Why Traveling To An Island Was The Best Decision Ever

Tired. Rushed. Pale.

These three words described how I’ve been feeling the past 10 months since I got married, got a full-time job and started trying to become an adult.

I felt like I couldn’t get my life together no matter how hard I tried to meal prep, go to bed early, or be pro-active like working out, any normal adulting activity was impossible for me to conquer.

Can you relate?

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I just got back from my trip to Mexico and honestly, I couldn’t wait to share it with anyone and everyone. It was just what me and my husband needed to re-evaluate and hit refresh on our busy lives.

Yes, life does move on after vacationing, Mondays are a thing again and it’s time to dust off my planner. But the needed time away has already made my day-to-day routine so much sweeter. And being a little sun-kissed doesn’t hurt either.

So, here’s why traveling to an island was the best decision ever.

Why Traveling To An Island Was The Best Decision Ever:

1. YOU “HAVE” TO TRAVEL BY YACHT TO GET THERE

 

We flew into Cancun for the first part of our stay in Mexico and our transfer took us to a marina. We waited with champagne in hand for our yacht. Yes, you heard me, yacht for a 10 minute ride across the ocean where we arrived at a little Zoetry Villa Rolandi in Isla Mujeres.

2. YOU TRULY FEEL RESTED AND RELAXED

The slow pace of the island helped us unplug and disconnect from our phones. When was the last time you put your phone on airplane mode and decided to just sit in silence?

Yeah, I couldn’t remember either.

Sitting under a beach umbrella, hearing the waves crash against the shore and getting away from our daily lives caused us to experience the culture and see the beauty that was all around us.

At Zoetry Villa Rolandi in Isla Mujeres

 

3. YOU’RE REMINDED HOW TO EXPLORE LIKE A KID AGAIN

Zoetry offers a Health and Wellness Program to its guests. So one day we went on a bike tour to “Punta Sur” to see the edge of Mexico. Mexico is beautiful people. Beautiful.

Bike tour at Zoetry in Isla Mujeres

 

4. YOU TREAT YOUR TASTE BUDS TO DELICIOUS FOOD

All Inclusives have some of the best food I’ve ever tasted in my life. At Zoetry Villa Rolandi, there were two restaurants and one was only open for dinner offering a 7-course meal. And yeah, it was free.

When we weren’t in the mood to get dress up, it was the perfect scenario for room service. And it was impeccable.

Also the guacamole and chips in Mexico is the best I’ve ever had. You have to try it.

Left to right: Zoetry Villa Rolandi 7-course meal restaurant, Secrets Maroma, Zoetry

 

5. GET QUALITY TIME WITH YOUR TRAVEL BUDDY

There’s no way to go to a resort and not get that oh-so-needed quality time.

Zoetry resorts are an ideal atmosphere for when you need uninterrupted time with your significant other or close family. It’s a family-friendly resort so kids are allowed. It was the perfect resort for us to really stop and feel relaxed.

For the second part of our trip we stayed at Secrets Maroma in Cancun which was a great mix from the slow-pace tranquility of Zoetry. Secrets is Adults Only where you can’t go wrong if you’re a honeymooner but never fear, there were empty-nester partying with the best of them. It was super trendy and a good mix of entertaining and luxurious.

Taken on the beach at Secrets Maroma

 

6. UNLIMITED DRINKS

The drinks. The drinks. THE DRINKS, PEOPLE. From a mango tango, classic mojito, or a nice healthy fruit concoction to mix things up, they had everything under the sun. Also there’s unlimited soda so yeah that’s awesome.

My personal favorites: Mango Tango before lunch
Mojito with Blue Curacao in the afternoon
Chocolate Martini at night for dessert.

Pictures taken at Zoetry Villa Rolandi but all these drinks can be found at any All Inclusive resort

 

7. MEETING NEW FACES

Our resort staff was AMAZING. They got to know us by name and would bring out our favorite drinks sometimes without us even having to ask!

At Zoetry Villa Rolandi we became good pals with Alexander and one morning he offered to bring us local coffee from his favorite coffee shop.

At Secrets Maroma our concierge Roberto was awesome. He told the staff when it was my birthday and they decorated our room with balloons and sent me my own personal birthday cake.

Staff from Zoetry Villa Rolandi

 

8. THEY TAKE POOLS TO A NEW LEVEL

I can’t say enough about the pools. From the views to the tranquility and even the convenience of having a bar IN the pool (so you don’t have to get out, stand in a long line in a soaking wet bathing suit with your feet burning underneath you from the hot pavement)…yeah resort pools are just better.

For tranquil quiet pools with magnificent views: Stay at a Zoetry resort

For pools that are active and relaxing at the same time: Stay at a Secrets resort and keep your eye out for the foam parties. They’re pretty entertaining.

Left to right: Zoetry Villa Rolandi, Secrets Maroma, Zoetry

 

9. LAYING ON A BEACH… AND THAT’S IT

Isn’t it amazing when your only agenda for the day is to lay on a beach…and that’s it? You’ll be amazed how refreshing this is for your soul to just stand in the ocean and just let the waves come to you.

For one of the best beaches in the world, travel to Secrets Maroma. They have beach wait-service where they bring you whatever drink from the bar you want. All. Day. Long.

And yeah, they’re all free.

Secrets Maroma beach

10. RESORTS ARE JUST REALLY BEAUTIFUL

Whatever your perception of a resort may be, in my experience I’ve seen that AMResorts are the most intentional and beautiful when it comes to their design and service. Every nook and aspect of these two resorts was well-thought out and photogenic. You feel like you’re in another world whenever you’re there.

Left to right: Zoetry, Secrets, a resort on the island of Isla Mujeres

 

So, if you can’t remember the last time you got away with your significant other, best girl friends, or had a family get-together, then escaping to Mexico may be the answer for you. At least it was for me.

Ready to have a life-changing trip? 

Your ticket to relaxation is here my friend! Give us a call.

4 thoughts on “Why Traveling To An Island Was The Best Decision Ever

    • BlueSun Vacations Post authorReply

      Hey, Blake — you really do! And, here’s some inside scoop… we’ve seen Zoetry Villa Rolandi pop up on our deals page before. To stay updated on our latest deals, subscribe to our email list or, even better, give us a call at 800-683-4977. Have a beachy day!

  1. Karen Reply

    Dear Claire,

    Thank you so much for your kind words about our property #ZoetryVillaRolandi
    We really appreciated it! <3

    We do our best for our guests!

    Kind regards,
    Karen Nuñez

    • Claire Ward Post authorReply

      Karen! How exciting to hear from you and honored that you read my blog about your amazing property in Isla Mujeres. My husband and I truly felt taken care of and valued by every single individual working at Zoetry Villa Rolandi. As the #1 Apple Vacations Provider, our company loves getting any opportunity to visit AMResorts properties like yours. If you would like to share this blog or share photos from our trip, you are welcome to!

      You can tag “BlueSun Vacations” on Facebook and you can find your resort on our website at https://www.bluesunvacations.com/hotels/mexico/cancun/589-zoetry-villa-rolandi-isla-mujeres

      So good to hear from you and excited to stay in touch through Facebook. Your page looks great! Keep up the good work.

      Warmest Wishes,
      Claire Ward
      claire@bluesunvacations.com

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