Adults-only luxury in Cancun!
Right on schedule, the newest Excellence Resort opened its doors the morning of November 1 – and we were very fortunate and proud to be their first guests! As usual we went overboard with photos – almost 90 pictures of the resort have been posted on our site, plus an additional (and very unique if we do say so!) handful of “before and after” photos showing sections of the resort under construction, then what they looked like after completion.
Excellence Playa Mujeres is located about 10-15 minutes north of Cancun’s Hotel Zone, so about 25 minutes from the airport, in a very secluded area right across the water from Isla Mujeres. No other resorts around, only a golf course to one side and a residence complex and marina to the other. Absolutely gorgeous resort, very unique decor and style, with all the same great Excellence amenities and inclusions…plus one of the finest and most stunning rooms you’ll ever see, the Rooftop Terrace Suite! A show cooking restaurant, saltwater main pool with swim up bar, Oriental cuisine restaurant with teppanyaki tables and a sushi bar, top-shelf liquors and Mexican beers, wireless Internet access (at no additional charge) in the rooms and common areas, flat screen TV’s with DVD players, wait service at the pools and beach, and staff that always greets with a smile.
We saw some really interesting things during the first few days of opening – it’s amazing to see the resort and staff growing and improving right before our eyes! Seeing palm trees planted where they weren’t the day before…empty salt & pepper shakers on the tables for breakfast, only to be filled by lunch…having a wooden lounge seat on the balcony that has a plush cushion the next day…drinking Tecate beer from a can, replaced the next day by Dos Equis on tap…watching them printing out the room service menus to be put in the rooms…seeing the progress of the hand-made railing in the lobby…helping the staff with their English while they helped us with our Spanish – the first week a resort is open is always unique!
Some great room choices are in the Excellence Club section with stunning oceanviews (some with great looks at Isla Mujeres lit up at night), and of course the Rooftop Terrace – no better way to relax in the evening, or sunbathe in privacy! You can even order room service to be delivered on your rooftop. The Swim Up rooms have direct access to one of the seven different pools on property and don’t have any type of sidewalks in front, so they offer a little bit of privacy, along with the convenience of having your room steps from the pool.
Great rates going on for travel not only for the next month and a half, but also Early Booking Bonus special rates for travel January through April. Space is available, but now that they are fully open, they will sell out quickly. No better time to get in – if you’re looking for top of the line, adults-only, for your next trip, keep Excellence Playa Mujeres in mind!