Excellence Punta Cana
- What's Included
- All Inclusive Features
The Excellence Punta Cana is an adequate resort for couples looking to relax and get away in Punta Cana. Great rooms and accommodations. The rooms are cleaned and stocked daily. It can be guaranteed that goodies (chocolate, soft drinks and beer) will always be stocked in the mini-bar. The resort also makes good use of their 24-hour room service, which is always prompt. Pleasant and helpful staff, especially those near the pools, bars and beaches. Good layout of the resort. There are plenty of pools within reach, so you'll never find a shortage of loungers anywhere. The beach is a good place to lounge as well. However, for those wanting to wade along the shores, be advised that the resort often discourages this specifically when waves and currents are strong. There are endless options for both buffet and a la carte restaurants. Make sure to check out the Grill and Spice a la carte restaurants!
This was our first stay at an Excellence. We hadn't been to Punta Cana in ten years. We weren't sure what to expect but were pleasantly surprised. The resort was exactly what we wanted not too large and away from the crowded area on Bavaro Beach. (Stayed at the Bahia and didn't really like it). Liked the fact there weren't any resorts close by to us here . We had a large room with a balcony facing the pool as well as the ocean. We loved our mini bar (we had baileys and Remy Brandy and wine)We upgraded to club level (not sure if it's worth the cost) but it had a few perks. Thanks to the gentleman ( Starts with a S.. sorry) at the club who helped us get our new room much appreciated and thanks for the lovely cheese plate Thanks to Gabriela for setting up our chairs every morning. The service on the beach was good . They brought you drinks all day and even pizza for lunch if you wanted.The food was good .. The breakfast buffet was good and we ate lunch everyday at the Grill. lots of seafood (lobster grouper tuna snapper). We loved the fact that you didn't have to make dinner reservations. We loved the Martini bar and listening to music before dinner. We found all the staff very nice and friendly . We have been to many of the Sandals resorts and have found the price keeps going up and the service and food quality down ..We were very happy with the service and the hotel overall and it was way cheaper than sandals. In fact we loved it so much we are going to try the one in Mexico(Excellence Playa Mujeres). The only thing that kinda of bothered me was all the tipping . Sure I believe in tipping and we did the staff that we saw everyday but I saw people tip every time they ordered a drink which made me feel a bit uncomfortable. The only thing that may stop us from returning here is the roughness of the ocean as we are beach not pool people and love swimming in the ocean. It was a red flag everyday. Too bad they can't build a man made reef. I definately would recommend this resort .It is closing for a few months to renovate. I hope no one looses their job and they bring back the same staff as we met quite a few people who keep coming back especially because of the staff and service. Maybe we will revisit again after the renovation. I hope Excellence remains excellent . As well they are going to be opening one in Jamaica and we can't wait to try it too.
My husband and I had our wedding today. Everything was very beautiful. Worth every penny. The wedding coordinator was on point (Johanny). We appreciated every single person we came into contact with. I will never remember all the names. Especially Victor from Chez Isabelle and los olas he was completely amazing beyond words. Felix and all the staff that helped me understand Spanish and learn and has the most wonderful wedding staff 5/ out of 5. Best time of my life.
Felix was wonderful......so pleasant and very kind!! He always made us smile!! He was such a pleasure to be around!! He was helpful also, in trying to teach us Spanish!!😁We were all made to very special, and it's greatly appreciated!!
We have never had a bad room at the Excellence. The view of the garden & the mountains in the background. Ramon (restaurant manager) always makes sure our breakfast, lunch & dinners are topnotch. Waiters are number one. Sandy, Amparo & Joyanna, & Yoel are just some of the names. Santa & Miguel run the Agave & Lobster house restaurants. Chez Isabell & Spice are also excellent restaurants. We did not have a bad meal. Wonderful lunches in La Sola deck & the Grill. Ramachen & Victor on the deck entertain as well as making sure your food & drinks are fresh. The champagne greeting after the ride from the airport is always very refreshing. Abraham & the luggage guys are great. The ride seems to get shorter each year.Luz & her sports team are great. Always new games every day. Jeffrey makes sure all of the guests are happy. Marlon, Reynoldo & the gentlemen in the lobby are great. Bartenders Dino, Altagracia & the Martini bar make sure the drinks are fresh & ready.We meet couples of every age & especially a group from Hinckley Ohio every year. The friendliest people anywhere. We are looking forward to going back for tenth visit to the Excellence resort. An Excellente place to spend because you are part of their family.
We came here on our honeymoon. From the first day time seemed to come to a stop. Every morning we started our day with coffee on the beach (or a drink if your feeling up to it). Felix came to us at about 10 am to get out day going. Very friendly. Very luxurious and a wonderful time. Definitely coming back again!
Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).
If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.
Items not included:
- Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
- Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
- Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
- Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
- Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
- Items of a personal nature
- Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
- 24 hour room service
- A la carte dining w/reservations
- Unlimited International & Domestic brand drinks and House Wine from 10am-3am
- In-room mini-bar replenished daily
- Hobie cats
- Pedal boats
- Boogie boards
- Introductory scuba diving lesson in pool
- Tennis with instruction
- Use of bicycles
- Horseback riding, reservations required & subject to availability
- Darts & table tennis
- Use of gym
- Water aerobics
- Spanish lessons
- Dance lessons
- Daily activities
- Nightly entertainment
- 446 rooms in 13 three-storey buildings
- 1 buffet restaurant
- 7 a la carte restaurants: Italian, Texas Grill, Asian, Seafood, Mexican and Gourmet, dress code & reservations required
- Snack bars
- 6 bars including Beach bar
- 2 outdoor pools
- 3 (lit) tennis courts
- Gift shop
- Fitness facilities
- Sauna (fee)
- Beauty salon
- Dive shop on-site
- Scuba diving on-site (fee)
- Internet access (fee)
- Medical services (fee)
Junior Suites include:
- 1 king or 2 double beds
- Ceiling fan
- Cable/Satellite TV
- Coffee maker
- In-room safe
- Full bathroom with Jacuzzi
- Balcony or patio
- Max occupancy 2 persons
Oceanview Junior Suites also available with sitting area and Internet access
Excellence Club Junior Suites include: VIP section within the hotel and Excellence Club guests receive all the all-inclusives plus:
- Private concierge service 7am-11pm
- Private check-in/out (subject to availability)
- DVD & CD player (DVD's available at reception - fee)
- Free internet access
- 2 pairs of slippers
- Beach towels in room
- Superior room service menu & VIP amenities in room
- Stocked mini-bar
- Private lounge 7am-11pm
- Continental breakfast in lounge
- Afternoon & evening hors d'oeuvres in lounge
- Daily newspapers from worldwide selection
Free Wedding! - Amazing free wedding packages, when booking an Oceanview Room category or higher. Arrangements to be made directly with hotel. Please inquire for further details.
Romance Bonus - Honeymooners & Anniversary couples receive: Plate of fruit, bottle of sparkling wine, welcome letter, use of embroidered bathrobes and slippers, flower petals in Jacuzzi, 1 breakfast in bed with sparkling wine, cocktail reception, romantic dinner for 2 and nightly turndown service. Request when booking. Requires proof of marriage certificate at check-in.
Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.
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Excellence Punta CanaPunta Cana,Dominican Republic
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Playas Uvero Alto, Punta Cana Dominican Republic
Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.
Child pricing may only be available with select tour operators and valid for select dates and durations. Child pricing rules are subject to change without notice. Please contact one of our vacation specialists if you require assistance with child pricing.
Photo identification and/or credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges upon check-in to fulfil.
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