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Royal Decameron Panama

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Our Opinion

Located about 90 minutes south of Panama City, the drive to this resort can be a bit long from the airport, but it's an easy stretch of straight highway and a good way to see a bit of the country. The resort itself is quite large, with over 800 rooms and growing. Like the other Decameron properties, this one offers great value and service as well. You'll find a mix of North and South American visitors at this resort. The Royal Decameron is definitely recommended, but if doing a package to Panama we would recommend the split package with a couple nights in Panama City as well.


Overview

Royal Decameron Golf Beach Resort in Panama offers a traditional all inclusive experience and more. Located on 2 kilometers of secluded white sand beach, Royal Decameron boasts 8 large pools, 10 restaurants, and 11 bars including 1 swim up bar. All of this is surrounded by lush gardens on a hill overlooking the Pacific ocean make the Royal Decameron an ideal location for your Panama vacation.

Location: On beach just a few minutes from the town of Santa Clara. The Royal Decameron Panama is approximately 1.5 hours from Panama City.


tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • Juan Q :
Excellent attention

Royal Decameron gives you the opportunity to relax and enjoy the beauty of Pacific sea. Whether you travel for business, couple or family trip, you'll find the space to fit your plans. Morning time is full of pool and beach activities, afternoon you can be on a beach cinema or just relax with a gorgeous sunset listening life music.

  • chelsanne : West Kelowna, Canada
Huge resort with lots of amenities

My husband and I stayed at this hotel for our honeymoon. I was impressed by the size and amenities offered. Of all the resorts I've been to this was by far the largest. My husband is a very picky eater and was really happy with the food selections. The food was among the best I've had at an all inclusive.Pros - multiple pools, lots of restaurants with no reservation limit per week, a fun drink menu, beautiful beach with bathtub warm water, lots of food selection.Cons - inconsistency in drink making at some of the bars, stairs (there are a lot, all the room are located in three floor walk-up buildings and the resort is built on a hill so getting to lobbies/rooms if you're on one of the upper level buildings requires walking up a lot of stairs), most of the staff was not overly friendly, resort is a little out of the way from town.Ultimately we have a fantastic time and my butt thanked me for all the stairs. I would suggest brushing up on your Spanish if you're not a Spanish speaker as many of the service staff have limited English speaking skills. This was most apparent in the buffets when trying to order drinks at times but we always made it work.I'd love to see the resort in full swing. As we were there in low season there were many restaurants shut down and not all buffets were operating. Signage was everywhere to direct guests what buffets would be operating each day so that was very helpful. The snack stations were a little disappointing (just hamburgers, hotdogs and some salad). The location map and information handout provided at check-in were very helpful but a little out of date with hours and restaurants. Channel 76 and all the lobbies have daily information running which is helpful so you know what restaurants/pools are open and snack hours/locations.

  • LDAOttawa : Ottawa, Canada
PANAMA TRIP April 2017 :Stayed 7 days all inclusive at Playa Blanco Beach

We spent an all inclusive week here in April,2017. This was our second visit here,as we had flown to Panama City,Panama in 2007 and stayed at the same resort. What has changed is :1-that there is now a direct flight to Rio Hato,Panama,from Montreal with Air Transat, which is just 15 min from the resort. Our last trip, we flew to Panama City airport and it was then a 1.5 hour bus trip to The resort.2- the resort has at least doubled in size. The restaurants were very good. wifi was free and great!3- the beach is not as nice,as our first visit as there has been a lot of sand erosion ,from weather conditions now.it is still a lovely venue, as many of the other places in this area have the same problem.Cancun is the same,which has issues with algae as well, but still a lovely place to visit.4- the staff is great and the pools and restaurants as well!There were a lot of excellent walking paths and the town of Falleron was an easy walk from the hotel.Very relaxing holiday!

  • Schipblack : Playa Coronado, Panama
Beware of stairs

This is a beach front hotel. The staff are great. Little if any English. The rooms do not have a lot of amenities(like Kleenex, radio's, etc.etc.). Exorbitant price for WiFi, Fridge, telephone use. Some rooms have been renovated. The pool now has a huge play ground in it. The grounds are lovely with much animal life. But, beware of the stairs - 68 to 78 steps down to the beach. Yes, you can get a shuttle - when they show up. Waiting 1-1/2 hours to get up or down is not my idea of a holiday.

