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Sea turtle nesting season 2018

How are the sea turtles doing this summer? It’s a slow sea turtle nesting season so far at Royal Resorts in Cancun with 60 turtles coming ashore to lay eggs on the beaches at The Royal Sands, The Royal Caribbean and The Royal Islander as of July 24, 2018. All the nests in the turtle nurseries at the three resorts contain green turtle eggs with the exception of six loggerhead turtle nests and one hawksbill turtle nest. In total there are 7,476 eggs at present and none have hatched yet.

At Grand Residences Riviera Cancun® to the south of Puerto Morelos, 10 nests have been reported and the eggs in two nests are set to hatch in the next few days.

Sea turtle nesting is cyclical; a busy turtle season like 2017 is invariably followed by a slower year and last year saw record-breaking numbers of nests and baby turtles at Royal Resorts and in the Riviera Maya. This seems to be the case in the Mexican Caribbean so far this summer with the numbers of nesting turtles reported at different locations along the coast being lower than last year.

Turtle conservationists working at three nesting beaches on the island of Cozumel reported 290 nests as of the third week of July and there are more than 190 loggerhead and green turtle nests dotted along the Akumal shoreline in the Riviera Maya.

Remember the turtle season rules
Join us in protecting the sea turtles; follow the sea turtle nesting season rules:

• Alert resort security staff when you see a turtle on the beach at night
• Be very quiet and keep still. Loud noises, flashing lights and the movement of people startle nesting sea turtles and disrupt nesting, causing them to leave the beach without laying their eggs
• Watch from a distance of at least ten (33 feet) meters
• Do not attempt to touch the turtle or crowd her
• Do not shine a torch or use the light on your mobile phone
• Flash photography is strictly prohibited
• No smoking
• Follow the instructions given by security staff at all times
• When snorkeling or diving watch turtles from a distance, do not swim towards them and do not attempt to touch them
• Wear a t-shirt when snorkeling as protection from the sun instead of applying sun block. Sun products pollute the water and are harmful to marine life
• Turtles are protected by Mexican law and it is illegal to disturb them, persecute or hunt them and consume their meat or eggs.
• Don’t use plastic straws and switch to reusable cloth bags for shopping. Plastic drinking straws and bags are a major source of ocean pollution and are harmful to marine life.

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Offering tempting cuisine, sterling service and live guitar music in a softly lit setting, El Conquistador at The Royal Islander in the Cancun Hotel Zone is a perennial Royal Resorts fine dining favorite. People return year after year for an evening at this much-loved restaurant.

The menu features juicy steaks, fresh seafood and classic continental recipes, all cooked to perfection and beautifully presented by Chef Nelson Isidro and his team. For starters, how about the Wild Mushroom Crostini, Tuna Ceviche, Cured Salmon served with beets or an all-time favorite like Mussels Rockefeller or Seafood-Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms?

The selection of salads includes El Conquistador Salad with a medley of lettuces, goat cheese, dried tomatoes, nuts and a red berry reduction or classic Caprese and Caesar Salad. If you are in the mood for soup, there’s Lobster Bisque, French Onion Soup or the Chef’s Soup of the Day to choose from.

Ready for your main course? How about one of the flambéed dishes prepared tableside that are the house specialty? They smell so delicious you’ll soon be impatiently waiting for the waiter to start serving! Steak Diane and El Conquistador Shrimp are true showstoppers, perfection in every bite.

If you are craving seafood there’s even more to choose from on the menu. Options include Caribbean Lobster, Seafood-stuffed Fish Fillet, Grilled Salmon and the bold flavors of the chef’s creation Coffee-coated Snapper flambéed in coffee liqueur.

