10 Best All-Inclusive Family Resorts in Mexico - AWD

10 Best All-Inclusive Family Resorts in Mexico

With so many beachside hotels in Mexico, an all-inclusive resort offers convenient amenities for parents and children. Whether you want to spend your days relaxing on sandy beaches, touring local ruins, enjoying poolside refreshments or eating a meal on the private balcony of your oceanside suite, travelers of all ages can indulge in these and other luxuries at some of Mexico’s best all-inclusive family hotels.

1. Grand Velas, Riviera Maya

If you are looking for a family resort that will give you an opportunity to participate in water activities, this is the resort for you. The 85 acres of lush mangrove forests and white-sand beach that make up Grand Velas Riviera Maya contains everything you could want in an all-inclusive. There are eight restaurants, a 75,000-square-foot spa, a 24-hour concierge and 491 sprawling, tropical-themed rooms. While there’s plenty to do on site, the resort’s proximity to Playa del Carmen’s attractions is as much a draw as its cozy confines. The Xel-Ha Park is the world’s largest aquarium where you can swing Tarzan-style into sparkling inlets and swim with dolphins, or the Xplor Adventure Park, which offers 14 zip-lines and jungle cave tours for the truly adventurous. You also get a chance to enjoy 24-hour room service which is great if you have kids.

2. The Royal Sands, Cancun

Located in Cancun is a great all-inclusive family resort. This is a spa that will make you and your family feel like royalty. The suits come with separate bedrooms, bathrooms and a kitchen. The resort also offers children’s programs which is available for children between the ages of 4 and 12 years. Adults get to enjoy the gym and spa at the resort. This is great for a couple who would like to have their kids during a vacation and still enjoy a great time together. There are also great activities for teens to keep them busy. Ocean view suites with their own private terrace for outdoor living, an unbeatable option for vacationing with family or friends. Two-bedroom two-bathroom suites sleeping up to six people, one-bedroom one-bathroom suites for up to four and rooms for two are available.

3. AZUL Beach Resort, Riviera Maya ​

A smaller and calmer resort than many of the other all-inclusive properties you’ll find in Mexico, the AZUL Beach Resort Riviera Maya is a relaxed option that still offers great facilities for traveling families. Stylish, modern rooms can accommodate up to three children, and have amenities including jacuzzi tubs, rainfall showers, and furnished balconies or terraces. Some rooms also have swim-up pool access. The Nickelodeon Playhouse is a standout amenity for families with young children; there, kids can interact with favorite characters such as Spongebob Squarepants, Dora the Explorer, and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Children can be left in a supervised, age-appropriate play environment while parents enjoy many of the included activities. The hotel’s clean white-sand beach offers shaded cabanas with hanging beds, and it hosts activities such as snorkeling and kayaking. Five restaurants serve all sorts of international cuisine plus an all-encompassing buffet if you just can’t pick. While you eat, you’ll also enjoy live music and entertainment.

4. Cozumel Palace ​

Cozumel Palace is a premiere choice for a family-friendly all-inclusive escape in Cozumel! Downtown San Miguel is approximately a 15-minute walk away. An opulently designed all-inclusive resort located in the city that shares its namesake – Cozumel, Mexico. It’s the perfect destination for couples and families, but a heaven on earth for watersport enthusiasts and ocean lovers. The resort offers a variety of water excursions such as snorkeling and SCUBA diving right off their dock. After spending hours in the sun, guests will relax in their well-appointed guestrooms that serve as a sanctuary of splendor boasting expansive beach-inspired interior décor with hammock adorned attached balconies. The hotel’s on-site restaurants provide an array of varying flavors including Pan-Asian, Italian, and Mexican in a variety of casual and upscale dining settings.

