Cancun’s stylish adults-only getaway
335 Rooms / 36 Suites
The first look into the lobby of Live Aqua Cancun All Inclusive Adults Only should tell you everything you need to know about this luxury all-inclusive — there are sleek water features, cozy sitting areas and panoramic windows looking out over the central gardens and the ocean beyond.
In other words, it’s a modern, adults-only hotel that aims to pamper you stylishly. Live Aqua’s signature aromatherapy collection gives off hints of scents like citrus or eucalyptus, evoking different moods as you move from one area of the hotel to the next. And there are a lot of areas to get to, from the luxe spa and buzzy restaurants to the serene pools and myriad beach activities.
Speaking of scents, you can also choose the one you’re in the mood for from an in-room aromatherapy menu, one of several amenities featured in guest rooms. You’ll also find sleek, contemporary furnishings clad in dark woods, Egyptian cotton sheets, luxe bathrooms and in many of the rooms, great views of the water.
Those booking Aqua Club rooms and on of the 36 suites have access to the fifth-floor Aqua Club, which has sweeping views of the Caribbean and special amenities like Internet access and use of a private lecture room. An upgrade to the signature Aqua Suite gives you an open space with a living area, personal terrace and circular Jacuzzi tub.
The intimately designed Spa Aqua provides an extensive menu of high-end massages and treatments, as well as facilities like a sauna, a steam room, eucalyptus inhalation and hydro-reflexology, while the neighboring gym comes impressively equipped with the latest in workout technology.
The luxury hotel boasts one of the top locations in Cancun’s famed Hotel Zone, directly across the street from La Isla Shopping Village (known by locals simply as Plaza La Isla) — this outdoor center ranks as a favorite spot for travelers and locals alike to enjoy luxury shopping at designer boutiques, unbelievable dining options and serene strolls along the lagoon at sunset.
The excitement of Punta Cancun with all its nightclubs, shopping and dining lies only five minutes north by city bus or by taxi. Of course, that’s assuming you want to tear yourself away from Live Aqua’s spectacular white sand beach.
The Pool and Beach
The beach area itself represents a world of whites and blues: the Caribbean Sea with ever-intensifying azure and cyan tones hit the white sand in relaxing waves. The pool area above provides a row of lounge chairs lining an array of interconnecting pools in light and dark shades of blue.
The adults-only setting makes it easy to fully give in to relaxation while cooling off in the tiered pool levels or in the beachfront infinity pool. There is a pool concierge whose aim is to cater to your every whim, and a reservation in one of the curtained cabana beds promises a day of indulgent amenities.
Just below the pool area sits a small beach shack called the Sea Corner, the best place to find the ever-coveted Mexican fish tacos, along with Caribbean favorites like ceviches and tostadas. The alluring Azur restaurant is located on the other end of the pool, highlighted by a spacious deck with ocean views; it serves an avant-garde fusion of Mediterranean, Latin and Asian cuisine for lunch and dinner.
Three outdoor restaurants can be found hidden throughout the winding pathways of the mangrove jungle between the pool and the Cancun hotel. Set beneath the branches of a huge tree, the cozy Varenna serves a simple but tempting menu of Italian cuisine cooked in a traditional brick oven; Inlaakech offers just a few tables under the cover of tree branches and a small palapa, where you can reserve a seating for a flavorful dinner of fine steaks and lobster.
A narrow mangrove path opens up to Hidden Garden restaurant, shaded by sprawling branches and a palapa roof — go here for innovative Asian fusion cuisine.
Inside the hotel, the Latin-inspired author cuisine at Mb is served up in a dark and sultry ambiance, while main buffet restaurant Siete is adorned with seven pillars displaying images of Mexican artists and pop culture icons. For snacks between meals, head to the Sushi Station or to the Café Deli Boutique, which serves up Starbucks coffee.