There are some great resorts in the Riviera Maya, with many aimed at couples, and others suitable for standard-sized families. But when you want to travel with a group of friends, or larger family groups, it can be more difficult to find a good fit.
Here are some resorts in Cancun and the Riviera Maya that are perfect options for groups. Note that not all hotels allow groups of spring breakers, so if this is your demographic, make sure to check before you book.
Hard Rock Hotel Cancun
Hard Rock Hotel Cancun is known for its party credentials, which are balanced with a luxury feel, wellness amenities, and gourmet dining to offer groups a one-stop-shop for creating that dream vacation. Hard Rock is an international brand, offering rock star facilities and welcoming all kinds of guests – including those of the canine variety if any group members want to bring their beloved Fido.
Larger suites at Hard Rock can accommodate up to 6 people, so you can cut the cost and share a room with friends, or book multiple suites, guaranteeing yourself the option of some quiet time if you need it.
The hotel’s beachfront location mid-way down the Cancun 7 is a great spot, close to the nightlife district at Punta Cancun, while being far enough away to enjoy some relaxed beach time during the day.
Check out the prices at: Hard Rock Hotel Cancun
Finest Playa Mujeres
Finest Playa Mujeres is ideal for mid-size groups of family or friends, who will love its ‘playground for the young at heart’ vibe. Located north of Cancun in the Playa Mujeres area, this beachfront resort is well-designed with areas designated kids- or adults-only, plus plenty of spaces where everyone is welcome.
There are so many activities to choose from, with something for everyone, helping you create those precious vacation moments. Try a round of golf on the Greg Norman-designed course, perhaps take a fishing trip, or play captain on an ocean yacht adventure. On-resort, there is ample daytime and evening entertainment, including live shows, sports, and clubs. And there are 15 restaurants and 12 bars, which will keep dining fresh and interesting no matter how long your stay. Suites accommodate from 2 to 5 guests, and there are connecting rooms available for larger groups.
Check out the prices at: Finest Playa Mujeres
If you’re a group looking to spend happy vacation times in your own space, while still enjoying the facilities of a world-class resort, look no further than Rosewood Mayakoba. Sure, it doesn’t come cheap, but the 2, 3, 4, and 5 bedroom villas here can accommodate from 6 up to 12 guests and are pure class.
The Rosewood Mayakoba resort is located a few miles north of Playa del Carmen, and around an hour from Cancun airport. All the villas have their own pool, sun terrace, and a private boat dock. Guests are treated to a daily in-villa breakfast, as well as butler service, cookery class, and private eco boat tour, plus access to the Rosewood Spa and fitness center.
Check out the prices at: Rosewood Mayakoba
Hotel Xcaret Mexico
Xcaret is a resort that shoots and scores when it comes to multi-generational entertainment. Not only do all guests get to enjoy unlimited access to every single Xcaret park (and there are plenty to choose from) but on-resort, amenities range from the Muluk spa and wellness center, through infinity pools and tennis courts, kids and family clubs, plus 12 restaurants and multiple bars.
With 900 suites set across five different ‘casas’, or houses, there’s a style to suit everyone. Casa Espiral is perfectly equipped for groups, whether taking a special vacation or attending a wedding. Casa Viento is a great choice for younger families, and Casa Tierra has stunning ocean views. The Presidential Suite is perfect for adult-only groups of up to 5 people, with an amenities list as long as your arm, including multiple Jacuzzis and expansive sun terraces.
Check out the prices at: Hotel Xcaret Mexico
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