Have been coming to this resort every year since it opened. The room was very clean, as usual, and the beach is one of the most beautiful . . . all white sand,with water every color of turquoise. This year the water was great for boogie boarding or getting beyond where the waves are breaking and swimming or just bobbing in the waves. (not a snorkeling beach) The food and drinks are were good. No issues, but not outstanding. Lunch at the Char Hut is a great place to eat with a wonderful view. We opted for the All Inclusive this year just to compare the experiences. We usually do all Inclusive when we travel to the Riviera Maya other times of the year. The food choices are the same, you just pay the surcharge for some higher end items. Not a big deal. The biggest item I didn't like as an All Inclusive person, is the presenting of your room card and the signing for everything. I understand the signing (charged to your room)as a normal member . . . .but not when I have the all Inclusive plan. They need to find a way to eliminate this. It is annoying and strike against them when comparing to other all Inclusives. There definately are differences in treatment when you are just a Owner/member or if you have an all inclusive band on. I experienced it first hand. . . some are good and some are not so good. Some staff and some other members treat you differently when you have the band on, not necessarily positive. We were sitting with a another owner and order the same diet coke, the member/owner got a tall glass with ice and the bottle, we got a small plastic cup with soda. When we asked if we could have the same, we were told no. We could have as many small plastic cups as we would like, but that was it. Two days later when I wasn't wearing the band, they gave me the tall glass and bottle. Silly little things like that along with others, all not major, but no need for the difference. I understand current members concerns also, this is not what they bought into. The Royals are unfortunately now not pleasing either group to the fullest. Entertainment in the evening is lacking for the All Inclusive group. But love hanging out in the Sidelines bar and playing cards and enjoying the popcorn. We liked the All Inclusive part, and used it. But if you don't like to eat and drink (and want to cook), just stick with the condo and visit the onsite store. All and all we had a great time and it feels like home. . . . will be back next year. It's a great place for families with little ones.
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- The Royal Sands Resort & Spa All Inclusive, one of the best All-Inclusive resorts in the area, sits at the center of Cancun's spectacular Caribbean shoreline with breathtaking views of white sand and turquoise waters. With a privileged location, five-star luxury, a world-class Spa, tempting dining choices and activities for all ages, The Royal Sands has everything you need for your next Caribbean vacation. Enjoy fine dining, activities and amenities offered by the REFINE All-Inclusive package. ... more less
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