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An all-inclusive, adults only Cancun resort with a taste of romance and live music. Situated on a sugar white sand beach on Mexico’s Riviera Maya coast, Excellence Riviera Cancun is a classic all-suite Mediterranean-style resort, crafted from stucco, tile and marble. Their adult’s only world is a tropical fantasy that revolves around six winding pools, the clear Caribbean, well-appointed accommodations, and you. (Click picture to the left to see more photos.)

Resort Highlights
couple kissing in pool

Secluded but far from isolated, vibrant Cancun, cosmopolitan Playa del Carmen and the ancient Mayan world are all at your doorstep. Open yourself up to a world of pampering at Miilé Spa. Experience gourmet cuisine at the ten international restaurants. Take an afternoon snorkel, or siesta. Enjoy a yoga class on the beach at sun-up, or nightly shows at the theater. There are no reservations required. Feel free to be as spontaneous as you like.

With a distinctive attention to detail and an emphasis on tropical luxury and personalized service, the adults-only, all-suite Excellence Riviera Cancun Resort provides supreme comfort, gourmet dining and an opulent spa in a lavish setting. Bordered by white-sand beaches, the brilliant turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea and within driving distance of Mayan ruins, championship golf courses and Cancun’s shops, dining and entertainment, Excellence Riviera Cancun provides the ideal oasis for fun under the sun. Whether you are seeking the perfect romantic location to tie the knot, celebrate an anniversary or indulge in complete spa pampering and luxury, Excellence Riviera Cancun is an ideal home away from home. All inclusive. All suite. All luxury.

Resort Amenities
palapas on beach
  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service†
  • Accessible facilities
  • Accessible rooms
  • ATM/Cash machine†
  • Baggage hold
  • Bell staff/porter
  • Bicycle rentals†
  • Business services†
  • Children not allowed
  • Concierge desk
  • Elevators
  • Exercise gym
  • Free parking
  • Golf, Offsite†
  • Housekeeping – daily
  • Internet services†
  • Laundry/Valet service†
  • Lounges/bars†
  • Meal Play Type: All Inclusive
  • Non-smoking rooms available
  • Pools
  • Restaurants
  • Room service†
  • Safe deposit box
  • Sauna†
  • Shopping mall†
  • Spa
  • Tennis court
  • Tour/sightseeing desk
  • Valet parking
  • Wakeup service
  • Water sports†
  • Wedding services

† Fees may apply

Excellence Rivera Cancun Map

Excellence Riviera Cancun Factsheet

restaurants & bars
trendy resort restaurant

AgaveAuthentic Mexican food and Tex-Mex favorites. Riviera Cancun is the ideal place in Cancun to sample authentic Mexican food and Tex-Mex favorites like burritos and fajitas–as mild as you like or as spicy as you can handle.  The menu is filled with delicacies from the land and sea, grilled, sautéed or marinated. Your choice of romantic indoor seating or outdoors under the moonlight in our hacienda-style courtyard. Table side mariachi entertainment completes your perfect Mexican evening. Open from 5:30 pm -10:30 pm.

Aroma Bar: There comes a time in everyone’s day when hunger strikes. Sometimes it’s a very specific and special hunger: your crave -you need- something sweet! At Aroma, their goal is to satisfy every sweet craving you could possibly have. From fresh oven baked breads, pastries, éclairs, cakes, muffins and cupcakes to exquisite desserts along with a frothy cappuccino or an espresso. Open: 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Basmati: Specializes in the regional dishes of India’s North-West frontier, mixing up tangy herbs, spices and cooking techniques against a dramatic backdrop. Open from 5:30 pm – 10:30 pm.

Blue Bar: Located in the water at the main pool area. The ideal place to have a good time without leaving the pool. Offers you a variety of sodas, juices, beers, cocktails and drinks. Open from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.

Café Kafé: Located at the central plaza it is the ideal place to start a romantic evening. We recommend you to ask for their coffee menu. Open from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m.

