Take it from us: when it comes to planning your next family vacation, the right setting makes a world of difference.
These all-inclusive family resorts in Mexico know all the secret ingredients for an ideal getaway. Family suites, water parks, kid-friendly dining options, sports, and fun activities for everyone (including some adults-only diversions) make these properties stand out from the rest.
Take a look through our favourite family getaways in Cancun, Riviera Maya, Puerto Vallarta, and Los Cabos (and don’t forget to ask our Travel Experts for the latest 2022 tips on planning a trip to Mexico worth looking forward to).
The Grand Family Deluxe suite welcomes the crew with a bottle of wine in one room and a fridge full of milkshakes in the other; your personal Xbox 360 is just the cherry on top! One thing’s for sure: every moment spent at this premiere family resort has been carefully designed for maximum quality time.
You can embrace your playful side at the water park, arcade, beach, or bowling lanes. Then, recharge with a deep tissue massage at Awe Spa, so you can do it all over again the next day. With tons to do for guests of all ages, Grand at Moon Palace offers one of the best all-inclusive experiences for families and groups in Cancun.
“Who wants the top bunk?” Panama Jack’s intuitive family suites are the perfect place to unwind. Then again, so are the private beach cabanas and sprawling swimming pools.
And if it’s excitement you’re after, Camp Jack’s magic shows, mini-golf, and water park delivers big. Older kids can enjoy their own space at #Hashtag, or the whole gang can come together for a friendly game of beach soccer.
Whether you’re practicing your child’s pose on the beach or enjoying a grown-up drink in the VIP lounge; whether you’re dining at the hot dog stand or the waterfront Mongolian grill, Panama Jack Cancun makes sure everyone feels at home.
Try something new together! At Finest Playa Mujeres, make memories every day with activities like windsurfing, air rifles, SUP, and dance classes. Even a spa day can be a family affair. ONE Spa offers signature treatments for all ages, including mini massages and fruit scrubs for little ones.
Don’t worry, adults-only time isn’t overlooked either. You can drop off the kids at the Imagine Lounge while you relish a quiet breakfast or dinner, or take full advantage of the adults-only Excellence Club any time you like.
You’ll enjoy spacious family suites with plenty of room for six (and a pillow menu so that even the lightest sleepers can be comfortable). Finest Playa Mujeres even makes vacationing with a baby a breeze, thanks to their baby care amenities like bottle sterilizers, baby monitors, and infant bathtubs.
4. Hacienda Tres Rios
At this locally owned family-friendly all-inclusive resort, you can’t go wrong. Spend a day exploring the ten cenotes found in Hacienda Tres Rios’ privately owned nature park. Make the next day all about water sports. The day after that, how about some archery? Batting cage? Jungle kart tours? The fun is endless!
Nine eateries, a pool bar, and several guided tasting menus and private dining experiences create a wealth of options for guests of all ages to enjoy. Plus, with family suites designed for groups of up to eight guests, simply relaxing will be one of the best parts of your vacay.
5. Hotel Xcaret
This locally-owned eco-resort coined the term ALL-FUN INCLUSIVE®, and it’s easy to see why. Every inch of the resort itself is stunning. But the biggest draw is Xcaret Park. There’s nothing quite like it! Your family’s stay at Hotel Xcaret gives comes with unlimited access to Xcaret, Xel-Ha, Xplor, Xplor Fuego, Xavage, Xoximilco, Xenses, Xenotes, and Xichen. (Phew!).
In other words, you’ll be completely torn between wanting to spend all day relaxing in your lavish family suite and going all-in at one of Xcaret Park’s attractions. Think: underground rivers, archaeological sites, snuba diving, zip-lining, ropes course, monster trucks… the list somehow still goes on!
6. Hard Rock Riviera Maya
Having fun is never hard at Hard Rock Riviera Maya. Even if you’re travelling with a baby or toddler. Ask your Expert Traveller about this resort’s Ultimate Playtime package options for little travellers. With heaps of baby amenities, plus 3 hours of babysitting services, the answer is “no, you don’t have to figure out how to fit a stroller in your suitcase”.
And for the big kids, Hard Rock has some showstopping experiences. Hang out at Roxity Kids Club or get the full Rockstar experience at Kidz Bop, where stars-in-the-making can select a red-carpet wardrobe, create a band, design tour merch, get a paparazzi photoshoot, and even perform on stage.
A full-service beach and swimming pools, plus several family suite options with connecting rooms round out one of the more epic family all-inclusive experiences in Riviera Maya.
There’s something for every member of the family at Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos – from dawn to dusk! Gather around the floating fire pits for some R&R under the stars, sneak in a snooze in your private family cabana on the beach, or get rid of some extra energy with the resort’s fun daily activities.
Little guests have a blast at the KidZ Pool and mini waterpark while the big kids (and the young at heart) can dive into the many non-motorized water sports available on site. For those who prefer a low-key day, four swimming pools, two hot tubs, and an adults-only pool offer the perfect setting for stretching out under the sun.
Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos’ family suites, babysitting services, and no fewer than seven outstanding restaurants round out the perfect luxury family getaway.
Just a half-hour drive from the airport, Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta is the ideal location for families who want to maximize their vacay time (not to mention cut down on the number of bathroom trips necessary for the small-bladdered among them).
The resort’s ocean view family rooms are a wonderful treat; there’s nothing quite like being lullabied by gently crashing waves. Plus, the view isn’t the only thing you’ll remember about this oceanfront getaway! Depending on the time of your stay, you and the kids can take part in Hyatt Ziva’s very special sea turtle release program.
As far as entertainment goes, the KidZ Club, cooking classes, local tours, beach sports, and swimming pools make it easy to craft lifelong memories.
There’s always a certain member of the family that gets left behind, isn’t there? Fortunately, Now Amber Puerto Vallarta welcomes the whole crew – including family members of the small and furry variety. So, take Fido along for the ride and enjoy your family vacation together at last.
The rest of you, meanwhile, can enjoy long and full days out in the sun, thanks to this luxury resort’s wide variety of water sports. Kayaking, snorkelling, deep-sea adventures, Hobie cats, stand up paddleboards, and scuba diving are always right at your fingertips.
Your family can also divide and conquer the day, thanks to the activities at Kids Explorer’s Club, Core Zone Teen’s Club, and the nearby golf club (hello, complimentary green fees!). With ten food and drink choices offered on site, you can all look forward to sharing a meal together at the end of the day.
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