Best Family-Friendly Resorts in Cancún


Planning the perfect family vacation takes a lot of thought, especially when everyone in your party has different interests. These beach hotels and resorts in Cancún are all designed with amenities galore, dining options for the pickiest of eaters, and kids’ clubs and designated kid-friendly areas so everyone from toddlers to teens can create their dream getaway. Choose from all-inclusive resorts that will leave you entirely worry free, or opt for a boutique-style hotel with childcare so the grown ups can enjoy some alone time too. Cancún’s long list of beach hotels and resorts means no one in your travel party should have to substitute their version of fun!

Make memories the whole family will treasure at these top family-friendly beach resorts in Cancún.


Panama Jack Resorts Cancún

Cancún, Mexico

Traveling families will find a home away from home at Panama Jack Resorts Cancún. All around you’ll see parents lazing by the pool, cocktail in hand and children frolicking through the kids’ pool and water slides. You won’t lift a finger by the pool or in your rooms—poolside wait staff, butlers and room service ensure everyone is well-taken care of. Choose a different style cuisine every night—this well-equipped resort has six international restaurants, a food cart, a snack bar and three bars. Suites accommodate up to five people and each room’s decor evokes tranquility and calm with soothing ocean tones and plush bedding. Private balconies furnished with hammocks, minibars and flat-screen TVs make the perfect set-up for relaxing out of the sun.

Take home new skills from the wine and tequila tastings or guacamole making classes or embrace vacation with Zumba on the beach, beach volleyball, soccer, kayaking and of course we can’t forget—the spa. While the spa isn’t included with your all-inclusive package, a massage or facial is definitely worth splurging for. The Camp Jack kids’ club offers fun for the whole family with a waterpark, mini golf, movie nights by the pool or beach and entertainment like magic shows. The resort’s #Hashtag program offers a hangout for teenagers ages 13-17.

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Hyatt Ziva Cancún

Cancún, Mexico

Hyatt Ziva Cancún has everything you need for a dream vacation with minimal planning. The all-inclusive package covers eight restaurants with French, Italian, Asian and International dining options, seven bars with unlimited drinks, a microbrewery and activities like live entertainment, pilates classes, tennis, tequila and wine tastings and lessons in Spanish or dance. Dine on the beach at Habaneros restaurant or have an effortless dinner right on your balcony. Parents and kids alike will love the KidZ Club with a waterpark for ages 4 through 12 and Pasteles, the on-site dessert parlor. You’ll want for nothing when it comes to accommodations—every room is tastefully styled with Caribbean decor and has a private balcony, rainfall shower, Egyptian cotton sheets and floor-to-ceiling windows with blackout curtains.

Melt away your worries at Zen Spa with the Zen Spa Mexican Journey package—the massage, facial and tequila exfoliation will put you in a state of total ease. The spa has 13 treatment rooms and palapas on the beach, a hair and nail salon and more. With three infinity pools, an immaculate beach on the Caribbean and a swim-up pool bar, it’s unlikely you’ll have time for anything but relaxation. Hyatt Ziva Cancún’s amenities don’t end there—the Turquoize Tower is adults-only, making it the perfect destination for a conference, honeymoon or wedding.  The 16,000 square-foot event space has seven break rooms and holds up to 400 guests.

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Paradisus Cancún

Cancún, Mexico

Paradisus Cancún offers the best of both worlds in style with Royal Service for adults and Family Concierge for families. This all-inclusive resort wows at every turn—pyramid structures glimmer and bounce reflections of the turquoise Caribbean sea, a gorgeous green atrium greets you on arrival with vines cascading from the ceiling and butlers attend to your every wish whether in your room or on the beach—even cleaning your sunglasses. Every spacious room has views of the Caribbean or Nichupté lagoon, warm accents and marble floors. Family Concierge Suites have amenities for parents and children, but we especially love the kids’ perks like robes, slippers, pillows, a beach kit and cookies and milk turndown service. The Royal Service option has adults-only accommodations with luxury amenities, access to a private Royal Service pool with Bali beds and discreet butler service.

Your all-inclusive package includes use of the gym, fully-lit tennis courts, nonmotorized watersports, kids’ zone, unlimited drinks, day and night entertainment, nine restaurants and seven bars. When it comes to dining, Paradisus Cancún goes above and beyond—put on your Sunday best and head to Tempo, the resort’s elegant restaurant by Eight-Star Michelin Chef Martin Berasategui or taste Mezcal at Blue Agave Bar after traditional tacos at Blue Agave Restaurant. The resort has four pools, along with a swim-up bar and beach bar, so your thirst is satiated whether you’re cozy in a cabana or sunning in the pool. Golfers hit the dance floor—the nine-hole, par three golf course is perfect for a quick round between poolside cocktails and a soothing massage at YHI Spa. Wedding parties and business conferences have ample space in the convention center with 21 breakout rooms, a VIP meeting room and outdoor meeting options.

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