The Royal Sands Review

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1816 Family Reviews
Boulevard Kukulcan Km 11.5, Cancun 77500, Mexico
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Editor’s Review of The Royal Sands

For many families on vacation, the rooms are secondary. They want a sublime stretch of pearly white sand and the therapeutic aquamarine waters of the ocean. Add a swimming pool, tennis courts and maybe even a kids club, and you have more than enough activity to keep everyone happy during the day. Then you return to your room and see wet bathing suits and towels all over the cramped quarters as you wait patiently to rinse off the saltwater in that one shower. At least if you had a balcony, you could have warmed up in the sunshine. But no, you chose that one high-rise building where the windows don't even open. Maybe you should have looked more closely at the room you reserved. Maybe you should have booked a suite at the Royal Sands in Cancun.
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There's one reason why the Royal Sands is consistently rated one of the top resorts in Cancun by TripAdvisor reviewers year in and year out. It's all about space! Sure, the resort boasts one of the nicest stretches of beach in Cancun, an impressive infinity pool, an enthusiastic Activity Center for children, a highly regarded spa and even a small onsite grocery store. But one look at their two-bedroom suites, complete with a master bedroom and separate room for kids, pull-out Murphy beds in the living room for larger families, a full kitchen, two bathrooms and an oversized balcony, and you understand the attraction. This is one room where you won't mind spending a considerable amount of time on vacation.

Even with the full kitchen, the Royal Sands offers an all-inclusive package, allowing you to dine at three onsite restaurants and four other Royal Club Vacations properties in Cancun. A free shuttle service whisks you away to the other resorts on a regular basis. There's also the opportunity to spend half your week in Cancun and the other half at their sister property, Royal Haciendas, in the nearby Riviera Maya. There are many options to consider, but one thing is certain: You're guaranteed a spacious abode in a beachfront setting.

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Our Editor Loves
  • Extremely spacious suites
  • Beautiful stretch of beach
  • Authentic Mexican cuisine at Hacienda Sisal
Family Interests
  • All Inclusive
  • Beach
  • Golf
  • Museum/Cultural
  • Water Sports
  • Sailing
Family Amenities
  • Babysitting
  • Children's Program
  • Cribs
  • DVD Player
  • Family Room 5+
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Game Room
  • Kids' Pool
  • Kids'/Theme Meals
  • Kitchenettes
  • Laundry Service
  • Meal Plan
  • Onsite Dining
  • Refrigerator
  • Pool
Our Member Reviews 1816 Reviews
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This resort is nice if you like cigar smoke. Nowhere to hide from the smoke. Every smoker in America seems to flock to the royal resorts not ONE non smoking area at all. They smoke everywhere, bathrooms, restaurant and lobby. We ...
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Unlike many of the resorts in Cancun, the 340 suites are pretty close to the surf so you can hear the waves at night in most of the rooms.

Two Bedroom
The two-bedroom suite, which has two bedrooms separated by a full kitchen, dining room table and a living room. If you have additional children, they can sleep in the two pull-out Murphy beds in the living room. The master bedroom features a king-sized bed, walk-in closet, flat-screen television and a shower and bathtub in the bathroom. The children's bedroom has two double beds with separate bathroom and ample dresser space. The kitchen is fully equipped with dishes, silverware, glasses, a stove, refrigerator, microwave and blender. The living room features a DVD player with surround sound, and you can rent DVDs from the market inside the resort. The balcony also holds a table if you want to enjoy your meals with an ocean view. The two-bedroom suites can accommodate up to six people comfortably.

One Bedroom
If you want to cut costs, opt for a one-bedroom suite. The villa has the same configuration as the two-bedroom suite without the second bedroom for the children. Instead, the kids could sleep in the Murphy beds in the living room. Thus, a one-bedroom suite can sleep a family of four.

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