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The Corn Islands, made up of Little Corn Island and Big Corn Island, have long been known to surfers and backpackers and were once a refuge for pirates. Recent developments – including new hotels and activities – are putting the Corn Islands at the forefront as the next Caribbean destination piquing travelers’ interest. The two islands, located 43 miles off the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua, are a tropical paradise offering travelers the opportunity to get off the beaten path and explore the relaxed island lifestyle that includes turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, palm trees, stunning reefs and marine life. Not only for relaxing, visitors can also undertake adventurous activities that Nicaragua is known for including snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking and fishing.