Luxury Hotel Review: Aqua Wellness Resort, Emerald Coast Nicaragua @aquanicaragua
This natural and secluded haven sits on a private cove just North of Costa Rica on the Emerald Coast, surround by lush, tropical greenery, built using sustainable materials and techniques by local people offering much work for the community. Being able to blend in to the forest that envelops the resort creates the perfect atmosphere for guests in search of meditation, yoga and massage therapy in an idyllic setting.
After 6 hours travelling I made it to this oceanside paradise just in time for the afternoon Yin Yoga class and immediately felt so inspired about our future yoga and massage resort! The friendly staff helped me with my heavy backpack and guided me to my magical home for the next few days and I instantly felt the stress of travelling disappear, thank you so much Aqua Nicaragua Wellness Resort for welcoming me here!
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The whole resort is made up of tree-house-like structures and my Tree House Suite was like a dream forest cottage. Furnished in a very sustainable yet elegant style, I absolutely loved swimming alone in my private plunge pool and lazing in the hammock while visualizing my future resort just like this one. I even had a whole fully fitted kitchen, although I didn’t use it and made the most of the delicious food in the restaurant instead.
Other options of accommodation are a Tree House Studio (minus kitchen), plus Tree Houses with two or three bedrooms for larger groups.
My Tree House Luxury Suite Featured:
– 550 square feet
– king bed
– writing desk
– ensuite bathroom with teak shower
– lounge area
– fully equipped kitchen
– outdoor deck space with rocking chairs
– private plunge pool
– room cell phone
From lazing on the gorgeous white-sand beach to world-class surfing this area provides so many options of activity. On your doorstop you will find amazing hikes, fishing and kayaking, and once you’re tired of watersports make a day-trip to the colonial city of Granada to take in the sights and sounds of its colourful streets. Costa Rica’s much cheaper neighbor has so much to offer and Aqua Resort is the ideal spot to base yourself to make the most of it all.
Although remote and peaceful, Nicaragua’s international airport is only a two-hour drive away (or 20 minutes for visitors arriving by helicopter…!)
Make use of the awesome yoga platform with open sides overlooking the ocean for the dream serene yoga experience, I was practicing both morning and afternoon! Aqua offers all guests free use of eco-friendly mats, straps, blankets and wooden blocks to be used in individual practice or in group class. And don’t worry if this is your first time trying yoga, all abilities are welcome.
Try out Aqua Spa’s signature treatment the “Organic Cacao Body Polish,” this scrub uses organic yoghurt, honey and Nicaraguan, to leave your skin hydrated and silky-smooth.
Aqua supports a local pre-school with very limited facilities and materials by being a member of Pack for a Purpose. When packing your suitcase save a little room for anything you may like to donate like pens, pencils, notebooks etc.
Set on the secluded beach of Redonda Bay, this place really is a must-visit! So far it’s my favorite beach in all the places I’ve ever been (we’ve visited many islands and beaches including the Maldives) but this place is beyond awesome, my suggestion is go now before it becomes really famous which I think will probably happen in the next few years!
The resort has some really special features as well as this white sand beach including a Spa with a single and double treatment room, yoga platform overlooking the sea, water sports equipment, beachside bar, hearth oven bakery and finally an impressive organic restaurant open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
I can’t imagine a better way to enjoy breakfast than gazing out over the pristine ocean following a morning yoga session; I wish I could start every day like this! Aqua’s Beachfront Restaurant is open-air and its dishes are entirely organic and hormone-free, sourced from local farmers and fishermen. They also offer a creative menu of freshly-squeezed smoothies and juices from tropical fruits and nuts (try the Funky Monkey), and coffee lovers will be treated to locally grown organic Nicaraguan coffee beans.
The extensive menu has something for all guests with international dishes among their Nicaraguan specialties; I loved the Churrasco which is a Nicaguaran barbeque. Also don’t miss pizza night on Thursdays! Guests with dietary requirements will also be specially catered for on request.
A really great experience here is the complimentary chocolate-making class as Nicaragua is known for its high quality cacao beans. Private classes can also be arranged for guests looking to learn more about healthy cooking, traditional Nicaraguan dishes and even raw-food cuisine.
What’s the secret of successful AND happy people? They meditate, visualize and take action! That’s exactly what the owners here at Aqua Wellness Resort have done in creating this unique, peaceful oasis allowing guests to come and learn about nature, yoga and meditation and sustainability. It’s clear that all of the staff here feel strongly about the importance of caring for their environment while welcoming guests to enjoy it and everything it has to offer, thank you for a truly amazing stay!
Note: This is a sponsored hotel stay with Aqua Wellness Resort, Nicaragua and all opinions and text are all mine! Thank you to everyone we met who helped to make this such a special experience.
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