Morgan’s Rock Hacienda & Ecolodge
What We Love
- Sea turtles who frequent the neighboring beach
- The lodge’s Pacific Ocean-facing spa Paslama Oasis
- Morning yoga at the 4,300-square-foot open-air pavilion
- The working organic farm onsite
What To Know
- Prepare to climb a few extra flights of stairs if you opt for one of the Ocean-View Bungalows
- The property includes a child-friendly pool
- Guests are just a minute’s walk from Ocotal Beach
- As a way to support the hotel’s commitment to its surrounding community, guests can choose to make a donation to a local school
- Eco friendly
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Rambling jungle retreat on its own stretch of private Nicaraguan beach, with bamboo bungalows, a waterfront spa, and an strong eco-conscious lean
Anyone seeking access to the crystalline waters of Playa Ocotal, a shady cove just south of Granada, has to be a guest at this scrupulous Nicaraguan hideaway—and you’ll never lose sight of the ocean from its 15 open-wall bungalows or the waterfront spa, which features sandy floors and sea breeze-flavored treatments. The property is equally unabashed about its commitment to planet saving. Composting, reforestation efforts, an earth-friendly construction—this solar-powered retreat does it all. Over half of the ingredients used at the resort’s restaurant La Bastide—from the mint that garnishes the mojito to the herbs in your chimchurri—are grown on the property (there’s even a sustainable shrimp farm). For a literal taste of your environs, make a visit to the onsite farm, where you can milk the resident cows, pick fresh eggs, and get a crash-course in tortilla-making before tucking into a rustic, hearth-fired breakfast.
In the Area
Morgan’s Rock is a two-hour drive from the international airport in the Nicaraguan capital of Managua (if you’re feeling extra flush, the resort has its own private landing strip—it’s about a 35-minute flight from Augusto C. Sandino International Airport). Once you arrive, revel in your rural surroundings—an idyllic mix of mango orchards and volcanic peaks. Whether you’re here for water sports, sunset sails, bird watching (you’re in macaw and egret territory, after all), or jungle walks, the staff can happily arrange a variety of area excursions. The hotel also offers a clutch of curated cultural experiences, from a visit to a local spice market to lunch in colonial Granada.
How to Get There
Just perfect. Great Staff. Great food. Great accommodations. Great wildlife. Did not know what to expect and was blown away by the entire experience. Would highly recommend this place to anyone wanting to relax and unwind. Well worth the trip.
Stayed for 5 days, and loved it. Their cove is as scenic and secluded as can be. The staff were warm, friendly, and attentive. The villas were clean, spacious, simple, and comfortable, with wonderful views and a killer veranda. The food was a little inconsistent, not bad, and the service great. Overall, we have no complaints. Loved it.
The incredible beauty of Morgan's Rock was matched by the quality of service on all levels - from the beside coffee to all food, drink, activities, accommodation and amenities on site. It was a truly memorable experience that will be hard to beat
Can't say enough good things about this magical resort. It was a dream vacation for our whole family. Surrounded by lush tropical forest and a private beach, it's a true escape. TONS for kids (and the whole family) to do as well. The food, the cocktails, the amenities and the service was perfection. We would recommend this to anybody looking for a way to reconnect to nature and themselves.
Great staff...beautiful location...delicious food...fun activities. A unique property and experience at this lush & expansive property. The staff could not have been better! Relax in the cove, horseback riding, search for wildlife, surf, hike, etc. Each room is secluded and has an awesome view. Highly recommend a visit.