I have been to Cancun and Riviera Maya many times, but my last trip there was something I was really looking forward to since I was staying at Zoetry Paraiso De La Bonita. I was very anxious and excited to spend vacation there, however a little bit worried if Zoetry will live up to all its hype. Getting to the resort is very easy and convenient in a private car with a friendly driver and bottle of champagne. The moment I stepped onto the grounds of the resort, I was absolutely amazed at how gorgeous and peaceful it was. I thought that was a perfect choice for our “girls gateway”, just relaxing and enjoying the amazing ambiance of this beautiful place. The resort itself is very small, but even with full-occupancy, it never feels like it is crowded or noisy. I think a great feature is that they have guaranteed ocean front view in every room category because who doesn’t want to wake up on your vacation, look through the window and see an absolutely beautiful beach and ocean. Rooms are very spacious with 24-hour room service and daily turndown service. Zoetry offers an extensive variety of gourmet food and the presentation of meals is incredible. I cannot say I had a bad meal once. Chefs incorporate fresh, organic and locally grown ingredients. Not only most meals are light and healthy but if you are health conscious or just curious you can also check nutritional value of the meals. What I also liked the most is that portions are not enormous and your meal can be customized depending on your dietary needs.
I spent most of my time on the beach indulging in sunrays and enjoying beautiful views. The most valuable part of the resort is definitely their employees. They were going above and beyond to make our stay enjoyable, very friendly and accommodating. From greeting us by our first name every morning at breakfast to having our beach beds set up every day. Service was impeccable and leaving the resort, I felt like we were leaving our friends. At Zoetry, you can also enjoy a variety of activities just for fun or to expand your knowledge. Wine tasting, tequila tasting, cooking classes, various sports activities, catamaran sunset sail, poker tournaments, just to name a few, are on daily occurrence. You don’t have to worry about how to find out what kind of activities take place on any given day because there is Zoetry newsletter delivered to your room every day highlighting the events and activities. This place focuses mostly on wellness, relaxation and peace. However, if you want some excitement, the activities manager organizes, once or twice a week, a little “trip “ to nearby Secrets Silversands to enjoy their shows and explore that resort. I absolutely fell in love with Zoetry and it did not disappoint. It is definitely place for people who want to relax, can appreciate wonderful gourmet cuisine, wellness, environmentally friendly and socially responsible concept that resort follows. Going there you need to keep in mind that you are on vacation, you do not need to rush anywhere and just enjoy the incredibly beauty of the resort.
More reviews from our Florida sales rep, Everton, escorting his first FAM trip to Riviera Maya.
Riu Palace Riviera Maya – This resort is located just minutes from Playa del Carmen and is the perfect location for clients looking to shop or hit the town. They have a great beach! They offer 5 a la carte restaurants, multiple bars plus a swim-up bar surrounded by cocktail tables in the pool! They offer liquor dispensers in the suites, which I thought was pretty cool. The buffet selection is great! They also have a perfect suite for honeymooners called a “Jacuzzi Suite” where the Jacuzzi is on the top floor of a two-floor terrace! Very cool!!
Zoëtry Paraiso de la Bonita Riviera Maya – This resort is very upscale and serene! 90 individually named ocean front suites at this intimate, boutique resort! Resort offers complimentary private transfers, in-suite check in, 3 gourmet, a-la-carte restaurants and complimentary WIFI throughout the resort. Unlimited phone calls to the U.S. are also included. Enter the property by passing between two authentic 16th century Balinese Dragons representing “Hope and Prosperity”. The Resort is decorated with unique art and antiques hand picked by the owner during his travels. The resort is only 20 minutes from the airport and located behind the 2nd largest reef in the world. This is a true hidden gem! The resort boasts the largest wine cellar in Riviera Maya. Clients can enjoy a complimentary sunset sail 6 days a week. They also have wild birds and “Makas” on property.
