Things to See and Do While Staying at The Royal Haciendas

During your time in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean, there are a number of activities you can include on your itinerary. The The Royal Haciendas is an excellent place to stay if you plan to take advantage of their active beachfront location. This destination boasts a wide range of recreational possibilities, meaning you'll have no shortage of enjoyable activities to pick from during your stay.

Since the resort has a total of 4 pools on-site, you likely won't have any problem claiming enough room to relax by the water. One of the bonuses is that this property is found next to the coast, so there are plenty of options when it comes time to play in the water throughout your stay.

While there's no guarantee you won't overload on Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean's delicious cuisine, The Royal Haciendas makes it easier to stay healthy; the exercise facility on-site includes the equipment you need to keep it going.


Those of you who play tennis should consider booking this property, since the tennis facilities — located on-site — offer a challenge, as well as a convenient outdoor activity. There are 2 courts on the property. Fortunately, the lighting at their tennis facilities means you can keep your match going past sunset.

Where else can you stay and play on-site tennis? You can compare The Royal Haciendas to other hotels in the area that also have courts, like Grand Sunset Princess and Grand Riviera Princess.


Even though there isn't a golf course at The Royal Haciendas, the on-site staff may be able to assist you in scheduling a tee time nearby. Courses nearby are El Camaleon Mayakoba, Iberostar Playa Paraiso Golf Club, and Playacar Golf Course. All of them are within nine miles and the closest of the group, El Camaleon Mayakoba, is only a small trip off from the lodging, so it won't be troublesome to plan heading over for some rounds on the links. There are 18 total holes at this golf course. This 7024 yard course is rated as a par 72. If you're considering reserving a tee time, you can reach the course at (984) 206-4653.


While there are a few watersports here, if you don't see what you want you can look for off-site vendors, often located along the coasts. The brief list below displays the watersports that are offered by The Royal Haciendas:

  • Kayaking
  • Snorkeling

Family Activities

Families traveling with kids should definitely consider booking with The Royal Haciendas, as it is known for its family-focused amenities.

The site has a playground, which keeps even their littlest guests grinning. It's a safe place for children to release their pent up energy while parents enjoy a bit of downtime. The property offers a children's program too, with organized activities to keep them busy. Some parents understand the rarity of an excursion without children. Here, they give parents the opportunity to tour Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean alone, since they have babysitting services.

Entertainment and Nightlife

While you can certainly enjoy a beverage at the bar here, you won't have much else to choose from as far as nightlife.

You'll find a few other nightlife options at nearby accommodations, as displayed below:

Accommodations near the The Royal Haciendas with Bars
Property Name Location Number of Bars Live Entertainment
Sandos Caracol Resort & Spa Playa del Carmen, Northeastern part of Playa Del Carmen 3 check
Hotel Le Reve Playa del Carmen, Northeastern part of Playa Del Carmen 2 --
Azul Fives By Karisma Playa del Carmen, Northeastern part of Playa Del Carmen 5 --
Viceroy Riviera Maya Playa del Carmen, Northeastern part of Playa Del Carmen 3 --
Petit Lafitte Hotel Playa del Carmen, Northeastern part of Playa Del Carmen -- --
Grand Sunset Princess 3.2 mi. Northeast of Central Playa del Carmen 10 --
Grand Riviera Princess 3.2 mi. Northeast of Central Playa del Carmen 15 --
Grand Coco Bay 1.0 mi. Northeast of Downtown Playa del Carmen 3 check
The Elements 0.9 mi. Northeast of Downtown Playa del Carmen -- --
Grand Velas Riviera Maya 3.9 mi. Northeast of Central Playa del Carmen 5 --
Mahekal Beach Resort 0.7 mi. Northeast of Downtown Playa del Carmen 3 --
Banyan Tree Mayakoba 4.0 mi. Northeast of Central Playa del Carmen 4 --


Not all accommodations in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean offer spa services on-site, but The Royal Haciendas is one pleasant place that is able and excited to offer its guests a convenient, calming way to unwind during their stay. The following list has some of the services available at the spa:

  • Massages
  • Spa Facility


The beauty salon at The Royal Haciendas offers a convenient way to get ready in style for a romantic dinner or special occasion.

Beyond all the activities found right on-location, vacationers who want to do some exploring will appreciate the many interesting things to do and sites to see in Mexico. Regardless of whether you're looking to relax on the beach or play a few rounds on the golf course, you'll encounter lots of other options for recreation nearby. Click on these pages for information regarding sightseeing, scuba diving, riding a bike or scooter, shopping, fishing, snorkeling, and other activities.


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