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
My girlfriend and I just returned from Zoëtry Agua in Punta Cana, and it was fantastic. We were there for 7 nights, and the weather and hotel amenities were wonderful.
Pro's: The staff! Juan was a perfect personal assistant and was a huge help with special requests and providing information. We also really enjoyed Oliver and Alejandra. Beyond the staff, the beach, pool, and restaurants were wonderful. It was a great place to relax and take a break. The resort truly made every effort to accommodate our requests at any time.
Con's: There doesn't appear to be an activity coordinator at the resort, so the activities are limited. For example, they have a sand volleyball tournament listed every other day, but don't have anyone available to organize it, and they don't have the court marked in any way. The one day there were enough guests willing to play, we had to use our feet to drag lines in the sand. Not a major deal, but worth a heads up to others. The other possible issue you may run into is special menu requests. Other than your personal assistant, not many other staff members speak english. This caused a couple issues when trying to make alterations to a menu item. The food is great, but if you're a picky eater, you may find yourself using your personal assistant frequently to get food made the way you want it.
Overall, it was an absolutely wonderful stay in paradise.
My husband and I just returned from a 6 day vacation at Zoetry to celebrate both of our birthdays (my husband’s 60th) and Anniversary. We chose Zoetry from the Trip Advisor ratings and the appeal of a smaller, more intimate property that offers attentive service, relaxation and wellness. Zoetry far exceeded our expectations!! First of all, our butler, Juan, helped to create our best vacation ever! He made our week of celebration extra special-he is professional, hard-working, funny and kind and made us feel right at home from the start. He always seemed to show up at just the right moment whether it was surprising us with special birthday dinner plans or helping us with Larimar shopping! We loved the romantic junior suite with pool access. The bed was super comfortable and housekeeping kept the room immaculate. The property itself is beautiful, and thanks to the friendliness and genuine hospitality of the people, we soaked up the relaxed, “be happy” vibe and left feeling renewed from this memorable vacation.
My husband and I went to Zoetry Agua from May 7th - 12th for our honeymoon and it was the best week of our lives!! From the moment we arrived and were given a cool welcome towel and a cold drink to our quick and easy check out, the staff at Zoetry takes care of everything. We had never been to an all inclusive before but after all the work of planning the wedding I wanted a place where we could relax from sunup to sundown, eat anything, drink everything and do nothing. This was all that & more!
First and foremost I can't say enough good things about our butler Carlos. Klok Carlos!?!?!? He helped pick us a room with one of the best views for our room type, made sure our minibar was always stocked with what we wanted, helped get our room service to us quicker and planned a special day for us that included breakfast on the patio, a unique dessert in our room and coordinated with our housekeeper Maria to do up a rose petal filled tub for when we came back from dinner. He'd find us multiple times during each day to check in and see how we were doing and if there was anything we needed. Our stay would not have been as enjoyable without him and I want to say thank you again Carlos for everything you did!!!
Tip: Download WhatsApp before you get there for easy communication with your butler & back home. It works over the wifi so you don't have to pay your carrier for international texting.
The resort itself was gorgeously landscaped, quiet and felt like a private island. The beach was clean (it is the ocean so there is some seaweed but they rake as needed) with soft sand, plentiful beds & chairs and warm clear water. The reef keeps the larger waves away and we spent hours each day swimming. There are also multiple waitresses on the beach and around the two main pools coming over all the time to ask what you'd like to drink or if you need food. We hardly ever finished a drink and then waited around for another - their service was very prompt. Take a break from the beach & the pool in the hydro room with steam & sauna at the spa too (no extra charge).
Tip: Bring your own sunscreen & plenty of it. It's available in the gift shop but it's more expensive and the sun is bright! We brought bug spray as well but never had to use - they provided you some in your room and they also spray for mosquitos 3 times a day.
The room was clean and the bed was very comfortable (we were in a Romantic Pool View room #251). I requested one with the outside Bali bed and I'm glad I did - we napped on it several times. They also provide a tablet in the room that gives information about the resort including restaurant menus & spa services, some internet sites, local and world news papers and the "SunDial" a schedule of any events or entertainment happening that day & the next day plus notes about when the restaurants are open.
