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Aqua Oceanfront Resort

1 Redonda Bay, Tola, Rivas. San Juan del Sur, 25 km Sur, Playa Redonda 48500 Nicaragua
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 10/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


Located in the beautifully wild landscape of Nicaragua’s Pacific “Emerald Coast” with a private white-sand beach, our 44 luxurious treehouse villas dot Aqua’s forested hillside, which overlooks a private, white sandy beach. Some of the Tree House accommodations feature kitchens, and incredible plunge pools that make it difficult to even consider leaving the deck. 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. Wellness services such as spa treatments, yoga, and meditation, coupled with fresh and tasty international and Nicaraguan fare in our restaurant and beach bar, create an enjoyable “barefoot luxury” experience for guests. Eco-friendly practices are well ingrained in the Aqua experience, and for those who appreciate and support sustainable, environmentally friendly travel, this is where you want to book. Aqua surpasses the standards and services of other luxury resorts while operating in an environmentally responsible manner. The staff is accommodating and friendly. While Aqua’s peaceful seclusion is perfect for an off-the-grid escape, the resort offers adventure as well: You can hike a 300-foot cliff and rappel down, or learn to surf on neighboring Playa Gigante, both within walking distance of Aqua. If you want to venture out for a day, we can arrange for a boat excursion to one of Nicaragua’s best surf breaks for surfing, or to its deep-sea waters for fishing. Perhaps a round of golf, horseback riding, exploring Nicaragua’s famous lakes and volcanoes, or its colorful colonial city of Granada, just an hour and a half away. When you return to the resort just in time to enjoy a spectacular ocean sunset, you’ll discover why Aqua is Central America’s premier luxury resort.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Rooftop pool
Yoga classes
Bar / lounge
Books, DVDs, music for children
Valet parking
Pool with view
Private pool
Plunge pool
Yoga room
Fitness classes
Personal trainer
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Happy hour
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Horseback riding
Water sport equipment rentals
Bicycle tours
Canoeing offsite
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Photo copier / fax In business center
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Makeup services
Massage chair
Neck massage
Waxing services
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Additional bathroom
Coffee / tea maker
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
Dining area
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Seating area
Separate living room
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Electric kettle
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Rob707000 wrote a review Yesterday
Managua, Nicaragua1 contribution
Exceeded all expectations. Staff was courteous and hard working. I have stayed in many hotels in Nicaragua over the years and found service to be challenging but somehow Aqua is different. The villa was lovely and new beach bar is the kind of environment that brings you in and you don’t want to leave. Like the Eagles Hotel California, “you can check in but you can never leave.” With amazing views and first class luxury product. I would definitely recommend Aqua.
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Date of stay: October 2020
CubanSuperman wrote a review Nov 6
Ticuantepe, Nicaragua22 contributions2 helpful votes
Aqua is as luxury as one can find while staying in the tree tops with the pacific ocean a few steps away. I was amazed by how much effort and attention to detail was put and is continually put into every facet of this luxury jungle/mountain/beach resort. When one thinks of the prototypical Central American experience, look no further than Aqua. Aside from the breathtaking views, the private beach and restaurant makes this an all inclusive stay. The sincere customer service my wife and I received from the general manager Martín Serra and the owner Paul were more than I could have imagined. It was our anniversary weekend, and we were able to have a private lobster dinner right on the beach, with just us, the stars, and the hermit crabs. Luxury, relaxation, and serenity are what stand out above all else, but wow, that scenery really has to be experienced to be believed. One would think that being in a jungle/beach there might be some uncleanliness to deal with, but not at all. The cleaning crew went above and beyond. Their restaurant and menu is top of the grade, as is their head server Silvio, who made that romantic dinner so special with his decorations and attention. We stayed in the Sapote Treehouse, and were even lucky enough to be greeted by howler monkeys. I highly recommend this for any and all gatherings and vacations. We went with our son and he also had a blast. The private swimming pool with a view that overlooked the bay was straight out of an instagram post.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Response from Aqua Reservations, Ventas at Aqua Oceanfront Resort
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Aqua friend Thank you for sharing your positive feedback regarding your stay at Aqua Oceanfront Resort. We are glad that we were able to accommodate you and we are very delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. We also appreciate your kind words for the team and we are looking forward to welcoming you back at Aqua in the near future. All the best! Aqua Team
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Dario R wrote a review Oct 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
We are an Argentinean/Italian surfer couple currently living in Nicaragua, we love going to aqua to chill and enjoy the ocean in a different way. Super calm waters perfect for diving and kayaking, and the most important is that the beach has shade to hang out there all day while enjoying a very personalized service difficult to find in Nica. My favorite thing also is that they support local artists almost every Saturday with live music! You should defenetly check this out!
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Aqua Reservations, Ventas at Aqua Oceanfront Resort
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Aqua friend, We're so happy you had a great time with us in Aqua. It's wonderful that Aqua Oceanfront Reosrt has helped to creat such good memories for you and your family. Thanks you for your visit and for your trust and we appreciate very much sharing your experience with others. All the best and we hope to welcome you again at Aqua. Aqua Team
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Mirian wrote a review Oct 2020
1 contribution
This was a beautiful location, with a very warm, homey feel. Paul was very helpful and involved, I loved staying here. The beach is a dreamlike bay, where it is nice and easy to swim and snorkel. Cannot wait to go back!!
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
Response from Aqua Reservations, Ventas at Aqua Oceanfront Resort
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Aqua friend, We're so happy you had a fantastic time with us! It's wonderful that Aqua Oceanfront Reosrt has made such a difference for you. Thanks for your trust, we're thankful for amazing customers like you. We hope to see you again soon! Aqua Team
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Jia Garth wrote a review Sep 2020
Nicaragua1 contribution
Can't wait for my next visit, this place It's just magical and peaceful. It feels like you home just with some satisfying views. ☑ Friendly staff ☑ Magical views ☑ Great deals ☑ Private beach ☑ Rooms have everything you need, specially the Luxury suites ( Kitchen with all equipments to make your own meals, private bathrooms, pool).
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Aqua Reservations, Ventas at Aqua Oceanfront Resort
Responded Sep 11, 2020
Dear Aqua special guest, We are glad that you had a wonderful time at Aqua. Thank you for sharing your review. We are so happy we had you with us. We hope to see you again soon again again and again! All the best Aqua Team
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Frequently Asked Questions about Aqua Oceanfront Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Aqua Oceanfront Resort?
Nearby attractions include Playa Redonda (0.03 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Aqua Oceanfront Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Aqua Oceanfront Resort?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Aqua Oceanfront Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Aqua Oceanfront Resort?
Yes, free parking, secured parking, and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Aqua Oceanfront Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Pili's Kitchen, Restaurante Casa maderas, and Casa Ananas.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Aqua Oceanfront Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a rooftop pool, fitness classes, and yoga classes during their stay.
Does Aqua Oceanfront Resort have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Aqua Oceanfront Resort offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Aqua Oceanfront Resort located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.02 miles away from the center of Playa Redonda.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Aqua Oceanfront Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, Italian, Chinese, Portuguese, and Hebrew.
Does Aqua Oceanfront Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.