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Play a round of golf, or two, during your Royal Resorts vacation

Head for the golf course during your next Cancun vacation. Royal Resorts members and guests are entitled to special discounted rates for play at these prestigious courses in the Mexican Caribbean:

Cancun area

Iberostar Cancun Golf Club
Designed by the Aoki Corporation and Pedro Guereca
6,734 yards

Puerto Cancun
Designed by Tom Weiskopf
7,241 yards

Playa Mujeres
Designed by Greg Norman
7,218 yards

 

Riviera Maya

Iberostar Playa Paraiso Golf Club
Designed by P.B. Dye
6,800 yards

Grand Coral Golf Riviera Maya
Designed by Nick Price
7,050 yards

 

Don’t miss the weekly Royal Resorts golf tournaments

Get out on the fairway for the weekly Royal Resorts Golf Tournament and pit your golfing skills against those of fellow guests. Each golf club has its own tournament and 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.

Booking your tee times

Call the Golf Reservations Center at ext. 165 or ask your Concierge to help you book tee times and sign up for the Royal Resorts Golf tournament.

Golf gear rentals at The Royal Market

If you don’t want to bring your golf gear with you, golf clubs and bags are available for rent at The Royal Market.

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New look soft furnishings at The Royal Haciendas

As part of the resort improvements plan at The Royal Haciendas in the Riviera Maya, the soft furnishings are gradually being replaced in all the villas.

The Soft furnishings replacement program comprises changing the upholstery of the sofas and chairs, replacing curtains, cushions, rugs and bedspreads with new fabrics in a color palette with rich tones that are soothing and elegant.

The 92 Deluxe villas (penthouse and beachfront units) were completed in September and work will now begin on 20 Standard villas assigned for 2018. In 2019, the soft furnishings will be replaced in a further 70 units and the remainder in 2020.

Take a look at the new color palette for soft furnishings in the villas at The Royal Haciendas.

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Royal Resorts 2018 turtle season news

Here is the latest Royal Resorts 2018 turtle season news from Cancun. Our turtle guardians report that the tally of turtle nests in the corrals at The Royal Sands, The Royal Caribbean and The Royal Islander stands at 209 nests with 25,199 eggs. The resort security guards have also released 7,911 hatchlings to date.

Of the 37 nests registered for the 2018 season at Grand Residences Riviera Cancun there are 21 nests in the corral with eggs still to hatch. Security staff have released 1,282 baby turtles so far, 511 loggerheads and 711 green turtles, and the eggs in three more nests are set to hatch in the next few days.

From Akumal and Tulum in the Riviera Maya to the island of Cozumel, the news is that the Mexican Caribbean turtle season has been a very slow one this year.

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Autumn relaxation at the Royal Resorts Spa

Check into the Royal Resorts Spa on your next trip to Cancun or the Riviera Maya for some much-needed pampering to soothe body and soul. You deserve it.

Choose your favourite relaxing massage to ease tired muscles or try one that harnesses the healing wisdom of some of the world’s ancient cultures. The Native American Hot Stones massage calms, decongests and cleanses your body and the Hawaiian Lomi Lomi technique uses rhythmic strokes and stretching to invigorate and then relax you. From the Far East, choose from the Bamboo, Thai or the Samunprai massage which uses warm therapeutic poultices of aromatic herbs.

An Aromatherapy massage with the fragrance of a blend of essential oils extracted from fruit, herbs and flowers and selected sight unseen to suit your body’s particular needs is a tempting option for luxury relaxation. Or book a Moon and Stars massage on a terrace overlooking the ocean and let the sound of the waves lull you into a perfect state of tranquillity.

Give your skin a boost with a facial or body wrap. Select a hydrating or anti-aging facial from the new Babor luxury skincare collection; a Royal Jelly treatment for stressed skin or a seaweed body wrap rich in minerals to stimulate your metabolism, nourish and moisturize your skin. Unlike other Spa seaweed products which can have a strong odour, the Babor formula does not smell and leaves your skin feeling soft and looking radiant.

For a touch of indulgence, choose a body wrap from the Delicious Traditions collection and inhale the fragrance of Mexican herbs, flowers and fruit. Ask the receptionist to tell you about the combinations available.

Ready to book your Spa treatment

Book your Spa pampering for your next vacation now. The massages, facials and body wraps at The Royal Sands in Cancun and The Royal Haciendas Spa in the Riviera Maya are available for 60 or 90-minute sessions. You can extend your Spa experience for even longer by combining an Add-on service with your 60 or 90-minute treatment. Add-on services include Express facials, Exfoliations, a Neck and shoulder Swedish massage, Lymphatic drainage or Tense Feet Relief.

When you book a Royal Resorts Spa treatment at The Royal Sands or The Royal Haciendas, use of the wet areas and the Fitness Center are included on the day of the appointment.

