All About The Excellence Collection’s Newest Luxury Adults-Only All-Inclusive Resort: Excellence Oyster Bay, Jamaica
If you are hunting for the ideal adults-only all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean, probabilities are you have heard of (or stayed at) 1 of The Excellence Collection’s gorgeous hotels. The Excellence Group is a group of 3 higher finish hotel brands: the adults-only Excellence Resorts with all inclusive properties in Cancun, the Riviera Maya, Punta Cana, and Montego Bay, Jamaica Beloved Hotels for boutique adults-only all inclusive escapes and Finest Resorts providing modern day all inclusive luxury for all ages.
Excellence’s newest resort in Oyster Bay, Jamaica opened just final year and final week I got the chance (just after going to their Mexico properties and Punta Cana resorts in 2018) to discover the gorgeous, brand-new Excellence Oyster Bay.
Excellence Oyster Bay is a quite fantastic Caribbean getaway if you ask me. All-inclusive meals and drinks, beautiful coastal views, and (in my opinion the ideal component) gorgeous, spacious, expertly created rooms with private balconies, ocean-views, and swim-up pools.
It is also positioned on a private peninsula in 1 of the most gorgeous regions of the Caribbean – complete of aqua-blue water and beach palapas that will make you feel you are waking up in a postcard.
But, aside from its image-fantastic place and beautiful modern day colonial architecture, 1 of the really initial factors I couldn’t aid but notice about the resort was just how content every person was. Not only the employees, (who of course beamed happiness and a dont-be concerned-be-content attitude in accurate Excellence – and Jamaica – style), but the vacationers!!! Absolutely everyone at the resort was just radiating trip. They have been all smiles, drinks in hand, prepared to take component in the upbeat poolside activities (like pool olympics, aqua aerobics, or a dance-off), and mingling with other content vacationers. Individuals have been a small sunburnt, a small tipsy, and a LOT of content.
Excellence Oyster Bay was just such a Content spot. You could inform every person was obtaining the best time there… which straight away tends to make you want to have the ideal time! Absolutely everyone else’s joy sets the tone for your trip, and I loved the atmosphere it designed.
I was super impressed with the Spa at Excellence Oyster Bay. My fiance Kenny and I got a couples massage and it was surely 1 of the ideal hotel massages I’ve had! We did the “Miilé couples massage” which incorporated hot stones and was just HEAVENLY. The masseuse worked wonders on my back – I have so a lot of knots in my back from carrying about all my luggage, purses, and camera bags all of the time (even even though let’s be truthful, Kenny carries most of it for me).
As a bonus, every single couples massage also comes with a complimentary 50-minute Spanish hydrotherapy remedy – which was SO cool to encounter. They’ll stroll you by way of the 10-step remedy, which incorporates hot and cold therapy (feel: saunas, steam rooms, jets and ice baths) to loosen up and rejuvenate your physique. You also can get this remedy for absolutely free if you are staying in the Excellence Club.
All of The Excellence Collection’s Resorts have a lot of diverse area & suite choices to opt for from, and it can be overwhelming simply because they are ALL so gorgeous. But do not be concerned – that is why I’m right here!! We chose to remain in the Beach Property suites – positioned on the ocean, with a private dipping pool and a balcony. The beautiful, spacious area was very easily 1 of my favourite components of the resort (second only to their to-die-for infinity pool). If you are a couple, I hugely propose the beach homes. If you are coming with a group, it is worth noting Excellence Oyster Bay is also in the approach of creating beach villas with private pools – which will be offered this Summer time and will be a fabulous solution for groups!
Beach Homes – all of these area varieties are just beautiful. There are rooftop choices (which I propose if you like the sun!), as effectively as just oceanview or oceanfront choices. We stayed in the “Excellence Club Junior Suite Ocean Front” category and it was gorgeous.
The Imperial Suite – The imperial suite is the highest level of luxury at the hotel. It is ultra-spacious, and what I feel is the ideal advantage is it has a Large wrap-about porch (with a private plunge pool) that is just produced for entertaining. So, if you are obtaining married at Excellence, I could very easily see the parents of the bride or groom obtaining this area to be capable to host folks for a cocktail celebration, pool celebration, or a thing of the sort right here.
