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The Royal Haciendas

Type of destination:

  • Beach / ocean
  • Historic site

Type of accommodation:

  • Resort


Rates: (in US dollars)

$150 and up
See details about rates below.


Target Market:

High-end

Description

Located on the shores of the Caribbean Sea in the heart of the Maya Riviera, Royal Haciendas is surrounded by tropical gardens decorated with endemic plants and colorful flowers. Inspired by the historic haciendas of the Yucatan Peninsula, this resort is the perfect place to enjoy an all-inclusive holiday in a beautiful natural environment.

Royal Haciendas is located five minutes from the beautiful city of Playa del Carmen and it has easy access to the ancient Maya cities of Tulum, Coba, and Chichen Itza, as well as Cancun, Xcaret and Xel-Ha, the Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve, and the island of Cozumel.

Rooms

504 luxury rooms. We have three options available: 2-bedroom deluxe suites for 6 people, 1 deluxe room for 4 people, or deluxe Junior Suites for 2 people. They have a large living room, dining area, 2 single reclining beds, bathroom, and fully-equipped kitchen. All have ocean views and private terraces with a Jacuzzi.

The rooms also have a hair dryer, iron and ironing board, safe, stereo, and DVD player.

Amenities

  • Air conditioning
  • Fans
  • Hot water
  • Internet connection
  • Jacuzzi
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry service
  • Pool
  • Private bathroom
  • Spa
  • Television
  • Transportation
  • Wheelchair accessible

Other:

  • Convenience store
  • Beauty salon
  • Car rental
  • Tennis courts
  • Medical services
  • Sports center with equipment to rent (kayaks, snorkel, life jackets, golf clubs)

Activities

  • Adventure sports
  • Biking
  • Bird watching
  • Canopy exploration
  • Eco / nature / wildlife
  • Fishing
  • Guided tours
  • Horseback riding
  • River rafting / kayaking
  • Scuba diving / snorkeling
  • Surfing
  • Visits to conservation projects
  • Volunteers accepted
  • Walking / hiking
  • Yoga / meditation

Other:

  • Activities on the beach and swimming pools for children
  • Workshops on décor and handicrafts

Making a Difference

Number of employees: 446

Percentage of local employees: 100%

  • The Royal Haciendas implements sustainable actions such as waste separation and recycling, water conservation, efficient energy management, and reduced air and groundwater pollution.
  • We replaced chemicals products, polystyrene, and plastic packaging with environmentally-friendly materials.
  • We carry out beach cleanup programs.
  • We have endemic plants in the resort’s gardens.
  • We provide ongoing training to employees on environmental protection. We also have continuing education programs for employees to continue their education in the workplace and even finish primary and secondary school.
  • Through the Royal Resorts Foundation, we support three main causes: environmental conservation, education for poor children, and health and community support.
  • We hold cultural events and invite local artisans to sell their products to our guests.
  • We continually support programs for the sustainable development of Maya communities, campaigns to safeguard the Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve, the Maya forest, the Mesoamerican Reef and endangered species such as sea turtles and jaguars.

Rates

$150 and up

Rates vary according to room type.

For more information about rates, please visit:

Getting There

Nearest international airport: Cancun (CUN)

Travel time to nearest airport: 45 minutes

To get there by driving from Cancun International Airport, follow the signs to the Maya Riviera. Take Federal Highway 307 and head south to Playa del Carmen (68 km). On the way you will pass by Puerto Morelos and Playa del Carmen, Maroma, Mandarin Oriental, and Mayakobá. Watch for the green signs for Royal Haciendas. After crossing Mayakobá, note the Coca-Cola plant on the left side of the road and a sign for Royal Haciendas.

Take the next turn, now heading north on Highway 307. Turn off the highway and soon you will see the entrance to Grand Coral Beach & Golf Resort; go to the entrance and follow the road for about two kilometers to The Royal Haciendas. Grand Coral and The Royal Haciendas are located about a kilometer south of the Coca-Cola plant and approximately three kilometers north of Avenida Constituyentes in Playa del Carmen.

Additional Information

Awards or Recognitions

  • "2012 Winner" award from TripAdvisor.com.
  • TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2011.
  • Distinguished since 2008 as a "Premier Resort" by Interval International.
  • Distinction H, an award given by the Secretariat of Tourism and the Secretariat of Health, in recognition of the high standards of hygiene.

Additional Web sites

  • www.royalresortsnews.com (available in English and Spanish). Site with additional information about the destination, recommendations, nature and conservation, and the history and traditions of the Mexican Caribbean. There are also recommendations for travelers, with a section of maps, recipes, and useful Spanish phrases.

Date This Information Was Provided

August 2012.

Photos courtesy of The Royal Haciendas, Mexico, for SustainableTrip.org.

Contact Information

Reservations Center

Carretera Chetumal - Puerto Juárez, km 289+10, Mza. 70, Lote 2
Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo
Mexico

Tel: +52/998-881-0100 ; +1-800/272-0711


www.royalresorts.com/

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