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About the hotel

Excellence El Carmen is the second adults-only all-inclusive Excellence Resort in Punta Cana, just 25 minutes from the international airport. The outstanding level of quality you've come to expect from The Excellence Hotels Group is delivered across 500 suites, ranging from 800 sq.feet Junior Suites to wonderfully luxurious 3,400 sq.feet suites for wonderfully lavish escapes. 23 pools meander through the grounds of this new-build resort, peppered with 12 first-rate restaurants and 16 bars, all finished with modern architecture and furnishings befitting a contemporary Caribbean style. Combined with breathtakingly romantic ocean views and direct beach access, Excellence El Carmen ushers in a new area of adults-only holidaymaking.

  • Luxuriously modern twists on adults-only luxury holidays
  • Stunning location in the picturesque Punta Cana region
  • Exceptional level of service from passionate staff

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All-Suite Accommodations

The Excellence Hotels Group's newest resort keeps with tradition and delivers luxury from the moment you arrive. With an endless list of suite amenities to make your stay comfortable and carefree, this all-suite resort is filled with special touches make your stay wonderfully memorable.

Junior Suites

Each spacious Junior Suite offer the following superior amenities to make your stay beyond luxurious:

  • King or 2 double beds
  • L-Shaped sofa bed
  • Expansive private balcony or terrace with comfortable lounge furniture
  • Oversize Jacuzzi for two
  • Wireless phone
  • CD and DVD player
  • Free WiFi
  • Interactive media 46" flat-screen TV
  • Air conditioning with in-room climate control
  • Direct-dial telephone
  • Free calls to U.S.A. and Canada
  • Radio alarm clock
  • Electronic in-room safe (laptop size)
  • Espresso machine
  • Stocked minibar with beer, juices, soft drinks, water and snacks
  • In-room premium spirits and wine bottle selection
  • 24-hour room service
  • Service box for room service
  • Clothes steamer
  • Pillow menu
  • Turn-down service and hotel stationery
  • Concierge service from 07:00 - 23:00

Bathroom Features

  • Full bathroom
  • Rain shower for two
  • Double vanities
  • Hair dryer
  • Scale
  • Make-up desk
  • VIP toiletries
  • Bathrobe and slippers for use during your stay

Junior Suite Pool View

Each spacious 800 sq.feet Junior Suite Pool awaits you with beautiful pool views and an expansive private balcony or terrace. The maximum occupancy for these rooms is 3 adults.

Suite Pool View

Each spacious 800 sq.feet Junior Suite Pool view offers an upgraded level of privacy, featuring a separate bedroom and double-size balconies. The maximum occupancy for these rooms is 2 Adults in a king bed.

Junior Swim Up Suite

Each spacious 950 sq.feet Junior Swim Up Suite has the added benefit of direct access to a private pool which is connected to the main resort pool. Dip into your own personal pool, take in the view, and relax with your own personal swan-neck Spa jet. The maximum occupancy for these rooms is 2 Adults in a king bed.

Junior Suite Ocean View

Each spacious 800 sq.feet Junior Suite Ocean view includes all the luxury of a Junior Suite with the added bonus of those incredible Ocean Views. The maximum occupancy for these rooms is 2 adults in a king bed.

Terrace Suite with Plunge Pool

Each spacious 950 sq.feet Terrace Suite with a Pool View features an expansive terrace with comfortable lounge furniture, balinese bed, his and hers water closet and an exterior Plunge Pool. The maximum occupancy for these rooms is 2 adults in a king bed.

Junior Suite With Private Pool

Located on the ground floor, these spacious suites boast a furnished terrace with a lounge bed, 2 sun beds and your very own private pool.

Two Storey Rooftop Terrace Suite With Plunge Pool

These romantic suites offer up luxury across two floors, with a private rooftop terrace, a plunge pool and comfortable lounge furniture.

Honeymoon Suite

Each spacious 1,100 sq.feet Honeymoon Suite offers a separate living room area, one bedroom, an oversize Jacuzzi for two, plus an expansive private terrace with comfortable lounge furniture. The maximum occupancy for these rooms is 2 adults in a king bed.