At any of The Excellence Collection’s resorts, you have the chance to be a component of The Excellence Club – a members-only component of the resort with even a lot more luxury solutions and privileges than the rest of the resort. Members of The Excellence Club appreciate exclusive suite categories, a private lounge with bar and snack buffets, and a VIP-beach region (with a superior bar choice of greater-level alcohol!). Excellence Club added benefits also involve a private verify-in / verify-out, as effectively as committed concierge desks on each and every creating and at the lounge.
I surely propose upgrading to Excellence Club through your remain! We loved obtaining the private beach region and discovered the meals to be a small superior, and the bar is surely a good luxe upgrade.
I know what you are pondering – All-inclusive indicates sacrificing meals excellent, correct? Incorrect – that is not what The Excellence Collection is about.
With eight à la carte restaurants, as effectively as a breakfast buffet, you can opt for from every little thing from Asian habachi grill, Spanish tapas, French cuisine, seafood, steak, or Italian. You also have 24-hour area service at Excellence Oyster Bay, so you can sneak some midnight snacks or a romantic dinner for two in the privacy of your personal suite.
My meals highlights have been Spice restaurant (you have to go day-of to make a reservation at a Habachi table – it is so fantastic!), and the coffee bar (I went each and every morning through vacay for my unsweetened almond milk latte, and brought my personal Bulletproof vanilla collagen to mix-in – you guys know I’m addicted!)
What’s incorporated in “all-inclusive” at Excellence Oyster Bay?
Excellence’s 24-hour, All-Inclusive Luxury service involves:
Specific welcome cocktail and cool towel
Each day breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks: eight à la carte choices for dinner, two à la carte lunch choices, 1 buffet, takeaway wood oven pizza
10 bars & lounges
Limitless all-natural fruit juices and soft drinks
Limitless international premium and domestic alcoholic beverages
24 hour area service
Pool and beach waiter service
three swimming pools & four outside hot water jacuzzis (as effectively as private ones in particular area categories)
Non-motorized water sports (sailing, sea kayaking, paddle board, snorkeling gear, introductory scuba lesson)
Each day activities / Nightly shows
Totally equipped, state-of-the- art fitness center
Absolutely free wireless world-wide-web
All taxes and gratuities
American Airlines, United, Southwest, Air Canada, Delta and a lot of a lot more airlines have direct routes to Montego Bay, Jamaica. We even met some brits at Excellence who had a direct flight from London! Jamaica is just a couple of hours from the states (much less than two hours from Miami!), generating it an quick getaway for a lot of the US and Canada.
Swimsuits & cover ups are truly most of what you will want right here, but right here are a couple of of the other factors to pack:
Guys will want a pair of pants for most of the nicer dining choices (like Spice).
A reusable straw – I usually pack a couple of reusable straws to use though on trip – simply because with all of these all-inclusive drinks I like to steer clear of making use of plastic straws! These are my absolute favourite ones to get.
And a reusable tumbler to preserve your frozen drinks cool in the pool! I saw so a lot of all-inclusive-specialists with their reusable coffee mugs complete of frozen drinks and I was so jealous. How could I be such a rookie? This is a GENIUS move. The ideal ones are these ones by Yeti simply because they’ll preserve factors frozen for HOURS.
Water footwear if you are arranging on performing the moonlit luminescent bay excursion, you will want to pack a pair of water footwear (my favourite are these from Amazon – they’re only $13!)
Whilst components of Jamaica are not regarded secure to take a look at correct now, the resort regions of Jamaica are entirely fine to take a look at as a tourist. Excellence Oyster Bay is entirely gated and guarded and feels like an oasis away from the globe. Jamaica (however) these days is not someplace you’d rent a automobile and discover on your personal, but if you stick to the resort and resort-planned excursions with a driver, you will not really feel unsafe in the least.
As I say with anyplace that the media tends to contact “unsafe”, do not let your fears cease you from seeing the globe!
I had so a lot entertaining exploring Excellence Oyster Bay, Jamaica and soaking up the Caribbean sunshine and I know you all will, as well! When your days start out with sunrises on the beach, are filled with entertaining in the sun, and finish with feasts at the hotel and a luxurious bubble bath in your suite, it is difficult not to have the time of your life.
Have a piña colada (or five) for me! XX