Excellence El Carmen Overview
In Punta Cana, warmth radiates from the tropical sun, the Caribbean Sea and the hospitality of the Dominican people. At Excellence El Carmen, you’ll find seclusion, not isolation, on a gorgeous golden sand beach of coconut palms where the Caribbean meets the Atlantic. Romance revolves around 23 pools, a world-class spa, lush landscaping and contemporary tropical architecture. Leave your wallet and your worries behind. Here, everything is included.
At Excellence El Carmen you are secluded but not isolated. Our all-adult, all-suite world is situated on a beautiful Caribbean beach in a palm grove on the east coast of the Dominican Republic. Its architecture is in the Contemporary Caribbean style, and twenty pools wind through our grounds. There are 11 restaurants to entice you with a range of global cuisine, a beach snack grill, plus 15 bars, each with its own personality. Excellence El Carmen is also home to a world-class spa, state-of-the-art fitness center and an exceptional range of activities and services.
Situated on the east coast of the Dominican Republic, only 25 minutes from the Punta Cana International Airport and 70 minutes from La Romana International Airport, Excellence El Carmen is surrounded by a beautiful palm grove, bordering a Caribbean beach of fine golden sands.
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Five-star luxury runs through every spacious Excellence El Carmen suite. The vibrant colors of the Caribbean are the inspiration behind the décor. Sunny yellows, lush flora greens and ocean blues set the scene for a transfixing mix of island charm and elegance.
Excellence Excellence El Carmen offers a choice of more than a dozen suite selections:
Junior Suite Pool View
Our spacious Junior Suites (800 sq ft). L-Shaped sofa bed with an expansive private balcony or terrace with comfortable lounge furniture with oversize Jacuzzi for two
King bed or two double beds.
Suite Pool View
Our suites offer an upgraded level of privacy, featuring a separate bedroom and double size balconies. Room features same amenities as the JR SUITE POOL VIEW. King Bed.
Junior Swim Up Suite Pool View
Our spacious (950 sq ft) suites are located on the ground floor, offering direct access to a private pool connected to building’s main pool. Other additional amenities include a furnished terrace with a lounge bed, 2 sun beds and a swan-neck Spa Jet. King Bed.
Junior Suite Ocean View
Our spacious Junior Suites (800 sq ft) with Ocean View. L-Shaped sofa bed with an expansive private balcony or terrace with comfortable lounge furniture with oversize Jacuzzi for two. King bed.
Terrace Suite with Plunge Pool With Pool View
Our spacious (950 sq ft) Terrace Suites feature an expansive terrace with comfortable lounge furniture, an exterior Plunge Pool and spectacular views. King Bed.
These spacious 1100 (sq ft) 1 bedroom suite offers a separate living room area, an oversize jacuzzi for two, plus an expansive private terrace with comfortable lounge furniture. Room features same amenities as the JR SUITE POOL VIEW. King Bed.
Suite with Private Pool & Garden with Pool View
These 2000 sq ft (900 room + 1,100 exterior) are perfect for guests looking for their own private garden & pool. Located on the ground floor this category offers a one-bedroom suite with separate living area and double access to exterior pool & deck, the same amenities as the JR SUITE POOL VIEW, plus a 800 sq ft private garden including a 400 sq ft pool, 2 sun beds and a furnished terrace. King bed.
Excellence Club Junior Suite Ocean View
Our 800 sq ft Excellence Club Junior Suites offer breathtaking ocean view, plus all exclusive services and amenities from the Excellence Club, as well as all amenities from JR SUITE POOL VIEW. King bed
Excellence Club Junior Swim-Up Suite
These suites offer the same amenities as the POOL JUNIOR SWIM-UP SUITE plus all the exclusive services and amenities from the Excellence Club.
Excellence Club Two-Story Rooftop Terrace Suite with Plunge Pool W/Ocean View
These romantic suites offer ocean views, spacious 1.600 sq ft divided in two floors (800 sq. ft each.) a private rooftop terrace with a plunge pool and comfortable lounge furniture, plus the exclusive benefits from our Excellence Club. King bed.
