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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
162 reviews
Vacation

This was our 5th time here. We love it! Highly recommend anyone to stay here! Staff gives excellent... See full review

  • NEIL F.
  • Feb 18, 2015
Perfect Getaway!

The hotel is not ultra-luxurious. But it is great value for the money. The rooms were... See full review

  • Tushar S.
  • Feb 14, 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.

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

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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:
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.

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Guest Reviews (162)

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

Overall score

4.4 / 5
5.01.0
162 out of 162
Amenities:
4.2
Cleanliness:
4.6
Hotel staff:
4.5
Comfort:
4.4
Location:
4.6
Value:
4.4

90% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of The Royal Sands Resort & Spa - All Inclusive

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

Review of The Royal Sands Resort & Spa - All Inclusive

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
NEIL F.
Business
N/A
Feb 18, 2015

Vacation

This was our 5th time here. We love it! Highly recommend anyone to stay here! Staff gives excellent service.

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

Business

Review of The Royal Sands Resort & Spa - All Inclusive

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Tushar S.
Business
N/A
Feb 14, 2015

Perfect Getaway!

The hotel is not ultra-luxurious. But it is great value for the money. The rooms were clean/comfortable, the staff was friendly, the food was good (you get 2 off the resort restaurants included also), the drinks were strong and the beach was absolutely gorgeous!!

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

Business

Review of The Royal Sands Resort & Spa - All Inclusive

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Renata P.
Business
Lenexa
Feb 12, 2015

amazing family trip

we had been in cancun before but royal sands resort made this family vacation beyond special. an amazing place with great amenities and staff. Definitely worth the price.

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

Business

Review of The Royal Sands Resort & Spa - All Inclusive

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Robyn Younger aka Bynz
Business
Philadelphia
Feb 3, 2015

Definitely A Place To Be Excited About

This trip was totally OFF THE METER! We were so very pleased with the Royal Sands Resort! Great staff, gorgeous property and very tasty food with great selection! The staff were welcoming and so very attentive. There wasn't anything we needed that they couldn't get or get done for us! They are very hard working and everyone was visibly busy doing something to help guests or to maintain the property in pristine condition. They pay such attention to what some may call small stuff but it truly made a difference to us. The food was amazing and every dish the staff recommended met our expectations. We felt pampered the entire time. I was already talking about a return trip our first night there. We booked a 1 bedroom suite that had a beach and poolside view. We truly had the best of both worlds. The layout of the space was well done. No dead space and quite roomy... And the balcony which stretched across the bedroom and living room with separate eating and sitting areas is really a nice touch. We had all the comforts of home with a DVD player, stereo, full kitchen, dining area and living area with a private bedroom. The only upgrade I would suggest for this property is to install a few cell phone charging stations in the common areas and perhaps add an electrical outlet in the are where the ironing is stationed in the 1 bedrood suite.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Definitely make time to check out LaIsla Shopping Mall! Fabulous!

Review of The Royal Sands Resort & Spa - All Inclusive

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Hannah2809
Business
london
Jan 28, 2015

A beautiful place with attentive staff

This resort is beautifully well kept and is really stunning. Perfect for complete relaxation, the grounds are spacious and maintained to the highest standards. Staff were hard working, attentive and very friendly. Food had variety, was tasty, well made and of good quality. A really refreshing experience and a place i would highly recommend.

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

Business

Review of The Royal Sands Resort & Spa - All Inclusive

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Todd M.
Business
Andover
Jan 24, 2015

Great hotel with awesome beach!!!

Very nice hotel with great views. All restaurants were great!!!

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

Business

Review of The Royal Sands Resort & Spa - All Inclusive

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Jennifer M.
Business
N/A
Jan 21, 2015

Girl Trip!!

Delightful. simply fantastic! The only " learning experience" involved our rental car. DO NOT buy insurance in the United States. It WILL NOT be valid in Mexico. The car will not cost 58.16 plus 80 for insurance...it will cost upwards of 500 dollars....unless....you waste half of a vacation day listening to a sch-peel about vacation packages(time shares) that you have no intention of buying. Beware..the breakfast is good but the salesfolks are unrelenting.

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

Business

Review of The Royal Sands Resort & Spa - All Inclusive

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Canvas
Business
Davenport
Jan 14, 2015

We love it here.

This was our second visit to the Royal Sands. We have been to about 25 hotels both all inclusive and not. For the money you can't beat the Royal Sands. One bedroom villas are spacious with large balconies and hardly a bad view anywhere. The place is immaculate and they have thought of nice extras like plastic chairs as well as trash recepticals at all the beach palapas. You can eat at other restaurants besides the Sands and they have a shuttle.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

The Hacienda Sissal next door has great food and a wonderful Sunday Brunch.

Review of The Royal Sands Resort & Spa - All Inclusive

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Carolyn R.
Business
Saint Joe
Jan 14, 2015

Wonderful experience

Everything was wonderful...food, amenities, staff.....couldn't have had a better time...have highly recommended to friends and family...

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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