Live Aqua Beach Resort Cancun: Review from a Travel Agent 2024

We first stayed at Live Aqua Cancun in 2022, with our adult daughter who was 20 at the time. This is a luxury adult only, all inclusive resort in the Cancun hotel zone.

This is my review from a travel agent’s perspective of our stay at Live Aqua Cancun in March 2024. We first stayed at Live Aqua Cancun in 2022, with our adult daughter who was 20 at the time. It’s a good mix of ages, we saw that again during this stay. I would not recommend this hotel to anyone looking to party. They do have some entertainment at night and the lobby bar AKA was a great place to hang out before or after dinner. You can read the 2022 review here.

Our Viento Suite at Live Aqua Cancun

On our previous stay, we had a partial ocean view and it was very partial and a small balcony that we never used. We also paid for a cabana each day. We knew this time around we wanted an oceanfront view and the cabana which led me to the Viento Suite. The suites at Live Aqua Cancun have Aqua Club access, oceanfront views, butler service, complimentary hydrotherapy access, and a reserved Cabana for the duration of your stay. It was a great perk arriving early in the day knowing our cabana was already reserved!

They have several suites, the Viento is the lead in suite. The Tierra is one above and it has an extra half bath. I do think that’s a great perk as well. Both of those suites have a couch for a 3rd person to sleep on if needed. There is a separate living room with sliding doors, a TV in the living and sleeping area, and a table and chairs in the living room.

Here is the view from our balcony!

Check-in and the Aqua Club

Suites include Aqua Club, but most of the rooms can also include this as an upgrade. Aqua Club is a lounge on the 5th floor where those guests check in and out. They have snacks, a light breakfast, a bar, and specialty coffee. The views there can’t be beat and if you have to sneak in some work it’s a great place to do that. You do have to use your bracelet to gain access to the Aqua Club lounge.

Pools and Beach

The beach is incredible here. The waves can be rough depending on the time of year, we had days of yellow and red flags during our stay in March. But it’s almost completely clear of seaweed, which is seasonal and unpredictable.

This bar is on the beach level.

Live Aqua Cancun has several pools and one has a swim-up bar.

Food and drinks at Live Aqua Cancun

The food here is very good and they have lots of options. The dinner dress code is casual, shorts and nice shirts for the guys and dressy shorts or dresses for the ladies. Only one restaurant (MB) requires men to wear long pants. Taking photos of food is so hard.

They have several options for lunch:

  • A poolside menu that you can order with your bartender.
  • There are several grill stations set up with different foods daily.
  • And Varrenna is open which is the Italian restaurant.

AKA bar is the lobby bar, it’s on the pool level. It can get crowded in the evening, but Oscar and Hector make some incredible drinks. Make sure you try the smoked margarita, I got strawberry but they have other flavors.

Nightlife at Live Aqua Cancun

The nightlife at Live Aqua Cancun isn’t too crazy. It’s mostly a quiet, relaxing resort but they do have some evening entertainment. Several nights we went to the “club” and there was either a DJ or live music and dancing. It was closed on Monday during our stay and that was the only night there wasn’t much of anything going on. There is also live music or games going on at AKA bar.

They do have a fire show on the beach once a week. We made it for the last few minutes, the shows are usually during our dinner time. Make sure and plan accordingly if you want to see it!

Venturing out for dinner

Harry’s Steakhouse in Cancun has been on our list since last March and we finally went! It was worth it and we will definitely go back. From Live Aqua it was about a $14 cab ride each way. If you stay at Secrets the Vine, it’s walkable. They have everything from burgers and tacos to pasta, steak and seafood. The views are incredible and plan around Sunset. We didn’t get to see much of the sunset but we did get an incredible lightning storm! The restaurant faces the lagoon side.

They have tons of seating, indoors and out. Lots of attentive waitstaff as well. For our dinner, we tried several things – appetizers were tacos and raw oysters (for John, not me!), he had a steak and I had truffle fettuccini, it was so good!

Of course, we ordered dessert, the cheesecake was good and then they brought out cotton candy. We saw other tables with it but we didn’t know we were getting some too. We both had an old-fashioned as well. Harry’s does take reservations on Open Table.

A few highlights!

Just a few highlights about this hotel:

  • They use bracelets as room keys. I love this.
  • Get a smoked margarita at AKA bar.
  • You can pay to reserve a cabana or Bali bed if you don’t have one included.
  • Only one restaurant requires men to wear long pants.
  • Get the Habanero soup at MB and the Mexican burrito from the poolside menu.
  • If you have a room with butler service you can make dinner reservations.
  • Suites include access to the hydrotherapy in the spa.

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