Calala Island is the ultimate Nicaraguan escape. This luxurious private island resort is situated in the undiscovered Caribbean waters off Nicaragua, also known as the NiCaribbean. Calala Island caters to just four suites in total. And if you’d prefer to have the island all to yourself, that can be arranged!
Traveling to Calala Island
The nearest international airport to Calala Island is Managua. When you arrive in Nicaragua, you can take a domestic flight from Managua to Bluefields (approximately 50 minutes), where you will take a scenic traditional boat ride through a lagoon, mangroves, and straight out to the Caribbean Sea toward Calala Island (90 minutes total). This is included in your stay. Alternatively, you could take a helicopter from Managua International Airport directly to Calala Island (approximately 85 minutes).
The island boasts Michelin star fine dining from fresh, local sources. All meals, snacks, and drinks (and most alcoholic drinks) included in your all-inclusive rate are served from multiple locations on the island. Island guests have access to a freshwater infinity pool with a swim-up bar. The tranquil Calala spa is hidden away in the mangroves, perfect for relaxation and seclusion. At least a dozen types of massage treatments can be arranged from the spa.
Guests can enjoy incredible snorkeling opportunities and the use of non-motorized water sports. A beach barbecue night and an eight-course tasting produced by the Executive Chef occur on a weekly basis. For a truly unique experience, don’t miss Little Calala Island. It is just a five-minute paddle from the main island. A little straw cabina is built on the island to use as you wish.
There are four beachfront, private suites on Calala Island. Each unique suite includes a private veranda with an uninterrupted view of the Caribbean Ocean – the perfect space for your daily delivered breakfast – and secluded oceanfront palapas. Suites feature a king bed, handcrafted Nicaraguan wood furniture, oversized hammocks, and a semi-outdoor rain shower. Suites are slightly raised to not disturb the endangered Hawksbill sea turtle, and are designed for cross ventilation with ceiling fans to create breezy spaces.
Room options include the Junior Room and Master Suite. The Master Suite is larger with an additional sitting area, which can also accommodate two children, and is located in a prime position. The exclusive use of the island is also available for rent. Calala Island has a three-night minimum.