The Boutique hotel awards 2017 review
A cast away design inspired by the caribbean culture, massive palm trees, warm sands, local materials and the untouched beauty preserved in this very real and incredible island paradise. Calala Island is the Winner of the 2017 best boutique hotels of the world, design and built by Simplemente Madera.
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Miles off the coast of Nicaragua, deep in the undiscovered regions of the Caribbean Sea, lies a hidden gem … a luxurious, private island getaway, stolen from the pages of an epic romance novel. Calala Island is fact so secluded, your journey to the island includes an amazing boat ride through the lush mangroves of Nicaragua, along the shores of colourful fishing villages and into the open sea. As you approach the island, realization begins to set in … this is a rare experience. The dock is lined with beautiful smiling faces; the faces of the native staff, known as the “Calalas,” greet you in song. Their happiness is infectious. From the moment, you set foot onto the warm sands of Calala, you feel as if you’ve stepped back in time to a place untouched; it’s beauty preserved and on full display … just for you. Massive palm trees sway to the rhythm of the ocean, as if they are alive and dancing a tango with the wind. The salty air, so pure and fresh demands that you breathe deep. You hear the word paradise used all too often, but Calala Island, is a very real, incredibly rare paradise.
A true diamond in the rough, Calala Island seamlessly blends the raw elements of nature with all the modern conveniences you need to feel completely relaxed. All structures on the island pay homage to traditional Caribbean style, with palm thatched roofs, dark wood furniture and basket-woven lighting handcrafted by local artisans. One step inside your cabina, brings one breath-taking view after another. Glass walls covered in flowing linen curtains surround you, proudly displaying your magical, endless ocean view. Climb into your dreamy canopy bed and let the flowing breeze lull you into deep, relaxing sleep. Step out onto your porch and enjoy a rich French-press coffee as you gaze at the shore, mere steps away. When you decide to venture out of your new place of peace, many adventures await! Spend the day soaking in the sun in the beachside infinity pool as you sip a delicious fresh cocktail. Enjoy a incredible meal, or three, prepared by the creative food genius, Lorne Emerson. Take a trip across to Little Calala island for a romantic champagne picnic. Hop in a panga with a Calala expert fisherman, and you might just catch your dinner! Enjoy a relaxing massage in a luxury palapa, deep in the secluded mangroves. The island is yours to do as you please. The Calalas are ready to ensure you have the vacation of your dreams.
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Link: Hotel Award Link
Learn more about the “Cast Away design” of Calala Island by Simplemente Madera:
Link: Calala Island Project