If you enjoy a hearty dinner of tender, juicy steak, then El Conquistador is the ideal choice. The Beef Tournedos, Filet Mignon, New York, Rib-Eye, Rustic Ranch-style steak, Surf and Turf and Chateaubriand are all superbly flavored and grilled to perfection. They are served with potatoes, seasonal vegetables and bordelaise, béarnaise, mushroom or wine sauce. Other meat and poultry menu choices range from Pork Roulade and Chicken Escoffier to Grilled Lamb Steak or Rack of Lamb with mashed potatoes and mint jelly.

How about dessert and a specialty coffee as the perfect ending to your meal? Order the Flambéed Cherries Jubilee or Caribbean Bananas prepared tableside by your waiter, they are heavenly. Or opt for creamy cheesecake, seasonal fruit sorbet or Chocolate Thunder or Chocolate Fondant cake.

And while your attentive waiter brings you one delectable dish after another, you’ll be listening to master guitarist Jorge Durán. Jorge has been performing at El Conquistador for more than 20 years now and is a beloved member of the Royal Resorts family. His repertoire ranges from the classic Spanish guitar pieces Recuerdos de la Alhambra and Concierto de Aranjuez to traditional Mexican melodies like La Llorona and Ojos Negros and hits by The Beatles, Billy Joel and Sting, among others. He also plays his own compositions and if you have a favorite song, ask your waiter to give him your special request.

Whether you are enjoying dinner with family or friends or planning a romantic anniversary meal, El Conquistador is the perfect setting for your Royal Resorts fine dining experience.

 

Book your table at El Conquistador
You can use the Royal Resorts App to make reservations for El Conquistador and other Royal Resorts restaurants. Download it today, available for iOS and Android. Or call your Concierge or the Restaurant & Golf Reservations Center, ext. 165

El Conquistador is open daily from 5 to 10 p.m., closed on Saturdays. The dress code is casual-elegant: skirts, dresses, dress pants and tops, blouses or light sweaters for women. Men should wear shirts with collars and sleeves or polo shirts, dress pants, khaki pants or smart Bermuda shorts.

Visit the El Conquistador website at http://elconquistadorcancun.com to browse the menu and start planning your next unforgettable El Conquistador evening.

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Royal Resorts Spa summer, indulge with a luxury Babor facial

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Babor® is a German company that is a world leader in skin care and research. It uses only the purest natural ingredients in its products and the active formulations of vitamin and herbal extracts are designed to deliver maximum results and a pampering experience tailored to individual needs.

The Spa has five fabulous new Babor facials and two body wraps for you to try for a radiant look. Let’s take a look at one of them:

Vitamin C Facial (60 min)
Benefits
• Boosts the immunological system against damaging oxidants. Stimulates collagen synthesis and tones your skin
• Balances stressed and tired skin, refreshing and restoring it to health
• Intensive protection against environmental factors that cause ageing, boosts the skin’s defenses
• Increases collagen synthesis and improves firmness and elasticity, leaving your skin looking and feeling softer

Active ingredients
• Vitamin C extract: Once applied to the skin as ascorbic acid, it spreads the Vitamin C where needed
• NMF Factors: Moisturize the skin with lasting effects
For maximum absorption, the face is completely covered in bandages after the mask is applied.

Ready to book?
Click here to book your Royal Resorts Spa treatment. Enjoy a facial, body wrap, choose a massage or even indulge with a beach massage and let the sound of the waves lull you into a perfect state of relaxation.

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Royal Resorts Foundation supporting community causes

Here’s the latest news from the Royal Resorts Foundation and the work it is able to do to transform lives and protect the planet as a result of the generous support of Royal Resorts members, guests and employees.

 

Kitchen construction well underway at Don Bosco Youth Center
Building a kitchen at the Don Bosco Youth Center was the 2018 Royal Resorts Foundation Race cause and it is now taking shape. The teenagers attending the center will soon have access to the balanced and nutritious meals they need as they study for a better future.

