Fodor's Expert Review Excellence Riviera Cancún
Carretera 307, Km 324, Puerto Morelos, Quintana Roo 77580, Mexico See on Map
Massive but elegant adults-only all-inclusive resort located a few kilometers north of Puerto Morelos in the heart of the Riviera Maya. This is the kind or hotel that has it all and in several different versions. The wide array of activities and dining and drinking options is spectacular and the stylish tropical setting provides the perfect background to a relaxing fun-filled vacations.
A gorgeous tropical elegance can be seen across all rooms and suites at Excellence Riviera Cancun. Colors are neutral and the floors of marble. There are swim-up suites or two-story rooftop terrace suites with ocean views and plunge pool. There is also a 2,000 square feet Imperial suite with outdoor Jacuzzi.
If you are interested in enjoying the ultimate level of exclusive luxury, ask for the Excellence Club treatment.
All-marble bathrooms with jetted tub for two and separate enclosed rainfall shower. Most suites include double sink and the Excellence Club rooms, come with Bulgari toiletries.
This is a large and wide lobby, with fancy style and elegant décor. The pink-marble floors set the tone, and the stylish Persian rugs follow suit. There are lots of comfortable sofas, as this is a social area, and not just a waiting room like in other resorts.
A large sprawling beachfront swimming pool is one of the best spots to spend the day hours. Sip an exotic cocktail while sunbathing on one of the semi-submerged loungers or hammocks. With six public pools and five outdoor Jacuzzis, you’ll find your favorite way to refresh yourself.
Miilé Spa is an all-white Spa with a classy setting and an outstanding diversity of services available. Choose from getting and indoor treatment or a massage by the beach. Get into the hydrotherapy pool or enjoy a Swedish sauna or perhaps an ice-treatment room.
At Excellence Resort you can choose between working out in a brand new fitness center featuring modern Cybex cardio, crossover and movement equipment, or attending yoga classes by the beach. How about relaxing while running through the gorgeous fitness trail all around the property?
A diverse culinary scene that includes Mexican, Indian, French, Italian and Asian cuisines in sophisticated settings is what Excellence Riviera Cancun brings to the table. The beachfront Lobster House serves exotic shellfish dishes, while original Flavor Market offers small tapas dishes for variety and experimentation.
YOU SHOULD KNOW Each restaurant has its own schedule and dress code, with so many of them keeping track of all can get a bit annoying.
How do you choose from ten different bars and lounges? You don’t, just visit them all. The customary array of poolside, swim-up, and beach bars provide the tropical experience. For something more sophisticated, try the wine list of Chez Isabelle or Flavor Market.
From Cancun International Airport get a taxi for a 20-minute to your hotel. Once there you should know that there is nothing in the nearby area. To go on day trips the best idea could be to rent a car, it may be cheaper than paying taxis.
Du Mexique by Sonya Grimond (34-minute drive) is an upscale restaurant in Cancun, serving gourmet dishes of French inspiration. El Pirata (14-minute drive) is a less sophisticated option in Puerto Morelos, but maybe even more tasty. Excellent steaks!
James Cancun (43-minute drive) has a rooftop terrace with spectacular views of the Caribbean Sea, a perfect place to start the night. For a chill beach club outside the hotel, visit My Paradise Beach Club (11-minute drive) in Puerto Morelos.
WHY WE LIKE IT
Because of its outstanding and diverse gourmet scene. An extraordinary wellness experience. The upgrade option of the Excellence Club.
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