The Complete Guide to Excellence Playa Mujeres Weddings

Welcome to the complete guide to weddings at Excellence Playa Mujeres! If you are looking for an adults-only, active lifestyle and sophisticated resort, look no further than the Excellence Playa Mujeres.

This 5-star resort, located in the exclusive Playa Mujeres gated community, offers gourmet dining, daytime and nightly entertainment, premium alcohol, and an upscale all-inclusive vibe. Let’s explore everything you need to know about this incredible beach resort in Cancun.

beach ceremony with gold tiffany chairs Excellence Playa Mujeres weddings
Discover a beautiful beach and wedding venues for your wedding!

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Where is Excellence Playa Mujeres located?

Playa Mujeres is a relatively new area north of Cancun. While you fly into Cancun airport, you are not located in the hotel zone, but rather in a gated area about 30 minutes north. It is a peninsula with gorgeous white sandy beaches on one side and a lagoon on the other. The Playa Mujeres Golf Club is also minutes away offering a Greg Norman designed Course that is challenging and for all levels.

But where exactly is Playa Mujeres?

Our Experience with the Excellence Playa Mujeres

I love this resort. If I need a kid-less getaway (which does not happen often enough) this is one of my top choices. Spacious rooms, a stunning stretch of beach, and the service are fabulous.

Plus, our team has planned quite a few weddings here and the fact that they only host one wedding per day says a lot about the quality of service you can expect. It’s a guarantee for weddings!

Hola weddings team with Excellence Playa Mujeres weddings manager
Veronique, Ivette, and Ricardo with Juan weddings manager at Excellence.

Excellence Playa Mujeres Resort Overview

  • Rooms: 450
  • Adult Only: Yes, 18+
  • Pet-Friendly: No
  • Room Service: 24-hour room service
  • Wi-Fi: Free
  • Restaurants: 10 Restaurants, Breakfast, and lunch buffets feature separate vegetarian zones. And at dinner, every restaurant offers a selection of dishes for vegetarians as well as guests seeking gluten-free or lactose-free options
  • Bars: 11 Bars/Lounges
  • Cafe: Yes
  • Nightclub: No, but they have daily live musical performances, nightly shows in their outdoor theater, theme nights with special outdoor dinners, and an array of nighttime bars and lounges
  • Spa: Yes, Miile Spa, features one of the most extensive hydrotherapy circuits in the Mexican Caribbean
  • Beauty Salon: Yes, it offers salon treatments
  • Fitness Center: Yes, it opens daily
  • Pools: 7 pools & 9 outdoor jacuzzis
  • Water Sports: Water aerobics, water polo, kayaks, snorkeling gear, windsurfing, paddleboard, sailing, non–motorized water sports)
  • Exchange Privileges: No
Hotel lobby with wooden and marble furniture
A modern and warm welcome to this beautiful resort!

Pros and cons of the Excellence Playa Mujeres


  1. Service – Just WOW. Needs are anticipated. Service with a smile.
  2. Beach – the sand is soft and white. The beach is really wide and there are a lot of loungers with shade. The ocean is clear and swimmable. Take me back, now, please!
  3. Cost – The wedding packages at the Excellence Playa Mujeres are VERY affordable.


  1. Maximum wedding size is 40 guests – If you are planning a large group, this hotel does not accept groups of over 40 guests.
  2. Only one room category accommodates 3 guests – If you are planning on traveling with friends, the only room that accommodates 3 is the junior suite spa or pool view.
  3. No nightclub – Although they do have nightly entertainment varying from live music to shows, there is no nightclub per se. The lobby bar is open until 1 am, but if you want to dance until the wee hours, consider adding a few extra hours to your reception event.
Grand hotel staircase with palmtrees and stainglass in the ceiling

Rooms and Sections

The resort is split into regular rooms and then Excellence Club. The rooms start at 810 ft² (75m²) so they are spacious and have an integrated living room area. All have 24-hour room service, a mini-bar stocked daily, and Bvlgari bath amenities.

