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Aqua Oceanfront Resort and Residences at Redonda Bay

1 Redonda Bay, Playa Redonda, Tola 48500 Nicaragua
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What you can expect during your stay
  • 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 05/21/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 05/21/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


2022 Travelers' Choice Best of the Best
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 Coffee
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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Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Chinese and 3 more
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Sasha G wrote a review May 4
Bragg Creek27 contributions33 helpful votes
We had a very peaceful (last minute) stay at the property for our 10 year anniversary. A friend basically set up the whole thing for us. We stayed in the Xenia cabana which is probably the best spot on the property. We were able to bring our newly rescued pup with us (and left the others at home). This took a lot of stress off of us having it be pet friendly. Accommodations were comfortable, the mattress was lovely. We absolutely adore private plunge pools so, this sold the whole stay for us. We are full time residents of the country, but this little staycation was really lovely. Not too far from home either. We were able to sample the massage - OMG - the best deep tissue in the country, hands down. Yes, the property has been in a state of neglect for a while, but they are working hard at making a lot of repairs which we saw. We think for the price we paid (which was not website price), there was value. The team did their best to offer vegan options as we are both vegan, which we weren't that happy with to be honest. That being said, it's really hard to get it right...so we hope they keep working at it because having really great healthy, plant-based options should be top priority at a health resort. The do have a separate vegan/vegetarian menu - so ask for it. It's new, and super exciting to see. We would 110% return. This time we would make use of the really cool separated kitchen to cook some of our own meals. We have to mention that the staff created an absolutely breathtaking, romantic dinner for 2 on the beach (that neither one of us has ever done) including a beach bonfire and a bottle of champagne. So thoughtful, we really did appreciate it. Thank you for a too short, but just right trip. We will be back.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Room Tip: Pick the Xenia if money is no object - the best!
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Alma T S wrote a review Apr 2022
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Don't hesitate and book here. It was the best family vacay we had in the past years. The beach was all for ourselves, all is ecological, the staff was polite and the restaurant is at the beach. The food is really tasty, with all the tropical flavors, great Nicaraguan cusine.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Room Tip: All the trehouses are exquisite, but the ones with oceanview was amazing
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DCTravelGuru2012 wrote a review Mar 2022
Washington DC, District of Columbia1 contribution
We had an excellent time, and the place was wonderful. The weather really helped, as we had sunny skies for 3 days straight. The staff were so helpful, and friendly too. The food & drinks were really good, and at a very reasonable price. We WILL return again soon!
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Denise wrote a review Mar 2022
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Must go!! This place is amazing. The accommodations are 10 ⭐️. The people were so wonderful from the check in the spa fun times on the beach and the coconuts bar food and drinks were great. I cannot say enough about this place. Aqua is a must see and the monkeys and yoga were also pretty cool. We will definitely go back!! The sunsets are breathtaking. 💯
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled
Andrew McIver wrote a review Mar 2022
1 contribution
This is a fabulous spot with amazing staff and lovely facilities. Clearer menu and better range of food would be the only improvement Relaxing clean beach, beautiful view, friendly Can't wait to go back!
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Date of stay: March 2022
Lindsay Hart wrote a review Feb 2022
New York City, New York2 contributions2 helpful votes
I surprised my boyfriend with a 6 day visit to Aqua Resort and we absolutely loved every second of it! We're pretty frequent travelers and Aqua is definitely a gem. Staying here is such a special experience - the treehouse villas and views throughout the property are stunning. If you love nature and wildlife, this is the place for you. Nicaragua is a breathtakingly beautiful country and we often had the pristine beach to ourselves! Every single person we encountered during our stay was so kind and I can't stress how amazing the staff is. They all went above and beyond to welcome us and make our stay extra memorable. Our first evening began with Jamie at their restaurant for dinner, who not only gave us impeccable service throughout our entire stay but also became a friend that I'll remember forever. Aqua's manager Martin instantly greeted us with his amazing energy and hospitality, thank you for taking such great care of us and going the extra mile to make Jade's birthday special! Shoutout to Dina, Crystal. Caero, Jonathan, and Romel who were so kind and attentive (thank you for practicing our Spanish with us!) We explored a bit between Redonda Bay and Gigante, including an awesome hike up Pie del Gigante, monkey scouting, and releasing baby turtles (thank you Haban and Will!) We 100% recommend taking advantage of the activities Aqua offers! Thank you Aqua for the perfect birthday escape! We felt so relaxed and at home. Book your next stay here, I promise you won't regret it :)
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Date of stay: February 2022
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: We absolutely adored our villa Sapote LS, perfect for a couple! Complete with a full kitchen,...
