We had arrived at the Royal Islander resort in Cancun and were ready to get to our room! There was no line and it took about 10 minutes to get checked in.
We were handed over to Frank who walked us to our room and gave us welcome gift and resort information before eventually getting to the pitch for a timeshare presentation breakfast. After saying no a couple of times, Steve had to get very blunt before he took the hint. Oddly, he seemed insulted; you would think he’d expect that he’d get that reaction often.
We couldn’t wait to get acquainted with our home for the week. The first place I went was on the balcony.
We had a nice view of the pool and restaurant area looking out to the ocean.
Steve and I spent a lot of time on the balcony during our stay. It was a perfect place for coffee in the morning while we were on our iPads and happy hour each evening.
We had a nice size table with four chairs and two lounge chairs with foot rests and a table.
Their was balcony access from the master bedroom as well as the living room.
The living room was roomy enough for a full size sofa and two side chairs.
On the opposite wall was cabinetry including a murphy bed on each side of of the entertainment center. I think if you used these the place would be a bit crowded when down but this makes the two bedroom unit easily accommodate six people.
Looking into the living room from the patio, you can see it flows into a dining area for six. When we dined in the unit, we used the table for seating. The master bedroom was to the left and the lock off bedroom to the right with the kitchen right behind the dining area.
The kitchen had a fully functioning stove and a full size refrigerator in addition to the dishwasher and microwave. There was a drip coffeemaker and a blender.
The kitchen was stocked with all the utensils and dishes we needed for the week and the meals prepared in the unit. You need to keep the dishes washed but the daily housekeeping (except Sunday) will tidy the kitchen up daily.
When entering the master bedroom area from the living room, there are three doors off the area and the sink is straight ahead.
Immediately to the right is a walk in closet with a safe and tons of hanging space. This is where we kept our suitcases stored during the week as well.
The second door on the right was to the toilet and bathtub/shower.
The one door to the left led to the bedroom itself.
The master bedroom was quite roomy with a king size bed. We each had a nightstand and individual reading lamps mounted on the wall. I often had trouble with the mattresses in Mexico being too hard for me. In my two stays at The Royal Islander, this hasn’t been an issue.
Across from the bed was the dresser with mirror, two side chairs and another television. You can also see the sliding glass door out to the patio. We never sat in the chairs but used them to place our beach bag or other items.
Second Bedroom (lockoff)
The second bedroom can be rented separately for those that only have two people and don’t want to pay for a suite. It has a separate entry and there’s connecting doors to the main suite that can be locked from both sides.
I stayed in this bedroom with one of my sisters two years ago when the three of us visited Cancun.
After going through the door from the dining area, there’s the sink straight ahead. It has a walk-in closet to the right (that’s smaller than the master bedroom but still roomy). The bathub and toilet are to the left.
If you turn to the right after walking in, there’s a mini kitchen area that includes the min fridge, coffee maker, microwave and toaster. I’ve never used any of it my two stays because we had access to the main kitchen.
This bedroom has two double beds, a full dresser with TV, two side chairs and a little table. There is only one larger table between the two beds with a shared lamp.
I didn’t get a picture of this balcony, but it is basically a Juliet balcony with no seating.
We loved the suite and found it perfect for the week. It includes high speed wifi with dedicated routers in the suite and satellite television including American programming.
The next post on our Cancun vacation will include the Royal Islander Resort dining experience.