Yemaya means “goddess of the sea,” which is fitting since this tiny slice of the Caribbean feels like it’s been pulled right out of heaven. The island-chic getaway is for travelers wanting to get as comfortably far away from everything as possible.
This tropical hideaway is accessible only by boat. Your arrival is celebrated with a welcome drink as you take in your new surroundings.
Find 16 secluded ocean suites embraced by soaring coconut palms and nestled between white sand beaches. King-size beds are just the place to unwind after a day of doing absolutely nothing but relax. Handcrafted furniture is made with Nicaraguan hardwood, and patterned pillows and wall accessories add interest. Freshen up in the spacious bathroom with organic bath amenities. Lounge on your terrace or slip into the plunge pool and feel the warmth of the sun on your skin.
You only need to take a few steps from your suite at Yemaya to find yourself splashing in the calm surf. Snorkel in the pristine reefs housed in the jewel toned sea or set sail above the water and cool off with a juicy watermelon.
Fresh seafood is pulled straight from the sea and served in the casual open-air thatched-roof restaurant overlooking the Caribbean Sea. Sample treats like island conch tostadas, grilled fish tacos, and an ice cream sandwiches. The on-site greenhouse and garden provides organic veggies for each hand-crafted dish. The Yemaya service is impeccable with wait staff and bartenders sharing stories about the island. Detox with coconut water and fruit juices, or let a master mixologist creates delicious cocktails. Local sugar cane juice is pressed for drinks and coconut milk is prepared daily.
Learn how to make chocolate from organic raw cacao beans, turning them into bite size bonbons and truffles. Unwind in the spa, manned by locals who want to share the warm hospitality of their island with guests.
In the evenings the horizon hosts spellbinding sunsets, inviting you to a peaceful slumber on this island paradise.