Mexico and its multicultural heritage

What makes THIS country a favorite destination among travelers?

We could think of its natural beauty, diverse landscapes, their internationally renowned gastronomy,  its colorful cultural celebrations, and unforgettable friendly people.


Mexico has a vast range of particular traditions, and their most resemblance and close to the heart has to be The Day of Dead or “Día de Muertos,” a holiday to remember the loved ones who have gone earlier.


Celebrated throughout Mexico during the 1st and 2nd of November, this holiday emphasizes remembrance of past lives of the continuity of life through a very colorful ‘ofrenda’ or altar as the most representative symbol of the holiday; each of its elements contains its history, tradition, poetry and, most of all, mysticism.


Every level in the ‘ofrenda’ has a meaningful place in this colorful altar. For example, the water is offered to the thirsty souls for their long journey and to strengthen their return.

The candles on it mean “light,” faith and hope as the guide for the souls to reach their old homes and the light they will use to return to their abode.


The flowers will aromatize the place and guide the souls to their homes, the distinctive cempasúchil and ‘nube’ flower make their place on the altar as their color means purity and tenderness.

The Aztecs culture believed that the cempasúchil was a healing plant, but now it serves to embellish the altars and tombs of the deceased.


Personalization is what makes the ‘ofrenda’ the tease for the souls, so each family makes sure to collect as many symbols and preferred goodies for the ‘dead visitors’ like portraits, mirrors, tequila shots, cigarettes, favorite food, music, and all kind of relations to interact with the forever missed.

Think of it as a beautiful and meaningful scenario where dead and living ones coexist in an exceptional night with a nice drink, meal, music and beautiful memories filled with love and engaging relationships through generations.


Is there a tradition close to your heart as symbolic as Día de Muertos? We’d love to hear from it!

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5 Things You Need to Know For Your Perfect Getaway

Let’s be honest. Sometimes you want to drop the microphone and walk to the best-secluded location with your loved one, and relax… RELAX!


The routine, working schedule, city chaos, and your everyday chores might be overwhelming from time to time. Easy indicators that your body and brain are looking for a well-deserved-getaway, but WHEN?29.1_SpaCoupleMassage_5191.jpg

Although you might already have the answer, because you have also planned according to your family or friends events or just some time off from work, it’s a fact that we all need a well deserved R&R.EC-Beachfront Honeymoon SwimUp Suite_O4A9444.jpg

The time you’ve waited is a GO, and you have chosen a beautiful Caribbean destination, here’s what you need to know.140327_Excellence_Riviera_Cancun_Day_03_23_2305.jpg

1. Weather: When visiting a beach location weather is utmost important as you imagined soaking up the sun, playing your feet in the sand and feeling the salty breeze from the ocean. Summer is the perfect season, although one of the busiest for many travelers. If you are truly looking to relax and unwind, you may want to have doublethink and visit these locations around May or June.ED IMG_20180530_081154366

2. Explore the area: Even if you are staying in an All-Inclusive resort, there is SO much to do and enjoy in the country you will visit. Take the time to decide if you want to make an additional excursion, a quick escape or simply discover the country with your senses, snorkeling, birdwatching, hiking, swimming with whale sharks, riding a boogie car or floating in glistening waters. There are no limits when it comes to welcome new adventures and stories.Excellence_EC_2_11_959

3. Festivities: Local activities and parties involve a bunch of amazing and colorful traditions, make sure you get to know the country by its flavors and people! For example, in Mexico “Día De Muertos” has become THE cultural celebration with a vast of stories about celebrating the loved dead ones.jalsA5NhXGkcNYZnRhnfT6dTGN38mpoESpbBHYAtwTw

4. Budget: Ok, you’ve chosen the location! A tropical destination with pristine beaches and clear turquoise water that you just couldn’t resist. From the wardrobe you’ll need to have to impress, to the extra amenities you might want to enjoy always have in mind an extra financial backup.3

5. Last Minute: As you keep an eye on the hotel you want to visit for your next vacation, you’ll feel tempted to find the best Price available. Travel connoisseurs often plan their holidays knowing they will always get the best prices available. It will all depend on your interests, budget, and location. May to June and late November to mid-December provide cheaper rates and fewer crowds – while still experiencing good weather for you to enjoy a beach virtually empty!

Save time and check the current offers in advance, maybe you will feel a little bit tempted!!