Open School at Colegio Mano Amiga
Thanks to the donations of Royal Resorts members, guests and staff, the Royal Resorts Foundation is able to provide scholarships for an entire class of 35 children at Colegio Mano Amiga in the Ciudad de Alegria in Cancun. Royal Resorts Foundation representatives recently caught up with these second graders at their open school event before they broke up for the summer holiday.

Watch the video


Colegio Mano Amiga students come from poor families, often from single parent households, migrant families or vulnerable backgrounds sometimes overshadowed by domestic violence, health and other problems that would make it impossible for children to continue their studies if it were not for the support they receive from the Royal Resorts Foundation.

 

Collecting school materials
Royal Resorts employees have been collecting new and second-hand text books, art materials and other school kit to donate to children in disadvantaged communities on the outskirts of Cancun.

If you would like to donate educational material, children’s books in Spanish, new toys and clothing in good condition for children and adults, you may do so year round. The Royal Resorts Foundation will see that they get to those who need help the most.

 

Bottle tops can make a difference
Royal Resorts employees support an ongoing campaign to collect plastic bottle tops and put them to better use. In late July, 21 kilos of bottle tops collected at the resorts were delivered to Banco de Tapitas A.C., a Mexican charity that sells them for recycling and uses the proceeds to help children with cancer.

 

Protecting the environment
Did you know that one discarded cigarette stub pollutes approximately eight liters of sea water and up to 50 liters of fresh water? However, they can be reprocessed, mixed with recycled paper and sawdust and given a new use that reduces their impact on the environment. Royal Resorts cleaning staff participated in the First Colillaton campaign organized by the Cancun Ka´Yok´ Planetarium to raise awareness about the need to dispose of cigarette stubs correctly. They handed over 15 kilos of cigarette stubs picked up on the beaches or from ashtrays at the resorts from April to July.

Get involved
For more information on the Royal Resorts Foundation and its community and conservation causes visit www.royalresorts.com/foundation and give it a like on Facebook

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Restaurant excellence, top marks for Grand Residences by Royal Resorts

For the second year running, the restaurant team at Grand Residences by Royal Resorts, our resort to the south of Puerto Morelos, has achieved a 100% score in Distintivo H inspections of the kitchens and food storage facilities.

Distintivo H is a seal of approval awarded by the Mexican Tourism Board and the Ministry of Health for excellence in food preparation and kitchen hygiene in resorts, restaurants and bars.

The restaurant kitchens at The Royal Cancun, The Royal Caribbean, The Royal Islander, The Royal Sands and The Royal Haciendas, Captain’s Cove, Pancho & Willy’s and Hacienda Sisal are also inspected every year as part of Distintivo H certification and pass with flying colors.

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New ways to earn Royal Resorts Rewards

We have some exciting news for you about the Royal Resorts Rewards loyalty program: it now offers you even more ways to earn Rewards. Starting June 27, you can now earn Rewards when you book eligible stays and products through the Royal Resorts Reservation Center, either by contacting the Call Center or online at www.royalreservations.com or www.royalresorts.com. That’s not all; we have added a new way for you to use the Rewards in your account. You can now redeem them to pay for additional nights and other products booked through the Royal Resorts Reservation Center.

Earning Rewards
• You’ll now earn Rewards whenever you book eligible stays and products through the Royal Resorts Reservation Center* (Call Center and the Royal Reservations and Royal Resorts websites) NEW
• Earn Rewards during your vacation at participating** Grand Residences and Royal Resorts restaurants and facilities
• By purchasing Life Extension products or Skymed memberships
• By participating in the Friends & Family referral program

*Applicable for new reservations
** Purchases you make during your stay must be charged to your room to earn Rewards.

Redeeming Rewards

You can now use Rewards to pay for eligible stays and other products booked through the Royal Resorts Reservation Center*. Enjoy even more vacation time in your home away from home NEW
• Pay your annual Club Service Fee
• Pay the resort bill on your next vacation
• Make a donation to the Royal Resorts Foundation

* Redeem Rewards by phone only to pay for stays and other products booked through the Royal Resorts Reservation Center

Want to enjoy additional vacation time at Royal Resorts this year, book through the Royal Resorts Reservation Center and start earning Rewards. Visit www.royalresortsrewards.com for more information.

