How would you describe Nicaragua Private Island in a nutshell?
The island is a paradise. It’s an oasis of calm and has an amazing, relaxed atmosphere. It’s secluded and private, without being isolated. Previous guests have thanked me for creating paradise and I think that says it all.
What was your inspiration to buy an island and rent out the villa to guests?
We visited Nicaragua around six years ago for my birthday. It had been a horrible winter in England and I wanted to go somewhere warm and unspoiled. I completely fell in love with the country. On a tour of the islands I asked our guide to show us the ones that were for sale, although it wasn’t a serious idea at the time. We returned a year later and the island was still for sale. Three months later we were back to sign on the dotted line!
I was particularly inspired by the topography of the island. There was already some construction completed that I didn’t like but I figured you can always change the buildings but not the landscape. So over the next 18 months, we worked with a local builder and an architect from Germany who was living in Nicaragua and designed the most lovely place.
The island now is a very elegant, stylish place and extremely relaxing. People have said that their stress just melts away within mins of arriving. It has a very calming effect on people.