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Royal Sands Resort & Spa: Best Section of Beach/Ocean in CANCUN!

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Bedrooms 2
Property type villa

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Zona Hotelera Villa Rental Photos and Description

BEACHFRONT Villa 2 bedroom/2 bath/sleeps 7 -can be split into two smaller units

***If you rent from me you will NOT be required to do the All-Inclusive Program, but you will still have access to everything at the Resort you just charge any food/drinks to your room key and you will save $2,000-$3,000 per week by doing it ala cart!***

This is a Beautiful Beachfront Resort situated on the best section of beach in all of Cancun! The Royal Sands Resort & Spa is great for all ages but they do avoid the college age springbreakers by requiring that one member of the rental party be 25+ years old.

Great for the Family they have about 3 staff members assigned just for kid activities. Our kids really love this staff and they are great with kids. The kids area/s are just enough out of the way so that folks without kids are not disturbed by the kids unless they sit next to one of the two kids pools. The rooms are also made for a family as they have a full kitchen that allows you to shop at the gorcery store with the resort or go to Walmart to get the food and drinks that kids are always requiring.

Very Spacious Master Suite!

The 2 bedroom Villa has many different ways to sleep your group and can actually be split into two units, the Suite Half and the Lockoff Half. The Villa has a Master Bedroom with a King Bed and access to your 200sf Ocean/Beach view patio. There is also a bathroom attached to the Master. In a large livingroom there are two twin pulldown beds (well disquised in the huge entertainment consul) to help if you have extra guests and it is adjoined to the Full Kitchen. The Master & Livingroom make up the Suite Half of the Villa. Adjacent to the Livingroom is the Second bedroom (lockoff half) that has two double beds, full bathroom, and a mini-fridge & microwave and small deck. Entire Villa can sleep up to 6-7 depending on the make up of the group.

Great for COUPLES Too!

Resort is also perfect for Couples with its WORLD CLASS SPA within the Royal Sands and being situated on the best and widest section of beach in all of Cancun. Just go and grab one of the dozens of beach palapas and feel like you have the ocean/beach all to yourself as the ocean sound drowns out all the other noises. For those that would rather hang out by the pool they provide two different large pool area (one quiet for those looking to just get away and read or rest and then one where they have activies throughout the day and a more minging side and made people watching).

I'm the only individual owner at the Royal Sands that owns a Villa for 52 weeks so you are in great hands. It should also be noted that the Resort just started an All-Inclusive program. For any of my Renters it will be OPTIONAL since you will be a 'members guest' but if you decide to do the AI you will get a discount 'members rate' which is currently $95 per person per night. (If you were to rent directly from the Resort, Travel Agent, or from an exchange company like Interval International you would be required to bay the $120+ per person per night fee). When you rent from me your total cost is the rental amount (assuming no AI package), no tax or other fees (except if paypal or credit card is used a 3% fee will be added).

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Bill Coghill
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 10, 2016
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About Bill Coghill

My wife and I have been married for 12 years now and have been enjoying trips down to Cancun since 2001. We ended up staying at the Royal Sands and just fell in love with it. So since 2001 we have spend over 12 months at the Royal Sands Resort and it truely is our home away from home. Since our first visit in 2001 we have had many changes in our family. First we decided that we always loved thinking about Cancun and the Royal Sands so we invested in a few weeks there in 2004 and from there our ownership went from a couple weeks to all 52 weeks (making us the only individual owner to do so at the Royal Sands:)). In additional to our weeks expanding so did our family, we now have two young kids one girl (who has spent over 8 months at the Sands) and a son (who has only spent about 4 months their).

So you won't find anybody that owns more weeks or that has spent more time at the Royal Sands since it opened in 2000 then us. We still continue to go down for a month or two a year but having moved from Alaska to Southern California a few years back we don't have the desire to leave Alaska in the winters like we used to.

You are in great hands and the Resort really helps out owners renting their personal unit out by allowing us to log into our account online and putting our guests into the Resorts computer system which can be verified by the renter within 24 hours by calling up the resort directly.

Bill Coghill purchased this villa in 2004

Why Bill Coghill chose Cancun

It is just such a great place as the owners tend to have many of the same qualifies which mainly includes being fun, happy, and ready to have a very good week, two, or more:) Being a fixed unit/fixed week resort they get a more educated owner/renters than those at points or floating resorts. People that buy because they love the Resort, management, and being on the best section of Beach in all of Cancun!

