Why Go To: Excellence Punta Cana

If you want to feel swept away in an island paradise without losing the luxury you crave, then Excellence Punta Cana is it.

The Dominican Republic’s coastline is known for its white sand beaches and amazing views of the Caribbean Sea, so if you’re a beach bum, you’ll be in heaven (especially on a comfy beach bed or under a huge palapa).

Lively, awesome nightlife from live bands and DJs, to themed shows, to high stakes fun at the Casino, to romantic lounge settings keep the party going.

Let’s not forget the attention to detail and superior service like only the Excellence brand can do — you can get pizza and beer delivered on the beach!

Fun Things To Do:

  • Horseback riding (30 minutes included per person/per stay)
  • Speedboat and Catamaran tours
  • Humpback Whale Watching cruises
  • Deep sea fishing for marlin, tuna and dorado
  • Scuba diving with instruction
  • Helicopter rides providing panoramic views of Punta Cana
  • Five golf courses to choose from (Cocotal Golf and Country Club, La Cana Golf Club, Bavaro Golf Course, Teeth of the Dog, Dye Fore, The Links)
  • Rejuvenate at the Miilé Spa
  • Win some cash at the Casino with slots, blackjack, Caribbean poker, and roulette (open daily from 7:00p – 3:00a)
  • Tweet, Facebook, and Instagram as much as you want

Rooms: (464)

  • Junior Suite (228) Huge Suites with King bed or two doubles with a mountain or garden view.  Max occupancy 3 adults
  • Junior Swim Up Suite (16) King bed only.  Oceanview.  Max occupancy 2 adults
  • Junior Suite Ocean View (42) King bed only.  Oceanview.  Max occupancy 2 adults
  • Excellence Suite (with double balcony or patio) (12) King bed only.  Oceanview.  Max occupancy 2 adults
  • Master Suite (with separate living room) (18).  King bed only.  Pool view.  Max occupancy 2 adults.
The Excellence Club:
  • Excellence Club Junior Suite (63) King bed only with garden or mountain view.  Max occupancy 2 adults
  • Excellence Club Junior Suite Ocean View (33) King bed only with ocean view.  Max occupancy 2 adults
  • Excellence Club Junior Swim Up Suite (16) King bed with ocean view.  Max occupancy 2 adults
  • Excellence Club Excellence Suite (with double balcony or patio) (8) King bed only with ocean view.  Max occupancy 2 adults
  • Excellence Club Terrace Suite (with large private terrace or double balcony including exterior HydroSpa pool—heated in winter) (10).  King bed only with oceanfront views.  Max occupancy 2 adults
  • Excellence Club Honeymoon Suite (10) King bed only with ocean view views.  Max occupancy 2 adults
  • Excellence Club Honeymoon with Rooftop Terrace (with large private terrace or double balcony including exterior HydroSpa pool—heated in winter) (6).  King bed only with oceanfront views.  Max occupancy 2 adults
  • 1 Bedroom Imperial Suite (2). King bed only with ocean view.  Max occupancy 2 adults.

Room Amenities

  • King or two Double Beds
  • Oversized Balcony or terrace with comfortable patio furniture—some even have hammocks, and some have 2 person beds
  • Full marble bathrooms featuring double showers
  • Private round Jacuzzi big enough for two
  • VIP toiletries
  • Flat screen TV
  • Free WiFi
  • No need for adapters—US chargers work just fine
  • Mini bar stocked with premium drinks
  • Pillow menu
  • Concierge service from 7:00am to 11:00pm
  • IPod docking station
  • Handicapped facilities (6 ADA rooms for the physically challenged)
  • Bathrobe and slippers
  • 24 hour room service
  • Turndown service
  • Air conditioning, coffee maker, hair dryer, in room safe, iron/ironing board, telephone
  Excellence Club:  In addition to these amenities, if you are in the Excellence Club, you will also enjoy the following:
  • Private check in
  • Private lounges
  • Bvlgari Toiletries
  • Upgraded mini bar (you can pick what alcohol you want stocked)
  • Private beach area
  • One Aqua Wellness treatment (per person/per stay)
  • Free newspaper
  • Free beach bag
  • Shoe shine service
  • Fresh flowers in the suites
  • Room service Express

Dining: (9)

