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.
LocationBeach – Farallon Area
General Policies & Fine Print
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.
Customer Ratings & Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler RatingBased on 4930 reviews
Lovely resort. It was two hours away from the airport. Luckily I arranged ahead with them for transfers. It would have been great to know what to look for when arriving at the airport. When arriving at the resort, there was certainly a need for some Spanish as information in English was limited. The never ending food and drink was great! Lots of walking but the facility is beautiful so it was not too much of a chore. However there are no elevators and steps are a challenge for those with disabilities. they do have transports available but they are not easy to get into and out of for a mobility impaired person. We had no problem getting reservations in the specialty restaurants as we reserved when we first got there. We ended up having to book a private tour to go to the canal as no one had signed up for the tours. the tours were not cheap but we thought it worth it as it was the original purpose of the trip. The resort changed out beds while we were there so we had a brand new bed to sleep in! The biggest consideration is that the resort is far away from the airport and the canal so lots of extra time is needed when traveling to and from. All in all, we loved our time at this resort and met so many helpful, lovely staff
Poor food, old rooms, will never return.
We booked an Air Transat Duo from Toronto in March 2019. It was supposed to be 5 nights here, and 2 nights at the Hard Rock Hotel in Panama City. This place was so underwhelming we left early and paid for an extra 2 nights at the Hard Rock (which was well worth it - see my other review for that hotel.) We arrived at the airport in Rio Hato and got an envelope with a room number on it but no key. 10 minutes later we were at the front desk checking in, where they gave us another room. Our luggage was already tagged with the previous room number, luckily we made it back outside to one of the shuttles that still had our luggage on it. We made it to the room to see there was no power. Apparently, there was a city wide power shutdown that affected everyone. After about an hour it came back on. While we waited, we checked out the room. Although we were in the special plus section, it was old, dark, and uncomfortable. There was a single glass in the room. One set of towels for three people. Dirty patio furniture. Two cockroaches, which was less annoying to me than the lack of basic amenities. We met with someone back at the front desk who listened to our concerns and had the missing items brought up. The view was of the plus only pool, with the beach off in the distance. We went to check out the pool and the beach and both were very nice. The private plus pool was clean, and the beach was long and sandy. Had no problem getting shade each day on the beach, although the pool was a different story. The worst part about this place was the food. The three a la carte dinners we had were almost inedible. The buffet was only slightly better. We aren't picky eaters but the a la cartes were awful. After the second day we decided to leave early, we check with Air Transat to see if it was ok if we just changed our transfer to Panama City to leave two days earlier. The agent (can't remember her name) was helpful and said it wouldn't be a problem since buses went to Panama City every day. She just said to come back the next day to confirm. We did that, and she wasn't there. Instead we had to deal with another transat agent, Jaques Croteau, who was a total jerk. He loudly insisted we couldn't change our transfer, even said we were "upsetting" him by making such a suggestion, and insisted on calling his manager and making me speak to him. Which I did, and which the manager confirmed was no problem. We then got a half-hearted apology from him, and arranged for the change. Transat gets a fail on customer service for that guy. Worst part about this place was the food, then the accommodations. Best part was the beach and the clean pool in the plus section. The resort is sprawling and takes a good ten minutes to walk from one end to the other. Bartenders were friendly. The plus section includes a private restaurant for breakfast and lunch which was nice, and although the food wasn't great, it wasn't awful like at dinner.
Beautiful hotel, but the internal shuttle bus is a constant danger.
Went with my wife to this hotel, and the infrastructure is pretty good. It is a big resort, with a lot of things to do. The staff is nice and they are always willing to help. During the day you can enjoy as many bars as you want and go to the pools or the beach, which is a decent one. At night you can enjoy the show and the karaoke. My wife and me, particularly enjoyed the cinema! (imagine the sound of beach, the stars in the sky, the chill at night watching a great movie with your loved one!) The cons are, the internal shuttle busses are a constant threat (yes! internally where you walk to go the restaurant!), you have to be very careful becuase the go full speed. Also, something that I disliked was that, I came to relax, Decameron targets people who wants to party and drink 24/7, so, for me personanlly, was uncomfortable to see so many drunk, noisy people. So if you want to relax with your family this is not the place to go. The food is ok, nothing extraordinary. But again, the people is drunk and very loud.
Top Notch Resort
After 8 days driving 4000 km through Panama, The Beard and I needed a day or two out of the car and off the road. We didnt want to think about where to go or what to eat. We needed a hot shower (a commodity in Panama) and air conditioning. We happened upon this resort by chance driving through Farallon del Chirou which is the beach area on the Pacific side heading back towards Panama City. Front desk staff were very nice and helpful. The rooms are great. Firm beds with the best pillows we have had this entire trip. The buffet food is spectacular and the staff work very hard to make sure all the guests are looked after, tables are turned quickly and food is constantly fresh and restocked. This resort is huge. It is great for families, couples or singles. There are activities planned throughout the day from morning beach aerobics, grass area yoga, excursions, water volleyball and plenty of night time activities for young and old. The only thing to be aware of if you are English speaking only is that while many of the staff are learning, the clientele and 95% of the staff only speak Spanish. We get by with lots of smiles, hand gestures and encouragement on both sides. We have been here one day and spent a great deal of time on our balcony watching the people, the ocean and the staggering amount of wildlife just outside our door. I'm very fair and the sun is simply too hot for me to be in for long periods. We did walk the area and the little shops just down the road to the left of Lobby #2. Birds, iguanas, peacocks, squirrels - they are all here. The price was (what we thought) spectacular. $77 US per person per night for all food and drinks. Oh yeah - we also got a much needed massage at the spa. $60 each for one hour of pure bliss. Just the ticket to relieve our road weary backs and shoulders. No visitor will be disappointed as long as you know to be patient when speaking English and understand everyone is doing their best to keep everyone safe and happy.
nice hotel we have rented a car for 3 Days at national rent a car across the street from the hotel and visit the zoo panama canal and some small town around we eat at a Quesos Chela Best cheese empanadas in the world it was a lot cheaper than the excursion will go back