What makes this villa unique

They don't charge for towels, daily maid service, snorkel equipment, golf clubs, tennis rackets, ect......basicly they treat you like you want to be treated as a base!


based on 20 traveler reviews

Royal Sands Resort & Spa: Best Section of Beach/Ocean in CANCUN!
average rating of 4.85 based on 20 reviews

Awesome vacation

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from beautiful Cancun. We were celebrating my son's 30th birthday. The Royal Sands is absolutely beautiful. The villa was perfect. We had a gorgeous view of the pool and the ocean. Bill the owner was very professional and very helpful. I will definitely be back and thank you Bill for taking care of my family.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bait and Switch

  • 2 of 5

DO NOT RENT FROM THIS “OWNER”. He makes it sound like you are renting his villa because he “owns a Villa for 52 weeks”. He does in fact own a Villa on the first floor of the resort. The Rental Agreement we signed on January 8th, 2016 stated the unit being rented would be a “Highfloor Oceanview” unit for the week starting February 27th, 2016. In my limited conversations with the owner (difficult to get in touch with since he was very busy), he promised a unit on the 5th floor or higher. I did find it strange that he could not give me the rental unit number. My family and I arrived at the Royal Sands and after figuring out the reservation was in the “owner’s name” and not our name, we were told the only unit available for us was on the third floor directly above the Sports Bar. Warning -- do not try to sleep before midnight above the Sport Bar. The point is, he rents out his first floor unit, advertisers for others to rent through him, and then makes a reservation for him/you through “Interval” at the Royal Sands. You can look this “owner” up on Google under “Coghill Investments”. He is passing himself off as though you are renting from the owner when in fact you are renting from a broker who does this as a business. I have been very pleased using VRBO to rent homes from real owners in St Joseph, MI and Cape Cod, MA and “assumed” this was the same. My lesson learned is when renting a “unit” in a vacation location beware of who the “owner” really is because it is not always clear who you are renting from. The Royal Sands was lovely, as I am sure most of the resorts on the hotel strip in Cancun are. Some items to be aware of: it is difficult to get a lounge chair by the beach since it is a timeshare and not a regular hotel (i.e., always full), the exercise facility charges $13 per person per day and there are two small elevators one on each end of the hotel (you can get your exercise using the stairs):)) The market store and pool were excellent, as was the concierge booking trips to snorkel and visiting the Mayan ruins. The beach was outstanding and the walks on the beach with the family were priceless.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am an “Owner” not a broker. Not only am I an Owner, I’m the largest owner by far at the Royal Sands Resort! This can be easily verified by call the Resort and mentioning my name. Just because I’ve spent a couple million dollars to buy units at the Royal Resorts and became the largest owner does not make me a broker, I personally Own all my units and as 100% of VRBO Owner do, I list my beautiful properties to make some money or why would I own them or spent the money on them! I also personally stay at the Royal Sands for a few weeks every year. So I’m definitely THE Owner as well as an Annual User of my properties! I actually own 70+ weeks at the Royal Sands and have units throughout the resort both high/low floor and both oceanview and oceanfront. The pictures/prices on this VRBO Ad are for my oceanview units (all units at the resort are the exact same) and all pictures are from the very back of the resort and show an oceanview unit. The way the Royal Sands is laid out all my units have nice oceanviews! Being the Sole Owner of ALL my units and managing it 100% by myself, I was busy with family issues as well as our annual family trip to the Royal Sands during the Last half of December and the Month of January. As with 99% of all VRBO ads that are actually Managed/Ownered by the “Owner” things come up and I think I did a great job to make sure no reservation were missed but it did impact my response time to additional questions. As for the unit he got (FYI-I just found out about this guest not getting the unit I thought and that he was unhappy when I got this review yesterday, 1 month after check-in), I just called the Resort and the initially assigned unit (5th Floor+ oceanview unit) had some work they wanted to do to it so they put the guest in a 3rd Floor unit (I learned a good lesson here!) As for cost for the Gym, the guest failed to mention that the Royal Sands has a great Spa/Gym facility that are one. So the access price is for the Spa/Gym combo and is only charged if you don’t have an additional spa service scheduled that day(i.e. massage) and get unlimited access to Spa/Gym that day and the Spa has a hot-tub, sauna room, steam room, & aroma therapy room as well as locker/robes/shower/ect and is highly rated! As for only 2 elevators, the Resort has 10 guest elevators!! The guest had one elevators within 40 feet of his door, you can’t ask for better access than that on a large resort, elevator every ~200 feet.
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  • 5 of 5

We just returned last week from beautiful Cancun. The Royal Sands is a lovely resort on a BEAUTIFUL beach. The swimming pools are large and impeccably cared for. This condo is absolutely perfect. We stayed for one week with another couple and found the resort and the condo be meet our needs very well. The condo is beautifully decorated, pristinely clean and has a magnificent view of the beautiful Caribbean water. It is located near a bus stop, which takes you anywhere you want to go. (No need to rent a car in Cancun. Public transportation is available for next to no cost and very easy to utilize.)

