Excellence Oyster Bay

5.0 star rating

Exceptional accommodation with superior facilities and services.

    What to expect (based on 1936 reviews):

    Cleanliness

    Cleanliness-4.5

    Location

    Location-4.5

    Rooms

    Rooms-4.5

    Service

    Service-4.5

    Value

    Value-4.5

    5 most recent TripAdvisor reviews:

    Pure Excellence!

    Reviewed by Voyager19046082230() on Aug 21, 2019

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    My girlfriend and I had such a wonderful time. It was her 22nd birthday and we had our own plunge pool on the balcony that came with an already almost perfect room. The service and comfort there is nothing short of perfect.

    Individual ratings:

    Cleanliness

    Cleanliness-5

    Location

    Location-5

    Rooms

    Rooms-5

    Service

    Service-5

    Value

    Value-5

    60th birthday trip/anniversary

    Reviewed by pnsmith13() on Aug 21, 2019

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    Ocean view room Great food Amazing people- Krazy Kenny,Mario and Richard at pool bar and the guys at the Martini bar in the evening. The staff was great and very interactive. Live entertainment at night.

    Individual ratings:

    Rooms

    Rooms-5

    Service

    Service-5

    Value

    Value-5

    25th anniversary trip

    Reviewed by campbe(Lititz, Pennsylvania) on Aug 20, 2019

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    We traveled to Jamaica 25 years ago for our honeymoon and stayed in Ocho Rios at Couples traveling 2 hours on a treacherous road and had a fun time but....Jamaica built a modern road since then! It was easy travel (we used Major 1 tours, $100 for round trip transfer)and it was much more pleasing to our stomachs as we drove about 20 minutes from Montego Bay airport to Excellence. Excellence Oyster Bay is stunning! It is very secluded on its own peninsula with clear water and powder soft white sand. The sunrises and sunsets could be seen from most anywhere on the resort. Very few rooms had no view of the ocean and the ocean was very close to all rooms. We stayed in 4001 with a private pool. After looking at the other rooms, we lucked out with a great location and a more private pool as the bushes were pretty mature around our pool. We would definitely request this room again. I would also consider a rooftop room for privacy. Our room was close to the restaurants and pools. It is literally a 5 minute walk from one end of the resort to the other end. We were there the middle of August and the resort appeared empty most days. If you wanted to meet new people you could at the pools/bars but if you wanted peace and quiet you didn’t have to search far. The lounge chairs at the beach and pools were comfy and clean. There was plenty of options for shade. The pool water and ocean water was warm but refreshing for August. I did take my own dollar store raft for our pool as they were limited in number. The drinks are all freshly made (no frozen drink dispensers) and very tasty. I loved the coffee and gelato/pastry shop (Aroma)that opened early and stayed open late each day. The restaurants were all fabulous! Big shout out to Anmarie and chef Glenmore at the lobster house for going out of her/his way to make my anniversary dinner perfect when salmon wasn’t available to me. The Lobster house and oregano were outside and roof covered and made for a lovely lunch/dinner by the ocean. The grill had the largest menu but service was a bit slower there. It appeared as if 7:30-8pm was the busiest times at restaurants. We only needed to make a reservation(made at restaurant the day of reservation request from 4-5pm but people showed up earlier to make reservations) for Spice to see the hibachi “show”. We did not pay for the EC rooms/restaurants/pools and would not during future visits. I could see if you want total seclusion it could be worth it but we just ordered room service and stayed in our own pool for that. We have stayed at all inclusive resorts on more than half a dozen Caribbean islands and this was the best for couples! Even though Jamaica isn’t our favorite Caribbean island we would definitely return to visit Excellence Oyster Bay again! All staff was friendly and welcoming. The nightly shows at 9:30 were fun and there were comfy chairs in the outdoor theater area. They played relaxing music throughout the resort each day from about 9-9. We took our own Yeti cups to cut down on trips to the bar. There was beach service for drink orders. The only thing I didn’t care for at the resort was the scent they had throughout the buildings. It smelled like soap and that wasn’t appealing when entering the restaurants. The free WiFi on the resort was great. It even extended to certain parts of the beach. Great job Excellence Oyster Bay! We look forward to another visit with you soon...maybe “next week” :)

    Amazing Resort!

    Reviewed by Sara B() on Aug 20, 2019

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    Incredible location, with beautiful views! Can’t wait to come back and enjoy Jamaica again. We will be choosing excellence in the future. Great staff, with incredible personalities. I wish our stay was longer!

    Individual ratings:

    Cleanliness

    Cleanliness-5

    Location

    Location-5

    Rooms

    Rooms-5

    Service

    Service-5

    Value

    Value-5

    Great vacation/late anniversary trip with my husband

    Reviewed by AlisonStall(Anderson, South Carolina) on Aug 20, 2019

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    This was our 5th time to an Excellence Resort, and our first to EOB. While every Excellence trip has been nice, we both agree that EOB is our new favorite. 3 main reasons: 1. The view - You just can't beat the view. The beach is beautiful. The water is crystal clear around 80% of the resort. The infinity pools are fun. 2. The service - I wouldn't say we had someone waiting hand and foot on us all day long, but there was still a decent staff presence around the beach terrace and main pool. Also, we prefer getting up to walk and get our drinks anyway :) There were 5 bars around the beach/pool area that we rotated through because we liked the bartenders at all of them. 3. The food. You're getting the same restaurants here that you get at other Excellence resorts, but we both agreed that the presentation of the food and the taste was top notch here. We also had great service at dinner every night. We stayed in a club room. We've never done the club before. I do think it is worth it to pay the extra $$. We really enjoyed Magna (club restaurant) for dinner one night. The club lounge pool is really nice too! People to mention: Entertainment staff: Cash, Carlton, and Nashika are awesome! Alex in the lobby was hilarious and really helpful. Aletta - Excellence Club - was really helpful and kind and took great care of us! So was Rodney and Calvin (bartenders in the club). Demarco is a security guard there, and we loved seeing him every day. Franklin was our chef at the Hibachi experience at Spice, and it was the best hibachi experience we've ever had. He was fun, gave everyone celebrity names, and the waitress (I forgot her name) brought us sake bombs over and over again because it was a guy at our table's birthday. Lastiana was our server at the French restauraunt. She was great too. We also loved the bartenders at Cielo - Nacilla, Marcia, and a guy (forgot his name, but he was there most days we were there). It was a great trip! The only suggestion would be to be able to make the rooms a little cooler at night time.

    Individual ratings:

    Service

    Service-5

    Value

    Value-5

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