Ring in 2014 with our New Year Sale

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Happy New Year from all of us at Zoëtry Wellness & Spa Resorts. To celebrate the beginning of 2014, we’re ringing in the New Year with hot exclusive deals from our New Year Sale! From now until Monday, reserve the perfect retreat at Zoëtry Agua Punta Cana with rates starting at $210 per person, per night when you travel by April 18, 2014. There’s no better reason to get away than this!

Take advantage of this great deal before it’s too late – sale ends Monday, January 6th! Book your stay now!

World’s Best Hotel Bathrooms: Zoëtry Agua Punta Cana

Do you find yourself constantly seeking out the world’s best bathroom? Well, maybe not, but you can count on the writers at PeterGreenberg.com to help! In a series called ‘Luxe Lavs,’ some of the top travel journalists spotlight the world’s best hotel bathrooms and, recently, Zoëtry Agua Punta Cana made the list!

In honor of the summer season, last month’s Luxe Lavs highlighted “The Coolest Outdoor Showers from Around the World.” Zoëtry Agua was chosen for its natural outdoor showers surrounded by natural flora, eco-friendly treatments and décor, multiple shower jet settings, and more.

… the eco-experience of showering outdoors on a private patio made from eco-friendly materials. Natural stones, hardwoods, cathedral ceilings and cane thatched roofs surround guests as they relax and massage under multiple shower jet settings.  With a nod to the Dominican Republic’s history, Zoetry Agua provides Spanish products, Natura Bisse, for guests’ outdoor shower treatments.  Local flora landscapes the private patios and local artists’ stone-work adds small touches to the shower experience.

Read the rest of the review here and make sure you reserve your stay at Zoëtry Agua to experience one of the “world’s coolest outdoor showers.”

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Points of Interest Zoëtry Agua Punta Cana: Isla Saona

While staying at Zoëtry Agua Punta Cana, guests have the opportunity to visit Isla Saona, a small yet beautiful island off the southeast shore of the Dominican Republic. The island, deemed an official nature reserve by the Dominican government, is home to a wide array of tropical animals. It is particularly well-known for its pristine beaches and abundance of natural sandbars, which provide visitors with an excellent snorkeling experience.

Christopher Columbus discovered this gem of the Caribbean Sea on his second voyage to North America in 1494. Saona was actually named in honor of Savona, Italy, where Columbus resided at the time. The two locations still continue their close partnership to this day—Saona even boasts a small power plant that was a gift from the Italian city.

Due to its easy access and supreme natural beauty, guests at Zoëtry Agua should definitely check out Isla Saona for a memorable day trip during their stay!

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Saona Island (in Spanish Isla Saona) is a tropical island located a short distance from the mainland on the south-east tip of the Dominican Republic.

For transportation to the island, there are several catamaran tours that host daily boat trips there. Speak with your concierge today to book your extraordinary day trip!

Everyone Should Enjoy Endless Privileges

For those of you who have never stayed with us before, you may find yourself asking “is Endless Privileges® all it’s really cracked up to be?” Rather than hearing it from us, we thought we’d take the opportunity to highlight some comments from a recent guest that were published on the Apple Vacations Blog.

Chau Tran recently took a family vacation to Zoëtry Agua Punta Cana. Her experience at our resort was so great, that it has now become her “benchmark for measuring future resort experiences and what an amazing trip should be.” This exact feeling is something we strive to achieve with each and every one of our guests who stay with us. Our goal is not only to meet expectations, but to exceed them and set a new precedence for what should be expected of a vacation experience.

Keep reading for more details about Chau’s stay at Zoëtry Agua Punta Cana.

What was Chau’s first impression of our resort?
 “From the moment I stepped foot into Zoëtry, I fell in love.”

How did Chau describe the ambiance at the resort?
 “Zoëtry Agua is located on an isolated stretch of beach that gives the resort an exclusive feel. Although we were advised the resort was full, it never felt crowded. Beach chairs were always available and there was never a wait for anything.”

