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Building a home for Maclovio, 2nd Royal Resorts Foundation Race reaches target

The 2nd Royal Resorts Foundation Race took place on February 19 in Cancun with the participation of 493 competitors of all ages, 84 volunteers and local sponsors. Thanks to the efforts of all involved, a total of $214,000 pesos was raised, almost triple the amount raised in 2016, in support of this year’s cause: rebuilding the derelict home of 74-year-old Maclovio Tun and his family.

2nd Royal Resorts Foundation Race photo gallery

Race Day

The morning dawned fine on February 19 as 493 runners and walkers of all ages lined up on the starting blocks outside Captain’s Cove Restaurant in Cancun for the 2nd Royal Resorts Foundation Race. This year, the field of competitors included 161 Royal Resorts employees, 17 Royal Resorts members and local runners who joined in to support the cause. They ran three, five or 10 kilometers along a route through the Cancun Hotel Zone to El Mirador (Playa Delfines) and Punta Nizuc or did a 3-kilometer walk, a new feature this year. A Kids Fun Run was another new event for 2017 and 54 children competed in the 500-meter and 1-kilometer categories.

It was a fun morning enjoyed by all and the community spirit and family atmosphere were fantastic. Employees brought their families to take part in the race or to cheer them on. Several Royal Resorts members who competed said that what they enjoyed the most was spending time with Royal Resorts employees and their families while doing something to support a community cause and that they would definitely be back next year.

Before the break of dawn there was a pre-race warm up led by members of the Royal Resorts Social Activities team. Volunteers were on hand to give race instructions and distribute water along the route. Spa staff helped with post-race stretching and massages for tired competitors and a team of restaurant employees served food and drinks.

Royal Channel, the Royal Resorts in-house TV station, was on hand to film and take pictures of the race and the awards ceremony. The first, second and third place winners in the 3,5 and 10 kilometer races, the walk and the Kids Fun Run received medals.

Watch the highlights from the 2nd Royal Resorts Foundation Race video

Helping Maclovio and his family

This year, the Royal Resorts Foundation teamed up with Pro Niños Excepcionales A.C., a Cancun NGO that supports children with physical, neurological and mental challenges to help a man who has given his life to caring for sick children. Maclovio Tun looks after child riders and horses at the Pro Niños Excepcionales Equine Therapy Center. He is all too familiar with the challenges that such children face as his own son Reyes has cerebral palsy and his wife is confined to a wheelchair.

They live in a house that is unsafe and lacks clean water, sanitation, access ramps and other aids that Reyes and Carmen so desperately need. With the proceeds from the 2nd Royal Resorts Foundation Race, the Royal Resorts Foundation and Pro Niños Excepcionales A.C. will be able to improve the quality of life for Maclovio and his family by creating a safe, healthy and comfortable home for them.

The architectural plans have been drawn up and call for a complete transformation of their house, from top to bottom. New features will include a kitchen with proper storage and food preparation facilities, a bedroom and bathroom. Ramps and other mobility aids will be installed to improve access for Carmen and Reyes. Rebuilding will soon begin and you can check this blog for more updates from the Royal Resorts Foundation as work progresses.

See you in 2018 for the 3rd Royal Resorts Foundation Race

The Royal Resorts Foundation thanks everyone who supported the 2nd Royal Resorts Foundation Race this year, the competitors, volunteers, sponsors and donors. We hope to see you in week 7, 2018 for the Third Royal Resorts Foundation Race when you can join Royal Resorts employees, members and Cancun athletes to support another worthy local cause. Help us spread the word.

About the Royal Resorts Foundation

The Royal Resorts Foundation is always looking for ways to help those in need, support community causes and protect the environment. Its causes include:

• Conservation of the Mayan jungle, rare wildlife and the area’s underground rivers
• Children’s education
• Cancer screening and treatment for women on a low income
• Physiotherapy for mobility challenged children
• Emergency relief for employees in times of serious illness
• Help for the aged

Visit the Royal Resorts Foundation website at www.royalresortsfoundation.org for more news, events, photos and videos and to find out how you can help. Follow the Royal Resorts Foundation on Facebook 

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Celebrating 40 years with Royal Resorts

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Another familiar face for many Royal Resorts members and who celebrated his 30th year with Royal Resorts on December 23, 2016 is Ricardo Rodriguez, Thomas More Travel Operations Manager. Ricardo’s first job was manning the tour desk at The Royal Cancun in 1986. Congratulations also go out to Ricardo and to all the members of staff who are celebrating important work anniversaries with Royal Resorts.

Every three months, employees who are celebrating 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 or more years with Royal Resorts enjoy an anniversary breakfast with department heads and Management representatives. This breakfast is one of the events organized during the year by the Human Development department.

What are your 40 Year Memories?

During the year, we will be publishing stories and photos commemorating 40 Years of Royal Resorts on our blog, in this newsletter and on our Facebook page. If you would like to drop us a line and send us photos and stories about your treasured vacation memories with family and friends, staff you remember at your favorite resort, we would love to hear from you. You can send photos and vacation stories to memories@royalresorts.com

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Our newest seafood spot, Sand Dollar

Sand Dollar, the new cevichería on the open-air terrace outside Sidelines Bar at The Royal Sands is a popular spot for lunch or an early evening meal.
Try chef Juan Manuel’s Fuentes five different ceviche recipes, order a classic shrimp cocktail or munch on seafood tostadas and tacos, they are all delicious. Sand Dollar is open from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m., sushi is also available from 5 p.m.

