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The Royal in Cancun by Real Club new to II and$$$

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After reading lots of reviews about the Royal (adults only) on trip adviser it seems like an amazing resort. I was very excited when I saw an Interval Press release welcoming the Royal to II (TYL). The excitement turned to "are you kidding me" as I clicked my way towards conformation. For the dates I wanted the add on fee was $249 pp per night. So for seven nights in addition to giving up my unit with $1000 maint. fee I have to pay $3,486 + tax + II fee. That seems crazy. You can go to the Real website and reserve for much less. Is this fee typical for an All Inclusive with II? Has anyone been to the Royal? I am going to the Royal Sands this June for the first time. It looks like I just made it before they switch over to AI for II traders.
 

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The resort you are referencing is not a part of the Royal Resorts. It belongs to a completely different company.
 

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Correct. The Resort Im asking about is the AI that is adults only and rated #2 on Trip Advisor. This resort was just added to II a couple of weeks ago with the code tyl I understand it has nothing to do with Royal Resorts. It is owned by Real Resorts and named THE Royal Cancun.
 

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So are the Royal Resorts (you mentioned Royal Sands in post #1) going all-inclusive through II?

Wow, $3,486 + tax and exchange fee. That would be a very expensive exchange!
 

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Yep. The Royal Sands will be going all-inclusive for exchangers later this year. They have not released prices yet. As I understand it owners can opt out of AI and renters can opt out. But if you exchange in with II then you have to pay. I'm glad I get to see the Royal Sands before the change. I was wondering if the fee the ROYAL Cancun by Real Resorts is any indication of what may be coming from the Royal Sands. For those prices give me a nice cabin on Oasis or Allure of the Seas and I'll save my timeshare for Maui.
 

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Edited: I checked online and the Royal Resorts one is "The Royal Cancun®" and the Real Resorts one is "THE Royal Cancun".

Confusing, confusing, confusing.

Hope you enjoy The Royal Sands, and while there you could check out The Royal Cancun® and THE Royal Cancun.
 
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Yep. The Royal Sands will be going all-inclusive for exchangers later this year. They have not released prices yet. As I understand it owners can opt out of AI and renters can opt out. But if you exchange in with II then you have to pay. I'm glad I get to see the Royal Sands before the change. I was wondering if the fee the ROYAL Cancun by Real Resorts is any indication of what may be coming from the Royal Sands. For those prices give me a nice cabin on Oasis or Allure of the Seas and I'll save my timeshare for Maui.


AMEN!!!


Jim
 

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As I understand it owners can opt out of AI and renters can opt out. But if you exchange in with II then you have to pay. QUOTE]

I'm not sure that refers to those who rent directly from the
Royal Resorts (non-members). I thought it only ment if you rent directtly from an owner.:shrug:
 

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As I understand it owners can opt out of AI and renters can opt out. But if you exchange in with II then you have to pay.

I'm not sure that refers to those who rent directly from the Royal Resorts (non-members). I thought it only ment if you rent directtly from an owner.:shrug:

That's correct - The current plan is that if a non-member exchanges, or if a non-member rents through royalresorts.com or ISCO or makes a travel-agent type reservation, the AI is mandatory.

AI, at a reduced price, is optional for members/owners regardless of how they come to the resort - i.e. they can use their own, rent someone else's, exchange.

If a non-member makes private arrangements to rent from a member, then AI is optional. I believe said optional AI is also at the member's reduced price. This is a good reason for renting from a member, via ads on TUG and other sources.
 
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I went to the Islander this year for the first time and thought it was a nice trade. My wife was in a cast so we ate at their restaurants mostly. I'm wondering if all the Royals are adopting this policy and when it goes into effect. We were going to trade again for the next winter but I wouldn't want to be locked into eating there.The food was ok but there are better places to eat in Cancun. This seems like it may make their trade value go down. Don't most timeshare owners enjoy the option of cooking in their unit and saving some cash to splurge for dinner? Am I missing something.
 

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If you are an owner, or rent from an owner, the all-inclusive fee is optional.
If you rent through the Royals or exchange in the fee will be mandatory.

People will need to rent from an owner or be an owner to have the option.
 

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If you are an owner, or rent from an owner, the all-inclusive fee is optional.
If you rent through the Royals or exchange in the fee will be mandatory.

People will need to rent from an owner or be an owner to have the option.

The negative to this is that those of us who own multiple TS weeks don't necessarily want to spend $ to rent a week when we've already paid MF of our own. Sure one could try to trade a week, but that is much more difficult to organize- not impossible and I've done it myself several times, just more difficult than going thru II. One could also rent out ones owned week and then rent another week from a Royal Resorts owner, but again way more hassle than exchanging.

Personally, I think this is nothing but a negative for Royal Resorts owners- they are more likely to encounter drunk people, the food quality at the restaurants will likely go down b/c of the captive audience, and Royal owners trading power in II will likely suffer greatly because most don't want the expense of the AI. Who the heck knows, I could be dead wrong and I'm interested to see how this really plays out over the next few years. Fortunately for us, we own a Starwood week and can trade in to Lagunamar and we can trade into Grand Luxxe with either Starwood or Hyatt, so we can still readily travel to the Yucatan even with the loss of the Royals. It's just a shame, they are really nice resorts.

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