The Excellence El Carmen features 12 restaurants, 16 bars and 23 pools. You can work out in the fitness centre or relax in the spa, which has Swedish saunas, an ice room and a hydrotherapy pool. Activities-wise, you're looking at a range of classes including dance and Spanish, or you can play tennis or billiards. Watersports are on offer, too.
SPORTS & ACTIVITIES
With lots of beach-based activities on offer, you're all set to take advantage of the hotel's position on the Caribbean coast. Try your hand at snorkelling, sailing and windsurfing. Complimentary scuba diving lessons for beginners are available, too.
You've got the likes of aerobics and yoga classes, as well as Spanish, dancing and cooking lessons.
- Scuba diving*
Introductory lesson free of charge.
- Spanish lessons
- Cooking lessons
- Beach volleyball
- Table tennis
- Board games
- Jogging track
- Snorkelling gear
- Aqua aerobics
- Bike hire
- Dance lessons
- Air rifle shooting
- Multi-sports court
- Tennis lessons*
- Non-motorized watersports*
Sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, and snorkeling are available.
FOOD & DRINK
You're not short of choice when it comes to restaurants. As well as the main buffet eatery, you've got a selection of eight à la cartes, serving around-the-world cuisine including French, Asian and Mexican.
The Flavor Market lines up tapas and specialises in gourmet tasting menus with fine wine pairings. Meanwhile, you can grab a takeaway wood-fired pizza from the Las Olas Beach grill.
- A la carte dining
There are 7 à la cartes for dinner, plus 2 à la carte lunch options, too.
- The Kitchen Table
This is the hotel's buffet where you can enjoy local and international foods. For breakfast there's an omelette station as well as a juice station - that also serves natural shakes. The buffet spread also features a salad bar and show-cooking stations including a Mongolian grill.
Mexican food and Tex-Mex favourites are served at dinner at this à la carte.
- Spice Asian restaurant
Spice is an à la carte where you'll find Asian foods on its menu to whet your appetite. There's also teppanyaki show-cooking stations, too.
- Chez Isabelle
Chez Isabelle offers traditional French cuisine from an à la carte menu for dinner.
- Flavour market
Flavour market is a tapas restaurant which specialises in gourmet tasting menus, including a selection of fine wines.
- The Grill
The Grill is a steakhouse restaurant with an à la carte menu.
- The Lobster House
There's an à la carte for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Lunch is light snacks or grilled specialities, and lobster plus further seafood specialities for dinner.
- Oregano:The Trattoria
There's an à la carte lunch and dinner, with Italian specialities served during the latter.
- Sports Bar
Drinks and snacks are served at the sports bar.
- Takeaway Pizza
Wood-oven pizzas are here.
- Martini Bar
Located in the central building of the hotel, right next to the lobby.
- BLUE bar
You won't need to even leave the pool for a drink. The BLUE bar serves soft drinks including juices, as well as beers and cocktails.
- Pool bars
There are 2 pool bars by the main outdoor pool, plus 2 feature at the Excellence Club.
- Las Olas bar
You'll find thirst-quenching beverages and tropical cocktails, here. Plus, there are grilled snacks at lunch, too.
- STARS bar
This bar is located in the theatre, where you can enjoy watching shows, live music, dance or movies – accompanied with a drink, too.
- La Habana Lounge*
- Coffee house
Fresh oven-baked breads, pastries, éclairs, and French butter cakes are just some of the desserts here, which you can pair with a cappuccino or an espresso.
- Revive bar
This juice bar is located by the pool offering a wide and varied selection of natural juices – that combine fresh fruits and natural yogurt.
- ART DECÓ piano bar
- Disco Bar
Opening Times: [18.30-22.00]
You can expect full and flavoursome Indian cuisine at this à la carte for dinner.
- Food Shark*
Hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, tacos and nachos are available at lunch or dinner.
- Magna Club restaurant
If you're booked into the Excellence Club section then you'll be able to enjoy gourmet breakfast options, and an à la carte dinner, here. The restaurant has al-fresco dining, too, complemented by picture-perfect garden views.
- Lobby bar
- Beach sand bar
- Excellence Club lounge
HEALTH & BEAUTY
There's plenty of room to work out in the modern fitness centre – it stretches over 4,000 square feet. There's also an outdoor fitness trail, so you can exercise in the open air.
The Miilé Spa's surrounded by water, making it the perfect peaceful retreat. Alongside a long list of treatments*, you've got a hydrotherapy pool*, Swedish saunas* and an ice-treatment room*.
The gym is fully stocked with weights and state of the art cardio equipment. There are aso daily classes like yoga and aerobics available.
- 9 outdoor Jacuzzis®
7 Jacuzzis® are based in the Excellence Club.
- Miilé Spa*
The Miilé Spa is a go-to place for some head-to-toe pampering. In the spa there's a whirlpool, hydrotherapy tubs, sensation showers, hot and cold plunge pools, an ice bath suite, plus sauna and steam rooms.
- Steam room*
- Beauty salon/treatments*
Mani-pedis, massages, and facials are some of the treatments at the beauty salon.
- Hair styling stations*
You can spend your evenings watching tribute acts, karaoke and fire shows at the Theatre Bar.
Have a chilled sunset drink in the Beach Bar, the Sports Bar or the Piano Bar. Or, dance the night away at the Disco Bar. If none of that appeals, you've got another 12 watering holes to choose from.
- Evening entertainment programme
Comedians, musicians and show performances take to the main stage and lounges. Entertainment is held each night of the week, too.
- Live sport screenings
- Live music
With 23 pools to its name, the hotel's certainly not short of places to splash around in. You can opt for your own private pool or a swim-up room, too. And the main pool's lined with loungers.
If you fancy a drink, there's no need to get out of the pool – just head over to the swim-up bar.
- 23 outdoor pools
This hotel boasts 23 outdoor pools to choose from.
- 24-hour room service
- Free Wi-Fi
- Dress code
Just so you're prepared – there's a smart casual dress code for dining at some à la carte restaurants.
- Pool and beach waiter service
- Laundry service
- Reception area
Items marked with * incur extra charges which are payable locally
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