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 good choice for those hoping to let loose a bit, since there is a pretty nice variety of late-night spots in the area. Pancho & Willy's Party Bar is one such entertainment possibility, but the area as a whole is where you'll tend to find excellent live shows, bars, and lounges. If you're trying to plan a sizable get-together, or if you're traveling with a group, this helpful property can make the process a bit less troublesome.

Located in Cancun Beach Hotel Zone, The Royal Islander offers a warm welcome to customers who are thinking about basing their vacation in this neighborhood or nearby. It is 8.5 miles southeast of the center of Cancun.


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.

The Royal Islander is a fairly large location boasting a total of 179 rooms. With so much room to explore, size alone makes this resort a perfect setting for families who want to explore a sizeable property. Upon reviewing its overall quality, we've awarded this resort a 4 star rating.

A listing of the guest room amenities available at The Royal Islander include:

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

Contact the resort if you're counting on any specific amenity, if it's particularly important to you.

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 following list gives a preview of this property's facilities and general amenities:

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

Because these details can sometimes change, don't hesitate to call with questions if you want to know exactly what to expect upon arrival. To read a comprehensive article about the specific recreational opportunities that The Royal Islander offers, click here.


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.

Besides on-location dining options, those looking to find further culinary diversity should also investigate some of the region's other nearby restaurant choices. Guests looking for a bite to eat will find a limited but good selection of restaurants close-by. It may be helpful to learn about the nearby restaurants, even though The Royal Islander does have on-site dining, including Cayo Largo. To get more information about dining in the surrounding area, click here.

Guest Services

The guest services -- including the ones listed here -- may help you stay relaxed during your vacation.

  • 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

Also provided are a couple of business amenities, which can make any trip more productive, and especially for those attending mainly on business matters.

  • Group Friendly


There are many interesting sites and attractions located near The Royal Islander. Plan a vacation outing to some of the closest attractions like Cinepolis and Parque De Las Palapas. Because this resort is directly on Playa Delfines, it is particularly appealing to those who enjoy sun-bathing just outside their accommodations. When seeking a different place to relax by the water, there is also nearby Playa Ballenas.

The resort is in the vicinity of Cancun, an enjoyable area for tourists to visit.

For our comprehensive article on what's in the area of The Royal Islander, click here.

Contact Info

Location: Cancun Beach Hotel Zone, Mexico

Phone: (888) 611-8648



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