There are few things more enjoyable for families than staying at an all-inclusive resort, especially for moms. Moms won’t have to cook or clean at all during an all-inclusive stay. Instead, everyone stays fed and entertained! Here are the best all-inclusive resorts in Cancun for families. Make sure you have the best vacation possible by picking the right resort.
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The Grand at Moon Palace
This is an all-inclusive family-friendly resort in Cancun close to the airport and lots of attractions. They have a ton of pools including one down near the beach and restaurants spread throughout the property. It’s a large property with a kid’s club, teen club, water park, Flo-rider, beaches with hammocks, a bowling alley for an extra fee, and so much more. It’s on a large stretch of beach and has sharing privileges at its sister resort next door, Moon Palace Cancun. There’s also nightly entertainment each night. Read our full review: The Grand at Moon Palace in Cancun
Riu Costa Mujeres
Riu has two properties right next door to each other just north of Cancun in Costa Mujeres past the Isla Mujeres ferry. A unique feature is the waterpark and kid’s club in between them. Both also share a massive amount of beach, and each offers tons of restaurants, and live entertainment. If you stay at Palace then you can also use the restaurants and amenities over at Dunamar. Read an overview of both properties: Riu Costa Mujeres: Riu Dunamar & Riu Palace
Alltra Cancun All-Inclusive Resort
The 458-room Wyndham Alltra Cancun All-Inclusive Resort opened in December 2021. This family-friendly resort includes a pirate-themed splash park and water slides, mini-golf, 10 restaurants, bars and lounges, and included activities ranging from yoga classes to tequila tastings. Situated in the heart of the lively Hotel Zone, the sprawling beachfront resort is the perfect escape for families. From the moment you arrive, you’ll be transported to paradise with more than 10 incredible restaurants, bars, and lounges, multiple pools, and a host of included activities ranging from yoga classes to tequila tastings. Teens can spend afternoons and evenings in our #Hashtag hangout room.
Throughout your stay, keep up with your workout routine in a state-of-the-art fitness center or with one of the many group fitness classes—and be sure to make time for indulgent treatments and the complimentary hydrotherapy area at Aura Spa. Just 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Cancun International Airport (CUN). Check current prices.
Grand Residences Riviera Cancun
Grand Residences Riviera Cancun is located about half an hour outside of Cancun in the lesser frequented Puerto Morelos, the coastal resort is full of incredible cuisine, private beach access, and a weekly series of onsite activities that have been adapted for virtual and/or private options to enjoy (i.e., Zumba classes, cooking demonstrations, bike tours through the downtown area, Spanish lessons, Kids Club and more). Additionally, the resort works alongside local tour operators that help craft personalized snorkel, cenote, and water experiences to allow families to get back to enjoying nature.
A unique culinary offering of customizable in-suite dining experiences prepared by the chef, allows guests to experience locally inspired or traditional holiday dishes from the comfort of their own suite. Grand Residences even provides private roundtrip car service to and from the airport, included in every guests’ stay. Check current prices.
Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach
Grand Fiesta Americana has 602 all-suite ocean-front rooms, each with a private terrace facing the turquoise waters of the Caribbean and a lagoon-like pool. The 40,000 square foot, sleekly-designed Coral Beach Gem Spa is absolutely divine and offers innovative treatments inspired by gemstone therapy and a dramatic 10-step Hydrotherapy Ritual. Coral KidZ Club is a 40,000-square-foot innovative and interactive “high-tech playground” features an array of ground-breaking indoor and outdoor activities.
Guests can choose from a variety of restaurants, including the AAA Five-Diamond Le Basilic serving French Mediterranean cuisine and La Joya, an authentic Mexican experience replete with a tequila lounge. A perfect blend of serenity and activity, the resort is steps away from Cancun’s vibrant nightlife, entertainment, and luxury shopping as well as the high-speed ferry to colorful and picturesque Isla Mujeres.
Royalton Riviera Cancun is a modern luxury resort in the popular vacation destination of Cancun. This new-generation all-inclusive hotel offers discerning travelers a family-friendly vacation experience, where guests of all ages are captivated from morning to night. For families, an enormous on-site splash park, supervised kids’ and teen’s clubs and non-motorized water sports ensure afternoons are filled with unforgettable moments. Plus, it’s located just 15 minutes south of Cancun. Check current prices.
Hilton Cancun, an All-Inclusive Resort is nestled between Cancun and the quiet fishing village of Puerto Morelos, Hilton Cancun feels like a lost paradise. With a Kids & Teens Club, all-you-can-eat ice cream and churro bar, splash pools, and a wealth of unexpected delights, the property offers robust entertainment and amenities for the whole family.
The elevated all-inclusive resort features an impressive array of amenities including four bars and five new restaurants, two oversized pools and a children’s pool with water play area, swim-up bar and beach bar, watersport lagoon, Uno Kids Club, a Family Room for activities, and direct beach access. Guests will also enjoy kayaks and sailboats on the lagoon, daily activities and evening entertainment making it the perfect spot for a fun-filled vacation with family and friends. The layout of the family-friendly resort puts immersion at its forefront. Its design represents a modern fusion of Cancun’s rich culture with habitats found beneath the surface of the ocean.
