My wife and I stayed at EPM from Oct 9 thru Oct 15 to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary. We wanted to do something really special for this anniversary so we looked long and hard at the options. I can honestly say that we TOTALLY made the right choice with picking Excellence Playa Mujeres.
What we liked:
- The staff : The level of service is top notch. Everyone is so friendly and ready to serve.
- The room : We had a rooftop terrace room in the 8000 building and it was amazing. Clean, elegant, spacious, romantic. Bed was firm, but not too firm. My wife and I enjoyed the large shower (probably big enough for 3 or 4 people). We also enjoyed channel 50 :-). The rooftop terrace is just amazing. We slept on one of the rooftop beds until about 3am one night. The stars are just amazing.
- The food : We loved the variety of the food offered. Our favorite restaurant was the French restaurant (Chez Isabelle). It's certainly the most elegant of the bunch. Only downside is the wait time (over an hour both times we ate there). But, we just hung out at the Martini bar and they gave us a buzzer to let us know when our table was ready. We ordered room service each morning for breakfast. Loved having breakfast on our balcony each morning.
- The beach : From the reviews I read of the EPM beach, I really had low expectations of the beach. However, we were pleasantly surprised. The sand was nice and soft and there were always lounge chairs available for us. There was a decent amount of seaweed that washes up on the shore each day....which really didn't bother us too much. They have a tractor that comes by every now and then to clean it up. The water temperature at the beach was just perfect and the size of the waves was ideal for us (not too big, not too small).
- The spa : We booked a couples massage by the ocean. Incredible. The hydro circuit that they have you go thru prior to your massage is amazing.
- Beach beds : Our last night, we spent a couple hours in that evening just lounging on one of the beds on the beach. No one bothered us and it probably something we should have done more than one evening.
What we didn't like (or thought could be improved):
- Disco/Night Club : Dance floor is too small and choice of music was just not on par with what we were hoping for.
- Drinks : Overall, the mixed drinks seemed weak and heavy on the mixers (probably a blessing). By the end of our stay, we were ordering a shot along with our drink - and would then pour the shot into our drink.
- Topless participation : My wife was looking forward to spending a lot of the time at the beach and pool topless (of course, I was looking forward to this too!). During our entire stay, we only saw two women topless at the beach. This didn't stop my wife, but it certainly did make her feel a lot more self conscious about it. We never saw anyone topless at the pools...though my wife did wear a white see-thru-when-wet bikini one of the days at the "party pool".
What we didn't do:
- Excursions : We didn't even get to do everything there was to do at the resort. We just didn't feel the need to leave the resort.
We're definitely going back as soon as we can....and we're going to invite some of our friends to come along with us. :-)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Luxury adults-only resort nestled among seven swimming pools on a powdery white sand beach, in a community that boasts a spectacular Greg Norman signature golf course. This jewel of Cancun sets a new standard of luxury for all-inclusives with finely tuned amenities such as one-of-a-kind accommodations including two-story rooftop terrace suites with a private Plunge pool, meticulous service, gourmet cuisine, an exquisite spa and the signature Excellence Club. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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