By Anna Fishman
Cancun, Mexico is one of the most popular destinations for American and Canadian tourists seeking relaxation, fun, and adventure for the whole family. The destination is home to some of the most pristine beaches in the world and some of the most luxurious all-inclusive resorts you will find anywhere. The city of Cancun provides a variety of accommodations, including some of the best family-friendly options. At Olegana Travel Boutique, we pride ourselves on visiting many of the properties that we recommend to our clients. Here’s a look at 5 of the best all-inclusive family resorts in Cancun that we saw and loved:
Hyatt Ziva Cancun
If you are looking for a stylish modern resort with gorgeous ocean views and finger-licking good food, The Hyatt Ziva in Cancun is a great option for families.
There is something to do for every age – a quiet pool and a party pool, two amazing beaches, and a shallow pool for kids alongside the adult pool so you don’t have to separate the family. The beach has a trampoline in the water which is so much fun. The resort also includes a dynamic Kids Club with a mini water park and supervised activities for children ranging from 4 to 12 years old. This allows children to socialize with peers and build friendships while enjoying their vacation.
TIP: If your child is under 4 years old, you can spend time with them in the Kids Club during certain allocated hours.
It even has a dolphinarium on site! You can lounge on your beach chair and enjoy a view of these gorgeous creatures in action.
In the evening, families can enjoy dinner and then catch an evening show together, followed by a stop at the sweet shop Pasteles, which features everything from chocolate to gummy bears and cotton candy. What a paradise!
If a shallow water beach that stretches for what seems like miles is your #1 requirement, Dreams Sands Resort is also an excellent option for an all-inclusive family vacation in Cancun.
A smaller resort is perfect if you like being cozy and don’t want to spend half of your vacation walking from the room to the beach and back.
The resort offers an exciting Kids Club for children ages 3 -12, which is open from 9 am in the morning until 10 pm. A variety of activities are available for children, including treasure hunts, movies, and sandcastle building. A teenage zone is also open from 2 pm to 8 pm, offering activities like sports events and parties. Dreams Sands resort takes pride in providing activities and entertainment for the entire family and does a great job! Your family will never be bored if you take a trip to this beautiful resort in Cancun.
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Paradisus Cancun – Family Concierge
Paradisus Cancun is a breathtaking pyramid-shaped resort in the heart of Cancun that makes you feel like you are vacationing in an exotic rainforest.
The Family Concierge package offers exceptional value for families traveling to Mexico. The package includes well-appointed family suites with bathrobes and slippers for kids and parents, kid-size pillows and bathroom amenities, cookies and milk turndown service, minibar customized for children with non-alcoholic drinks and snacks, even PS2, Xbox 360 or Wii are available in-room upon request.
Family Concierge guests will also enjoy private check-in at the family concierge lounge with light refreshments. Kids Zone offers supervised kids activities both indoor and out, as well as exclusive family activities such as swimming classes, painting lessons, and more.
Hotel’s dining options are abundant – enjoy fine dining while your kids have a fantastic time in the kids club. When you book the family concierge package at Paradisus Cancun, you will have a stress free and memorable family vacation that you will cherish for the rest of your life!
Finest Playa Mujeres
Finest Playa Mujeres is a 20-minute drive from the main strip of hotels in Cancun, in the private gated community of Playa Mujeres. If you are looking for a short drive from the airport (about 30 minutes) but don’t want to be on the main strip in Cancun, Playa Mujeres is the perfect destination.
Finest Playa Mujeres resort is designed to feel fresh and light. The resort is spread out nicely to give you a feel of being away from it all. It includes family suites with a separate room for children, amenities, and activities designed specifically with the family in mind. If your children are older, opt in for a swim-up room or a room with private pool and enjoy water fun without even having to leave your room.
Kids and teens clubs feature two mini-water parks that are open for the entire family, without restrictions. Children can also partake in the many water sports activities at the resort including snorkeling, windsurfing, paddle boarding, inflatable Splash Trax and water polo, among many others. They can also enjoy land activities such as beach volleyball, basketball, tennis and a variety of board games.
The hotel also offers family events, daily and nightly entertainment, and family spa sessions, ensuring that families can spend time together and bond on their vacation. It is surely one of the best resorts in Cancun that is most equipped to accommodate families.
Dreams Playa Mujeres
Dreams Playa Mujeres is a brand new neighbor to Finest Playa Mujeres, located in the same private gated community. It is the newest of the all-inclusive kid-friendly hotels in Cancun and is already receiving rave reviews for its facilities and activities for children.
TIP: If you stay in the preferred club rooms, you get access to the lazy river!
This resort has a Kids Club for 3 to 12-year olds, which includes electronic games, a theater, an outdoor play area, a kitchen, arts and crafts, and games. This Club is supervised by well-trained staff who ensure that all the children are having a great time! There is also an area for teenagers (13 -17 years old), which includes a rock climbing wall, a bar with non-alcoholic beverages, electronic games and movies and disco. This is a great option since very few hotels in Cancun have specific activities for teenagers.
Dreams Playa Mujeres also has a full-size waterpark with huge water slides! If your family loves this kind of fun, then Dreams Playa Mujeres is the resort for you. This resort offers some of the best family entertainment in Cancun and is an absolutely excellent choice for your next family vacation to Cancun.
All photos in this blog are taken by Olegana Travel Boutique staff while visiting resorts in 2016/2017.
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