Hotel Overview

The all-inclusive Royal Decameron Beach Resort, Golf & Villas is located in Panama, approximately 87 miles southwest of Tocumen International Airport overlooking the Pacific Ocean and an endless stretch of greenery.

Surrounded by lush gardens hilltop, this all-inclusive resort rests upon a secluded, golden sand beach. Boasting eight large pools, ten restaurants, and 11 bars, the incredible Royal Decameron Beach Resort, Golf & Villas also lives up to its name with a stunning, on-site 18-hole golf course. Take part in other exciting, outdoor activities like volleyball or water aerobics. Free non-motorized water sports are also at your call and beckoning.

Dine at Cafe Med for Mediterranean specialties and a spectacular a la carte experience just off the beach, where live music is featured most nights. For a less traditional dining experience, Sushi Samba, located near the infinity pool on the upper level, has mastered the art of Tepayanaki-style cuisine, where dinner is cooked on a grill right in front of your eyes. Then, show off at the dance floor at the discotheque before retiring to your cozy room.


Beach – Farallon Area
Panama City, Panama - Tocumen International Airpor : 88 miles

Property Information

Floors: 3
Total rooms: 852


Hotel Details

Onsite Dining

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General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM
Minimum Check-In Age: 18
General Policies:

Check-in Policy - Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds. 

Convention Policy - Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.

Hotel Spring Break Policy - This hotel cannot guarantee a spring-break-free environment.

Transfer Policy - A price may display when children stay free, if your vacation includes transfer to your hotel.

General Information - Room taxes and service fees are included in vacation price.  Minimum night stay restrictions may apply.  Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.

Pet Policy Pets Not Allowed

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

3.5 star tripadvisor rating 5006 reviews
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Royal Decameron

    The resort is clean but very crowded and noisy. We visited during a National Holiday so resort was packed with locals celebrating. It appears that they do not get many foreign visitors as I think we were the only Americans there and we met a Canadian couple and a German couple. We had to call security two nights in a row (at 2:30 am and 10:15 pm) because the music from the adjoining room was so loud ... turns out they weren’t even there so security turned the music off. They noisily arrived back about 3:30 am. I was disappointed in our welcome upon dropped us off and set our luggage down. No one greeted us so we walked over to the lobby desk to check in. The lady waved in the general direction of our building (there were at least 50) and no, no maps available... come back tomorrow. She also gave vague directions for where to eat ... it was 10:30 pm so had a little trouble finding our way. All of the specialty restaurants that are on their web site don’t exist. It is very difficult to find a staff member who speaks English. No staff in the restaurants speak English, nor do pool staff. Life guards wander off to go get a drink or whatever .... I paid a lot of attention to their activity and was appalled at how little attention they were paying especially with all the kids in the water. Beach was just average. Resort and rooms need major updating. Rooms were clean and housekeeping seemed to do a good job. I will not return and would not recommend.

    Nov 08, 2019
  • 2.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Exclusive exclusion

    I will start by saying the nature surrounding this place is beautiful. Tropical Birds, trees, plants, and a gorgeous breeze. Unfortunately that’s where the beauty stops. To get here from the airport was a nightmare. You have your option of renting a car from the most ignorant, arrogant person, and being the big A I assumed everything would be fine here, but no. They are owned by a private entity and they tell you what happens. It’s a two hour ride either way, so you either have to rent a car or pay a cab or an Uber $100+. When you arrive, they begin telling you all the restrictions about using their property. Number one, and most importantly, if you do not upgrade to all inclusive plus then plan on the dregs. All inclusive plus is a $30 a day per person upgrade where you can use an actual pool. If you don’t purchase the upgrade, you are restricted to the kiddy pools. Despite the fact they are next to empty, they have no qualms about telling you to leave. Also included in the upgrade is “better security.” I’m not sure what that means, but I believe it has something to do with using the safe which is in the room. If you don’t purchase the upgrade, they charge you by the day to use the safe. Be careful of all the moving vehicles on the walkways. Before you know it, they are right behind you. There is not much maintenance at night, it is all done during the day while you are trying to navigate the property. Also not included is a decent restaurant with air conditioning. I’m not sure that they have them here, so don’t plan on dining without perspiring. Everything closes at 10, unless you want a snack, and then you have to navigate your way down there and fight the flies for a burger or a hotdog. If you don’t speak Spanish she wrote a disadvantage. While they tell you people who speak English here, many of them do not.. There is an actual key for the room, and you only get one. You can get a second one if you want to upgrade, or if you pay an extra charge. Wi-Fi is only available in the common lobby. If you upgrade though, you can get it elsewhere. It is spotty and slow when everybody is in the lobby. There are no tissues in the room, and the industrial size roll of toilet paper is difficult to use. The hot water is barely lukewarm. It makes for a nice cool down shower, maybe that’s why it’s designed that way, but I venture to guess that it’s because they don’t invest in water heaters. The common area bathroom faucets does not even dispense water. The chirping of the smoke detectors with their expired batteries took me numerous trips to the lobby to get repaired. It woke me up I don’t know how many times the first night, more than a half dozen though. If you want to towel from the beach front, get ready to present the card you were issued at check-in. If you lose it, of course there’s a charge. There is a steep hill to navigate to get to the restaurant that you’re entitled to use. Hint, avoid the gym and use the hill a few times. Best exercise on the planet They leave a card on your door for you to fill out the maintenance items for them to repair. Mine hasn’t been replaced yet. There are other nicer, much more hospitable all inclusive’s in the world. While it was eye-opening, lesson learned. Just because it has an attractive price doesn’t mean it’s worth the trip.

    Nov 07, 2019
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    time out

    the resort was nice. you got your steps in daily going up and down the stairs. drinks were good. the pools were great no horse playing in or around the pool. grandaughter loved the water slide. must of used it 100 times in the 5 days we were there.

    Nov 05, 2019
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great location for a relaxing break

    We recently spent six nights at this hotel. The room was very spacious and comfortable, food was good and staff were helpful. One member of staff was exceptional. We do not speak much Spanish so had difficulty making our requests known. Luis Alcatz came to our rescue and got the issue sorted without a fuss. He was pleasant, friendly and helpful at all times. He is an asset to the hotel and I hope his qualities are recognised by his superiors. Another very pleasant member of staff was Gilda on the bar in reception. She always had a smile on her face. Overall a great break.

    Oct 30, 2019
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Special thx for Ana Castillo!

    Ana Castillo was very helpful, great english and always smiling, she really listen visitors.Thank you! Great entertainment at the evening. Music was super special with the Luis de Cocle. Rooms needed renewal.

    Oct 29, 2019
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