$284 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: May 8, 2015 Check-out: May 11, 2015

The Royal Sands Resort & Spa - All Inclusive

4 stars
View map of Kukulcan Blvd , Lote 32, Section A 2DA Etapa Zone, Cancun, 77500

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.4
out of 5
174 reviews
awesome family vacation

My family had a good time staying in this hotel. The hotel was old but clean. Ocean view was... See full review

  • Kevin
  • Apr 6, 2015
Awesome Friend trip

Best Resort ever, hands down! The price was amazing. The staff were very friendly. The resort was... See full review

  • Jojo 82
  • Mar 24, 2015
Self-serviced suites in the Cancun Hotel Zone

Travellers looking to enjoy a Caribbean holiday vacation in Cancun retreat to the well-appointed spaces and leisure activities at Royal Sands Resort & Spa. This luxury resort is situated in the center of Boulevard Kukulcan, placing tourists close to the specialty stores of Kukulcan Plaza Shopping Mall and La Isla Shopping Village. Holidaymakers can have a good time without leaving the hotel premises. Guests play beach volleyball and tennis, snorkel and sailboat, have laps in the outdoor pools, work out at the fitness center or have relaxing massages at the spa on site. Wi-Fi access in public areas and gift shop are also on offer.

Royal Sands Resort & Spa features La Veranda Restaurant, Hacienda Sisal, Captain's Cove, Char Hut, and El Conquistador that serve a mix of local and international specialties. Patrons can enjoy cocktails and live entertainment at Sidelines Sports Bar and Pancho & Willy's Bar on site.

3 Reasons to Stay

  • Elegant suites with breathtaking views of the Caribbean Sea
  • Three swimming pools and a spa
  • Close to Cancun's shopping venues

Royal Sands Resort & Spa Cancun Rooms
Royal Sands Resort & Spa Cancun offers 340 spacious suites that can accommodate up to six guests. Each unit has a private balcony/terrace facing the beach and separate living and dining rooms. Amenities include a fully equipped kitchen, TV with DVD player, Wi-Fi access, central air conditioning, safe deposit box, phone, iron/ironing board, and hairdryer. 
Things to Do
  • Kukulcan Plaza Shopping Mall (0.25 mi/405 m)
  • La Isla Shopping Village (0.81 mi/1.3 km)
  • Cancun Golf Club at Pok ta Pok (2.4 mi/3.8 km)
  • MUSA Underwater Museum (7.4 mi/12 km)
Policies and fees

  • Guests staying on a Saturday night may need to change units. The hotel will work to avoid this scenario, but when necessary, management will work directly with guests to streamline this process.
  • Credit card or cash deposit must be provided upon check-in to cover any additional charges during the stay. 
  • One registered guest in each villa must be at least 25 years of age and shall be willing to accept responsibility for the actions of all villa occupants.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

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The Royal Sands Resort & Spa - All Inclusive Rooms

One Bedroom Suite with full kitchen
The One-bedroom Suites at The Royal Sands sleep up to four people. They have a fully equipped kitchen, a living area with pull-down twin Murphy beds, a dining area and a private ocean-view terrace with sun beds and seating for four. The bedroom has a king-size bed, the bathroom and an independent door to the terrace. Unit amenities include central air-conditioning, free Wi-Fi access, daily maid service (except Sundays and Mexican holidays), TVs, DVD players, telephone, safety deposit box, walk in closets, iron and ironing board, hair dryer, fridge, cooker, dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker and toaster. Size: 811 ft2 excluding terrace.
Two Bedroom Master Suite
The master suites at The Royal Sands sleep up to six people. They have two bedrooms and two bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, a living area with pull-down twin Murphy beds, a dining area and a private ocean-view terrace with sun beds and seating for four. The master bedroom has a king-size bed, the master bathroom and an independent door to the terrace. The lock off guest bedroom has two beds, a private bathroom and a door leading out on to a smaller balcony. Master Suite amenities include central air-conditioning, free Wi-Fi access, daily maid service (except Sundays and Mexican holidays), TVs, DVD players, telephone, safety deposit box, walk in closets, iron and ironing board, hair dryer, fridge, cooker, dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker and toaster. Size: 1,516 ft2 including terrace and balcony.
Standard Room
The Standard Rooms at The Royal sands sleep up to two people. They have two beds, a private bathroom and a door leading out on to a smaller balcony. Standard room amenities include central air-conditioning, free Wi-Fi access, daily maid service (except Sundays and Mexican holidays), TV, telephone, safety deposit box, iron and ironing board, hair dryer, mini refrigerator, coffee maker and microwave oven. Size: 437 ft2 excluding balcony.

Amenities

  • All inclusive
  • WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
General
Concierge
Elevators
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness Center
Spa
Tennis
Dining
All inclusive
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
24 hour room service
Room service
Services
Business center
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Gift shop
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Accessible facilities
Wheel chair access
Accessible parking
Brailled elevators

Nearby points of interest

  • Avenida Kukulkan: 0.4 mi
  • Interactive Aquarium: 0.8 mi
  • El Rey Ruins: 0.8 mi
  • Playa Delfines: 2.5 mi
  • Museo Maya de Cancun: 3.6 mi
  • Playa Tortugas: 3.8 mi
  • Dubai Palace Casino: 4.8 mi
  • Wet'n Wild Cancun: 4.8 mi
  • Dolphinaris Cancun: 5.2 mi
  • Avenida Tulum: 5.7 mi
  • Riviera Cancun Golf: 6.6 mi

