The latest resort in the Royal Resorts collection An exceptional beachfront hideaway at the heart of the Riviera Maya
Offering elegance in a splendid natural setting, inspired by the grand old haciendas or estates of the Yucatán, The Royal Haciendas is an exceptional vacation hideaway. Nestled on the shores of a sheltered bay that is perfect for snorkeling and swimming, it is a five-minute drive from Playa del Carmen, at the heart of the Riviera Maya, and just 30 minutes from Cancun International Airport. Two Bedroom Villas with Full Kitchen
The beautifully appointed villas at The Royal Haciendas sleep up to six people. They have two bedrooms and two bathrooms with double sinks, a fully equipped kitchen, a living area with pull-down Murphy beds, a dining area and a private ocean-view terrace with a whirlpool tub for two, sun beds and seating for four.
Villa amenities include central air-conditioning, flat screen TVs, DVD players, wireless internet access, telephone, safety deposit box, iron and ironing board, hair dryer, fridge, cooker, dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker and toaster.
The villas at The Royal Haciendas can be divided into a suite sleeping up to four people and a junior suite for two people.
The resort has extensive pool areas and gardens, sports and activities, restaurants, bars, a dive center and a tour desk for sightseeing trips. Or you can relax in true Riviera Maya style with a massage at the Spa before slipping into a hammock and letting the warm sun and gentle breeze do the rest.
The full-service Spa offers a tempting collection of therapies designed to pamper body and soul. The latest facials and body scrubs harness the finest natural ingredients from land and sea, time-honored herbal lore and scientific research to restore skin and boost energy levels. A variety of massages are available and there is a beauty salon.
For the sports-inclined, The Royal Haciendas offers tennis courts, a state-of-the-art fitness center, snorkeling, kayaks and scuba diving trips. A walk through the gardens and along the beach is also a wonderful way to start the day.
Open daily, The Royal Haciendas Activity Center offers a fun program of games, sports, crafts and other pastimes for children and adults. The line up includes yoga, snorkeling, volleyball and Spanish and Latin dance classes for adults, beach soccer, ping pong, X-box and water polo for teenagers and beach games, sand castle building, a treasure hunt and face painting for children.
The Royal Haciendas is the perfect spot to start exploring the underwater kingdom of the world’s second longest reef, which runs south along the Riviera Maya coast. The on-site dive center offers diving and snorkeling trips to a variety of dive sites in the area and the island of Cozumel, lessons, certification, wall, wreck and cave dives.
The in-house travel agency helps guests plan an action-packed sightseeing schedule to ancient Mayan cities, nature reserves, family theme parks, catamaran cruises and much more.
Guests at The Royal Haciendas have their own Concierge to assist them during their stay.
Dining Los Murales – Cuisine and art go hand in hand for an unforgettable dining experience. Mouthwatering seafood, live music and magnificent wall mosaic murals. Reservations required.
La Palapa del Sol – This tropical thatched restaurant offers spectacular panoramic views of the beach and the Caribbean. The menu features seafood, steaks and Mexican and International dishes. There are theme buffets on different nights during the week.
Sol and Luna Grills – Casual poolside dining in two locations for lunch and popular Pool Bar happy hours. The menu selection includes ceviche, seafood tacos, hamburgers, wraps, sandwiches and salads.
Haciendas Express – Convenient food-to-go counter for casual villa dining and pizza ordering service.
La Rotonda – Popular lobby bar with large screen TV for sports, movies and music videos, entertainment, live music and karaoke. Daily happy hour.
There are four large pools at The Royal Haciendas, two of which are semi-Olympic lap pools and the other two are Infinity pools with pool bars. Whirlpools and hammocks provide an additional touch of luxury and there are separate pools for children.
One of the most beautiful beaches in the Riviera Maya, the bay at The Royal Haciendas is a magical spot for sunbathing, swimming or walking. Guests can don a snorkel mask and explore the coral reef or paddle a kayak through the calm waters.
Minimum check-in age is 25. Cash deposit is required at check-in.
El Camaleon Golf Club (2.3 mi), La Quinta (5th Ave) (2.5 mi), Xaman Ha Aviary (3.7 mi), Xcaret Eco Theme Park (7.3 mi)
May 20, 2013
Ed G, San Jose, California | Trip type: Couples
It was the first time for my wifw and I to stay at the Royal Haciendas after buying a week 4 years ago. We basically had a wonderful time when...