The food was all delicious!! Each restaurant had more familiar dishes to pick from plus local ones. We tried all three dinner restaurants (Olena twice), had breakfast at Piragua each morning (same menu at both AM options), got pastries at the coffee shop, had room service twice and also tried something different for lunch at Indigo everyday. All the restaurants have appetizer, entree and dessert options for each meal. You can order as little or as much as you want - everything (except some specialty wines on a separate list) is included. They'll do special orders as well - one morning I just wanted a plain bagel with fruit and it was no issue and my husband added lobster tail to his dinner once. It may vary but for us all the restaurants were open each day. Amaya was closed just one night for a private event but looking at the SunDial we knew that in advance so it was no issue. The fewer amount of rooms means less people in general at the resort so we never waited for a table even during peak lunchtime.
Tip: Try the Dominican breakfast & Yaniqueques for breakfast, the tuna tartar & grouper ceviche for lunch at Indigo, the filet at Olena for dinner and the basil pasta from room service.
The sun had us beat & tired most days but three nights we went to the lobby bar for the live entertainment and to sip on my new favorite spirit Mama Juana! Joaquin severs it straight up at room temp in a shot glass as it should be! There was a bonfire with DJ on the beach one night which was fun as well (although it was funny to hear loud music after so much peaceful quiet). Gilberto at the pool bar makes the best rum punch drink out of all the bartenders. It got to the point the girls would just walk up to us with "dos rum punch" because they knew that's what we'd ask for.
Last tips have to do with the booking & airport/transportation. First, I found a cheaper price on Booking.com but since I always feel more comfortable booking directly with a hotel I called them up and asked if they would price match. Turns out they do price match for that site and I was ale to afford an upgraded room type AND saved almost a full day's cost vs the hotel website. Second, buying online & printing your "Tourist Card" in advance helps you skip one line upon entry - although it was not very busy on a Monday afternoon it did save us time. Third, pay the extra for a private AmStar transport & book it through the Zoetry site. Zoetry is 45 minutes north of the airport & the last of the three AmResorts so if your transport isn't private you will stop at others which can delay your arrival an indeterminable amount of time. I read this tip in other reviews and glad I took it.
Finally, we didn't feel the need to do any of the excursions because eating, drinking and lounging was so enjoyable but they all looked fun so maybe next time. (Yes, I've already started saving for our return trip!)
Thank you a million times Zoetry Agua for an amazing honeymoon experience!!
Having traveled to several international locations I have to say getting spoiled with beauty and service at Zoetry Agua was a breathtakingly beautiful experience. There are so many people to thank, Jose Ferrand, Alfredo, Ariel, Alenny, Ambiorix, Maira, Jendi and so many others. They go the distance to see that everything is perfect for you, and if it's not, it's only because you didn't ask. They went to extraordinary lengths to help me celebrate my birthday, a special cake, champagne and beautiful flowers on our beds. They made us feel like royalty from hello. Every area of Zoetry was handled with so much care. I loved feeling like I was on a private island with everything I could ever need. Everywhere you turn your needs are cared for and if you want privacy, that isn't a problem either as they remember everything from if you like tea or an extra bottle of wine. So PERFECT!
Jose Ferrand (our butler) became a huge part of our stay and offered his assistance whenever we needed it. He made sure that my friend had a special cake and champagne for her birthday. He answered any text message immediately. He made sure he found us each day we were there, no matter if we were laying on the beach or walking the grounds. His goal was our happiness.
Two of the bellboys, Ariel and Ambrionix were extremely helpful and kind to us. They always kind words and conversation whenever we saw them.
The food was outstanding, the spa was a special retreat that was also an amazing experience.
Alfredo from room service went over and above for us. He made certain that we always had exactly what we ordered, and offered other fare that was not on the menu. We looked forward to his conversations with us, and learned about the culture and customs of the Dominican Republic. The evening before we left, he presented us with a magnificent chocolate creation that was beyond amazing. We will remember this vacation as one of the very best ever.
Alenny was also a dear one for us on this trip. She always had a smile and love in her heart for us whenever we ran into her on the grounds.