Suite with Private Pool and Garden

Enjoy privacy in paradise in this huge 2,000 sq.feet suite with a private pool and garden. Make the most of an additional, separate living area with access to the exterior pool and deck. With your own private 900 sq.feet garden and your own private pool with sunbeds and loungers you'll have everything you need to create some special holiday memories in peace. The maximum occupancy for these rooms is 2 adults in a king bed.

Excellence Club

The Excellence Club represents the ultimate in luxury, privacy, exclusivity and service. Choose to upgrade to this exclusive club and let your holiday become more than you could ever have imagined. In addition to the standard room amenities, join the club for:

  • Private check-in and check-out or Late check-out and early check-in (subject to availability)
  • Concierge desk
  • Private lounge with concierge service, smart buffets and bar service
  • Private restaurant for breakfast and dinner at Lounge
  • Private Bar at Lounge
  • Bvlgari toiletries
  • Upgraded minibar and room service menu
  • 12 private pools and 7 independent Jacuzzis (hot water) at the pool area
  • Private beach area
  • Complimentary newspaper in room every day
  • Complimentary beach bag for use during your stay
  • Shoe shine service
  • Daily fruit and petit fours in room
  • Fresh flowers and sparkling wine in room upon arrival
  • Upgraded in-room premium spirits and wine bottle selection
  • Nespresso machine
  • Room Service Express
  • One Aqua Wellness treatment per person per stay

Excellence Club Junior Suite with Oversize Jacuzzi for two & Ocean View

Each spacious 800 sq.feet Excellence Club Junior Suite Ocean View includes all of the Junior Suite amenities and incredible Excellence Club amenities listed above along with a breathtaking Ocean view and expansive private balcony or terrace. The maximum occupancy for these rooms is 2 adults in a king bed.

Excellence Club Junior Swim Up Suite

Each spacious 950 sq.feet Excellence Club Junior Swim Up Suite has the added benefit of direct access to a private pool connected to the main resort pool. Dip into your own pool of paradise or choose to take in the view on your hammock that hangs directly over your personal pool. If that's all too much, relax with your own personal swan-neck spa jet. The maximum occupancy for these rooms is 2 adults in a king bed.

Excellence Club Junior Suite With Private Pool

Located on the ground floor, these spacious suites boast a furnished terrace with a lounge bed, 2 sun beds and your very own private pool and of course all of the Excellence Club benefits.

Excellence Club Two-Storey Rooftop Terrace Suite with Plunge Pool Ocean View

Experience luxury to the fullest with this romantic Two-Storey Rooftop Terrace Suite. Divided into two floors, both 800 sq.feet, you have your own stairway to heaven leading to a personal plunge pool with the best lounge furniture and the most spectacular Ocean View alongside all of the added Excellence Club extras too. The maximum occupancy for these rooms is 2 adults in a king bed.

Excellence Club Honeymoon Swim Up Suite

This spacious 1,100 sq.feet Suite is perfect for adding that extra touch of romance to your stay. With a separate living room area, direct access to the main pool via a semi private pool, outside shower and a host of extra special touches as well as those included as part of the excellence club. Choose to stay in the Honeymoon Suite and you get In-room check in and out, Butler service for your luggage, special Jacuzzi decoration and express ironing service. The maximum occupancy for these rooms is 2 adults in a king bed.

Excellence Club Honeymoon Suite Two-Storey Rooftop Terrace Suite with Plunge Pool Ocean View

Experience luxury to the fullest with this romantic Two-Storey Rooftop Terrace Suite. Divided into two floors, with a total of 2,500 sq.feet for you to spread out, these suites await you with a stairway to heaven leading to a personal plunge pool with the best lounge furniture and a spectacular Ocean View. The maximum occupancy for these rooms is 2 adults in a king bed.