What is an example of how the resort catered to Chau’s family?
“Nonchalantly, I mentioned to a staff member how much my family and I enjoy coconut milk. From the time I made that remark, until the day I left the resort, the staff made sure to have fresh coconuts waiting for us as we arrived at the beach even though I never officially asked.”

Why was it difficult for Chau and her family to leave Zoëtry Agua Punta Cana?
“Due to the small size of the resort, guests are able to become familiar with the staff and vice versa. The staff catered to our every need, if we wanted something, they found a way to get it to us. They made sure you felt like Zoëtry was your second home. It made leaving so much more difficult, because not only are you leaving stunning surroundings, it feels like you are also saying goodbye to good friends.”

Click here to read Chau’s full blog.

A snapshot from Chau's stay at Zoëtry Agua

Explore The Chocolate Route at Zoëtry Agua Punta Cana

Guests of Zoëtry Agua Punta Cana get an intimate glimpse of life in the Dominican Republic by taking part in an all-day excursion called The Chocolate Route.   The tour guides you through nearby organic cocoa plantations in the province of El Seibo.

A knowledgeable guide discusses the fascinating process of growing cocoa at the plantations from planting to harvest and beyond. When guests finish exploring the plantations, lunch is served! Guests can enjoy a delicious lunch of Dominican favorites at a local restaurant.

Lush cocoa plantation in Punta Cana

A close up of local cocoa beans

The Chocolate Route is just one of many excursions you can participate in at Zoëtry Agua, so don’t forget to plan with our concierge in advance! Scuba diving, helicopter rides and zip-lining are just a few fun activities that guests enjoy while staying in Punta Cana.

The Chocolate Route tour begins at 9 a.m. and drops guests back at Zoëtry Aqua by approximately 5 p.m. Prices begin at $70 per person.

Destination Weddings at Zoëtry Agua Punta Cana

We recently hosted a group of destination wedding planners at Zoëtry Agua Punta Cana. The trip allowed a few select destination wedding experts to get an up close and personal impression of our resort so they can determine if it is an appropriate fit for their clients.

While our blogs are typically focused on content written by us, today we thought we’d share some of the notes from one of the wedding planners, Susan Valentino of INSPIRE Destination Weddings, who recently visited us! Susan begins her article by writing:

 For those of you not familiar with AMResorts, Zoëtry Wellness & Spa Resorts is their premium brand and there are two additional properties in Mexico – Zoëtry Casa del Mar and Zoëtry Paraiso de la Bonita.  The Endless Privileges© amenities include a number of nice features, my favorites are:

  • no check-in or check-out time
  • unlimited worldwide calling
  • complimentary 24-hour laundry service
  • 24-hour in-suite dining

For brides considering a wedding at Zoëtry Agua Punta Cana, here are a few facts that Susan points out about the resort in her notes:

Wedding Planner: Susana Beltre
Ceremony Venues: Beach and Gazebo
Dinner Venues: 7 elegant reception locations – so many choices!
Capacity: Up to 150 guests
Best Feature:  Only one wedding a weekend!

And because pictures are sometimes worth a thousand words, we’ll let these snapshots and captions from Susan speak for themselves!

Enjoy the private 200 yard beach and take a complimentary horse ride.  Or enjoy the large infinity pool.  Either way expect a personalized and relaxing experience.

The property boasts a rustic yet elegant wedding gazebo

Check out our wedding guide to learn more about destination weddings at our Zoëtry Agua Punta Cana. To read the full article by Susan Valentino, click here.

It’s Our 10th Anniversary Celebration & You’re Invited!

As a special thank-you to our loyal guests who have been instrumental in our decade of continued success, we are offering special savings and a give-away to celebrate AMResorts’ 10th Anniversary!

For now until September 10th for travel through December 23rd, 2011, guests can save up to 40% on their ultra-luxurious stay at any of our Zoëtry Wellness & Spa Resorts throughout Mexico and the Dominican Republic. We’ll also throw in resort coupons for discounted resort extras.

