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Royal Resorts activities for a Cancun family vacation

Activities & Sports


Ready for an activity-packed week of fun in Cancun or the Riviera Maya? Enjoy your Cancun family vacation to the full with an array of activities, sports and games available at your resort.

There are activities for all ages and why not try something different such as kayaking, sail boating or tennis during your stay? You’ll have a great time choosing activities from the daily program and you’ll spend many a precious moment with your family and make new friends too.


Call in at the activity center in your resort and check out the varied program of sports, games, crafts and competitions for families, children, teens and adults.

Keep fit with yoga, zumba, pilates or aqua aerobics. Play volleyball or poolside bingo and even learn Spanish or salsa dancing.

There’s non-stop fun for the little ones. Children’s activities include pool and beach games, sand castle building, a treasure hunt, face painting, movie time and much more. Handicraft activities for your children range from creating colorful bracelets, paper flowers and tie-dye t-shirts to the art of Mexican piñata making.

Teen activities include movies, Xbox, volleyball, ping pong and other sports.

Activity Centers

There are Activity Centers at The Royal CancunThe Royal Sands and The Royal Islander in Cancun, and The Royal Haciendas in the Riviera Maya.


Supervised Kids Clubs

If you are planning a Cancun family vacation at The Royal Sands, The Royal Cancun or at The Royal Haciendas, one of the top Playa del Carmen resorts, there’s even more fun in store for your children at the Kids Club.

The Kids Club offers fun activities, games, sports, movies and arts and crafts to keep your children entertained all day long. They’ll have so much fun they won’t want to leave! Activities during the day and early evening for children aged between four and 12 years.

While your children are enjoying Kids Club activities, you can relax on the beach, play a round of golf, visit the Spa or enjoy lunch and a spot of shopping.

There are Kids Clubs at The Royal Sands, The Royal Cancun and The Royal Haciendas. They are all open daily.

The Kids Club is included in the REFINE All-Inclusive package at The Royal Cancun, The Royal Sands and The Royal Haciendas.

Royal Resorts members can use the Kids Clubs at no additional charge.

Reservations are required one day before you would like your children to sign up.


Keep fit on your Royal Resorts vacation. Visit the Sports Desk to sign out beach towels, snorkeling gear, tennis rackets, bikes, volleyballs, golf clubs and board games. Get out on the water with a sailboat, a kayak or even a paddleboard.


Game, set and match! Book court times and collect tennis rackets and balls at the Sports Desk. There are tennis courts with lights for evening play at all the Royal Resorts in Cancun and the Riviera Maya.

Fine-tune your serve by taking a tennis class or clinic with the tennis pro; you can even challenge him to a match. And don’t forget to register for the weekly singles, doubles and mixed doubles tournaments.


If it’s 3 p.m., it’s volleyball time at Royal Resorts! Join the Activities Team on the beach for some fast-paced fun.


If you would like to play basketball with family and friends during your stay at Royal Resorts there is a court at The Royal Sands and half courts at The Royal Cancun, The Royal Islander in Cancun and a multiuse court at The Royal Haciendas in the Riviera Maya. Basketballs are available from the Sports Desk.


Take to the water and set sail to adventure. Pilot your own sailboat through the Nichupte Lagoon if you are staying at The Royal Sands, The Royal Islander and out on the bay at The Royal Cancun. Classes can be arranged at the Sports Desk and don’t miss the weekly Royal Regatta on Fridays.


Enjoy a kayak trip through the Nichupte Lagoon and the mangrove forest in Cancun or out on the bay at The Royal Haciendas in the Riviera Maya.

Paddle boarding

The calm waters of the bay in front of The Royal Cancun are perfect for paddle boarding and you can also try the Mexican Caribbean’s latest craze at The Royal Haciendas in the Riviera Maya. Classes are available.


Sign out a mask and fins from the Sports Desk, take the plunge and go snorkeling in the calm, clear waters of the bay at The Royal Cancun or The Royal Haciendas in the Riviera Maya. You’ll soon catch a glimpse of some of the colorful fish found in the Mexican Caribbean. If you would like to explore further, ask about snorkeling and diving trips to coral reefs in the area at the tour desk.

Bike Trips

Sign out a bike and use the bicycle path that winds through the Cancun Hotel Zone. If you are staying at The Royal Haciendas, explore the quiet back roads around the Grand Coral golf course or ride into Playa del Carmen.

Green Activities

At Royal Resorts we want our guests to reconnect with nature during their vacation in Cancun or the Riviera Maya and one way of doing it is to walk along the beach at sunrise or sunset. Gaze up at the heavens and try and identify the constellations; The Royal Haciendas is an ideal spot for stargazing.

The Royal Cancun has its own botanical garden and a program of nature talks at the Activity Center on coral reefs, the mangrove forest, native wildlife and Mayan culture. After the talk on the mangrove forest, its importance and the creatures that live in it, you can actually see it up close on a kayak trip through the Nichupte Lagoon.

In the summer, female sea turtles come ashore on the beaches of the Mexican Caribbean to lay their eggs in the sand. Royal Resorts has been protecting turtles since 1985 and every year the security guards, our turtle guardians, patrol the shoreline to collect the precious eggs and move them to a nest in a turtle nursery where they will be protected from the waves, the passage of feet and predators such as birds. The eggs hatch 45 to 60 days later and the guards wait until night has fallen and seabirds have gone to roost to release the turtles. You might be lucky enough to witness one of Nature’s wonders, tiny baby turtles scuttling across the sand to begin life at sea.


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