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Live Aqua Beach Resort Punta Cana

by Lauren Dana Ellman
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With its beautiful beaches, turquoise waters, and year-round warm, sunny weather, it’s no surprise that the Dominican Republic is the most-visited destination in the Caribbean. Consider making your base in the resort town of Punta Cana, the island nation’s most popular vacation spot. Here, you’ll find miles of white-sand beaches, exhilarating nightlife, and a slew of oceanfront resorts, many of which are all-inclusive. And if that's what you're after, look no further than Live Aqua Beach Resort Punta Cana, a design-forward, adults-only property combining tranquility, style, and comfort.

What You Need to Know 

The Look of Live Aqua Beach Resort Punta Cana

It's All in the Details

The property prides itself on blending comfort and quiet through stunning design and architectural details that help bring the outdoors in. For example, the expansive tiered lobby features sleek, contemporary décor, a chic neutral color palette, dark wooden accents, and a variety of cascading waterfalls and pools (perhaps an homage to the resort’s name) — one of which is filled with rubber duckies, which have become the resort’s unofficial mascot and remind guests to relax and have fun on vacay. Sleek white seating, swaying palms, and stunning ocean views are just the icing on the cake and enhance the already serene ambiance.

The same aesthetic carries into the sun-drenched rooms and suites, which are anywhere from 592 to 2,239 square feet in size and have 400-thread-count sheets, minibars, and Molton Brown amenities. Even the most basic rooms will impress with Jacuzzi-equipped private balconies, modern furnishings, and, like the lobby, a crisp color palette. For a treat, splurge on a suite, some of which offer swim-up access or private pools — as well as perks like exclusive Aqua Club lounge access, butler service, and discounts on spa treatments and Bali bed rentals. 

The Vibe at Live Aqua Beach Resort Punta Cana

Despite how buzzy the property is — there's even a nightclub and a more party-centric pool for guests who want to turn up — the vibe is surprisingly laid-back. The rubber duckies found throughout the resort — including the aforementioned lobby pool — remind guests to let loose and have fun, be it at the private beach or one of the five pools, one of which is an Instagram-worthy infinity pool overlooking the ocean. The resort also boasts 12 bars and restaurants, including an open-air cevichería, a formal French eatery, and a casual poolside Mediterranean joint.  

Who Will Love Live Aqua Beach Resort Punta Cana

Adults — couples and friend groups alike — craving a stylish and fuss-free beach escape where everything they could ever want or need is at their fingertips — will love this hotel. 

Who Might Not Love Live Aqua Beach Resort Punta Cana

As previously mentioned, this vibrant property is a favorite among couples and groups of friends. Those craving a truly romantic escape might consider alternate accommodations, as would families, since the resort is adults-only.

Best Amenity at Live Aqua Beach Resort Punta Cana

The property’s private beach club, set on a swath of unspoiled coastline, is a highlight. We’d also be remiss not to mention the spa, which offers an expansive menu of treatments that run the gamut from bamboo body scrubs and chardonnay body wraps to citrus facials.  

Money Matters

What’s Included at Live Aqua Beach Resort Punta Cana

Live Aqua Beach Punta Cana is all-inclusive, meaning that all meals, snacks, and drinks are folded into your room rate. Your stay also includes Wi-Fi and access to the fitness center, beach, and pools. Those who book directly via the hotel website for stays of at least four nights will also receive complimentary airport transfers.

Extra Fees & Costs You Should Know About at Live Aqua Beach Resort Punta Cana

Spa treatments, which include access to the spa facilities, cost extra. Bali bed rentals are also available for an additional cost.

How to Get a Deal at Live Aqua Beach Resort Punta Cana

To view the latest deals and discounts, visit the offers tab on the property website.

The Sweet Season 

For the absolute lowest rates, consider visiting between June and November; however, keep in mind that this also coincides with hurricane season, and September and October are the rainiest months of the year. If you prefer to strike a better balance between affordable rates and great weather, plan your trip during May and June or November and early to mid-December (read: before Christmas). 

Getting There

In the Neighborhood of Live Aqua Beach Resort Punta Cana

Live Aqua Beach Punta Cana is located in the Uvero Alto neighborhood of Punta Cana. Its dreamy oceanfront scenery and abundance of high-end resorts make it a popular spot for tourists. Río Maimón Natural Park, a national park where the river flows into the ocean, is also nearby, as is Evolution Adventure Park.

Nearest Airport to Live Aqua Beach Resort Punta Cana

Punta Cana International Airport is about 25 miles away (approximately 40 minutes by car).

Nearest Public Transportation to Live Aqua Beach Resort Punta Cana

While there is no public transportation nearby, shuttles, taxis, and transfers can easily be arranged. 

The Bottom Line 

This all-inclusive adults-only paradise boasts a blissful beachfront locale, plenty of drinking and dining options, and upscale accommodations, creating the perfect recipe for a relaxing escape

It's All in the Details