Great week at Excellence El Carmen
We stayed at EEC from Oct. 12 to Oct. 19, 2019 and loved it. It was to celebrate our Anniversary. We usually go to ERC but after 4 times with almost no beach access due to tons of Seaweed we decided to try a different destination. We were hoping for a nice beach but still wanted to stay at an Excellence resort.
We chose EEC mostly because of the layout of the Swim out rooms. We upgraded to the Excellence club to mostly be closer to the beach. We had nice ameneties and some nice inclusions (spa water treatment) but all rooms are close to the beach. Maybe a 30 seconds difference lolll so no worries if that's what you want.
We were spoiled by a glorious beach, no seaweeed whatsoever. The ocean was fun, a bit bossy we called it. Nice big waves to enjoy but not dangerous.
A very strong point (great surprise), only a few resorts in that area. So nice and relaxing to walk on a 5 Km long beach with only a few people from time to time, compared to the Bavaro beach where it feels like a very busy highway...
Shows were hit and miss. Cirque, fire show and Burlesque were great, the others were OK.
The resort in itself is well maintained, clean and the rooms are big, so pretty and very clean too. Great service everywhere, great food, we found the staff were all happy, smiling and happy to help.
We had the beach dinner, it was again perfect. We both chose the Dominican Passion as our menu, great meal. we asked for Rosé Bubbly instead of the white, no problem. No mosquitoe problem for us. we Highly recommend it.
We went twice to the spa, the water treatment included in the Excellence club package and another time for a couple's massage and water treatment again. This too was well worth it!
Great place for couples and/or singles looking to relax and just socialize... Singles looking for "action" try Breathless resort instead :-)
Overall, great stay, we highly recommend it!