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January 29, 2014updated Dec 20, 2023

Five Diamonds Equal a Real Jewel: Riviera Maya’s Luxury All Inclusive at its Best

By Chris Boyle

zoetry paraiso de la bonita_The secret of a true luxury boutique resort (under 100 rooms) is its ability to offer the comforts and amenities of a larger property without losing the charm, privacy, and personality that only one-of-a-kind resort hideaways can provide.

The Zoetry name, created to describe a place where “life intersects poetry”, is profoundly expressed in this Mexican Caribbean sanctuary appropriately named Paraiso de la Bonita – Pretty Paradise.

Unlike some hotels, where a single feature seems to be their signature, it is the total experience that is remembered at Paraiso de la Bonita.  The “password” at this ultra-all-inclusive resort is Endless Privileges*, which is much more than a slogan; it is an attitude that carries throughout the 14 acre natural reserve.

Set magnificently between the turquoise Caribbean Sea and the emerald mangrove jungle common to the Yucatan peninsula, Zoetry presents a true melding of man and nature.

For the sophisticated traveler, who defines luxury by a standard that can pass the test of international celebrities, business leaders, and private jet globe trotters; this jewel by the sea more than equals the criteria of its Five Diamond status.

Starting before a guest enters the lobby, there is an emotion that you are about to encounter something special. If there is one theme that might come close to relating that feeling it would be “wellness”. Not just in the physical perceptiveness, but in a holistic sagacity. Everything is centered on the wellbeing of every resident guest. The attention to each person’s individual needs, wants, desires, and happiness does not go unnoticed. It a place where everyone knows your name after the first night’s stay.

A favorite feature of the resort is their matchless approach to each suite. At Paraiso de la Bonita the term suite is an honest representation of both the layout and custom décor of each vacation “home-away-from-home”.

Suites have names not numbers. Designations like Nairobi, Ajmer, or Bali, give a hint to the sunny, spacious living area and bedroom that are individually decorated with an eclectic collection of hand selected art and sculptures, artifacts and fabrics from the far reaches of the world. From the private terraces visitors will gaze out at the brilliant blue Caribbean or lush tropical gardens, accented by private plunge pools or swaying hammocks.

This spirit transfers to the dining experience, both casual and formal, through the subtle introduction of “wellness” offerings and caloric/fat/carb calculations on every menu.  This consciousness does not inhibit a full array of comfort food possibilities. The open, but compact design of the resort’s public areas, allows multiple culinary options to be presented without any inconvenience to the guest or the service staff.

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A brick oven and open-air grill are serving customized personal pizzas, hamburgers, calzones, steaks and seafood specialties, while others enjoy fresh sushi and sashimi without leaving the comfort of their double-wide poolside lounge.  Ask and you shall receive the order of the day.

The Thalasso Wellness Center utilizes a unique European approach incorporating ancient traditions with modern health science to offer a wide range of both beauty and wellness treatments whose benefits include improved sleep, stress reduction, relief for a variety of pain, arthritis, muscular, circulatory and skin conditions, weight loss and cellulite reduction.

The 22,000 sq. ft. oceanfront Thalasso Center & Spa offers guests a wide range of treatments, including traditional massages and facials to signature treatments such as ‘Thalassotherapy’. 

Thalassotherapy, which comes from the Greek words, “thalasso” meaning “sea water” and “therapia” meaning “therapy”, is exactly its meaning: sea water therapy. Thalassotherapy cleanses and invigorates your body through the use of freshly heated seawater, seaweed and marine mud that infuse the skin with minerals and nutrients and help eliminate toxins.

Another very appealing feature is the ability to discover the best of the Mexican Caribbean with ‘Marina La Bonita’. Perfectly situated at Zoëtry Paraiso de la Bonita, ‘Marina La Bonita’ offers guests the best experiences in sailing, fishing and scuba diving and snorkeling.

The private and professionally crewed charters at Marina La Bonita provides guests with supreme luxury and intimacy on their excursions, while maintaining a safe and exciting experience.  Full breakfast and lunch menus are also available to guests depending on the duration of their journey.

With their own fleet of seafaring options ranging from the 48’ Catamaran ‘La Bonita’ and tournament equipped fishing cruisers to the convenient marine shuttle service from the resort to the nearby fishing village of Puerto Morelos, guests never have to venture more than a few yards to depart from the resort’s private pier.

The true magic of Zoetry Paraiso de la Bonita is how so many vacation experiences are orchestrated seamlessly into a single symphony of relaxation, revitalization, romance and recreation.

It is perfectly situated along Cancun’s famed Riviera Maya just 20 minutes from Cancun’s International Airport and a must visit for any traveler with a desire to truly experience the best the Mexican Caribbean has to offer.


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