Excellence Club Beachfront Honeymoon Swim Up Suite

Located directly on the beach with outstanding ocean front views, it is impossible to not be in awe every time you look out onto the horizon. With a separate living room area, direct access to the main pool via a semi-private pool, and a host of extra special touches as well as those included as part of the excellence club. Choose to stay in the Honeymoon Suite and you get in-room check in and out, Butler service for your luggage, special Jacuzzi decoration and express ironing service. The maximum occupancy for these rooms is 2 adults in a king bed.

Excellence Club Beachfront Honeymoon Two-Storey Rooftop Terrace Suite with Plunge Pool

The Beachfront Honeymoon Two-Storey Rooftop Terrace Suites boast an extra spacious 1,800 sq.feet. Divided into two floors, both 900 sq.feet, you have your own stairway to heaven leading to a personal plunge pool with the best lounge furniture and a spectacular Ocean front view. Add this to the separate living room area, direct access to the main pool via a semi private pool, and a host of extra special touches as well as those included as part of the Excellence Club. Choose to stay in this Honeymoon Suite and you get in-room check in and check out, butler service for your luggage, special Jacuzzi decoration and express ironing service. The maximum occupancy for these rooms is 2 adults in a king bed.

Excellence Club Imperial Suite with Private Pool

This luxurious beachfront 1-bedroom suite offers 1,700 sq.feet of interior space plus a private garden with a large pool. Including a separate bedroom, a full living room, a bar, a separate WC in the living room and the bedroom, plus all the amenities of the Excellence Club. The maximum occupancy for these rooms is 2 adults in a king bed.

Excellence Club Imperial Suite Two-Storey Rooftop Terrace with Plunge Pool

This luxurious beachfront 1-bedroom suite offers 3,400 sq.feet divided in two floors. At the ground floor you will find a full living room, a bar, a separate living room and a bedroom, plus all the amenities and services from the Junior Suites and the Excellence Club. At the rooftop terrace you'll find a plunge pool, lounge bed and a sofa area. The maximum occupancy for these rooms is 2 adults in a king bed.

Gourmet Dining

Dining at Excellence El Carmen befits the whole luxury ethos of the Excellence Hotels Group, providing everything you could ever want and more. Best of all, reservations are never required at the 12 gourmet restaurants on-site.

Agave

Sample authentic Mexican and Tex-Mex favourites like burritos and fajitas, as mild or as spicy as you can handle. The menu is filled with delicacies from land and sea, with your choice of romantic indoor seating or outdoor moonlit evenings. Tableside mariachi entertainment completes your perfect Mexican evening.

  • Dinner: 18:00 - 22:30
  • Dinner Dress Code: Casual Elegance
  • For Gentlemen: Long trousers, dress short, Capri trousers, dress shirt
  • For Ladies: Long trousers, Capri trousers, skirt, blouse
  • Casual shoes or elegant sandals must be worn. T-shirts, tank tops, shorts or beach sandals are not allowed

Basmati

Basmati specialises in the regional dishes of India's North-West frontier, incorporating tangy herbs, spices and cooking techniques against a dramatic and romantic backdrop.

  • Dinner: 18:00 - 23:30
  • Dinner Dress Code: Casual Elegance
  • For Gentlemen: Long trousers, dress shirt
  • For Ladies: Long trousers, Capri trousers, skirt, blouse
  • Casual shoes or elegant sandals must be worn. T-shirts, tank tops, shorts or beach sandals are not allowed

Las Olas

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

  • Lunch: 12:00 - 15:00

Toscana

Delight in the fine cuisine of the buffet art.

  • Breakfast: 08:00 - 12:00
  • Lunch: 12:30 - 15:00
  • Dinner Dress Code: Casual Elegance
  • For Gentlemen: Long trousers, dress shirt
  • For Ladies: Long trousers, Capri trousers, skirt, blouse
  • Casual shoes or elegant sandals must be worn. T-shirts, tank tops, shorts or beach sandals are not allowed

Flavor Market

Flavor Market adds something a little different to the mix through an extensive menu of tapas dishes. There's even a sommelier on call to match your favourite tapas with its perfect wine counterpart.

