Are you thinking about a family-friendly resort in the Riviera Maya? We’ve got a guide to the top 10 family resorts in Cancun and the Riviera Maya for 2022. With family-specific amenities, accommodations, and adults-only and family-friendly options in mind.
10. Hard Rock Riviera Maya
The Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya boasts unmatched, all-inclusive luxury accommodations, an all-inclusive, family-friendly resort located in Puerto Aventuras. The beachfront property features Hard Rock Roxity Kids Club with endless entertainment, tons of activities, games, crafts, and music. The Rockaway Bay Water Park Riviera Maya promises an epic family vacation. The all-inclusive Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya’s has its own water park, offering fun for travelers of all ages. While the kids are off in the ultimate hangouts making friends, forming bands, and having the time of their lives, parents can relax and enjoy this fantastic property.
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9. Finest Playa Mujeres
The stylish Finest Playa Mujeres resort is located north of central Cancun, far enough to be away from the hustle and bustle of the city but still close enough to enjoy all of the region’s top attractions. You’ll enjoy this area because the beaches here are tropical, with foliage and palm trees surrounding them. Being away from the hotel zone means less nightlife, making it perfect if you’re a couple or family just looking to have a good time. There are plenty of daytime activities to choose from, including 12 pools plus hot water Jacuzzis, children’s facilities, including pool, playground, and indoor pavilions. In the evening, adults can also enjoy live music and cultural shows offered by the hotel.
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8. Moon Palace The Grand Cancun
The facilities at this all-inclusive resort are spectacular; the rooms are spacious and well equipped. It offers an exquisite spa and fitness centers, friendly staff and so many activities you will want to extend your stay. The resort features nine swimming pools, a kids club, a teens club, extra amenities for families, family suites with in-room video game systems and kids bath amenities, kids menus, and more—all right on the beach and within minutes of Cancun International Airport. It doesn’t get more romantic than relaxing at your swim-up terrace overlooking this corner of the Mexican Caribbean.
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7. Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts
With premium oceanfront rooms, all-inclusive amenities, and whimsical character experiences, the Nickelodeon Hotels and Resorts Riviera Maya is a vacation experience that guarantees fun for the whole family. The all-suite resort with rooms features fanciful character-themed décor. Standard suites are generously sized and sleep a family of five comfortably, and every room in the resort has ocean views and a swim-up pool. The resort’s deluxe suites rank among the best hotel rooms for kids anywhere in the world. The six-acre Aqua Nick water park is one of the largest in Mexico, featuring 20 wild slides and two lazy rivers. Younger kids will enjoy Paw Patrol Adventure Bay, while teens and tweens will love the Soak Summit Main Tower with slides and incredible views of the Caribbean sea. Daily group and private green-sliming sessions are a fixture in the water park.
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6. Grand Velas Riviera Maya
Grand Velas Riviera Maya is a AAA Five Diamond Luxury All-Inclusive resort with 539 suites, eight restaurants, 5 bars, and Aqua Bar. There are plenty of fun family activities or romantic moments for couples. Its Grand Class Suites are designed to provide an experience of absolute relaxation overlooking the sea aimed at families in search of a more luxurious retreat. There are experiences designed for families, smaller kids, and teens, many by the pool or beach. The kids and teens clubs are also impressive with unique offerings, like video game coves.
When you find yourself hungry after a day of activities on the beach, head for one of the many onsite restaurants, each serving a different cuisine—you can have Spanish-inspired dishes for lunch and then Italian for dinner. Plus, there is 24-hour room service in your spacious, 1,200-square-foot suite for those must-have, late-night snacks.
The rooms themselves are also ideal for luxury-seeking families, as they have high-end amenities, lock-off capabilities to expand bedrooms, and added benefits like cribs and playpens.
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5. Iberostar Selection Paraiso Maya
The Iberostar Paraiso Maya embraces local customs and culture to offer a 5-star all-inclusive, family-friendly experience. Centrally located on the Riviera Maya, the resort caters to the whole family with large suites, clubs for kids and teens, a lazy river, a wave pool, and various activities in and out of the water. Traditional local Mayan culture influences the decor, food, and fun at Iberostar Paraíso Maya. Visit the El Tapatio restaurant to sample authentic Mexican cuisine. Admire many of the furnishings around the resort constructed using local limestone and wood. Or stop by the lobby bar, where there is a reproduction of the world-famous Chichen-Itza pyramid in addition to authentic Mayan ruins.
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4. Hotel Xcaret Mexico
It’s no surprise that this all-inclusive family resort is the number one rated in the Riviera Maya. Hotel Xcaret Mexico is Playa del Carmen’s top-rated hotel. Their All-Fun Inclusive program transforms and outmatches the traditional all-Inclusive concept. They offer unlimited access to the Xcaret, Xel-Ha, Xplor, Xplor Fuego, Xoximilco, Xenses Parks, and deluxe tours to Xenotes and Xichen, with round-trip transportation included. Airport shuttle included. The resort has all-suites, and you may choose between jungle, beach, pool, and ocean views. The resort has lagoons running through the property, and you can kayak or stand up paddleboard around them. There are ten different dining options with international cuisine. Hotel Xcaret Mexico isn’t just an all-inclusive resort; it’s a true family vacation destination!
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3. Dreams Playa Mujeres Golf & Spa Resort
This resort features a private beach, a lazy river, and two outdoor infinity pools. It also has a spa, water sports facilities, and your all-inclusive experience includes limitless access to the onsite gourmet restaurants. The rooms are spacious, beautifully decorated, and with in-room luxuries. The resort provides something for every age group, from kids clubs and an ocean trampoline for youngsters and adults! Enjoy a wellness treatment at their spa or take one of their cocktail-making classes. There are plenty of activities for the whole family to enjoy together, such as water sports, swimming pools, dance lessons, and themed dinners. The resort offers a wide array of accommodations, including an adults-only section.
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2. Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach
This luxurious family resort features a beautiful, intimate beach with calm waves perfect for young children. It also offers one of the best kids clubs in the Riviera Maya, with high-tech, age-specific activities, and even a water park. Stunning pools, delicious restaurants, deluxe suites, and a world-class spa will make this resort one of our favorites. The Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach isn’t a traditional all-inclusive resort but offers an experience called “U” by Grand Fiesta Americana. The package includes unlimited dining at the resort’s award-winning restaurants, premium brand, and signature drinks, access to the kids’ club, and so much more.
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1. Hyatt Ziva Cancun
You’ll find nothing but peace and comfort at the Hyatt Ziva Cancun. This stunning beach resort is located on the beautiful strip of Punta Cancun, is surrounded by the Caribbean Sea, and enjoys a white sand beach and blue waters. Comfortable rooms with contemporary design and a swim-up terrace offer a magnificent sea view. This resort offers plenty of family activities like theater shows and water sports. Three infinity pools, the beach, and a Kids Club will keep the whole family busy. Children ages 4 to 12 will love the water games, dolphin encounters, treehouse, water volleyball, arts and crafts, and video games in the Kids Club program. Swim-up and one-bedroom suites are available and offer free Wi-Fi. There are 17 restaurants and bars to choose from or dine with the family in your room.
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