Excellence Riviera Cancun

5* out of 5 stars

A simmering adults-only resort on a golden stretch of Mexico’s Riviera Maya coastline, the deluxe Excellence Riviera Cancun is a classic Mediterranean-style resort. Assiduously designed with deluxe amenities, the hotel boasts six winding pools, 9 à la carte international restaurants, and 11 bars to choose from. There is also an expansive swim-in spa, full-scale fitness centre and, of course, lavishly furnished suites and rooms. Discover the meaning of true luxury, hospitality, and always-on excellence at this incredible all-inclusive resort.

Excellence Riviera Maya Activities & Location

The resort is adults-only so has more than a touch of serene seclusion, not that it is completely isolated from the world. The vibrant energy of Cancun and the urban Playa del Carmen centre are a short distance away while the natural surroundings are rich in cultural landmarks and sights to see, including some Mayan landmarks. There are also tropical rainforests, coves and caves to be explored. Alternatively, take advantage of the plethora of activities available to guests onsite, including sailing, sea kayaking, paddle boarding, snorkelling, tennis, cooking lessons, dancing lessons, and even Spanish lessons.

Spa & Fitness at Excellence Riviera Maya

If relaxation is at the forefront of your mind, check in to the Miilé Spaat the Excellence Cancun. Nutrient rich botanical ingredients from both land and sea are utilised as part of a comprehensive menu of pampering treatments. The spa caters for everybody by offering treatments for him, her and couples. You can schedule a massage by the sea that concludes with a glass of sparkling champagne. If you’d prefer to increase the tempo of your activities, the resort is also home to a state-of-the-art fitness centre and tropical outdoor fitness trail for walking and jogging.

Please note: Guests staying at hotels in this region are required to pay a flat fee of $25.00 pesos (£1.01 approx) per night per room as part of the state’s newly introduced ‘environmental tax.’

Please note: All guests must pre-pay an additional tourist tax of approximately $10 US dollars. You can make this payment online or at kiosks located at the airport, where cash is accepted.



Junior Suite Spa or Pool View

Choose between a dreamy pool or Spa view, and let the relaxation begin. 668 sq. ft. Suites with private furnished balcony. King bed or two double beds.

Junior Swim Up Suite Spa or Pool View

All our spacious Junior Swim Out Suites Spa or Pool view are 668 sq. ft. in size, located on the ground floor and offer direct access to the pool, private furnished terrace with outdoor Jacuzzi, two sunbeds and one hammock. The pool is just 2 or 3 meters away from your terrace. King Bed and two double bed.

Junior Suite Ocean View

Spectacular Caribbean views elevate the experience. Savor sunsets on your private balcony. King bed. All our spacious Junior Suites are 668 sq. ft. in size.

Two Storey Rooftop Terrace Suite Spa or Pool View

Two storey Rooftop Terrace Suite Spa or Pool View - All the spacious (668 sq. ft.) two story rooftop terrace suites offer furnished balconies with spa and/or pool views, free wi-fi access, outdoor jacuzzi and an expansive (390 sq. ft.) private terrace with plunge pool and comfortable lounge furniture, open-air shower. Superior amenities include sitting area, full marble bathrooms with jetted whirlpool bathtub, separate shower, separate water closet and double vanities equipped with hair dryer, scales, vanity mirror, VIP amenities and phone; bathrobes and slippers; 42" flat-screen TV; service box for room service; iron and ironing; pillow menu; direct dial phone; free high speed internet data port; air-conditioning with in-room climate control; cd / DVD player; radio alarm clock with i-pod connectivity; electronic in-room safe, coffee/tea maker; stocked mini bar with unlimited beer, juices, soft drinks, water and snacks; in-room premium wine and liquor selection, iron & ironing board; pillow menu; turn-down service, and hotel stationary. 

Excellence Club Junior Suite Ocean Front

Prime oceanfront views with both private indoor and outdoor Jacuzzis. 668 sq. ft. Club suites located in the VIP section and come with the services of a dedicated concierge and exclusive Excellence Club amenities. King bed or two doubles.

Excellence Club Junior Swim-up Suite Pool View

For those who live for the water, our Excellence Club Junior-Swim Up Suites are the perfect choice for your Riviera Maya getaway. Boasting pool views, all of these suites house their own spacious terraces that lead directly to one of the beautiful resort pools. Indoors, you’ll discover luxe in-suite offerings and amenities such as spa-like bathrooms, a romantic in-suite whirlpool tub, and twenty-four hour room service.

Excellence Club Junior Swim-Up Suite Ocean View

The best of both worlds with direct access to the pool plus a coveted ocean view. Drink in the scenery from a private terrace with an outdoor Jacuzzi, two sunbeds and a hammock.668 sq. ft Club suites located in the VIP section. King bed.

Excellence Club Honeymoon Suite Ocean View

Imagine more than 1,000 square feet of luxury living, exclusive amenities, oceanfront views, two private and furnished balconies and private indoor and outdoor Jacuzzis for two. Club suites are located in the VIP section. This 1-bedroom suite is perfect for wedding and honeymoon couples. King bed.

Excellence Club Two-Story Rooftop Terrace Suite Ocean Front

The sun and sea take center stage. Furnished balconies have Caribbean views, an outdoor Jacuzzi and a private furnished rooftop terrace with HydroSpa Pool, shower and ocean views that go on forever. 668 sq. ft. Club suites located in the VIP section King bed.

Excellence Club Honeymoon Suite with Rooftop Terrace Ocean Front

The spacious Honeymoon Suite is 1,041 sq. ft. Offers two private and furnished balconies (one with outdoor jetted whirpool bathtub) and an expansive (1041 sq.ft) private Rooftop Terrace with HydroSpa Pool and confortable lounge furniture, open-air shower and impressive views of the Caribbean Sea. Club Suites are located in the VIP section. King bed.

