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1 Redonda Bay, Tola,
1-844-663-2269

Recent guest reviews

It is a very beautiful peace of land. However, it is missing a couple of things in order to make it great. There is no main pool where anyone can go to. Although it has a private beach, it is hard to go into the sea during the day because it is really rocky. A pool would be great to relax during the day when it is very hot. It could be a good place for interacting with other guests.

If you are looking for a place to unplug and spend time in reflection, this is your place. Perfect for the person who loves the outdoors. The food is great and there is a good variety. If you like to read in the evening, bring a reading light for your book. Don't bring all of your electronic devices...Take this time to hear the waves and appreciate the slower pace and the silence.

My wife and I (both in our early thirties, no children) spent 8 days in Aqua. We were in Urraca Treehouse, which was literally on the beach. My first bit of advice is that staying close to the beach is ideal (vs. further up the hill). Given the limited activities (by design) you'll probably spend most of your time on the beach, in the restaurant (food/drinks), and yoga - and the latter two are also on the beach path, so by staying on the beach you'll avoid walking up and down the resort all the time (unless you take the path over to Gigante, which we did several times; there was a small grocery store there and we surfed a few times on the next beach over, called Amarillo). Overall, the property is amazing. The rooms are comfortable (albeit quite tiny, at least the treehouses). WiFi was spotty in the room, but excellent at the restaurant. The private beach is great for swimming and kayaking (provided free of charge); very few rocks as well. To be clear, you go here to unplug - if you're looking for non-stop activities and nightlife, look elsewhere. The days are spent on the beach / surfing / exploring, and dinners typically wind down by 9 the latest. You'll see monkeys in the trees and fish jumping in the sea. The food at the restaurant was very good, but you'll cycle through everything within a week. The one thing to highlight is the staff - VERY friendly, very accommodating, and excellent English; we could not be more pleased. To be objective, there are also some areas of improvement. Rooms are tiny. We basically had a studio with a wine fridge (that never cooled below 50 F); being from NYC, it wasn't a foreign concept to us, but given the price point, I was a bit surprised (then again, you won't spend much time in the rooms). We also didn't understand the "value" of the meal plans. We're pretty good at math, but for what they charge per day, we couldn't figure out a way to make it economical vs. paying for everything a la carte (you'd think there would be a discount for locking people into a meal plan?). Lastly, the bill tracking is quite poor. There were reviews on other sites that suggested visitors check their bill upon checkout, but it's very difficult to spot inconsistencies. We did immediately notice/dispute two "laundry" charges that we never used, but otherwise we had to trust them. Advice to mgmt: guests should be able to take a copy of the receipt they sign at the restaurant! There are already multiple copies, but apparently not one for the guest to take - this doesn't make sense and it's the only way for guests to "check" that they're being billed accurately upon checkout. Some other random things worth sharing: the resort is about 2 hr 15 min from the airport (Aqua can arrange a transfer); dress code is causal (sandals, shorts at dinner was acceptable); every room has a cooler of filtered water (replaced as often as needed); A/C worked great at night; amenities in the bathroom were typical; safes in each room; plenty of beach towels are provided; villas have proper kitchens but the treehouses only have a small wine fridge (we used for water, beer and some chocolate :) We felt very safe on the property as well. Overall, we would definitely recommend to our friends, so long as the expectations are to unplug and unwind! Thanks, Aqua, for a great stay and introduction to Nicaragua!

1 Redonda Bay Tola

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa
  • Private beach

Located in Playa La Redonda within a short walk of Gigante Beach, Aqua Oceanfront Resort is within 2 miles (3 km) of Playa Amarillo. This 50-room, 4-star resort has outdoor private spa tubs along with a private beach and a full-service spa.


Dining

Enjoy a leisurely bite to eat at Onda, the resort's onsite restaurant. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service. For your convenience, a full breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 7:30 AM to 11:00 AM.


Rooms

All 50 individually decorated accommodations feature sitting areas. Guests can expect to find free WiFi. Bathrooms offer rainfall showers and free toiletries, and Tempur-Pedic beds with Egyptian cotton sheets ensure a restful night. Other standard amenities include outdoor private spa tubs, refrigerators, and coffee makers.


