The leading spa travel website Spas of America today announced their annual ranking of the Top 100 Spas of 2012, based on consumer behavior on their website. “Spas offering authentic and personalized rejuvenation and wellness in beautiful outdoor settings continue to prove popular with North American spa consumers,” says Spas of America president Craig Oliver.
Aqua Wellness resort takes the eco concept to a luxury level. With stunning tree top villas that literally put you in the center of the action of a tropical rainforest (nothing like a resident Sloth to teach you how to kick back) each has an outdoor patio and plunge pool. With lava rock paths that [...]
Like a few things in my life, Taylor Swift deserves a bit of credit for my vacation to Nicaragua, or at the very least the idea for how I would write about my trip to the Aqua Wellness Resort in Redonda Bay. The resort, after all, was founded on the basic concept that true beauty respects [...]
Affordable, safe (believe it) and undiscovered (though not for long), Nicaragua is the next great eco-travel destination. F&W’s Jen Murphy checks out its wildlife and nightlife. Many of the new hotels in Nicaragua are promoting themselves as yoga and wellness spots, hosting retreats led by world-renowned gurus and offering all kinds of classes. One such [...]
If the booming eco-lodge business is any indication, Nicaragua’s moment might finally have arrived. In and around the coastal towns of San Juan del Sur and Maderas, new lodges like the Aqua Wellness Resort, the high-end (and soon-to-open) Mukul Resort and Jicaro Island Eco-Lodge are cropping up near old-time eco-lodges, like Morgan’s Rock Hacienda and Eco-Lodge. The food scene is getting [...]
Oxygen Magazine’s photograph of Grace on Aqua’s yoga platform has been published in this month’s edition. A popular fitness magazine, Oxygen will feature a picture of Grace, which highlights her balance and poise as a yogi as well as the peaceful atmosphere and beautiful vista on the yoga [...]
Original Article on TheStar.com by Carol Perehudoff SAN JUAN DEL SUR, NICARAGUA—“Is it safe?” people asked when I said I was going to Nicaragua. “I hope so,” I replied. According to my guidebook it’s the safest country in Central America. Yet now that I’m standing here on a bumpy back road in a tropical forest, [...]
An architect and real estate developer by trade, Mario Salinas Pasos is designing plans for Nicaragua to take its place among destinations that appeal to elite travelers. Recently Elite Traveler Editor-in-Chief caught up with the Minister of Tourism during his visit to the United States Tour Operator Association Annual Conference in Marco Island, Florida. ET: [...]