  • Dinner: 18:00 - 00:00
  • Dinner Dress Code: Casual Elegance
  • For Gentlemen: Long trousers, dress shirt
  • For Ladies: Long trousers, Capri trousers, skirt, blouse
  • Casual shoes or elegant sandals must be worn. T-shirts, tank tops, shorts or beach sandals are not allowed

Chez Isabelle

Dinner at Chez Isabelle, a signature French restaurant, is as alluring as a night in Paris. You'll feel transported from Cancun to the Left Bank as you choose from savoury hors d'oeuvres, mouth-watering entrees, and desserts that live up to the French culinary heritage.

  • Dinner: 18:00 -20:30
  • Dinner Dress Code: Casual Elegance
  • For Gentlemen: Long trousers, dress shirt
  • For Ladies: Long trousers, Capri trousers, skirt, blouse
  • Casual shoes or elegant sandals must be worn. T-shirts, tank tops, shorts or beach sandals are not allowed

The Grill

For lunch, The Grill serves up an à 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: 12:00 - 18:00
  • Dinner: 18:00 - 23:00
  • Lunch Dress Code: Casual
  • Shorts, Bermudas, sarong and T-shirts welcome. Tank tops, wet clothes or swimsuits not allowed
  • Dinner Dress Code: Casual Elegance
  • For Gentlemen: Long trousers, dress short, Capri trousers, dress shirt
  • For Ladies: Long trousers, Capri trousers, skirt, blouse
  • Casual shoes or elegant sandals must be worn. T-shirts, tank tops, shorts or beach sandals are not allowed

The Lobster House

Beneath an open-air thatch-roof palapa that bridges the main pool, The Lobster House serves up tasty à la carte dishes for breakfast and lunch. For dinner, the glow of soft lanterns and the reflection of the meandering pool turn the restaurant into a celebration of all things lobster.

  • Breakfast: 08:00 - 12:00
  • Lunch: 12:30 - 15:00
  • Dinner: 18:00 - 23:00
  • Breakfast and Lunch Dress Code: Casual
  • Shorts, Bermudas sarong and T-shirts welcome. Tank tops, wet clothes or swimsuits not allowed
  • Dinner Dress Code: Casual Elegance
  • For Gentlemen: Long trousers, dress shorts, dress shirt
  • For Ladies: Long trousers, Capri trousers, skirt, blouse
  • Casual shoes or elegant sandals must be worn. T-shirts, tank tops, shorts or beach sandals are not allowed

Spice

Step into the world of pan-Asian delights with exotic specialities 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, cosy teppanyaki rooms are the place to delight your taste buds and your senses as talented chefs prepare your meal right in front of you.

  • Dinner: 18:00 - 22:30
  • Dinner Dress Code: Casual Elegance
  • For Gentlemen: Long trousers, dress shirt
  • For Ladies: Long trousers, Capri trousers, skirt, blouse
  • Casual shoes or elegant sandals must be worn. T-shirts, tank tops, shorts or beach sandals are not allowed

Oregano

A popular trattoria restaurant serving simple but delicious fare including pizza, pastas and a selection of sweet treats.

  • Dinner: 18:00 - 23:00
  • Dinner Dress Code: Casual Elegance
  • For Gentlemen: Long trousers, dress shirt
  • For Ladies: Long trousers, Capri trousers, skirt, blouse
  • Casual shoes or elegant sandals must be worn. T-shirts, tank tops, shorts or beach sandals are not allowed

Main Buffet

Delight in the fine cuisine of the buffet art.

  • Breakfast: 08:00 - 12:00
  • Lunch: 12:30 - 15:00
  • Dinner Dress Code: Casual Elegance
  • For Gentlemen: Long trousers, dress shirt
  • For Ladies: Long trousers, Capri trousers, skirt, blouse
  • Casual shoes or elegant sandals must be worn. T-shirts, tank tops, shorts or beach sandals are not allowed

Sports Bar

The place to watch the big game on the big screen. Enjoy full bar service along with a snack menu.

  • Lunch: 03:30 - 17:30
  • Dinner: 18:00 - 22:30

Excellence Club

The unique restaurant of the Excellence Club. Enjoy a wondrous meal with your loved one.