5. Moon Palace, Cancun

Moon Palace is the kind of resort that many people dream of staying at. Located just a short drive from Cancun International Airport, Moon Palace Cancun is a sprawling mega-resort that packs in all the amenities necessary for an unforgettable family vacation. Several hotel pools include the enormous main pool curving waterslides and the Flowrider wave machine. Family activities within the resort include mini-golf, snorkeling, swimming with dolphins and cycling around the resort. When parents want to play a round of golf on the 30-hole golf course or relax with a soothing massage at the Awe Spa, young children can be entertained for hours on end in the excellent kids’ club. Moon Palace just might have a kids’ club to rival all kids’ clubs. A huge number of restaurants and bars keep dining options varied and fresh, and in the evenings acts such as musical dance shows and acrobatic exhibitions provide entertainment for the whole family.

6. Hard Rock Hotel, Cancun

Forget the party reputation of its sister properties in Vegas and Los Angeles. Located on a white-sand beach in the city’s easily accessible hotel zone, Hard Rock Cancun is a family-friendly oasis where kids are the real rock stars. Teenage artists can participate in the music lab, which culminates in a live performance in front of resort guests. If you are looking for a resort that is fun and very lively, this is the place to go. This resort provides you with an opportunity to enjoy a lot of fun activities at the beach as well as other activities at the resort. The suites feature free Wi-Fi and free music streaming channels along with a fully stocked minibar for the family. The hotel Cancun provides guests with a large variety of luxurious amenities and facilities. Guests can enjoy a spacious outdoor pool overlooking the ocean, 2 on-site tennis courts and a full-service spa. There are also 5 gourmet restaurants on-site, featuring a variety of international cuisine.

7. Club Med, Cancun Yucatan ​

Club Med is a great resort for families. At this resort, you get a chance to engage in fun and unique activities that are well planned and organized. There are also amazing entertainment activities at the resort for adults and teens as well as numerous activities for the young ones. This is a popular destination for travelers with kids or teens due to its prime Caribbean location, lavish family rooms that sit right on the beach. Onsite eateries welcome children and La Hacienda restaurant even has a Baby Zone where parents can prepare meals for toddlers and infants. Young kids will have fun tiring themselves out at one of the onsite playgrounds while teenagers who want to feel pampered can spend some time relaxing at the teen spa.

8. Iberostar, Paraiso Maya

This 5-star all-inclusive resort is within easy access to both Cancun and Playa del Carmen? The Iberostar Paraiso Maya is situated between these two popular vacation destinations and features a unique collection of Mayan art and artifacts that are sure to catch the interest of visitors of all ages. Family suites are made up of two connecting rooms and have private balconies that offer wonderful views of the hotel garden. Youngsters can visit the resort’s kids club to enjoy playful activities while teens can sign up for disco dancing or spend the day lounging with their parents on the beach. There is also an onsite concierge who can help arrange local tours and excursions, including visits to some local Mayan ruins. When not exploring the many nearby attractions, you and your family will have plenty of fun at the hotel relaxing in the lazy river or getting your kicks at the onsite water park.

9. Dreams, Playa Mujeres

Experience Unlimited-Luxury for the entire family. Set aside the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea and inside the exclusive gated community of Playa Mujeres, this all-suite property is located just ten minutes from Downtown Cancun and 35 minutes from the Cancun International Airport. Dreams Playa Mujeres has nine pools, an entire 18-hole golf course with complimentary greens fees, six bars, two water parks, and a dolphin sanctuary. Younger children can take advantage of the kids and teen clubs, while the older ones can make use of the surprising activities on offer like archery lessons, batting practice, and beach football. Dreams resort really has perfected the family-focused accommodation and combined it with serious luxury in mind. A sprawling 502-room with private white-sand beach.

10. Beach Palace Cancun ​

Nestled along the beach in Cancun’s Hotel Zone, Beach Palace Cancun is an award-winning all-inclusive resort ideal for romantic couples and families. They provide over 280 guestrooms and suites stylishly decorated with contrasting woods and high-quality linens. Each room is equipped with double whirlpool tubs, luxury CHI bathroom products, complimentary mini-bars, LCD televisions, free Wi-Fi, and large balconies providing extraordinary scenic views. The resort also boasts an array of amenities and activities including their four distinct restaurants, a full-service spa, three outdoor swimming pools, a children’s pool, a children’s club, 24-hour fitness center, and a business center.