Thankfully, the island has not been overrun with concrete and gated hotels -- yet. There are plans to develop conventional resorts here in the next few years, but on a small enough scale for the island's fragile ecosystem to sustain them. Only time will tell if that will happen. For the moment, most of the accommodations options on the island are limited to two-star basics with a few memorable exceptions. It is wise to stay in a hotel that has an adjoining restaurant and to make sure the hotel has its own electric generator. Otherwise, when the lights go out, you'll have to be happy with a hammock and a glass of rum. Since tourism is a relatively new phenomenon in this area, be warned that service can be slow wherever you go. Self-catering is also a new option. Corn Island Properties (tel. 505/8664-5315; offers three vacation rentals in South End. Prices range from $230 to $300 for 2 nights in well appointed bungalows and villas with all the modern conveniences and within a stone's throw of the beach.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.