ADVERTORIAL • December 2019
After some well-deserved rejuvenation? These spectacular boutique resorts are the ideal base for kicking back in style, touting sparkling sapphire waters, world-class cuisine and a host of locally inspired luxuries
Set on the powdery sands of the Mayan Riviera, the Zoëtry Paraiso de la Bonita Riviera Maya doesn’t disappoint, offering five-star seafront rooms with sweeping ocean views and decked out with local materials. For discerning travellers in want of a more secluded experience, here you can upgrade to the Impression™ Club, complete with butler service, exclusive restaurant access, plus a designated infinity pool and beach area. Just a hop and a skip over the turquoise sea is the Zoëtry Villa Rolandi Islas Mujeres Cancun with 35 ocean-facing suites, each with a private terrace, plus an array of Bvlgari® toiletries for bath-time pampering. At the Zoëtry Agua Punta Cana, in the Dominican Republic, rustic suites are adorned with palapa roofs, cathedral ceilings and hardwood floors, with views that look out on the lush tropical gardens or sparkling Caribbean Sea. Elsewhere, holistic design inspired by Wood & Water, Bamboo and Blue Mountain – a nod to Jamaica’s ecological tapestry – can be found at Zoëtry Montego Bay Jamaica.
Feast on first-rate cuisine at Zoëtry Agua Punta Cana’s four restaurants, which serve everything from succulent Italian pastas at Olena to the flavour-packed Caribbean dishes at laid-back eatery Piragua. If you’re an epicure of local cuisines, there’s no place better to indulge than at El Chiringuito at Zoëtry Paraiso de la Bonita Riviera Maya, where unctuous pork rack roasted with agave honey and black beer, and fire-wood roasted beef and chicken fajitas are sure-fire crowd pleasers. For an authentic taste of Jamaica, visit Jerky Jo’s, serving World Famous Jerk Chicken and Jerk Pork at Zoëtry Montego Bay Jamaica. Over at Zoëtry Villa Rolandi Islas Mujeres Cancun, head to Casa Rolandi for a spread of elegant Swiss-Northern Italian dishes or try out Le Métissage for a gourmet experience featuring a seven-course tasting menu and wine pairings changing daily.
At the Zoëtry Agua Punta Cana, a dazzling stretch of private beach is the perfect setting for water-based fun, where you can try your hand at kite surfing, scuba and open-water fishing, or swim lengths in the hotel’s two infinity pools before loosening up in the whirlpool. Find your zen in Hatha and Vinyasa yoga classes at the Zoëtry Paraiso de la Bonita Riviera; sample a spread of premium spirits at the hotel’s wine and tequila tastings, or sharpen your focus during a ceramic painting lesson. Nature lovers staying at the Zoëtry Villa Rolandi Islas Mujeres Cancun should head to Cenotes, a group of naturally-occurring underground swimming holes home to remarkable plant life and wild birds native to the Yucatan Peninsula. Sign up to Patois lessons, rum tastings and bracelet making at Zoëtry Montego Bay Jamaica, or at Zoëtry Villa Rolandi Islas Mujeres Cancun, you can explore the island of Isla Mujeres on a bike tour to the Temple of Ixchel, taking in some of the best cliff views on the southern part of the island.
Sink into the hydrotherapy suite at Zoëtry Villa Rolandi Islas Mujeres Cancun, with its marine affusion shower massage, before taking yourself off to the Thalassotherapy seawater pool, installed with powerful hydro jets designed to ease tension in aching muscles. In Punta Cana, wellness treatments abound, from oxygenating facials to an invigorating bamboo scrub, or a deep-sea mud wrap which will draw out impurities from the skin. A host of alternative therapies is available at Zoëtry Paraiso de la Bonita Riviera Maya such as acupuncture and Kneipp therapy, where alternating between hot and cold immersions helps to detoxify the body. There’s also a complimentary 20-minute Thalasso Seawater Experience per guest, in the first certified Thalassotherapy Centre in North America. Guests may choose from a plethora of spa treatments to invigorate their senses and revitalise their skin at Zoëtry Montego Bay Jamaica, followed by a fresh juice from Soul, the spa’s fresh fruit bar.
Those after an experience to remember will enjoy Zoëtry’s Endless Privileges® all-inclusive concept, which offers guests 24-hour, in-suite dining; limitless reservation-free á la carte dining; top-shelf spirits; a bottle of sparkling wine and fresh fruit each day; afternoon tea with invigorating plant infusions and, at the Zoëtry Paraiso de la Bonita Riviera Maya, the option of a sail on a private catamaran or, at the Zoëtry Villa Rolandi Isla Mujeres Cancun, a romantic sunset ride on a private yacht. Keen golfers can tee off free of charge at the nearby Playa Mujeres Golf Club, while at the Zoëtry Agua Punta Cana, guests can immerse themselves in the landscape on horseback before indulging in a complimentary treatment at the hotel’s outstanding spa. Discover a kaleidoscope of marine-life on a complimentary motorised snorkelling tour at Zoëtry Montego Bay Jamaica.
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