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EXCELLENCE EL CARMEN A new adventure in Dominican Republic

The Most Blissful Locale Among Punta Cana Resorts

In Punta Cana, warmth radiates from the tropical sun, the Caribbean Sea and the hospitality of the Dominican people. At Excellence El Carmen, you’ll find seclusion, not isolation, on a gorgeous golden sand beach of coconut palms where the Caribbean meets the Atlantic. Romance revolves around 23 pools, a world-class spa, lush landscaping and contemporary tropical architecture. Leave your wallet and your worries behind. Here, everything is included. 














Five-star luxury runs through every spacious Punta Cana suite. 

The vibrant colors of the Caribbean are the inspiration behind the décor. Sunny yellows, lush flora greens and ocean blues set the scene for a transfixing mix of island charm and elegance.
Excellence Excellence El Carmen offers a choice of more than a dozen suite selections:


From the moment you arrive, you will experience the Excellence Club difference. You’ll be treated to express check-in and check-out service in a private VIP lounge area. The lounge is solely for the use of Club guests and has free Internet access, snack buffets and bar service. Consider it your own private club to use any time. Expect ultra-pampering, ultra-privilege.

Our staff is on hand 24 hours a day to make sure your stay as comfortable as possible and that every aspect is attended to even the smallest details. The fresh flowers in your room will surprise you, the daily fresh fruit, premium mini bar and Bvlgari toiletries will delight you. And Club benefits extend beyond your suite. Guests enjoy a private beach area and, depending on the property, a private pool area, along with a Club-members only bar.



DINING at Excellence EL CARMEN

At Excellence El Carmen, dining isn’t an afterthought. It’s the main event. Twelve international restaurants serve up culinary classics and modern twists on everyday favorites.

Italian, French, Asian, Indian, Mexican, plus steak, lobster and grill specialties.

Every meal is an experience, exquisitely presented and impeccably served. You’ll find an extensive wine menu, plus vegetarian options in all restaurants for dinner.

Dine wherever, whenever, however. Even in the privacy of your own suite. Room service is available 24 hours a day. All meals, snacks and alcoholic beverages are included in El Carmen’s all-inclusive getaways.


Authentic Mexican food and Tex-Mex favorites

Playa Mujeres is the ideal place in Cancun to sample authentic Mexican food and Tex-Mex favorites like burritos and fajitas--as mild as you like or as spicy as you can handle.  Our menu is filled with delicacies from the land and sea, grilled, sautéed or marinated. Your choice of romantic indoor seating or outdoors under the moonlight in our hacienda-style courtyard. Tableside mariachi entertainment completes your perfect Mexican evening.


Open from 6:00pm -10:30 pm


Mediterranean Restaurant

Delight in the fine cuisine of Spain and Mediterranean.  For dinner, our gourmet chef serves paella, veal, beef, seafood and a variety of tapas dishes.


Dinner open from 6:00pm - 10:30 pm






Dishes of India’s North-West frontier

Playa Mujeres newest resort restaurant! Basmati specializes in the regional dishes of India’s North-West frontier, mixing up tangy herbs, spices and cooking techniques against a dramatic and romantic backdrop.


Open from 06:00pm - 10:30 pm



French restaurant, is as alluring as a night in Paris

Dinner at Chez Isabelle, Playa Mujeres signature French restaurant, is as alluring as a night in Paris. You’ll feel transported from Cancun to the Left Bank as you choose among savory hors d’oeuvres, mouth-watering entrees and desserts that live up to the French culinary heritage. Enjoy indoor or outdoor seating in a plush and romantic atmosphere. Live music nightly enhances the ambiance.


Open from 6:00pm - 10:30 pm



Popular trattoria-style restaurant

A popular trattoria-style restaurant serving simple but delicious fare including pizza--from traditional to unpredictable--calzones, pastas and a selection of sweet treats. Think of it as a bit of the Old World in Punta Cana.


Open from 6:00 pm - 2:00 am


Exceptional meal

For lunch, The Grill at Excellence Playa Mujeres serves up an a la carte menu of hearty salads, sandwiches, burgers and wraps in a giant thatch-roof palapa. For alfresco dinner, the sizzle of prime steaks, chicken and shrimp searing on an open flame tips you off that you’re in for an exceptional meal.  


