• Fri. Jun 24th, 2022

Hotel verification: Live Aqua Beach Resort Punta Cana, Dominican Republic: Business traveler United States

All-inclusive and adults-only, this new Caribbean resort promises stylish relaxation and beachfront entertainment

WHERE IS IT? La Colección Resorts by Fiesta Americana, a distinctive collection of beach and urban resorts across Mexico, has opened its first all-inclusive Caribbean, adults-only property in the Dominican Republic, called Live Aqua Beach Resort Punta Cana.

Considered one of the most exclusive destinations in the Caribbean, Punta Cana boasts some of the region’s most pristine beaches and living coral reefs. The resort is located just 30 minutes from Punta Cana International Airport and 20 minutes from downtown Bavaro.

WHAT DOES IT LOOK LIKE? Chic, modern, elegant, and designed to inspire, the property’s stunning architecture and lush flora and fauna give way to an oasis of soothing comfort. The property’s beachfront location offers views of the turquoise Caribbean waves from many suites as well as the main pool, Mediterranean Huzur restaurant on the second floor and Mira Flores beachfront restaurant. for adults offers total relaxation combined with fun activities that will make you a kid again.

ROOM EQUIPMENT There are 347 avant-garde style suites available in eight different categories. Among the most luxurious are the Premium Swim-up Suites, Fuego Suites and Viento Suites with private rooftop terraces. Also in this category: the Tierra Suites with private pools and the three-story Luna Presidential Suite.

All avant-garde-style suites are generous in size, with contemporary furnishings, flat-screen TVs, large closets, wet bars with stocked refrigerators and Nespresso coffeemakers, as well as Jacuzzi tubs and / or private plunge pools . Bathrooms are spacious with two sinks, a private dresser, walk-in closet, and a huge glass shower with two rainfall showerheads. Amenities include Molton Brown bath products, handmade soaps, aromatherapy kit, fine linens, pillow menu, plush bathrobes, him and her flip flops, beach bag and rubber duck signature of Live Aqua. Of course, there is an excellent high speed internet connection throughout the property.

RESTAURANTS AND BARS Leave any preconceptions about all-inclusive food behind when you visit this resort. With seven restaurants and eight bars to choose from, celebrity chef Gerardo Rivera takes his patrons on a gastronomic adventure. Options include traditional Mexican and local Dominican dishes, as well as Mediterranean, Japanese, Italian, French, and Peruvian ceviches. And there’s a fun sports bar serving creative tapas. Guests can also enjoy the hotel’s daily programming, an evening bar-theater or dance the night away in the disco.

LEISURE FACILITIES The establishment has a superb spa, beauty salon and state-of-the-art gym. Guests can book a personal workout in the gym, a spinning class in the main pool, tennis, mini golf, volleyball or beach soccer. A tospa visit offers a sensory journey to help restore mind, body and spirit. Daily entry to the spa’s unisex hydrotherapy pool costs $ 30 and includes use of an elaborate water circuit, reflexology trail, aromatherapy experiential showers, steam room, and sauna. You can also choose from a variety of purifying body treatments, rejuvenating facials and healing massages.

Pro tip: Live Aqua recently signed an agreement with Natura Bissé to carry their prestigious range of products. Professional estheticians are happy to offer free consultations and recommendations.

BUSINESS AND MEETING FACILITIES The parent company of this hotel, Posadas, owns and operates more than 130 hotels while managing more than 300 SMEs and large accounts. They are therefore often the ideal solution for businesses and meeting rooms in Mexico and now in the Caribbean. This property has eight indoor meeting rooms, including a state-of-the-art theater that can accommodate up to 300 people. Also note the Aqua room with a capacity of 836 people. Indoor meeting spaces are complemented by spacious and attractive outdoor spaces that can accommodate events of any size. The property offers a “Travel with Confidence” program that includes on-site antigen testing, travel insurance, and the use of hospital grade 3M cleaning products to meet health and safety protocols.

VERDICT I would highly recommend this new resort to anyone looking for lavish accommodation, exquisite cuisine and an above average spa experience. It would also be a great place to work remotely, organize an incentive trip, or get together for a corporate retreat.

STRENGTHS OF THE PROPERTY Exterior design with an impressive 97,000 square feet of landscaped and linear pool areas all leading to a winding private beach

HOW MANY ROOMS? 347 suites

CONTACT Live Aqua Beach Resort Punta Cana, Carr. Uvero Alto Km 3.34, Punta Cana 23000, Dominican Republic; 800-343-7821; lacoleccionresorts.com/puntacana

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