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
We celebrated 25th wedding anniversary at Zoetry. The people, grounds and facilities were all very nice, and the beach and pool were peaceful and relaxing. Most of the stay was wonderful!
Some of the items others have shared concerns about, I would like to address. I read a lot about mosquitoes or bug bites. This must be dependent on the weather conditions, as we never saw bugs or were bitten. They say the resort supplies bug spray, though I never saw any in our room or elsewhere. They do fumigate periodically but other than some noise from the process, it was not bothersome.
They have you meet a representative to give you resort coupons (most of which could not be used due to restrictions) and to try to convince you to attend some 2 hour presentation about joining their vacation club, for a $200 resort credit. We declined and the rep was kind of pushy about it until I finally just said no, we are not doing it, and she backed off.
The beach was fantastic. There is seaweed along the length of the beach but they do a great job of removing that along the resort and it was not an issue at all. The water is pretty calm and easy to swim. There are a few rock/reef formations that are easy to see, either to avoid stepping on them, or to snorkel over to look for fish. (They have a water sports shack with snorkels, kayaks, and some other gear). There are a variety of lounge chairs, day beds and two person beach beds and something was always available. You can choose to be under umbrellas/thatched roofs or out in the sun. The temperature and breeze were perfect every day, very calm and relaxing. You were not right on top of other guests so there is some privacy. The beach waiters check on you periodically and will deliver drinks as needed. The drinks were kind of weak in my opinion, but otherwise tasty.
The personal concierge (ours was Wilne) was very nice and attentive, but not obtrusive. He helped arrange a cake for our anniversary and sent some wine to our room, with an appetizer/cheese tray. Very nice. He always was available to help with spa appointments or answer questions. The rest of the staff was friendly and seemed happy to be working there. There is a variable language barrier, and the staff who interact most with you can speak English adequately, but the housekeepers and groundskeepers mostly do not. The wait staff in restaurants were nice and friendly, and mostly efficient, except for a few minor episodes.
The room was very nice and comfortable, though calling it a suite is generous. It is a large single room with a partial bamboo curtain separating the sink area (two sinks). It was perfectly fine, clean and everything worked. The power went out briefly two nights and the AC does not re-set to cool after that, so we had to figure that out. The internet coverage was really very good everywhere, even out on the beach, and pretty fast. I could stream video on the beach.
The grounds were very well maintained and the buildings and facilities were mostly first rate. The public bathrooms near the pool and lobby area were pretty nice and were always clean. My wife enjoyed the yoga instructor very much, and the spa treatments she had. The fitness room had 2 treadmills, 2 bikes (that I could never figure out how to adjust) and one elliptical, but usually there were 1-2 people in there so you could get access to things. I tried the sauna and whirlpool which were in a nice facility, though I thought the water in the whirlpool area was way too hot.
The only slight negative was the food. It is not bad but not great either. Breakfast was always good, lunch was also pretty good, but dinners were mostly disappointing. We tried all 3 dinner restaurants and the food was usually bland and the seafood I had was only fair. I am not a demanding "foodie" so it was all fine, but if I had gourmet dining as a goal on this trip, I would have been unhappy.
A word about beer and wine selection. They have only a couple of beer options, local Presidente (which I did not care for) or supposedly Corona. however, they were out of Corona most places the first few days and had some other limited options that were inconsistent, Coors light, Miller or once a Heineken. Usually I'd ask for corona, they would say they were out, they offer Presidente, I ask for something else, they root around in the fridge or cooler and fish out some mass market beer from the back. Re: wine, there are a few house wines that are included, which is fine if you like the limited options (my wife likes Chardonnay, they had one spanish version). Otherwise you can order a bottle with dinner, which we did once for $55 for a mediocre bottle. One small tip if you are particular about your wine, which my wife is: we brought a couple bottles of her favorite with us in our packed bags (use Jetbags to transport), and enjoyed that before dinner, and took a big glass with us to dinner after the first night. So much for all inclusive!
One funny quirk, the steps up to our second floor room were just treads "toe-nailed" into the side frames of the stairs, with no support underneath them. They were in good shape but never would meet building code in US, and you had to hope those nails held up, as that was all that was supporting you!
Overall the trip was just what we hoped for: relaxation with no hassles and no work or obligations. The temperature was consistently ideal and sitting on the beach reading under an umbrella, with no loud party music or big crowds, was just what we wanted. We did not do any excursions other than the included horseback riding, which was fun and not too long. The resort is kind of remote so getting to other resorts or excursions incurs significant transportation costs. We were perfectly happy to stay on site at Zoetry and be pampered.
Bedding and toiletries very nice, Food was great and there were many options to choose from, room service was fast and friendly. Resort is beautiful and very relaxing. Beach is amazing, plenty of palapas and beach chairs. Pool was a bit on the cold side. Evening entertainment was less than desirable but we weren't there for the night life. Defiantly a great place to stay.
My mom and I had a wonderful time at Zoetry Punta Cana. We were looking for a quiet and relaxing vacation which is exactly what we got. At first, we thought that we may have chosen a resort that was too quiet, however, as we got settled after the first day we found that there is, in fact, a ton to do on the resort. The spa, lot's of exercise options including yoga every morning at 8:30 AM with an instructor, swimming in the pools and at the beach, as well as various types of activities scattered in throughout the week. The staff overall is wonderful, extremely friendly, and truly will give you whatever you ask for. You can be as involved or uninvolved within the community as you like. Personally, we had a fantastic stay and I would recommend this resort to friends and family.
My wife and I recently returned from Zoetry Punta Cana. We had a great experience! The staff was wonderful, the food was excellent, and the rooms exceeded our expectations. Our butler, Dio, provided us with world class service. The couples massage in the spa was very relaxing. We enjoyed the night time activities and shows. The bars serve top shelf liquor. The beach is beautiful and the flowers and landscaping throughout the resort are breathtaking. I would suggest an ocean front suite, it was well worth the money. Thank you Zoetry Agua Punta Cana for an unforgettable trip. We can't wait to return!
My wife and I visited the resort to celebrate our anniversary and had an amazing time. The resort is beautiful, the beach is great, and the staff are wonderful. The resort is peaceful and relaxing, which is just what we were looking for. Our butler was Alejandro and he made sure we had everything we wanted and more. He was excellent. Joel, Marcelo, Rosie, Alfredo, and Yesica provided great service and were so friendly. We look forward to returning!