  • Breakfast: 07:00 - 11:00
  • Dinner: 18:00 - 22:30
  • Breakfast Dress Code: Casual
  • Shorts, Bermudas sarong and T-shirts welcome. Tank tops, wet clothes or swimsuits not allowed
  • Dinner Dress Code: Casual Elegance
  • For Gentlemen: Long trousers, dress shirt
  • For Ladies: Long trousers, Capri trousers, skirt, blouse
  • Casual shoes or elegant sandals must be worn. T-shirts, tank tops, shorts or beach sandals are not allowed

Bars and Lounges

Excellence El Carmen boasts an array of stylish lounges, all with premium wine, beer and spirits.

  • Martini
  • Cafékafé
  • Blue
  • Sol
  • Cielo
  • Cigar Lounge
  • Stars
  • Sports Bar
  • XLounge
  • Revive
  • Aroma
  • Beach & Sun Bar
  • Alegria Bar

Hotel Facilities

Excellence El Carmen has all the facilities you need to enjoy a luxury Caribbean holiday in the Dominican Republic.

  • 23 swimming pools
  • 9 Jacuzzis
  • 12 international restaurant options (no reservations required)
  • 16 bars
  • 24-hour room service
  • Pool and beach waiter service
  • Fully equipped fitness centre
  • Unlimited natural fruit juices and soft drinks
  • Unlimited international premium and domestic alcoholic beverages
  • Non-motorised water sports
  • Nightly shows
  • Tennis clinics
  • Fitness centre with state-of-the-art equipment
  • Wedding gazebo and events plaza
  • Free wireless internet
  • Free calls to US and Canada
  • All taxes and gratuities

Leisure

At Excellence El Carmen you can take advantage of a wide variety of sports and activities.

Complimentary Activities

  • Tennis courts including one multi-sports court
  • Snorkelling gear
  • Introductory scuba lessons
  • Bicycling
  • Darts
  • Yoga Classes
  • Fully equipped fitness centre with state-of-the art technology
  • Horseback riding (30 min. included per person per stay)
  • Yoga
  • Spanish lessons
  • Dancing lessons
  • Cooking lessons
  • Theme nights
  • Beach volleyball and football
  • Tennis
  • Basketball
  • Squash
  • Table tennis
  • Board games
  • Archery
  • Air rifle shooting
  • Billiards
  • Bocce ball
  • Aerobics and water aerobics
  • Fitness
  • Jogging

Additional Activities

  • Deep sea fishing
  • Scuba diving with instruction

Fitness Centre and Cardio Conditioning Facility

Excellence El Carmen features everything you need for a full workout. The 4,000 sq.feet gym includes a full range of equipment and offers professional classes. The facility includes weights and state-of-the-art cardio equipment such as treadmills, stair climbers, exercise bikes and wellness activities.

Miilé Spa at Excellence El Carmen

The Miilé Spa offers you an incomparable array of treatments in an outstanding setting. Surrounded by water, this island of relaxation promotes relaxation, wellbeing and inner peace.

Beauty Parlour Facilities

  • Master pedicure stations with individuals foot whirlpools
  • Manicure stations
  • Hair styling stations
  • Master facial room
  • Ergonomic European designed wash station
  • Spa Facilities
  • 15 person capacity hot-water whirlpool
  • Hydrotherapy tubs for hyprotherapy bath treatments
  • Sensation shower
  • Tropical rain shower
  • Rustic shower
  • Jets showers
  • Cuban shower
  • Iceberg mist shower
  • Hot and cold plunge pools
  • Massage pool stations
  • Ice bath suite
  • Swedish saunas and team rooms
  • Foot hydroptheraphy stations
  • Bridal Spa

Wellness Treatments

  • Outdoor, oceanfront double treatment tropical wellness bungalow room
  • Outdoor relaxation patio with aromatic garden and fountain
  • 13 indoor treatment rooms, 5 equipped for couples treatments
  • Hydrotherapy rooms with treatment baths
  • Body treatment suites
  • Facial treatment baths
  • Vichy shower treatment rooms
  • Single and double massage suites
  • Spa Amenities
  • Personal reception and spa concierge
  • Fresh fruits, teas and juices
  • Elegant locker areas
  • Showers
  • Changing rooms
  • Rest rooms
  • Full spa amenities including towel, bathrobe, slippers and more
  • Spa boutique with deluxe spa products for sale

Get Married in Paradise

Whether you're looking for an intimate boutique ceremony, an adults-only gathering or a memorable celebration with the family, Excellence El Carmen has everything you need to make your big day the best day of your life.

