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calgary
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38 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

I just spent 6 nights at this resort. I traveled with a group for a wellness retreat and the setting was spectacular. The restaurant staff went above and beyond in their kindness especially Carlos, Eddy and Jenny. The room i stayed in had a partial ocean view and a plunge pool which was so enjoyable. The A/C in the room... More 

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

Dear AvidTravelerCalgary, Thank you for your great review of Aqua. We're so glad to hear that you found the staff kind and helpful, and that you called them out by name. I'm sure that Carlos, Eddy and Jenny will be thrilled! You were right on about the monkeys and birds that can wake you early, and I'm glad you didn't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

This trip was highly recommended by a close friend so we were even more excited for the experience! We were greeted promptly after our arrival by our driver, Edwin. He was very eager to drive us safely to the resort and to share some local information. Once we arrived at the resort, this really energetic young man "Jose" welcomed us... More 

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

Thank you for your beautiful review of Aqua. We're so glad to hear that you found the resort fabulous and the staff so helpful. I love what you said, "We certainly recommend this resort for those that are interested in relaxing, meditate, enjoy the nature, great customer service and be at peace!" We hope to see you at Aqua again... More 

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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

I'd say 95% of the reviews about this place are accurate. With that being said, I went on a Wellness trip with 16 women. The rooms were above my expectations. New, clean, air conditioning was working at full capacity! The resort is literally in nature's Wonderland! You must like lizards, birds, monkeys, kinkajous, small skunks and raccoons. They are constantly... More 

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

Wow, KellyannB, can we use your Trip Advisor review as an ad for Aqua?!! You really captured what the resort and total experience is all about. Thank you for mentioning the friendly and helpful staff by name -- it will make their day! We hope to see you at Aqua again soon! Best, Sharon More 

Cumbria, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015 via mobile

We were upgraded on arrival to a luxury suite right at the top of the resort. The room was comfortable and well appointed. On the plus side the views were terrific and we were level with the howler monkeys, and on the minus side it was a sweaty hike up from the restaurant/beach, but it was nice to be far... More 

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

Dear Sheila H, So glad you spent the last days of your Nicaragua vacation at Aqua! As you mentioned, one of the benefits of having a Tree House up high on the hill is the amazing view -- and being up close and personal with the howler monkeys. But, agreed, it is a hike to get up there. Think of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

A beautiful romantic resort with all the ingredients for a perfect "glamping" (glamorous camping) experience. A private cove overlooking the Pacfic, extravagant treehouse-style lodging offering a little glimpse into the lifestyle in the tropics, a variety of outdoors activities (yoga sessions with a view, many trail and beach running routes, paddle boarding at sunset, and kayaking), restaurant overlooking the water,... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

an amazing hotel, barefoot luxury as the manager calls it. Wooden houses on top of trees over an amazing p[rivate beach. we travelled with our 2 daughters, 16 and 18 . we were lodged on a luxury beach suite w private pool plus a tree house suite for the girls. This meant a house that was our room with a... More 

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

Dear Clara from Portugal, How wonderful to hear that you and your family came a long way from Portugal to get to Nicaragua, and that your stay at Aqua made it all worth it! I agree that it's an amazing experience for a family to share its own Tree House and to watch the monkeys and racoons playing around so... More 

Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Beautiful place and incredible staff!!! My sister and I spent a week at Aqua and wished we could have stayed longer. Aqua is the perfect getaway. The tree houses are all built out of beautiful wood materials with private pools, some surrounded by trees and others with ocean views. Incredible sunsets, amazing wildlife, and the sound of the ocean daily!... More 

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

Dear Ayumi-Delphine, We are so happy to hear that you and your sister enjoyed your week at Aqua. It's always great to know that our staff makes certain that guests have a great time! Please share your vacation photos on our Facebook page! And come back soon! Best, Sharon More 

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69 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

I traveled here with 2 of my girlfriends for a few days away from it all. We booked the luxury beachfront treehouse. It was the most expensive one on the property and while it was definitely beachfront, I think we would've been okay with some of the other luxury treehouses because our view was blocked by the trees since we... More 

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

Dear Nibbler 77, Thanks for the thorough review about your recent stay at Aqua. It sounds like you loved just about everything -- the tree houses, the tranquility, the beach, the yoga, the spa, the food...We're so glad!! Please know that we are doing intensive training with our F&B staff to improve the speed of service during busy times, and... More 

Laguna Beach, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

Amazing! Amazing! Amazing. Set in the midst of the selva forests of central Pacific Nicaragua, stair-stepping down a sleep canyon slope. Views of distant surf breaks, the private protected bay, with families of howler monkeys as morning and evening visitors. Star-filled skies, day-long breezes and an icy plunge pool to temper the summer heat. Had Villa Alacari - top of... More 

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

Dear Cooper Design, It means a lot to us at Aqua that you found your experience "Amazing, amazing, amazing!" It sounds as if you really got what Aqua is all about -- great ocean views, cozy Tree Houses with plunge pools, fun water sports, howler monkeys right outside your window and so much more. You are right -- the higher... More 

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22 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 via mobile

We reserved three nights at one of the forest view tree houses (their most affordable option) and ended up staying five. The accommodation was excellent! We had no ocean view but howler monkey view ;-) and it was only 80 steps of stairs away from a beautiful private beach. The food in the restaurant was very good. The massage was... More 

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

Dear ChriguL, Thank you for the insightful review. We are delighted you enjoyed Aqua's tree houses, private beach, spa, food -- and monkeys! We are working hard to iron out glitches in our service and hope that the next time you come to Aqua, you find it's 5-star in all regards! Best, Sharon More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • 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
Location: Nicaragua > Rivas Department > Playa Redonda
Price Range: $171 - $434 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Aqua Wellness Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 50
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