Just returned from our 30th anniversary trip to Zoetry. Can't say enough good about it. We arrived in a torrential storm with the power going out. Still were greeted with enthusiasm and warmth. Managed to get a hot meal too!!
I would however like to address the complaints of others. First of all, if you are expecting things to be as they are at home, then stay home! Don't go to another country! Remember the expression, When in Rome...?
I heard complaints about the beach yet every morning and through out the day there were staff on the beach cleaning and scooping up debris and seaweed. Is it their fault that there had been a lot of rain and the local river had flooded? As for the pool, we watched from our suite every morning as the staff cleaned and scrubbed it. One day it was actually scrubbed with a sponge, by hand! Now that is dedication. We had maid service 3 times a day. Our floors were scrubbed, our towels changed out, and flower blossoms were placed on the bed. Each day the bed was arranged a little differently, very creative. As for repairs, yes they are working on the walkways however we never heard any noise except during the day. Our sleep was not disturbed in any way. Bugs, what do you expect, you are in the islands. The bug spray in the room was very effective and we used it in the evening so we could sit outside. The fumigation, the daily Sundial was very explicit about when it was being done. We had plenty of time to go inside during the spraying. As for the language barrier, all the staff worked very hard to understand and speak english but come on, you are in a foreign country, it is really your job to try and understand them, not the other way around. We did miss out on the beach barbeque due to two weddings but we never lacked for food. Always available and always plentiful.
We had a second floor junior suite and I would highly recommend it. More private than the first floor rooms and we had a wonderful view of both the ocean and the pool. Could even watch the weddings from our balcony!! It was like living in a treehouse and we loved it.
The staff was awesome! Hats off to Jaimie who entertained us in the evening with his wit and his dance lessons. David, you were awesome! "Over the top". The spa was wonderful. Partake of the complimentary massage but don't hesitate to go back for another!!
My only slightly negative comment would be about the food. The menus in the three restaurants did not change during the week. Although there was plenty to choose from it would have been nice to have an occasional 'special'. The one time we were offered the special menu, most of the items were not available or were changed. I ordered a potato salad and got a beet salad, weird. Loved the authors dinner. Our best meal. Loved the rolls and snacks at the Cocoa cafe too. That passionfruit dessert, amazing!!
Don't go here if you are expecting wild nightlife. Do go here if you want elegance, attentiveness, relaxation, gorgeous scenery and a romantic setting. It was our first experience with an all-inclusive and it was worth every penny!!!! Definitely honeymoon/anniversary material!!