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Royal Decameron Aquarium

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A 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.

Overview

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.


tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • ScooterInMotion : Denver, Colorado
Terrible service, noisy, bad food, bad drinks

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.

  • Sheila T :
You get what you pay for.

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.

  • David H : Ottawa, Canada
Not 5 star but perfectly lovely

I stayed here for two weeks from January 12/17 to January 26/17. Ala carte meals are not bad, there are five restaurants that you can reserve for a nice dinner lots of swimming in pool as well as the sea in the hotel. The rooms are pretty clean and well kept. Beds are clean and comfy,t he bathroom is nice, only a shower though in my room, at least Costs extra for room safe, wifi. All in all the all inclusive plan makes for an easy, fairly relaxing inexpensive holiday. And the island is like a slice of heaven in the middle of the Caribbean. No complaints here!

  • Thomas S : Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Mixed feelings

The Decameron hotel/resort is based on the 'all inclusive' concept and we paid like $ 400 per night, The concept itself is good, the way they do it however is not so good. The hotel feels like a 2-3 star hotel. It allready starts with the check-in. We were send to a big room with many chairs where we ladies are sitting behind a big table to do the check in. We had a reservation for a room with a view at the sea but we got a room at the first floor at the busy street side and close to the entertainment center. We couldn't sleep the whole night. The next day they transfer us to a room with a view at the water which was very nice. But the first night out of the 4 was gone..The hotel has 4 a la carte restaurants and 2 buffet. The buffet restaurants are serving exactly the same food. Tastless, cold, overcooked and served at plastic plates. Not to be recommended and you have to take one of the a la carte restaurant. But .... you have to make a reservation and this can only be done at the day you want to have the restaurant.... and this has to be done at the reservation desk that opens at 07.30...... if you come after 08.30, all the restaurants are full so you have to wake up early, stand in line for an hour to make the reservations ... Not a nice way to spend your hollidays!! The food however served in these a la carte restaurants are much better than the buffet restaurants.. The rooms are basic, old but ok. Some renovations however would be appreciated. There is no free wifi. You have to pay $ 3 per hour and there are no special tariffs, so 1 day internet is 24x$3! There are however several public places where you can get free internet. We used the Juan Valdez coffee, 10 minutes away, for our daily wifi. The hotel has no beach but within 10 minutes there is a public beach. The hotel as a relative small pool. We didn't use it. It was quite dirty. Allready at 10 am it didn't look nice. Positive, the staff was friendly and helpful. Therefore, although the concept of the hotel is good, there were several things in this hotel that would, or better should be improved to make the stay more nice and therefore we had mixed feelings about this hotel.

  • Omar S :
Terrible service!

The check in is at 3pm but we got our rooms at 4.30 pm, and we were placed in the worst rooms. Never ever accept to stay in tower 16, it is in front of a discoteck and one of the hotel's restaurants is in the first floor, too noisy! We couldn't sleep at all!In general, the service is very inneficient, they know nothing about customer service and they need to improve a lot to be at the level of other international resorts. If you have another option take it!

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
  • Snorkeling
  • Kayaks, windsurfing
  • Spanish lessons
  • Dance lessons
  • Kids activities
  • Nightly entertainment
  • Disco
  • 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
  • Disco
  • Casino nearby
  • Gym nearby (fee)
  • Gift shop
  • Jewellry store
Hotel Room includes:
  • Air conditioning
  • 1 queen or 2 3/4 beds
  • Cable TV
  • Phone
  • In-room safe (fee)
  • Mini-fridge
  • Bathroom with shower only
  • Hairdryer, balcony or terrace
  • Maximum occupancy 2 adults or 2 adults and 2 kids
Honeymoon special! - Special features for honeymooners available. Please inquire for details.

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.

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  • Royal Decameron Aquarium
    San Andres,Colombia

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Decameron Aquarium
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.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges upon check-in to fulfil.

Hotels do not condone unruly behavior, parties in rooms, excessive noise or any other actions that violate the hotels terms of use. Guests may be removed from the property at their own expense in the event of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff. Escapes.ca cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules.

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