A great Thanksgiving!
Submitted: November 29, 2011
Stayed: November 2011
Our group of 7 (four adults, three children ages 5, 8, and 11) stayed at this beautiful home during the week of Thanksgiving. All of the pictures and information on the website are accurate - the house is very comfortable and the views are spectacular. We had plenty of room in the house. We actually saw many, many monkeys every single day as we were lounging around the pool at the house - families of them would come eat twice a day and then linger in the trees for about an hour - it was amazing.
The beach at Redonda Bay is much better and more gorgeous than we had imagined. It was fairly secluded with gentle waves much of the time. The Aqua Wellness resort built treehouses above Redonda Bay along with a restaurant and bar on the beach (American prices, for the most part, but very convenient). There were very few people at the beach but comfortable chairs all around for anyone to relax in.
We arranged for transportation to and from the airport through the house manager, who was very pleasant and accommodating, and spoke perfect English. The house is very secluded and definately not near a city. You can walk to Gigante in about 20 minutes and there are several restaurants there (Nicaraguan prices - extremely reasonable). Be prepared to wait for a very long time for your food - but this is not a bad thing, as it is all fresh and handmade, right down to the tortillas and chips and salsa. Other than that, it is about a 45 minute drive to Rivas to even get to the grocery store, so we recommend either stopping on the way from the airport and getting groceries or sending the house manager a list of things you would like in the house upon your arrival. (this worked well for us).
Ultimately, we were very happy to be in such a secluded and gorgeous setting. We did manage to plan some trips - we took a boat ride and spent the day in San Juan del Sur, visited Rivas one day, and finally visisted both Granada and Masaya another day. After our side excursions, we were happy to be back at Redonda Bay away from it all. If we had to plan our trip over again, we would stay in this house over another location in Nicaragua.
We highly recommend this home and location - the owner was extremely pleasant to work with from start to finish and the entire reservation process to the logistics of our stay was very organized.
Helpful votes: 3/3
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