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Nica L wrote a review Jan 2022
Massachusetts2 contributions1 helpful vote
Great resort for American families. Staff is super helpful, speaks English and unlike other resorts we have visited smiles and truly cares about the guests. The villas are well appointed and beach is spectacular with kayaks, comfortable lounge furniture and the beach bar with nightly bonfire and live entertainment. We will definitely be back.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled
robertjbh wrote a review Dec 2021
17 contributions3 helpful votes
Aqua is fantastic. The setting is mind-blowing. It sits within a large tract of coastal tropical dry forest teeming with wildlife such as howler monkeys, raccoons, iguanas, hummingbirds, butterflies, raptors and all sort of other birds and animals. Word of warning though, if you are an wildlife enthusiast like me, DO NOT BRING BINOCULARS TO NICARAGUA. Customs will confiscate them on arrival and it is extremely difficult to get them back. The villas and cabins at Aqua sit on pillars within this forest so you feel immersed in nature, secluded (from the outside world and other guests) and there is a very tranquil atmosphere. The exception to this was the Friday and Saturday nights we were there, when there were a couple of weddings with loud, amplified music, though not so loud that we couldn't sleep. The beach at the bottom of the resort is just as beautiful as it appears in pictures, is clean, peaceful and great for swimming etc. There's plenty of wildlife to see from the beach too, including pelicans, vultures, frigate birds, hermit crabs and of course turtles (depending on hatching dates). There was a turtle hatch out while we were there. This was so special and memorable. I was really impressed with how the general manager and security team sprung into action to collect the baby turtles so that they didn't get lost on the rocks and could be released further down the beach.  I would, however, suggest that if possible they try to find a way to minimise light sources on the beach during evenings when turtles are hatching as they are confused and misdirected by the lights. The cabins and grounds are well-kept so everything is neat, tidy and clean and there is absolutely minimal contact with less desirable creepy-crawlies, which is particularly impressive given the natural setting. There are plenty of activities. Horseriding over to Gigante was good fun, massages in the spa were excellent and very good value and private yoga lessons on the deck were superb. The food at the beach bar was delicious and reasonably priced given the quality and the fact that they have a monopoly on the location. I have been to hotels where you feel they are exploring their 'captive' audience - this was definitely not the case at Aqua. The staff were all extremely polite, friendly and helpful (as with pretty much everyone we came across in Nicaragua). Communication from the front desk was a little sporadic - sometimes very responsive and proactive, sometimes requiring follow up from us. This didn't compromise our enjoyment of our stay though, and all the desk staff were very nice like everyone else. The final thing to say us that Aqua is absolutely incredible value. As far as a can tell the offer is comparable to other places in Nicaragua and Costa Rica that charge twice or three times the nightly rate, or the same as places where the experience couldn't possibly match that at Aqua. Thanks again for a wonderful stay!
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Traveled
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Response from Aqua Reservations, Ventas at Aqua Oceanfront Resort and Residences at Redonda Bay
Responded Dec 26, 2021
Dear Robert, Thank you for choosing Aqua Oceanfront Resort for your getaway in the Emerald Coast. We’re glad we were able to accommodate you. I know your time is valuable and it means a lot that you took your time to share your experience and feedback with us, we are glad that you had a great time and we really appreciate when customers like you share their Aqua Experience with the world. We are sorry about your binoculars and the complicated process to get them back from customs; we know how important and valuable they are for you. Your comments will be shared with the team and taking in consideration in our efforts to continue working for the excellence in customer service. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future! Aqua Team
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cfrenz2015 wrote a review Nov 2021
New York City, New York30 contributions13 helpful votes
Myself and 7 friends went down for a 4 night stay at Aqua and had a fantastic time - the staff could not have been more friendly, including the GM Martin. Aqua does a great job with nightly activities on the weekend, including live music on Saturday's and a fire pit with marshmallow roasting a few days of the week. The accommodations were great - both of ours (Kinkajou and Yucca) had private pools and multiple bedrooms. The AC worked fantastic as well in the bedrooms which was a big plus. Aqua offers on-site activities which included a hike to the top of a nearby mountain that the group very much enjoyed. Additionally they set up a number of other activities including deep sea fishing, spa treatments (everyone in the group raved about them), and a private beach dinner. I would recommend Aqua to anyone traveling to the area and look forward to making it back, hopefully sometime soon!
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Response from Aqua Reservations, Ventas at Aqua Oceanfront Resort and Residences at Redonda Bay
Responded Nov 10, 2021
Dear valued customer Thank you for sharing your positive feedback regarding your stay at Aqua Oceanfront Resort and kind words for the team. We are glad that we were able to accommodate you and delighted to hear that you and the rest of the group enjoyed your stay with us. We also appreciate sharing your experience with the world and we are looking forward to welcoming you soon again, Sincerely Sales & Marketing Officer
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ayalagalilea wrote a review Nov 2021
1 contribution
The only thing it is that the people staying next to us was in our pool at noon and it was suppose to be private and because privacy and all the COVID-19 situation and we were with our baby we didn’t like that, I think that u should consider like a fence for the rooms with pool to avoid that besides that all perfect
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Date of stay: October 2021
Response from Aqua Reservations, Ventas at Aqua Oceanfront Resort and Residences at Redonda Bay
Responded Nov 10, 2021
Dear valued guest We are glad we were able to accommodate you, we understand your concerns, we appreciate your feedback and will definitely look into it. We hope you have a better experience in your future visit. Kind regards Aqua Team
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Frequently Asked Questions about Aqua Oceanfront Resort and Residences at Redonda Bay
Which popular attractions are close to Aqua Oceanfront Resort and Residences at Redonda Bay?
Nearby attractions include Playa Redonda (0.03 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Aqua Oceanfront Resort and Residences at Redonda Bay?
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 and Residences at Redonda Bay?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Aqua Oceanfront Resort and Residences at Redonda Bay?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Aqua Oceanfront Resort and Residences at Redonda Bay?
Yes, free parking, secured parking, and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Aqua Oceanfront Resort and Residences at Redonda Bay?
Conveniently located restaurants include Pili's Kitchen, Casa Ananas, and DownTown Iguana.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Aqua Oceanfront Resort and Residences at Redonda Bay?
Yes, guests have access to a rooftop pool, fitness classes, and yoga classes during their stay.
Does Aqua Oceanfront Resort and Residences at Redonda Bay have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Aqua Oceanfront Resort and Residences at Redonda Bay offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Aqua Oceanfront Resort and Residences at Redonda Bay have airport transportation?
Yes, Aqua Oceanfront Resort and Residences at Redonda Bay offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Aqua Oceanfront Resort and Residences at Redonda Bay 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 and Residences at Redonda Bay?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, Italian, Chinese, Portuguese, and Hebrew.