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Excellence Group Revamps Its Portfolio of Properties Throughout Mexico

Leading All-inclusive Luxury Hotels & Resort Group Continues to Deliver Excellent Guest Experiences with New Upgrades and Offerings 

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Cancun, August 29, 2018- Excellence Group Luxury Hotels and Resorts, acclaimed leaders in the all-inclusive luxury field, have announced plans for significant enhancements to the group’s portfolio of Mexico properties.

The 8 million dollar investment will bring new dining options and offerings throughout their four properties in Cancun and Riviera Maya, as well as provide upgrades to amenities of select room categories.


Excellence Group always strives to enhance the experiences of their guests, making exceptional offerings and personal, gracious, five-star service their brand-wide standard.

This attention to detail has been recognized by guests, with three of the group’s properties named among the world’s best on two of the award categories in the coveted 2018 TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice® for Hotels Awards. This planned investment, which is set for completion by the end of 2018, will further elevate the Excellence Group experience.bpm_overview-day.jpg

Beloved Playa Mujeres, the group’s most intimate and upscale boutique hotel, further positions itself as one of the world’s best havens for romance and wellness, with upgrades to the property’s gastronomic experience. The adults-only property will introduce Le Bisou, a contemporary French fine-dining venue.


Additionally, the hotel’s existing eateries will be reimagined and converted to an upscale steakhouse, an Italian Trattoria, and a Lobster &  Fresh Seafood House for seaside dining. Further additions include a gourmet coffee house, a sports bar, and an assortment of food trucks offering snacks and bites.

EXC_AMENITIES_D1D1235.jpgUpdates to Excellence Playa Mujeres include a new location for guest-favorite, Aroma coffee house, as well as an artisanal mezcal and tequila lounge which will be now offered at La Havana Cigar Lounge. The property will also revamp the entire experience for Excellence Club guests with a new lounge featuring an exclusive top-shelf bar, and new flagship restaurant Magna, serving both a-la-carte breakfast and dinner.


Excellence Riviera Cancun will boast upgrades to its beachside restaurant Las Olas, while Finest Playa Mujeres, the group’s only family-friendly resort, will be home to a new Sea Side restaurant. The new a-la-carte venue will be exclusive to Finest Club and Excellence Club guests.

Additionally, Excellence Group plans to upgrade the resort’s Jr. Swim-Up & Private Pool Suites category with new modern wood decks throughout Finest Playa Mujeres, Excellence Riviera Cancun, and Excellence Playa Mujeres.


While the Caribbean has no shortage of hotels and resorts, Excellence seamlessly combine the convenience of all-inclusive with the details and amenities of a luxurious five-star hotel experience. Across its portfolio of properties, the brand boasts the industry’s highest staff per room ratio to provide impeccable and unmatched service.


About Excellence Group Luxury Hotels & Resorts:

Excellence Group Luxury Hotels is a family-owned and operated resort group specializing in hotel management and worldwide real estate development, with a primary presence in the Caribbean. A joint investment between Medieval Times, Zafiro Hotels and Viva Hotels. The group owns and manages

five-star, award-winning resort properties in the Dominican Republic, Mexico, and Jamaica under three brands which encompass the concept of ultimate all-inclusive luxury: Adults-Only Excellence Resorts in Cancun, Riviera Maya, Punta Cana, and Montego Bay; Boutique Adults-Only-All Inclusive at Beloved Hotels; and Modern All-Inclusive Luxury at Finest Resorts. Excellence Group Luxury has been the recipient of The AAA Diamond Award, Condé Nast Travel Readers’ Choice Award, and Travel & Leisure’s Best Award. The property has received TripAdvisor’s Traveler’s Choice Award for The #1 All-Inclusive Resort in the World and 2018, three of its locations were among the Top All-Inclusive Resorts in the World and the Top Hotels in Mexico lists.

For additional information, please visit Excellence Group or call +1-866-540-2585

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Gifting the Joy Of Happiness With The Excellence Style!

Because We Know That Sharing Is Caring, Let’s Keep The Joy Of Sharing Love All-Year-Round!

As many of you already know, every year Excellence Group Luxury Hotels & Resorts takes the great occasion of Christmas Holidays to give love and happiness to the less fortunate kids in the communities of Cancun, Punta Cana, and for the first time in the Montego Bay area.DSC_2893-XL

Share The Love All Year!
Thanks to the amazing contribution from our dear Excellence guests, we have set a bigger goal this time that’s why we decided to keep the celebration all-year-round with a special gift for you too!

