Excellence Playa Mujeres.....Just GO!
Do you daydream about an adult only paradise? Hammocks hanging over the water, palapas on a white sand beach, multiple restaurants serving a variety of international cuisines, as little or as much activity as you want to take part in, all within a short drive of the Cancun International Airport? I certainly did and I found it at Excellence Playa Mujeres!
My husband and I first had the pleasure of visiting this incredible resort in 2016 and will be coming back for our fourth visit this summer!
The resort is within the confines of a gated community in Playa Mujeres. Your name must be on the list, or you will not be allowed to pass through those gates. Upon arrival at the resort, you are greeted with champagne, cool cloths, and smiles.
This resort has an amazing variety of room categories ranging from non excellence club junior suites to an imperial suite with a private pool. In the past, we’ve always opted for the Excellence Club Swim Up suite. We love being able to step out the door and into the pool!
The rooms come fully stocked with a mini fridge full of beers, juice, soda, water, and snacks. You also have a Nespresso machine with a variety of pods to choose from. Another big plus for this resort is that you receive FULL size bottles of alcohol in your room. The selection varies slightly depending on whether you’re Excellence Club or non Club but each room comes with four full size bottles of liquor as well as a bottle of wine.
I tend to over pack a little -who am I kidding? I over pack a LOT but this resort has a closet that can accommodate me and all my clothing! My husband even has space for his clothes. Haha
If there is one thing you all know about me, it’s that I LOVE food! Most all inclusive resorts aren’t really known for having amazing food but let me tell you, Excellence has some pretty amazing options! For breakfast, you have the option of room service, The Lobster House, or Toscana which has an incredible buffet spread.
For lunch you can find me at Las Olas on the beach. Las Olas is a fun grill that offers daily themes for lunch. Some of my favorites are Rockin’ Burger, Mongolian Grill, Jamaican Jerk, and taco day! The food is fresh and delicious! There is also live music which just adds to the fun.
If you aren’t into hanging at Las Olas you have plenty of other options for lunch. Order food to your lounger at the pool or beach, hit up room service or grab a wood fired pizza from Sol Bar, or enjoy one of the restaurants that are open for lunch. Lots of delicious options.
Dinner at Excellence is like having “date night” every night. There is a dress code so you get dressed up a little and enjoy some amazing food. Prepare yourself for hard choices though, because there are 9 restaurants onsite as well as room service! This works out so well for us though, because it gives us a chance to try food that we probably wouldn’t try otherwise. My favorites are Basmati (Indian), Agave (Mexican), Flavor Market (Spanish), Chez Isabelle (French) and the Grill (steakhouse).
I’m a huge beach person and the beach at Excellence Playa Mujeres doesn’t disappoint. This is the one trip a year that I allow myself to fully relax and just be a beach bum. I spend most of my day alternating between relaxing and reading in a lounger and cooling off in the ocean.
The amazing staff makes certain that you are well hydrated whether you’re hanging out on the beach, at the pool, or even at your swim up suite. Service is just incredible, and we never want for a thing.
If you aren’t into lazing on the beach all day, not to worry as there are lots of great activities offered. You’ve got your choice of stand-up paddle boarding, hobie kats, and kayaking. We tried the stand-up paddle boarding and we both spent much more time in the water than on the board. Haha We had a blast trying it though!
If water sports aren’t your thing, there is a bike tour, archery, beach volleyball, billiards, dance lessons, towel folding, margarita lessons, rifle shooting, Texas Hold’em, tennis clinic, Spanish lessons, games, introductory scuba, darts, and SO much more! You won’t be bored!
If you enjoy theme nights, you’re in luck because Excellence offers some great ones! My favorite is Mexican Fiesta night! Enjoy authentic Mexican food, a variety of tequilas, and dancers in traditional Mexican costumes. It’s an amazing night!
I’ve just given you countless reasons why we love this resort but honestly, the main reason we keep coming back, is the staff. They are truly incredible and just can’t do enough for you. Everyone is incredibly friendly and welcoming. They honestly feel like friends and family at the end of the week. It seems crazy, but they remember us year after year which is just incredible considering how many guests they meet each day. They care and they enjoy getting to know you.
We have chosen this incredible resort to renew our vows for our 10 year anniversary and I couldn’t be more excited to celebrate our big day at this magical place.
Are you ready for your trip to Excellence Playa Mujeres? Let’s start planning!
CFO & Travel Planner