  • Barcelona – Mediterranean – Dinner – Breakfast/lunch.  Dinner serving from 6:00am – 10:30pm
  • Toscana – Buffet for breakfast and lunch but Italian for Dinner.  Breakfast from 7:00am – 11:00am and again from 12;00pm – 4:00pm.  Dinner from 6:00pm – 10:30pm
  • Agave – Mexican – Dinner – from 6:00p-10:30p
  • Spice – Asian cuisine with Sushi and Teppanyaki – Dinner – from 6:00pm – 10:30pm
  • Chez Isabelle – French – Dinner – from 6:00pm – 10:30pm
  • Oregano – Italian – Lunch/Dinner – Lunch is from 12:00pm – 5:00pm and Dinner is serving from 6:30pm – 11:00pm
  • The Lobster House – Breakfast/lunch/Dinner – a la carte breakfast, local Mexican a la carte seafood for lunch, lobster specialties for dinner.  Breakfast/lunch from 10am – 12:00pm and 12:30pm – 3:00pm and Dinner is from 6:30pm – 11:00pm
  • The Grill – Lunch/dinner – a la carte for lunch but steakhouse a la carte for dinner.  Lunch and Dinner from 12:00pm – 6:00pm and again from 6:30pm – 11:00pm
  • Las Olas – Snack grill featuring pizzas, salads and fast foods – Open from 12:00 – 3:00pm
  • *Room Service is available 24 hours a day *The outdoor restaurants will have a designated smoking section available

Bars: (10)

  • Lobby Bar
  • Coffee Bar
  • Swim Up Pool Bar
  • Pool and Beach bar by the Main Pool
  • Cascade Pool Bar
  • Disco Bar
  • Theater Bar
  • Casino Bar
  • Sports Bar (service ice cream and pastry in the afternoon)
  • Chill Out Bar at the Beach


  • Theme Nights like White Night (so pack accordingly), and Caribbean Beach Night (beach party)
  • Learn to cook some local cuisine
  • Nightly Shows/Entertainment
  • Live Music
  • Learn to Salsa and Merengue and the Taki Taki dance
  • Martini Bar/Lounge
  • 10 Bars/Lounges

Land Sports:

  • 30 minutes Horseback riding included per person/per stay
  • Air Rifle Shooting
  • Grass Mini-golf
  • Archery
  • Baseball Pitching Machine
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Tennis
  • Squash
  • Darts
  • Bicycles
  • Pool Tables
  • Game Room
  • Bocce Ball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • State-of-the-art Fitness Center
  • Library
  • Golf ($)
  • Spa ($)

Water Sports:

  • 2 huge swimming pools so you can relax on your floatie with ease
  • 2 Jacuzzis
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Windsurfing
  • Kayaking
  • Intro to Scuba Lesson
  • Aqua Aerobics
  • Water Polo

Miilé Spa: - open daily  9:00a – 8:00p

  • Oceanfront bungalow treatment room perfect for couples
  • Hydro-therapy circuit with hot/cold plunge pools, ice baths suites, and Swedish saunas and steam rooms
  • Outdoor relaxation patio with aromatic garden and fountain
  • Indoor or outdoor treatment rooms

Resort Amenities:

  • Beautiful beachfront location
  • Pool and Beach waiter service
  • Free 30 minute Horseback ride (per person/per stay)
  • Premium liquors and wines
  • Adults Only
  • 9 restaurants with no reservations required
  • Miilé Spa ($)
  • Free WIFI throughout the hotel
  • State-of-the-art fitness center with cardio and weight machines
  • Wedding gazebo
  • 24-hour room service

Groups & Events:

    Meetings and memorable events are welcomed with over 1830 square feet of meeting space and oceanfront cocktail terraces for your reception, reunion, or graduation celebration.

Getting There:

  • Stress disappears as soon as you step off the plane in Punta Cana and see the thatched (grass) roof on top of the airport.  But don’t let this native look fool you, the newly renovated airport boasts air condition in many sections, and is very easy to navigate.  Plus, there’s lots of friendly staff around to help you.
  • After you exit customs, continue along the hallway and you will be greeted by the kiosks of the various tour companies.  You want AmStar Transportation.  At their desk, they will take your information and lead you right out to the vans that will take you to Excellence.  It is very easy and efficient.
  • Excellence Punta Cana is 35 miles north of the Punta Cana airport and currently driving time is about 60 minutes (the new highway, however, is almost complete and should be opened very soon…by the end of the year if they stay on track.  This will cut down travel time to about 40 minutes and you will get a lovely view of the Punta Cana countryside along the way)

The Fine Print:

  • Check in:   3:00pm  /  Checkout:  12:00pm
  • Photo ID and a credit card or cash deposit at check-in for incidental charges
  • Pets are not allowed
  • This resort is for adult (18 and over) children are not allowed
  • WiFi is free and available in most of the public areas
  • Credit cards accepted are Visa/Mastercard/Amex
  • Special requests are based on availability and cannot be guaranteed.