Getaway to Riviera Maya and the Exquisite Zoetry Paraiso de la Bonita



Getaway to Zoetry in Riviera Maya

The final stop on our summer getaway to Riviera Maya was unforgettable. We started with an enjoyable week at Secrets Silversands, then made our way to Zoetry Paraiso de la Bonita for five days. This oceanfront boutique hotel is one of the most luxurious travel experiences ever for us. With just 90 suites, and all-inclusive luxury, we felt completely pampered. As we had hoped, this was the perfect spot to celebrate our 15th wedding anniversary.




Following our concierge check-in it was just a short walk, through lush foliage on a stone path, to our top floor suite, named ‘Dadra’, with sweeping views of the sea.









Bathroom suite

The balcony was overlooking the beach and sea…

as was this picturesque blue one off the bedroom.




There are no room numbers at Zoetry. Each suite is named after a place the Mexican architect, Carlos Gosselin, visited with his beloved wife. I had the pleasure of meeting the charming Mr. Gosselin, who still lives at Zoetry part of the year, and sharing my appreciation of his designs and attention to detail. The suites and grounds are filled with his extensive collection of art pieces and sculptures from his travels. Much more than decor, you feel a museum quality to the spaces–and yet it is all supremely comfortable.


I’m thinking I could live here…


I was so enamored with the suite that I shot a quick video tour:


It was definitely time to chill in the beautiful pool.




We discovered that you don’t carry a towel at Zoetry. Towels are brought by staff and arranged–perfectly tucked in–on the loungers for you. The service at Zoetry is incredible and staff is warm and friendly, always responding to requests with, “It is my pleasure.” This is handsome Pablo, one of our favorite guys poolside!




Back at the suite, there were some sublime moments of relaxation. The room service menu is gourmet, and the suite is so welcoming that some guests dine en-suite for their entire visit. A daily bottle of champagne is also delivered. Cheers! We may have been tempted to stay in the suite more often, but we made some lovely friends while visiting at Zoetry. With a resort so small it’s easy to meet friends from all over the world and stay in touch through Facebook.



Cheers to 15 years of marriage (and yes, it did feel like the entire trip was one big celebration;).

Isn’t that the point of vacation and a getaway to Riviera Maya?

Zoetry pool at dusk



The beach loungers make for a perfect daytime spot or catching the colors of the sea and sky at dusk after a walk.


Zoetry is a small boutique hotel, yet the dining options are incredible. From beach side mesquite grill at El Chiringuito–where Scott tried to ‘set the night on fire’–to the excellence of fusion style at La Canoa with Cusine de los Soles–to a romantic wine cellar gourmet dinner for two to celebrate our anniversary; we had one of the best culinary experiences of our lives at Zoetry.



A few instagram shots…

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We also indulged in spa and water treatments at the Thalassotherapy spa at Zoetry. The options for healthy, restorative treatments–based on health through water– are endless. From sunset sailing cruises to cooking classes to cigar rolling and yoga, there is always something to do at Zoetry Pariaso de la Bonita…or you can choose to do nothing at all. I look forward to posting more of our adventures at this amazing place and our time at Secrets Silversands. Here’s a sneak peek at our sunset sail and a cooking class.

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Thank you from both Scott and me for the

wonderful anniversary wishes! xx


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We are members of Unlimited Vacation Club which includes Secrets and Zoetry resorts. Our membership includes the ability to refer friends who will receive all upgrades and amenities. Part of our stay was free based on the generous referral program by Unlimited Vacations. If you would like to learn more about Unlimited Vacations and to book a getaway here.

Heather Lindstrom

Riviera Maya Getaway

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Dearest Heather!
Oh how I enjoyed following snippets of your celebration of 15 fabulous years on IG, I even enjoy more you sharing the full scenes of the trip with us today.You are stunning in your dresses and I love your hat. The views, the details and oh the water, every single detail looks perfect to me! You created memories that will last a life time, and this is just what life is all about isn’t it? I know the sweet memories I have accumulated are such a joy ,and comfort to me when life throws me a curve ball or even if I am just encountering a particular stressful day. You make a precious couple and your husband looks like such a kind and caring man.


What wonderful words, Jemma! I agree with you about memories bringing joy, especially when we get weighed down with the stresses of life. Thanks for the kind compliments and wishes my sweet friend.


Looks like a fabulous time!


We found it to be the perfect place for a celebration. Thanks so much! xx


Heather this place looks wonderful! The view from the balcony and ….the beach towel attendants were perfectly lux details. I’m so glad you guys had such a great spot to celebrate your anniversary.


Thanks so much, Leslie! This suite-and the design of the boutique resort-was really impressive. Honestly, with the addition of a kitchen space, I think I could down size to this kind of space in a heartbeat. ;)


Wonderful pictures, Heather. Your room looks so luxurious, and the balcony view is stunning. What a nice place to celebrate your anniversary.

love, ~Sheri


Thanks so much, Sheri! I was so happy we made this choice for our anniversary trip–it was really perfect! I’m off to visit Paris on your blog! :)


How absolutely glorious Heather. I love following along on your fabulous adventures and seeing you as such a very happy couple!!

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I’m so happy to hear that my blog is a sunny escape for you, Karena! Thanks for the kind words today!


OH Heather, that view….that OCEAN VIEW! And that blue iron balcony is so lovely. The suite is elegant and a bottle of champagne, every day???? That is a vacation. You are a world-class traveler and you know how to pick the right accommodations! You have had a memorable vacation (so did we) and the ocean has refreshed us! I go back to school this Friday for a meeting and honestly, I’m not ready TODAY, but I’ll be ready on Friday to get back into the game. It’s just been too nice outside to even think of being inside an overly-air conditioned building all day!



Good news, Anita! You are so right! You aren’t ready yet–but you will be ready by Friday. I started back on Tuesday and am already getting into the swing. ;) You will too! Thanks for your sweet comments–this place will live in my mind during stressful days at work. I have the photos on my screensavers for a little sunny escape when I need it!


Stunningly beautiful! Thanks for the tour Heather, a beautiful destination to celebrate your anniversary. xx Karen


Can you tell I absolutely loved this place, Karen? The design aspect was incredible–especially for a beachside resort. Thanks so much for your comments. Have a great day!

Love to hear from you!