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Traveler's Choice

Testimonials

We are very pleased that our guests have shared their experiences online and as a result we are ranked as the #1 Vacation Rental in San Juan del Sur and Yankee Beach. You need to experience Orquidea del Sur to appreciate it’s casual elegance. A short selection is included below:

“Regal Villa”
“…..easily among the most luxurious accommodations in Nicaragua, with world class amenities and family style attention.”

“An Amazing HoneyMoon”
“We had a lovely vacation in Orquidea del Sur last August! We stayed 4 nights and wished we could stay longer. The setting is incredible, with the infinity pool, the amazing view and the sound of the waves crashing down on the beach. And we were the only guests so it almost felt like a private villa for the price of a B&B! Robert and Joanne are really welcoming and make you feel comfortable. All the staff is nice and do their best to help you. We had a great massage by the pool at sunset.”

“An Exceptional Experience”

“Just returned from a night at Orquidea Del Sur and wish it had been two or more. It is the most extraordinary property in a breathtaking position overlooking a wonderful, remote beach. The rooms are extremely large, quiet and comfortable, the service was very good indeed and the layout, pool and landscaping all have the feel of a luxury resort hotel. We received a warm welcome from the owners, Joanne and Bob, who took enormous trouble to make sure we had a wonderful time. We walked, talked and lazed in the infinity pool for hours, soaking in the view, chatting with Bob and being waited on with cold beers. We did not want to go back into town to eat, so dinner was arranged and served at a large table, outside on the terrace.”

“The Perfect Getaway”

“My two close girlfriends and I live in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua with our families and wanted to get away for a night and enjoy some peace and relaxation, we have 9 children between the 3 of us. I had heard of Orquidea and knew it was beautiful but I had no idea they would rock our world. Really no detail is overlooked. The grounds are immaculate, the rooms are high end and the view will take your breath away! The food, the drinks, and the service are all top notch. I have lived in Nicaragua for 8 years so I know what it takes to make this kind of service happen and many fall short. Not Orquidea. They blow it out of the water. One of the best nights of our life. Book a getaway here…you will not regret it.”

“Never Felt More Welcome”
… It is impossible not to feel inspired when waking up to the view that’s offered from Orquidea, and the atmosphere of the retreat is unbeatable. Bob, Joanne and family open their house up to you and before you know it, you are like old friends. …… After a year of traveling, my time at Orquidea is, without a doubt, a highlight of my trip. I can’t wait to return.”

“Simply – Heaven on Earth!”
“…tucked away in the southern reaches of Nicaragua – is just what we were looking for to get away from it all! So lush and beautiful a ‘Garden of Eden’ surrounding.”

“The most Beautiful Property in the Pacific of Nicaragua”
“My fiance Joe and I stayed at Orquidea for a couple of nights (we actually got engaged there!). The pictures really don’t do it justice. The view, the landscape, the colors, it is all just too beautiful. The staff is very friendly and helpful and the service and food are excellent. Every single detail in the house has been perfectly selected with the best taste. It is an ideal place to relax and forget about everyday life. The beach is amazing, so clean and private. I can’t wait to go back.”

“Great spot, Great people, a Great time.”
“Everything about our time there and the time with our hosts was of the highest quality and caliber. All our arrangements with the team at Orquidea went off without a hitch or hiccup. We arranged for a pickup in Managua and we were met right on time by two great guys. That is the thing about this place, not only is the accommodation right out of the “Homes of the Rich and Famous”, but the attitude and friendliness is extraordinary.”

“Elegance, Adventure, and Privacy”
“Orquidea del Sur is the hidden treasure so many travelers seek and so few find, an elegant and comfortable guest home sculpted into the volcanic hillside above a spectacular Pacific Ocean beach. There are myriad options for activities: a horse ranch a few minutes from the inn; surfing at any number of beaches; excursions to Masaya Volcano and the Spanish colonial town of Granada, all of which the Orquidea hosts will arrange for you. But you might just be tempted to bask in the subtropical sun on one of the many terraces or by the infinity pool and catch upon your reading, paced by the barking of howler monkeys and the pounding surf below.”

“Heavenly Oasis”
“..an absolutely fabulous place to unwind and relax after significant trekking. …..we spent our days at Orquidea relaxing by their beautifully landscaped and well-coiffed gardens and pool. We were privileged to be asked to deliver backpacks filled with school supplies to local indigent children. We got to go into their homes and meet them and see their lives in an intimate way not otherwise possible. Joanne is very involved in civic activities and with notice may be able to arrange similar outings. The sunsets are incredible as is the beach. The staff are attentive and anything can be organized as well as requested for meals. We ate three fabulous dinners there. Their attention to detail and service rivals or surpasses any well-known 4 star hotels (i.e., Mandarin, Aman, Oberai, Four Seasons, etc) but with local charm. Grade A+ – especially for value.”

“One of the Most Beautiful Places on Earth”
“If you are planning a trip to Central America, consider Nicaragua and definitely go to Orquidea del Sur. It is unbelievable!”