Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Resort Spolight and W.A.T.W. ~ Zoetry Paraiso de la Bonita

One of my favorite things about my 'job' is visiting different resorts around the world and experiencing them as you would.  What do they have to offer that would create wonderful 'lifelong memories' you could take with you and look back on with great fondness?

Before I even stepped foot inside Zoetry Paraiso de la Bonita, I knew this resort was special!  From the moment I entered the lobby graced on either side by Zoetry's mascots, Hope and Prosperity, I could feel the wellness, serenity and romance that is the focus of the resort surround me and I was hooked!

The main lobby entrance during sunset featuring unique, contemporary designs welcoming guests into a world of unmatched luxurious indulgences!

Another lobby view featuring decor that is the epitome of serenity, privacy, wellness and romance!

Zoetry Paraiso de la Bonita is perfectly situated along Cancun‘s famed Riviera Maya just 20 minutes from Cancun‘s International Airport and is set on 14 acres, including 500 yards of private beach.  The resort offers a new kind of vacation experience focused on wellness, serenity and romance, as well as social and environmental responsibility.  Highlights include 90 uniquely decorated oceanfront suites; a 22,000 sq. ft. Thalasso Center and Spa - the first Thalassotherapy Spa in North America (I didn't initially know what that was either so let's just say it's Amazing! ); 3 restaurants featuring gourmet cuisine and stunning views; and 2 luxurious lounges, each serving premium brand domestic and international beverages.  It's easy to see why Zoetry Paraiso de la Bonita has earned the AAA Five Diamond Award for 8 consecutive years!

Aerial view of the resort! Check out the pristine freshwater pool, and gorgeous sandy-white beach!

The ultimate in relaxation!

 One of my favorite things about Zoetry Paraiso de la Bonita is their Endless Privileges® concept. Endless Privileges® are the privileges available to all guests designed to create unparalleled experiences.  A few of the benefits included in this concept are: personalized, private chauffeured airport transfers; unlimited worldwide phone calls and concierge service; daily breakfast, lunch and dinner gourmet dining options with an assortment of organic food and beverage selections; complimentary cocktails and specialty beverages from a variety of domestic and international premium brands; sunset catamaran sail; shopping excursions by boat; complimentary 24-hour laundry service; a Thalasso Seawater Treatment per guest; as well as complimentary golf.  And I'm not done yet!

Ocean Front Suite Bedroom
Private Terrace with stunning ocean views

Ocean Front Suite featuring spacious living area opening onto a large private terrace with a plunge pool, double sun lounger and direct beach access
A few of the other Endless Privileges® inclusions related to your accommodations include:
  • Luxurious accommodations with Bvlgari bath amenities, multi-functional rechargeable outlets, aromatherapy pillow and linen scents, fine quality linens and bathrobes, a complimentary handmade beach bag and oceanfront suites featuring terraces providing direct access to the private beach
  • 24-hour private, in-room dining
  • Maid service three times each day
  • Fresh bottle of champagne and basket of fruit daily
  • Welcome bottle of Tequila
  • Daily afternoon tea time featuring real live plants for tea name just a few!
Now on to the culinary options available to you.  Zoetry Paraiso de la Bonita offers 3 restaurants and one Sushi and Ceviche Bar.  Each restaurant features superb, gourmet cuisine and a large selection of light, heart-healthy and vegetarian dishes.  They squeeze their own fruit juice daily and make their own ice creams, sherbets, bread and pastries.  Be sure to sample the Iced-Tea of the Day, served throughout the resort!  Long pants are required at some of the restaurants in the evening for men so be sure your hubby or significant other brings a pair along.  Best part of all...No reservations required!!

La Canoa Restaurant ~ Award winning AAA Four Diamond restaurant

Outside patio of La Canoa Restaurant with gorgeous views of the ocean and sunsets!

Poolside Hippos Bar

Exquisite and romantic 5,000 bottle wine cellar and private dining room for special occasions with room for up to 10 people.  I've never seen anything like it!

When all else fails...private dinner on the pier ;)
The Spa! There is no better place to experience the concept of a spa than at Zoetry Paraiso de la Bonita!  Tucked between a lush mangrove forest and a secluded white sand beach, the Thalasso Center and Spa is a true temple of relaxation and healing. You can experience the perfect blend of ancient tradition and modern science through a wide range of treatments.  I could've spent a month in the Spa alone!

Indoor Jacuzzi Spa

Outdoor Hydrotherapy sea-water pool. Heal ~ Revitalize ~ Detoxify!

Not to worry if you're not like me and can't spend a week sitting in a beach chair with a good book, a better drink and getting pampered to your hearts content, there are plenty of activities to keep you busy.  Take advantage of all Zoëtry Paraiso de la Bonita has to offer including fresh water and salt water swimming pools and a private beach, both with wait staff service. Go sailing aboard 'La Bonita', the resorts private 4-cabin catamaran.  Also offered is snorkeling, windsurfing, kayaking, tennis, yoga, wine tasting and culinary classes, Mayan and Spanish lessons, dance classes, cooking lessons...get the idea?  Not to mention complimentary golf and close proximity to both Cancun and Playa del Carmen for some 'off-resort' entertainment.

Zoetry Paraiso de la Bonita also offers wonderful 'Romance Celebration' opportunities.  Because the entire setting is so special and intimate, it adds a spectacular atmosphere to the romance of weddings and honeymoons.  Several options and packages are available but I'll leave those for another time.  If you can't wait to hear the details, contact me and I'd love to share them with you!

Oh, and I got so carried away with my Resort Spotlight that I almost forgot about the celebrity part of my post so I'm forced to keep it short.  Zoetry Paraiso de la Bonita has welcomed Malin Akerman, actress and model who has appeared in such films as The Proposal and Watchman and the TV show, 'How I Met Your Mother'.  She was there with her husband to experience the 1st vacation she's had in 3 years!  Another celebrity sighting at the resort was Heidi Klum - I believe she needs no introduction.  She was in Cancun to film her new perfume ad and I'm told fit in very well with the other guests and was a fan of the homemade pita.  I wonder if we sat in the same beach chair?  I always knew I could rub shoulders with celebrities!!

For more photos on Zoetry Paraiso de la Bonita, visit our facebook page and check out our album.  We love to share!  Until next time!!

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