Sunsets and seafood at Captain’s Cove

Waterfront dining at its best, Captain’s Cove is a Cancun classic. Enjoy the finest locally sourced seafood, spectacular sunsets and great cocktails. Choose lobster, shrimp and fish cooked to order, try a hearty traditional seafood broth, carpaccio or octopus pizza. And for meat lovers there’s Prime Rib Night every Wednesday and Saturday.

Cuisine, music and art at Los Murales

Lobster, fish, shrimp and clams are paired with fresh herbs, exotic spices, lime and a dash of chili to create a perfect blend of flavors for an exceptional dining experience. Live guitar music, art and an elegant setting await diners at Los Murales, The Royal Haciendas’ signature restaurant in the Riviera Maya.

Lobster night at The Royal Cancun

Monday night is Lobster night at La Palapa, The Royal Cancun’s beachfront restaurant. Dine under the stars on the shores of the bay.

Use the Royal Dining App to book your table or ask your Concierge to help you with restaurant reservations.

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Sports, music and more at the Royal Resorts Bars

Keep track of major sporting events during your stay and sing with the stars at the Royal Resorts bars this March.

March Madness at the Sports Bars

If you are going to be in town during March, don’t miss out on the College Basketball playoffs. All the action will be broadcast live at the Royal Resorts Bars: Sidelines at The Royal Sands, La Cabaña at The Royal Caribbean, the Sports Bar at The Royal Cancun and La Rotonda at The Royal Haciendas.

Karaoke Night

Don’t miss Karaoke Night. Join us for a trip down memory lane and sing along to your favorite songs. Here is the line up:

  • Sunday and Thursday, La Cabaña at The Royal Caribbean, 7 p.m. to midnight
  • Tuesday and Wednesday, Sidelines Sports Bar at The Royal Sands, 8 p.m. to midnight
  • Monday, Wednesday and Friday, Pancho & Willy’s Bar at Captain’s Cove, from 9 p.m.
  • Wednesday at The Royal Cancun
  • Monday and Wednesday, La Rotonda at The Royal Haciendas

Schedule is subject to change without prior notice

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Kids Stuff

Do you have children or grandchildren aged four to 12 years old? Take them to the Royal Resorts Kids Club for non-stop daily fun, beach and pool games, arts and crafts, nature walks and much more. They’ll soon make new friends and they won’t want to leave!

The new Kids Club at The Royal Caribbean is now open, also serving The Royal Islander. The other Kids Clubs are at The Royal Cancun, The Royal Sands and The Royal Haciendas.

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Basketball at Royal Resorts

You can now play basketball during your Royal Resorts vacation. There is a court at The Royal Sands and a multiuse court at The Royal Haciendas and half courts at The Royal Cancun and The Royal Islander. Make court bookings and sign out basketballs at the Sports Desk.

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Have you seen this bird?

One of the most beautiful birds found in the Yucatan jungle is the black headed trogon (Trogon melanocephalus), a shy species with a bright yellow breast, a thin band of white separating the yellow from its black throat plumage, a light blue ring round the eye and a distinctive black and white barred tail.

Trogons are usually elusive but this season large numbers of them have been spotted in Cancún and other urban areas. Local conservationists have yet to discover the reasons for this, citing possible factors such as the birds searching for food, deforestation and drought. If you happen to come across one of these birds at your resort, please let staff know so that they can report the sighting to Amigos de Sian Ka’an.

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Booking your airport transfer with Thomas More Travel

As part of your vacation planning go ahead and book your shared or private airport transfer to Royal Resorts and The Royal Haciendas with Thomas More Travel. Shared and Private transfer services are available and all you have to do is choose the one that suits your travel needs and book online. It is easy, convenient and hassle-free.

A Thomas More Travel representative will be waiting to greet you outside the Arrivals area and you’ll be on your way to your resort in no time.

 

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Celebrating 17 Years at The Royal Sands

Opened in 2000, The Royal Sands, the largest resort in the Royal Resorts Collection, is celebrating its 17th anniversary this season. A glorious beach setting at the heart of the Cancún Hotel Zone, 340 spacious ocean-view villas and an array of services ranging from a full-service spa and gym to a marina, activity center and kids club, restaurants and a sports bar make it a family favorite.

The Royal Sands began the season with a restaurant opening, Sand Dollar is the new cevichería on the open-air terrace at Sidelines Bar serving seafood cocktails, tostadas, tacos and a selection of Latin America’s favorite fish dish, ceviche.

The Royal Sands villa renovation project is proceeding and 80 more units are set for completion this year.

All villas have new terrace furniture, including a larger oval-shaped table, chairs and loungers.

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Check Royal Resorts guest notice boards for details of February 14 promotions and special menus or call the Restaurant Reservations Center, ext. 165.

Romantic dinner on the beach

Love may be in the air this February, but you can organize a romantic dinner on the beach any time of the year at Royal Resorts. This is truly an unforgettable evening for any special occasion, be it a birthday, anniversary, engagement, or just because.

Let the moonlight and the sound of the waves weave their magic as you dine on a three-course menu with a fine wine or a bottle of bubbly from the wine list to complement the cuisine. With your toes in the soft white sand, stars above you and the sigh of the breeze, you may feel that it is the moment to reaffirm your commitment to one another or seal your engagement and pop the question.

Romantic Dinners can be organized on request at all Royal Resorts in Cancun and the Riviera Maya. Contact the Special Events department for more information, specialevents@royalresorts.com


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