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.
First, my room was very clean, when i arrived i was having a astonishing view of the caribbean sea (tower 14)... The room was really well cleaned, the air conditioning and the bed was very confortable. I didn't go to the pool area as i was far from here but i went most of the time to the decks with chairs and la piscina natural which is great for swimming with few fishs. However the best place to scuba dive and snorkeling is West View (aquanautes) i recommend going over here if you want. The bars are great, the service also. The areas of Aquarium is great and romantic as there is light for nightime. The hotel location is a must, as it is located downtown near the Coco Loco bar (a must) for dancing and clubbing at night. If you want to walk 5 minutes you can go to a georgous beach and it is really great. Il would go anytime another week to this hotel, it was really great. Restaurant a la carte are really good, however if there are things to improve, the reservation is really difficult to these you have to wake up a 7:00 and wait 45 minutes, i haven't tried the el patio steak restaurant for this reason because i was diving in the morning. The shows and the animation is o.k. Thanks.
Bartenders are very rude. You literally have to beg for small cup of beer. One of them actually yelled at me twice. The woman that works at guest services promised to get a cake for my son's birthday .We were supposed to let her know half an hour before our dinner reservation ,so that's what we did the next day.When we got to her office that dayshe told us that we were supposed to let her know at 9 am ,that it was too late.The hotel has no beach you have to walk about 15 minutes to get to the beachThe hotel is old and needs to be renovated.One of the rooms had no lights at all.The pool is very small.The night entertainment is very poor.Forget about traditional dances circusses or Michael Jackson shows in this place.All they have is boring contests with the guests.Some of the guests felt so embarrased they walked out of the stage.Food is average and there is no variety.It's almost the same food every day.IN CONCLUSION THIS HOTEL IS THE WORST ALL INCLUSIVE I HAVE EVER VISITED!
I wasn't expecting too much from this, an all inclusive, but it was so disappointing that I have to write this review. The pro -- the room was nice and the beds comfortable. Then there are the cons. Our first drinks to celebrate our arrival, free at the bar near the disco, were so bad we threw them away and never had another. Mine was a margarita, don't remember my friend's. It was noisy at night. The listed activities were practically nonexistent. The "beach" is sandless - a ladder from the dock gets you into the ocean. All beach chairs/lounges are on the dock. The food was mediocre, as expected, and the dinner in the special dining room was a mite better. Should you still go to Decameron Aquarium, I suggest you leave the premises and have dinner at their sister resort, Decameron Defines, just down the street, or even better the little Peru Wok nearby which had surprisingly great food. AND, there's a nice public beach a little further down and it has real sand! Unfortunately we didn't discover the good things about San Andres Island until it was time to leave and didn't give it a chance to prove its lovely self.
After a wonderful trip through beautiful Columbia, this hotel was terrible experience. It is not up to standards expected by most North Americans looking for a relaxing getaway at the beach. The staff seemed bored or angry. The food was overcooked and under seasoned , and it was almost impossible to reserve space in the "specialty" dining rooms. Cocktails were mostly sugar syrup and light on the alcohol. A loud speaker blasted much of the day and night drowning out the sounds of wind and sea.
If you are looking for a sprawling beautiful resort with lovely beach and great service, then this is NOT the place to choose! However, being able to walk directly into town for an stroll was a definite plus!Its on the older side, however reasonably maintained. Rooms,Beds and shower were decent.Pool was..well...odd and useless!The pier was really nice, no bugs!! Bonus! Nice atmosphere.Food was...edible. We didn't starve. The Japanese was good.Sharlene at the poolside buffet was the BEST!! She should be a bartender!Speaking of bartenders...absolutely HORRIBLE!! Especially the pier bar, it was almost laughable how little they visibly cared about giving any kind of service.There were times we walked AWAY from a relatively empty bar due to simply not being able to get service! The staff in general are miserable, clearly there is some very VERY poor management going on here for so many miserable staff. We still had a great time, however would not go back to this resort. I would try the Isleno? next time. Much nicer looking resort. The Marazul was nice too with fantastic bar service and a nicer "resort" feel, however, I really liked being able to go into town on foot.Purchased a few emeralds from "Mario" in town, he is a character and a half! Great place to buy lower end emeralds at a decent price. However, you are getting lower end quality, but the price does reflect that. If you are looking for high end and good quality emeralds you might want to check out the Dianes? I think it is? Across from Marios. Her prices were higher, but decent as well with much higher quality products.
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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
- Extra Info
Avenida Colombia 1-19, San Andres Island Colombia
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