NOW Sapphire Riviera Cancun – WOW! What a tropical paradise! This property has been recently renovated and offers spacious junior suites. This resort has 6 restaurants, a massive pool with an abundance of in-pool lounge chairs, a beautiful beach and spectacular food and service! No wristbands, no dining restrictions, no dining reservations, premium liquors and American beer. Plus, 24-hour room service, beach and pool wait service.
NOW Jade Riviera Cancun – This resort features 7 restaurants, 5 bars and 556 very spacious junior suites. The resort offers stunning pools. In the preferred club there are hammocks right over the pool! This resort is built in a protected Mangrove area with abundant wildlife and lush landscaping. The hotel offers 24-hour room service and is Family of 5 Friendly! Now Jade has very contemporary design and decor! Spice (Asian cuisine) has tables outside under the palapas, which is a really cool feature and is especially good for group dining.
James Reese, Apple Vacations Philadelphia Sales Manager, just checked in from Riviera Maya. I wanted to share what he had to say.
Hola, from sunny Riviera Maya Mexico! I’m busy seeing resorts and want to keep you updated!
The first stop on my tour was Zoëtry Paraiso de la Bonita Riviera Maya. You enter the lobby by passing between a pair of antique Balinese Lions for good luck. This boutique style resort is decorated with original art from around the world. All 90 suites are ocean front and individually named.
This resort is truly an oasis as there are no resorts on either side. Wellness, Relaxation, Pampering and Gourmet Dining are the agenda here! Resort features 2 bars, 3 a la carte restaurants, American beer and top shelf liquor. Offering a 5000 bottle wine cellar, this resort is a wine connoisseur’s dream!
Clients receive complimentary international calling, complimentary overnight laundry service, daily champagne and fruit in their suite and a complimentary 20 minute massage. Clients can take the catamaran on a shopping adventure, enjoy a cooking or language class, a Tequila tasting or one of the many spa treatments! Even Botox!
As with all AMResorts no wristbands, no restaurant reservations required and no restaurant restrictions! This resort is a must for anyone looking to get away and unwind!
I love the small touches at a hotel and also love to see the local flair and artistry when I am on a vacation. My favorite thing about Zoëtry Paraiso de la Bonita Riviera Maya is that they support the local craftsmen and economy. Upon arrival at Zoëtry there is a woven bag in each room. This bag is purchased for clients by Zoëtry and can be used as your beach bag during your stay; and you can also take it home! A great way to give back locally!
The beauty and elegance of Zoëtry Paraiso de la Bonita Riviera Maya will astound you the moment you step in the lobby. It is a small hotel with 90 ocean front suites. The artwork, amenities and detail put into this hotel are truly exquisite. It is a perfect couples retreat, honeymoon destination or luxurious getaway.
If you are not looking for the hustle and bustle of a large resort, with constant music, and pool games, this is definitely a place for you. It is very serene and tranquil with an emphasis on wellness. Continue reading →
If you want to stay earth friendly, stay at a resort that is trying to make a difference. They are available in all price ranges. Do your research, don’t just pick a hotel because it says “Eco” but check on their website to see what they are actually doing. I did some searching of Mexico & The Caribbean and here is the information on two resort chains that stood out to me: Zoëtry Wellness & Spa Resorts and Sandos Caracol Eco-Resort & Spa. The info below is taken directly from their sites.
Zoëtry Wellness & Spa Resorts offer their guests a new and unique vacation experience focused on wellness, serenity and romance, as well as social and environmental responsibility. They are also defined by their socially responsible and environmentally sensitive philosophy. They respect the beauty of their spectacular settings by recycling, carefully controlling energy usage, minimizing air pollution and protecting marine life. Their stewardship reaches beyond their own property and into nearby towns and villages through community projects and volunteer guest programs. At Zoëtry Casa del Mar Los Cabos , the socially responsible and environmentally-friendly practices range from an extensive paper and water recycling and reuse process to weekly beach cleaning campaigns. Continue reading →