Excellence Club Imperial Suite

This is luxury redefined. At nearly 2,000 square feet, the Excellence Imperial suite features a generous living room area with dramatic full-front ocean views of the Caribbean and a furnished terrace or balcony with an outdoor Jacuzzi for two. King bed.


  • Air Conditioning
  • Bars (11)
  • Beachfront location
  • Concierge
  • Gym
  • Onsite Shop
  • PADI dive school
  • Private Beach
  • Public Beach
  • Restaurants (11)
  • Spa
  • Swim-up/out rooms
  • Swimming Pool (6)
  • Tennis Courts
  • Watersports
  • Wi-Fi


Food & Drink


Indulge in the local flavors of our Riviera Maya Mexican restaurant at Excellence Resort’s own Agave, where the bold ingredients and authentic techniques of Mexican cuisine are highlighted in our indoor atmosphere and hacienda-style courtyard. With a menu that places modern twists on time-honored favorites, Agave invites all of your senses to indulge in a truly magical Mexican experience, from the scents of our kitchen and flavors of our food, to the sounds of our live mariachi band.


Inhale the sweet smell of fresh-baked pastries and fresh-brewed coffee at Aroma, our own take on a gourmet coffee shop. Outfitted in quaint décor and serving up your favorite coffee drinks throughout the day, Aroma’s small-batch roasted beans, baked goods, and artisanal espresso drinks make it sure to be a daily staple during your stay.


Showcasing the bright, bold flavors of Indian cuisine, Basmati invites you on a culinary journey through the regions of India. Stunning design and chic atmosphere welcome you into Basmati, while an inspired menu of Indian classics and contemporary techniques are prepared by our world-class culinary team. Indulge in the aromatic spices and savory flavors that makes Indian cuisine so wonderfully addictive.


Elevate your afternoon swim at Blue, our indulgent swim-up bar at Excellence Riviera Cancun. Serving refreshing tropical favorites, classic cocktails, and everything in between, Blue ensures that you never have to leave the water to have a drink in your hand.

Chez Isabelle

Get swept away to the City of Lights at Chez Isabelle, where an elegant and impeccably designed dining room and extensive wine room meet classic French fare. An immersive atmosphere makes Chez Isabelle an impossibly romantic affair, while farm-to-table ingredients and classic French techniques ensure the food is as extraordinary as the surroundings.

Flavor Market

Gather your friends, family, and loved ones around our globally-inspired small plates for a family-style affair at Flavor Market, where the conversation and laughter flows as easily as the wine. Our culinary team cooks up a menu of seasonal offerings, classic tapas, house-cured meats, and aged, artisanal cheeses, while our intimate atmosphere makes our dining room as welcoming and cozy as your own.

Las Olas

For those craving a midday pick-me-up, Las Olas is one of the best beach restaurants in the Riviera Maya. Serving up flavorful gas oven pizzas, enticing salads, and conveniently quick yet delicious fare directly on the sand, Las Olas is the perfect option for your beach day excursion.


Martini aficionados will delight in our main lobby bar. A dramatic lounge that pays homage to the iconic cocktail with a selection of martinis that even Bond would be proud of. From the classic take on the drink to fruit-infused takes, there’s a martini for every taste.


Just like the spice it’s named for, Oregano brings straightforward and simple Italian flavors. The food is no-fuss yet incredibly delicious, with classic, hearty favorites like fresh-baked calzones and a selection of sweet treats and baked goods. Try one of our hand-stretched pizzas that all come with a selection of crave-worthy, gourmet toppings like our Pizza Ai Frutti Di Mare, with octopus, shrimp, smoked oysters, chili, chives, and aged parmesan.


Indulge in an artisanal coffee at Prelude, where our expertly-trained baristas are always on hand to satisfy your caffeine craving. An outdoor bistro that specializes in gourmet espresso beverages, we believe that coffee somehow tastes better under the Caribbean sun. From cold-brew coffees, to freshly-frothed cappuccinos, and even flambéed coffees, your perfect cup of joe awaits at Prelude.


The best of Asian cuisine converges at Spice, where the flavors of the Far East are served in an elegant and dynamic setting. Alongside hand-rolled sushi and interactive Teppanyaki tables, our team of chefs cook up time-honored favorites from Thailand, Vietnam, and China. Spice invites you to sip on sake and savor the bold, savory dishes of Asia.

Sports Bar

Ice-cold craft beers and satisfying pub-inspired food are served at our Sports Bar in the Riviera Maya, where your favorite teams play on our high-definition big screen televisions and service is always delivered with a friendly smile. Welcome to Sports Bar, your favorite neighborhood bar reimagined at Excellence Riviera Cancun.

The Grill

Tender cuts of meat are grilled to perfection at this stylish indoor eatery. Featuring an à la carte menu of proteins and hearty seasonal salads, The Grill is an inspired choice for a memorable evening at Excellence Riviera Cancun.

The Kitchen Table

Welcome to The Kitchen Table, where breakfast and lunch are relaxed yet indulgent affairs with internationally-inspired buffets for guests to savor throughout the day. Showcasing an array of culinary offerings, from slow-braised to à la minute options, diners will discover something to satisfy every craving. With indoor dining and an outdoor terrace for relaxing ocean breezes, our main buffet restaurant provides you with a full variety of international cuisine.


Live music and panoramic ocean views all await at X-Lounge. Located directly on the beach, X-Lounge combines the beauty of the outdoors and the resort’s natural surroundings with the ambience of a live guitar and an expertly-crafted cocktail. It’s the kind of spot that makes an afternoon an utter delight and invites picturesque moments and lifelong memories.