The modern Excellence El Carmen offers adults a luxurious, all-inclusive stay along Punta Cana’s dreamy Coconut Coast. This adult-only haven houses an impressive array of facilities, including a world-class spa, a state-of-the-art fitness centre and a staggering 23 pools, many of which overlook the beach and Caribbean Sea. What’s more, the all-suite resort’s generous all-inclusive package includes a range of activities and access to 13 food outlets and 16 bars that serve top-shelf spirits.
Excellence El Carmen is situated on the Dominican Republic’s north east coast, along an idyllic sandy beach in the quiet village of Uvero Alto. This area of Punta Cana is best known for its secluded 30-mile shoreline and sprawling luxury resorts, so those you will have to hire a car, take a taxi or book excursions to further explore the destination. However, there’s a local plaza of shops within walking distance, selling local paintings, handicrafts and jewellery, and the lively centre of Bavaro is around 14 miles away. The 27-mile journey to Punta Cana International Airport takes around 40 minutes by car.
The spacious suites have been beautifully designed with soft tones, light wood furnishings and lavish marble floors. Floor-to-ceiling windows flood the rooms with natural light, while private terraces invite you to enjoy the outdoors. Each suite includes a luxurious living space with a complimentary minibar, an in-suite Jacuzzi for two and an inviting marble bathroom with a rain shower, double vanity sink, bathrobes and slippers. For a spot of indulgence treat yourself to a stay in either a Junior Swim-Up Suite or a Two-Storey Rooftop Terrace Suite with Private Plunge Pool.
You can also book an Excellence Club Suite, many of which are situated close to the beachfront. These suites offer additional benefits, such as private check-in and check-out service, fresh flowers and sparkling wine on arrival, plus complimentary beach bags and one complimentary aqua hydrotherapy treatment at the Miilé Spa (per person). They also provide exclusive access to a private lounge, dedicated beach area, select bars, the Excellence Club’s Magna Restaurant and twelve private pools and seven whirlpool tubs in the pool area.
Playas de Uvero Alto-Punta Cana
Provincia la Alta Gracia
Normal Check-in: 15:00
Normal Check-out: 12:00
24.0 mi / 38.7 km from city centre
- Massage services
- Live entertainment
- Pool Bar
- Aerobics instruction
- Coffee shop
- Internet services
- Tennis court
- Steam bath
- Outdoor pool
- Dry cleaning
- Safe deposit box
- Concierge desk
- Beauty shop/salon
- Laundry/Valet service
- Room service
- Currency exchange
You may relax around one of 23 swimming pools, under a palapa-style umbrella along the beach or at the stunning Miilé Spa. The spa’s extensive facilities include Swedish saunas, plunge pools, a full-service beauty salon, a fresh fruit bar and a hydrotherapy circuit with multiple experience showers. You can indulge in a range of rituals, massages and body treatments, before retreating to the relaxation area to enjoy a luxe tea service (treatments are available for a supplement charge).
The spa also features a state-of-the-art fitness studio that’s equipped with cardio training and strength training machines, weights and exercise balls. Daily yoga and aerobics classes are available, and personal trainers are available with a supplementary charge. You can also use the scenic jogging trail outside, which is perfect for a morning walk or run.
Endless activities are available in resort, including snorkelling, cycling, dance lessons, cooking lessons, beach volleyball, tennis, bocce, archery and air rifle shooting. The resort also hosts live evening entertainment in the form of musical performances and nightly shows in the outdoor theatre. They also provide and festive theme nights.
You’ll be spoilt for choice with 13 restaurants that specialise in a range of global cuisines. The Kitchen Table is the main buffet-style restaurant that serves international cuisine and local favourites for breakfast and lunch. You can also enjoy breakfast at Lobster House, where there’s an a la carte selection of freshly squeezed juices, waffles, pastries and eggs at breakfast, followed by a la carte seafood dishes for lunch and dinner.
If you’re on the beach, Las Olas is a casual daytime eatery that provides a hearty buffet spread, alongside made-to-order salads and wood-fired pizzas. You can also order lighter meals at Food Shark, the resorts food truck, which serves tasty Latin-inspired dishes all day long, or try authentic Italian fare at Oregano, the poolside trattoria.
For dinner, feast on classic Spanish tapas at Flavor Market, savour North-West Indian flavours at Basmati or try a Juicy burger or steak from The Grill. Meanwhile, Spice’s diverse menu incorporates dishes from China, Vietnam and Thailand, and has a Japanese teppanyaki station. Magna, which opens for breakfast and dinner, caters exclusively for those staying in Excellence Club Suites.
You can order classic cocktails, tropical juices and cold beers at an array of bars, whether you choose the Sports Bar, Martini Bar, Swim-up bar and chic piano bar.
During the day, you may wear shorts, Bermuda shorts, sarongs and tee shirts in restaurants. However, wet clothes, swimsuits, tank tops and other sleeveless shirts are not allowed; and footwear must be worn at all times.
At dinnertime, the casual elegant dress code dictates women wear long pants or capri pants, a skirt with a blouse or a dress. Men may wear shorts, capri pants or long pants with a collared shirt or polo shirt. Casual shoes or elegant sandals must be worn, and beach sandals and flip flops are not allowed.
In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19) buffet service will be assisted and the fitness centre will be closed three times a day for deep sanitising.
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