 

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Catch of the day! Tempting seafood at Captain’s Cove

Are you in the mood for seafood this vacation? Enjoy a casual lunch of tasty shrimp or fish tacos with an ice-cold beer or how about choosing the catch of the day at Captain’s Cove, one of Cancun’s top seafood restaurants? Try locally sourced fish such as snapper, grouper and boquinete grilled or cooked to a traditional Mexican recipe. Whether you order freshly made ceviche, seared tuna or juicy Caribbean lobster, your seafood will always be delicious and brimming with flavor.

Your waterfront table is waiting at Captain’s Cove. Enjoy mouthwatering fruits de mer, a signature passion fruit mojito or apple martini and spectacular sunsets in a beautiful lagoonside setting.

Start your meal by choosing from a tempting array of appetizers. There’s salmon or tuna carpaccio, mussels in white wine sauce, seafood ceviches, fried calamari and shrimp and fish tacos.   Other choices include shrimp and pork dumplings with a hint of the Orient, Acapulco-style shrimp cocktail and shrimp and scallop aguachile, a recipe from Mexico’s Pacific coast.

Order a hearty seafood broth cooked to a traditional recipe from the island of Holbox, shrimp broth or New England-style clam chowder.

When it comes to the catch of the day at Captain’s Cove, grouper, snapper, mahi-mahi, salmon, boquinete or snook are on the menu. Choose your favorite and order it grilled, fried, sautéed or blackened. Order a sauce to accompany it, they range from almandine, aioli, meunière to mild chili and teriyaki glaze. The seared tuna coated in a three-pepper spice mix is subtle and sophisticated and other popular choices are the grouper fillet stuffed with lobster and shrimp and the delicate steamed fish cooked in a bamboo basket with cilantro pesto and fresh vegetables.

If it is shrimp you are craving order them sauteéd in lime and tequila sauce, or garlic butter, golden-fried with coconut and a tangy dipping sauce or with fettuccine.

Lobster tail cooked to perfection and served under a starlit sky is Caribbean dining at its best and a classic favorite at Captain’s Cove.

Other Captain’s Cove dishes include stuffed crab and crab cakes, octopus and seafood pizza, frutti di mare pasta and risotto. And if you cannot decide what to order, why not share the seafood surprise for two and enjoy lobster, shrimp, grouper fillet, calamari, mussels and scallop sautéed with garlic?

Yet there’s much more on the menu than superbly flavored seafood. Order a prime grilled steak, BBQ ribs, chicken breast stuffed with panela cheese, fresh tomato and pesto sauce or the creamy asparagus risotto. Don’t miss Prime Rib Night on Saturday and Wednesday or the Sunday Brunch from 8 a.m.

Come for a sunset cocktail at Captain’s Cove and stay on for dinner under the stars. After your meal step next door to Pancho & Willy’s Bar for drinks, music and karaoke during the week.

Captain’s Cove is open daily from 12 p.m. to 11 p.m., Monday to Saturday and from 2 p.m to 11 p.m. on Sunday. Happy Hour 4 to 7 p.m. Pancho & Willy’s Bar is open from 4 p.m. Located on the shores of the lagoon opposite the Cancun Maya Museum in the Hotel Zone. www.captainscoverestaurant.com

 

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Royal Resorts protecting the environment

At Royal Resorts we are always looking for ways to reduce our environmental footprint and protect the planet. This time it is the turn of the resort restaurants and bars. They have gone one step further from supporting the no straws campaign and have switched from the plastic cutlery and glasses used for beach service to disposable biodegradable knives, forks and glasses made from avocado seeds.

In 2017, Royal Resorts joined the worldwide “say no to straws” campaign and has cut down on the use of plastic straws in its restaurants and bars. However, for guests who need a straw there are now straws made from the same avocado-based biodegradable material available on request from the waiter.

There will be specially labeled bins for guests to dispose of their used glasses.

At the pool bars, drinks are already served in reusable eco-friendly glasses. The next step is to reduce the use of plastic bags and containers, substituting them for biodegradable alternatives.

Cloth napkins have also replaced paper serviettes used for breakfast and lunch service in the resort restaurants.

In the resort kitchens used cooking oil is being recycled and sold to a company to generate bio-fuel.

Supporting conservation

If you would like to help protect the environment, a special eco-friendly souvenir thermos-style glass is available for purchase at the Royal Resorts Activity Centers. All proceeds go to the Royal Resorts Foundation’s conservation causes.

 

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Latest news about The Royal Caribbean

The Royal Caribbean will be staying in the Royal Resorts family. For the latest news about the termination of the Royal Caribbean membership program visit the Members Area of www.royalresorts.com (member log in required).

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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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Royal Resorts fine dining, an evening at El Conquistador

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

The Royal Resorts Spa at The Royal Sands and The Royal Haciendas is now offering a selection of facials and body wraps from the Babor® line of luxury skincare products.

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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