A new adults-only, all-inclusive resort is open in Punta Cana.
Excellence El Carmen opened September 1 on Uvero Alto beach in the Dominican Republic and has a lot of inclusions — meals at 12 restaurants, unlimited premium alcohol and soft drinks, 24-hour room service, pool and beach waiter service, snorkel gear and scuba lessons, nightly entertainment, and all taxes and gratuities.
All rooms at the resort are suites. There are nineteen different categories, including junior suites and new beachfront honeymoon suites. Upgraded room choices include private pools, swim-up access, and furnished rooftop terraces with plunge pools.
The restaurant choices are impressive as well. Agave features Mexican and Tex-Mex favorites, served at the resort’s hacienda-style courtyard with tableside mariachi entertainment. Basmati is Excellence’s Indian restaurant, while Spice offers Asian cuisine and a sushi bar. There’s also Italian and French dining, plus steak, lobster and grill specialties.
Additional amenities and activities include a spa, 23 pools, a fitness center, tennis, and a variety of water sports.
The most discerning travelers will indulge with Excellence Club benefits – private concierge, private restaurant, lounge, aqua-wellness, top-shelf bar, upgraded in-room amenities including premium liquor selection and VIP Bvlgari toiletries, private beach area and more.