Cancun is so much more than spring break. In fact, spring breakers make up only a small percentage of Cancun’s visitors. Millions of tourists visit Mexico’s most popular vacation destination each year, and many are families with children of all ages. What would a day with your family in Cancun be like? We'd like to think it would go something like this...
Great Parnassus has an adult-only pool and a main pool — Photo courtesy of Great Parnassus webpage
Buenos dias! Start your day by waking up in your modern family room at the Great Parnassus All Inclusive Resort & Spa, located at km 16.9 of Cancun’s Hotel Zone, where up to 3 children under 12 stay free. Now wake the kids, who are sleeping in the bunk and trundle beds, and tell them it’s time to head to Magnus, an oceanfront food court for breakfast. Try fresh delicious food from one of the many stations.
After breakfast, just try keeping your kids away from Treasure Island Water Park. With water slides, waterfalls, a castle and a pirate ship, this is a child’s fantasy come true. Great Parnassus will keep your kids entertained with their kids and baby clubs, which will give Mom and Dad a little time to relax by the adult pool or on the wide white sand beach with a fruity cocktail or beer in hand. Afterwards, get everyone back together and head to the Stone Age Mini-Golf course to play a round.
Kids will love Great Parnassus' onsite waterpark — Photo courtesy of Great Parnassus webpage
After lunch at Carrousel, which has kid-sized portions available, get changed, hop on the bus (only 8.50 pesos, less than 1 USD per person) and head to La Isla, a charming outdoor shopping mall located at km 12.5 of the Hotel Zone. Although La Isla features a movie theater, shopping, restaurants and bars, today you’ll hit the Interactive Aquarium, a super place to spend an hour or two with the family.
A general ticket is a mere 10 USD and includes a dolphin show. Don't forget to pet the stingrays! Afterwards, stroll around the mall, maybe buy a few souvenirs, then get your camera ready and look for the fountain which overlooks the lagoon (next to Hooters) which is the perfect spot to be at sunset.
The dolphin show is included in the price of a general ticket — Photo courtesy of Interactive Aquarium Facebook
Everyone may be getting a little hungry now, so it’s time for dinner at Chocolate City, also located in La Isla. This restaurant has a huge menu, a kids’ area, and well, lots of chocolate. Chocolate martinis, chocolate fountains, chocolate desserts, etc.
Who wouldn't want to eat at a restaurant called Chocolate City? — Photo courtesy of Chocolate City Facebook
After dinner, it’s time to head back to Great Parnassus to catch this evening’s show in the Live Theater. It could be karaoke or a Michael Jackson or Elvis impersonator tonight. Afterwards, tuck the kids in, watch a movie on cable TV and order a late night snack from room service because tomorrow morning it’s time to do it all over again. Buenas noches!