Orquidea Del Sur is much more than just a house rental; it is a regal bed-and-breakfast like hotel nestled above the dancing shores of Nicaragua’s Playa Yankee beach. The intimacy of the hotel makes it an ideal honeymoon destination or an unforgettable family beach vacation. Many visit our location for intimate weddings, quiet retreats, women’s getaway vacation or just to take advantage of a great beach vacation to surf and play. Our facilities feature five comfortable well appointed rooms and a variety of world class amenities that give our quaint space an all-inclusive feel with family-style attention to service. We offer specials frequently, so be sure to view them before reserving your hotel or home rental stay in Nicaragua.
The lower level of this two level newly constructed tropical paradise has four (4) well appointed suites, each with its own porch with breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean. In addition to the suites are the 50-foot infinity pool, the rancho and the large in-ground fire-pit, all surrounded by tropical landscaping and the sounds of the twenty foot high waterfall.
The fifth suite is on the upper level adjacent to the main house. The main house’s open design, flows through five large areas; the casual lounge; the dining area with its ornately carved Nicaraguan tables and chairs; the billiard area with its regulation slate table; and the well-stocked library. To the rear of these areas is the 1000 sq. ft. two-story well-equipped kitchen providing abundant space for group cooking.
Trip Advisor Headline Comments:
'CLOSE TO PARADISE'......
'ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PLACES ON EARTH'.....
'STUNNING SLICE OF PARADISE IN NICARAGUA'...
'EXQUISITE DIAMOND IN WIDELY BEAUTIFUL ROUGH'...
'THE PRIVATE GETAWAY YOU HAVE ALWAYS WANTED'...
'BEAUTIFUL AND RELAXING'
'WE DID NOT WANT TO LEAVE ... EVER'
Healthy Home Cooking with a Nicaraguan Flare: Our Chef Sara as been regularly complimented on her extraordinary cuisine.... 'best ceviche I have ever had'.... 'best meal in Nicaragua'... Sara will be pleased to create a meal of your choice, fish, lobster, shrimp, beef and pork along with incredible local vegetables all done with special Nicaraguan flavours...
In planning our trip I was hoping for a bit of adventure, some culture and a lot of relaxation. It was a complete success thanks to Robert, Joanne and the staff at Orquidea Del Sur. Our contact via email prior to the trip gave me the confidence I needed, their response was always prompt and professional. Robert helped to orchestrate our travel and sightseeing on the way to, from and around SJDS. When we arrived at the gate I was immediately in awe of the property. Every detail is attended to. The photos paint an accurate picture but the reality is more than pixels can convey. We felt genuinely welcomed by the owners and graciously accommodated by the staff. I was most impressed by the way Robert and Joanne respect and care for their employees. I knew we would be cared for as well, not just serviced as paying guests. Orquidea has the exterior of a beautiful resort and the heart of a family.
It is said ......'you don’t choose your destiny… it chooses you.'
That is precisely what happened when we found Nicaragua and it found us. After “working” in the Canadian and international telecommunications industry as a senior executive, building high performance teams, I, Robert, started a journey of awareness and discovery that led to a recognition of the power of the universe and how each of us can make a difference in the world. For me, it was just a matter of where in this world could I make the biggest difference; as I believe that success is measured in making a difference in people’s lives. I am fascinated with the power of creativity and enjoy exploring new ways to interpret the power of attitude, the power of attraction and the theme…JUST BELIEVE
After looking in several areas in the world, a series of circumstances created the opportunity for Nicaragua, San Juan and Yankee beach, to find me. In January 2007, with a shared vision and a dream of creating, a unique and intimate retreat to enjoy the world’s developments, and a focal point for making a difference in the lives of the Nicaraguan people, construction of our magnificent home began.
My partner, Joanne joined me in a trip to Nicaragua and fell in love with everything she saw, particularly the people. She decided to resign from her work in Canada and join me in my journey and create a life together. She plans on making use of her extensive horticulture experience and training as a health care professional to help make a difference in the lives of the Nicas, a people that she feels are worthy of all of our attention.
She is the woman that takes my JUST BELIEVE and makes it JUST HAPPEN.
In September 2008, we along with her daughter Sara, moved to Nicaragua to complete the retreat and implement our commitment to make a difference in the lives of those we come in contact with.
Welcome to our home, ORQUIDEA del Sur, and the next stage of our journey.
Situated on Playa Yankee one of Nicaragua's finest surfing beaches. Great location for the beginning and experienced surfer.
A short drive south to la Flor to watch the turtles nesting.
A short drive north to the fishing village of San Juan del Sur.
Several horseback riding trails wander through mountain terrain or end on a sandy beach where you can enjoy a shore dinner.
Quiet beach is excellent for beach combing and boogie boarding
Other Activities: Turtle watching, Canopy Tours, whale watching, surfing, fresh water shrimping, beach combing