  • Gabriella40Gradi : Montreal, Canada
Big Resort, Outdated, Ocean Ok, Food Ok, it's a 3.5*

12 nights: Stayed at Royal Decameron Golf, Beach Resort.I was at this resort 8 months ago (end December into January 2017)We celebrated New Years Day here, and they put on an amazing, phenomenal, fun, exicitingparty for everyone! 5*Check-In 5*was a breeze! Done directly from the airport.This deserves a 5* (thanks to Air Transat)Weather 5*During the day; HOTEvenings; WarmFood 3.5 *The Buffet restaurants were the only ones we found better than the ones weneeded to make reservations. Overall, decent food.All meats/fish/seafood were always over cooked.Rooms 3.5 *I booked two rooms. Both outdated. (and this is why it's given a 3.5*)However the beds and pillows were very comfortable.AirConditioning worked good the entire time.Towels always replenished, and clean.Room service was satisfactory.There isn't a radio/alarm clock in the room.There isn't a coffee machine either. There is a mini fridge. Every day we would find a big bottle of water in our washroom,and we would put those bottles in our fridge.Beach 5* ... but it lacks Beach ServiceWe always sat at the same spot the 2 weeks there. (section of Pacifiko restaurant)Sand was raked every morning, and seaweed was cleaned up daily.Water was gentle the entire time. However, 4 feet into the water, you don't seeyour toes anymore, alot of sand movement beneath. You don't need water-shoes.It's phenomenal to see the black crystal glittering black sand near the shore.And the beige sand looked like it glittered with billions of diamonds. It's so impressive to see.Plenty of sun chairs at the beach. No need to wake up before the sun rises.They're beach towel system is great ! Hand them your used towel, and they hand you a new one.Staff 5*They only speak Spanish, we don't speak much spanish.We still managed to understand eachother by mixing in our english, italian, and french.They're nice people. They work hard. Over-All 3.5*Wifi ONLY works in the 3 lobby's.Alot of stairs, and up hill walking. This resort is built on a hill. However, Grounds are well maintained,Public washrooms were well kept, never missing any toilet paper, but all outdated.1. Bring your own toilettries.2. Bring your own sunscreens / oils (prices in Panama are ridiculously high)3. For the ladies: you might want to only wear flat sandals in this resort (this place is built on a hill)4. You may bargain with the beaches vendors.5. The airport Scarlett Martinez (RIH) doesn't have a duty-free shop. We considereddoing an excursion to Panama City for a day, and it was great :) where we bought souvenirs.

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).

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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
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  • 3 meals daily plus snacks
  • All drinks from 10am-2am (domestic beer, premium brand cocktails, house wine with dinner)
  • Introductory scuba lesson
  • Windsurfing
  • Sailing
  • Pedal boats
  • Kayaks
  • Waterpolo
  • Horseback riding 
  • Aerobics
  • Tennis
  • Beach volleyball
  • Daily activities
  • Spanish lessons
  • Nightly entertainment
  • Disco
  • 820 rooms in thirty 3-storey buildings
  • Buffet restaurant
  • 8 a la carte restaurants (reservations required)
  • Snack bar
  • 4 bars
  • Live nightly entertainment
  • Disco
  • 3 pools
  • 2 children's pools
  • 2 jacuzzis
  • 2 tennis courts (1 lit)
  • Golf nearby (fee)
  • Shops

Hotel Rooms included:

  • 1 king or 2 double beds
  • Air-conditioning
  • TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathroom with shower only
  • In-room safe (fee)
  • Balcony or patio
  • Max occ. 4 persons, up to 3 adults

For the Kids Kids activities with a minimum of 10 kids, ages 5-11, Babysitting (Fee).

Honeymooners Receive a bottle of sparkling wine and a fruit basket. Request at time of booking, requires proof of marriage.

Wedding Packages - Are also available. Please inquire for more details.

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  • Royal Decameron Panama
    Panama,Panama

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Royal Decameron Beach Resort, Golf & Casino
Avenida principal Farallon, Km.115, Farallon, Rio Hato Panama

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.

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