Excellence Playa Mujeres, Mexico – The Lowdown

The Excellence Playa Mujeres is a hotel just over 4 miles from the bustling action of Cancun on the Caribbean coast of Mexico. A 5 star hotel with a reputation for luxury and indulgence, the Excellence Playa Mujeres markets itself heavily towards couples. It’s an adults only resort (age 18 and over) popular with honeymooners.

Excellence Playa Mujeres Address and Location

The Excellence Playa Mujeres address is:

Prolongación Bonampak, S/N, Punta Sam
Lote Terrenos 001 MZ. 001 Sm. 003
Zona Continental de Isla Mujeres
77400 Quintana Roo, México

The Excellence Playa Mujeres is 4.3 miles from Cancun. It’s a good location, right on the beautiful white sands of the beach in Playa Mujeres.

It’s just 30 minutes from Cancun international airport by car.

Excellence Playa Mujeres Facilities

The Excellence Playa Mujeres has a number of on site facilities for its adult only guest. These include:

  • A modern fitness centre and gym
  • Regular fitness classes including yoga and pilates
  • Bike hire for guests who’d rather get around the resort on 2 wheels!
  • A world class spa and beauty salon
  • Tennis courts
  • Games rooms
  • 7 swimming pools and lazy rivers that lead to suites with swim ups
  • 11 bars
  • 9 restaurants
  • On site parking
  • An internet cafe

Excellence Playa Mujeres Room Types

Whatever type of room or suite you have at the Excellent Playa Mujeres, you’ll have a couch, jacuzzi, well stocked mini bar, access to round the clock room service all day every day, a large screen TV, wifi access, air conditioning and balcony.

Junior Suites

The Excellence Playa Mujeres has a number of different room types available, starting with the Junior Suites. These rooms are largely on upper floors (but typically not top floors). They are generally on the interior of the resort overlooking the lazy river systems and so on.  They often have a king size bed or two double beds.

Junior Suites with Ocean View

As with the junior suites but located to offer guests an ocean view.

Junior Swim Up Suites

The junior swim up suites at the Excellence resort are much like the junior suites, except that they’re located on the ground floor and they have swim up access from the lazy river. Great if you want your own private piece of the pool and perfect for those who’d rather travel by lazy river than on foot.

Two Storey Roof Terrace Suites

If you’re visiting the Excellence, Playa Mujeres for a special occasion, you might want to indulge in a little more luxury. The two story roof terrace suites at the Excellence are, as the name suggests, located on two storeys. They have hydro pools and a similar view as the swim up suites in terms of what they look out over.

There are, in addition, of range of exclusive suites.

Excellence Playa Mujeres Reviews

You can always count on TripAdvisor for a good taste of what previous guests thought of a hotel or resort. At the time of writing (10th August 2014), the Playa Mujeres based, Excellence, has been reviewed a whopping 5,600+ times and is coming in a 4.5 stars out of 5. That’s impressive.

Of the four 1 star reviews on the Trip Advisor page at the time of writing, the complaints relate to:

  • Poor service
  • Noise making it difficult to sleep
  • Inability to get larger groups seated within restaurants

However, negative reviews here are an absolute minority of reviews but we would recommend you check out the reviews for yourself.

Which Travel Agents Can I Travel with?

If you are looking for a package holiday, some of the major UK travel agents that operate trips to the Excellence Playa Mujeres include Thomas Cook and Thomson.

Excellence Playa Mujeres Prices

As with any resort, prices are subject to change depending on the time of year, room type, how far in advance you book and a host of other factors. The following pricing information is accurate at the time of writing and is intended as a guide.

  • November 2014 stays from around £240 per night for a 7 night stay (based on prices from Expedia and Hotels.com)
  • January 2015 stays from around £285 per night for a 7 night stay (based on prices from Expedia and Hotels.com)
  • April 2015 stays from around £250 per night for a 7 night stay (based on prices from Expedia and Hotels.com).

Excellence Playa Mujeres – Who’s It For?

The Excellence is all about luxury, so perhaps not the resort for the bargain hunters. It’s also an adults only resort, so expect couples, honeymooners and those celebrating special occasions. Based on online reviews, it seems popular with adults only families as well.

The closest airport is Cancun, which is approximately a 10 hour flight from the UK.

Been to the Excellence?

Have you been to the Excellence in Playa Mujeres? Let us know what you thought.