Lunch open from 12:00pm -6:00 pm

Dinner open from 6.30 pm-11:00 pm




Small plates deliver big flavor

Try something different for dinner. Small plates deliver big flavor in this cozy gourmet restaurant. Order from an extensive menu of tapas dishes paired with premium wines recommended by our sommelier.  


Open from 6:00 pm - 12:00 am


A place to sample exquisite shellfish dishes

Beneath an open-air thatch-roof palapa that bridges the main pool, The Lobster House serves up tasty a la carte dishes for breakfast and lunch. For dinner, the glow of soft lanterns and the reflection of our meandering pool turn the restaurant into a wonderful atmosphere for all things lobster. This is the place in Cancun to sample exquisite shellfish dishes prepared to your tastes.


Breakfast open from 08:00 am - 12:00pm
Lunch from 12:30pm - 3:00pm
Dinner open from 6:00 pm -11:00pm


Snack grill located on the beach

Enjoy the ocean, sun and a bite at Las Olas snack grill. Located on the beach with selection of fast food, salads, wood-oven pizzas and grilled favorites.

Open from 12:00 pm - 03:00 pm


Dishes from Japan, China, Vietnam and Thailand

Step into the world of pan-Asian delights with exotic specialties from Japan, China, Vietnam and Thailand. Enjoy a romantic table for two or casual seating at the sushi bar. If you like Japanese iron griddle cooking, cozy Teppanyaki rooms are the place to delight your taste buds and your senses as talented chefs prepare your meal right in front of you.


Open from 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm


Italian Restaurant

Buon Appetito at Toscana Restaurant, where the wondrous flavors of Italy come alive. You’ll discover inventive spins on traditional favorites. Breakfast and lunch are served buffet-style. For dinner, enjoy pasta selections, prepared as you like them.... and meat and seafood dishes infused with fresh ingredients and artfully prepared to five star standards. Save room for dessert.


Breakfast open from 7:00 am - 11:00 am
Lunch open from 12:00pm - 4:00 pm
Dinner open from 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm


Club Restaurant

The Excellence Club offers this gourmet breakfast options with an elegant service oriented to fulfill your morning expectations. Start off the day in an international with a French influence cuisine.

At dinner time, unwind in an air-conditioned exclusive smart interior or an outdoor al-fresco seating area with relaxing garden views. Whatever suits your mood, come, enjoy and relax in this elegant atmosphere where fancy indining and succulent desserts are guaranteed.

Breakfast open from 7:00 am - 11:00 am
Dinner open from 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm


A refreshing pick-me-up is never far away. Excellence Resorts boasts an array of stylish lounges - all with premium wine, beer and spirits included. Even the beverages in your fully stocked mini bar are part of our all inclusive luxury offering.

We serve poolside, beachside, under the sun and under the stars. Our tropical chic vibe is always friendly. Don't be surprised if our bartenders remember your name--and your "usual."



Enter our beach resort sanctuary and indulge in a Punta Cana spa renewal of luxury and rejuvenation. 

You will be surrounded by the most intense elements in nature--sun, air, earth and water-- and secluded from the stress of day-to-day living. Miilé is the ultimate retreat where relaxation happens naturally.

At the Miilé spa in Excellence El Carmen, wellness of mind, body and spirit is at the heart of what we do.

Native nutrient-rich botanical and marine essentials work to replenish your inner glow and restore your outer beauty. Using the Miilé touch, our goal is to deliver a memorable experience that embraces the feeling of pure relaxation.

Please note: While all guests at Excellence El Carmen have unlimited access to the pools and fitness and sports facilities, additional costs apply to Spa services and treatments.


Create the wedding you’ve dreamed of at Excellence El Carmen in the Dominican Republic.

Excellence El Carmen is in the happiness business. There may be no more exquisite setting to say your I Do’s or renew your vows than with the Caribbean at your back.

Our wedding professionals ensure your special day eclipses your wildest fairytale fantasies.

El Carmen was made for destination weddings, a tropical dreamscape where your guests can indulge in gourmet dining, world-class spa services and Punta Cana’s renown beaches.

Ready to Book your Excellence Resort & Spa Vacation?  

Contact us and we will get you on your luxury vacation before you know it.

Toll Free: 1-888-298-8785 ext 101


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