Casona Don Carlos
Key selling points: This less-than-one-year-old beachside accommodation is Nicaragua’s most luxurious.
The more than 20,000-square-foot oceanfront complex features 80-foot-high palapa ceilings, six bedrooms, and wraparound stone terraces that lead to a private swimming pool.
Standout service: A group of women staying at the resort requested a disco-themed music night, so the staff sought out costumes, makeup, wigs, and a DJ and had a discothemed party.
Style: Modern with traditional Nicaraguan roots, by Paul Duesing Partners Interior Designers, 2013
Special amenities: Molton Brown bathroom amenities, custom Marshall Quentin linens, pool table, private swimming pool with temperature control, flat-screen HDTV
Square footage: More than 20,000 of interior and exterior space
Number of bedrooms in suite: Six
Number of bathrooms: Seven and one half-bath
Number of rooms and suites in hotel: 37, including 12 one- and two-bedroom Beach Villas, 23 Bohios, and Casona Don Carlos
Who’s slept here?: Morgan Freeman and Eva Longoria have both been spotted on the property.
Nightly rate: From $8,600
Location: KM 10 Carretera Tola-Las Salinas, Rivas, Nicaragua