Nicaragua, the Central American gem located between the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean, is renowned for its captivating landscapes of beaches and volcanoes. If you haven't been to the up-and-coming tropical destination just yet, you might want to add it to your list real soon. And now there's another reason to go — the hottest boutique hotel in the area has just opened. Its name? Meson Nadi.
Inspired by elements of traditional Latin American housing, the bespoke six-suite hotel embodies both tradition and contemporary design. The concept was brought to life by one European couple, whose passion is to provide personalized journeys so guests can experience the best of Nicaragua.
And to match such a special hotel in such a special setting, the activities available are also pretty damn special. The hotel is situated on Playa Santa beach, in the middle of 16 surf breaks. This makes it one of the best (read: most challenging) surf spots in the world. But if you're looking for something a little calmer, there's also yoga lessons and a spa packed with organic products.
Also on offer is the option to go volcano hiking to one of the 19 nearby summits, where you'll get unparalleled ocean vistas and views of the dense jungle. Last, but certainly not least, Meson Nadi offers motorcycle safari tours that allow you to cruise along the epic coastline, enjoy off-road driving and experience local culture.
Tearing yourself away from the actual hotel, however, might be easier said than done.
The suites are scattered around a lush palm garden, featuring a 15-meter swimming pool. And the on-site restaurant, La Cantina, serves gourmet cuisine that combines a whole host of global influences.
The architecture incorporates the best of both worlds too, as it's both visually stunning and sustainable. Think glass and exposed concrete, contrasted with Nicaraguan antiques and custom-designed furniture by local artisans.
The feel-good factor doesn't end there, either. The majority of the staff are locals from the immediate area, who are offered education on environmentally-aware living, in addition to traditional training opportunities.
But, back to the location. The hotel sits on one of Costa Esmeralda's most gorgeous bays, just 20 meters from the golden beach. The pictures don't even do it justice.
To stay at one of Meson Nadi's garden suite's starts at $149 USD per night, an ocean view loft room (perfect for couples) costs $175 USD, while a master suite will set you back $195 USD per night.
We sure have our eye on the dreamy master suite; it features a lavish walk-in rainshower facing an inside garden. Bliss.