Royal Decameron Complex

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Our Opinion

One of our best sellers! The Royal Decameron is a large, well run hotel with lots of activities and entertainment always going on. Being in Riviera Nayarit, the beach is excellent and expansive. There are many restaurants to choose from and the food is very good. Shopping in Bucerias is literally right outside the resort. Great value, excellent service and a fun atmosphere are just some of the reasons why this hotel is one of our most popular resorts year after year. A solid choice for couples, families and singles.


Overview

Surrounded by swaying palm trees and lush green gardens, the Royal Decameron Complex in Riviera Nayarit offers up a splendid all inclusive resort that relaxes its guests with its warm ambiance and Mexican decor. A popular resort amongst Canadian, the Royal Decameron's charming buildings are accentuated by a unique Mexican-architectural style with vibrant hues and multi-coloured tiles. All located on the beautiful shores of a golden sand beach. Whether you're looking for a tropical adventure or a little rest and relaxation, you'll find the Royal Decameron caters to all tastes!

Location: On the beach in Riviera Nayarit, within walking distance to the Bucerias Village entrance, 20 min from downtown, 15 min from the airport.


tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • Andrea J : Calgary, Canada
Colourful, friendly and fun!

Before staying here, my expectations were pretty low. To be honest, my previous opinion of all-inclusive resorts was that they existed to shelter the anxious traveller from the actual culture of the country they were visiting by creating an environment as bland and Americanized as possible.Royal Decameron just blew my expectations out of the water! It felt safe and was clean and comfortable, but at the same time was unapologetically Mexican. As we were there during "off-season" for North Americans, many of the guests were from Latin America as well as all the performers in the night show. You felt connected to the culture while still enjoying a relaxing vacation.The property was extensive with several pools, 2 buffets (which were different every night), 5 a-la-carte restaurants and was landscaped with gardens, ponds, and fountains. The beach was amazing with soft sand, warm water and plenty of activities. The staff was friendly and fun, and would go the extra mile to make you happy. The small things that keep this from being a 5-star review are:- The entire resort did not have Wifi, just 2 lounge areas. At that, it was fairly unstable wifi which would lose connection frequently. Not that it's a bad thing to switch off once in a while, but I think my family was slightly concerned as I'm usually more connected on my vacations.- The only parts of the resort that were air-conditioned were the rooms, the disco, the gift shops and one of the a-la-carte restaurants. The buffets, lounges, lobbies, and 4 of the a-la-carte restaurants were all open-air. While this contributed to the authentic feel, it was also fairly uncomfortable in the summer much of the time.- Some extras such as the room safe were extra money.All in all, would definitely stay again!

  • Saurav S : Toronto, Canada
No regrets only sun and fun

As you probably are now, I have also been through this. Spent days, weeks in researching and debating and reading reviews and doing price shopping and everything else that comes with booking a vacation. But be assured after all those steps, if you get here, when you sit by the beautiful beach and pool, among those colorful buildings, you will thank yourself for making this choice. All your efforts are worth now. Well at least that is how I felt.Was everything perfect, no. So lets find out what was not. This is a very big resort, so if you are in a far building prepared to walk. we intentionally chose a building farthest, so that we could get a nice relaxing walk by the pool. The food, I have eaten better at other resorts, but my no means it was bad or anything. Just saying, you might have eaten better before. I really missed some evening snack section, some other resorts have snacks, cookies, coffee machine etc at the lobby. This one had none of that. Now that we started the coffee topic, unfortunately there are is no good coffee to be found in the morning. Other places I have seen the bar serving espresso or cappuccino or just regular brewed coffee, but this place had no coffee station in the AM. And that's it for what I missed.Rooms were perfect for me, spacious, comfortable beds, no maintenance issue in our room. People are THE BEST, always smiling and helpful. Buffet and ala carte were good. There is more than what you will be able to eat. I love beach. So this was our high point, beautiful beach, found chairs all the time. Nice waves to play around. Nice water temperature and I can go on and on and on. And a bonus, this resort is very close to the town of Bucerias. We ate two nights outside at local places (Separate reviews). We shopped local as well. And walked/biked to the town almost every day.Now with all these, and for the price I paid which was cheaper than other resorts in the same area, I must summarize as this being one of my best vacations and will definitely go back if possible. Thank you for making my vacation great.

  • volvogirl2016 : Vancouver, Canada
2nd stay, even better

Got one of those " too good to turn down " deals. $854 out of Vancouver for single occupancy. I emailed ahead and requested building 1, 2, or 3. I was put in building 3 with an ocean view, nice touch. The rooms could use new furniture. Other than that, no complaints. The food was very good for all in. My favorite was Picolo. I had a blast, met lots of people, made some new friends. The walk to the flea market is very doable, go. The staff are second to none, very friendly. Bar service was good. I would go back, especially if I found another deal like I got.

