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Clean Lines, Minimalist Elegance

by Karen Holly Berliner

The Excellence Playa Mujeres is situated on a 20-mile peninsula with 450 townhouses and seven swimming pools
The Excellence Playa Mujeres is situated on a 20-mile peninsula with 450 townhouses and seven swimming pools

The Excellence Playa Mujeres is the latest member of the Excellence resorts family, having opened its doors on Nov. 1, 2007. A tropical dream destination settled on fresh Mexican sands, the resort shows off its spirit with modern, whimsical Mexican sculptures throughout the grounds.

Conveniently located just north of Cancun, and 25 minutes from the international airport, the all-inclusive adults only resort is close to a variety of Mexico’s top tourist attractions including the fishing island of Isla Mujeres, and the Mayan archeological sites of the Yucatan Peninsula and the ruins at Chichen Itza.

The resort’s 450 suites are sprawled out on two miles of pristine beach on an unspoiled 20-mile peninsula, complete with seven swimming pool mazes winding throughout the property. All suites are well appointed with state-of-the-art flat screen televisions, Internet access and concierge stations on every floor. Contemporary flair, clean lines and minimalist elegance are the signature trademarks of this resort, expressed by clean white walls and mahogany wood accents.

One of the well-apointed bedroom suites The serene pool setting

There are eight restaurants, each with its own special brand of ethnic charm. Pampered guests can revel in the Playa Mujeres’ updated take on gourmet dining at The Flavor Market, specializing in pairing smaller portions of fine cuisine with an impressive roster of compatible wines. For the adventurous, a wide array of activities and sports are readily at hand, including scuba diving excursions, exercise classes and jogging and swimming, making it a luxurious playground for the fit adult traveler.

Guests can also take advantage of the Playa Mujeres Golf Club. Located in the same resort community, this 18-hole course designed by renowned golfer Greg Norman, offers world-class golfing within the serenity of a naturally preserved environment.

The finishing touch at the resort is the spa. Surrounded by water, it is an island of health and well being, with Swedish saunas, Roman caldariums, steam rooms, ice therapy and a full menu of massages.

Excellence Playa Mujeres
Condominio Playa Mujeres
Cancun, Mexico
52 998 872 85 55

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(Updated: 04/20/10 CT)

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