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Reviewed 31 January 2016

What an incredible place to relax for a week! The accommodations were luxurious, I especially loved all the woodwork detailing, the plunge pool - even while inside, you never really felt like you left nature. We had one of the ocean view luxury suites which we loved. Often times we'd make coffee in our rooms and enjoy it on the...

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Reviewed 28 January 2016

The accommodations are beautiful but I will have to say that you must be in good physical condition to stay here. The steps are VERY steep and uneven. You will not be running back to your room for any little thing. We packed for the day when we went to the beach. The beach is a lagoon so it is...

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

Dear SirRead, I'm glad to hear you found the resort beautiful, and the beach, food and massages wonderful. Yes, there are a lot of stairs to climb at Aqua if you're not staying close to the beach and restaurant. Since we are committed to preserving the environment, though, we built the tree houses off the ground (which means more stairs)...

Toronto, Ontario
Reviewed 27 January 2016

Had a lovely five days at the Aqua resort. Took advantage of spa treatments and yoga classes. Tree houses were lovely with monkeys and coloured birds for company and amusement. Accommodations offered quiet and privacy with outside and inside showers. Food is fresh and healthy. Fish and salads are especially good. Staff was very accommodating. However there are steps everywhere...

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

Dear Carole Ann, We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed staying in a Tree House "with monkeys and coloured birds for company and amusement!" We love our monkeys and birds! In fact, we work closely with Paso Pacifico, a non-profit conservation organization, to monitor the health of our howler and spider monkeys, and to build artificial nests for the...

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Reviewed 24 January 2016

This was one of the first "higher-end" resorts we stayed during our first year in Nicaragua...and I'm so glad we did! The beach is completely private and has everything you need: beautiful cove with clear, blue water; loungers (with cushions), kayaks, snorkel equipment, outdoor shower to rinse off, closeby restaurant/bar, and all-important shade trees. Another bonus are the free yoga...

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

Dear Alyssa, Thank you for the terrific review of Aqua! It sounds as if you enjoyed all the amenities that we are so proud of -- everything from the beach, complimentary yoga and water sports equipment and food, to the monkeys! If by saying this is your "first year in Nicaragua" you mean that you have moved down here, we...

Bryan, Texas
Reviewed 21 January 2016

We always try to escape to an idyllic place for our Christmas holidays, our daughter stumbled upon this resort. I found the resort exceptional in many ways. There are daily tours that you may take or spend the day on the beach enjoying the beauty of Redondo Bay. The suites are beautiful and we had the pleasure of daily visits...

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

Dear Lee, We are delighted that you selected Aqua for your family's Christmas holidays -- and that you had such a wonderful time! How nice that you found the staff so accommodating, the food delicious, the massages terrific -- and visits by the monkeys magical! We hope to see you at Aqua again soon! Best, Sharon

Newton, Massachusetts
Reviewed 19 January 2016

Very cool location - Accommodating staff - New things to do every day. I stayed here for four days with a group of friends and there was never a dull or negative moment. The local wildlife was everywhere and we were lucky enough to see rays, monkeys, adorable striped mammals, butterflies, parrots, iguanas, even baby sea turtles. All the food...

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

Dear Xulia, I'm glad to hear that you found plenty of things to do at Aqua, and that you and your friends had a totally positive experience. You really did see lots of animals -- magical, isn't it? It's a testament to the friendliness of the staff that they arranged for your group to visit a nearby town when you...

Reviewed 16 January 2016 via mobile

Beautiful rooms, amaaaaaaazingly friendly and accommodating staff, sheltered beach cove. Happened upon a variety of marine life during our stay- manta rays, sea urchins, glowing algae, hatching baby sea turtles if you're lucky! Couldn't recommend highly enough

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

Thank you, Renee, for the glowing review of Aqua! And how cool that you were at Aqua when the algae in the bay was glowing at night. It's magical! Come back soon! Best, Sharon

Austin, Texas
Reviewed 16 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 15 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 15 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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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Breakfast included
  • 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: $272 - $471 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Aqua Wellness Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 50
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Aqua Wellness Hotel Playa Gigante
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“Some rooms have pools and some dont, so make sure you specify if you want one in your reservation.”
  • Pool in the room
 of 5 bubbles ZeebaLifedotcom, 26 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room with sea view, high up, and with a pool attached. more expensive, but worth it!!”
 of 5 bubbles 604yairl, 24 Mar 2017 | Read review
“get a room with a pool”
 of 5 bubbles 399ar, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Request Ocean View Rooms Luxury Suite (not too high up)”
 of 5 bubbles 57delilahn, 7 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Urraca was great because it was right on the beach”
 of 5 bubbles 498sarinag, 26 Feb 2017 | Read review
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