The new Excellence El Carmen resort in beautiful Punta Cana ups the ante for just how luxurious an all-inclusive resort can be, ideal for an adults-only destination wedding. Glistening tile accents from the marble-covered lobby mesh with artsy Caribbean inspired decor throughout, perfect for a modern wedding ceremony. Your guests will love the contemporary touches, and the half-mile-long wooden boardwalk that stretches the duration of the pristine beach, and features lavish sunbeds throughout.
The weekly Dominican-themed dinner is an authentic introduction to local flavors and is held on the beach, weather permitting.
Excellence has more than 12 restaurants and 20 bars. For an elegant cocktail reception, try the lobby’s stylish bar with stunning resort views, or perhaps book a group wine tasting?
The entry-level Excellence wedding package becomes complimentary when you reserve a Finest Club Junior Suite Ocean View category or higher for a minimum 7-night stay, or a bridal party with 5 rooms of any category for a minimum of 7 nights each. The Excellence upgrade ads further luxury amenities, including access to 9 extra pools. Upgraded packages, additional guests, and add-ons are available for an additional cost.
$160 – $280 average price per person per night. Rooms include private balcony or terrace, daily restocked minibar, and rain shower for 2 guests.
Sparkling wine toast for ceremony | Beach or gazebo ceremony location | Ceremony decoration | 5 digital full-color photos | Preparation of bride and groom’s outfits | Wedding cake | 15% discount on spa treatments | Late check-out upon availability
There are 452 rooms with resort, direct-pool, and ocean views. Mobility-impaired guests can happily be accommodated at this resort, with a pool that features ramp entry, and wheelchair access to the beach’s boardwalk.
Beach – 70 guests max, Beach Gazebo – 70 guests max, Stone Gazebo – 70 guests max.
This hotel allows a maximum of 3 adults per room.
Excellence El Carmen can host up to 3 weddings per day at 11am, 3pm, and 5pm. To book a specific venue with a certain date in mind, it is highly recommended to book at least 6 months in advance.
The busiest months according to the wedding department are April, May and November.
The wedding coordinator typically responds in 24 hours.
The resort is located 18 miles from the PUJ airport.
“My wife and I went here for our 5 year anniversary trip. Let me just say that it was amazing. The food was great, the drinks were flowing, the staff were friendly, and the beach was picturesque. I would definitely return. Be sure to stay for a week so that you can fully relax and experience all of the nightly shows and eat at the many restaurants.” – Jamie B. 8/17
“Awesome experience! Great staff, clean rooms, excellent views. Food was Ok, some restaurants better than others. The Grill and Lobster House were our favorites. There are activities and shows throughout the day to keep you entertained. Get the Excellence club upgrade.” – Dustin B. 7/17
“Service is second to none! I am continually impressed with the level of service here. The drinks were very tasty and they were generous with the alcohol. I’m not big on sweet drinks and the bartenders were awesome at accommodating my requests. The food was okay, not fantastic. Dominican food night was particularly good though. The nightly entertainment was well organized and pretty impressive. Overall, we loved our experience there and wish we could have spent longer. “ – Kyle M. 6/17