10 Best Family-Friendly Resorts in Cancun
Cancun, Mexico is the family destination you’ve been searching for. With a backdrop of turquoise water, calm waves, and the whitest sand you’ve seen, it’s a setting that any visitor, regardless of age, will fall in love with.
When planning a family-friendly vacation to Cancun, these are a few of the top things you can’t miss out:
- Learn some history at one of the many nearby Mayan ruins
- Swim with whale sharks (if visiting from July-September)
- Dine aboard Captain Hook’s pirate ship
- Take a day trip to Isla Mujeres
- Explore all the amenities and activities your resort offers
With plenty of accommodations to sort through, from all-inclusive resorts to budget hotels, we’ve narrowed down the best family-friendly resorts that will make every member of your family feel extra special on their holiday.
From spas for the moms to unwind, golf courses for the dads to hit the green, teen clubs for the almost adults, and kid centers for the youngest ones to have some fun, these Cancun resorts will check all of your boxes.
Let’s dive right in to the 10 best family-friendly resorts in Cancun, Mexico.
Enjoy a 5-star getaway that you and your family will certainly want to make an annual occurrence. This resort really has every amenity you and your family could ask for, and as an all-inclusive resort with 7 on-site restaurants, you’ll have it all at your fingertips.
Your kids especially will love this resort thanks to the Coral Kidz Club. This kids club offers computers with interactive video games, a waterpark, a stage for them to get creative in live theater, and cooking classes for them to get their hands dirty with meals like pizza, tacos, and cookies.
For the adults in the group, they can treat themselves to a day of relaxation at the Coral Beach Gem Spa. Here you’ll find a wide variety of treatments from a typical massage to beauty treatments.
As an oceanfront resort, you’ll have an equally fantastic time playing on the white sand beaches, snorkeling off the shore, or splashing in the sea or at one of the two pools.
Check availability to book the Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun for your next family vacation.
Already an incredible resort for the whole family, Estudio Playa Mujeres now offers children up to 15 years old to stay for free. That means extra savings for you on an already fun vacation. Set a bit further up the coast than Cancun center, this resort is on the less crowded Costa Mujeres. If you’re not interested in staying in the Hotel Zone, this is a great option for a more laid back vacation.
With everything you need at the resort, it’s easily on the best all-inclusive resorts on the Yucatan Peninsula. With 6 on-site dining options, a kids buffet, and room service available, you’ll have all the variety in food that you and your family could ask for.
With 4 swimming pools, a golf course, spa, and water park, this beachfront resort is certainly a fantastic option. The resort also offers nightly entertainment and a DJ and nightclub, for the family members old enough to enjoy dancing the night away. For the younger ones, they’ll enjoy the performances and games put on by the entertainment staff. This resort is even pet-friendly if you plan to travel with your pup in tow.
Check availability to book Estudio Playa Mujeres for your next family vacation.
Located on its own private peninsula in the heart of the Hotel Zone, at the Hyatt Ziva Cancun, you’ll get the best of both worlds. With a waterpark and kids club for your young ones, watersports and snorkeling for your teenagers, and a massive spa, fitness center, and a world-class beach and beach, it really has something for everyone.
For the nights you and your partner want to take out on town or for a kid-free dinner at one of the 8 restaurants at the resort, this beach resort even offers babysitting services. Although this resort is one of the best rated Cancun family resorts, be careful when selecting your room because some of them are for adults-only.
Although not an all-inclusive resort, you’ll be able to pick and choose from what you do at the resort and what you instead choose to leave the groups and do out in Cancun instead. For a real taste of Mexico, you and your family will love seeing more of what this area has to offer.
Check availability to book Hyatt Ziva Cancun for your next family vacation.
Although you won’t find waterslides and a water park here, this family-friendly resort offers two outdoor swimming pools, play equipment, and a game room. Older kids in particular will be able to appreciate the incredible surroundings and natural beauty of the resort itself. This one certainly feels luxurious.
Located in Punta Nizuc, as the name of the resort suggests, this area is just south of the Hotel Zone but far more relaxed and connected to nature. The 6 on-site restaurants offer a variety of cuisines from Mexican to Asian and everything in between. Other than dining, you and your family will love lounging poolside, enjoying the beach, and taking advantage of the daily activities offered.
Just like with the Hyatt, you’ll need to pay close attention when booking your room because some of the suites are for adults-only. The largest room on the property is suitable for 4 adults. They also offer pet-friendly rooms if you take the meaning of “family-friendly” to the next level.
Check availability to book Nizuc Resort & Spa for your next family vacation.