If you haven’t enrolled in the Royal Resorts Rewards program, JOIN TODAY
Royal Resorts members, if you are not enrolled in Royal Resorts Rewards yet, simply visit www.royalresortsrewards.com, click on Log in and accept the Terms and Conditions to activate your account.

Guests can now earn Rewards too during their stay at Royal Resorts
Royal Resorts Rewards is now open to non-member guests too. This means that your friends and family can earn Rewards during their Royal Resorts vacation and when booking eligible stays and products through the Royal Resorts Reservations Center. First they must activate a Royal Resorts Rewards account by visiting www.royalresortsrewards.com and clicking on Join Here. They have to type in their confirmation code and email and accept the Terms and Conditions and they will be ready to go.

Royal Resorts Rewards Customer Service
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Toll Free from US and Canada 1-877-736-4552
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The Royal Resorts Family: Chef Oscar at Hacienda Sisal

An evening at Hacienda Sisal restaurant next to The Royal Sands in the Hotel Zone is a must if you want to dine on Mexican cuisine during your Cancun vacation. Hacienda Sisal is one of Cancun’s top Mexican restaurants and Chef Oscar Ortega is the man behind the traditional dishes on the menu. He tells us about his inspiration.

Originally from Cuernavaca in the state of Morelos, Oscar’s passion for preparing Mexican cuisine began when he was a child. “I have an aunt from Veracruz who always cooked Christmas dinner in my grandparents’ house when I was little,” he says. “I liked to help her, she was a really good cook and she taught me the secret of flavorings and the need to go back to our roots and use time-honored recipes passed down through the generations. I got my first job in a restaurant when I was 17 and still in Senior High School and I never looked back.

“I combined work with studying for a degree in Gastronomy and Restaurant Management at the UNILA University in Cuernavaca,” Oscar explains. “With my wages I was able to put myself through college and then take specialist courses at the Corbuse Gastronomic Institute in Mexican Cuisine, Cooking with Chocolate and Molecular Cuisine.

“I worked in Los Cabos for two years in hotels and a contemporary Mexican restaurant. I then returned to Cuernavaca with the idea of starting my own business but it didn’t happen and I decided to come to Cancun. I was working at a hotel in the Riviera Maya when I met Enrique Garcia, the former Royal Resorts Executive Chef. He convinced me to interview and I was hired to work in La Veranda restaurant at The Royal Sands.

“One of my college teachers was Juancho Sanchez, now one of Mexico’s top chefs, and I also worked with him in Cuernavaca. He invited me to join his team for the opening of a new restaurant in Polanco, Mexico City. In terms of professional development it was an amazing opportunity for a young chef and I was there for eight months before returning to Cancun. By that time I had fallen in love with the beaches of the Mexican Caribbean and decided that I wanted to make my home here.

“In December 2016, our Executive Sous Chef Juan Manuel Orozco invited me to return to Royal Resorts as the Chef at Hacienda Sisal and I jumped at the chance. My first love is Mexican cuisine and I felt as though I was coming home.

“My first project when I started at Hacienda Sisal was to change the dinner menu; we kept some of the favorites but added many new dishes from different parts of the country. The lunch menu came next and I am always introducing new dishes, sometimes as chef’s specials. We received great feedback about the menu, which is immensely satisfying. I often get called out by diners wanting to congratulate me. I recall one couple on a gourmet tour of Cancun, they told me that they couldn’t believe that someone so young could produce the delicious flavors and recipes that they remembered their grandmothers preparing when they were children. It feels really special and is a tremendous honor. I work hard every day, looking for new ways to improve and I want my team to feel as passionate as I do about our cuisine and dishes. I have nine staff working with me, five of who are women. It is the first time I have worked with so many women in the kitchen and they are fantastic, very hard working and conscientious with great attention to detail. I think we have a good team.

