My wife and I had a chance to experience the Excellence in Punta Cana, Domincan Republic. We arrived at the airport and had a private transfer to our hotel. The hotel is just over an hour from the airport. As we walked into the open air lobby we were stunned by the huge beach with palapas for everyone.
We stayed in the swim up suites and the room was nice and had a great location. This hotel is more mature compared to some of the “New Adult Only Hotels” but the rooms and grounds are very nice. This hotel is about the location. You feel like you have the entire Caribbean to yourself.
The hotel was at 100% capacity but you would have never known it. At dinner the lobby area had a real buzz as everyone waits to head to dinner for the evening. We loved the French Gourmet restaurant. The tables were sort of big and it was not real cozy so I slid over to my wife’s side of the table. Three minutes later they showed up with a new table that was smaller and more romantic. I have been moved to different tables before but never actually had my table moved at a restaurant! The next evening they sat us at the same small table from the previous evening. This is the kind of special attention we were paid.
My wife enjoyed a massage at the Spa. The Spa itself was not too fancy but the service and the treatment was wonderful. During the day the entertainment staff was eager to get people involved in the daily activities. I took part in the “merengue” classes and just as I was about to graduate a whale surfaced and the dance floor emptied. Everyone ran to the beach for a peek. They missed my best moves!
The main pool is a lagoon style with a swim up bar. They have another pool at the back side of the hotel but is seemed to be pretty empty. The highlight of this resort is their beach. It is wide, white and you can walk it for miles.