Excellence Club Honeymoon Swim-Up Suite
These spacious 1100 (sq ft) suites feature a separate living room area, an oversize jacuzzi for two, plus an expansive private terrace with comfortable lounge furniture and direct access to semi-private pool connected to main building’s pool. These suites enjoy all amenities as the JR SUITE POOL VIEW, plus the exclusive benefits of the Excellence Club.
Excellence Club Honeymoon Two-Story Rooftop Terrace Suite with Plunge Pool Ocean View
These extra spacious ( 2500 sq ft) suites feature breathtaking views to the Caribbean Sea, a separate living room area, an oversize jacuzzi for two, plus an expansive roof top private terrace with a plunge pool and comfortable lounge furniture. These suites have all amenities as the JR SUITE POOL VIEW, plus the exclusive benefits of the Excellence Club.
Excellence Club Beachfront Honeymoon Swim-Up Suite
These spacious (1000 sq ft) suites are located right on the beach with impressive ocean-front views. They feature a separate living room area, an oversize jacuzzi for two, plus an expansive private terrace with comfortable lounge furniture and direct access to semi-private pool connected to main building´s pool. These suites also enjoy all amenities as the JR SUITE POOL VIEW, plus the exclusive benefits of the Excellence Club.
Excellence Club Beachfront Honeymoon Two-Story Rooftop Terrace Suite with Plunge Pool
These extra spacious (1800 sq ft) suites, located right on the beach with impressive ocean front views, feature a separate living room area, an oversize jacuzzi for two, an expansive roof top private terrace with a plunge pool and comfortable lounge furniture. These suites have the amenities and services from the JR. SUITE POOL VIEW, plus the exclusive benefits of the Excellence Club.
Excellence Club Imperial Suite with Private Pool
Our most luxurious beachfront 1-bedroom suite offers 1.700 sq ft of interior space plus a private garden with a large pool. Including a separate bedroom, a full living room, a bar, a separate WC at living room and the bedroom, plus all the amenities and services from the Excellence Club Jr Suite Ocean View.
Excellence Club Imperial Suite Two-Story Rooftop Terrace with Plunge Pool
Our most luxurious beachfront 1-bedroom suite offers 3.400 sq ft divided in two floors. At the ground floor you will find a full living room, a bar, a separate WC at living room and the bedroom, plus all the amenities and services from the Excellence Club Jr Suite Ocean View. At the Rooftop terrace you will find a plunge pool, lounge bed and a sofa area.
The ultimate in luxury
A Punta Cana resort with private lounge that affords the ultimate in luxury, exclusivity and service.
From the moment you arrive, you will experience the Excellence Club difference. You’ll be treated to express check-in and check-out service in a private VIP lounge area. The lounge is solely for the use of Club guests and has free Internet access, snack buffets and bar service. Consider it your own private club to use any time. Expect ultra-pampering, ultra-privilege.
Our staff is on hand 24 hours a day to make sure your stay as comfortable as possible and that every aspect is attended to even the smallest details. The fresh flowers in your room will surprise you, the daily fresh fruit, premium mini bar and Bvlgari toiletries will delight you. And Club benefits extend beyond your suite. Guests enjoy a private beach area and, depending on the property, a private pool area, along with a Club-members only bar.
Here’s what you can expect as an Excellence Club guest:
- Premium suite with ocean views, or garden and mountain views at Excellence Punta Cana
- Private check-in and check-out plus early check-in and late check-out subject to availability.
- Private concierge service
- Private lounge area with PCs, Internet access, buffet and bar service
- Bvlgari VIP toiletries
- Upgraded room service menu in-room
- Upgraded in-room premium liquor and wine bottle selection (List available with our Club Concierge)
- Nespresso Machine
- Sparkling wine upon arrival
- Fresh flowers upon arrival
- Daily delivery of fresh fruit and petit fours
- Private beach area
- Daily complimentary newspaper
- Shoeshine service
- Complimentary beach bag for use during your stay
- Includes Aqua Wellness Spa Treatment, 1 per person per stay.
Excellence El Carmen offers 11 irresistible all-inclusive international dining options, plus one beach snack grill. And with 15 different bars throughout the resort, refreshment is always at your fingertips. Some restaurants feature smoking (outdoor sittings) and non-smoking sections; others are exclusively non-smoking.
