10 Places to Stay for a Memorable Family Vacation in Cancun

Cancun is no longer the Spring Break Capital of the World. Although 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. 

The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun has to be the ultimate luxury family resort. With a huge playroom featuring an arcade, bumper cars and more, and soon, a huge waterpark, it provides an unbelievable family vacation experience. 

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.

Seadust offers family suites and a pirate-themed waterpark with its own kid-friendly snack bar. All Ritmo Resort is home to a full size waterpark that both small children and older kids will enjoy.

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.  



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

Royalton Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa - All Inclusive
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Live "The Royalton Life" (They've even got their own song!) at Royalton Riviera Cancun, located on a wide white sand beach just south of Cancun's international airport. This expansive All-In Luxury® resort offers various pools with different...  Read More

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

The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun
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The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun, once the smaller, laid-back section of Moon Palace Cancun, has been expanded and completely redone, and is now the largest, most luxurious resort of the three. The Grand is home to 6 swimming pools, each with a...  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