Relaxing, pampered....close to perfection Posted Oct 23, 2013
My stay at Live Aqua was close to perfection... My hotel chains of choice is usually Omni and Four Seasons. But when I found this deal on Travelocity at Live Aqua, I thought I would give it a try. I was not disappointed...and actually pleasantly surprised. This hotel has everything plus it is an adult only all inclusive. Room: very clean, large, comfy bed with luxurious bedding, breathtaking view from ocean view room, fair size bedroom with separate tub and shower in the bathroom. Restaurant: 4 restaurants to choose from plus sushi bar and a coffee bar. The restaurants are included in the all inclusive. However, there are "upgraded" menu items like lobster and lamb that are offered for extra $. We liked MB although the portions were small. The breakfast buffet selection at Siete was good. If you choose to do dinner at Siete, go for the Mexican dinner menu over the dinner buffet. There is one restaurant that is not included in the all inclusive. We passed on this since we were happy with the inclusive options. We do not drink alcohol, so cannot comment. Pool: I vote this hotel has the best pools. The pool area is just like the pictures. Sprawling, 7 pools with different temperatures. And if you get tired of the pool, just walk down a few steps to get to the white sand beach. We were there Monday through Friday in October so there were plenty of poolside/beach chairs and umbrellas to choose from. Poolside service was great with bringing drinks and lunch. Service: Live Aqua has the friendliest staff ever...from David at check in finding us an upgraded room on a higher floor, Aaron bring our bags up and giving us tips about restaurants and what we can do at the resort, very attentive restaurant and poolside waiters, to the friendly concierge staff. Excursion suggestion: do not pass up going to Xplr. You will not regret it. The zip lines are amazing! The only reason Live Aqua was not perfection was the noise outside the hotel room. This hotel does not have carpeting. Sound travels down the hallway corridor. You can hear conversations and doors slamming outside the room. One night, the guests in the next room had their music blasting. However, the night manager came up and took care of our noisy neighbor within 15 minutes. Bottom line: great hotel, excellent guest services in all areas, highly recommended.