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

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type villa


About the property

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

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 at least one member of the rental party be 25+ years old.

Great for the Family they have about 5 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 grocery 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 Suite Half 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 the 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 (8 if you have a baby/toddler in a crib)

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).

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.

***If you rent from me you will NOT be required to do the All-Inclusive Program it will be optional to you. but you will still have access to everything at the Resort you just charge any food/drinks to your room using your room key as a charge card. (If you decide you would like to do the AI, they are currently offering all my guests the members price of $69 per night per adult, $49 kids 13-18, $19 kids 4-12, and free under 4)

I'm the only individual owner at the Royal Sands that owns a Villa for 52 weeks so you are in great hands.

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Bill Coghill
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018

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 Hotel Zone

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!


Hotel Zone Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
  • 9 stories
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Max. adults: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
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
  • 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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Royal Sands Resort & Spa: Best Section of Beach/Ocean in CANCUN!
average rating of 4.875 based on 24 reviews

Ocean Front unit was fantastic! Plenty of Room

  • 5 of 5

Property was great! Room was fantastic. Plenty of room for the family to spread out and not be on top of each other. Ocean Views and sounds were perfect. We opted not to do the All-Inclusive, with 3 high end restaurant dinners and much higher end wine (from L Europea) we spent about the same as the all - inclusive. There is a nice Grocery Store 5 minutes walk at the mall just north of the property. Great Italian (CENACOLO) right across the street, Great steaks at Harry's Grill a walk south of the hotel.

Would stay here again and would go through Bill.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bozeman, Montana

Amazing!! Can't wait to rent again!!

  • 5 of 5

I brought my daughter and two friends down for their senior trip. We are from Montana and had the most amazing time!! The villa was gorgeous and clean!! The resort itself was also amazing!!! We can't wait to go again next year!! Bill was very prompt with information! Highly recommend!!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Even BETTER second time around!!

  • 5 of 5

Bill, we trusted you the first time we vacationed at Royal Sands and we were extremely pleased with the unit and the property. We didn't know how it could get better, but sure enough it did! First off Royal Sands is right in the middle of the hotel zone. The next resort south of RS is the Ritz Carlton and a few more from that is the Marriott Marquis. It is centrally located and in a matter of minutes in either direction you can find anything you want. I would highly recommend forgoing the cab service and riding the local bus! So much fun and so easy! There is a stop at the resort - ask the bellman how/where. The only time we took a cab was when we went to a nice restaurant and got ripped off by both drivers. They just make up a cost.

The staff is simply incredible! The food is very good at the restaurants and pool bars! The unit is just fantastic! The beach is amazing, the water is crystal clear!!!! You can wade in to your chest and still count your toes! The pools are immaculately kept, the pool and beach furniture are very comfortable and look to be brand new! Everywhere you sit for sun and water there is amazing service for drinks and food. These folks hustle to get you what you want, but leave you alone if you want to be left alone. They find a good balance. Another thing we love about the place is the little grocery market that is in the lobby of the resort. Sure the prices are a little higher but it's onsite and so very convenient! As I mentioned in my first review back in 2013 you get a 2 BR suite for the price of a hotel room!

As you check in you are assigned to a concierge who is there to help make any type of reservation you can think of, whether dinner reservations on/off the property, daily excursions, spa treatment, etc. They are there to serve! As for this place being a time share property we were hesitant the first time we rented since we didn't know what to expect. We weren't sure if we would be forced to sit through a 90 minute - hard sell - sales pitch. But you are simply asked if you'd like to learn more about the property, no commitments. The first time we visited we choose to sit through it. This time, since we had already been, we decided against it. No pressure!

Bill, Kelly and I had another fantastic time and be assured the next time we come to Cancun we will only need to come to one place for our next vacation! One of your villa's! Thank you for sharing!

Walt & Kelly - Kennesaw, GA

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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FAMILY VACATION ~ 1st Time to Cancun

  • 5 of 5

My husband, myself and our 2 daughters (early 20s), spent the week before Christmas, at the Royal Sands! The resort itself is absolutely beautiful! Our villa, was everything I could have hoped for and more. When I first started communicating with Bill, to be honest, I was a little apprehensive not knowing what to expect. I put my trust in him, and he did not let us down. He answered all of my questions in a timely manner and was very patient with me as I went through planning a trip like this for the first time. The villa that he promised us was amazing! We requested to be placed on a top floor and we were, with a breathtaking view from either of our balconies! It was impeccably clean and very spacious! The layout was great, as we could come together in the living room, kitchen area and balconies, but allowed for privacy in separate bathrooms and bedrooms. It was a great fit for our family, but would also accommodate a larger family or separate couples. As for the Royal Sands Resort and Spa....I cannot say enough good things about this place and the people who are on their staff! The staff is unbelievable! We never encounter one person who was not extremely friendly and seemed genuinely glad we were there. They are there to make every aspect of your trip memorable. Everyone was so attentive to any need we had and as helpful as could be! We enjoyed the pool and beach area (both VERY clean), the spa, and we found souvenirs in the store and any grocery items, and such, in the market on the main floor. The restaurant had a nice selection when we chose to eat in there or they will also deliver poolside, to the swim up bar or right to you on the beach! The sports bar had a friendly atmosphere to watch the Packers game on a Sunday afternoon! When we ventured out, we took full advantage of having our day excursions planned for us! All the arrangements were made, with no problems at all. The resort is within walking distance of a very nice mall and several other restaurants. One day we even took advantage of bikes that the resort has available, and enjoyed a family bike ride. I would HIGHLY recommend staying here and letting Bill take care of everything for you and your family. We can't wait to go back! :)

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: April 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: February 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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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!




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

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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