It was the first time for my wifw and I to stay at the Royal Haciendas after buying a week 4 years ago. We basically had a wonderful time when we stayed there last week with one glaring exception. Our room was entered without our knowledge on the Sunday after out Saturday arrival. The housekeeping staffs do not work on Sunday so we left our medications out in the kitchen area when we went to the beach. Later that night we noticed that our medication package had been opened and a container of needed medications were stolen. We reported the theft the next morning to 8 staff members, including the sales staff when we were discussing buying an additional week. There was no action taken, never any updates as to what was being done ( as it turned out, nothing), and the theft of our very important medication was ignored until we persisted for 4 days with 2 managers. We decided not to buy the additional week, and advised 2 families that were also interested in buying to think twice before paying out a considerable amount for a resort with such poor management and services. « less
“Very nice timeshare property!”
May 20, 2013
Susan Z, Cleveland, Ohio | Trip type: Couples
My husband & I are Royal Resorts owners at the Royal Caribbean Resort in Cancun, which is also very nice. We just love the town of Playa del Carmen, so...
My husband & I are Royal Resorts owners at the Royal Caribbean Resort in Cancun, which is also very nice. We just love the town of Playa del Carmen, so we periodically trade for the Royal Hacienda in Playa del Carmen. The rooms are very nice, the pool and beach areas are beautiful, and service is good. The food options at the resort are okay, but not outstanding, so we tend to venture into Playa del Carmen most evenings for dinner. Non-members must take the all-inclusive option, & there are decent dining options within the complex as well for those folks. « less
“PERFECT, PEACEFUL, & COMFORTABLE!”
May 19, 2013
MissD819, The Valley, Southern California | Trip type: Friends getaway
I stayed here for a week in May with a friend in my condo- our location was right on the beach, jacuzzi tub on the patio with access to the...
I stayed here for a week in May with a friend in my condo- our location was right on the beach, jacuzzi tub on the patio with access to the sand, 2 bedroom, 2 bath with full kitchen and guest kitchenette- probably the best location on the property! The service here is great, friendly staff who make you feel like you are part of a family! The food here is also very good but be sure to check out other spots in Playa Del Carmen as there are plenty of places to eat at!
One nice thing about our stay is the accommodations they gave us as we waited for our flight. We left on a Saturday and unfortunately could not request a late checkout so we had to be our of the condo by 11am. The hotel offers "guest quarters" where they allow you to still hang out on the property, you have access to showers, changing rooms, lockers, etc. so you can hang out if you have a late flight like we did (6:pm flight). The airport is about 30 min away. I will definitely be back here next year! « less
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Management response from Cristóbal Galindo, Community Manager
Thank you for taking time to post about our resort.
We appreciate your kind words which inspire us to continue striving to obtain the highest levels of satisfactions in our visitors and guests on every stay. We are glad to read you enjoyed the amenities provided while you waited for your flight. We take proud in our service-oriented staff and it's rewarding to learn they have been helpful and provide you the assistance you needed.
We're looking forward to welcome you again during your next visit to Mexican Caribbean.
“HOME SWEET HOME”
May 17, 2013
bjt878, Playa del Carmen, Mexico | Trip type: Solo travel
Never Had Bad vacation at the Royals any of them its like visiting your family you haven't seen in a year they love see you again food an fun an...
Never Had Bad vacation at the Royals any of them its like visiting your family you haven't seen in a year they love see you again food an fun an old friends the beach is white beautiful an the Ocean is blue is sky an warm weather all time what else can man ask for plenty of sites see an things do an activities both on an in water an off the resort an surrounding area be sure if you like scuba diving go to SUBA 10 ask for GERARDO RODRIGUEZ or his wife IRENE their the owners an are really beautiful people great dives in PLAYA DEL CARMEN located on 10 TH AVE an tell them Big John sent you their just down street from Coco Bongo another place to visit its cool you'll like it an 5th ave you'll shop till drop lots fine foods an entertainment any thing you want an a massage that will put you to sleep 2 hours $50 dollars usd their but also the resort has spa thats fantastic with massage an the works to pamper you to no end so what you waiting for come on down the waters fine an the best vacation I every had « less
“Another day in Paradise”
May 17, 2013
Lisa B | Trip type: Couples
We just love the Haciendas, peaceful, beautiful, friendly. That is why we look forward to coming here from Atlanta each vacation. The staff is awesome, and look forward to serving...
