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Luxury Hotel Review: Aqua Wellness Resort, Emerald Coast Nicaragua @aquanicaragua

By Kach Umandap March 21st, 2016 Posted in Central America Travel Blog, Luxury Hotel Review, Travel Blog 22 Comments

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.

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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!

Aqua Wellness Resort Nicaragua

You can check details and latest rates on Booking.com, Expedia or Agoda or visit their website directly.

Don’t just take our word for it though, check out their reviews on TripAdvisor

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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.

Resort Cottage in Aqua Wellness Resort Nicaragua

Other options of accommodation are a Tree House Studio (minus kitchen), plus  Tree Houses with two or three bedrooms for larger groups.

Kitchen in Aqua Wellness Resort Nicaragua

Resort Cottage in Aqua Wellness Resort Nicaragua

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Resort Cottage in Aqua Wellness Resort Nicaragua

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

– A/C

– wifi

– room cell phone

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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.

Aqua Wellness Resort Nicaragua

Although remote and peaceful, Nicaragua’s international airport is only a two-hour drive away (or 20 minutes for visitors arriving by helicopter…!)

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

Aqua Wellness Resort Nicaragua

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.

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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!

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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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22 thoughts on “Luxury Hotel Review: Aqua Wellness Resort, Emerald Coast Nicaragua @aquanicaragua

  1. How much are drinks at aqua ?
    And how much are the meals?

    If you want to cook a meal / where do you get groceries?

  2. Love the simply yet looks so fresh food offering. everything in this resort is so calm and that what an accommodation should be.

  3. This is really perfect after long hours of travel. Just to lay your body to the comfy bed or to go to the yoga hub.

  4. Omg! You’ve been in paradise! You are so lucky to be sponsored a trip in such beautiful place. I can only imagine how serene and relaxing the resort is!

  5. WOAHH!!!! the place looks so serene and perfect. The interior is the second thing I like here. It’s so rustic yet classy at the same time.

  6. Such a lovely place. Looking at it is relaxing already. This is indeed a perfect place to bond with your family and friends,

  7. Oh, this is the life! It must have been so relaxing. I’m so intrigued to see the whole of the private plunge pool. It looks like it’s for one but I wonder how big it is.

  8. That’s what I call a dream holiday destination ! The beach looks breath taking , like these travel magazine images . The acommodation as well , top deal ! Nicaragua , hm , I never expected it to be that stunning.

  9. Grabeee this is so beautiful! I never had a chance to stay on a tree house and this is not your typical tree house. It’s luxurious. With a lovely view!

  10. Just from the two photos above, I already fell in love with the resort. I would love to have a getaway there too someday with my family. I’d love the outdoor pool and the fact that it’s a treehouse. Looks really quiet and relaxing there so I can just imagine how fun it was for you to be able to stay there.

    Great review!

  11. Wow. I had to share thi son y FB page. This is a place I could see myself spending a week in. Oh my. The tree house is amazing. I love the outdoors. Thanks for sharing

  12. This seems a stunning place. However, if I find myself in Nicaragua, I don’t think I’ll be staying here. I won’t be forced to go out and see the actual beauty of Nicaragua outside of a high-end resort. Thanks for the information, though. By the way, we also have something similar to this in El Nido resorts.

  13. What a stunning place. It looks cool and airy. Perfect for communing with nature without sacrifing the amenities.

  14. The Aqua Wellness Resort sounds brilliant, somewhere you could experience the culture and unwind at the same time.

  15. This place looks gorgeous and somewhere I would love to be. Amazing views and fantastic interior for a getaway!

  16. This looks so blissful. Your tree house rocks. Totally my kind of holiday and hotel. Love it!

  17. Gorgeous photos, Kach! I sure could use a week there! Seems like boutique wellness resort are becoming very popular. Yoga by the ocean sounds perfect. Did you feel fully rejuvenated?

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Written by Kach Umandap

Founder of Two Monkeys Travel Group. Since 2013, Kach has visited all the 7 continents (including Antarctica) and 151 countries using her Philippines Passport. In 2016, she bought a sailboat and went on sailing adventures with her two cats - Captain Ahab & Little Zissou in the Caribbean for 2 years. She now lives in Herceg Novi, Montenegro where she's enjoying her expat life and living on a gorgeous Stonehouse. She writes about her experiences traveling as a Filipina traveler with a PHL Passport. Also tips on backpacking trips, luxury hotel experiences, product reviews, sailing & adventure travel.