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The Royal Sands

Blvd. Kukulcan km 13.5, No. 32, Seccion A, Segunda Etapa Zona Hotelera | Cancun 77504  [SEE MAP]Cancun  [SEE ADDRESS]

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Lots of amenities available in the all-inclusive package
Finding off-site entertainment requires a trek
The Royal Sands features single rooms, along with one- and two-bedroom suites. All accommodations offer minifridges, coffee makers and balconies, but if you're traveling with the entire family in tow, spring for a two-bedroom suite, which comes with a fully equipped kitchen, living area and dining room. This property is located in the middle of the coveted Hotel Zone, Cancun's popular nightlife and dining area. But you should be able to find some suitable grub at the on-site eateries that serve everything from seafood to traditional Mexican fare – meals at these restaurants are covered by the resort's all-inclusive package rate. Also included in your room fee: 24-hour room service, access to the hotel's pools (including a children's pool), tennis courts, a fitness center and use of leisure equipment like snorkeling gear and bicycles. While many recent visitors enjoyed the resort's amenities, many say the property's enviable location and first-rate service are the key selling points for choosing to stay here.
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All-inclusive resort, 340 rooms
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  • 4.0Hotel Class

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Critic Reviews


This large, full-service all-inclusive resort in the Cancun hotel district directly overlooks the white-sand beach that's a hallmark of this popular Mexican vacation destination.

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by Tripadvisor. A total of 6881 have reviewed the The Royal Sands, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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Tripadvisor Travel Rating: Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 6881 reviews 4.5 (based on 6881 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Accommodations options at The Royal Sands range from standard guest rooms to one- and two-bedroom suites. All rooms and suites have tile floors, wicker furnishings and balconies with ocean views. Standard amenities include flat-screen TVs, minifridges and coffee makers. Suites offer additional features like kitchens, separate living rooms with Murphy beds, DVD players and dining tables.
  • Free Wi-Fi provided throughout resort
  • Guest bedrooms in two-bedroom suites have separate entrances

Standard room size437 square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

The Royal Sands is an all-inclusive resort set along a white-sand beach in the heart of Cancun's Hotel Zone. Within the immediate area, guests will find an array of shops, restaurants and bars. To get to local attractions like the ruins at El Rey Zona Arqueológica and the Museo Maya de Cancún, which sit less than 4 miles away, travelers can hire a car through the property's on-site rental desk. Excursions to other area sites like Chichen Itza and Tulum can also be arranged through the concierge.
  • Approximately 12 miles northeast of Cancun International Airport
  • Airport transfers can be arranged for a fee
  • All-inclusive rates cover valet and self-parking
  • Free resort shuttle available to get to and from all Royal Resorts Cancun properties
  • 24-hour valet parking (free)
  • 24-hour self-parking (free)
  • Airport shuttle (with fee)
  • Car service (with fee)

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Restaurants
  • Movie theater
  • Train station
  • Beach
  • Theater
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Grocery store
  • Shopping


The resort's main restaurant, Hacienda Sisal, serves traditional Mexican fare for lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. And at the poolside Char Hut, diners can enjoy snacks and burgers. A grab-and-go market and pizzeria, two swim-up bars and a sports bar are available as well.
  • Caribbean and Italian seafood buffets offered select evenings at La Veranda
  • Room rates include all meals and drinks
  • Room service available 24 hours a day
  • Hacienda Sisal features live music on Tuesdays and Thursdays

Number of restaurants3

Cuisine TypesBuffet, Asian, Italian, American, Mexican

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • free breakfast


Three pools are available at The Royal Sands. The resort's main pool overlooks the ocean and features two swim-up bars. Alongside the main pool is an infinity-edge lap pool, and on the other side of the property, guests will find a free-form children's pool. A beach with complimentary water sports equipment like kayaks and sailboats is available as well.
  • Lounge chairs and umbrellas located on all pool decks and at the beach
  • Poolside dining available daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas
  • Pool bar


The Spa at The Royal Sands features multiple treatment rooms, plus a sauna, Jacuzzi, steam room and beauty salon. Available spa treatments include massages, facials, body wraps and nail services. Specialty services like prenatal massages, men's facials and fish spa experiences with garra rufa fish are offered as well.
  • In-room and beachside massages can be arranged for a fee
  • Spa packages available

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body Treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna


The Royal Sands offers a free kids club for children between 4 and 12. The kids club is open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and features activities like sandcastle building, treasure hunts, face painting and arts and crafts projects. And at the beach, older children can enjoy complimentary water sports equipment like kayaks and sailboats. Free loaner bicycles are also offered.
  • Babysitting services can be arranged for a fee
  • Beach volleyball and tennis courts located on-site
  • Kids pool available
  • Kids Club
  • Free Kids Club
  • Fee for Kids Club
  • Cribs
  • High Chairs


The Royal Sands offers a fitness center with free weights and cardio and weight-training machines. Additionally, the resort has tennis and beach volleyball courts, which are free to use. Complimentary bicycles, tennis rackets and kayaks are also available through the on-site sports desk.
  • Fitness classes like Zumba, Pilates, yoga and water aerobics covered by all-inclusive rates
  • Tennis lessons and clinics offered for a fee
  • On-site lap pool available
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)


Meeting rooms are not available at The Royal Sands, but business travelers can reserve the property's Hacienda Sisal for conferences and banquets. A guest computer and printer is also available in the property's on-site market.
  • Hacienda Sisal can accommodate up to 300 guests for events
  • Fees apply to use guest computer
  • Free Wi-Fi available throughout resort
  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available


Couples can tie the knot at the beach or in main restaurant. Wedding packages are offered, but couples can also arrange custom weddings through the resort's on-site wedding planners. Vow renewal ceremonies can be accommodated as well.
  • Hacienda Sisal can host up to 300 guests for ceremonies and receptions
  • No bridal spa services offered

Maximum wedding guest capacity300

  • Hotel hosts weddings
  • Outdoor space for weddings
  • Wedding planners available

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