JW Marriott Resort and Spa, a AAA Five Diamond resort located in Cancun, recently announced the debut of its BeachWalk Game Center, a dream come true for teens and tweens who are too old for the Kids Club and too young to experience the city’s nightlife. The indoor, air-conditioned area features three flat-screen televisions, ping-pong, air hockey, foosball tables and free WiFi.
The sleekly decorated BeachWalk Game Center is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and also features a refreshment bar that serves sandwiches, salads and international non-alcoholic drinks.
JW Marriott's BeachWalk Game Center is for teens and tweens — Photo courtesy of JW Marriott
For younger children ages four through 12, JW Marriott offers its Kids’ Club from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Depending on your meal plan, an extra fee may apply.) Little guests will love the clubhouse, playground and range of activities including arts and crafts, piñata making, swimming, water balloon contests, Spanish lessons and more.
Lunch at BeachWalk restaurant, which features kid-friendly food like peanut butter sandwiches and chicken fingers, is included for children that participate in the Kids’ Club.
The JW Marriott also offers babysitting service 24 hours a day with at least 24 hours' notice.
For parents that want to give their little travelers an extra special treat, The Spa at JW Marriott Cancun offers various treatments on their menu geared towards young guests, like the two-hour Mayan Princess for a Day package, which includes a manicure, pedicure, hairstyling and more.
The JW Marriott sits on a wide white sand beach — Photo courtesy of JW Marriott
What will mom and dad do with all this extra time on their hands? Well, they could head to the JW’s fitness center for Pilates or yoga. After a tough workout, visit the 35,000-square-foor spa for some Mayan-inspired pampering.
The Balche Sacred Drink of the Mayas massage - a body cleansing with brown sugar and cinnamon followed by a massage using sacred herbs, oils and the plant extract balche - is a must.
For parents who want to explore Cancun’s magical underwater world, there’s a 20-foot PADI-certified diving pool where they can earn diving certification. The pool even boasts an artificial coral reef.
The JW and Marriott CasaMagna next door share amenities — Photo courtesy of JW Marriott
Mom and dad might also enjoy browsing the gift shops and shopping area before dressing to the nines and dining in AAA Four Diamond Italian-Mediterranean gourmet restaurant Gustino. The elegant ambiance and Italian-style courses make for a relaxing meal. Views of the Caribbean Sea and live jazz music complete the experience.
Of course, there’s a lot to be said for skipping any and all activities and just lounging by the infinity pool with a tropical cocktail and a good book or tablet in hand. (The JW offers free WiFi throughout the resort, including in guest rooms and on the beach.)
In addition, JW Marriott shares amenities with the Marriott CasaMagna, which is right next door. Parents might particularly enjoy the CasaMagna’s swim-up pool bar.
Cancun’s JW Marriott Resort and Spa offers amenities for all ages. It's an ideal place to spend a family vacation and create memories to last a lifetime.
The JW Marriott is located at kilometer 14.5 of Cancun's Hotel Zone — Photo courtesy of JW Marriott