“I try to remember the recipes of my aunt and grandmother and try to incorporate their flavors and seasoning into my dishes,” Oscar explains, “I am from a village near Cuernavaca and I remember the smell and taste of tender corn cobs that are freshly harvested, fruit that you gather from the orchard and vegetables that still have the dew on them when you cut them. That’s what we should strive for.

“Mexican cuisine is one of the richest and most complex cuisines in the world and it didn’t surprise me when UNESCO included it on the World Heritage list for its sheer diversity,” Oscar says. “It comes from the days of our ancestors and has evolved incorporating new flavors and spices brought by settlers from Europe and the Middle East. Wherever you go in Mexico there are different native fruits, vegetables and herbs to try, for example, here in the Yucatan, there are tropical fruit I had never seen before like the huaya and nance. I like to experiment with them.

“What are my favorite dishes? Well the humble taco can actually be a masterpiece; you can be really inventive with the fillings and salsas and they will all be delicious. And I love cooking with pork, every joint tastes different and look at all the ways in which you can prepare it, everything from tacos al pastor to the Yucatan classic Cochinita Pibil, tender pork leg or suckling pig marinated in achiote and Seville orange juice and slow cooked in a pit. I recently did a special of duck carnitas, which proved very popular; grilled octopus, fish tacos and of course our most famous Independence dish, Chiles en Nogada from Puebla are others.

“When I was growing up there was a certain stigma attached to food preparation in Mexico. I’m happy to say that this is no longer the case, there is a lot more appreciation of how complex our traditional recipes are, the time-consuming techniques used and the ceremony and artistry that goes into their preparation. There is always something to learn.

“We Mexicans are a happy people and we transmit this to everything we do, including our cuisine,” Oscar adds. “We have a vast selection of fruit and vegetables to work with from temperate and tropical climes, seafood, poultry, beef, pork and lamb, cheeses, herbs and spices, all produced here. We have a sense of mischief, always trying things and experimenting with flavor combinations. Look at all the different varieties of mole sauces that exist; they are the result of mixing different spices, chili, chocolate and other ingredients and seeing what tasted the best. Our cuisine is not as formal as French cuisine, you can let your imagination run free. I am always smiling and joking in the kitchen and constantly trying new dishes, giving them to my team to sample, asking their opinion on the seasoning and whether they think there is anything missing.

“Just like our Oscar-winning film directors, a number of Mexican chefs now have their place on the world stage and are taking our cuisine to new heights.They include Patricia Quintana, Marta Chapa, Enrique Olvera, Aquiles Chavez and Benito Molina, among others,” explains Oscar. “I particularly admire Enrique Olvera, he has gone back to our roots and his dishes have the ancestral flavors I remember from childhood visits to see relatives in a Guerrero community where everything was cooked over a wood fire. Olvera sources all his ingredients locally and this is good for farmers, artisanal producers and for the rural economy. He makes his own tortillas from blue corn and his own mole spice mixes. He is passionate about our cuisine and Mexico.

“Here in Hacienda Sisal we make our own sauces and by popular request, we are now producing two of them for sale in The Royal Market. If you want to try some of my dishes at Hacienda Sisal, they include Chicharron de Res, Tortilla Soup, Marquesa-style Quesadilla, Pork Steak with Guajillo and Tamarind Sauce and Pescado a la Talla with rice. For dessert, don’t miss the Crème Brûlée with Mexican chocolate or the deconstructed Tres Leches Cake.

“Where do I find inspiration?” muses Oscar, “I find it in our flavors and also in the spectacular landscapes of Mexico. For example, here in the Mexican Caribbean, just look at the shades of blue and turquoise in the sea and when in central Mexico, the beauty of our mountains takes your breath away. I love visiting villages wherever I go, meeting the inhabitants and getting them to talk about the olden days. You learn so much and they will share family recipes with that special touch of flavor. It’s my passion and I put it into everything I do.

