Royal Resorts News June 2009

The Royal Haciendas Fourth Phase Opens
The fourth and final phase of The Royal Haciendas opens this June in the Riviera Maya. Seventy-one villas will be inaugurated, bringing the resort total to 252 villas. Additional features in this wing include a children’s pool, a craft activities area, a games room and a beachfront massage deck next to Building I.

The Royal Haciendas

Grand Residences
Click here for more information on the Grand Residences by Royal Resorts, exclusive residences in an enchanting beach setting.

Grand Residences by Royal Resorts

Spread the Word
Click here to read about the Royal Resorts Member Referral program. Share the Royal Experience with your circle of friends and workmates and find out how you can start reaping the rewards.

The Member Referral Program

The Member Referral Program

Royal Spa Pampering
How about some pure indulgence for body and soul on your next trip to Royal Resorts? Pencil in some Spa time to your vacation schedule and enjoy a massage, facial or body wrap at our state of the art Spas located at The Royal Sands and The Royal Haciendas in the Riviera Maya. Click here to start choosing your therapies.

Beach Massages
Start your next vacation in style with a beach massage, available at all five Cancun resorts and at The Royal Haciendas. If you don’t want to leave your villa, ask about the relaxing villa and terrace massages offered by the Spa. Enjoy the Spa experience in the comfort and privacy of your own villa.

Summer Shopping
When the temperatures are sizzling, the last thing you want to do is waste time on a trip to the supermarket, you’ll want to head straight for the water. Keep cool and do your shopping at your resort store, The Royal Market. You’ll find everything you need and a great selection of Mexican and imported produce. Ask about the seasonal promotions available.

Stock up your Fridge Online
Use the convenient online Kitchen Starter Kit to save time on your next trip. Do your grocery shopping before you travel and The Royal Market will deliver your purchases to your villa for you.

Finding a Flight
Royal Club Vacations can help you find the lowest airfares to Royal Resorts destinations, rent a car and take care of all your world travel needs. Check the collection of cruises, family getaways and travel packages or use the online booking engine.
For more great trip ideas and promotions, sign up for the Royal Escapes e-bulletin. Contact Royal Club Vacations toll-free at: 800-221-8090 U.S. & Canada; 001-800-221-8090 Mexico; (954) 736-2200 or e-mail:info@royalclubvacations.com

Booking Additional Nights at Royal Resorts
Visit the official Royal Resorts Reservations Center website for online bookings of additional nights and weeks at Royal Resorts and The Royal Haciendas.

In Search of Excellence
During your next vacation at Royal Resorts please take a few minutes to complete the In Search of Excellence guest satisfaction survey and post it in the collection box at the Front Desk before checking out. You will automatically be entered in a monthly draw and could win a week’s stay with us.
Our CONGRATULATIONS go out to our April winner:
Guest: SALLY BROOK, The Royal Islander, Villa Guest 4733, Week 16, 2009.
We would like to thank all our members and guests for filling out the survey.
Click here for more information

Seafood Sensations
Fresh seafood, a waterfront setting and unbeatable views make Captain’s Cove a Cancun landmark. On your next visit, order grilled shrimp, the delicious local fish called boquinete, crispy golden calamari or choose your own lobster. After dinner, why not step next door to Pancho & Willy’s Bar. There is live music and karaoke on different nights during the week.
Captain’s Cove is open daily from 12 noon to 11 p.m. and the bar stays open until…
Click here to book your table.

Seven Nights of Fun
Poolside cookouts, theme buffets, dinner shows, live music, karaoke, bar games and more, you really can have Seven Nights of Fun at the Royal Resorts restaurants and bars. From Lobster Night at Club Internacional de Cancun on Monday and the Mexican Dinner Show at Hacienda Sisal to Italian Night at Tradewinds and the Farewell Poolside BBQ at The Royal Sands, there’s something on every night at the different resorts.
Read Royal Resorts News, the resort magazine for details, ask your Personal Concierge or call the Restaurant Reservations Center.

Turtle Season is Here Again
Members of the Royal Resorts security staff have begun to patrol the beach in front of the Cancun resorts on the lookout for our very special summer visitors, the female sea turtles that come ashore at night to lay their eggs in the sand. The Mexican Caribbean is an important nesting area for rare green and loggerhead turtles and biologists, hotel personnel and conservationists watch over the creatures as they laboriously dig their nests. The eggs are subsequently collected and moved to a corral above the high water mark where they hatch 45 to 60 days later.
Resort guests may be lucky enough to have a National Geographic experience and watch one of these beautiful and ancient creatures from a distance as its lays its eggs, or participate in one of the turtle releases later in the summer.  Royal Resorts has been participating in the annual Cancun Turtle Conservation campaign since 1985.

Whale Shark Watching
If you are due to visit Cancun during the summer, why not sign up for a trip to see the whale sharks, the world’s largest fish. This incredible experience is only available in a handful of spots around the globe including Australia, Fiji, Belize and the Mexican Caribbean. These gentle giants gather to feed on plankton in an area of deep water off the island of Holbox and Cabo Catoche in northern Quintana Roo from mid-May to September. Tours are available with Thomas More Travel.

Explore the Yucatan
On your next trip to the Mexican Caribbean, be sure to spend some time outside your resort exploring the area. From ancient temples to a dazzling yellow convent and the salmon pink of thousands of flamingos, the Yucatan Peninsula is packed with natural and historical wonders and even if you have been coming down for many years, there is always somewhere new and exciting to visit.
Go on a photo safari in the area’s nature reserves and catch rare and colorful wildlife on film, swim in the crystal-clear waters of a cenote, zip line through the jungle canopy and more.
Let Thomas More Travel, the in-house travel agency at Royal Resorts, be your guide.

Dive Right in
Grab your snorkel mask, take a deep breath and start exploring the underwater world of the Caribbean. Home to hundreds of species of fish and other colorful sea creatures, the world’s second longest coral reef system stretches south along the Quintana Roo coast into Belize and is an endless source of wonder for divers.
If you have never seen a coral reef, try snorkeling during your vacation or learn how to dive by taking a resort course. A variety of trips is available for all levels of experience and the staff at the tour desk will help you find one that’s suitable for you.

Coba Experience
Thomas More Travel is offering a new trip to the ancient city of Coba that also offers you the chance to meet the Maya of today, learn about their timeless traditions and even support sustainable development projects in the local area.
The day includes a guided tour of the archaeological site, which is one of the largest in the Maya World and one of the least explored; time to take photos of jungle flora and fauna, a visit to a pottery workshop in a nearby village and to a cenote to watch an atmospheric representation of the ancient Mayan ballgame.

Royal TV
Tune into Royal Channel, the Royal Resorts TV station, during your next trip for a fun line up of programs on activities, entertainment and sites of interest in the area.

Transportation from Cancun Airport
Canc√∫n International Airport regulations prohibit Thomas Moore Travel from collecting passengers and transporting them to Royal Resorts or The Royal Haciendas unless they have a pre-booked voucher in their possession when they arrive.
Don’t be caught out, if you don’t have a voucher, you will have to organize your own transport to your resort. Save time and book your airport transfer at least 24 hours prior to travel. Click here to make your online reservation. We will get back to you with your confirmation

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