I know... I am way over due on this.
Jon and I stayed at Excellence Playa Mujeres (EPM) Nov 28-December 2nd 2010. It was AMAZING.
We booked through Enchanted Honeymoons This was our 2nd trip with them, the first being our Honeymoon in 2006.
We booked the standard Junior suite - which was well appointed.
This is the view looking from the Jacuzzi
The room was very spacious and included a "living area" with an L shaped couch, coffee table, and a side table and chairs. There was also a long desk area, and each side of the bed had a night stand. I loved the LED night lights.
Here is the room after the nightly turndown service.
The bed was very comfortable!
The bathroom/shower were a.m.a.z.i.n.g!
Here is the view from INSIDE the shower
Not that you could really hear anything but you could see. :)
The shower had a rainfall, and then a normal head, it was HUGE. Plus a bench seat.
Here is the "bathroom"
It was an open concept, it was fine for us, but if you are a person who wants a lot of privacy probably not ideal. The restroom was also open air with a glass door.
The Jacuzzi was a nice touch, I think we used it most days, since the pools were so darn cold (more on that later).
The balcony however, was hands down my favorite part. We enjoyed daily naps out on the balcony, and it was wonderful the COLD and RAINY day. No joke, we were in Mexico, and I had a big huge blanket and slept on the bed out there. It was heaven though.
Here is the view from room 6304 (4th floor view):
Now outside of the room...
The resort is breathtakingly beautiful. Staff was all very friendly and are certainly appreciative of tips, however do not expect them. Food was amazing, our favorite restaurant was Chez Isabel. It was a French theme, I ordered the Chateaubriand, YUM. I loved ordering room service for breakfast and enjoying it out on the balcony.
Drinks were good, of course I enjoyed many a Miami Vice's and got hooked on Mojito's... my favorite was the Kafe Cafe, a coffee cocktail. Mmmm.
The entertainment was great. The Michael (Meekal as the Hispanics pronounced it!) Jackson was our favorite. Everyone was really into it. There was actally a girl who was sooo into it, you'd have really thought MJ was there. She RAN to the stage when they offered a photo with the performers, she was the first one on stage, and the last haha.
This is what the entertainment area looked like:
Simply stunning. Yet stunningly COLD. I was actually very disappointed in the pool temperature. In fact, we used the lagoon ONCE. We did the main pool twice but even at that it was still very chilly. The pools were desolate the entire trip.
Around the pools the chairs were very nice, cushy wood chairs. Out around the beach and in the water (low level areas) there were the traditional mesh plastic. I loved the beds!
Speaking of beaches...
The beach had a lot of seaweed. It made swimming a non option.
I treated myself to a 50 minute deep tissue massage. It was heavenly. Before however I enjoyed the complimentary hydrotherapy. It was AWESOME. The different stations ranging from sauna, pressure water, the rumble bed to getting wiped down in ice chips (PS it was GREAT).
The entry to the Spa, its like an island :) Surrounded by the lazy river.
Inside the Spa
Here is the Hydrotherapy area!
All in all, EPM is a GREAT place to vacation. We spent most of our time there, with the exception of a full day trip to Chichen Itza. I will be returning to EPM, however NOT in the winter! While the beach was somewhat of a disappointment, I don't believe its always like that. If you are looking for a luxurious adults only get away in Mexico, do yourself a favor and check out EPM. I am so glad I saw a friends HM photos on facebook and fell in love with the resort! A client of ours also Honeymooned there a few weeks before us and had a great experience as well!
I would rate EPM an A, it would be A++ had the pools not been so frigid!
Here are a few last photos some of my favs from the trip!
This was on the 9 yr anniversary from when we started dating on 12.1.01, with our wedding rings!