El Coyol Private Island
Enjoy some of the most spectacular views you'll ever see from El Coyol, a private island exquisitely positioned on the freshwater Lake Nicaragua.
Featured in the Evening Standard as one of the world's most breathtaking private islands, El Coyol offers blissful seclusion, sumptuous serenity, and first-class service from a small team of dedicated staff. An idyllic wonderland surrounded by exotic, butterfly-studded flora and fauna, you'll forget all about your stressful life back home from the moment you step ashore.
The boutique island villa sleeps up to eight adults in supreme comfort. Elegant, tastefully decorated and with accessories handmade by local craftspeople, in the main house you'll find a sociable and spacious living room that's ideal for catch-up cocktails, along with a large, well-equipped kitchen. If you're celebrating something special, why not hire a private chef to whip up a delicious feast?
In such an extraordinary part of the world, it probably goes without saying that al-fresco dining is mandatory. Choose your favourite spot from two generous terraces, and the welcoming pool pavilion, all equipped with beautiful views of the jungle garden and the star-studded night sky. The pavilion also boasts a hanging bed and a fitted barbecue area...we predict you'll enjoy some serious downtime here. Yogis can also enjoy some blissful practice on the dedicated yoga deck.
Later on, retreat to one of four indulgent ensuite bedrooms, two main house-located kingsize rooms, and another double and twin located in the pool pavilion.
As you explore your island, you'll notice plenty of enchanting viewpoints scattered around...why not stop for a while and watch boats glide past on the river, or observe playful monkeys on the nearby islands? Of course, you could always take a lazy afternoon dip in the stunning 12-metre infinity pool instead.
There are double and single kayaks available for exploring the waterways and surrounding islands, and if you feel like travelling slightly further afield, the city of Granada - a UNESCO World Heritage site - is a mere ten-minute boat trip away.
A wonderful starting point for a whole wealth of activity, from Granada you can zipline along the slopes of Mombacho (a volcano that last erupted in 1570), take a cloud forest walk at the summit, and view lava flows by night. There are many restaurants, boutiques and bustling markets to explore, too.
Naturally, if all this feels like too much effort for an opulent private island break, you've always got the option to relax on the hanging bed with a good book and an even better glass of wine, as you survey the majestic volcano peaks on the gleaming horizon. The choice is luxuriously yours.
Things to note
Private chef services are available on request.
Tried and tested
"Where do I start? The execution of this idyllic island is beyond our wildest expectations. Nicky's attention to detail can't be faulted and she's made it very difficult to
leave! She should be proud of what El Coyol has become, I would recommend it to everyone. Thank you so much for having us, when can we come back?!"
Naomi Smart, British Vogue
"Nicky, thank you so much for everything at your amazing house and island. Every aspect of our stay was top notch and we had an absolutely amazing time. Your staff are super and you are the best host ever! We will never forget our experience here including Celina's unforgettable food. Thank you for all of the amazing hospitality and we look forward to coming back soon!"
"Thank you Nicky for creating paradise! Our family had an amazing stay at El Coyol and hope to come back"
Region: Lake Nicaragua, Granada
Cost (from): £600 per night
Minimum stay: 3 nights
Property ref: 916
Sleeps up to 8, 2 king sized ensuite bedrooms, double ensuite bedroom, twin/double ensuite bedroom, fans, air conditioning, bedding & towels provided, large fully fitted kitchen, dining table & chairs, sitting room, WiFi provided throughout, changing facilities, relaxation area, terrace, infinity pool, pool house area/terrace, hanging bed, bbq area, garden terrace, yoga deck, kayak provided.
Kayaking, boat trips, islets tour, city tour of Grenada, birdwatching, volcano tours, natural springs, watersports, paddle boarding, Laguna de Apoyo, swimming.
At a glance
- A sumptuous private island with luxurious accommodation for up to eight adults, located on the freshwater Lake Nicaragua.
- Fly to Managua International Airport, which is around an hour's journey from El Coyol. You will access your island via water taxi.
- All four bedrooms are ensuite, and equipped with fans and air conditioning. There is a 12-metre infinity pool and a barbecue-equipped pool pavilion, with kayaks available to explore your surroundings.
- Additional services include private chef hire.
- The city of Granada is accessible within a ten-minute boat ride.