This resort features classic Mexican arches, columns, and terraces that were inspired by the grand old haciendas, or estates of the Yucatan that prospered during the late 19th century and the early 20th century. The vibrant color schemes used in the villas are rich in terracotta, beige, Indian gold, and sepia with accents of Spanish tile, wood, natural stone and hand-painted wall motifs. All the villas have beautiful ocean views and a few have beachfront locations. All villas at The Royal Haciendas have two spacious bedrooms with TVs, two full bathrooms, a relaxing living space with two Murphy beds, a large flat screen TV, DVD player, and wireless Internet access. There is a fully equipped kitchen with granite counter tops and bar stools for additional seating. A Jacuzzi with a view is located on each terrace. A unique feature of the Lockoff is a kitchenette with mini refrigerator, microwave, sink, toaster, coffee pot, with a service for two. On-site amenities include inviting pools, a swim-up bar, two large Jacuzzis, and a beachfront restaurant with a sweeping view of the white sand beach with lots of beach chair accommodations. There are also tennis courts, an exercise gym, children’s area, an activity center, a special covered area with swaying hammocks, convenience store (with internet café), travel agency, and car rental. Scheduled additions to the resort include specialty restaurants, boutiques, and a world-class spa.


Located along a stretch of the most spectacular white sand beach in all of Mexico. The resort is situated among a trio of luxury resorts, all operated by the premier timeshare company in Cancun, The Royal Resorts. Next door sits The Royal Caribbean and next to that, the Royal Mayan. Each of these resorts is connected by walkways, and transportation is provided by free shuttle buses. The effect is like you are staying at one mega resort with access to the features and amenities of any while you are staying at one.

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The Royal Sands, opened its doors on February 5th, 2000 to rave reviews. It is located on the lot that formally was the site of Fonatur’s Casa de Visitas (Guest House) popularly known as the Casa Maya (Mayan House). Over the years, many Presidents and other foreign dignitaries stayed at Casa Maya. The lobby at The Royal Sands is decorated with some of the original furnishings of the guest house. The resort is located on a spectacular beach very close to Kukulcán Plaza. The unique design of The Royal Sand’s villa allows you to choose to occupy the whole villa for up to 6 people, the one bedroom suite consisting of the master bedroom and bath and the living area for up to four people, or the second bedroom for two. The separate entrances and double locking doors assure privacy for all occupants of the villa.


Imagine a sleepy Mexican village nestled on the soft, sugar-white shores of a sparkling turquoise sea. Look a little closer and discover a five star resort in the Caribbean. Amidst palms and bougainvillea flow two freeform swimming pools with bridges, palm covered islands, and a swim-up pool bar. The resort is located on the bay side of the Hotel Zone and looks out over Isla Mujeres. The surf is very gentle, making it an ideal choice for families with small children. The La Palapa restaurant is a long-time favorite with Royal Resorts members and guests who enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner in a spectacular setting between the pool and the beach. The menu features tropical soups, salads and Mexican and American favorites. Located in the main building of Club Internacional, and with a beautiful view out over the gardens, El Castillo restaurant is used for special events.