10 Places to Stay for a Memorable Family Vacation in Cancun

Cancun is no longer Spring Break Capital of the World, though Spring Break is still alive and well in Cancun, it is also an ideal place for a family vacation

There are numerous family-friendly resorts in Cancun that cater to the needs of children of all ages. Most have babies/kids/teens clubs that feature age-appropriate scheduled activities throughout the day. Many also offer babysitting services and other incredibly cool kid-friendly attractions like miniature golf courses and waterparks. All Ritmo Resort is home to a full size waterpark that both small children and older kids will enjoy.

Club Med Cancun Yucatan not only has kids clubs, but they also have cooking and fitness classes and even spa treatments just for children. The resort has also added more suites that will accommodate large families. In addition they loan high chairs, changing tables, bottle warmers and other things that families might need while on vacation.

Dreams Cancun's kid's club, The Explorer's Club, holds an overnight camping excursion once a week and kids get to camp on the beach (they are supervised of course). The Westin Lagunamar features a large waterslide, iguana feeding and smores parties. Great Parnassus offers family suites and a pirate-themed waterpark that is sure to excite your little pirates.

Plan your next vacation at any of the family-friendly resorts on this list and your kids will have an unforgettable vacation. Plus you'll have some time to relax.  

Located in Puerto Juarez just north of downtown Cancun, this family-friendly hotel is far from the hustle and bustle of the Hotel Zone. Mini-golf, a playground and an on-site waterpark make this hotel a favorite among families with small...  Read More

Crown Paradise Club offers a limitless all inclusive package. Enjoy 7 fine dining a la carte and buffet restaurants and toast your vacation in any of their 7 unique bars. Your kids will love the aquatic playground, which includes a pirate ship...  Read More

This all-inclusive family resort is located on a premium stretch of white sand beach in Cancun's Hotel Zone and is within walking distance of La Isla shopping mall. The Sky Floor which has two rooftop pools, two swim-up bars, two whirlpools, a...  Read More

Located on a pretty, white-sand beach with calm water, this 470-room, all-inclusive resort is a nice option for a reasonably-priced family vacation. Families traveling with small children may opt to reserve a guest room for the parents and an...  Read More

Grand Fiesta American Grand Coral Beach Cancun is located in the heart of Cancun's Hotel Zone, just steps away from the Party Center, on a calm, white sand beach with turquoise blue water. Grand Coral Beach is one of Cancun's largest, oldest and...  Read More

Seadust Cancun Family Resort is a wonderful option for a family vacation. This oceanfront, all-inclusive resort offers a baby, kids and teen club and many different types of guest rooms including family suites. The resort is home to a whopping...  Read More

Hyatt Ziva Cancun All Inclusive
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Hyatt hit the nail on the head when they chose the best location in Cancun's Hotel Zone. This all-inclusive resort sits on Punta Cancun (Cancun Point) where it is surrounded on three sides by the glorious Caribbean Sea. On each side there are...  Read More

Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun All Inclusive
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Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun All Inclusive is located in Cancun's Hotel Zone on one of the best beaches in the area. The resort hasn't always been all-inclusive, but the change has not affected quality or service. The food is downright...  Read More

This 376-room, all-inclusive, beachfront resort is made up of a series of low-rise buildings. Guest rooms and suites have views of either the Caribbean Sea, Nichupte lagoon, or lush, tropical gardens. Standard guest rooms, which accommodate up...  Read More

Moon Palace Cancun - All Inclusive
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This sprawling, all-inclusive, mega-resort is situated on a wide beach with calm water just south of Cancun's airport. Each of the three sections, Nizuc, Sunrise and Grand offers pools, restaurants and activities. Guests can walk between the...  Read More


Meet Kristin Busse

After vacationing in Mexico many times, Kristin decided to move to Cancun "for a year". That was in 2001.

Kristin grew-up in Michigan and studied Communications at Michigan State University....  More About Kristin