The Royal Islander

The Royal Islander is actually the smallest of Royal Resorts' properties and, as a result, the most intimate. The resort is tranquil and family-friendly. Located at the highest point on the island, the resort offers breathtaking views and plenty of ways to relax and unwind.

The Royal Islander is a great option for travelers hoping for some after hours fun, since there is a nice variety of late-night options in the area. Pancho & Willy's Party Bar is one such after-hours destination, though the area as a whole is known for having a good selection of live shows, bars, and lounges. If you're trying to organize a sizable get-together, or are traveling with a group, this helpful accommodation may be the perfect place.

Located in Cancun Beach Hotel Zone, The Royal Islander is a great choice for customers who are thinking about basing their vacation in this neighborhood. If you're wondering, the center of Cancun is eight and a half miles (13 and a half kilometers) to the northwest.


At 179 villas, The Royal Islander is actually Royal Resorts' smallest property. This also means that it is the most intimate, private, and spacious, especially in regards to the guestrooms. These villas have two bedrooms, two full bathrooms, a fully-equipped kitchen, large balconies.

If these villas seem a little large for a group of four or fewer people, that's because the villas have a unique “flexivilla” design that allows guests to customize the size of their room from the full villa to a one bedroom suite for four people to a simple hotel-style second bedroom for two. The doors that divide up the villa have double locks and ensure privacy for guests.

With 179 rooms, The Royal Islander is a fairly decently sized location. A range of neat features and plenty of guests to mingle with make this sizable property a hit with guests who can't wait to be in the middle of the action. This resort has earned a rating of 4 stars, based on several factors, including overall quality, style, and more.

A check list of the guest room amenities offered by The Royal Islander include:

  • Coffee Maker
  • Room Service
  • Mini-Fridge
  • Safe
  • Sitting Area
  • Flat Screen TV
  • Cribs Available
  • Kitchen
  • Balcony

Remember that specific amenities can vary by room, so if you have an important amenity in mind, check with the resort before you arrive.

Activities and Amenities

The Royal Islander is one of the most secluded resorts in Cancun and offer more tranquility than other resorts in the region as a result. The Royal Islander provides guests with the opportunity to go sailing on the lagoon, swim in the pool, play tennis, paint pottery, or participate in one of the unique daily activities.

And there is plenty more to do nearby including shopping, snorkeling, diving, kayaking, windsurfing, tours, and more. And with two more Royal Resorts, Royal Caribbean and Royal Mayan, just down the road, guests are free to utilize the facilities at those larger resorts as well.

The list below identifies some other amenities:

  • Sports Available
  • Sailing
  • Bicycling
  • Volleyball
  • Exercise Gym
  • Gift Shop
  • Highspeed Internet
  • Complimentary Health Club
  • Wi Fi Internet Access
  • Snorkeling

To be sure everything you're expecting is available, it's a good idea to call ahead of time because these details can sometimes change. Visit this page to go to our complete description about the types of recreational opportunities that The Royal Islander has to offer.


The Royal Islander has two main restaurant: Cayo Largo and Paco's Tacos. Cayo Largo serves up fresh seafood and international dishes all day in a poolside garden. Cayo Largo has theme nights three nights a week; Tuesday is a poolside barbecue cookout, Friday is a shrimp festival, and Saturday is the Caribbean Lobster Festival.

Paco's Tacos is a festive and informal Tex-Mex restaurant with all of the favorite Tex-Mex dishes like tacos, burritos, fajitas, chimichangas, guacamole, and chips and salsa.

Royal Islander also has a resort delivery service, Bartolo's Pizza, for ordering a pizza to go.

Outside of on-site dining options, travelers looking for extra culinary variety may also be interested in the region's other local mealtime selections. Guests looking for a bite to eat will find a few solid places to eat within traveling distance. It might save you time to know the area's restaurant options, even though The Royal Islander has dining of its own, including Cayo Largo. To find out more about this area's dining, click here.

Guest Services

The Royal Islander offers a large number of guest services, including those listed below, which means you can let go of those few details and enjoy your time in this area.

  • Guest Laundromat
  • Currency Exchange
  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • Tour Desk
  • Concierge
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Maid Service
  • Shops/Commercial Services
  • Local Shuttle Service
  • Doctor On Call
  • Barber/Beauty Shop

The property also has a useful set of business amenities, doubly great for professionals who tend to bring work along when visiting this destination.

  • Group Friendly


You'll encounter lots of attractions within a short distance of The Royal Islander. Some of the closest attractions are Cinepolis and Parque De Las Palapas. Because this resort is located right on Playa Delfines, this property is an ideal setting for those who want a beautiful view of the sea. When seeking a different place to relax by the water, there is also nearby Playa Ballenas.

The resort is located near Cancun, an interesting destination for tourists to learn about and explore Cancun.

For the full discussion of other destinations and attractions near the property, click here.

Contact Info

Location: Cancun Beach Hotel Zone, Mexico

Phone: (888) 611-8648



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