The Royal Mayan
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... We had our last supper together at the impeccable Buccanos Bar & Grill. They put on an exquisite display of gourmet seafood dishes with very attentive service and ambient lighting, right on the water's edge. The next morning, I said farewell and thank you for an unforgettable trip then mellowed out with a last swim and yoga practice before heading to Tulum.
With only two nights in Tulum I packed in two mind-blowing cenote (an inland underwater cavern) dives - once ...
... connect the various cenotes making it possible for cave divers to travel long distances, perhaps even as far as the sea. This cenote was sacred to the local population and was a site for offerings to the gods as well as a source of water.
We proceeded around all the other ruins in the complex, seeing the remains of many grand buildings in varying states of disrepair and realising just how big the town was, as there seemed to be more around every corner. ...
... people want you to believe is the country of Mexico. I walk with Arturo to his cab and see him off for his day.
I returned to the apt for a shower and to get ready for my day of exploration. Only one problem, the apt has run out of water and Arturo had to make a phone call to let some one know we need more. Don't usually see this happen in the U.S. and when it did begin to work again, I had another problem.... How to get hot water?!?!? I tried a lot ...
... shared between about 6 houses I think. This garden is amazing. Decorated with hammocks, chair swings, a steel Mariachi man, stepping stones, colourful plates and plants. There is a great social area and atmosphere outside with a bbq/grill, a long wooden table and chairs, a comfy sofa, and another smaller table with chairs. Ideal for socialising! Omar is the incredibly friendly owner of the complex, which makes a change from the landlord crooks in England, and ...
... fed the fish as we snorkelled around in awe. Since la policia were nowhere to be seen, we were allowed to take our life vests off, diving down into the swarms of tropical fish. We were then taken to the Cancun Underwater Museum that was created by English sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor, which contains statues of people, crowns, and even a car. In total, our tour lasted a little over 3.5 hours, and included a delicious fresh fish buffet lunch where we had our fist Mexican ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
Historical Traveler Reviews The Royal Mayan Cancun
I really liked the Mayan. It has a great staff and the people are efficient and courteous. The Latin dance lessons and swimming lessons need work though. Felt it wasn't going fast enough for people who are staying for only 1 week. The WalMart down the road has exceptional prices and it's nothing to go in and buy a bunch of food and cook it for the week. The maid service was more than great. Our maid Yolanda, even placed all of our dishes in the washer and after they were cleaned put them up in the cabinets!!! FANTASTIC!!!! We had the entire suite which sleeps 6 and next time we will bring people along with us. Very courteous and down to business. Some of the staff doesn't speak English as well as they have in years past but it's nothing that a little pantomime won't fix. Very very nice resort. If you go, you won't be disappointed, unless you're going for the tennis courts. Which has a weird artificial turf on there plus a lot of sand. I'm seeing this more and more in Mexico and the Carribean. Irritating to play on and not safe if you're chasing down a ball. My suggestion? Go with a concrete playing surface.
It had been three years since our previous trip to the rm. the rm had been the source of our families' daydreams and excited anticipation for our trip this july 12 - 23. our arrangements had been made and paid for months in advance and our family of 6 were happy to finally get back there.
Catamaran and snorkel day trip
My family stayed at a great timeshare exchange, the Royal Mayan late in May and through them, took a 1/2 day catamaran trip with guided snorkeling. Just wanted to suggest you get a lot of value -- drinks and all! Do it!
Best vacation ever
We arrived in Cancun in mid april 2004, found our ride to the Royal Mayan Resort what a beautiful place.Cocanut palms imacculet grounds a friendley staff willing to help in any activity you plan. It is linked with other Royal Resorts in the imediate area to give you many choices in activities for young & seniors & most of all no pressure in buying a time share. the place sells itself even though we did not buy, we were a guest of an owner & may decide to invest.
Loved the Royal Mayan Resort
This was our first trip to Cancun and stay at the Royal Mayan Resort. It was a wonderful vacation and we agree with the five-star rating of the Royal Mayan. The facilities and grounds were immaculate and the location was perfect for us! The staff was very helpful in meeting our needs and I could return there year after year! It was truly home away from home.
A family of 7 spent a week over New Years at the Royal Mayan. The staff was very helpful, especially our concierge, Jose. He arranged some great tours at some great prices. As they rent Saturday to Saturday and we were staying Monday to Monday, we did have to change rooms, but it was painless taking less than an hour to move 7 people, their luggage and a fridge full of food. The rooms were big enough for the 7 of us and the view and beach beautiful. There are all kinds of planned activites, most of them free. You can use your room card to charge meals at Captains Cove and La Distileria (sp?). We'd stay there again in a heartbeat.
Have stayed there since it was built in 1986 to this day, preferring it to the other 4 Royal Resorts. This place has charm, a familial atmosphere among guests and staff, many of the latter having been working there since the beginning. The service and maintenance of the property, not to mention the periodic upgrading and replacement of furniture and appliances, makes this place seem as if it were built a year ago.
Love love love the Mayan
This will be my 6th year at the Royal Mayan. It is so wonderful. This year we have a big group going which will be a blast. From the check in to the check out everything is perfect. The food is great, the service is great, the room is wonderful. The only bad thing about it is sometimes you have to leave. :(
Royal mayan is like home
We have gone to Cancun for 19 years and love our time-share at the Royal Mayan, which you can also rent...2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and full kitchen, eating area and living room. Our favorite restaurants are La Habichuela, the seafood buffet at the Marriott, the George Savios restaurants.....Savios, La Fisheria and La Dolce Vita. Also we enjoy Iguana Wana. The people are friendly in Cancun and we have only good things to say. We ride the bus where ever we go for about 60 cents and they go all over and often. The beaches are the best we have ever found.
I have been returning to the Royal Mayan each spring since 1995. The Royal Mayan is the second oldest of the Royal Resorts. The oldest being Club Internacional de Cancún. You can enjoy the restaurants and services of all five Royal Resorts in the area. The Royal Mayan only has approximately 200 rooms/villas, so it is considerably smaller than many Cancún properties. This allows for a much more intimate and relaxing setting. I know where to find excitement when I want it. I prefer that it not be where I'm staying! As a timeshare/interval owner, I can tell you that the Royal Resorts are very strict about behavior in public areas. Any foolishness is immediately and discretely handled. The open-air poolside restaurant, La Palapa, offers a delicious and extensive breakfast buffet daily, including made-to-order omelettes, pancakes, waffles, etc., and switches to their regular menu by noon. The black bean soup is to die for! There is also an adjoining open air bar and small swim-up bar where you can enjoy appetizers with your beverages. Of course you can always lie in one of the chaise lounges on the beach and have the drinks brought to you!The other restaurant located on-site is El Conquistador. An elegant up-scale dining experience with an array of ever changing specials. An added bonus to this restaurant is the live music. There is a wonderful guitarist named Jorge Durán, who plays in the eveving. You can also buy his CD's if you are so inclined. The staff at the Royal Mayan are incredibly friendly and courteous. I look forward to this May to visit my home away from home!