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A vacation in Mexico is always a good time, but a vacation in Mexico that includes a stay at a resort with a water park is even better. These properties are ideal for families, couples and all types of travelers who want to be able to take advantage of a wide range of amenities just steps from their door. You’ll have so much to do, you’ll never have to leave unless you really want to.
One of the world’s best waterpark resorts, The Sandos Caracol Eco Resort & Spa boasts a spectacular beachfront location on the Gulf of Mexico overlooking Cozumel Island. What started as a small splash area for the kids has expanded to include 29 water slides divided up into areas for various age groups. There’s still a smaller water play area for the little ones, but older kids, teens and adults can enjoy the large, looping slides. Families can also enjoy an onsite cenote for swimming and snorkeling in crystal clear water. This is a great pick for parents who want to spend some alone time, as the property also hosts baby and kids’ clubs. It’s the perfect opportunity to get away and relax, perhaps enjoying a decadent treatment in the luxurious spa.
All Ritmo Cancun Resort & Waterpark is another ideal choice, designed as a colorful tree house complete with serpentine tube slides, large water buckets, water umbrellas and even four waterfalls. Tiny tots can enjoy the smaller splash pool and the adults can take advantage of the swim-up bar, keeping an eye on older children at the water park while sipping drinks. One of the best family-friendly all-inclusive resorts in Cancun, it also has its own small private stretch of beach and many of the rooms offer ocean views. There are multiple restaurants and snack bars as well as an onsite theater for evening entertainment.
A popular all-inclusive resort in Mexico, Iberostar Paraiso Lindo is a colonial-style resort that features a pirate ship-themed water park with water slides and water buckets as well as a lazy river and a wave pool. An all-inclusive property, it also hosts a private beach, and kids’ clubs and has a free shuttle to its sister properties for complimentary access to their amenities and multiple dining options as well. The resort itself also offers water sports like kayaking, snorkeling, and scuba lessons, an 18-hole championship golf course, a full-service spa, and multiple restaurants. Guests can also take advantage of nightly entertainment, including live music and shows.
This top-rated all-inclusive property in Akumal is a mega-resort with more than 1,000 rooms and two huge pools, one of which features a lagoon-style water park with slides that lead down to shallow water with colorful statues of sharks, elephants, and frogs. It includes palm-tree waterfalls, dumping buckets, and a wading pool too. The property also hosts multiple restaurants and bars, a spa, and a golf course along with baby, kids’ and teens’ clubs. Rates include free use of non-motorized sports like kayaking and snorkeling. By booking one of the Family Suites you’ll get a number of kid-friendly perks, like mini-bathrobes and slippers, special toiletries and activity packs.
The Barcelo Maya Colonial sits on a mile-long stretch of pristine white sands and hosts six pools, including a shallow pool area for the little ones, a huge pool for the adults and the Pirates Island water park which features slides, castles, and waterfalls. The property also has a game area, surf rider, 18-hole miniature golf and a four-lane bowling alley. Enjoy free non-motorized water sports and dining at multiple on-site restaurants, plus more at the neighboring sister property. Rooms are extra-spacious and include large windows that open onto private terraces or balconies or terraces with a garden or pool view.
Wyndham Alltra Cancun not only sits on a pristine white sandy beach in a breathtaking oceanfront location, but it’s also a hit with kids thanks to its pirate-themed splash park that includes water slides, splash zones and a family pool. The property also offers poolside activities, a wide range of water sports, free yoga, and multiple restaurants. From here, you can explore golf courses and ancient Mayan sites nearby, then unplug in one of the spacious rooms and suites, where you’ll find peace in the stunning views from your private balcony.
Located directly on the beach in Cancun’s Hotel Zone, the Royal Solaris Cancun is ideal for budget-minded families traveling to Cancun with young children. A top Cancun water park hotel, it has a water park designed to represent Noah’s Ark with a shallow pool filled with an ark, all sorts of animal statues and multiple slides. The all-inclusive property also offers a family-friendly meal plan, a kids’ club and a video game room. Across the road is a private marina with access to water sports. Rooms are fairly large, providing families with room to stretch, and some have balconies with hot tubs that face the sea.
In 2017, the Great Parnassus Family Resort reopened as the Seadust Cancun Family Resort, all-inclusive property with fabulous oceanfront views, multiple pools, and a great water park for the kids that includes a splash area, slides, and more. There’s also zip line rides, a mini-golf course, rock climbing, and even a menu of treatments for kids at the spa. The property also hosts an adult-only pool, a swim-up bar pool and three whirlpools along with an especially picturesque stretch of white sandy beach. All rooms come with a balcony and many boast stunning ocean views.