Hey there, fellow traveling families! If you’re planning your next adventure with the kiddos to the beautiful Riviera Maya in Mexico, you’re in for a treat. With 20 years of globe-trotting under my belt, and many of those trips with my own little ones, I’ve got some fantastic recommendations for family-friendly resorts in this slice of paradise. No matter where you stay the whole family will have a great time and enjoy beautiful white-sand beaches. These resorts are in no particular order.
1. The Playful Paradise: Ocean Coral & Turquesa
Our first stop is the Ocean Coral & Turquesa. This resort is a haven for families, and I can personally vouch for its amazing kids’ club. The mini water park kept my children entertained for hours, and the family suites were spacious and comfortable. Check current rates.
2. Eco-Friendly Fun: Sandos Caracol Eco Resort
As a family that loves nature, we adored Sandos Caracol Eco Resort. It’s an eco-friendly paradise where you can immerse yourself in the local flora and fauna. The resort organizes eco-tours, and there’s even a natural cenote where you can swim. The kids were enthralled by the wildlife we could see monkeys and coatis from our balcony, and the eco-themed activities were both fun and educational. There are so many activities you never have to leave the resort including a waterpark, hiking trails, bikes, a cenote, beach (a bit rocky), multiple pools, activities, night entertainment, and Mayan ruins. Check current rates.
3. Luxury and Leisure: Grand Velas Riviera Maya
If you’re looking to splurge a bit, Grand Velas Riviera Maya is the place to be. It’s all about luxury here, but with a family-friendly twist. The kids’ club is top-notch, offering everything from cooking classes to treasure hunts, while the spa is a haven for adults. Their gourmet dining options are also a big hit – even with the pickiest little eaters! For teens there is a teen’s club with video games and other things to do. the fitness center is quite large which many teens will also appreciate. Check current rates and book your stay today!
4. Adventure Awaits: Xcaret Hotel
Now, for an experience that blends culture, nature, and fun, Xcaret Hotel is your go-to. With unlimited access to the Xcaret parks, every day is a new adventure. We particularly loved the river swim and the evening shows, which showcase Mexican culture and history. It’s an educational and entertaining experience for the entire family. Check current rates.
5. All-Inclusive Bliss: Iberostar Paraiso Lindo
Lastly, Iberostar Paraiso Lindo offers an all-inclusive experience that takes the stress out of vacation planning. The lazy river and wave pool are hits among the kids, and the variety of restaurants cater to all taste buds. Their Star Camp keeps the little ones busy with a range of activities, allowing parents some much-deserved relaxation time. Check current rates.
6. Rocking Good Time: Hard Rock Riviera Maya
Get ready to rock at the Hard Rock Riviera Maya. This place isn’t just about the live music (which is fantastic, by the way); it’s a haven for families. The teens club is a hit with older kids, offering video games and other cool activities. For the little ones, the water slides are a blast. And for some adult time, check out their amazing golf course. Check current rates at the Hard Rock.
7. Cartoon Fun: Nickelodeon Riviera Maya
Nickelodeon Riviera Maya brings your kids’ favorite cartoons to life. The resort is packed with fun, featuring incredible water slides and a chance to meet beloved Nickelodeon characters like the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Sponge Bob, Patrick, and Dora. The swim-up rooms here are a unique experience, and their 24-hour room service is perfect for those late-night snack cravings. Check current rates.
8. Elegant Escape: Fairmont Mayakoba
Fairmont Mayakoba is where luxury meets family fun. This resort offers a serene escape with a top-notch golf course and a world-class fitness center. For families, the teens club and board games provide ample entertainment. And if you’re looking for relaxation, the swim-up rooms are a dream come true. Check current rates.
9. Barcelo Maya Palace
Barcelo Maya Palace is an all-inclusive beachfront resort located in Puerto Aventuras, Mexico. This luxurious property features seven different pools with waterslides, a hot tub, a spa with sauna and steam rooms, several restaurants and bars, plus plenty of recreational activities such as tennis courts and mini golf courses. Teens can also take part in daily activities like beach volleyball or join the teen club for exclusive events like karaoke nights or pool parties. Check current rates.
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– Booking Early: These popular resorts fill up fast, especially during peak seasons. Plan and book well in advance.
– Kid-Friendly Activities: Always check the current kids’ club activities and any age-specific amenities.
– Local Exploration: Don’t forget to explore outside the resort. Riviera Maya is rich in culture and natural beauty.
Traveling with kids to Mexico, especially to a place as welcoming as Riviera Maya, is an experience brimming with joy and discovery. Each of these resorts offers something unique, ensuring your family holiday is filled with unforgettable memories. Happy travels!