Chez IsabelleDinner at Chez Isabelle, their signature French restaurant, is as alluring as a night in Paris. You’ll feel transported from the Riviera Maya to the Left Bank as you choose among savory hors d’oeuvres, mouth-watering entrees and desserts that live up to the French culinary reputation. Enjoy indoor or outdoor seating in a plush and romantic atmosphere. Live music nightly enhances the ambiance.  Open from 5:30 pm – 10:30 pm.

Cielo: An exclusive bar for Excellence Club members offering privacy and pampering. Settle in with the beverage of your choice and selection of tasty hors d’oeuvres.

Flavor Market Try something different for dinner. Small plates deliver big flavor in this cozy gourmet restaurant. Order from an extensive menu of tapas dishes paired with premium wines recommended by the sommelier. Open from 6:00 pm – 12:00 am.

The Grill For lunch, The Grill at Excellence Riviera Cancun serves up an a la carte menu of hearty salads, sandwiches, burgers and wraps in a giant thatch-roof palapa. For alfresco dinner, the sizzle of prime steaks, chicken and shrimp searing on an open flame tips you off that you’re in for an exceptional meal. Lunch open from 12:00 pm -6:00 pm. Dinner open from 6.30 pm-11:00 pm. Lunch from 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm.

La Habana Bar: A plush setting to kick back with a premium cigar and spirits. Open from 3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

The Lobster HouseBeneath an open-air thatch-roof palapa that bridges the main pool, The Lobster House serves up tasty breakfast and lunch with tableside service. For dinner, the glow of soft lanterns and reflection of the meandering pool turns the restaurant into a wonderful atmosphere for all things lobster. This is the place on the Riviera Maya for exquisite shellfish dishes prepared to your tastes. Breakfast open from 08:00 am – 12:00 pm. Dinner open from 5:30 pm -10:30 pm.

Martini Bar: Located right in the main lobby, its central location makes it the ideal meeting spot. Listen to live music while sipping a cocktail from the extensive “tini” Menu. Open from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m.

Las Olas: Enjoy the ocean, sun and a bite at Las Olas snack grill. Located on the beach with selection of fast food, salads, wood-oven pizzas and grilled favorites. Open from 12:00 pm – 03:00 pm.

Oregano For casual Italian lunch and dinner, Oregano Pizza e Pasta Italian is a popular outdoor gathering spot. The trattoria-style restaurant serves simple but delicious fare including pizza–from traditional to unpredictable–calzones, pastas and a selection of sweet treats. Think of it as a bit of the Old World on the Riviera Maya. Open from 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm.

Revive Bar: Located at the pool of the spectacular Spa. Revive bar offers a grand variety of natural juices prepared with fresh fruits and natural yogurt. Open from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

Sol Bar: The popular pool bar. Enjoy a cool refreshment without ever leaving the water. Open daily from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

Sports Bar: Feeling the irresistible urge for that mid-afternoon snack? Have a yummy hamburger, a crisp salad, or a tasty sandwich. This is the place to refuel fast and get back to the fun activities! The Sports Bar is located next to the gym. Indoor Air Conditioned. Open: 4:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.

Spice:  Step into the world of pan-Asian delights with exotic specialties from Japan, China, Vietnam and Thailand. If you like Japanese iron griddle cooking, cozy Teppanyaki rooms are the place to delight your senses as talented chefs prepare your meal right in front of you. Open from 5:30 pm – 10:30 pm.

Stars Bar: Located in their great theater. Lights, camera, action, music and dance, movies, show, circus, enjoying your favorite cocktail. Relax with a drink at the comfortable theater bar while enjoying live evening entertainment. Open from 6:00 p.m. until 1:00 a.m.

La Toscana: Buon Appetito at Toscana Restaurant, where the wondrous flavors of Italy come alive. You’ll discover inventive spins on traditional favorites. Breakfast and lunch are served buffet-style. For dinner, enjoy pasta selections, prepared as you like them…. and meat and seafood dishes infused with fresh ingredients and artfully prepared to five star standards. Save room for dessert. Breakfast: From 7:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Lunch: From 12:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. Dinner: From 5:30 p.m. until 10:30 p.m.