  • paul w : Manchester, United Kingdom
Great Two Weeks

We enjoyed our stay at Decameron. The staff were very friendly. The garden and grounds were extensive, very clean and well maintained. The beach was clean . There were lots of available sun beds, and people weren't putting towels down to reserve. The A la Carte restaurants were very good, easy to book and no limit on repeat bookings. The buffets restaurants (several) had a good choice. We used the snack bat mainly for lunch. There were a good mix of nationalities, mainly Mexicans, Americans and Canadians - not a lot of UK people, which was a bonus, and a chance to speak some Spanish. We want to experience Mexico not a UK holiday camp. The weather was good, we did get a couple of occasions of rain, which was at night – every day we had sunshine and blue skies. We did some trips with Vallarta Adventure Sports, which you can book from their rep at the hotel (cheaper than with Thomson). Especially loved the dolphin extreme experience, but also enjoyed the luxury snorkel trip and the sea safari. We also spent the day at Suyelita and leant how to surf . A slight downside was the limited areas for WiFi, but then again you go on holiday to get away from home, not to be glued to your phone finding out what’s going on back in the UK. All in all, we had a great holiday here, and would come back

  • jcstrand : Grande Prairie, Canada
Nice, but some issues

I am very easy to please. I love to travel, and always take the good with the bad.That being said, there were several things about the Royal Decameron I enjoyed, but there were several issues as well. First the reservation situation. I was downstairs at 730 the first two days to try and get a reservation at any of the restaurants to no avail. Yet every night there were empty tables. We were there for a week and were unable to have dinner anywhere but the two buffets. The food at the buffets were fine, but it would have been nice to at least try one of the other restaurants. The other issue was the rudeness of the locals. The Mexican staff were wonderful, but the Mexican customers treated us like we didn't belong. Many were rude, (I know rudimentary Spanish and don't appreciate being called a white pig when a child isn't looking and runs into me), and would cut in line or stand in front of us for the shows. I got to the theater very early on night, and waited for the show. Had great seats, then had to move, stand, make room and try to see around people that came late. Its full, be early. There should be doors and lock late comers out. We did have a situation one day with my towel card going missing from the booth. We found it later at a different booth. trying to resolve the issue was frustrating as my minimal Spanish and the towel boys lack of English made communication non existent a d had to use customer services to find my towel card. WIFI works best in the tropical lobby, and the general 4 block and some of the bars. Use GuestWifi, not GuestWifi2. My last complaint is with the travel company. We booked and traveled through Transtat. The flight was good, plane comfortable, but when I booked I requested to be on the ground floor or second floor due to knee issues, also I wanted to be close to the beach. They booked me in building five top floor. Almost as far from the beach you can get. I would recommend building 4. You would probably have wifi in your room, there is an elevator and is centrally located to everything. I liked the beds, yes they were hard, but still comfortable. The lady that did our room took great care of us, even leaving us water when I was too hungover to answer the door...it happens! The bartenders and wait staff are great and are wonderful at their job. I was impressed at the brand name spirits as well. Other resorts I have been to have no name booze. The disco is very busy but fun. If you like to shoot pool then be there before the show lets out. I found the pools and grounds to be well kept and clean. When you are shopping for souvenirs hit both gift shops as there is different things in each. There is a great market just up the road from the resort. It is quite the uphill hike but worth it, as the prices are great and great selection. I would avoid the Bucerias Marketplace. I was told it was great, had to go. I felt like I was thrown in a shark tank. The vendors are aggressive. If you do want to check it out take a cab, its only 50 pesos. People say its a short walk, but in Mexico heat, its too far. If you have a free afternoon take part in the painting offered by the beach bar. Its 300 pesos, pick your ceramic, paint it and they fire it to make it shine. It was fun and I would recommend. Its a nice souvenir, and its persona.The ocean is a little aggressive, but not so bad that you can't enjoy an afternoon in the water.I enjoyed my week at the Decameron and would return, but it would be nice to see a different system for dinner reservations.

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  • Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
  • Snacks
  • A la carte dining w/reservations
  • Unlimited Domestic beer, drinks, and wine
  • Theme nights
  • Windsurfing
  • Sailing
  • Boogie boards
  • Introductory scuba diving lesson in pool
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Basketball court
  • Soccer
  • Bicycles (subject to availability)
  • Daily activities
  • Nightly entertainment
  • Disco
  • 620 rooms in various low-rise buildings
  • 3 buffet restaurants
  • 5 a la carte restaurants including: Japanese, Thai, Steakhouse, Mexican and Italian
  • 2 snack bars
  • Pizzeria
  • 6 bars
  • 5 Pools - 1 adults only pool and 4 with children's area
  • Lounge chair and towels
  • 3 tennis courts
  • Basketball court
  • Soccer field
  • 2 gift shops
  • Disco
  • Massage services (fee)
  • Beauty salon (fee)
  • Internet access (fee)
  • Golf nearby (fee)
  • 24 hour doctor service (fee)

Guest Rooms include:

  • 1 king or 2 double beds
  • Air-conditioning
  • Satellite TV
  • In-room safe (fee)
  • Bathroom with shower only
  • Balcony or terrace with garden, pool, or ocean view
  • Max occupancy 4 persons no more than 3 adults

Kids Deals - One child 2-12 stays & eats free when sharing a room and existing bedding with adults.

For the Kids - Kids 4-12 can enjoy organized children's activities, when there is a minimum number of children registered. Babysitting service upon availability (fee).

Honeymooners - Receive a complimentary bottle of sparkling wine and a fruit basket. (Valid within 30 days of weeding. Request at time of booking. Proof of marriage required.

Wedding Package - Please inquire for details.

Special Features - Guests can use the shuttle service to Puerto Vallarta (Book and pay locally).

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 Complex
    Riviera Nayarit,Mexico

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Royal Decameron Complex
Lazaro Cardenas 150 Riviera de Nayarit, Bucerias 63732 Mexico

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