The Excellence Resorts have been synonymous with all-inclusive adult and couples only luxury in tropical paradise locations around the world- including the lush Caribbean destination of Punta Cana. Depending on the type of vacation and environment you are looking for Excellence offers two very different experiences in Punta Cana. For those looking for a younger, modern, chic and trendy resort their newest property- Excellence El Carmen embodies that laid back Ibiza European vibe. If it’s a traditional and charming colonial Caribbean atmosphere you desire, then the Excellence Punta Cana would be the ideal choice. After completing a $45 million renovation and makeover the Excellence Punta Cana is poised to cater to the discerning traveler. For the ultimate VIP experience book a room in their exclusive Excellence club level. Guests have a private lounge and restaurant as well as a separate beach and pool area. Rooms feature upgraded amenities such as Bvlgari toiletries as well as premium liquor choices. Additionally every club level guest is treated to an Aqua Wellness Spa treatment.
Excellence El Carmen
Opened in late 2016, the Excellence El Carmen in the Dominican Republic is an adult-only property, and is one of Punta Cana’s most sophisticated and romantic resorts. When guests arrive they’ll be surprised at the lobby’s chic and modern décor with hip features and funky armchairs which lead to the hotel’s lush grounds, manicured lawns, and majestic palm trees. The resort provides the perfect escape for any traveler looking to get away from it all. The days are sunny and relaxing, the nights are subdued and romantic, perfect for a honeymoon couple.
Located on a quiet beach area in Uvero Alto, it’s far from the touristy party crowd.
Suites here are some of the most attractive in the region. The vibrant colors of the Caribbean are the inspiration behind the décor. Sunny yellows, lush flora green and ocean blues set the scene for more than a dozen different categories of suite selections. They’re all large with marble floors, and glass-enclosed whirlpools that overlook private balconies (some with ocean views).
For the ultimate indulgence, book the 3,400 square foot two story Imperial Suite that features a rooftop terrace with a private plunge pool and sun beds facing the ocean.
The resort’s dining offerings are numerous. There are twelve international restaurants that serve up culinary classics and modern twists on everyday favorites. A variety of culinary flavors are tapped from around the world including authentic Indian, French fine dining, Italian, Asian, Mexican, to tapas, steak, and unlimited lobster. Alternatively guests can opt for relaxing night in and order from their 24-hour room service menu.
During the daytime, take a dip in one of their many pools, take a private tennis lesson, or book an excursion off property to view humpback whales, or a helicopter ride to get a bird’s eye view of beautiful Punta Cana. You can also explore the area by jeep, horseback or zip line. There are also top golf courses nearby, as Punta Cana is a celebrated golf destination with world-class courses designed by some of the sport’s top architects. If you prefer to pamper yourself, the signature Miilé spa offers everything from luxurious treatments to whirlpools, plunge pools, saunas and steam rooms. The fitness center offers Yoga classes in a state-of-the-art facility.
Excellence Punta Cana
The Excellence Punta Cana, is a 464 room adult only all-inclusive Caribbean oasis located on a secluded powdery beach, just 35 miles from the Punta Cana International Airport in the Dominican Republic. The inviting traditional Caribbean styled open-air lobby is one of a few in Punta Cana with beach views that welcomes guests to paradise the minute they arrive for check in. Once arrived, however, you mostly stay within the confines of the resort, as there is not much outside the complex. Excursions are available such as snorkeling, scuba diving, zip lining, and horseback riding.
Accommodations at the Excellence Punta Cana offer guests a choice of more than a dozen suite selections from their Junior Suite to a massive 2,000 square foot Imperial Ocean View Suite. The suites reflect a beach-chic decor with bright Caribbean color accents and outfitted with king-size beds as well as stocked minibars, including beer, wine and spirits. The marble bathrooms are large with dual sinks, jetted tubs and all rooms have ensuite balconies.
For dining options, there are many choices consisting of nine world-class restaurants for dinner, one buffet restaurant, one beach snack grill and twelve bars. They offer everything from French and Northern Italian to Asian and seafood. All have an extensive wine list offered and no additional charge. Not to be missed is The Lobster House located in an open-air palapa with a tropical atmosphere serving up all things lobster. Room service is offered 24 hours at the resort.
At their Miilé Spa you’ll find native nutrient-rich botanical treatments combined with marine essentials to replenish your inner glow. The spa features whirlpools, hot and cold plunge pools, and an array of luxurious treatments. There is an outdoor, oceanfront double treatment bungalow and 13 indoor treatment rooms including a couple’s spa suite. Additionally, their fitness center offers yoga classes and a state-of-the-art gym. The resort also features three lit tennis courts, and jogging course and 2 large swimming pools.