Life, as you may have noticed, is filled with one brutally difficult decision after another.
- Is this really the soul mate of my dreams or the beginning of one long nightmare?
- Is a college degree a sound investment for me or a fool’s path to crushing debt?
- Should I vacation on a Caribbean island this year or yield to the magic of Mexico?
OK, since I am neither a marriage counselor nor a life coach, I am going to pass on offering advice regarding the first two questions. However, since I am a renowned travel maven (in the murky corners of my own mind, at least), I will gleefully presume to dispense my own brand of wisdom in regards to the last question. As I like to say, my advice is as simple as it is self-serving.
Contact me to book your next vacation at Zoëtry Villa Rolandi Isla Mujeres Cancun and you will find yourself enjoying both. The reason is, Isla Mujeres is both a Caribbean island and a charming part of Mexico. This “Island of Women” is located about eight miles off the coast of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula in the Caribbean Sea and is home to one of the most delightful resorts it will ever be your privilege to experience.
In spite of what they say, getting there is seldom half the fun. In this case, however that old saw is true. Upon arrival, you will be met at the airport and whisked to a nearby pier where you will board your aquatic transfer to your all too temporary abode. Aboard the twin hulled, 42′ power craft, the CoCoon, you will soon discover that it is not only the panoramic skyline of Cancun that begins to recede. As the high-rise hotels of Cancun gradually become less imposing in the distance, so too will the weighty responsibilities and worrisome cares of life back home. Before you can say Danaus plexippus (or “monarch butterfly” for the non-scientists in my audience), you will find yourself casting off your own cocoon thus releasing the butterfly of your better self.
For those of you who occasionally miss one of these timeless posts (unless you want an unexcused absence, I will need either a letter from your doctor or your grandmother’s funeral notice in the future), here is a quick review of the Zoëtry concept. After reading this post, you will be well versed in the subtleties of Endless Privileges and Wellness and Luxury.
With just 35 oceanfront rooms, Zoëtry Villa Rolandi is about as boutique as a resort can be. Should we ever meet, dear reader, it will become instantly obvious to you that I have weakness for all things culinary. Thus, what say we begin our tour with a look at the exquisite dining options? The stellar quality of the food comes as no surprise since Daniele Muller, the son of owner Sandro Muller and manager of the specialties restaurant “Le Mestissage”, trained at the Institut Paul Bocusse in Lyon, France. Nice pedigree!
On a recent trip with some of our travel agents, we dined at Casa Rolandi, whose offerings are styled “Gourmet Swiss-Northern Italian Cuisine”. I won’t pretend I can distinguish Swiss-Northern Italian from Northern Swiss-Italian in a dark room . . . which this obviously was . . but, for what it’s worth, I can testify that when I finished, I felt as though I had just consumed a small Swiss chalet. Yes, I know true gourmands don’t engorge themselves but moderation has never been my long suit.
Since my visit was much too brief, I did not get a chance to sample the French Mexican fusion cuisine at Le Métissage. Such a pity. Sandra, our gracious hostess for the evening, assures me that I must rectify that deficiency post-haste. Well, Sandra, I suppose if you insist though my demanding schedule precludes me getting there before, say . . . tomorrow night!
If you share my lack of dining restraint (oh, and did I mention drinking?), you are going to need somewhere nearby to waddle off to after a night of feasting and imbibing. With a mere 35 rooms, you should be able to find your lodgings with a minimum of assistance. from the helpful staff.
When you do arrive at your room, this is the type of modern décor that awaits. I personally love the fine Italian marble and the spacious design. If you feel the need to wander, but not too far, you can always retreat to your balcony for a glass of wine or a relaxing dip in your jacuzzi or, even better, combine the experiences.
I once wrote a blog post explaining why no vacation can possibly be complete without a round of golf. If, by some odd coincidence, you share this addiction as well, you can find relief (so to speak) at Playa Mujeres Golf Club where you’ll enjoy complimentary greens fees. It is a beautiful Greg Norman design with generous fairways and manicured aprons from which you can often putt. If you are not a golfer and find that last sentence incomprehensible, I suggest you just ignore it and soldier on. It won’t be the first time someone found my writing mystifying.
Lest I test the limits of your attention span, not to mention mine, I will have to leave the matter here. There is so much more that could be said about this exclusive resort. That said, the very best way to learn more is to go there and experience it for yourself! You will not be surprised when I tell you that I . . . OK, our talented staff . . . can make that happen. If you can leave tomorrow, save me a seat tomorrow night at Le Métissage.