 

Calala Island, at a glance

  • Luxury, private island resort with a beautiful Caribbean setting 
  • Choice of just four private suites nestled on the beach
  • Handcrafted furniture
  • 25 members of staff for a maximum of 10 guests
  • Restaurant serving tasty Caribbean cuisine using fresh local produce
  • Arrive by helicopter or by flight from Managua to Bluefield’s followed by a boat ride
  • Rates are all inclusive, including all meals and snacks, water sports, snorkelling and more 

For leisure and pleasure 

  • Simply relaxing on the beach
  • Swimming pool
  • Snorkelling amongst fish and shipwrecks
  • Fishing
  • Paddle boarding
  • Kayaking
  • Little Calala Island, a tiny islet 100 metres offshore where you can snorkel or have a picnic 

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