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Excellence Oyster Bay Luxury Resort Review

Updated: May 10

This year my husband and I spent our anniversary in Jamaica at the beautiful Excellence Oyster Bay. Nestled on the beautiful shores of Montego Bay, this adults-only all-inclusive resort is the perfect destination for a romantic getaway or a much-needed escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life. From the moment we arrived, we were blown away by the impeccable service, stunning grounds, and endless amenities. We renewed our vows and spent the week relaxing on the sandy beaches and enjoying the resort's luxurious amenities. Overall, it was a perfect way to celebrate our love and commitment to each other.

In this review, we will share our experiences and provide a detailed look at what makes Excellence Oyster Bay a top choice for luxury travelers.

Quick Facts About Excellence Oyster Bay

  • Available To: Adults-Only

  • Rooms: 315

  • Restaurants: Nine restaurants for all guests and two additional restaurants available only to Excellence Club members.

  • Bars: Five bars for all guests, with three additional bars and lounges available to Excellence Club guests.

  • Location: Montego Bay, Jamaica

  • When to Go: The best time to visit Jamaica is between December and April when the weather is at its finest. There are fewer rainy days during these months, and temperatures are cooler during the day.

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The atmosphere at Excellence Oyster Bay was truly magical, with a beautiful, luxurious setting that was the perfect backdrop for a relaxing and enjoyable vacation. The resort is in a stunning location on Jamaica's coast, with spectacular ocean views and lush tropical gardens. From the moment we arrived, we were greeted with warm smiles and friendly greetings, setting the tone for our entire stay. The resort itself is absolutely enchanting, with beautiful landscaping and a peaceful atmosphere that makes it the perfect place to relax and unwind.

As we explored the property, we were struck by the laid-back yet luxurious vibe that permeates every corner of the resort. The pools and beach areas were exceptionally tranquil, with comfortable loungers and umbrellas providing the perfect spot to soak up the sun. At night, the resort took on a more festive and exciting air, with live music and entertainment options available to keep guests entertained. The resort's bars and restaurants also offered a great atmosphere, with delicious food and drinks served in a casual and relaxed setting.

Overall, the atmosphere at Excellence Oyster Bay was excellent and contributed to our overall enjoyment of the resort.


Excellence Oyster Bay boasts beautifully appointed rooms and suites, each with a private balcony or patio overlooking the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea. The accommodations are spacious and elegantly decorated, featuring plush bedding, marble bathrooms, and top-of-the-line amenities.

The resort offers two options for luxury accommodations: Standard and Excellence Club suites. Like Atelier's Inspira suites, Excellence Club suites provide an elevated travel experience and are perfect for those seeking a truly indulgent getaway. Only guests of the Excellence Club are privy to certain amenities and services, making it the ideal choice for a lavish vacation.

We stayed in a Partial Ocean View Suite, the lowest category of Excellence Club rooms. Despite this, the room was incredibly spacious and had a great ocean view. The jacuzzi tub and private terrace were a lovely added bonus.

As Excellence Club guests, we also had access to two private pools. These were lovely, secluded spaces where we could relax and unwind peacefully. And we were also treated to a hydrotherapy session, which was a truly luxurious experience. We found the beach area in the Excellence Club particularly impressive. It was a quiet and relaxing space, with plenty of comfortable loungers and umbrellas to provide shade. Plus, there was a bar nearby where we could help ourselves to snacks and drinks. And, of course, the beach servers were always on hand to take our orders for more substantial fare.

Here are a few more of our favorite Excellence Club benefits:

  • Private check-in & check-out + Late check-out & early check-in

  • Access to two private Excellence Club lounges

  • Access to two exclusive Excellence Club restaurants and three bars

  • Upgraded in-suite premium liquor selection & room service menu

  • Fresh flowers and sparkling wine in suite