EXCELLENCE EL CARMEN RESTAURANTS
authentic Mexican food and Tex-Mex favorites
Excellence El Carmen is the ideal place in Punta Cana to sample authentic Mexican food and Tex-Mex favorites like burritos and fajitas–as mild as you like or as spicy as you can handle. Our menu is filled with delicacies from the land and sea, grilled, sautéed or marinated. Your choice of romantic indoor seating or outdoors under the moonlight in our hacienda-style courtyard. Tableside mariachi entertainment completes your perfect Mexican evening.
Open from 6:00pm -10:30 pm
dishes of India’s North-West frontier
Basmati specializes in the regional dishes of India’s North-West frontier, mixing up tangy herbs, spices and cooking techniques against a dramatic and romantic backdrop.
Open from 06:00pm – 10:30 pm
French restaurant, is as alluring as a night in Paris
Dinner at Chez Isabelle, Excellence El Carmen signature French restaurant, is as alluring as a night in Paris. You’ll feel transported from Punta Cana to the Left Bank as you choose among savory hors d’oeuvres, mouth-watering entrees and desserts that live up to the French culinary heritage. Enjoy indoor or outdoor seating in a plush and romantic atmosphere. Live music nightly enhances the ambiance.
Open from 6:00pm – 10:30 pm
For lunch, The Grill at Excellence El Carmen serves up an a la carte menu of hearty salads, sandwiches, burgers and wraps in a giant thatch-roof palapa. For alfresco dinner, the sizzle of prime steaks, chicken and shrimp searing on an open flame tips you off that you’re in for an exceptional meal.
Lunch open from 12:00pm -6:00 pm; Dinner open from 6.30 pm-11:00 pm
Small plates deliver big flavor
Try something different for dinner. Small plates deliver big flavor in this cozy gourmet restaurant. Order from an extensive menu of tapas dishes paired with premium wines recommended by our sommelier.
Open from 6:00 pm – 12:00 am
THE LOBSTER HOUSE
a place to sample exquisite shellfish dishes
Beneath an open-air thatch-roof palapa that bridges the main pool, The Lobster House serves up tasty a la carte dishes for breakfast and lunch. For dinner, the glow of soft lanterns and the reflection of our meandering pool turn the restaurant into a wonderful atmosphere for all things lobster. This is the place in Punta Cana to sample exquisite shellfish dishes prepared to your tastes.
Breakfast open from 08:00 am – 12:00pm; Lunch from 12:30pm – 3:00pm; Dinner open from 6:00 pm -11:00pm
dishes from Japan, China, Vietnam and Thailand
Step into the world of pan-Asian delights with exotic specialties from Japan, China, Vietnam and Thailand. Enjoy a romantic table for two or casual seating at the sushi bar. If you like Japanese iron griddle cooking, cozy Teppanyaki rooms are the place to delight your taste buds and your senses as talented chefs prepare your meal right in front of you.
Open from 6:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Popular trattoria-style restaurant
A popular trattoria-style restaurant serving simple but delicious fare including pizza–from traditional to unpredictable–calzones, pastas and a selection of sweet treats.
Open from 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Delight in the fine cuisine of the buffet art.
Breakfast open from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm; Lunch open from 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm
snack grill located on the beach
Enjoy the ocean, sun and a bite at Las Olas snack grill. Located on the beach with selection of fast food, salads, wood-oven pizzas and grilled favorites.
Open from 12:00 pm – 03:00 pm
The unique restaurant of the Excellence Club. Enjoy a wondrous meal with your loved one.
Breakfast open from 7:00 am – 11:00 am; Dinner open from 6:00 pm – 10:30 pm
It’s the place to watch the big game on the big screen. Enjoy full bar service along with a snack menu.
Lunch open from 3:30pm – 5:30 pm; Dinner open from 6:00pm – 10:30 pm
POOL & BEACH SERVICE
Gourmet Your Way
Nothing quite says indulgence like beachside dining right from the comfort of your chaise lounge.
Enjoy an extensive selection of snacks, entrees and beverages–with the soundtrack of lapping waves and the scent of salt-air breezes. For an unforgettable evening, amp up the romance with a private dinner on the beach, and see how magical a décor of sand, stars and sea can be.
Spoil yourself with our delicacies even after midnight.
In addition to the eleven restaurants, snack bars and lounges, gourmet room service is available 24 hours a day at Excellence El Carmen.