Centered around immersive programming, there is a world of fun in store for children at Royal Uno®. The resort’s Uno Kids Club is home to several play areas with slides and tunnels, foosball tables, board games, and a daily roster of programming. Teens can look forward to activities ranging from shuffleboard and bumper pool to ping pong, soccer, beach volleyball, and more, with the resort’s Cancool Family Room as their home away from home for video games, handicrafts, and more. The Family Room is also a great space for families to share time together, play cards and board games, read, or watch movies. With daily curated activities for the whole family, everyone will be well entertained and engaged at Royal Uno. Read our full review of Royal Uno.
Sensira Resort & Spa
Located in Petempich Bay, a privileged location that features the area’s main natural attractions, ensconced 22 minutes from the main tourist area and 18 minutes south of Cancun’s international airport, this resort has 359 rooms and suites that can include hydro-massages and butler service.
The Amber Zone, an exclusive spa featuring 9 cabins, hydrotherapy circuit, steam room, sauna, beauty and bridal parlors and a tailored menu of renovating treatments. At the kids’ spa, the parents can have the children get haircuts and manicures, so they don’t feel left out.
Have dinner at Galerie des Sens, a sophisticated restaurant offering signature cuisine by the recognized Mexican chef John Bertrand. Featuring an intimate atmosphere inspired by the Louvre Museum, this luxury dining venue is adults only. Kids can be entertained at the cinema, the mini golf or in some of the clubs according to their age with certificated caregivers to ensure a tranquil respite for parents within the resort.
Discover a paradise for families seeking entertainment and comfort at Club Med Cancun in Mexico. Located on the scenic Caribbean Sea, this resort boasts a plethora of exciting outdoor activities such as pickleball, tennis, golf, archery, and water sports galore. From scuba diving to kayaking, your options for aquatic adventures are endless. And when you book one of the luxurious ocean-view suites, all of these amenities are at your fingertips.
Want to relax? Indulge in rejuvenating treatments at the L’occitane Club Med SPA, or embark on an expedition to explore nearby attractions like the Ancient Kingdom of Ek Balam, Isla Mujeres, or Yucatán Peninsula. And with a variety of top-notch restaurants and bars, you can indulge in culinary delights while taking in breathtaking views. Book your Club Med Cancun vacation today and experience a world of convenience and fun for the whole family. Check current rates at Club Med Cancun
Marriott Cancun Resort
Nestled along the sugar-white sands of Cancun’s legendary Hotel Zone, the Marriott Cancun Resort is a picturesque oasis that blends modern luxury with rich history. With panoramic views of the turquoise Caribbean Sea, this iconic resort has been a staple of Cancun’s skyline for over 30 years. In fact, it was one of the first resorts to open in the area, establishing Cancun as a world-class tourist destination. Today, guests can soak up the sun on the resort’s private beach, relax at the pool with a refreshing drink, or explore the rich cultural heritage of the area. With its unbeatable location and unmatched amenities, the Marriott Cancun Resort is the perfect destination for anyone seeking a happy and educational vacation in paradise. Check current rates.
Other resorts worth checking out in and near Cancun:
I have heard good things about the following resorts but so far I haven’t stayed at them, so I cannot confirm that they are to be considered part of the “best”.
Considered an extremely popular all-inclusive resort in Cancun, Hyatt Ziva Cancun. Whether you’re heading off on a relaxing family holiday or fancy partying late into the night, the resort offers something for everyone and has three different infinity pools to choose from when you fancy a refreshing dip. It costs 25,000 Hyatt points per night if you are using points to book.
If you do not want all-inclusive then we recommend:
NIZUC Resort & Spa is located on the secluded Punta NIZUC in an area once used by Mayan astronomers and as a presidential retreat for world leaders. NIZUC Resort & Spa sits within a 29-acre private beachfront estate surrounded by a paradise of protected mangroves and lush local foliage facing the white sands of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef – the second largest coral reef in the world – and yet within easy reach of Cancun international airport.
A collaboration between artists and architects who have created a resort that fuses modern sensibility with Mayan ethos, NIZUC offers 274 suites and villas, as well as multiple pools, including family-friendly and adults-only options, six world-class restaurants including Mexican, Peruvian, Italian, Asian and a beachside Grill, and a 30,000 square foot ESPA spa complete with male and female hydrotherapy areas and 10 indoor/outdoor treatment rooms. Guests wanting to get more active can collect a paddleboard or kayak from one of NIZUC’s two beaches or explore the region’s natural wonders, archaeological sites, and amazing attractions, including the world’s first Underwater Art Museum.
Other Places to Stay
Cancun is the perfect getaway for families! There are a variety of all-inclusive resorts that are tailored to meet everyone’s needs. With its stunning views, crystal clear beaches, and amazing hotel amenities, it’s easy to see why so many families love coming back year after year. So whether you’re looking to enjoy an adventure-filled vacation or simply relax in paradise, one of these resorts is sure to give you an unforgettable trip. We’ve covered some of our favorite all-inclusive options; now here’s where we turn it over to you: where is your favorite place to stay in Cancun with kids? Leave us your feedback in the comments below!