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Excellence Punta Cana

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Whirlpools and espresso machines come standard in accommodations
Cuisine is hit or miss
Although this all-inclusive, adults-only getaway sits roughly 25 miles northwest of Punta Cana proper, after making the trek to the property, you won't find many reasons to leave. Excellence Punta Cana's suites cater to couples with king-sized beds, whirlpool tubs, espresso machines and furnished balconies or patios. When you step outside your digs, take advantage of the on-site activities (some for an added fee) like beach volleyball, tennis, dancing and scuba diving lessons. Or, simply kick back and relax by one of two pools, unwind with a treatment at the Miilé Spa or find your inner peace during a yoga class. Excellence Punta Cana also features 11 different restaurants that serve everything from fresh seafood to tapas to gourmet French fare, though diners offer mixed feedback about the eateries.
Punta Cana
Hotel Class
Property Type
All-inclusive resort, 464 rooms
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  • 4.5Hotel Class
  • GOODCritic Rating


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Other Awards

  • TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2019



Originally known to be a sumptuous lovers' lair, this adults-only, all-inclusive is particularly appealing to couples (honeymooners, for sure) and wedding parties, but it now attracts a younger, fun clientele. Basic rooms at the all-suite property are junior suites, and the swim-out rooms are most in demand.

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The sinuous main pool wanders between the palapa-lined beach and the classier ocean-view suites. (No matter what class you go for, the best rooms are on the third floor with their cathedral ceilings.)


Thanks to a 45-million dollar renovation completed in 2017, the Excellence Punta Cana is now one of the best luxury all-inclusive properties in Punta Cana. Kids aren't allowed, so expect a peaceful scene at the spacious beach, two outdoor swimming pools, and two-story luxe spa with a hydrotherapy circuit.

Other Awards

  • TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2019

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by Tripadvisor. A total of 17905 have reviewed the Excellence Punta Cana, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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Tripadvisor Travel Rating: Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 17905 reviews 4.5 (based on 17905 reviews)

Guest Rooms

The all-suite Excellence Punta Cana offers accommodations with high-end amenities like stocked minibars, separate showers and tubs, espresso machines and furnished balconies or patios with ocean, mountain or garden views. Some suites feature swim-up pool access, while all have elegant, beachy decor. Upgraded Excellence Club suites include extra perks like private concierge service, beach bags, access to a lounge and private beach, daily fruit and one free spa treatment per person.
  • All-inclusive rates cover in-suite Wi-Fi access, phone calls to the U.S. and Canada, room service and taxes and gratuities

Standard room size550 square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

Set on the Dominican Republic's eastern coast, Excellence Punta Cana is in a more secluded spot than many of the other resorts that line the waterfront. North of the Bávaro resort area, the colonial-style property sits in a palm grove on a white sand beach about 25 miles northwest of downtown Punta Cana. Guests generally only leave for island excursions, as there is not much to see within walking distance.
  • Less than 28 miles northwest of Punta Cana International Airport
  • 24-hour valet parking
  • 24-hour self-parking (free)
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service (with fee)

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Restaurants
  • Movie theater
  • Train station
  • Beach
  • Theater
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Grocery store
  • Shopping


With 11 restaurants and 11 bars, the property provides ample dining choices. Chez Isabelle serves gourmet French cuisine, Flavor Market dishes up tapas and Agave provides Mexican food. Additional options include a casual beachside grill, an international buffet, a sports bar and an open-air venue that specializes in lobster.
  • Reservations not required at any restaurants
  • Room rates cover all meals, drinks and 24-hour room service
  • Swim-up pool bar

Number of restaurants11

Cuisine TypesBuffet, Asian, Italian, American, Mexican, Latin American, French

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • free breakfast


Two expansive pools run throughout the resort. Each is surrounded by deck chairs, hammocks, umbrellas and a whirlpool. One of the pools also offers a swim-up bar, and wait service is available.
  • Free nonmotorized water sports equipment at beach
  • Complimentary introduction to scuba diving lessons in main pool
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas
  • Pool bar


The on-site Miilé Spa caters to couples, with a couple-specific menu, six couples treatment rooms and even a couples spa suite. Singles are also welcome, and guests can choose an indoor room, the spa suite or an outdoor cabana for their massage or body treatment. The spa features a garden area for hydrotherapy, complete with a steam bath, candles and aromas, in addition to a separate beauty salon for nail services, hairstyling and makeup application.
  • Open daily from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Spa concierge desk offers fruit and beverages

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body Treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna


Excellence Punta Cana is an adults-only resort.
    • Kids Club
    • Free Kids Club
    • Fee for Kids Club
    • Cribs
    • High Chairs


    The resort houses an expansive fitness center with cardio equipment, strength-training machines and a wellness classroom with plenty of room to stretch out on a yoga mat. There are also jogging trails and tennis and bsaketball courts on-site. The all-inclusive rates also cover dance lessons, fitness classes, nonmotorized water sports equipment rentals and bicycle tours.
    • Fitness center open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily
    • Fitness class options include yoga, Pilates and water aerobics
    • Weight equipment
    • Cardio equipment
    • Yoga mats
    • Free fitness classes
    • Premium fitness classes (with fee)


    Excellence Punta Cana features a 1,830-square-foot conference space with audiovisual capabilities and services. There's also a business center with free internet access and photocopying and faxing options.
    • Conference space can host up to 200 guests
    • Meeting planners and assistants

    Number of meeting rooms1

    • Business center
    • Meeting rooms
    • Meeting and event planners available


    The property specializes in weddings, hosting hundreds every year. Ceremonies and receptions are completely customizable with the assistance of a wedding planner, allowing couples to choose between venues, entrances, spa options and more. Oceanfront gazebos are available for receptions, as is the beach itself. Honeymooners and those looking to renew vows are also welcome to personalize their experience.
    • Three wedding packages
    • Honeymoon suites

    Maximum wedding guest capacity200

    • Hotel hosts weddings
    • Outdoor space for weddings
    • Wedding planners available

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