Dining

La Veranda
A family favorite for its International dishes, seafood and steaks. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Theme buffets and poolside cookouts during the week.
Hacienda Sisal *
Traditional Mexican cuisine, seafood, steaks and fajitas in a magnificent setting that evokes the estate houses of old Mexico. Mariachi music nightly and Mexican dinner shows during the week. Open daily for dinner. Don't miss the Mexican and Caribbean Dinner Shows at Hacienda Sisal Restaurant.
Char Hut
Casual poolside lunch venue for burgers, sandwiches and wraps.
Sidelines Sports Bar
Keep track of your favorite sports, enjoy the weekly karaoke nights.
Other bars
Lobby, pool and beach bars.
El Conquistador *
A Royal favorite, serving prime steaks, seafood and flambe dishes. Located at The Royal Mayan.
Captain's Cove *
A Cancun classic, serving seafood in a captivating waterfront setting. On the shores of the lagoon, opposite The Royal Caribbean.
Pancho & Willy's *
The perfect spot for a sunset cocktail and after-dinner drinks and entertainment. It is located next to Captain's Cove restaurant. Don't miss karaoke or live music during the week.
La Palapa del Sol, Sol y Luna, Los Murales restaurant *
Restaurants at The Royal Haciendas in Playa del Carmen
* Restrictions apply.
* Restrictions apply. Surcharges for premium drinks and dishes also apply. Captain's Cove, El Conquistador, Pancho & Willy's are not located on The Royal Sands premises but are located nearby in Cancun (free shuttle service available). Transport is not included to Playa del Carmen.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
4:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

Ratings and reviews for The Royal Sands Resort & Spa - All Inclusive

Overall score

4.4 / 5
5.01.0
174 out of 174
Amenities:
4.2
Cleanliness:
4.6
Hotel staff:
4.5
Comfort:
4.4
Location:
4.6
Value:
4.4

89% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Jacob L.
Business
Wentzville
Apr 6, 2015

Ok for a fun time.

This was with my wife on our 15 year anniversary, we have been to Cancun area 4 times. The beach area is great. The food was ok. The hotel looks a little basic and doesn't have a great floor plan. They make you switch rooms on Saturdays. This was annoying but we dealt with it. Overall I think anyone staying here would still enjoy their trip and have fun. Seems to be more kid friendly than others. I won't go back but it was still an acceptable location and hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Robert S.
Business
N/A
Apr 6, 2015

4 star?

Clearly I have different expectations of a 4 star hotel. First, this is not truly all inclusive.. Lots of premium up charges the rooms are ok.. Reminds me of a comfort inn.. Nothing wrong with that but don't expect a luxury feel. The restaurants/ bar selection is poor and very limited. I stayed at the Rui here in Cancun in November and it is vastly superior. The staff is friendlier, great amenities, outstanding food. I won't be back to the royal sands.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Kevin
Business
SANTA ANA
Apr 6, 2015

awesome family vacation

My family had a good time staying in this hotel. The hotel was old but clean. Ocean view was beautiful. All the rooms had ocean view. The food was decent. I am kind of disappointed on the food we ordered in the swimming pool. It took a long time to serve, there is only one server to take your oder. But overall I would recommend this hotel. I would love to go back to sometimes in the future.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
QIUTONG X.
Business
Seattle
Mar 26, 2015

Not bad

Overall is fine. Close to the beach and the Front desk service is pretty good. Room is clean but not such comfortable since everything is a little bit wet

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Jojo 82
Business
Holyoke
Mar 24, 2015

Awesome Friend trip

Best Resort ever, hands down! The price was amazing. The staff were very friendly. The resort was beautiful. The view was A++++.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Michael F.
Business
N/A
Mar 20, 2015

Awesome family trip for Family with Teen Agers

Staff was awesome. Trip was awesome! Special thanks to Heidi (our families concierge) she was beyond helpful!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Amanda
Business
N/A
Mar 15, 2015

Great trip

We had a great time here. We chose this resort for the large suite options. Location of this resort was great.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Cheryl S.
Business
N/A
Mar 10, 2015

Awesome GF Trip

Beautiful hotel. Awesome, friendly staff, clean . Restaurant had great food.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Gary L.
Business
N/A
Mar 4, 2015

Great time in Cancun

We stayed 5 days/4 nights, our first time at an all inclusive so don't have enough experience to compare but staff was very friendly and attentive. Food was excellent - tried 3 of their off site restaurants and each experience was very positive. Sea was rough and current strong so not much swimming there but pool is great!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Raj NY
Business
N/A
Feb 21, 2015

Short winter break

The property is located in the Zona Hotelera, which means that you will only see other tourists, and people working in the tourism sector. If you want to explore the local scene or culture, this is not for you. On the other hand, if you want to bask in the sun, while being pampered by the hotel staff, you have found the place. We had a villa, which meant a separate bedroom for us parents, while our teenage kids had good-sized Murphy beds in the living room with real mattresses, not the springy kind you get with rollaways. The master bedroom mattress was somewhat soft. The rooms are clean, but the maid service works on a weird schedule, and we had to remind them on 2 of the 4 days to come service the suite (but they did a good job). The main pool (heated) and the beach adjoining the property are just fantastic. There are enough lounge chairs for everyone. The activity desk does a great job. We played tennis, ping pong, pool ball and even indulged in some art work (the last for a small fee). The travel agent at the desk booked a dolphin ride for us (no extra fee over the rate one would have paid at the aquarium directly). We took the all inclusive package, so dined at the La Veranda most of the time (it is open 7:30 AM to 11 PM). The food and drink selection there is wonderful. Breakfast is the best meal, but they have a themed dinner each night of the week, and do a spectacular job. We tipped the wait staff a small amount each meal, because they do go out of their way to attend to you. One meal was at the Hacienda Sisal (fair ambience, but the food was OK). In all, a very satisfying vacation, which the Sands had such a major part in realizing for us.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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