Zoetry Agua Punta Cana All Inclusive
What We Love
- Geared towards romance at every turn
- A freeform pool winds throughout the property
- Three gourmet restaurants
What To Know
- Save some time and arrive in style by booking a helicopter transfer from Punta Cana International Airport
- All inclusive
- In-room dining is available 24 hours a day
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Luxury is in the air at this all-inclusive resort on the D.R.’s eastern coast. The open-air lobby has a soaring peaked thatch roof, and with just 51 suites divided between a two-story thatched building and freestanding villas, privacy is given primacy. The resort takes all inclusive to the next level by giving guests “Endless Privileges” — think gourmet dining (no buffets), daily fruit basket, top-shelf booze and one spa treatment per stay. Three on-site restaurants draw culinary inspiration from tradition around the globe; Olena has European flair while Amaya mixes Dominican fare with international preparations and Indigo keeps it healthy with light fare. Not feeling like going out? No worries, the resort offers in-suite dining all day long.
In the Area
Travelers up for an adventure should explore some of the best beaches in the world on this island, namely Playa Cabo Engaño, Playa del Macao (surfers rejoice), and Playa El Cortecito. No need to rent a car; taxis are inexpensive and plentiful, and El Cortecito even has a water taxi. Be sure to stick around at this bustling beach town for fresh seafood and local artisan vendors.
How to Get There
Making the decision on an all-inclusive hotel is something that can be very difficult to do. If you are considering the Zoetry and looking for a luxurious all-inclusive experience then you should stop you search and book it now.
Not being a big fan of most all-inclusive resorts because of the party atmosphere and buffet style eating choosing the Zoetry was the best option we could have made. The hotel feels like a luxury boutique hotel that just happens to have everything included as well. The hotel is spread out over quite a large property for the number of rooms so all the rooms have nice views over the pool, gardens or the ocean. The rooms are very well appointed and have very comfortable beds with great linens and amenities.
The food throughout the resort was great and there was lots of options on where to eat. Although some of the restaurants were a but busier than other there was never any need to have reservations but if it was busy when you arrived one of the staff would come find you once there was a table ready which was never longer than 20-30 minutes. The bar had lots of great drinks with top-shelf alcohol and a good selection of wines (some were additional cost). Room service was also very good with lots of options and never took too long.
The beach is well looked after and you can walk for miles passing many of the much louder party-style all inclusive resorts with people trying to sell you trinkets on the beach. The only negative comment would be that there should be more chairs around the pool, most of the loungers were by the beach so if you did want to spend the day at the pool finding a longer could be a bit difficult. It is not the best for families with young children as it is very much targeted towards adults but there was children there during our trip and they were having a great time.
There is a small fitness centre which had all the basic equipment needed and was air-conditioned so possible to work out even when it is very hot out.
The hotel is one of the furthest from the airport but worth the drive to be away from the mega-resorts that Punta Cana is known for. We did take a taxi to the Hardrock Casino one night which was very easy and the driver waited there until we were done to take us back which is very easy to do.
Would definitely recommend this resort for anyone looking for a more peaceful and relaxing holiday with great food, drinks and exceptional service.
This resort had some highs and lows. The food was very good (real lobster) and the people were delightful. However, there were some definite problems.
With hurricane season during August and September, and with the "scare" of the alcohol related deaths at other resorts, the resort was at 20% capacity. In other words, it seemed like we had the entire resort to ourselves. We are not sure if this is why they many times did not have some of the activities that were scheduled actually happen. This was rather frustrating. They did have a painting class which was a great deal of fun with an instructor from offsite who was a hoot. The Spanish Lesson was very good also. However, the evening entertainment was not always on target. The live DJ was a music video on the screen with no one around and the live entertainment (which was to occur a few times while we were there) happened once with a guitarist who was very good. We also had some trouble with not having top shelf at the pool bar. We had just been at Secrets Akumal the month before and top shelf was at all the bars. Here they would have it and then run out or one time the pool attendant had to go "somewhere" to obtain the requested liquor. Don't understand why this happened.
One of our biggest problems, which was because of the natural setting of the resort, were the bugs. The first two days we had no problems--great. Then on the third day it rained and our luck changed. While in the pool, these noseeums were on the attack. These insects are relentless. I was covered with bites on my arms, back, face, and legs. Our friend also suffered from these terrible insects (you might want to look them up on the internet to see what the bites look like). They did provide bug spray but it was in the room when we were in the pool and environmentally based. To be honest, the staff looked at my bites and were providing pure aloe to help relieve the discomfort. I would strongly suggest that you bring strong bug spray to prevent this from happening. Luckily I did not get sick but I am still itching and it is over 11 days since the bites. They did fog quite heavily after the rain, but those critters still found me at night!!!! I'm a magnet for mosquito bites in the states also.
We did have a nice time. The sun was out the majority of time and the views of the ocean were wonderful. We also want to give a shout out to Jendiler--waiter noon lunch (make sure you ask what the special of the day is); Domingo at the pool bar; Robinson the sommelier at the wine room; David the cook for the wine room; and Alejandro our concierge. These people plus many more employees helped make our trip enjoyable.
So if you are coming to this resort, I suggest you bring along a powerful bug spray and you will probably have a bugfree time.
We were definitely there at an “off” time, as there were maybe 25 or so people in the whole resort!
We personally liked being the only people in the pool. And it was very different knowing all the other guests by name. Another plus was being able to dine in the private Wine Cellar three times in a week, and have specially prepared lunches (not menu items and one was on the beach) twice in a week.
How can there be a down side? Unfortunately only the Italian restaurant is open in the evening for dinner. They did offer menu items from one of the closed restaurants along with the Italian menu but it seemed monotonous going to the same place every night to eat. This is the restaurant that is not air conditioned so there are fans running between the tables. The advertised “live DJ” in the evening in the lobby was a projector screen showing old concerts (Whitney Houston, Bob Marley, ABBA, Bee Gees, etc.). It didn’t matter what the entertainment was because you couldn’t stay in the lobby to watch because the mosquitoes were horrible. My husband had so many bites on his legs, ankles and feet that our concierge gave him aloe, and extra strength repellent (other than the one that is standard in the rooms). These bites turn into welts, then bright red spots that are everyone and itch like crazy.
Our traveling friend has them everywhere except where her bathing suit was. They both still have them. They are just awful.
The wait staff here was just great and as friendly as can be. Special mention to Jandilier at lunch, Robinson at dinner, Domingo at the swim up bar, concierge Alejandro, Petey and Javier. Everyone you passed said hello.
The housekeeping was very efficient, although the rooms are a little old looking and can use some refreshing.
The spa staff were very good and the couples massage wonderful.
Overall, we had a really good vacation but it’s not high on my list for a return visit. Don’t want to risk the chance of the mosquito/bug problem.