The Royal Islander
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Wnes i ddihunon rili cynnar heddi ar ol cysgu cymaint ddoe. Odd dim son am neb yn cyffo felly benderfynais gan fy mod yn gallu mynd i mewn ir timeshare yn cancun yn gynnar a bod lle moethus yn fy aros gadael Playa del Carmen yn gynnar. O ni wedi pacio a dal tacsi ir gorsaf bws erbyn hanner awr wedi saith ac yn y bws ar y ffordd i cancun erbyn wyth …
Day 1 - We arrived to Cancun with very little hitch. We were the 1st one to be dropped off so we were in the resort lobby by noon. A tiny hitch.. The owner of our unit arrives tomorrow, so we will have to switch rooms, but they promised us a better view to compensate for our trouble, so I am all for compensation. We checked in to our room, and …
Honduran law requires that we, being foreigners. leave the country for 72 hours every 90 days to a country that is not part of the Central American Union. I've been here for 6 months now and our first 90 day anniversary documentation was taken care of by a simple bribe to Honduran officials. This time we've opted to leave the country and go to …
... about learning to laugh at life's little ****-tests, which the universe constantly throws at you. Traveling in a sheltered tour-group with everything decided for you is like tasting the culinary brilliance of a Michelin Star Chef with a peg on your nose. Immersing yourself in the real world is what provides concrete growth and genuine enjoyment. Get adventurous and live like you only have one life. -- This is as much for me to reflect on as it is for your enjoyment by the way :) ...
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If you get there on a Friday and are not members, it is pretty much guaranteed that you will have to switch rooms on Saturday morning. Kind of a pain because we had to unpack most things to find the stuff we need for the day and repack everything before we went to bed. The 2 times we needed to talk to reception, we had to wait for at least 20 minutes, but the place is not short of bell boys who can help with directions or recommendations on how to get to places, but once you need something more (like your room cards dont work) you will need the receptionist. Would I return? Probably not. With all hotels in cancun competing for tourist's business, Islander is not that special that I think I would try another resort. The saving grace for us was that the room they put us after we had to move had a niice ocean views.
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The Royal Islander is a very clean, modern resort which has a great view of the beach. I have stayed there twice, once in 2002, and again in 2004, both during the summer. The grounds were very nice, and the pools were even nicer. The staff was very friendly and helpful. There are two restaurants on property, they are both located in the courtyard next to the pools. One is a casual dining and the other is more fancy. You can also order pizza from your room and there is a grocery store on property. The food is excellent and so is the service in both places. The bar is located by the pool and is excellent. There are also an abundance of activities for adults and kids if you are into that kind of thing. The only thing I would like to see the Royal Islander do is offer the option for an all inclusive package like a lot of the other resorts in Cancun do.
My husband and I stayed their through an exchange with Interval International. What a great exchange! The Royal Islander is very well maintained and the service was great. Our villa was on the beach, well furnished, spacious and immaculate. The porch furniture was also in great condition. The kitchens are fully equiped for all of your cooking needs and the convienent store is more than adequate for light cooking. We purchased everything for breakfast and ate that meal in each morning. The prices at the convienent store and restaurants were also very reasonable. DO not spend you vacation running around to a bigger market to save a few dollars, their prices in the store really are about the same as we pay for stuff in the states. Everyone was very helpful and we did go to each of the Royal Resorts during our stay. The water is rough on the beach and there are a lot of rocks so you must be careful swimming, but the palapas were great and the pool clean and crisp. Enjoy your stay!
The ideal destination resort
My wife and I fell in love with the Royal Islander the first time we visited. We now own three villas and have visited at least once a year for the past six years. Great place for families, something for everyone. Immaculate facilities, superior staff, fantastic restaurants (one can enjoy the facilities including restaurants at all five Royal resorts in Cancun when you own or stay at one), beautiful views, lots of free extras you would pay lots for at other places (like free snorkel equipment and lessons, free bikes, etc.), activities for kids, etc. The best thing about the Royal Islander is that the staff cares so much about their guests. We've never seen anything like it anywhere else. You have to experience it for yourself.
Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful
My husband and I just returned from a week at the Royal Islander (07/03/04 - 07/10/04). Although we have been all over the Caribbean, this was our first trip to Cancun, which included 2 other couples and no children, and one of the couples has a time-share here, for which they have purchased several weeks. The Royal Islander is truly a 5-star establishment. It is extremely well cared for, and the staff is top-notch. The food was also superb. I would HIGHLY recommend the Royal Islander to anyone who likes to be pampered during their vacation. I would also recommend the Lobster/Steak cruise offered through Captain's Cove, directly across the street. It was EXTREMELY romantic, and we all had a terrific time. We will definitely be returning to Cancun, the sooner the better!!!
Treated like royalty at the Royal Islander
Vacationed at the Royal Islander 5-22/5-29-04. It was fabulous! The facilities were immaculate. The villa was spacious and had a great view of the beach and pool, it was beautiful! You could hear the ocean from our room, it was awesome! The staff was friendly and helpful, even the maid was always smiling. She did a great job too. The restaurants had really good food at good prices. The resort offers a free shuttle to their other 4 resorts and 2 restaurants which really came in handy. We loved our stay there so much we were ready to move in. I would highly reccomend a stay at the Royal Islander.
The Excellent Islander
The Royal Islander is an excellent place. Unsurpassed hospitality.
Exceptional service. Beautiful site away from all the hubhub. Lots of congenial people around, but plenty of privacy. Wonderful beach and 1st rate restaurants. Our favorite place to vacation. More than lives up to its 5 Star rating.
A fellow single girlfriend and myself went to Cancun and stayed at the Royal Islander October, 4th, 2003 - October, 12, 2003. I do have to say that every employee we encountered could not be gracious enough. You are treated VERY WELL at this resort. Not a beat goes by without being greeted properly and nicely even if you come in at 4 AM.The resort itself was nice. We had a large suite that was basically like an apartment perfect for singles. it was that BIG. It even had it's own entrances entiled A and B right next to each other. the living room and kitchen are in the middle and the bedrooms are on either sides are that. Since we were single, and we happened to go in October, I wouldnt say this was condusive to our marital status, however it was friendly enough. There are 3 Islander resorts interconnected to each other so you can pool or restraunt hop. And I must say, the grounds are very nice.There is a trolly that will take you DOWN the hill that you can catch right at the edge of the Royal Islander and it comes every 10 minutes or so. Because it was so hot, even in October, it is worth it.
Great winter time destination at the Royal Resorts
We visited Cancun between 12/23/02 and 12/29/02/. Our stay at the Royal Islander which is one of five Royal Resorts in Cancun was wonderful. Our stay here allowed us access to all the other Royal hotels and their facilities. Cancun has something for everyone. Some of the tours are pricey, but once you become familiar with the area you can rent a small car for the day and take off to Chichen Itza or other popular tourist sites for about 35 dollars U.S. The Excaret evening show is a must. It is very easy to get around the city using the bus. Taxis are too expensive, but their prices are negotiable just as everything is down there. Cancun is an amazing place even if you do not leave the hotel zone, but I reccommend seing the city and surrounding areas.
My entire family has been going to Cancun every year for the last 15 years. We purchased this timeshare to add another week to the one we already had. This resort, as with any of the Royal resorts, is excellent. The staff is very helpfull and will go out of their way to do everything to make your stay enjoyable. We had one trip were we had to take my daughter to the doctor. The doctor is at the complex and took care of her problem right away. It was really nice to have this available at the complex instead of trying to find a doctor in the phone book. We enjoy the friendly people and have made many friends over the years. The complex itself is probably one of the best taken care of in Cancun. The security at the complex is also great. We never had any reservation about letting are childred, (when they were younger), go about the complex by themselves. We consider the Islander and also the Royal Carribean our second home.