Why Do So Many People Prefer Destination Weddings?

Planning a wedding has become more stressful and more expensive than ever. It’s no surprise that brides and grooms are looking for a way to really, truly enjoy their big day.

Enter the destination wedding.

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Couples are realizing that a wedding doesn’t have to be stressful. In fact, it can be a vacation. To make things even easier, you can get married at an all inclusive resort, where every detail is already planned out. When you have a destination wedding at Excellence Resorts, you’ll fall in love with luxurious perks and gorgeous Caribbean beach locations. Keep reading to find out what it is that makes destination weddings such an appealing choice.

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Breathtaking Wedding Venues

One of the most attractive reasons for a wedding abroad is the absolute beauty. For example, an Excellence Resorts wedding could mean a barefoot-on-the-sand ceremony in a palm tree grove, or saying “I do” on a pier that stretches over the Caribbean Sea. End your day with an unforgettable outdoor reception on the beach or on an ocean view terrace.

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Surprising Affordability

A luxury all inclusive resort can give you a high end event at a fraction of what you’d pay for a dream wedding back home. Couples choosing a destination wedding naturally invite fewer guests, so you can spend much less while surrounded by your most cherished friends and family. If you were already planning a honeymoon abroad, you can combine the two trips into one long, spectacular getaway while only paying the airfare for one escape.

At Excellence Resorts, you can make your beach wedding even more affordable with our Excellence Wedding Package; this option is complimentary when you reserve an Excellence Club suite category for at least six nights, or when your group books at least 30 paid room nights. When you earn the complimentary package, you can also upgrade to our even more luxurious Excellence of Love Wedding Package or the impressive Gold Excellence Wedding Package just by paying the difference. See our three Wedding Packages here.

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Built-In Luxury and Relaxation

A destination wedding is more than just a one-night event. When you get married abroad, you’ll spend an entire week on vacation with your closest family and friends. You’ll also get to spend real time with your guests, unlike a traditional wedding where you might have hundreds of people seeking your attention for just a few hours. Since you’re on vacation, you and your guests are sure to have a wonderful, stress-free time.

Each of our Excellence Resorts in Mexico and the Caribbean gives you upscale amenities and an exclusive adults only setting in the days surrounding your wedding. With our luxury all inclusive plan, you’ll be treated to spacious luxury suites, gourmet cuisine, and lazy days by stunning swimming pools.

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It’s So Much Easier

Planning a destination wedding at Excellence Resorts requires surprisingly little planning. No, you won’t need to research and compare every vendor in town. We have everything you need right here at each of our resort properties. Our pre-designed packages are created to take out all the guesswork (but we have customizable options at an extra price, if you like), and we have on-site wedding coordinators to plan every step of the big day.

Visit our Excellence Resorts weddings page to see everything we have to offer you.

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All you’ll have to do is buy your dream dress and tux, hop on a plane, and come.

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The Best of The Best, 10 Years in a Row

Excellence Group Luxury Hotels & Resorts consistently ranks among the world’s most loved hotels on the highly influential TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards


Encompassing high-end brands such as Excellence Resorts, Beloved Hotels, and Finest Resorts, our luxury all-inclusive resorts have placed in some of the awards’ most coveted categories for as many as 10 years in a row.

For the 2019 edition of the TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards, several of our properties featured in prominent categories such as the Top 25 All-Inclusive Resorts in the World, the Top 25 Hotels in Mexico, the Top 25 All-Inclusive Resorts in the Caribbean, and the Top 25 All-Inclusive Resorts in Mexico, among other categories relating to luxury, romance, and quality of service.excellence_playa_mujeres_day02_063

For an impressive 10 years running, Excellence Playa Mujeres has consistently placed across a variety of categories, including its 2019 awards:

  • Top 25 All-Inclusive Resorts – World (15th place)
  • Top 25 Hotels – Mexico (17th place)
  • Top 25 All-Inclusive Resorts – Mexico (6th place)
  • Top 25 Luxury Hotels – Mexico (13th place)
  • Top 25 Hotels for Service – Mexico (19th place)
  • Top 25 Hotels for Romance – Mexico (9th place)

For its 7th year in a row, Excellence Riviera Cancun achieved the following rankings:140325_excellence_riviera_cancun_03_644

