February 22, 2016 I’ve recently returned from a wonderful resort just north of Cancun called the Excellence Playa Mujeres. I normally wouldn’t blog about a Caribbean vacation, however this place was so special in so many ways, I felt I needed to write about it. The attention to detail that filled this entire resort from the whimsical garden sculptures and incredible interior design to the fresh flowers, burning incense and pillow menu in the guest rooms are only the beginning of what impressed me. The fresh smell of spearmint that wafted throughout the lobby and main areas of the resort – not to mention the 9 gourmet restaurants, 7 pools, amazing spa and superb service and food also added to my wonderful experience. But alas, this is not a Trip Advisor review – so this is not what I’m going to be highlighting in this blog. As you can see from the first set of outdoor pics, there was a sense of whimsy throughout the gardens with these amazing sculptures and statues that were created by various artists. These are just some of the many that were scattered throughout the extremely manicured grounds. The second set of pics are of the lobby of the Excellence Playa Mujeres. The finishes, all done in marble and onyx were very warm and traditional in nature. I never took pictures of the restaurants, however there was a sense of warmth and continuity within the resort wherever you went. Pictures just don’t do this place justice, so if you can get there to see it for yourself, I highly recommend this true 5 star resort in every way. The third set of pics are of the Excellence’s sister hotel – the Finest which was right next door. This resort has just been built and the design was very different compared to the Excellence, but finished just as well. You can see from the interior design of the Finest that the furniture and furnishings are very modern. I love the red sculptures that jump out at you within a very calm white and grey backdrop. While the Excellence is an adults only resort, the Finest does take children. Either of these resorts are highly recommended and I hope if you do visit one day, your visit will be as special as mine was. I’ll definitely be checking out the Excellence’s other locations!
About Felicia…Felicia Gimza is an award-winning Interior Decorator offering custom interior decorating and design in her home town of Oakville and surrounding areas of Mississauga, Burlington and the west end of the GTA. Felicia prides herself in creating rooms for her clients that are not only eye-catching, comfortable and functional, but are completely customized to suit their own styles.