Moon Palace is a sprawling resort on the beach south of Cancun, on the way to Puerto Morelos. Even though you’re a bit farther away from the city, this resort has far more amenities and things to do than the others.
With 3 swimming pools, 20 on-site restaurants, a private golf course, and a wide variety of outdoor activities and indoor entertainment, the words, “I’m bored,” won’t pass the lips of your children. Plus, the things I’ve named don’t even scratch the surface of what you’ll find once you check in. You could spend your entire vacation exploring the resort and you’d still leave stones unturned.
If you do feel the need to leave the resort and head north to Cancun or south to Tulum, the resort offers an on-site car rental agency and travel agency to arrange whatever you’re interested in checking out.
Check availability to book Moon Palace Cancun for your next family vacation.
As expected with any JW Marriott Resort, when you stay here, you’re certain to get incredible service, beautiful scenery, and a staff that will go out of their way. Although not an all-inclusive resort, this hotel offers plenty of daily and nightly entertainment and dining options.
Guests can enjoy the fitness center, spa, and be treated to breakfast served to the room. Afterwards, you and your family can take advantage of plenty of watersports, from snorkeling to kayaking. For on land fun, you can play a match at the tennis courts or take a stroll through the pristine garden.
Located within walking distance from the main strip on the Hotel Zone, you and your family will enjoy being able to quickly and easily navigate to town without needing to arrange a shuttle, taxi, or rental car.
Check availability to book JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa for your next family vacation.
Although the Ritz isn’t typically synonymous with kid-friendly vacations, it’s a great option for older kids especially. They’ll be able to take advantage of the golf course, tennis courts, and spa more so than younger kids. Although for the kiddos, they do offer a kids club and children’s playground.
Located right on the Caribbean Sea, the biggest perk to this Cancun hotel is their massive slice of pristine coastline. You and your kids will hardly tire of splashing in the waves, building sandcastles, and soaking up the sun. But, when you do, the 7 on-site restaurants are sure to give you the energy you need to continue on with your day.
Every room at the resort offers ocean views, with some of the club level suites even offering private infinity pools with their own private beach access. Now that’s a getaway your family is certain to enjoy!
Check availability to book The Ritz-Carlton Cancun for your next family vacation.
Located on the south end of the Cancun’s Hotel Zone on Punta Nizuc, here you’ll be close by to all the action just a few miles north on the strip, but far enough away to enjoy a relaxing getaway to the Riviera Maya. On one side of the resort, you have the Caribbean Sea, and on the other side, the Nichupte Lagoon, adding to the air of seclusion.
While we highly recommend you disconnect on your trip, for those that need to do a little bit of work on holiday, wifi is free throughout the resort, but you’re able to pay extra to connect to their premium high-speed connection.
There’s plenty of activities offered, from a kids club for the young ones, an artificial waves set-up for young surfers, world-class spa services, and a pristine beach to kick back on, you and your family will have the time of your lives.
Check availability to book The Westin Resort & Spa Cancun for your next family vacation.
If you’re looking for a hotel with a Caribbean flair, this hotel is the one for you. Here, the world revolves around the sea: from incredible sea views all throughout the hotel, delicious and fresh seafood served at each of the 4 restaurants, and beach beds and cabanas ideally for lounging outside all day.
Although there aren’t any kid-specific amenities or separate play areas offered here, you and your family will still have a great vacation, so long as your children are happy to entertain themselves at the pool, hot tub, or at the beach. They do offer babysitting services on nights or days that you’d like some alone time with your partner.
This isn’t a completely all-inclusive hotel but they do offer all-inclusive packages which includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks, if you’re interested in a really hands off vacation.
Check availability to book Hotel NYX Cancun for your next family vacation.
10. Wyndham Alltra Cancun
This all-inclusive family resort really is one of the best Cancun has to offer, especially for families traveling with young kids. They’ve gone above and beyond to offer plenty of amenities, activities, and entertainment options with kids in mind. They offer a kids club, mini golf course, and kid-friendly pool with a pirate ship. For teens they have a teens club, 2 swimming pools, and nightly entertainment.
For the adults in the group, you’ll love the 5 different dining options, on-site boutiques, and incredible ocean views from nearly everywhere at the resort. Some of the family suites are beachfront and offer swim up rooms, not how’s that for some added entertainment!
The Wyndham also offers a variety of additional activities like scuba diving, snorkeling, volleyball, and Spanish lessons. There’s really not much missing from the long list at Wyndham Alltra Cancun.
Check availability to book Wyndham Alltra Cancun for your next family vacation.