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  • Writer's pictureJessie Ladipo

Your Essential Guide to Every Excellence Resort

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Submerge yourself in spectacular tropical scenery brimming with luxury when you stay at the best all-inclusive resort brands in the Caribbean. Designed for travelers who seek a magnificent getaway in an enchanting oasis, Excellence has eight hotels delivering all you need for an adults-only getaway. Here is your essential guide to every Excellence resort.

Redefine luxury at Excellence Playa Mujeres, a beachfront oasis that brings a fresh attitude to the all-inclusive concept. Here, excellent service encounters modern style. Every detail is extraordinary, from world-class restaurants, entertainment, and vast suites. Boredom will not be an issue with nine restaurants, 11 bars, and seven pools.

Cons: The ground floor rooms lack privacy, and the beach is not as large and wide as other resorts in the brand.

Riviera Cancun is an all-inclusive luxury residing along a stunning stretch of beach north of Puerto Morelos. The location is lovely; you can have your toes in the sand 20-minutes after leaving the airport. It offers six attractive pools, five hot tubs, ten international restaurants, a beachside grill. Food is especially good for an all-inclusive.

Cons: Seaweed can be a problem, and several of their restaurants strictly adhere to their dress code.

Secreted away in a private corner of paradise, the Excellence Oyster Bay is one of northern Jamaica's most excellent all-inclusive resorts. The resort occupies a private peninsula about 40 minutes west of Montego Bay. The vibe is elegant, from the lovely pool to the immaculate beach and multiple dining options. Rooms are spacious and contemporary.

Cons: You will be in for long lines at the a la carte restaurants, and the hydrotherapy circuit costs extra.

Thanks to a 45-million dollar renovation Excellence Punta Cana is now one of the best luxury resorts in Punta Cana. You will need to upgrade to the Excellence Club to access better beach beds and a private swimming pool.

Cons: While the beach is lovely, the waves are rough, and you can't go to the Teppanyaki restaurant without reservations.

Excellence El Carmen is a luxury resort sitting on an idyllic beach in the serene Uvero Alto. Its 492 modern suites have lavish interiors and high-end features like free liquor bottles and jetted tubs overlooking private verandahs; I suggest upgrading to a 2-story suite complete with a private rooftop pool.

Cons: El Carmen doesn't have the best food, and there are no 24 bars or clubs.

If you are looking for a quiet, exclusive, relaxed, and romantic honeymoon, Beloved might be the answer to your prayers. It is an intimate boutique luxury resort with only 109 suites, four a la carte restaurants, a gorgeous white-sand beach, an incredible spa three gorgeous pools.

Cons: The resort is remote, so there is nothing nearby. Also, seaweed can be an issue.

The opulent beachfront Finest opened in 2015 with a bright, modern aesthetic. In addition to the trendy design, the 450 rooms have complimentary minibars, flat-screen TVs, espresso makers, and balconies. Standout features include a chic spa and ten pools.

Cons: It is one of the only two family-friendly resorts in the Excellence brand, and the restaurants don't have the best reviews.

Finest Punta Cana is a brand new (opened in October of 2021) playground that engages, excites, and offers plenty of enjoyment and relaxation. Sleek, modern, and stunning design will surround you; it creates a perfect unforgettable experience in every corner. Even great resorts need a year to work out the kinks, so this Fall, we will have a better idea of what the Finest Punta Cana will become.

Cons: It's a little early to know what the cons will be, but you need to know that the beach is divided into three sections the Excellence Club, the Finest Club, and the regular beach. If you don't upgrade to a club room, there is a lot of beachfront that you won't be able to use.

There are eight resorts under the Excellence brand, and they reside in Mexico, Jamaica, and the Domini an Republic. Each is unique, and they all have strengths and weaknesses. If you desire a honeymoon suite that wows, then Excellence would be a good fit for you.

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