Excellence Playa Mujeres Rating: 5.0 Pearls
Playa Mujeres, Cancun

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Pros

  • Adults-only resort (a con for some) directly on the beach
  • Upscale contemporary rooms with high-end amenities, free Wi-Fi, and 24-hour room service
  • Dozens of activities, from snorkeling to dancing to Spanish lessons
  • World-class spa with exclusive treatments and a beachside hut
  • Huge (though a bit dreary) fitness center with a yoga and Pilates studio
  • Free non-motorized water sports, including introductory scuba lessons
  • 9 restaurants and 11 bars; no reservations required
  • 7 pools, 4 of which are heated in winter (though some guests say water is too cold)

Cons

  • Beach is less attractive than others farther south
  • Ground-floor rooms lack privacy in the terrace area
  • Some complaints of very cold pool water

Bottom Line

This adults-only luxury resort offers a nice all-inclusive experience with tons of variety -- multiple dining options, several beautiful pools, a gorgeous spa, and dozens of wonderful activities. The rooms here are large and contemporary, with large modern bathrooms, Jacuzzis, and high-end amenities such as big flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, and iPod docks. Some have a large rooftop terrace with a private plunge pool with ocean views. However, note that the beach is less attractive than others farther south, and that there are no attractions nearby. Still, though, compared with the nearby, comparably luxurious Beloved Hotel, the Excellence has more to offer in terms of options. It's also quieter, since it's adults-only, so couples looking for a romantic getaway might prefer this over the Beloved.

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 Location

In a beachside, self-contained resort community 25 minutes north of Cancun

The Excellence Playa Mujeres is a self-contained complex right on the beach, just minutes from the wonderful Greg Normal golf course and the ferry to Isla Mujeres. There are no attractions within walking distance and the impressive Maya ruins are quite far, but Cancun is 25 minutes south, and the beach is pretty (though less impressive than those in Cancun’s Hotel Zone). Isla Contoy, the most important bird sanctuary in the Mexican Caribbean, and Isla Mujeres are a quick boat ride away.

  • 35-minute drive to Cancun International Airport
  • 25-minute drive to downtown Cancun
  • 50-minute drive to Puerto Morelos, with quiet beaches and great snorkeling spots
  • 1-hour drive to Playa del Carmen, a laid-back and bustling town with great shopping, and a well-heeled crowd
  • 2-hour drive to Tulum ruins
  • 2-hour, 40-minute drive to Chichen Itza ruins

 Bottom Line

This adults-only luxury resort offers a nice all-inclusive experience with tons of variety -- multiple dining options, several beautiful pools, a gorgeous spa, and dozens of wonderful activities. The rooms here are large and contemporary, with large modern bathrooms, Jacuzzis, and high-end amenities such as big flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, and iPod docks. Some have a large rooftop terrace with a private plunge pool with ocean views. However, note that the beach is less attractive than others farther south, and that there are no attractions nearby. Still, though, compared with the nearby, comparably luxurious Beloved Hotel, the Excellence has more to offer in terms of options. It's also quieter, since it's adults-only, so couples looking for a romantic getaway might prefer this over the Beloved.

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Address

  • Lote 1, Mz 1, Sm 3, Continetnal de Isla Mujeres, Mexico 77400

Room Types

  • Excellence Club Honeymoon Suite Oceanfront
  • Excellence Club Imperial Suite Oceanfront
  • Excellence Club Junior Suite Oceanfront
  • Excellence Club Junior Swim-Up Suite Ocean View
  • Excellence Club Two-Story Rooftop Terrace Suite With Oceanfront
  • Junior Suite Spa or Pool View
  • Junior Swim-Up Suite Spa or Pool View
  • Two-Story Rooftop Terrace Suite Spa or Pool View

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Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 450
Pool: Yes
Fitness Center: Yes
Spa: Yes
Internet: Yes
Cribs: Yes
Jacuzzi: Yes
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Hotel Information

Location: Playa Mujeres, Cancun
Address: Lote 1, Mz 1, Sm 3, Continetnal de Isla Mujeres, Mexico 77400
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