Best Family-Friendly Hotels 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 Gran Caribe Cancún

Cancún, Mexico

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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

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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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Grand Park Royal Cancún Caribe

Cancún, Mexico

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It’s panoramic beach views at the Grand Park Royal Cancún Caribe All-Inclusive Resort, where 311 guest rooms and 33 villas face the ocean. Newly renovated, this resort ups the ante for days in the sun with two swimming pools, a private beachfront and beach-side activities ranging from sailing to snorkeling. Kids are in paradise here too, with their very own beach and pool, as well as all day activities with games and super hero special guests.

Four restaurants add to the all-inclusive experience with Cocay Restaurant providing an elegant, but casual all-day dining buffet, while La Concha, an all-glass dining room overlooking the resort’s pool and ocean views, serves up an a la carte menu in a chic setting. Adults may unwind at the Ekinox Lounge, a rooftop nightlife scene, or at Premier, a swim-up bar open all day long.

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Emporio Hotel & Suites Cancún

Cancún, Mexico

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Emporio Hotel & Suites Cancún meets the beach quota with more than 1,000 loungers lining a white-sand, wide beach in the southern end of Cancún’s Hotel Zone. Equipped with a thatched center bar, the centerstage of this bustling all-inclusive-optional resort is the stunning circular swimming pool. Check into one of the 399 rooms and suites, some with full kitchens, for a laidback vacation with two restaurants and a snack bar. Families will love the resort’s kids’ zones and pool play area.

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Occidental Tucancún

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Set on a sprawling beach in Cancún’s Hotel Zone, Occidental TuCancún is an updated all-inclusive resort conveniently located near upscale shopping and attractions. Enjoy the resort’s four restaurants, including both a la carte and buffet options, as well as three swimming pools overlooking the ocean, one dedicated to adults only. For the kids, there’s a kids’ club with outdoor play areas and an activities room.

Check into one of the 336 rooms and suites, some offering split floorplans and kitchenettes for families. It should be noted that there is an extra fee for Wi-Fi.

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The Royal Caribbean All Suites Resort

Cancún, Mexico

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Popular as a timeshare resort, The Royal Caribbean is located on a well-maintained beach in Cancún’s famous Hotel Zone. Guests include families and older persons, and fewer amenities means that hotel patrons are free to go off property and explore what’s in the area. All the rooms feature spectacular views of the Caribbean and they come in three different categories: double room, one-bedroom suite and master suite. The double room has two double beds, a kitchenette, one bathroom and a Juliet balcony. One-bedroom suites have a living room and dining room, full kitchen, one bathroom, a balcony and can accommodate up to four adults. The 1,500-square-foot master suites accommodate up to six adults and have a full-size, fully equipped kitchen, living and dining room, two bathrooms and a private terrace with table and chairs.

The Royal Caribbean has various on-site venues where guests can satisfy their hunger and slake their thirst. Four different restaurants give patrons a choice of seafood, Italian, international, Mediterranean and pizza and the on-site snack bar, café, and three bars—including a pool bar and karaoke bar—offer plenty of choices for a snack or drink. Other amenities at the resort include a spa, fitness center, swimming pools, babysitting services, supervised kids’ activities, a business center and dive center.

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NIZUC Resort & Spa

Cancún, Mexico

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Plan your stay with the NIZUC Resort & Spa and expect a quieter alternative to some of Cancún’s more boisterous family resorts. While this luxury property is still very family friendly—there’s a kids club, after all—the low key vibe and location far from many of Cancún’s main tourist attractions mean that the clientele largely consists of couples and small friend groups.

There are plenty of on-site amenities for guests to enjoy. In addition to the wonderful spa and beach and watersports access, guests will find a boutique, beauty salon and world-class fitness center on premises. The rooms don’t disappoint either, with even the lowest-tiered suites offering private outdoor space and amenities like beach bags and soaking tubs. Other optional features and upgrades include private pools, outdoor showers and balconies.

Dining options are impressive, offering tastes from around the globe. There’s excellent Peruvian cuisine at Ni, delectable and authentic Mexican at Ramona, locally-caught seafood in a romantic outdoor setting at La Punta Grille and Lounge, a taste of the Mediterranean at Terra Nostra and upscale Asian at Indochine. For those who can’t decide, all day restaurant Cafe de la Playa offers buffet items and a small menu of a la carte options.

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Omni Cancún Hotel & Villas All Inclusive

Cancún, Mexico

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The beautiful, salmon-colored Omni sits gracefully astride a gorgeous white-sand beach. The main structure fans out on both sides, stepping down like a pyramid to the villas and surrounding the three-tiered pool on three sides. Although the Omni is a well-established resort in Cancún, recent renovations have kept it modern and up to date.

Accommodations—346 in all—are divided between guest rooms and villas. Rooms come in four categories: deluxe rooms, premier rooms, executive suites and presidential suites. The presidential suites, located on the top floor, encompass an enormous 2,335 square feet of floor space and include a full living and dining room, kitchen, guest bathroom, Jacuzzi, balcony and rooftop terrace. The 2,000-square-foot, three-story, three-bedroom villas are close to the pool area. They include a full kitchen, dining room, sunken living room, balcony and jetted tub.

All-inclusive dining at Omni means that all meals in the hotel’s restaurants, as well as room service and unlimited drinks, are included. Seven different restaurants offer guests diverse fare: Mexican, Italian, Asian, Indonesian, American and barbecue; all with a breathtaking view of the sea. Bars include a sushi bar, beach bar, lobby bar and poolside bar.

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Royal Solaris Cancún – All Inclusive

Cancún, Mexico

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For a resort that already sits on the ocean, there sure is an extra emphasis on water here! The multi-tiered pool complex offers swim-up bars and spouts its own waterfall. The kids’ water park is a Noah’s Ark-themed playground of waterslides and colorful animal statues where the young ones can swim alongside beautifully sculpted elephants, giraffes and rhinos. A private marina offers kayaks and windsurfing as part of the resort’s all-inclusive plan. There’s also an option to rent motorized ocean vehicles. While the spa may be on the smaller side, it still offers all the customary amenities one should expect. Live musical shows have performers reprising everything from Mexican favorites to Broadway classics for partying guests.

There are a variety of room options ranging from basic to deluxe at Royal Solaris Cancun, each one featuring a water-front view of either their lagoon or beach and some with outdoor hot tubs. If you’re opting for a more intimate getaway, the perfect choice is a deluxe romance package that includes decor in the room, complimentary champagne and a candlelight dinner for two. Six restaurants on the property have a great variety of fare including a sushi bar, a pizza kitchen and fine dining choices. Yoga, fitness and cooking classes are also part of the all-inclusive deal.

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