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Offering the perfect combination of sun-kissed beaches, natural beauty and an array of fun-filed resorts, Mexico is the perfect destination to bring the entire family. Whether you’re headed to Cancun, Riviera Maya or Punta Mita, Mexico offers an abundance of accommodation choices that are geared towards traveling families, where adults and children alike can have a memorable vacation experience. Boasting ample kid-friendly features, such as thrilling water slides and supervised activity programs, read on to discover the best family-friendly resorts in Mexico.
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An all-inclusive beachfront resort in Punta Cancun, Hyatt Ziva Cancun is framed by the Caribbean Sea on Mexico’s Yucatan Coast. In addition to its scenic location, the resort is an ideal choice for families with kids. Spend your days at one of the three infinity-edge pools, indulge in the extensive spa facilities, or choose from the resorts abundance of dining and drinking options. The resort’s kids’ club has a pool and water play area, while the 547 rooms offer a stylish retreat to recharge for another day of adventure. Water sports such as snorkeling, kayaking and paddle-boarding are a popular daytime activities from two of its stunning white-sand beaches, while adults who want to partake in the area’s lively nightlife scene will find an array of buzzing venues in walking distance from the resort.
Located in Punta Mita, a picturesque fishing village on Mexico’s Riviera Nayarit, Four Seasons Punta Mita offers an oasis in the midst of white-sand beaches and turquoise waters. With manicured grounds and elegant rooms, guests here will find a variety of fantastic restaurants and activities that cater to both adults and children alike. With some of the best snorkeling, scuba diving, fishing and golf in the world, guests are spoiled for choice in daily activities. The three gorgeous pools are the crown jewel of the resort, in addition to a lazy river and shallow area for kids in the heated infinity-edge pool overlooking the ocean. A luxurious spa offers an extensive list of pampering treatments, while the kids are taken care of with a kids’ and teens club with family-friendly activities such as PlayStation consoles, Wii games, ping-pong tables and movie theater.
A massive all-inclusive property, Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort is situated along Mexico’s beautiful Mayan Riviera in Cancun. Boasting 2,433 rooms and three building sections, visitors will find individually designed rooms with modern decor and amenities. Both the kids and adults alike will be delighted to find an equally massive on-site pool, a Flowrider machine, kids’ water park and swim-up bar. A variety of dining options are available, in addition to a mini-golf course and tennis court. The kids’ club is one of the best in the area and offers a variety of exciting choices for the little ones, with separately designed rooms that serve as different entertainment purposes, including a mini racetrack, mini-theater, arcade and art room. Perfect for a day of relaxation, parents can also visit the resort’s on-site spa for a luxurious body treatment.
A lush property with a tropical ambiance, Paradisus Playa Del Carmen La Esmeralda is an all-inclusive property just 45 minutes from the Cancun International Airport. Boasting 14 restaurants and 16 bars, this beautiful accommodation is located right on a Caribbean white sand beach and offers access to a swimming pool, pirate ship playground and swim up bar. International dining choices are available, in addition to an extensive kids’ club with all-day dance parties, face painting and pedicures. Those looking for entertainment will also be delighted to find a pool table, air hockey and a Family Concierge room with kids’ toiletries and an Xbox, while lounging at the private section of pristine beach with sun loungers and umbrellas reigns as the resort’s top activity.
Boasting 5-star service and luxurious suites, Barcelo Puerto Vallarta offers both beauty and comfort. With 316 rooms, the all-inclusive family-friendly resort offers an array of activities to choose from. From aerobics to watersports, ping-pong tournaments, beach volleyball and archery, guests here have no problem keeping their itinerary full. A kids’ club has a games room and nightly theater shows, while a peaceful stretch of beach is perfect for when its time to unwind. Set amongst a lush interior of gardens and pools, guests will find a swim-up bar, splash pool, tennis court and on-site spa. With cuisine from Mexico, Spain, Italy and Japan, guests can spend their evenings dining on cuisine from around the world.
Located on a beautiful white-sand beach in Cancun, the Hard Rock Hotel Cancun lives up to its name with its numerous family-friendly facilities. Guests are greeted to a beautiful infinity pool with ocean views alongside two swim-up bars, five restaurants and an array of live entertainment. Both parents and children are well catered to, with a luxurious top-notch spa and a kids’ cub with exciting daytime activities. Considered a mega-resort with its impressive amount of interesting things to do, this rock-n-roll themed accommodation is also beloved for its spacious guest rooms with private balconies and modern amenities. Deluxe Family Rooms are perfect for those traveling with kids and provides plenty of perks for the little ones, such as an Xbox 360, beach bucket with toys and kid-friendly snacks in the minibar. Exciting kid-centered facilities also include a pool with slides, dining room and movie theater.
Catering to couples and families alike, Azul Fives by Karisma is a large all-inclusive luxury oasis designed to bring out the playful side in everyone. Here guests will not only find 14 restaurants and 9 bars situated along a beautiful white-sand beach, but it also offers an array of waterfront activities, live entertainment and water-based activities. With 524 suites, 5 pools, and an array of bright and airy rooms, families will feel at home with the resort’s mix of adult-friendly and kid-friendly entertainment. From rock climbing to archery to beach volleyball, Spanish lessons and play area’s for children, this property has it all and gives guests plenty of reasons to create long-lasting travel memories.
Nestled amongst an 80-acre mangrove area, Grand Velas Riveria Maya has the backdrop of one of the most beautiful stretches of beach in Riviera Maya. With 491 family-friendly suites, each building has their own pool complex, gym and a set of restaurants. A massive property with shuttle services, guests can quickly reach the resort’s top facilities that include eight restaurants, eight bars, a luxurious 89,000-square-foot spa and a stunning white-sand beach. Families have their pick of two kids’ clubs, each offering daily activities, a shallow pool area and connecting rooms. Kid-friendly menus can be found at most restaurants, while there are plenty of things to keep the entire family entertained, such as beach Olympics, movies, Wiis, treasure hunts and more.
A peaceful getaway in Playa Del Carmen, Rosewood Mayakoba is nestled next to a long stretch of picturesque beach. An excellent choice for families with kids, the resort offers an extensive kids’ program in addition to a range of upscale restaurants and spa. With 128 suites boasting a contemporary decor, guests have access to high-tech amenities and private outdoor plunge pools. Soak in the resort’s breathtaking views from the guest room floor-to-ceiling windows, while the overwater lagoon suites have swim-up access. The area is filled with nightclubs, restaurants and boutiques to indulge in only a short stroll away, while the resort offers an array of exciting outdoor activities to choose from, including snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking and sailing.
A luxurious property with 265 guest rooms, Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit is a top all-inclusive accommodation choice with family-friendly amenities. Rooms feature extra living spaces, balconies and stunning ocean views. Guests will find impressive features such as an infinity pool with three levels overlooking the beach, while a decadent spa and kids’ club keep the entire family entertained. Five on-site restaurants are perfect for when it’s time to refuel, and a serene beach area is great for soaking in the sunshine. Water sports equipment is available for rent, and families can go snorkeling, surfing and boogie boarding. Organized sandcastle building activities are a fan favorite, in addition to the teens’ club with video games and pool tables.