Excellence Group Unveils Newest Caribbean Gem

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Swim-up suites at Excellence El Carmen in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. (Photo credit: Excellence Group Luxury Hotels & Resorts)
Swim-up suites at Excellence El Carmen in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. (Photo credit: Excellence Group Luxury Hotels & Resorts)

Nestled along a stretch of golden-sand beach where the Caribbean meets the Atlantic, the all-inclusive, adults-only Excellence El Carmen resort opened its doors on Sept. 1, 2016 in Playas de Uvero Alto C Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, just 25 minutes from Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ). This latest Caribbean gem in the Excellence Resorts brand, part of Excellence Group Luxury Hotels & Resorts’ portfolio of luxury resorts, offers guests 19 room categories, including Junior Suites, Terrace Suite with Plunge Pool, and the newly introduced beachfront Honeymoon suites. These 1,100-sq.-ft., 1-bedroom sanctuaries are a honeymooner’s dream with a separate living room area, an oversized Jacuzzi for two, and an expansive private terrace with cozy lounge furniture. If your clients are considering an upgraded suite, let them know about the opulent amenities these suites offer—private pools, swim-up access, and furnished rooftop terraces with a plunge pool—all well worth the higher price tag.

“All 492 guest suites on the property offer Excellence trademark luxury and are ideal for honeymooning couples,” said Domingo Aznar v.p. of sales and marketing for Excellence Group in a press release statement. “Guests will also find plenty of variety with 12 gourmet restaurants and 16 premium-drink bars throughout the resort.”

Chez Isabelle at Excellence El Carmen in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. (Photo credit: Excellence Group Luxury Hotels & Resorts)
Chez Isabelle restaurant at Excellence El Carmen in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. (Photo credit: Excellence Group Luxury Hotels & Resorts)

The most discerning travelers can indulge with Excellence Club benefits including the C private concierge, a private restaurant, a lounge, aqua-wellness, top-shelf bar, upgraded in-room amenities including premium liquor selection and VIPBvlgari toiletries, a private beach area and more.

Much like The Beloved Hotel—Excellence Group’s five-star, all-inclusive property in Playa Mujeres, Mexico—Excellence El Carmen provides guests with a bevy of couple-friendly features, including 23 pools, 9 independent Jacuzzis located next to the pools, and the Miile Spa complete with a fresh fruit and drinks bar, an Aqua Wellness Hydrotherapy Circuit, and spa suites for couples, where love birds can choose from a variety of treatments from a dedicated spa menu for couples. To learn more about The Beloved Hotel, check out our onsite review, Falling for The Beloved Hotel, which was featured in our October issue.

In its picture-perfect setting surrounded by lush tropical vegetation and facing the Caribbean waters, Excellence El Carmen is the ideal location for weddings, anniversary celebrations, or re-igniting passion with that special someone. Excellence’s wedding packages include an onsite wedding coordinator, complimentary champagne breakfast in bed, and exotic fresh flowers and fruit basket, plus a couples’ massage, private dinner on the beach, and photography/videography.

Guests who book before Oct. 24, 2016 for travel from Dec. 10, 2016 to Aug. 17, 2017 are able to take advantage of a 25 percent discount on room rates. For example, on Jan. 12, 2017, Special 2017 rates for a Junior Suite Pool View room start at $500 per night dbl; regular room rates for the same day start at $699 per night dbl without the discount. For more information, visit or excellencegroupluxuryresorts.com.