The Excellence Club offers a few more perks and even more service. Exclusive lounge, a private pool area, and upgraded services for the rooms like upgraded room service, bath amenities, and liquor options.

Elegant hotel suite with a king size bed, couches, a fruit bowl and wine bottle
Very elegant rooms with thoughtful and comfortable details.

How is the beach at Excellence Playa Mujeres?

AHHHHH. The beach at Excellence Playa Mujeres is the stuff dreams are made of. Long, wide, soft white sand and the water is as turquoise as it gets. Lots of space and loungers available. Also, sit back and chill as the waiters bring you your cold drinks and snacks.

stretch of white sand beach with turquoise waters at excellence playa mujeres

Food & Drink

With 10 restaurants and 11 bars, chances are you will not go hungry or thirsty. You will find Italian, French, a steakhouse, Indian, Pan-Asian, and buffets to satisfy your cravings.

Keep in mind that the resort does enforce a dress code, so men, plan on packing long pants and closed shoes. Ladies, normally a sundress is fine, but they do ask for dressy sandals and the French restaurant wants shoulders covered. Well worth it for the delicious food!

indian restaurant at a beach resort in cancun
The food is DELISH!

Activities & Sports

The hotel has a full activities program ranging from sports on and off the beach throughout the day, as well as classes ranging from yoga to cooking to dance.

Non-motorized water sports including kayaks and stand-up paddle boards are available to get out on the ocean if you are feeling adventurous.

In the evening the hotel has live music performances, theme nights, a variety of shows, and a choice of bars and lounges open until 1 am.

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Exchange Privileges

Although there is another Excellence Resort property right next door (Finest Playa Mujeres) and there’s Excellence Riviera Cancun further south, the resort does not offer exchange privileges.

Swim up suites with private patios and over the water hammocks
Finest Playa Mujeres is right next door, but it’s off-limits.

What makes Excellence Playa Mujeres different from other all-inclusive resorts?

This incredible beach resort stands out from other resorts thanks to its unparalleled level of quality in every aspect. When it comes to wedding planning, this resort goes above and beyond to ensure the bride’s dreams come true.

The beachfront wedding locations of Excellence Playa Mujeres add another layer of luxury and romance to this already amazing experience. 

hanging hammocks at a pool area of a beach resort in cancun
Looks enticing, right?

Weddings at Excellence Playa Mujeres

If you want exclusivity, this is it! The Excellence Playa Mujeres performs only 1 wedding per day.

In addition, the wedding packages are surprisingly very affordable. This is the most complete package at $2400 for up to 20 guests. Each guest over and above the included 20 costs only $45, which is one of the lowest prices we have come across.

You can also choose a wedding ceremony only or a vow renewal ceremony. Need to check wedding availability? Get in touch

This is a gorgeous location for a beach wedding in Cancun!

Excellence Playa Mujeres Wedding Packages

Excellence Playa Mujeres Resort offers destination wedding packages designed to cover almost everything you may need for your wedding day. Brides, grooms, and wedding couples looking for an intimate and elegant resort with a splendid beach will find here wonderful options to celebrate love in paradise!

Stone wedding gazebo with ocean view and flower garlands and wooden chairs
Excellence of Love PackageGold Wedding Package
20 Guests20 guests
Key Inclusions:Key Inclusions:
* Wedding ceremony
*Beach venue with ocean view
* Personal flowers for the couple
* Makeup and hairstyling
application for one
* Basic decor package
* Cocktail hour
* Private dinner reception
*20 color digital photos of the
wedding ceremony
* 15% Discount on Spa treatments
Excellence of Love
package inclusions plus:

* Additional decor for your ceremony
* Upgraded personal flowers for the couple
* 45 min live music set during cocktail hour
* Signature welcome drink
* 15-minute video of the ceremony
* 1 couple massage
$1,500 USD
$45 USD – Extra guest
$2,400 USD
$45 USD – Extra guest

Extra Costs to Consider

The packages do include basic decor and floral arrangements. If you want to add on, there will be an extra charge. Also, depending on the venue you choose, you may want to consider extra lights, such as bistro or fairy lights.

