We loved this resort! Stayed for one week in October for our anniversary and had a wonderful time. I had read many reviews before going and had very high expectations and they did not disappoint! The grounds were beautiful and very well maintained and the staff friendly and helpful. We upgraded to the Excellence Club and felt it was well worth it. Our room was in Building 10 which is where the EC Lounge is located and stopped by many times for coffee, snacks, desserts every night and they will even loan you an Ipad if you need to check your Email. We requested a room on a higher floor after reading the reviews online and got a top Floor Ocean View and it was great, vaulted ceilings make those rooms seem much larger and the view is better as well! Email ahead and they will try to accomodate any requests that you have if it is available. The mini-bar had top shelf liquor and was restocked every day, as was the fridge and snacks. They will bring you whatever you request and cleaned our room twice a day.
The pools are great and so many of them. Something for everyone - whether you want the quiet end to chill out and relax or the party atmosphere of the swim-up bar or just to float around. We spent minimal time in the pools because the beach was so fabulous we couldnt bring ourselves to leave it very much. With the Excellence Club there is a designated area of the beach with better seating, covered beach beds and a beach concierge. They treated us like royalty and we never wanted for a thing - Antonio and his crew are just amazing and took wonderful care of us. The drinks come around the clock, everything we had was just wonderful but if it isnt they will bring you something else right away. Could not have asked for better treatment on the beach and have never been so relaxed on a vacation in all my life! Even brought us pizzas from the beach bar one day when we were too relaxed to even go to lunch.
There are some mixed reviews on the food but we enjoyed everything we had. Spice was wonderful and had great steak and seafood at The Grill. All the restaurants offer a wide variety and we never waited for a table at any meal for the entire week. Enjoyed the breakfast buffet at Toscana every morning with a wide variety and loved the omelet station! We liked the Dominican night on the beach and the entertainment nightly was fun. The Michael Jackson show was especially good but we also enjoyed the Burlesque show. The Martini Bar was really good but the drinks were excellent everywhere we went.
The only negative - dont drink the water! They will warn you about this right from the beginning, bottled water is plentiful though so we had no problems but remember - dont even rinse your toothbrush in the sink water! All of the food and drinks are safe at the resort, run through a filtration system in the restaurants and bars, but in the room it is not safe to drink. Small price to pay for a little piece of heaven that is Punta Cana!
We will definitely be going back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This quaint, colonial-style resort is the ideal destination for couples seeking secluded romantic getaways. Nestled among palms on a perfect white-sand beach on a remote stretch of Punta Cana's Caribbean shoreline, Excellence Punta Cana provides the perfect All-Inclusive playground for adults only and is also home to a world-class spa, state-of-the-art fitness center and an exceptional range of activities and services. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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