Exclusive Free Excellence Wedding Package -" Only with Blue Bay Travel

The Excellence Wedding package is complimentary when booking an Excellence Club Junior Suite Ocean View category or higher, for a minimum of 7 nights, or with a bridal party of minimum 5 rooms of any category for 7 nights. All other packages incur additional costs

  • Services of a Judge or Minister
  • Wedding organisation and personalisation by our wedding coordinator
  • Preferential location of room accommodation in the category reserved
  • Preparation and ironing of the wedding dress and groom's suit
  • Complimentary suite for groom the night before the wedding (subject to availability)
  • Wedding gazebo overlooking the Caribbean or beach location
  • Horse-drawn carriage transporting bride to the wedding gazebo (only at Excellence Punta Cana)
  • Bride's bouquet
  • Boutonniere for the groom
  • Wedding cake for 10 guests
  • One bottle of sparkling wine
  • Special turn down service
  • 15% discount on all spa treatments (product purchases not included)
  • Honeymoon Package
  • Late checkout for bride and groom (subject to availability)

Excellence of Love Wedding Package

In addition to Excellence Wedding Package you will receive:

  • Love Bridal bouquet and boutonniere for the groom
  • 4 boutonnieres or corsages
  • Special Silver Wedding Dinner (for 20 people)
  • Love natural floral centrepiece for dinner table
  • Wedding cake for 20 people
  • One hour cocktail party with hors d'oeuvres for 20 people
  • 24 full colour photos taken during ceremony (digital)
  • Bride's hairstyling for ceremony
  • Make-up application for the bride

Gold Excellence Wedding Package

In addition to Excellence of love Wedding Package you will receive:

  • Additional decoration for the ceremony
  • Gold natural table bouquet for ceremony
  • Gold bridal bouquet and boutonniere for the groom
  • 4 boutonniere or corsages
  • Romantic Music trio (45 min)
  • 24 full colour photos taken during ceremony (digital)
  • Video of the ceremony (15 minutes, unedited)
  • One hour cocktail with hors d'oeuvres for 20 people
  • Special Gold Wedding Dinner for 20 people
  • One Love Birds Spa Treatment for the couple

Honeymoon or Anniversary Package

The Honeymoon or Anniversary Package is complimentary with your stay at Excellence Resorts:

  • Welcome letter
  • Basket of fresh fruits in room upon arrival
  • A bottle of sparkling wine
  • One special romantic dinner
  • Rose petals in the room upon arrival
  • Special turn down service
  • Champagne breakfast in bed (one per stay; reservation must be made in advance with concierge)
  • 15% discount on all Spa treatments

Excellence Honeymoon or Anniversary Package

The Excellence Honeymoon or Anniversary Package is complimentary for stays of minimum 7 nights or more in the Excellence Club Junior Suite Ocean View category or higher:

  • Champagne upon arrival
  • Fruit basket and exotic fresh flowers in room upon arrival
  • Champagne breakfast in bed (one per stay; reservation must be made in advance with concierge)
  • Special Aurum Couples Spa Treatment (Duration: 50 minutes). Unwind and indulge in this romantic treatment for two. Includes feet scrub and healing reflexology massage with an herbal balm, followed by arms, neck and scalp therapy to emerge completely restored
  • Private, beachfront dinner one evening — upon return from dinner you will find a romantic rose petal bath ready for you with essential oils and candles
  • Petit fours each evening at turn down service
  • One complimentary Lovers Live CD by Sade

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