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Aqua Wellness Resort

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1 Redonda Bay, Playa Gigante, Nicaragua
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

Had an amazing relaxing 5 day stay at Aqua. Very much off the beaten path and a great getaway. You can be as active as you want or just chill and relax on the beach at the beautiful resort. Peaceful, beautiful location, private and no crowds. Highly recommend the Spa services and morning yoga. The food at the restaurant is... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

So much fun. Tree houses provide a very unique experience. Clean and spacious. Restaurant food is tasty, but a little pricey. You can get much cheaper meals at Playa Gigante - the little town a short walk from Aqua. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Nightlife is sparse...live music would definitely be a plus and give guests something to do.... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We had an excellent 4 night stay here over spring break with our two children. One of the nicest rooms we have had with incredible views from our gorgeous plunge pool! The food was excellent, and the staff were outstanding… Would have been perfect if we had had air-con downstairs in our living area as well as the bedroom. We... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Beautiful place! Wanted to splurge a little bit after having stayed a few nights in places with only fans and not air condition. The grounds are amazing with amazing views of the beach. Beach is beautiful and not busy at all. Very relaxing. Our only downfall at this place was they forgot to give us our 30% discount since we... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Aqua Wellness is in a beautiful bay hidden amongst the lush jungle. We stayed in the Kinkajou Penthouse with sweeping views of Redonda Bay. Each day we enjoyed a dip in our plunge pool and watch the sun go down behind El Pie de Gigante. The villa itself was total luxury and perfectly romantic for our honeymoon. The restaurant and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Aqua Wellness Resort is an oasis in the jungle. The location is on a bay with lovely views of the surrounding coastline. The rooms are tucked throughout the hillside overlooking the water. The restaurant and beach are way below a series of stairways to the rooms. if you are in tip top shape the highest rooms have private treehouse living... More

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Managua, Nicaragua
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

The food is nowhere near to what they show in the publicity, there is no variety and if you're at the beach should offer more seafood. The area of the restaurant and the bar is too dark, to the point that you dont even know what you're eating, and you need more waiters for this area. The pools should at... More

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Management_AQUA, Manager at Aqua Wellness Resort, responded to this review

Hi KarluDel10, Thank you very much for taking the time to visit AQUA Nicaragua. We most certainly appreciate your feedback and thank you for acknowledging our staff in such a positive manner. We pride ourselves in training local Nicaraguans, and our guests often comment on the friendliness and helpfulness of our team members. Building capacity, providing meaningful employment, and offering... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Aqua Wellness Resort is a gem. Closest city is Revis, in which on your way I would recommend stopping in town at Padi (grocery store) to load up on some neat little items. Snacks, soda, rum, ....extra goodies as the tree houses come equipped with kitchens. Manager Andrew has a great little place and his wife was at the time... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

We stayed for 2 nights at Aqua Wellness and it was just perfect. The location was idyllic and accomodation was beautiful. It is quite out of the way and probably wouldn't be able to stay for more than 2/3 nights but extremely relaxing. The food was good and service attentive without being intrusive. The wildlife is amazing with monkeys, snakes,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

I spent four nights at Aqua during April (the tail end of the dry season). The service was excellent and the staff was engaging, friendly and wonderful. I took the Nica cooking classes and the short hike from the beach to the viewpoint looking down the coast and highly recommend both experiences. My room was beautiful and I loved the... More

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Address: 1 Redonda Bay, Playa Gigante, Nicaragua
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Location: Nicaragua > Rivas Department > Playa Gigante
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Aqua Wellness Resort 4*
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We are a luxury eco-resort with a focus on wellness. The yoga platform overlooks our private beach in protected Redonda bay. Accommodations are well appointed luxury treetop villas built with a dramatic vantage over the bay, full kitchens, private plunge pools, teak + Balinese showers and wraparound decks. ... more   less 
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