If a visit to any of our properties is on your horizon, be part of the joy of giving! Bring a toy, soccer ball, doll, stuffed animals, games & puzzles, even clothes, shoes, and school supplies!25353938_1726095797409081_1734481610202385501_n

In return, Excellence will give you a surprise that you won’t be able to refuse!DSC_3044-XL

Earn points and get your surprise faster!

When bringing the toys to the resort of your preference: Excellence Riviera Cancún, Excellence Playa Mujeres, Excellence Punta Cana, Excellence El Carmen, Excellence Oyster Bay, Finest Playa Mujeres, and Beloved Playa Mujeresmake sure you take a picture from your special delivery with the Front Desk or Concierge team in it to validate your upcoming gift!!

Then, share your picture with the Hashtag #ShareTheLove on the official Facebook page of the resort you’re visiting and wait for a Gift Card with a USD 100 Booking Bonus just FOR YOU!*

* Non-transferable. Valid Only for A Unique Reservation.  To redeem your Gift Card, reservations have to be done directly in our Call Center.  Valid for reservations made within a year after issued with a Travel Period no greater than 18 months after issued.

There is no deadline, so if you want to bring your gift any time of the year, we’ll make sure your donation is delivered by the annual Christmas Share Party!

Please consider cash gifts are not acceptable.

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Help us reaching an outstanding mark this time!


Take a look at our previous Christmas sharing parties from 20142015, 2016 and 2017 at our properties in Mexico, and The Dominican Republic.


Toll-Free US + 1 866 540 2585
Toll-Free CA +1 866 451 15 92
Toll-Free UK +0 800 051 6244

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Gift Yourself A New Tradition To Celebrate With Style

Think of it; there is always a special occasion to share unforgettable moments with the people you care the most

151105_Finest_Shoji_1758Whether it’s a major milestone or a personal achievement. From significant birthdays to solo-friends trip, you deserve to celebrate in style!

Let’s talk about an upcoming event you want to remember forever. Picture yourself in a Caribbean destination surrounded by your most important people, THEN comes the attention to detail we will deliver for this unforgettable experience!


Go beyond. Go Excellent!
Measuring every detail and crafted personalization, the Excellence Group properties provide a wide range of venues you can frame in your memories with amazing landscapes on secluded pristine beaches or the traditional private event specially designed for you!finest 015

Do something new

While you could have dinner at home, it’s always better when you don’t have to cook for yourself, so we have the perfect fit for it! With an intimate location, Excellence will craft the buffet menu or an a la carte dinner you want to have this day! You decide how and when to pop-up the champagne! Cocktails are flowing, service on top and all smiles happening around. It’s your celebration!

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Keep the benefits coming
Attention here! When celebrating a special occasion with your friends at any of the Excellence Group properties, you’ll be entitled to get a superior Suite Category for this one of a kind event, plus the Amazing All-Inclusive amenities you can enjoy in every location!


Imagine watching the sunrise or stargazing right from your lounge bed just because you deserve it! Let’s make it a tradition!finest 043

No strings attached
With a flexible no-contract or deposit requirement, your friends will get the benefit of booking with a code designed just for you to commemorate this big celebration!

Dream of it & make it happen
Go wild and imagine how you would like to spend your next birthday or a girls-only holiday! A themed party, Gatsby celebration, Silent Party? A bonfire on the beach? Bachelorette celebration? You choose because we’ll make it true with the very Excellence signature service you deserve!


If you have something special to celebrate, don’t let it pass. Mark the occasion with something fun and celebrate it with us!

Get more details for this Social Group Package? Contact the Groups department at

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Excellence Oyster Bay Debuts in Montego Bay, Jamaica

The Highly Anticipated Resort from Excellence Group Has Opened its Doors


June 1, 2018 – Excellence Oyster Bay, the latest venture from the all-inclusive luxury hospitality leaders, Excellence Group, has officially opened its doors in Montego Bay, Jamaica. The adults-only, luxury resort marries the best pillars of the renowned Excellence Resorts brand alongside elevated room categories and newly unveiled offerings. Excellence Group is excited about its first foray into Jamaica and is the group’s first property outside of Mexico and the Dominican Republic. The company currently operates its three brands, Excellence Resorts, Finest Resorts, and Beloved Hotels throughout Cancun, Riviera Maya, and Punta Cana. For their next destination, Excellence Group chose Jamaica as the ideal location for the consolidation of the Excellence Resorts brand of hotels, with additional Jamaica projects in the pipeline.