To top it off, stay a minimum 5 nights and enjoy our Celebration Package. Champagne breakfast-in-bed… now that’s a celebration!

Book now – this offer won’t last.

Here’s another opportunity for you to join the celebration!

Enter now for your chance to win your very own 7-night stay in a Presidential Suite or highest room category at one of your favorite Zoëtry Wellness & Spa Resorts!

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Already reserved your stay? Enter for your chance to win an upgrade to the Presidential Suite or highest room category.

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Zoëtry Wellness & Spa Resorts Launches New Design for Facebook Pages

After months of anticipation, we are excited to launch a new look and feel for the Zoëtry Wellness & Spa Resorts Facebook pages! The design includes two new tabs to provide even more functionality, information and fun stuff for our Facebook fans.

Planning a trip to one of our resorts? Find out the current weather or share an e-postcard on Facebook letting your friends know how much you wish you were at our resort! View fan photos, check out our latest promotions or watch a video about our resort. All this and more is now available on our new “Spotlight” tab for Zoëtry Paraiso de la Bonita, Zoëtry Casa del Mar and Zoëtry Agua Punta Cana.

Hosting a wedding at one of our resorts? There is so much that goes into planning a destination wedding, which is why we created the “Romance” tab to provide easy access to our wedding resources and information. Check out our Wedding Guide, view photos from real weddings or share ideas with other brides and grooms on our wedding discussion board. All this and more is available on our new “Romance” tab for Zoëtry Paraiso de la Bonita, Zoëtry Casa del Mar and Zoëtry Agua Punta Cana.

We hope you’ll take a moment to explore our new tabs. We’ll be updating the content frequently, so check back often to see what’s new!

Click the image below to explore our new pages:

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Arrive in Style at Zoëtry Agua

Vacation is a time to let loose, relax & enjoy experiences that are far from ordinary. If you are planning a trip to Zoëtry Agua Punta Cana, we offer an amazing experience to kick-off your vacation in true luxury.

Arrive in style and enjoy the lay of the land with a complimentary one-way helicopter transfer to our resort. Simply stay 7-nights in Junior Ocean Front Suite room category or higher to receive this as part of your Endless Privileges®.

Check out this video of a helicopter take off at Zoëtry Agua Punta from a recent guest!

What are you waiting for? Book now at Zoëtry Agua Punta Cana.

Guest Review of Zoëtry Agua Punta Cana: Natalia Rocks!

At Zoëtry Agua Punta Cana, we pride ourselves on providing Endless Privileges®, luxurious accommodations and superior customer service to all of our guests. One of the benefits of staying at a boutique resort like Zoëtry Agua is the personalized attention you will receive from our management team and staff members. From the time you book your vacation until your return home, we are here to assist in any way we can.

We thought this recent review on Trip Advisor summed up the type of customer service you can expect at our resort. Take a look at what this recent guest had to say (and yes, we are on a first name basis with our guests!)

Natalia Rocks!

Spent a week in late October through early at the beautiful Zoetry Punta Cana. On landing we were welcomed home by Natalia and her team, given a brief tour of the resort and taken to our room, and what a room it was.

We visited when the pool was out of order. We had booked a swim out room and were advised by Natalia of the problem in advance. She offered to move us into a plunge pool suite so as to not be inconvenienced and the room was stunning, with a full living and dining room, two chaise lounges out back by the pool and all the amenities you’ve read about elsewhere. Before we knew it, champagne, ceviche and nachos were set out on our dining table. Yes, we were very happy.

Despite lots of activity while we were there–corporate types being on the property, pool problems, fully booked house, Natalia was everywhere greeting people, checking in, making sure things were in order and arranging accommodations when problems arose and always with a smile on her face and a a bright attitude. Kudos to Natalia who makes this a premier resort.

Read the full review here.