Photography and videography packages are always extra.

If you want to add music or dancing to the reception, consider renting audio equipment or hiring a DJ and/or dancefloor.

Related: How much does a destination wedding really cost?

LGBTQ+ and Gay Weddings at Excellence Playa Mujeres

YES, Excellence Resorts offer same-sex weddings with the existing wedding packages.

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Promotions for Excellence Playa Mujeres Weddings

Here are a few of the promotions we can access for this resort.

  • One (1) one-hour cocktail party for groups of 10 rooms or more.
  • One (1) semi-private dinner for groups of 10 rooms or more (max of 40  people) 
  • Every 6th room complimentary (max 4)
  • Free rooms are to be applied to the lowest total value room of any occupancy.** One (1) complimentary upgrade for every 6 rooms paid (max 4) 
  • All guests pay shuttle transfers and get upgraded to non-stop and private for the group
  • Wedding couple flies for free with 75 room nights.
  • $500 off a catamaran charter for a group event
  • Free custom wedding maracas 1 per guest (your choice, color, design, and font)

Excellence Playa Mujeres Wedding Venues

Stone Gazebo

MAXIMUM CAPACITY: up to 45 guests // AVAILABLE FOR: Ceremony.


excellence playa mujeres wedding on the beach

The beach wedding venue offers soft white sand and stunning views of the turquoise ocean. The images show the venue with the included decor.

It borders the Finest Playa Mujeres property to the left.

MAXIMUM CAPACITY: 70 guests // AVAILABLE FOR: Ceremony, Cocktail, and Reception.

Tips for the Beach Wedding Venue

  • Try to choose a later ceremony time as it can get quite hot.
  • If planning a beach cocktail or reception, factor in a little extra money for ambient lighting such as string lights.
  • Best without heels as the sand is quite soft.

Ceco Terrace

This area, the Ceco (Se-co) terrace is located in the far back of the property next to the Convention Center and is very private and quiet. It is quite magical in the evening with the surrounding fountains and tropical vibe.

MAXIMUM CAPACITY: 70 guests // AVAILABLE FOR: Cocktail and reception

Tips for the Ceco Terrace

  • there are lights within the fountain area which adds ambiance
  • if you want a private venue, this is the most private option
  • the hard surface allows you to save on a dancefloor

X Lounge

beach lounge area also used for wedding cocktail hours at excellence playa mujeres

Beach Vibes, anyone? This lounge area is available for cocktail hours and reception dinners for smaller groups.s

MAXIMUM CAPACITY: 50 guests // AVAILABLE FOR: Cocktail and reception.

Tips for the X Lounge

  • the surface is wood, but stilettos could stick
  • this area can get windy, so consider this when planning your hairstyle or decor

Spice Terrace

This area right off of the Spice restaurant offers a covered, private option for your reception dinner.

MAXIMUM CAPACITY: 70 guests // AVAILABLE FOR: Cocktail and reception

Tips for the Spice Terrace

  • this area has a roof, so unless the rain is extremely heavy (or it is very windy) you do not need to plan for a backup venue
  • the hard surface allows you to save on a dance floor

Convention Center

If you want a venue with air conditioning, then the ballroom is your best bet. This can also be used as a backup venue in the case of bad weather.

MAXIMUM CAPACITY: 70 guests // AVAILABLE FOR: Cocktail and reception

About Excellence Playa Mujeres Weddings

If you want an elegant, adults-only resort with stellar service and only one wedding a day, then this resort could be right for your destination wedding in Mexico!

I hope that our complete guide has been helpful and provided you with everything you need to know. If you have any questions or doubts, please get in touch! Our team will gladly help you throughout the entire planning process so you can get married at the Excellence Resort.

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