The first of its kind in the area, the Victorian-style property sets the next level for all-inclusive luxury and romantic travel in Jamaica. Those familiar with the best-in-class standards of Excellence Group will find the newly-opened, adults-only resort to be an unparalleled idyllic retreat offering smartly designed accommodations, gourmet dining, and superior amenities.

Located 35 minutes from the Montego Bay’s international airport, Excellence Oyster Bay is built on a private peninsula bordered by the Caribbean Sea and Jamaica’s famous Luminous Lagoon. The phosphorescent lagoon is a natural wonder, known for its natural glow and bioluminescent lights. Guests will find five-star features in all of the suites, nightly entertainment, daily activities, eight world-class restaurants, nine bars, state-of-the-art fitness facilities, two beachfront swimming pools, a lounge with rooftop pool, the exclusive Excellence Club, and the brand’s famous Miilé Spa.

The 315-suite resort includes 45% suites with private or plunge pools and 60% of the suites offering Caribbean views. The oceanfront beach houses are the latest luxury concept developed exclusively for Excellence Oyster Bay, sitting directly on the beach and steps from the water.

Excellence Group’s VP Sales & Marketing, Mr. Domingo Aznar stated at today’s opening ceremony, “We could not be happier to have beautiful Jamaica as a part of the Excellence Group family. Excellence Oyster Bay has been a major passion project of Excellence Group and is the culmination of our experience in hospitality, luxury, culinary, and exceptional service. We truly believe that with Excellence Oyster Bay, guests will find an extraordinary experience through welcoming personalized service and a genuine attention to detail.”

This attention to service can be seen as a brand-wide standard, with Excellence Group Luxury Hotels and Resorts, with three of the group’s properties named among the world’s best on two of the award categories in the coveted 2018 TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice® for Hotels Awards.


About Excellence Group Luxury Hotels & Resorts:

Excellence Group Luxury Hotels is a family-owned and operated resort group specializing in hotel management and worldwide real estate development, with a primary presence in the Caribbean. A joint investment between Medieval Times and ETI (Explotacions Turistiques de les ILLES). The group owns and manages five-star, award-winning resort properties in the Dominican Republic, Mexico, and Jamaica under three brands which encompass the concept of ultimate all-inclusive luxury: Adults-Only Excellence Resorts in Cancun and Riviera Maya, Mexico; Punta Cana, Dominican Republic; and Montego Bay, Jamaica; Boutique Adults-Only-All Inclusive at Beloved Hotels; and Modern All-Inclusive Luxury at Finest Resorts. Excellence Group has been the recipient of The AAA Diamond Award, Condé Nast Travel Readers’ Choice Award, and Travel & Leisure’s Best Award. For the 2018 TripAdvisor’s Traveler’s Hotels Award, Beloved Playa Mujeres was selected as the best all-inclusive resort in Mexico, and the 4th worldwide, Excellence Playa Mujeres was the #6 All-Inclusive Resort Worldwide and the #3 All-Inclusive Resort in Mexico, while Excellence Riviera Cancun was named as the #7 All-Inclusive Resort Worldwide and the #4 All-Inclusive Resort in Mexico.

For additional information please visit Excellence Group or call +1-866-540-2585


Kia Zalewski

LINKS World Group

(917) 982-5962

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The definite guide for your Excellence Oyster Bay vacation

blogpic12-e1525478170734.jpgWe are so excited for Excellence Oyster Bay upcoming big opening, and as the days go by we wanted to share some details to show the beauty of the property, but especially to make your Excellence Experience as excellent as it has to be! 😉


Let’s talk about the destination

Just 35 min away from the Montego Bay’s international airport, Excellence Oyster Bay will set the bar high for travelers who wander to experience our version of Luxury All-Inclusive. A private peninsula outlined by powdery white-sand beaches is a one of a kind setting for this gorgeous beachfront property of 315 lavish suites.


The shallow clear turquoise waters surrounding the location makes it the perfect place to enjoy a full day snorkeling around plus the two-mile extension of beach where you can admire impressive landscapes. 


The Excellence Experience

All sea lovers deserve to enjoy an unforgettable view and Excellence Oyster Bay boasts one of the most beautiful Jamaican panoramas. Starting with our Junior Suite and all the way to our Excellence Club Beach Houses with Plunge Pool, this Victorian-style waterfront resort is set to be the vacation of your dreams.


