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Excellence RIviera Cancun Resort and Spa

by Adrienne Sasson last updated on 06/15/2010 Disclaimer
© Adrienne Sasson 2009

Gazebo at Excellence Riviera Cancun

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Not all resorts are created equally! I recently returned from a wonderful four night stay at Excellence Riviera Cancun Resort and Spa with my husband. This elegant, luxury all adult, all inclusive resort, just minutes from the Cancun Airport is a little slice of heaven. This is not the first time I stayed at an Excellence Resort, so I was curious if this experience would be as nice. Happily, the experience was even better, surpassing my expectations.

Upon arrival to the resort we were immediately handed a chilled cloth to refresh ourselves as well as a glass of chilled champagne. Check-in was very quick, friendly and efficient and then off to our room escorted by a bellman with quick explanations about the resort.

When we arrived at the room, the air conditioning was on as well as some lights. The television was set to the resort information station. Our room, a junior suite was spacious with their signature double Jacuzzi and four poster framed bed. Also, a bottle of chilled champagne and a bowl of fruit awaited our arrival.

Our room had a view of the fabulous spa…not hard to take. The meandering pool lagoon around the spa feeds into the main pool where the swim up bar is located near the beach. The lagoon is dotted with palapas, pool beds, in pool loungers and floats. The main pool along the beach features activities such as pool volleyball and aerobics.

After your flight, you may be hungry. You have a choice of four venues from which to have lunch, two of which are poolside. If you really want to be pampered, lunch can be delivered to your pool or beach lounge chair.

Dinner offers eight venues for dining in addition to room service. Breakfast also offers room service or the choice of two dining venues. Oh, did I mention room service? Yes, room service is available 24 hours a day! And for the newlyweds, how about a torch light romantic dinner for two on the beach!

The spa is one area not to be missed, especially on your honeymoon! Take advantage of the aqua therapy before your treatment. For our first spa treatment we had the Excellence Treatment as a couple. This is a mélange of treatments ranging from Swedish to Shiatsu to stretching. My second treatment was the hot stone treatment. Both were wonderful.

The grounds and gardens were very impressive. Beautiful plants and trees with fountains and iron sculptures created a perfect atmosphere with plenty of areas to sit and relax for some quiet time together. The main square of the resort featured a bar called Cafe Kafe and next to that an entertainment stage, the main theater and a wedding gazebo. Also in the main square, enjoy the Manager’s cocktail party at 5:00pm on Wednesday nights. If pool or shuffleboard tickle your fancy, it’s right there too.

If you like to exercise, a fully equipped fitness center is available to all guests. Additionally, morning yoga and stretching classes are offered. You also might want to take a walk on the beautiful long beach and enjoy the perfect weather.

After dinner, enjoy the evening show at the theater. If you still have energy, the nightclub is open for your dancing pleasure.

Other activities at the resort include beach sports like volleyball and soccer. A watersports area is at your fingertips with paddle boats and sail boats. You can also opt for water excursions such as diving and snorkeling. Each evening a complimentary shuttle is offered for shopping trips to Puerto Morales.

If you are planning a wedding, there are beautiful areas on the resort property from which to choose including a beautiful gazebo along the pool and gardens. On resort wedding coordinators are at you beck and call for stress free wedding planning. After your wedding, you can plan a private reception on the beach or in one of the ballrooms.

For more information about booking your Excellence or Riviera Maya Destination Wedding or Honeymoon, contact me now!

This review appears on Mexico and Cancun.