The Excellence Collection saw the grand opening of Finest Punta Cana on Oct. 1. This resort is the first of the collection’s Finest Resorts brand in Punta Cana, and “offers high-end all-inclusive vacations for all ages.”
Finest Punta Cana sits along the same stretch of golden sand beach as the collection’s two Excellence Resorts-branded properties for adults-alone in the destination: Excellence Punta Cana and Excellence El Carmen. Resort layout caters to guests of all ages at Finest Punta Cana, with different areas for families and for adults to share moments with loved ones in the setting that best suits their age group.
The 455-suite resort features the brand’s iconic suite categories, with two-story rooftop terrace suites with private plunge pools, swim-up suites, family suites with a separate bedroom for kids, several options with private pools or plunge pools, massive honeymoon suites, and even more luxurious options.
The suites are divided into three sections: Finest Suites with infinite excellence amenities; Finest Club for families, with elevated in-suite amenities, a complimentary hydrotherapy session, and access to members-only lounges, beach area, pools, and restaurants; and Excellence Club for adults only, with elevated in-suite amenities, a complimentary hydrotherapy session, and access to exclusive lounges, private beach, pools, and restaurants. Excellence Club areas are set on their own side of the resort for a secluded adults-only environment.
The above-the-curve all-inclusive plan includes all-day dining and premium drinks. Fifteen bars and lounges throughout the property range from swim-up bars to the Golden Bar in the main lobby. Ten international dining options await, like Market Kitchen buffet, French cuisine at Le Petit Plaisir for adults only, several interactive Pan-Asian tables (Korean BBQ, Sukiyaki, and Shabu-Shabu) at Melting Pot, lunch by the ocean at Las Dunas Beach House, a food truck patio, and many more choices.
All guests are welcome to the restaurants on the eastern and central areas of the resort, with three Imagine Lounges for childcare right near the restaurants, allowing parents to enjoy a romantic meal on their own. The three adults-only restaurants sit on the western side of the resort, which is also home to the exclusive Excellence Club areas, creating a grown-up atmosphere in the evenings for guests ages 18 and up.
Activities at Finest Punta Cana range from games and water sports in the pool and beach areas to the day, to nightly shows and live music in the evenings. The Imagine Kids Club has a daily itinerary of activities for kids in each age group, or little ones can have a blast in the playground in the massive main pool (one of seven total pools throughout the resort).
The ONE Spa features the ONE Aqua hydrotherapy area with a full circuit of bubble loungers, saunas, steam baths, hot and cold plunges, and more for complete relaxation. The spa pantry allows guests to select their preferred ingredients for treatments and massages, and the facilities also include a salon, fitness center, and kid-friendly treatments like mini-pedis and mini massages. Destination weddings can be beach weddings or use rooftop terraces and ballrooms, alongside a team to plan each event.
The convention centre provides choices for meetings and other events with state-of-the-art technology. Like every property within The Excellence Collection, Finest Punta Cana has extensive health and safety protocols in place for easy social distancing and cleaning standards.
Arriving guests can also choose the feature for contactless online check-in and check-out. Additionally, all employees are fully vaccinated. The Excellence Collection specializes in hotel management and real estate development, with a primary presence in the Caribbean.
The brand is a joint investment between Medieval Times, Zafiro Hotels and Viva Hotels, which owns and manages five-star, award-winning resort properties in Mexico, the Dominican Republic, and Jamaica under three brands that encompass the concept of ultimate all-inclusive luxury: Adults-Only Excellence Resorts in Cancun, Riviera Maya, Playa Mujeres, Punta Cana, and Montego Bay; Couples-Only All-Inclusive at Beloved Hotels in Cancun; and Modern All-Inclusive Luxury for all ages at Finest Resorts in Cancun and Punta Cana.
Check in at www.theexcellencecollection.com for more.