Property features

At Aqua Oceanfront Resort, guests have access to a private beach, a full-service spa, and free WiFi in public areas. For transportation, you can make use of an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for NIO 4320 per room one way, as well as an area shuttle for a fee. The front desk has multilingual staff that can help with tours or tickets, dry cleaning/laundry, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach resort include conference space, wedding services, and a garden.

Room options

Tree House Studio, Resort View

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Luxury House

1 King Bed, 1 Queen Bed and 2 Double Beds | Sleeps 8

Luxury Suite, Ocean View

1 King Bed | Sleeps 5

Tree House Studio, Ocean View

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Aqua Oceanfront Resort

Everyone (2) Couples (1)
4

beautiful but could be better

Everyone

It is a very beautiful peace of land. However, it is missing a couple of things in order to make it great. There is no main pool where anyone can go to. Although it has a private beach, it is hard to go into the sea during the day because it is really rocky. A pool would be great to relax during the day when it is very hot. It could be a good place for interacting with other guests.

By , from toronto on Apr 3, 2017

4

serenity found here

Everyone

If you are looking for a place to unplug and spend time in reflection, this is your place. Perfect for the person who loves the outdoors. The food is great and there is a good variety. If you like to read in the evening, bring a reading light for your book. Don't bring all of your electronic devices...Take this time to hear the waves and appreciate the slower pace and the silence.

By , from Amarillo, TX on Jan 29, 2017

4

beautiful setting with very friendly staff

Couples

My wife and I (both in our early thirties, no children) spent 8 days in Aqua. We were in Urraca Treehouse, which was literally on the beach. My first bit of advice is that staying close to the beach is ideal (vs. further up the hill). Given the limited activities (by design) you'll probably spend most of your time on the beach, in the restaurant (food/drinks), and yoga - and the latter two are also on the beach path, so by staying on the beach you'll avoid walking up and down the resort all the time (unless you take the path over to Gigante, which we did several times; there was a small grocery store there and we surfed a few times on the next beach over, called Amarillo). Overall, the property is amazing. The rooms are comfortable (albeit quite tiny, at least the treehouses). WiFi was spotty in the room, but excellent at the restaurant. The private beach is great for swimming and kayaking (provided free of charge); very few rocks as well. To be clear, you go here to unplug - if you're looking for non-stop activities and nightlife, look elsewhere. The days are spent on the beach / surfing / exploring, and dinners typically wind down by 9 the latest. You'll see monkeys in the trees and fish jumping in the sea. The food at the restaurant was very good, but you'll cycle through everything within a week. The one thing to highlight is the staff - VERY friendly, very accommodating, and excellent English; we could not be more pleased. To be objective, there are also some areas of improvement. Rooms are tiny. We basically had a studio with a wine fridge (that never cooled below 50 F); being from NYC, it wasn't a foreign concept to us, but given the price point, I was a bit surprised (then again, you won't spend much time in the rooms). We also didn't understand the "value" of the meal plans. We're pretty good at math, but for what they charge per day, we couldn't figure out a way to make it economical vs. paying for everything a la carte (you'd think there would be a discount for locking people into a meal plan?). Lastly, the bill tracking is quite poor. There were reviews on other sites that suggested visitors check their bill upon checkout, but it's very difficult to spot inconsistencies. We did immediately notice/dispute two "laundry" charges that we never used, but otherwise we had to trust them. Advice to mgmt: guests should be able to take a copy of the receipt they sign at the restaurant! There are already multiple copies, but apparently not one for the guest to take - this doesn't make sense and it's the only way for guests to "check" that they're being billed accurately upon checkout. Some other random things worth sharing: the resort is about 2 hr 15 min from the airport (Aqua can arrange a transfer); dress code is causal (sandals, shorts at dinner was acceptable); every room has a cooler of filtered water (replaced as often as needed); A/C worked great at night; amenities in the bathroom were typical; safes in each room; plenty of beach towels are provided; villas have proper kitchens but the treehouses only have a small wine fridge (we used for water, beer and some chocolate :) We felt very safe on the property as well. Overall, we would definitely recommend to our friends, so long as the expectations are to unplug and unwind! Thanks, Aqua, for a great stay and introduction to Nicaragua!

By on Mar 30, 2014

Aqua Oceanfront Resort

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