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Excellence El Carmen

Dominican Republic, Uvero Alto

All Inclusive
Exclusively for Adults
Honeymoon
Good for Couples
Private Pools
Swim Up Rooms

  • Located on a gorgeous, secluded beach  
  • Offers guests the use of a world class spa
  • Try lots of activities on the beach
  • Relax in spacious and elegant guest rooms

The Excellence El Carmen will truly inspire you. Located right in the beautiful town of Uvero Alto on the Dominican Republic’s east coast, this all inclusive and all suite luxury hotel is in one of most blissful locations in the Caribbean. The surroundings are gorgeous, with a secluded golden sandy beach and backed by palm trees filled with coconuts. Spend your days relaxing or allow yourself to be taken on an adventure, with activities like kayaking and sailing through the crystal clear waters of the sea.

The 5-star suites, with in-room hot tubs, are spacious and elegant and blend well with the relaxed spirit of the island. And when it comes to dining, prepare for a culinary experience like no other with 11 restaurants serving international cuisine every night. The hotel is perfect for couples wanting to immerse themselves in the serenity of the area, with 23 pools and an excellent spa.

All Inclusive – what's included

The Excellence El Carmen hotel is all inclusive. This includes an incredible 10 à la carte choices for dinner. You are given a special welcome cocktail on your arrival. Food options include a full breakfast, lunch, and dinner as well as snacks. There two à la carte choices for lunch, a buffet, and a snack grill at the beach, a takeaway wood oven pizza, and all of the hotel’s bars to choose from. Unlimited juices, soft drinks, and alcohol are included, and there is also 24-hour room service, plus pool and beach waiter service. The activities are endless, with non-motorised watersports like windsurfing, kayaking, paddle boarding, sailing, and snorkeling, as well as an introductory scuba lesson. There are many daily activities and nightly shows on offer, as well as sports including tennis.

There are 512 suites. The hotel does not accept guests under the age of 18 years.

Facilities

Bars & Restaurants

Basmati


A wonderful restaurant specialising in India’s North-Western cuisine. Delicious herbs and spices are mixed together for a superb dining experience with a romantic backdrop. 

Open: 18:00 - 22:30.

The dress code for dinner is Casual Elegance. Gentlemen must wear long trousers, collared shirts and closed toe shoes. Ladies must wear long trousers, Capri pants or skirts, and a blouse. Casual shoes or elegant sandals must be worn. T-shirts, tank tops, shorts or beach sandals are not permitted in the restaurant.

Agave


The hotel’s Mexican restaurant serves up a range of South American flavours from its spectacular à la carte menu.

Open: 18:00 - 22:30.

The dress code for dinner is Casual Elegance. Gentlemen must wear long trousers, collared shirts and closed toe shoes. Ladies must wear long trousers, Capri pants or skirts, and a blouse. Casual shoes or elegant sandals must be worn. T-shirts, tank tops, shorts or beach sandals are not permitted in the restaurant.

Chez Isabelle

An incredible à la carte menu serving traditional French cuisine. Visit the extensive wine cellar and experience some of the finest wines in the world.

Open: 18:00 - 22:30.

The dress code for dinner is Casual Elegance. Gentlemen must wear long trousers, collared shirts and closed toe shoes. Ladies must wear long trousers, Capri pants or skirts, and a blouse. Casual shoes or elegant sandals must be worn. T-shirts, tank tops, shorts or beach sandals are not permitted in the restaurant.

Flavor Market

A wonderful tapas restaurant serving an authentic gourmet menu. There is also a premium wine selection.

Open: 18:30 - 23:00.

The dress code for dinner is Casual Elegance. Gentlemen must wear long trousers, a collared shirt and closed toe shoes. Ladies must wear long trousers, Capri pants or skirts, and blouses. Casual shoes or elegant sandals must be worn. T-shirts, tank tops, shorts or beach sandals are not permitted in the restaurant.

Magna Club Restaurant


Dine in style as you choose from a delicious selection of buffet breakfast options and an a la carte dinner menu, including local and international flavours. 

Open: 07:00 - 11:00 and 18:00 - 22:30.

The dress code for breakfast is Casual. Shorts, Bermudas, sarongs and t-shirts are welcome. Tank tops, wet clothes and swimsuits are not allowed. The dress code for dinner is Casual Elegance. Gentlemen must wear long trousers, collared shirts and closed toe shoes. Ladies must wear long trousers, Capri pants or skirts, and a blouse. Casual shoes or elegant sandals must be worn. T-shirts, tank tops, shorts or beach sandals are not permitted in the restaurant.

