All-inclusive Dominican Republic bliss at an adults-only pad
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Terrace suite with plunge pool
Excellence Club Two-Storey Rooftop Terrace suite with plunge pool and ocean view
A luxe adults-only stay at an all-inclusive, five-star resort on a private beach in the Dominican Republic – includes a suite with private plunge pool, spa perks and all travel
- Set amid a gorgeous palm grove on the fringes of a secluded stretch of golden sand, the Excellence El Carmen enjoys a postcard-worthy location on the eastern coast of the Dominican Republic. This tropical enclave ticks all the boxes for those who want to escape the stresses of daily life and embark on a holiday to remember.
- Within the vast tropical grounds of the Excellence El Carmen, you’ll find 23 pools, each as sensational as the next, 16 cafes and bars, and 12 restaurants whose first-rate cuisine spans the globe, from casual Caribbean grills to sophisticated French bistros, and a world-class spa and fitness centre.
- Days can be spent as leisurely or as actively as you wish – enjoy a morning yoga session or kick back on a four-poster lounger before an afternoon taking advantage of the activity programme, offering everything from scuba diving and snorkelling excursions to Spanish lessons, cooking classes and dance tutorials.
- You’ll really get the chance to relax in your Terrace or Rooftop Terrace suite, each with its own plunge pool; the perfect spot to lap up some of those famous Caribbean rays. If that wasn’t enough, you’ll also get to enjoy spa credit (for stays over 10 nights) and an included Aqua Wellness spa treatment to help really soothe your senses.
- Spa and wellness facilities
- 23 outdoor pools
- 12 restaurants
- Four bars
- Nine Jacuzzis
- Beauty salon
- Tennis courts
- Evening entertainment
- Air conditioning
How to get there
Punta Cana International Airport is situated around 43 kilometres away. Shared shuttle transfers are included with this package, though you can upgrade to a private transfer for an extra charge if you’d like.
Good to know
Looking to travel more than 100 days from now? Deposit options are available from just £295 per person. To secure your holiday with a deposit, please contact our supplier, Blue Bay Travel on 0344 371 4012. Lines are open: Mon-Thurs: 9am-9.30pm, Fri: 9am-7pm; Sat: 9am-6pm; Sun: 10.30am-7pm. Calls to 03 numbers from UK landlines and mobiles cost no more than calls to geographic numbers (01 or 02) and are included in inclusive minutes and discount schemes in the same way.
The area is also known for its world-class golfing, and you’ll find four first-rate courses within a 30-minute drive from the hotel. Bávaro is also famous for its coral reefs; grab a mask and go diving or snorkelling and see if you can spot a resident turtle or two.
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