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Aqua Wellness Resort

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05/06/2017 06/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Austin, Texas
Reviewed 15 January 2016 via mobile

We stayed for 7 nights at the beginning of December. The property is beautiful and the rooms are nice but overall the experience was very disappointing. The resort staff is unorganized and provides poor service. Right after we booked our reservations in June, we contacted Aqua Wellness and requested a room with a great view. We were told we would...

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Sharon B, Guest Relations Manager at Aqua Wellness Resort, responded to this review

Dear Molly, I'm so sorry to hear that you had a disappointing experience at Aqua in early December. You are absolutely right that it's no fun having to change rooms mid vacation, or dealing with errors in your bill. We have been working hard to eliminate the negative issues that you noted, and as recent reviews from January indicate, service...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 14 January 2016

This place is great. Everyone was very friendly, and they accommodated our large group tactfully and sensitively. I loved my room, which had a stunning view of the ocean (great to wake up to!) If you are lucky, you will see some of the sea turtles that come to hatch on the beach at night. The free yoga was also...

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Sharon B, Guest Relations Manager at Aqua Wellness Resort, responded to this review

Dear Ben, How terrific that you and your group had such a great time at Aqua. We love when friends and families can share our two- and three-bedroom Tree Houses, so you can prepare meals in the kitchen and enjoy the plunge pool together. Glad to hear that you returned from Aqua "relaxed, healthy and happy!" Best, Sharon

Reviewed 14 January 2016 via mobile

Stayed at Aqua with friends for a few days in January, couldn't be happier with the resort. Lovely rooms, outstanding service, great food, and a beautiful location! Make sure to order the oatmeal at breakfast, and get your piña coladas with banana :)

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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 14 January 2016

"Treehouse"-style accommodations with beautiful views, yoga (free!) every morning and evening, great drinks (highly recommend asking for banana in your pina colada). The staff went above and beyond to provide great service, and we had a peaceful and relaxing vacation.

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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 14 January 2016

The beach and private cove at the resort were breathtaking, and the hike up to the top of the cliff overlooking it was really amazing! The staff were super friendly and went above and beyond for us, giving us great advice on places to go around the resort and helping us with the complementary kayaks, paddle boards, and snorkeling equipment....

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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 14 January 2016

One of the best vacations I've been on in a long time. The service was impeccable, the views beautiful, and the rooms comfortable. The food and drinks were delicious, and there were plenty of opportunities for adventure such as kayaking, hiking, and surfing at a nearby beach. Tropical vacations don't get much better than this. Would highly recommend Aqua Nicaragua!

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Thank Alex C
Reviewed 14 January 2016

Stayed here on a group vacation -- though the location is out of the way and rustic, the rooms and dining are modern and luxurious, and the staff were extremely friendly and helpful. Would definitely recommend, especially for nature and outdoor sport enthusiasts.

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 14 January 2016 via mobile

We visited Aqua with a group of friends from home and had an all around five star experience. The location was stunning - the pictures give you a sense of what you'll see but it's even better in person. The tree houses blend well with nature while also having some of the modern luxuries we all love (AC, comfy beds,...

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Sharon B, Guest Relations Manager at Aqua Wellness Resort, responded to this review

Dear APeterson2, I'm so glad to hear about all your adventures from what sounds like a great stay at Aqua -- you did everything from climb the rugged trail up to the top of "Pie de Gigante," and go surfing at nearby beaches, to, best of all, swimming at night when our bay was literally lit up with bioluminescent algae!...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 14 January 2016

It has always been a dream of mine to swim with bioluminescent algae, and I did it unexpectedly right on the beach here at Aqua. So cool. I loved the view from our room, and there was great swimming, kayaking, and paddleboarding. I think people complaining about the food are melodramatic—I had good meals every time I ate there, plus...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 14 January 2016

Stayed here with a group of friends! Had so much fun on the gorgeous white sand beach, playing with the free kayaks and paddleboards, and enjoying sunset swims in the lovely cove. Fantastic hiking and day trips were coordinated by resort staff, and we enjoyed good meals at the restaurant. Would 100% stay here again for the fantastic weather and...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Spa
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Aqua is a luxurious eco- and wellness resort with a private white-sand beach on Nicaragua's picturesque Emerald Coast. Guest accommodations are set in beautifully crafted Tree Houses on a wooded hillside overlooking the ocean. All have decks; some have full kitchens and outdoor plunge pools. Guests enjoy yoga classes, spa treatments and hiking, and water activities including stand-up paddle boarding, snorkeling, kayaking, surfing and fishing. Our guides take guests for excursions to nearby colonial cities, parks and volcanoes. Aqua's open-air bar/lounge and restaurant, with its wood-burning pizza oven and menu of healthy international cuisine made with local ingredients, are directly adjacent to the beach. The lush forest that envelops Aqua is alive with spider and howler monkeys, and a wide variety of colorful tropical birds. Aqua is the perfect spot for a destination wedding, a honeymoon, an active family vacation -- or a serene getaway where you can enjoy nature and one of the most idyllic beaches in Nicaragua. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Aqua Wellness Resort

Address: 1 Redonda Bay, Playa Redonda, Nicaragua
Region: Nicaragua > Rivas Department > Playa Redonda
Price Range: $184 - $374 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Aqua Wellness Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 50
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Also Known As:
Aqua Wellness Hotel Playa Gigante
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“Comfortable shoes help. Also the howling monkeys are part of the charm, but can be unnerving the first howl, after that you are used to it.”
mcfinn17, 9 May 2017 | Read review
“Breakfast is not free. No A/C in the living room or second bedroom.”
41danied, 20 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Most rooms have good views and the plunge pool rooms are special.”
nancylD9881TC, 8 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Lots of stairs”
BeverlyTheodorakos, 5 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Some rooms have pools and some dont, so make sure you specify if you want one in your reservation.”
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ZeebaLifedotcom, 26 Mar 2017 | Read review
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