The Royal Sands has a very nice little grocery store on site with about anything you would need and the prices were comparable to other places. The added convenience was worth a few pesos more, even though we did venture to Wal-Mart once. There are also restaurants on site and very near that were very good and reasonably priced. Even though we did not do the all-inclusive option, we ended up eating on site several times. The Spa is VERY beautiful and the workout facility is more than adequate.

Lots to do in Cancun or just take a relaxing trip to rejuvenate. Highly recommend. People everywhere are so friendly. The owner of this unit was very easy to work with. We plan to stay there again sometime in the future for sure. I think late January is the perfect time to go. Not extremely crowded at all.

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Christmas Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was the family vacation with our college and high school kids that we have looked forward to for a long time! Bill was very easy to work with and very accommodating! Recommended shuttle from airport worked out perfectly! The staff was always friendly, and overly eager to assist you. Place was always clean. The market on the property was very reasonably priced and offered a wide variety of food, drinks and alcohol along with fresh bakery items and coffee. We opted not to do the All Inclusive and were very happy with that choice. The beach chairs and pool chairs do fill up quickly with people placing towels on them. I was up everyday at 6:30am and many chairs were already taken. I later learned that people would get their towels the night before and place them out early. The chair situation is monitored by the pool security staff and honestly I've found this same issue many places you stay. Went to Christmas Mass in town about 20 minutes away. Taxi driver was nice enough just to wait for us and didn't charge us extra. Would highly recommend this place and this owner!!

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best vacation ever!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful place.! Best beach, best pool, and such a great villa! Thank you to the owner for reliable information. First time in Cancun with my husband and 3 college age kids. We were comfortable and well taken care of. The staff was cordial, helpful and accommodating. The resort is close to nice restaurants and shopping. The market located in the resort was handy. Couldn't ask for a better vacation.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Austin, Texas

Beautiful property!

  • 5 of 5

This is such an overdue review. I booked this condo for a girls' trip last spring and everyone was so thrilled with the decision. The resort is clean, the beach is absolutely perfect and the condo is better than we expected. The balcony is huge and fully faces the ocean- so beautiful! We took advantage of the grocery store on property and made breakfast each morning in the well equipped kitchen. The Starbucks downstairs was also a treat. Although we didn't head to the beach until late morning, we never had trouble locating 6 chairs. The service on the beach was also great.

Overall, fantastic value, very clean and comfortable condo, easy fit for 6 women. We will hopefully be back!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Cancun International
Nearest Barpub
Many Bars in the Resort & others walking distance
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Ferry to Isla Mujeres (5mi); Cruise ships (40mi)
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Hilton Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Mexico Highway 307 (goes all the way to Belize)
Nearest Restaurant
Many Restaurants in Resort & within walking dist
Nearest Beach
On the Beach: Best Section of Beach in Cancun
Car: not necessary

Cancun is a great escape for all ages and the Royal Sands accommodates both families and couples by having two large areas one more relaxed and one full of action. You can go diving, golfing, beach combing, swimming in the pool and ocean, and sailing all in a day and you only leave the Resort for golf & diving:) We have personally stayed in Cancun for over 12 months in the last 10 years and still find new adventures to go on but relaxing on the Beach and in the Ocean also works! The largest travel agency in Cancun (Thomas Moore) has an office right in the Royal Sands Resort so you can book any tour/adventure there is to offer in the area!


Rates & Availability

Zona Hotelera Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Weeks 36-45
Sep 10 2016 - Nov 18 2016
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
Week 46
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 25 2016
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
Week 47-49
Nov 26 2016 - Dec 16 2016
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
Week 50
Dec 17 2016 - Dec 23 2016
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
Week 51
Dec 24 2016 - Dec 30 2016
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
Week 52
Dec 31 2016 - Jan 6 2017
1 night minimum stay
Weeks 1-15
Jan 7 2017 - Apr 21 2017
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 4.2%

Rates given are accurate for 6 & 7 night rentals where all nights fall into a Saturday to Saturday week. So if your rental does not fit into a Saturday to Saturday week or shorter than 6 nights, you will need to contact me for exact pricing and availability.

Cancellation Policy: I will provide you with all options provided to me as the Owner and a couple more. 1) You can pay an exchange fee $200-$400 and trade for different dates (based on resort availability) 2) You can rerent the dates out on your own 3) I will try to rerent the dates back out for you and will give you any funds received.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
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Zona Hotelera Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
  • 9 stories
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master - toilet , combination tub/shower
    2nd Bedroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 full bathrooms!
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Livingroom Pulldowns - 2 twin/ single , Livingroom - Pull down from entertainment consol
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , Master Bedroom - VERY Spacious
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double
  • 2 Bedroom Villa with additional pull down beds in the livingroom the entire Villa has 5 seperate beds (1 King, 2 Doubles, & 2 Twins)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Just a great all around resort

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