March 2, 2015 | By Jeri Donovan
When you need to slow down and de-stress, it is time for a relaxation vacation at the Dominican Republic’s Zoetry Agua Punta Cana. This rejuvenating resort will artfully fulfill your need for serenity in a luxury nirvana offering unparalleled tropical beauty nestled on a stunning white sand beach. During my visit, this amazing wellness resort resonated deeply within my soul and offered me a Zen-like sanctuary where peacefulness filled my days and mind.
As I first entered the resort lobby, my cares slipped away as I was handed a flute of champagne and a refreshing nonalcoholic drink. All guests are gently whisked away to either a garden or water suite, housed in one of the 96 luxury cane-thatched low buildings that feature hardwood floors and natural stone accents. We were upgraded (due to the low season availability) to Suite 152, a swim-up suite on the meandering river pool. My suite came with a butler. He scheduled my massage appointments and dinner reservations, as well as organized our complimentary oceanfront horseback ride. It was utterly divine!
Zoetry offers four restaurants where Chef Cezar prepares magnificent gourmet meals. My favorite dining spot was at Indigo with its stunning oceanfront views and delectable lobster bisque. My darling masseuse at the spa was Romie, who gave one of the best massages that either I or my travel buddy had ever been blessed with. Intuitive and talented, she knew what our bodies needed, leaving us revitalized. The spa is not to be missed as it is indeed a sanctuary for the soul, and is a crucial component to the wellness relaxation vacation.
During my stay, I met honeymooners, babymooners and wedding anniversary celebrators all experiencing a relaxation vacation. One couple was honoring their 40th wedding anniversary and exclaimed that Zoetry Agua Punta Cana was by far, their absolute favorite Caribbean resort of all the properties they had visited in the last 25 years. Zoetry offers such activities as bike rides, cigar rolling, yoga, blindfolded taste dinners, romantic dinners on the beach, special massage treatments, and water sports such as kayaking and snorkeling.
And, Zoetry’s offerings include an Endless Privileges program featuring complimentary unlimited phone calls worldwide, room service and unlimited top-shelf spirits and specialty beverages in three luxurious bars. Plus, you will enjoy a complimentary 20-minute massage and 20-minute wellness consultation (1 per guest per stay) and a complimentary horseback ride that was a giggling and laughing blast for me. I do recommend this magical, soothing resort.