  • Top 25 All-Inclusive Resorts – World (12th place)
  • Top 25 Hotels – Mexico (12th place)
  • Top 25 All-Inclusive Resorts – Mexico (5th place)
  • Top 25 Luxury Hotels – Mexico (9th place)
  • Top 25 Hotels for Service – Mexico (13th place)
  • Top 25 Hotels for Romance – Mexico (8th place)

For 6 years in a row, Beloved Playa Mujeres has earned the following recognitions:bpm_pool overview-day

  • Top 25 All-Inclusive Resorts – World (11th place)
  • Top 25 Hotels – Mexico (13th place)
  • Top 25 All-Inclusive Resorts – Mexico (4th place)
  • Top 25 Luxury Hotels – Mexico (7th place)
  • Top 25 Hotels for Romance – Mexico (7th place)
  • Top 25 Hotels for Service – Mexico (16th place)

And last but not least, Excellence Punta Cana celebrated recognition for achieving the Top 25 All-Inclusive Resorts in the Caribbean at TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards 2019.xpc_beach_overview_hr_02

Contemporary Caribbean charm, extensive gourmet dining options and endless rows of swaying palm trees come together to make Excellence Group Luxury Hotels & Resorts a promising luxury all-inclusive escape.


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This is How We Share The Love at Excellence Group

dscf9442-xlThanks to all of you for your kind contribution, you have made this noble cause a successful one for the local kids around our locations.

A New Year has begun with incredible new features and inspiration that will bring us even closer. During 2018, you helped us reach one of our most significant and noble cause year after year, our “Share The Love” campaign.

With love from all of you, we were able to draw many smiles on the local kids in our different locations: Cancun, Riviera Maya, Punta Cana, and for the first time in Montego Bay.

We couldn’t be any happier with the overwhelming love we received with your support and sweet donations. Hundreds of toys, school supplies, school bags, clothes, plush toys, balls, and many more additions made a memorable appearance for the kids who celebrated an Excellent Holiday Season.

Our team delivered all the help brought to our different hotel locations, Excellence Playa Mujeres, Excellence Riviera Cancun, Excellence Punta Cana, Excellence El Carmen, Excellence Oyster Bay, Beloved Playa Mujeres, and Finest Playa Mujeres, showing the care and dedication you made to be involved in this beautiful experience.

With a lovely celebration specially made for the kids, all your love got shared with these children who genuinely promoted the grateful spirit surrounding the holidays.

Keep spreading this noble cause and Share The Love all year round because this individual will be running all 2019!

So if you’re coming to our destinations soon and you want to be part of our remarkable Share The Love campaign, follow these steps:
1. Bring a toy, games & puzzles, even clothes, shoes, and school supplies!
2.-Take a photo from your cellphone with our team and your special delivery
3.-Upload the picture on our Facebook page using the hashtag #ShareTheLove, and wait for our team to contact you for a USD 100 Certificate.brittanybowdenxpm

Thanks again for being part of this cause and for connecting with us to build mindful stories through very touching experiences!


Take a look at our previous Christmas sharing parties from 201420152016 and 2017 at our properties in Mexico, and The Dominican Republic.

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Excellence Group as A Great Place To Work

What’s the key to a pleasant work environment?

In Excellence Group we picture it as a whole: benefits, personal growth, pride, and a very amicable partnershipGPTW

In recent days, we announced the award that Excellence Group Luxury Hotels & Resorts received on their Mexico properties;


In the company of Hotel Managers for Excellence Playa Mujeres, Finest Playa MujeresBeloved Playa MujeresExcellence Riviera Cancun and Excellence Group Corporate members, we officially received the certification as a “Great Place To Work.”


Being recognized as one of the Great Places to Work in Mexico not only gives us an outstanding worldwide pride as a company, it overwhelms us that our employees appreciate the effort we place in improving the workplace as well as the standard we have maintained for years.


We know how important it is to create a working environment where everyone feels they can share and add value to the job they do, but mostly building a culture of leadership that supports quality and exceptional values to create unforgettable and Excellent experiences for every guest.


As a member of this hard working company, it’s an honor to be part of the Excellence Group family, and I genuinely feel I’m not just speaking for myself but from the rest of the colleagues that I have the opportunity to share this beautiful working space.

Let’s all keep building neverending stories and growing together as a loving home for many of our dear guests every day and night.

Thank you Excellence Group for making this place A Great Place To Work!


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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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