Excellence Punta Cana

Playa Uvero Alto, Uvero Alto, La Altagracia, Dominican Republic

Originally known to be a sumptuous lovers' lair, this adults-only all-inclusive is particularly appealing to couples (honeymooners, for sure) and wedding parties, and it now attracts a younger, fun clientele. Gorgeous wedding ceremonies (more than 250 each year) are held at the dainty gazebo or on the heavenly beach. A world-class spa—with a Zen fountain, indulgent massages, and other well-given treatments, plus hot-and-cold-water tubs—has a special couples’ menu. The fitness-cardio conditioning center is impressive, too, plus there's yoga and pilates. An all-suite property, starting with junior suites, and those that are “swim-outs” are in demand. All the spacious suites have double Jacuzzis. Honeymooners love the round-the-clock room service but the restaurants are serving up fine fare, and there's a full range of water sports and other activities, including guided horseback rides. Special nights, like the upscale barbecue, are energized with cool, live music.

PROS

  • no reservations are required at any of the individualistic restaurants
  • super-sized, renovated Excellence Club suites (about $185 more a night)
  • the bi-level Excellence Club lounge has had its total redecoration and serves laudible food and liquors

CONS

  • far from shopping, other restaurants, and nightlife
  • isolating for singles

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 809-685–9880

HOTEL DETAILS

456 rooms
Rate Includes: Credit cards accepted All-inclusive

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