Royal Decameron Aquarium
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Our OpinionA complex of circular towers offering a warm West Indian environment and all the services of a first-class vacation in San Andres. The Royal Decameron Aquarium is just like many of the other Decameron Resorts, offer great value, lots of activities and a fun, upbeat atmosphere for all. The resort is great for couples, singles and families alike.
Royal Decameron Aquarium is a unique resort comprised of many circular buildings built out into the stunning ocean of San Andres Island. The hotel's prime location is on Punta Hansa, one of the most touristic and luxurious areas on the island. Its spectacular architecture looking over the sea is a unique feature of the hotel, providing fantastic panoramic views of the Caribbean throughout the resort. Aquarium is also a beautiful spot for snorkeling and other water sports; even hosting the island's most well known diving academy.
Royal Decameron Aquarium invites you to a placid and relaxed spot with many opportunities for fun and entertainment for you and your family. Enjoy our sensational range of activities such as: aerobics, dance lessons, water sports, scuba diving, a special program for children, our spectacular night shows, contests and games. For those who want to continue the party late, the Decameron night club "El Duende" invites you to enjoy an open bar until 2 am.
Location: Built on the water at Punta Hansa at the extreme north end of the island, 10 minutes drive from the airport.
This is a very old hotel that has degraded so much that it is impossible for staff to maintain. Rust has surfaced from all metal frames and balconies. The hotel staff is not trained and customer service is practically non-existent. It took 1 hour and 40 minutes to check in. Although the hotel had the Expedia reservation they demanded that a paper copy of the reservation is presented for check-in. The reception had to provide a computer to access the reservation on Expedia and print a paper copy. There was no-where in the hotel instructions that a paper copy is required. The check-in area has rows of seats for the guests to stay in line for check in. The hotel room was absolutely filthy. There was hair on the pillow, the floor and the bath tub. The shower was missing a shower head (it was installed later). The room that was reserved through Expedia was a King Size bed with ocean view. Instead I was given a 2 double room with partial view. The hotel does not even have KING SIZE beds. Only queen. After contacting the guest manager they promised to change me room the following day. On the following day they moved my suitcases in the new room. I came back from the beach and asked for a the key to the new room. They said the room was not going to be ready until 4pm and I had no access to my suitcases until that time. A storm came through at the same time. I was caught in my swim suite waiting for the 4 pm hour to get my new room key. Restaurants could not be reserved.
It is a very good hotel! Before going to Aquarium, I was unsure if Marazul was better. Staying in Aqurium was the best choice. Location is great, right in the center very close to lot of stores and the downtown beach. We stayed in a room right in front of the ocean (waking up watching the sunrise from bed was priceless). We were told that even if we did not get a room with ocean view, we could request a change in the next day. Cleaning could be better. Food in the buffets are ok, the restaurants are much better, but you have to wake up early for reservation (reservations start at 7:30 and there is always a line to get your dinner reserved. But we were able to reserve dinner every night). There are 4 restaurants at this hotel, but you can reserve dinner in other decamerons too. The natural pool is amazing, it is right next a bar. We did not have any issues with staff. They were cordial and helped when needed. We actually had an issue with the light of our room, which was blinking in the middle of night. We complained at the front desk and it was solved in 5 minutes. Staying at Decameron was a great option. Just go and relax!
Aquarium San Andres was one of our best stays, thanks to the spacious rooms and nice balcony, the amazing private beaches (especially the rocky cay) which is fabulous.The only down side are the food & drinks which are not the best quality, but still quite good.
What I loved: the view of our room.What I liked: the place is wonderful, the staff is friendly and helpful.What I would expect more: included meals and beverage - that could be really better.What I didn't like: altough there is a big sign "swim at your own risk" they do no permit you to enter the beautiful private beach before 9 am and after 6 pm - and I need to say the private beach looks like a swimming pool and is shallow.What I hated: reggaeton playing loudly in the bar all day - and although we had complained about it, the outrageous music (music?) stayed at the same torturing level.
This was for sure the best hotel on the island... My husband and I live in USA, his parents live in Colombia. It was easy for his parents to book this place through travel agent in Colombia for he four of us to go together..Everything was all inclusive and that was perfect for us.. Everything is extremely affordable if converting from USD.. While here you have access to the other Decameron hotels, which we checked out but soon realized we were at the best place.... The food was great buffet style for all meals and snacks available all day... The bar was open all day also included. Though I speak SOME Spanish, I did not come across many English speaking workers so the entire time my husband was translating everything to me or speaking on my behalf. The only one who I found who spoke English was the bartender. Lol I was ok with that... For an extra fee we did the snorkeling and Johnny Cay boat ride. So worth it!! It was very inexpensive.. The pools at the hotel were beautiful.. Sit down restaurants available for with reservations. Only thing I did not like were the sales-men like reps trolling the area trying to get you to come to their Decameron hotels... One day we rented a atv type car and spent half the day driving around the island I would def recommend this it was beautiful.. Not so nice seeing some of the homes and how people lived outside of the main areas. On our way out they tried to tell us we lost our remote for the TV which was never given to us.. They were arguing with my husband saying we owed them the $$ for it. That was not flying with me so I took care of that. Also the taxi back to airport was supposed to be included and then they ended up charging us for the two Minute car ride which was just annoying at That point. All in all great trip we went in February spent 4 nights the weather was hot but bearable as you were able to get into the pools
Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).
If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.
Items not included:
- Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
- Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
- Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
- Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
- Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
- Items of a personal nature
- 3 buffet meals daily plus snacks
- 3 a la carte dinners (reservations required, dress code in effect)
- Unlimited house wine with lunch and dinner, domestic brand beer and drinks, 24-hours
- Daily activities
- Pool scuba clinic
- Kayaks, windsurfing
- Spanish lessons
- Dance lessons
- Kids activities
- Nightly entertainment
- 252 rooms in 16, three and four-storey buildings
- 2 pools including one located in the ocean
- 4 bars including a pool bar and a swim-up bar
- Buffet restaurant
- 3 a la carte restaurants (open based on occupancy)
- Snack bar
- Casino nearby
- Gym nearby (fee)
- Gift shop
- Jewellry store
- Air conditioning
- 1 queen or 2 3/4 beds
- Cable TV
- In-room safe (fee)
- Bathroom with shower only
- Hairdryer, balcony or terrace
- Maximum occupancy 2 adults or 2 adults and 2 kids
Five hotels in one! - When you stay at the Royal Decameron Aquarium you have access to the facilities of all five Decameron Hotels on San Andres Island. (Arrange locally, subject to availability. Reservations required 24 hours in advance.)
Special feature! - Complimentary shuttle service to the other Decameron properties. (Note that the shuttle is not adapted for people with restricted mobility or in wheelchair)
Early Booking Bonus - This hotel offers early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.
Resort Location Map
Royal Decameron AquariumSan Andres,Colombia
- Hotel Contacts
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Avenida Colombia 1-19, San Andres Island Colombia
Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.
Child pricing may only be available with select tour operators and valid for select dates and durations. Child pricing rules are subject to change without notice. Please contact one of our vacation specialists if you require assistance with child pricing.
Photo identification and/or credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.
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