Oregano


This popular trattoria style restaurant serves traditional Italian pizzas from the wood fired oven, as well as calzones, pasta and a selection of sweets and desserts.

Open: 12:00 - 16:30 and 18:00 - 23:00.

The dress code for lunch is Casual. Shorts, Bermudas, sarongs and t-shirts are welcome. Tank tops, wet clothes and swimsuits are not allowed. The dress code for dinner is Casual Elegance. Gentlemen must wear long trousers, collared shirts and closed toe shoes. Ladies must wear long trousers, Capri pants or skirts, and a blouse. Casual shoes or elegant sandals must be worn. T-shirts, tank tops, shorts or beach sandals are not permitted in the restaurant.

Spice Asian Restaurant


A beautiful Asian restaurant offering a selection of à la carte items. There are live Teppanyaki cooking stations and exotic specialties from across Asia.

Open: 18:00 - 22:30.

The dress code for dinner is Casual Elegance. Gentlemen must wear long trousers, collared shirts and closed toe shoes. Ladies must wear long trousers, Capri pants or skirts, and a blouse. Casual shoes or elegant sandals must be worn. T-shirts, tank tops, shorts or beach sandals are not permitted in the restaurant.

The Lobster House


An exclusive, open air à la carte restaurant serving an extensive breakfast and grilled lunch. For dinner, enjoy rich lobster and other fantastic seafood specialties.

Open: 08:00 - 11:00, 12:00 - 17:00 and 18:30 - 23:00.

The dress code for dinner is Casual Elegance. Gentlemen must wear long trousers, collared shirts and closed toe shoes. Ladies must wear long trousers, Capri pants or skirts, and a blouse. Casual shoes or elegant sandals must be worn. T-shirts, tank tops, shorts or beach sandals are not permitted in the restaurant.

Las Olas


The Excellence El Carmen’s snack grill restaurant is located on the beach and offers a selection of salads, sandwiches, pizzas and snacks, all served buffet style. 

Open: 11:00 - 16:00.

The dress code for lunch is Casual. Shorts, Bermudas, sarongs and t-shirts are welcome. Tank tops, wet clothes and swimsuits are not allowed.

Sports Bar


The hotel’s lively sports bar serves delicious snacks and offers evening entertainment and a variety of games. 

Open: 16:00 - 23:00.

The dress code is Casual. Shorts, Bermudas, sarongs and t-shirts are welcome. Tank tops, wet clothes and swimsuits are not allowed.

The Grill

The hotel’s steakhouse restaurant offers an à la carte menu serving quality cuts of succulent American and Brazilian meat. 

Open: 18:00 - 22:30

The dress code for dinner is Casual Elegance. Gentlemen must wear long trousers, collared shirts and closed toe shoes. Ladies must wear long trousers, Capri pants or skirts, and a blouse. Casual shoes or elegant sandals must be worn. T-shirts, tank tops, shorts or beach sandals are not permitted in the restaurant.

The Kitchen Table

A great restaurant serving buffet breakfast and lunch and offering versatile international and Dominican cuisine for dinner. 

Open: 07:00 - 11:00 and 12:00 - 16:00.

The dress code is casual. Shorts, Bermudas, sarongs and t-shirts are welcome. Tank tops, wet clothes and swimsuits are not permitted in the restaurant.

Shark Food

The hotel’s fun food truck is located next to the theatre and serves a variety of snacks, including hot dogs and tacos, all on wheels.

Open: 18:00 - 00:00.

Pool and Beach Services

Enjoy great food from the comfort of your own lounger. There is a selection of snacks, entrees and beverages available. In the evening, you can also enjoy a private candlelit dinner on the beach.

Beach & Pools

Swimming Pools


There is a huge choice of 23 outdoor pools at the Excellence El Carmen. Loungers, towels, sun terraces and lounger service are all available as well.

Beach


The Dominican Republic is known for its beautiful white sands which are lapped by the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean Sea. The hotel is set right on the beach, where you will find loungers and a range of water sports.

Spa & Wellness

Miilé Spa

The hotel’s world-class spa is surrounded by water and offers treatments including massages, facials and wraps, as well as offering ice treatments, hydrotherapy pools and wonderful Swedish saunas.

Fitness Classes

Yoga and aerobics classes are led by passionate experts who will help you learn new skills and keep active on holiday.

Gym

The gym is fully equipped with the latest and most advanced equipment, helping you to stay fit and active during your stay.

Activities & Entertainment

Water Sports

Guests can enjoy a range of water sports, including kayaking, sailing and other non-motorised activities right from the hotel’s private. There is also an introductory scuba diving class, which is free for all inclusive guests.

