While many people equate all-inclusive resorts in Cancun with honeymoons or wild partying at spring break, Cancun is an ideal spot for families to take advantage of an all-inclusive vacation. With striking white sands and crystal clear turquoise waters, it has some of the most beautiful beaches in the whole world. In addition to beach time, there are all sorts of attractions that the entire family can enjoy from wildlife encounters such as swimming with sea turtles to visiting eco parks like Wet n Wild and Crococun Zoo. These all-inclusive resorts, in particular, are known for offering an unforgettable family-friendly holiday.
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Hyatt Ziva Cancun (Prices & Photos)
Hyatt Ziva Cancun is a beachfront resort that enjoys a spectacular setting is often named among the world’s very best properties for families. It offers access to two white powdery sand beaches, three infinity pools, extensive spa facilities and a wide range of dining and drinking, including eight restaurants, three lounges and six bars. The little ones can take advantage of the kids’ club with a pool and water play area, while adults can enjoy the area’s hottest nightlife spots just steps away. The highlight for many is the onsite dolphin habitat where guests can swim with the animals. Rooms feature furnished balconies for enjoying the stunning sea views.
Club Med Cancun (Prices & Photos)
One of only two properties along the beautiful Punta Nizuc coastline, Club Med focuses on keeping teens and preteens entertained, and one of its very best properties for families is Club Med Cancun Yucatan. This all-inclusive resort is ideal for adults and kids of all ages. It offers the Club Med Passworld program for those who are 11 to 17 years of age and a Teen Spa for booking beauty treatments and relaxing with friends. There are dedicated activities for babies and smaller kids as well, along with family-friendly dining options like kids’ menus and baby food. The property also offers fitness classes, water skiing, snorkeling and the flying trapeze right on site, while many of Cancun’s top-rated attractions are nearby.
Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort (Prices & Photos)
Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort is a massive property with over 2,430 rooms spread across three buildings, located along the gorgeous Mayan Riviera. As one would expect, there is plenty to do with a huge swimming pool, a swim-up bar, Flowrider machine, a water park for the kids, tennis court and miniature golf course. Its kids’ club is considered one of the best in the region and offers a variety of specially designed rooms for entertainment, including a mini-theater, racetrack, arcade and art room.
Dreams Sands Cancun Resort & Spa (Prices & Photos)
Dream Sands boasts an idyllic location in the Hotel Zone, near a wide range of restaurants and shops, yet it’s surrounded by the ocean on three sides, enjoys a number of private beach areas and a lagoon, making it a great spot to enjoy a romantic getaway or family vacation. Complimentary water sports are included, and teens can enjoy hanging out at the Core Zone which offers nightly entertainment, daily activities and all sorts of sports and games. In the evening, from 8:30 until Midnight, there are disco mixers and weekly bonfires. Kids from 3 to 12 enjoy the Explorer’s Club which provides daily activities based around nature, science and exploration as well as a weekly camping adventure on the beach.
Oasis Palm Resort (Prices & Photos)
This family-friendly all-inclusive resort is value priced and features a beach with sheltered shallow waters for swimming, as well as kayaking and paddle boats, all included in room rates. It also hosts a kids’ pool with a water slide and a large playground. There are activity rooms with toys, ping-pong tables and video games as well as a supervised kids’ club is for children 3 to 12 years old. When it comes to drinking and dining, there are a half-dozen restaurants onsite along with eight bars, including a swim-up bar.
Hotel Riu (Prices & Photos)
Riu has an number of all-inclusive resorts in Cancun, and this one is located in the Hotel Zone featuring a kids’ club, water sports and a variety of family activities. It also boasts a long, narrow beach with fine white sands that edge azure waters, three swimming pools, four specialty restaurants and a buffet restaurant with lots of variety. Tours can be arranged like an outing to the fascinating Mayan ruins of Chichén Itzá or Isla Mujeres to learn more about baby sea turtles. Rooms all come with either furnished terrace or balcony, and most have at least a partial ocean view.
Iberostar Cancun (Prices & Photos)
This beachfront property enjoys spectacular Caribbean Sea views just minutes from downtown Cancun, Luxury Avenue and El Rey. It has an especially impressive range of onsite facilities, including an 18-hole golf course, a massive swimming pool and a water park for the kids with a pirate ship and slides. There are five restaurants serving Mexican, Japanese and French fare, four bars and a decadent spa with a pool, hot tub and steam room. Children can take advantage of the kids’ club and a separate teens club, and some of the bright, spacious rooms come with private balconies and luxurious extras like direct access to an infinity pool or a private hot tub. Most come with gorgeous Caribbean views.
Panama Jacks Resort Cancun (Prices & Photos)
This upscale, all-inclusive resort in the Hotel Zone offers one of the best values around. While the affordable prices and poolside activities like tequila volleyball tend to attract partiers, the property offers lots for families too. There are two swimming pools and a kiddie splash park with a pirate ship and slides along with nightly entertainment. Multiple dining options and bars await, including Italian cuisine and buffet style eateries. The recently updated rooms include tropical beach decor for a cheery feel and all come complete with a hammock-filled terrace. Some also showcase breathtaking sea views.