XLounge: Chill out with a cold beverage right on the beach.

Resort accommodations
spacious suite with balcony

Excellence Riviera Cancun offers a selection of nine different suites, taking advantage of the beautiful Riviera Maya oceanfront setting. Suites are sumptuous in size–668 square feet and larger—and superior in style.

Standard Room Amenities:

  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Balcony/Lanai/Terrace
  • Bath rub with spray jets
  • Bathrobe
  • Cable television
  • CD player
  • Coffee/Tea maker
  • Data port
  • Double vanity
  • DVD player
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet access
  • iPod docking station
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Minibar
  • Safe large enough to accommodate a laptop
  • Shower only
  • Slippers
  • Telephone
  • Turn down service

Excellence Club Benefits

  • Private check-in & check-out / Late check-out & early check-in (subject to availability)
  • Private concierge service (7am to 11pm)
  • Private lounge (7am to 11pm) with free Internet access, smart buffets & bar service
  • Superior VIP amenities (Bvlgari)
  • Upgraded in-room premium liquor & wine bottle selection (List available with our Club Concierge)
  • Nespresso Machine
  • Exclusive pool and whirlpool at the pool area
  • Private beach area
  • Daily complimentary Newspaper delivery
  • Beach bag
  • Shoe shine service
  • Daily fruit in room
  • Fresh flowers in room upon arrival
  • Aqua Wellness Spa Treatment, 1 per person per stay.

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: All of the 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 the spacious Junior Suites are 668 sq. ft. in size.

Two-Story Rooftop Terrace Suite: Spa or pool view. All their spacious (668 sq. ft.) Two Story Rooftop Terrace Suites offer furnished balconies with Spa and/or Pool views, free WI-FI access and an expansive (390 sq. ft.) private Rooftop terrace with Plunge Pool and comfortable lounge furniture. King bed.

Excellence Club Junior Suite Oceanfront: 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 Ocean ViewThe 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 Two-Story Rooftop Terrace Suite Oceanfront:  The sun and sea take center stage. Furnished balconies have Caribbean views, an outdoor Jacuzzi and a private furnished rooftop terrace with Hydro Spa 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 Oceanfront:  Imagine more than 1,000 square feet of luxury living, exclusive amenities, oceanfront views, two private and furnished balconies and private indoor and outdoor Jacuzzi 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 Honeymoon Suite with Rooftop Terrace: The spacious Honeymoon Suite is 1,041 sq. ft. Offers two private and furnished balconies (one with outdoor Jacuzzi for two) and full front ocean views of the Caribbean Sea. Club Suites are located in the VIP section. King bed.

Excellence Club Imperial Suite Oceanfront:  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.

resort activities
couple snorkeling on beach
  • Aerobics
  • Air rifle shooting
  • Archery
  • Basketball
  • Bicycle tours Shopping†
  • Board games
  • Chichen Itza excursion†
  • Cooking classes
  • Daily activities
  • Dancing lessons
  • Darts
  • Deep sea fishing†
  • Direct access to a beach
  • Fitness center on-site
  • Hot tubs (5 outdoor)
  • Fitness center
  • Football
  • Golf†, offsite
  • Jogging trails
  • Kayaks
  • Shopping†
  • Snorkeling
  • Motorized Water Sports†
  • Nightly activities
  • Non-Motorized Water Sports†
  • Pilates classes
  • Ping Pong
  • Pools (6)
  • Private yacht excursions†
  • Sailing†
  • Sauna†
  • Scuba diving†
  • Spa
  • Spanish lessons
  • Steam bath†
  • Tennis
  • Tulum excursion†
  • Volleyball
  • Water aerobics
  • Water polo
  • Windsurfing
  • Xcaret Ecological Park†
  • Xel-ha excurion†
  • Yoga classes

† Fees may apply

Wedding activities

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