Treat yourself to breakfast in bed or a picnic lunch on your private terrace. We deliver no matter when the hunger pangs hit.
Room service including alcoholic beverages and wine is included in your Excellence El Carmen stay, along with a fully stocked mini bar offering unlimited juices, soft drinks and premium alcoholic beverages.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Reservations are not required at any of the restaurants.
EXCELLENCE EL CARMEN BARS
Eleven different bars at Excellence El Carmen put refreshment at your fingertips:
Martini Bar — Located right in the main lobby, its central location makes the Martini Bar an ideal meeting spot. Listen to live music while sipping a cocktail from our extensive “tini” Menu.
Café Kafé — It’s paradise for coffee lovers. Enjoy a cup your way…even flambéed…in our outdoor bistro.
Blue — Our popular swim-up bar. Float over for a cool refreshment without ever leaving the water.
Sol — Let our bartenders surprise you with a signature cocktail while you soak up some Caribbean sunshine.
Cielo — An exclusive bar for Excellence Club members offering privacy and pampering. Settle in with the beverage of your choice and selection of tasty hors d’oeuvres.
Alegria — Dance the night away at our disco. Alegria is the go-to spot for late-night entertainment and a nightcap.
Stars — Relax with a drink at our comfortable theater bar while enjoying live evening entertainment.
Sports Bar — It’s the place to watch the big game on the big screen. Enjoy full bar service along with a snack menu.
X Lounge — Chill out with a cold beverage right on the beach.
La Habana — A plush setting to kick back with a premium cigar and spirits.
Revive — Just steps away from Miilé Spa, savor a smoothie, prepare with fresh seasonal fruit. It’s guilt-free!
Excellence El Carmen resort and spa is outfitted with a host of deluxe facilities, and provides you with the services that enable you to enjoy them. Whether dining at one of our seven delectable restaurants, taking advantage of our 24-hour room service, or simply basking under the Caribbean sun in one of our immense pools, you’ll be completely relaxed but never bored.
A total of 20 swimming pools with a collective expanse of 79,000 sq ft provide guests with privacy and a variety of bathing and lounging options throughout the resort grounds. 9 independent hot water Jacuzzis right next to the pools (7 of them in the Excellence Club). All suites on the ground floor enjoy either a direct access to a pool connecting to the building ́s main pool or a 400 sq ft private pool.
BEACH, LAND AND WATER ACTIVITIES
Excellence El Carmen offers a variety of beach, land and water activities each day, including snorkeling gear, deep sea fishing*, introductory scuba lessons, scuba diving with instruction*, horseback riding (30 min. included per person per stay), bocce, aerobics & water aerobics, fitness, yoga, jogging, Spanish lessons, dancing lessons, cooking lessons, theme nights, beach volleyball and football, tennis, basketball, squash, bicycles, table tennis, darts, board games, archery, air rifle shooting & billiards. *Additional costs may apply.
Guests staying at the Excellence El Carmen will enjoy 24-hour All-Inclusive Luxury service, which includes:
Special Welcome Cocktail and cool towel • Full breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks each day • 10 à la carte options for dinner • 2 à la carte lunch options, 1 buffet and 1 snack grill at the beach • Takeaway wood oven pizza • 15 bars • Unlimited natural fruit juices and soft drinks • Unlimited international premium and domestic alcoholic beverages • 24 hour room service • Pool and beach waiter service • 20 swimming pools, with a total of 79,000 sq ft • 9 outdoor hot water Jacuzzis (7 of them in the Excellence Club) • Non-motorized water sports (sailing, windsurfing, sea kayaking, paddle board, snorkeling gear, introductory scuba lesson) • Daily activities • Nightly shows • Tennis clinics • Fully equipped fitness center with state-of-the- art equipment • Wedding gazebo & events plaza • Free wireless internet • Free calls to US & Canada • All taxes and gratuities.
DESTINATION WEDDINGS AT EXCELLENCE EL CARMEN
Envision just the two of you exchanging vows on a secluded white sand beach or with dozens of friends and family gazing on as you celebrate your new life together in a lush tropical setting. With many unique wedding and reception venues, intimate and grand, it’s a breeze to imagine your wedding dream coming to life.
A variety of planning options for every couple, from small intimate ceremonies to elaborate events.