Ocean View vs Ocean Front

Get ready to relax and unwind the minute you arrive at Excellence Oyster Bay. Fall in love with the most romantic views from the beach and mere steps from the water.BlogPic3

Imagine waking up to the warm touch of the Jamaican sun right in the comfort of your bed with Ocean Front Views. Or if you prefer sitting on your balcony just to sip on your coffee and admire the water, the Ocean View has to be your choice. Picture yourself here PLUS the 24/7 All-Inclusive room service… You’ll never want to leave your room unless you have to!BlogPic19

Let’s go beyond!

The Excellence Club Honeymoon Rooftop Terrace Suite with Plunge Pool and the Imperial Suite Rooftop Terrace Suite with Plunge Pool are the cherry of the cake. The immaculate views, the personal service, and the private experience will make you want to stay here forever.BlogPic1

The Excellence Club

Looking for additional benefits? The Excellence Club represents the ultimate in luxury, privacy, exclusivity, and service within our hotel. Be greeted in your room with a fresh tempting welcome: sparkling wine, flowers and petit fours that are just too hard to resist! All of our Excellence Club suites offer either impressive Ocean Views or Private Pool concepts carefully crafted for your delight.BlogPic17

Exclusive Concierge service, smart buffet & premium drinks will complete your All-Inclusive experience, not to mention the attentive friendly staff that will make your stay a proven satisfaction!ED-ExcellenceOysterBay11

A Private beach and pool area reserved for Excellence Club guests will highlight the upscale Jamaican magic.

Jamaican Luxury All-Inclusive

The 360° Caribbean lifestyle you need to experience first hand. In Excellence Oyster Bay you will delight your senses with its gourmet  cuisine at our eight fabulous à la carte restaurants options and one buffet restaurant. Native flavors of the location will tempt your palate with different famous Jamaican cuisine specialties like Jumbo Shrimps, Lobster, and Jerk Chicken. All served with the Excellence signature.

Refreshment is always at your fingertips with 10 different bars throughout the resort. Sipping cocktails while watching a fire show or listening to joyful live Caribbean music. What can be better? Knowing that you’re having the best pampering you will experience!

Relaxation is the key

Leave the world behind and enter a heaven of relaxation. Miilé Spa is the perfect place to indulge yourself… to nourish and revitalize. Complete the Jamaican spa experience with an Aqua Wellness Hydrotherapy Circuit to soothe your mind body and soul to a new level.  Pampering treatments and amazing calmness await you on this outstanding spa. Book yours here.

Love is in the air

Is there a more romantic setting for a honeymoon than the Caribbean? This Idyllic location sets the perfect atmosphere to celebrate love. On a secluded peninsula among pristine clear blue waters and lush tropical vegetation, saying “I Do” becomes the promising postcard to remember from your wedding on the beach.BlogPic8

Whether you’re planning a proposal, a wedding, a vow renewal, an unforgettable anniversary,  honeymoon, or a romantic celebration ‘just because’ Excellence Oyster Bay is the perfect location. These important moments are intimate celebrations where we create the ideal backdrop for unforgettable memories. Discover Jamaica’s natural beauty with the very Excellence style to build meaningful moments. 


360° Luxury All-Inclusive

Enclose your Excellence experience with a Private Luxury Transfer. The best-trained staff will be ready to pick you from the airport and drive you to and from this blissful paradise with a refreshing cold beverage to go with! Your upcoming ultimate holiday experience has to be enjoyed with our preferred provider, Seasons Tours Transfers*. BlogPic9 And talking about tours, Jamaica has so much to offer throughout the destination. From the included non-motorized water sports you’ll be able to find at Excellence Oyster Bay to upscale private adventures you can enjoy with Seasons Tours, get ready to have unforgettable Jamaican time! Get in touch with them to find more details! 

*Additional Cost will apply


Make it happen!

Wait no longer and make Excellence Oyster Bay your perfect Caribbean escape! Come in and bath under the Jamaican sun with the best rates available:

Toll-Free US + 1 866 540 2585

Toll-Free CA +1 866 451 15 92

Toll-Free UK +0 800 051 6244

Excellence Oyster Bay will be the first Adults-Only of its kind in Jamaica and you need to experience it firsthand! Click here and save the date. 

June 1st, 2018

See you soon!


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