“We have many more projects here in Hacienda Sisal, for example we would like to start wine tasting dinners to showcase Mexican wines, tequilas and mezcals. The menus will continue to change, we’ll have more chef’s specials and we are making different artisanal ice creams with tropical fruit in season, spices and other ingredients. We also have our Pozole Thursday and a very popular Sunday Brunch buffet, both showcasing popular Mexican dishes.

“Do I have a message for our guests?” says Oscar, “Yes, I hope that they visit Hacienda Sisal and try our cuisine. To visitors who might think that Mexican cuisine is too spicy for them, I would tell them that it isn’t and that they should try it. There are many dishes that have smooth, sophisticated sauces that aren’t hot at all. Our chili sauces are served on the side and they can add as little or as much of them as they wish. We want them to leave Hacienda Sisal after having had an excellent meal and for them to return, over and over again.”

Book your table at Hacienda Sisal
In the mood for Mexican cuisine now? Book your table at Hacienda Sisal, one of Cancun’s top Mexican restaurants and a TripAdvisor Hall of Fame member. Open daily for lunch and dinner 2 p.m. – 11 p.m. Sunday Brunch from 8 a.m., Pozole Thursday for lunch and dinner.

 

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Babor skincare collection, now at the Royal Resorts Spa

Great news from the Royal Resorts Spa! The Spa at The Royal Sands in Cancun and The Royal Haciendas in the Riviera Maya are now offering a selection of facials and body wraps from the Babor line of luxury skincare products.

A family-owned company from Germany, Babor is a world leader in luxury spa skin care and research. Only the purest natural ingredients are used and its active formulations are designed to deliver maximum results and a pampering experience tailored to individual needs.

The Royal Resorts Spa has five fabulous Babor facials and two body wraps for you to try for a radiant look. Let’s take a look at one of them, the Cleansing Facial with Enzymes, we’ll be showcasing the others in the months to come.

Cleansing Facial with Enzymes for Women (90 min)
This antioxidant facial contains a vitamin complex, it cleanses the skin’s immune system, eliminates toxins and protects against ageing.

Benefits
• Antioxidant and detoxifying facial treatment with a vitamin complex to boost skin cell growth
• Boosts your skin’s immunological system
• Acts against ageing caused by external factors, eliminates toxins and protects your skin against environmental damage

Active ingredients
• Extract of nasturtium: Due to its high content of isothiocyanates, this extract activates the formation of antioxidants and detoxifying enzymes in your skin, protecting it against damaging free radicals and boosting the skin’s DNA
• ACE Vitamin complex: Reinforces your skin’s immunological system against free radicals, UV radiation, pollution and nicotine, helps skin regeneration
• Keratin butter
• Panthenol
• Grape seed oil and sesame seed oil
• The mask is applied and your face is completely covered in bandages for maximum absorption.

Ready to book?
Vacationing at Royal Resorts soon? Pamper yourself with some Royal Resorts Spa time. Click here to book a facial, body wrap or your favorite massage from the collection.

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Have fun and keep fit on your Royal Resorts vacation

Have fun and keep fit during your Royal Resorts vacation. From tennis and beach volleyball to a morning swim in the lap pool, aqua aerobics and sail boating, there’s something for everyone. Work out at the resort gym, join a yoga or zumba session or go bike riding, it’s all here and for golfers, Royal Resorts members and guests even get special green fees at several local courses.

There are fitness centers at The Royal Sands, The Royal Caribbean, The Royal Cancun and The Royal Haciendas in the Riviera Maya. Daily and weekly rates are available and a multi-gym pass. Use of the fitness center is included in the REFINE All-Inclusive package. If you want something different, the Activity Centers also offer a full program of fitness sessions, games and sports. There’s yoga, zumba, pilates and aqua fitness in the morning and don’t miss the Latin dance classes. Join in the pool fun with a game of water polo and at 3 p.m. it’s time for beach volleyball!