We just love the Haciendas, peaceful, beautiful, friendly. That is why we look forward to coming here from Atlanta each vacation. The staff is awesome, and look forward to serving you, the grounds are spotless and the rooms so comfortable and clean. This is our home away from home. And the spa is top notch. Thomas Moore very accommodating where you want to plan to go or just stay and chill by the pool or ocean:) « less
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All Rooms Have Exterior Hallways
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Windows Do Open
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Dist. to Nearest Gym:
9AM - 10:30PM
Policies / Expenses
Cancellation: We must receive cancellation of any booking via email at least 24 hours prior to arrival to avoid a charge of a fee equal to one night's room and tax. No-shows, late arrivals, and early departures, will also be billed a fee equal to one night's room ren
Typical Group Deposit:
Total Misc Fees:
$0.00 USD (mandatory resort fees/taxes)
GST: Goods and Services Tax:
11.00 GST %
Food and Beverage Tax:
2.00 Per Day ((suggested tip))
1.00 Per Item ((suggested tip))
8.00 Per Day (or $38 per week)
Room Types - The Royal Haciendas
1 Bedroom Deluxe Suite Ocean View
One King Bed or
One Bed or
One Murphy Bed
This room features views of the ocean or sea from the comfort of a balcony. Slip into the pillowtop bed with premium bedding for a good night's rest. The private bathroom has a shower/tub combination, as well as a hair dryer, a makeup/shaving mirror, and a double sink. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and premium TV channels with ESPN are offered for your entertainment. You can request an in-room massage. The in-room kitchen includes a full-sized refrigerator/freezer, a stovetop, and a microwave. A ceiling fan, a laptop-compatible safe, and a desk are among the conveniences offered. This room is Non-Smoking.
Deluxe Junior Suite Ocean View with kitchenette
Two Full Beds
This room features views of the ocean or sea from the comfort of a balcony. Slip into the pillowtop bed with premium bedding for a good night's rest. The private bathroom has a shower/tub combination, as well as a hair dryer, a makeup/shaving mirror, and a double sink. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and premium TV channels with ESPN are offered for your entertainment. You can request an in-room massage. This room is outfitted with a kitchenette. A ceiling fan, a laptop-compatible safe, and a desk are among the conveniences offered. This room is Non-Smoking.
2 Bedroom Deluxe Master Suite Ocean View
One King Bed or
One Bed or
Two Full Beds or
One Murphy Bed
This room features views of the ocean or sea from the comfort of a balcony. Slip into the pillowtop bed with premium bedding for a good night's rest. The private bathroom has a shower/tub combination, as well as a hair dryer, a makeup/shaving mirror, and a double sink. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and premium TV channels with ESPN are offered for your entertainment. You can request an in-room massage. The in-room kitchen includes a full-sized refrigerator/freezer, a microwave, and a dishwasher. A ceiling fan, a laptop-compatible safe, and a desk are among the conveniences offered. This room is Non-Smoking.
Amenities - The Royal Haciendas
Baby facilities in room
Baggage storage facilities
Credit card accepted: Mastercard/Visa
Electronic key card
Facilities for the disabled
Fitness and health center
Free local calls
Internet - wireless
Internet is Complimentary
Microwave in room
24 hours opened
Private bathroom in room
Radio in room
Safe in rooms
Self controlled heating/cooling system
Swimming pool - outdoor
Tea and coffee making facilities
Telephone in all rooms
Telephone - Free local calls
TV - Free Cable
TV - Free HBO
Travellers cheques accepted
Sorry, pets are not allowed.
Airport & Shuttle Information - The Royal Haciendas
The preferred airport for The Royal Haciendas is Cancun International Airport (CUN-Cancun Intl.) - 46.1 km / 28.7 mi. The airport is 30 minutes from the resort.
Airport Transfers to the Royal Resorts are offered by Thomas More Travel.
Arrival Shared Service is provided for flights arriving from 7AM to 9:45PM. For Round Trip Shared Transfer Reservation, the first pick up time available from the resort is at 6:30AM and the last is at 7:30PM.
Round Trip Shared Transfer is $20 per person (price subject to change).
Airport Shuttle? Yes! There is an airport shuttle.
Local Shuttle Info: A free shuttle service is available to Playa del Carmen and famous "La Quinta" (5th Ave) during the day for shopping. Reservations required.
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