This Is the Only All-Inclusive Resort in Cancun You Should Visit—Here’s Why

Winding Pools and Spectacular Ocean Views Await at Excellence Playa Mujeres

We are all on a continuous search for the quintessential vacation destination. You know, the one that starts with a poolside cocktail and ends with melting into the crisp white sheets of a hotel bed. It’s that oceanfront oasis that doesn’t skimp on amenities. A place that is truly all-inclusive; a destination that has it all so you have little reason to venture off the grounds. We’re talkin’ white sands and blue waters, delicious food, stiff drinks, deep-tissue massages and plunge pools. It’s a place where you can put up your feet, let yourself be pampered and parade from one excellent eatery to the next. We want a spa, a suite, some spirits and the sea—and we won’t stop until we find it.

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Sure, you might know a place or two that checks some of these boxes, but we’re pretty certain there’s no place quite like Excellence Playa Mujeres. This fantastic fantasy land, located just off the coast of Cancun, has it all figured out—and here’s why.


An Ideal Location

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Situated on a famous little peninsula not too far from Cancun, Mexico, Excellence Playa Mujeres makes its home on a beachfront paradise. Here you’ll be surrounded by deep cerulean waters and stretches of sparkling white sand. We’re pretty certain a destination like this inspired the phrase, “I like long walks on the beach.” This part of the coast offers a sense of privacy and tranquility that is not typically associated with the spring break capital of the world. The resort resides as an oasis with countless picturesque beaches and private gardens—a celebration of its natural surroundings. Located within 40 minutes of the Cancun International Airport, you can go from baggage claim to beach bliss in less than an hour.


For Adults, By Adults

We’re just gonna go ahead and say it: traveling with your kids is not a vacation. While we love a family-friendly getaway, we also know the value of finding time and space for yourself.  Excellence Playa Mujeres embraces its adult-only vibe, and its all-inclusive promise takes the guesswork out of everything. There’s no need to make dinner reservations or secure advance transportation—these features are built into the foundation of this five-star accommodation. With over 20 on-site bars and dining options, you’ll never have to eat at the same spot twice. Treat yourself to a spa visit before lounging on the lazy river—piña colada included (because, well, everything is included).


Suite Life

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We’re channeling Oprah when we say, “You get a suite! And you get a suite! And you get a suite!” It’s true: at Excellence Playa Mujeres, everybody gets a suite. This resort goes above and beyond the norm with elaborate living areas, plunge pools, day beds and high-end finishes and furnishings. The smallest room is over 800 square feet—nearly double the size of the average hotel room—and every accommodation has Insta-ready views. At affordable seasonal rates, you might even indulge in the two-story rooftop terrace suite. Did we mention that everything is included? Even the pillow menu. Yes, there’s a menu fully dedicated to selecting your preferred style of pillow.


Dine and ‘Dash’

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Excellence Playa Mujeres prides itself on offering an elevated food and beverage program, all located within the expansive gated community. Let’s look at the numbers: 11 restaurants, 12 bars, one buffet, one beach grill and 24-hour room service. Cuisine traverses the globe, featuring Italian, Mexican, Asian, French, Indian, Spanish and Japanese flavors. There’s surf and turf, if you fancy, or you can enjoy a game at the sports pub. Detox at the juice bar or wake up at the coffee bar. Complement those cocktails with a wood-fired pizza or break some claws at the lobster joint. The dining options at this resort are endless.



Rest and Relaxation

Hello spa; goodbye stress. The Miilé Spa is a world-class zen zone that offers an array of amenities—from nutrient-rich oil massages to relaxing rituals and healing hydrotherapy. The resort spa is a scenic sanctuary that celebrates nature and provides a retreat from everyday life. Soak in the hot tubs; dip in the cold tubs; stop in the steam room. Relax with your partner during a couples massage or embark on a mind-body journey for yourself. Among the spa’s offerings are 100-minute “rituals” that promote energetic cleansing, marine exfoliations and more. In addition to the usual suspects—various massage, facial and salon treatments—you’ll also find an option for a humanity ceremony for two. This special treatment starts with cleansing white tea, continues with a milk bath, invigorates with a shower scrub, relaxes with a Moroccan oil massage and ends with a regenerating pearl facial.


Experience the Excellence Club

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We recommend booking an Excellence Club suite if you want to take your trip to the next level. This exclusive suite category offers the ultimate upgrades in luxury, privacy and service. Guests are greeted by a dedicated concierge and are awarded with superior suites. Imagine being upgraded from an already first-class experience, and you’ll arrive at the top-tier club of Excellence Playa Mujeres. There’s private pools, a private beach and even private bars and restaurants. You’ll basically feel like a celebrity—and you might see some too!


Endless Entertainment

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For the adventurous among you, Excellence Playa Mujeres offers many ways to feed an adrenaline fix—we’re talking kayaking, snorkeling, paddleboarding, and much more. Guests can dive into local culture and learn how to create Mexican cuisine and speak a little Spanish. If you’re feeling the need to stay fit, the resort offers a variety of fitness classes; there’s even space to practice archery and air-rifle shooting. Spring for ultimate luxury with some additional expense, and book a private yacht excursion for you and your fan club.

Boredom is not an option at Excellence Playa Mujeres—unless that’s the goal. If you’re someone who simply likes to take it easy on vacation, the resort is ready for you. You’ll find seven swimming pools that collectively expand over 55,000 square feet. Enjoy a nearby leisurely game of golf on the 18-hole green that was designed by Greg Norman. Finally, immerse yourself in the silver moonlight with nightly live music, theme nights and an outdoor theater. Is this heaven? Close. It’s Excellence Playa Mujeres.

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Jane Adler is a marketing and branding consultant by trade, but a writer by preference. She shares a name with Meryl Streep's iconic character from It's Complicated and is presently trying to manifest that life (particularly that Santa Barbara house) for herself. Jane is an avid consumer of content and carbs and often used the latter to write on the former.




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