Evening Entertainment

On selected evenings, the hotel offers shows including dancing, live music, discos and more, perfect to enjoy with a drink.

Excellence El Carmen is just minutes away from Uvero Alto, which is one of the most secluded villages in the Caribbean. It can be found on the Dominican Republic’s east coast, which is often called the Coconut Coast due to its beautiful palm trees which stretch along the white sands. 

If you prefer to spend your days exploring, there are some spectacular coral reefs just off the coastline, as well as deserted white sandy islands where you can spend the day sunbathing and picnicking. Alternatively, try sailing and kayaking, or head in land for an off road adventure through the luscious interiors of the island. For the ultimate beautiful views take a sightseeing helicopter tour around the sun drenched coastline.
Transfer time
Excellence El Carmen is located 45 minutes from Punta Cana Airport.
Junior Suites Pool View

Max 3 adults

Junior Suites Pool View measure approximately 74m² and feature a king size or two double beds, L-shaped sofa, oversized whirlpool for two, bathroom with a double rain shower and a private furnished patio or a balcony with views over the pool. Facilities include air conditioning, complimentary wifi, interactive media TV, minibar, Espresso® machine, safe, bathrobes & slippers.

74m²

Suite Pool View

Max 2 adults

Suites Pool View measure approximately 74m² and offer a separate bedroom with a king size bed, sitting area with an L-shaped sofa and double sized balconies.

74m²

Junior Swim up Suites

Max 2 adults

Junior Swim up Suites feature a private terrace with sun beds and direct access to a private pool, connected to the main building's pool. They feature a king size or two double beds, L-shaped sofa, oversized whirlpool for two, bathroom with a double rain shower and a private furnished patio or a balcony. Facilities include air conditioning, complimentary wifi, interactive media TV, minibar, Espresso® machine, safe, bathrobes & slippers.

74m²

Junior Suites Ocean View

Max 2 adults

Junior Suite Ocean View measure approximately 74m² and have a stunning ocean view over the Caribbean Sea. They feature a king size or two double beds, L-shaped sofa, oversized whirlpool for two, bathroom with a double rain shower and a private furnished patio or a balcony. Facilities include air conditioning, complimentary wifi, interactive media TV, minibar, Espresso® machine, safe, bathrobes & slippers.

74m²

Honeymoon Suite

Max 2 adults

Honeymoon Suites measure approximately 102m² and feature a bedroom with king size bed, separate living area with an L-shaped sofa and an expansive private terrace with comfortable lounge furniture.

102m²

Suite With Private Pool and Garden

Max 2 adults

Suites with Private Pool & Garden have their own spacious garden with a private pool. Other facilities include air conditioning, complimentary wifi, interactive media TV, minibar, Espresso® machine, safe, bathrobes & slippers.

74m²

Excellence Club

Max 2 adults

Excellence Club
Guests staying in the below room types can take advantage of the Excellence Club, including private check-in & check-out, private lounge with concierge service, buffet and bar service, private restaurant for breakfast & dinner at Lounge, upgraded minibar and room service menu, private beach area, complimentary beach bag, daily fruit & petit fours in room, upgraded spirits and wine bottle selection and one Aqua Wellness treatment per person per stay.

Excellence Club Junior Suite Ocean View

Excellence Club Junior Swim Up Suite

Excellence Club Junior Suite with Private Pool

Excellence Club Honeymoon Swim Up Suite

Excellence Club Honeymoon Two Storey Rooftop Terrace Suite with Private Plunge Pool Ocean View

Excellence Club Two Storey Rooftop Terrace Suite with Plunge Pool Ocean View

Excellence Club Beachfront Honeymoon Swim Up Suite 

Excellence Club Beachfront Honeymoon Two Storey Rooftop Terrace Suite with Plunge Pool

New Year Early Booking Discount

Save up to 51% on the hotel price for holidays between 01 July - 31 October 2019 booked by 28 February 2019. 

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Excellence El Carmen December 2018 - Imperial Suite
BigGMk, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Tripadvisor review Dec 17 2018
Returned to Excellence El Carmen for the 2nd time this year. My wife and I worked so hard during the year we were desperately looking forward to some relaxed time together. We booked the Imperial...
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We stayed for a week and it was amazing
Rachel V,
Tripadvisor review Dec 17 2018
Our first trip to the Dominican Republic and Excellence el Carmen did not disappoint. The staff were all so helpful and friendly and the hotel was kept in an immaculate condition. We stayed in a...
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