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. 

The Grand at Moon Palace

Water park at The Grand at Moon Palace

Water park at 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

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Riu Costa Mujeres

Riu Palace Costa Mujeres

Riu Palace 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

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Alltra Cancun All-Inclusive ResortAlltra 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).

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Grand Residences Riviera CancunGrand Residences Cancun Riviera

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.

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NIZUC Resort & SpaNizuc Cancun Resort

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. 

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Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach

Coral Beach Gem Spa

Coral Beach Gem Spa

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. 

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Royalton Riviera Cancunroyalton riviera cancun

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 the Cancun

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Hilton CancunHilton Cancun

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.

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 Royal Uno All Inclusive Resort & Spa Royal Uno Cancun

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.

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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”.

Club Med Cancun Yucatan

Hyatt Ziva Cancun

Hard Rock Hotel Cancun

Seadust Cancun Family Resort

Panama Jack Resorts Cancun

Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun

Finest Playa Mujeres

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