We knew we wouldn't take an official honeymoon if we did not take it immediately after the wedding. It's something you only do once (ideally!), so we wanted to make it extra special of course as all newlyweds do. I remember we initially thought about traveling to a nearby location from where we got married but the thought of packing up, going to the airport, and taking that time away from didn't work for us. Thankfully our dear Beloved Hotel which is part of the Excellence Group has a sister hotel right next door, and we choose to keep it in the family and head just a few steps away for our honeymoon adventure.
We knew right away that Excellence Playa Mujeres would be perfect for us. After a week of fun in the sun and relaxation with our family and friends, we were ready to party our hearts out! Excellence Playa Mujeres is four times as big as beloved with such a different vibe.
"An all-inclusive resort near Coba, Tulum and Chichen Itza, an oasis situated on an untouched peninsula."
We were transported in a little golf cart next door, and taken to their VIP club check-in area. I've NEVER seen a check-in area with a full premium bar, lounge area, and all the comforts one wants to kick off their honeymoon/vacation. The Excellence Club is a perk, the lounge is solely for the use of Club guests, and it is like your very own private club to use any time. They also offer exclusive pool areas which are quiet, romantic and away from the bigger crowds.
They offered all the same amenities as Beloved and more. Because they are a bigger hotel, they have nightly shows which were a lot of fun, and you are definitely in a party hotel compared to Beloved's low key vibe! We got to see Elvis and Micheal Jackson again, lol!! This time around we opted for their "basic" junior suite which once again is anything but basic.
We had a spacious (807 sq. ft.) Junior Suites with private and furnished outdoor lounge area with a lounge bed for two, two chairs and the ability to walk right into the pool, major key! We had the MOST fun during their quiet club evening, I did not sit down for one second, and we danced our asses off!
This adults-only retreat sits near an inland marina and a spectacular Greg Norman signature golf course. The world-class Miilé Spa will take your breath away—and your cares. Ten international restaurants will delight you with gourmet cuisine. All their all-inclusive activities, on land and sea, will make sure you’re never bored.
The only downside that is not a downside per say is that this place has SO MANY new brides celebrating, you don't feel that extra special touch I felt at Beloved as the only bride in town. That was a bit of a bummer because I got used to even the guest congratulating me, not the case at Excellence. For any brides planning a wedding I highly recommend Beloved because you will undoubtedly feel extra special! It is smaller but it worked for our guest, we had everyone nearby when needed and not off at the nightclub getting lost lol.
As always, feel free to reach out if you have any questions and or need some advice while planning your big day.
Take a look at my post about Beloved Hotels Here.