Visit the Sports desk at your resort during your Royal Resorts vacation to book a tennis court and sign out rackets and balls. Ask about the singles, doubles and mixed doubles tournaments at the different resorts during the week. If you would like to book a class, clinic or game with the tennis Pro you can make a reservation with Sports desk staff. There are also full and half basketball courts at The Royal Sands, the Royal Cancun and The Royal Islander and a multi-use sports court at The Royal Haciendas.

The Sports desk also has snorkeling gear, basketballs and footballs, board games and more available for you to sign out.

If you want to get out on the waves, book a sailboat through the Sports desk at The Royal Cancun and go sailing on the bay with Isla Mujeres in the distance or in Nichupte Lagoon if you are staying at The Royal Sands, The Royal Caribbean or The Royal Islander. There’s a regatta every Friday morning at the Royal Marina beside Captain’s Cove restaurant. Sailboat classes are available if you have never been sailing before.

Guests staying at The Royal Cancun can also try their hand at kayaking and paddle boarding. The Activity Center organizes a weekly kayak tour of the lagoon and the mangrove forest for a glimpse of the local wildlife such as herons, kingfishers, iguanas and the occasional crocodile basking in the sun. Reservations are required for all these activities.

The Royal Haciendas in the Riviera Maya offers kayaks and you can sign up for snorkeling, kayak and bike tours at the Sports desk. Paddle boards may be rented from a concession on the beach.

Keen golfers can take advantage of special discounted green fees at several prestigious courses in the Cancun area and the Riviera Maya to get out on the fairway during their Royal Resorts vacation. The Royal Golf program offers members and guests discounted rates to play at Playa Mujeres, Puerto Cancun and Iberostar Cancun golf clubs in the Cancun area and at Iberostar Playa Paraiso and Grand Coral in the Riviera Maya.

Each of these courses offers a Royal Tournament day too so that you can pit your golfing skills against fellow Royal Resorts guests. The current schedule is Monday at Grand Coral, Tuesday at Playa Mujeres, Wednesday at Iberostar Cancun, Thursday at Iberostar Playa Paraiso and Friday at Puerto Cancun. A minimum of 12 players is required for the tournament to take place at the Iberostar Cancun and Iberostar Playa Paraiso courses. The Concierges can help with golf reservations, call ext. 172 or you can call the Golf & Restaurant Reservations Center at ext. 165.

If you didn’t bring your golf gear with you, the Sports desk has a limited supply of single golf clubs for sign out and you can also rent full golf bags from the Royal Market.

And if this isn’t enough activity for you, there’s plenty more fun in store on your Royal Resorts vacation, Thomas More Travel offers a variety of day trips, action-packed zip lining and jungle adventures, snorkeling, diving, water sports and much more.

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Planning your trip, shop online at the Royal Market

Preparing for your Royal Resorts vacation? Save yourself some time on arrival by shopping online with the convenient Royal Market ordering service. The Kitchen Starter Kit selection has everything from snacks, coffee, cereals and fresh fruit for breakfast to deli produce, wines and beers and even organic and health foods. Choose the items you need and place your order. The Royal Market will deliver your purchases to your suite the day you arrive. It’s quick and easy. No tiring supermarket trip needed, you can head straight to the beach!

 

 

During your vacation pop into your resort store – there’s a Royal Market in all the Royal Resorts – for freshly baked pastries, fruit and vegetables, dairy and deli products, snacks and candies, frozen and canned goods, Mexican coffee and salsas, beers, wines, tequila and much more. There’s a drugstore counter, Internet, flower orders, scooter and golf gear rentals and other convenient services to save you time.

The Royal Market is open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily and from 7 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. at The Royal Haciendas in the Riviera Maya.

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