All-inclusive resorts can be a good value for families as a way to get the most entertainment and food options for your vacation. But with so many options in Mexico, how do you find the one that is right for your family? We’re highlighting several of the ones that we think you’ll just love!
We based these on the resorts that: have a large number of family-friendly amenities, excellent food options, and entertainment options for children and teens. Take a look and you just might find your next vacation destination right here!
The Grand at Moon Palace
This one earns top recognition for being a large resort with seemingly endless fun things to do for the whole family.
It’s a short drive from Cancun International Airport so your children won’t have to wait long at all to start having fun and for those with babies, you’ll be glad that you’ll be able to access your room quickly.
Several hotel pools include the enormous main pool (with islands and bridges and containing children’s zones), curving waterslides, and the Flowrider wave machine.
Family activities within the resort include mini golf, snorkeling, swimming with dolphins, and cycling around the resort.
When parents want to play a round of golf on the 30-hole golf course or relax with a soothing massage at the Awe Spa, young children can be entertained for hours on end in the excellent kids’ club.
Facilities include several colorful, padded playgrounds with slides and ball pits, a movie theater, and a video game arcade. Kids can enjoy the Xbox gaming room or pamper themselves and put on runway fashion shows in the bright-pink beauty salon. There is also a snack bar and another playground outside.
A huge number of restaurants and bars keep dining options varied and fresh, and in the evening, acts such as musical dance shows and acrobatic exhibitions provide entertainment for the whole family.
Grand Velas Riviera Maya
This resort is a consistent favorite among travelers and for good reason. From the incredible service to the spa, fitness center and beautiful beach access, it has the amenities that offer the relaxation that parents crave while offering all the excitement and fun your kids want, too. The suites here are spacious at just about 1,200-square-feet.
It offers three pool complexes and plenty of restaurants on site that have kids’ menus. Your kids will love the supervised activities at this resort that range from beach Olympics to Spanish classes to movies to treasure hunts and so much more. This resort also includes a Baby Concierge so you can easily get almost any amenity you’d need for an infant including a crib, stroller, baby bath, baby shampoo, bottle warmer and bottle sterilizer. It also allows you to order nanny services.
Tweens can enjoy Guitar Hero tournaments. The resort also has a teen club where visitors ages 12 and up can enjoy video games, and karaoke from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. They will also find a disco floor with lights, a bar, dance lessons and mocktail lessons. From 6 p.m. to midnight, only teens can access the club.
There is 24-hour room service so you can still enjoy snacks or meals during nap time or enjoy a late-night snack after the kids are asleep. The resort offers the chance to swim with dolphins or even get bikes to enjoy on one of the many beautiful trails. Kids will also enjoy mini golf, a bungee trampoline, zip lines, and a rock-climbing wall.
Generations Riviera Maya
For starters, this resort offers free baby amenities including cribs, strollers, Pack n’ Plays, baby bottle warmers, baby bottle sterilizers, baby food, bath monitors, baby changing tables with bathtubs, and baby bath robes upon request. So, if you forget anything or don’t want to pack certain items, you can find them here.
The family suites offer ample space and you’ll love that they include access to you’re a butler and 24-hour room service. Enjoy fun movies with your kids on the flat screen TVs and when the kids are fast asleep and you need to unwind, you can do so in the room’s jacuzzi as well.
And if you’d like some alone time for just the two of you, the resort offers babysitting services.
Kids 12 and under will especially love the Eko Kids Club that is designed to be a fun place for them to meet other kids and enjoy games, the ball pit, slides, and movies together. There is a schedule of activities that will keep them busy including art classes and cooking classes.
There is also the Teens Club for children ages 13 and older where they can watch movies, play pool, and enjoy board games. At night, the whole family will love the live shows that include fire spinners, dancers, and lively music.
This resort offers something most don’t: access to several eco adventure parks including the following:
Xcaret Park which has 50 incredible attractions to explore including its underground rivers aviary, and a Coral Reef Aquarium.
Xel-Há Park which has walking and biking trails in the jungle, snorkeling in the cove and in the river, the Scenic Lighthouse and a natural pool. For the more adventurous visitors, you can zip-line, swim alongside different species of fish, and cross a floating bridge.
Xplor Park allows you to enjoy zip-lining, driving an amphibious vehicle, or browsing stalactite caves.
Xavage Park is packed with adventurous activities to try such as kayak rides and rope courses.
Xplor Fuego Park, a nighttime only park where you can drive amphibious vehicles through torch-lit paths, paddle along “lava” rivers, and enjoy the highest zip-lines you’ll find in the area.
Xoximilco Park has a floating Mexican fiesta on a traditional gondola that is situated along jungle canals.
Xenses Park boasts “unique sensorial experiences” such as the Xensatorium which will take you through different ecosystems in total darkness. Or, choose to cross an authentic Mexican town that will test your sense of balance. You won’t know which direction you are going: up or down! Or, choose the Bird Flight experience where you’ll zip-line through the sky or quiet down at Riverlaxing an easygoing salt river where it’s impossible to sink.
Beyond these parks, the resort has suites, junior suites and swim up suites that all feature gorgeous views of either the garden or the ocean. You’ll have transportation to and from the airport and the parks included during your stay which means you won’t need to spend additional money renting a car for your family.
On the property, you’ll enjoy the beautiful white sand beach and jungle trails. Like other resorts, it includes a Kids Club which has activities for the entire day so you’ll find something to do no matter when you drop by for a visit. They also have a Family Club which has a pool table, an air hockey, and a foosball table.
Hyatt Ziva Cancun
This resort offers the kinds of features that get kids excited. It’s just under 30 minutes from the airport which you’ll be able to enjoy all the fun it offers quickly. It offers two family pool areas that offer pool floats and you’ll find fun supervised activities here for families such as basketball shooting contests and water volleyball.
There are also more than enough cabanas here which is perfect for parents who want a place to relax with their infants away from direct sun light. The beach is right next to each pool so if some of your party wants to visit one and the other half wants to visit the other, you won’t be too far from each other and going back and forth between the two options is easy.
The property has many areas that are stroller-friendly so if you are looking to get your baby to nap, you’ll be able to do so while taking in gorgeous views of the ocean and the nearby lighthouse. Their Kids Club here is impressive. Kids from the ages of 4 to 12 can visit from 9am to 9pm for as long as they’d like. For families with younger kids, they offer Family Time with one-hour time slots three times a day.
Kids can enjoy a variety of planned activities here such as arts and crafts or go outside to the kids club pool to have fun on its water slides and waterfalls. In the evening, the whole family will love the nightly live shows that run for 30 minutes. From dancers to magicians, you’ll see a variety of different acts depending on which night you choose to see the show.
These are just some of the wonderful resorts available in Mexico. You’ll find even more family-friendly options and we’re here to match you with the perfect one for your next trip.