The Royal Sands Resort & Spa - All Inclusive

4 stars
Kukulcan Blvd , Lote 32, Section A 2DA Etapa Zone, Cancun, 77500
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.3
out of 5
144 reviews
Great Vacation With Everything

It was very quiet and there were excellent places to eat that were part of the hotel family. Nice... See full review

  • Suenram
  • Nov 29, 2014
Great service and value.

We have been to the Royal Sands twice now and it is wonderful. The rooms are nice and clean with... See full review

  • SushCrabcakes
  • Nov 26, 2014
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.

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

Hotel Map

21.0991 -86.767
Area served
Cancun, Mexico
Nearby airports
Cancun International - 10 MILES
Area description
The Royal Sands is located a stone's throw from Kukulcan Plaza shopping mall and a short walk from La Isla Shopping Village. The resort is 7.9 mi (12.8 km) from Cancun International Airport.

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:
1600
Check-out:
1100

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.

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Guest Reviews (144)

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

Overall score

4.3 / 5
5.01.0
144 out of 144
Amenities:
4.1
Room cleanliness:
4.6
Hotel staff:
4.5
Room comfort:
4.4
Location:
4.6
Value:
4.3

89% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Sukhpreet S.
Business
Mckees rocks
Dec 16, 2014

Very good experience

Yes everyone is great!! The stafff was courteous and the food was great

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Thene H.R
Business
Boston, MA
Dec 9, 2014

A Relaxing Experience

If you're looking for someplace to relax, enjoy the weather and water and catch up on some reading, then this the place for you. I was BORED out of my mind!!! The pool and beach were nice and the food was good but once night hits, there is nothing on the resort to enjoy yourself. Definitely a place to bring kids or elders.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

Try the mexican restaurant right outside the hotel. Food was yummy!

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Nataliya
Business
Syracuse, NY
Dec 8, 2014

Birthday celebration

Wonderful vacation. Only negative : this resort didn't have any entertainment in the evening/ night. No shows at all.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Suenram
Business
Syria, VA
Nov 29, 2014

Great Vacation With Everything

It was very quiet and there were excellent places to eat that were part of the hotel family. Nice to have the transportation included.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
SushCrabcakes
Business
Wisconsin
Nov 26, 2014

Great service and value.

We have been to the Royal Sands twice now and it is wonderful. The rooms are nice and clean with ocean views from each one. The all inclusive is truly all inclusive. We ate at Captians Cove often because the food and service was so good. Muscles in white wine sauce, seafood risotto, martinis ect…All Included. The food at all of the restaurants was good. We loved the 24hr room service that was included as well. One morning I ordered breakfast ad we ate on the patio watching the ocean. By far the best part was the included beach side service and pool bars you can swim up to. At the beach they give you a flag and when you put out you get service. Drinks, food, water no problem. We are a younger couple but not partiers so we loved all the drinks and food we wanted but the resort is not a party resort. Nice and quiet in the evenings. Great place do the all inclusive and you will be happy. Don't for get to tip. They say that tipping is included but these guys work HARD. Also the service just gets even better ie; not even having to put your flag out on the beach for service they just bring drinks and water when your low ect.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
PT61
Business
Fergus Falls MN
Nov 22, 2014

Special getaway with my wife.

We were treated very well and the food was fabulous.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

the salmon was wonderful each time we had it.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Utah
Nov 18, 2014

Great Vacation

Everything and everyone was perfect. The staff the food the room was great. We will be back.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Nayaks
Business
Chicago, IL
Nov 3, 2014

Relaxing vacation away from home!

The staff at the hotel was very warm, friendly and so helpful. The service was excellent and the food was good too. We would quickly get a table in the restaurants, and drink services at the beach/pool were also prompt. Rooms were large, clean and well maintained Room service was quite prompt. The view from the room was simply amazing. Spent time at the beach staring at the beautiful ocean. This was our first time at Cancun and we would love to go back for a week long vacation again sometime!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

Key learnings from our first trip: 1. Carry a lot of 1$ bills for tipping.(we paid 100$+ in 4 days) 2. Get pesos (if you want to) ordered from the bank like a week in advance. they will give you a better exchange rate than at the airport/resorts 3. Carry a credit card that has no foreign transaction fees. 4. Bus travel was quite cheap. Do some research before buying souvenirs at the market. there is room for negotiations as well. 5. This was our first time at an all inclusive resort and we felt it was a good option.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
mitu
Business
Charlotte, NC, USA
Oct 27, 2014

4.3 Stars!!

I had a wonderful experience at Royal Sands.Food, location and the service was amaising!! Recomand!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Captain Cove

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Relaxing in cancun
Business
Dallas, Texas
Sep 30, 2014

Our stay at the Royal Sands Resorts.

We had a great time at the hotel, liked the ameneties in the room using the balcony the most and comfortable bedroom. Felt like being in Suite! The onsite ameneties where easy to access.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

most restaurants are five minutes drive and are available from hotel shuttle service no charge!

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