If you’re taking the whole tribe on holiday to Mexico, then put Cancun at the top of your list. With an average temperature of 25°C, white sandy beaches and warm turquoise waters, it’s the perfect destination for a family break. However, if the beach isn’t enough for your youngsters, there’s plenty to see and do. Water sports are popular and, for adventurous types, scuba-diving is taken to another level when you dive down into Cancun’s underwater museum. You might be forgiven for thinking that Mexico is beyond your budget, but some of the best family resorts in Cancun are All Inclusive, which helps to cover the cost of flights, food and accommodation. To point you in the right direction, we’ve pulled together a list of some of our favourites.
If you want to treat your family to a slice of the high life, Dream Sands ticks all the right boxes. For younger kids, the Explorer’s Club offers a superb range of supervised activities, and there’s even a once-a-week camping night on the nearby private beach. Even teens are catered for: the Core Zone provides water sports, a gaming area and a teen-only ‘club night’, which is sure to put a smile on all teenagers face. There are nine onsite restaurants, with parents given the chance to dine alone in one of the Romantic Spots. Throw in two swimming pools and 24-hour room service and you’ve got all you need for a fantastic family break.
If plenty of entertainment is a top priority, then the Seadust family resort should keep everyone occupied. It comes with its own waterpark, complete with rides and slides for all ages. The Seadust also has a miniature golf course, a zip wire and three swimming pools. If you need a break from the kids or you’re stealing some time away with your better half, there’s an adult-only pool, complete with a bar. When it comes to dining and drinking, choose from eight restaurants and 10 bars. With so much onsite, the furthest you’re likely to go all week is the short stroll to the stunning beach.
Crown Paradise Club
Set on the golden sands of a sun-kissed beach, the Crown Paradise Club takes All Inclusive family holidays to the next level. If you can’t muster up the energy to walk the two minutes to the sea, you’ll find five pools to enjoy right outside your door. Younger kids will enjoy the watery thrills and spills offered by the mini waterpark, complete with eight waterslides and a pirate galleon. Tech-obsessed teens can get competitive in the Video Games Room, and there’s a mini-golf course for fans of the five-iron. There are seven restaurants so that you can dine out on different cuisine every day of the week, and six bars, where you can enjoy cool cocktails or a quiet beer.
Set in the heart of the hotel zone, the Paradisus is widely regarded as one of the best family resorts in Cancun. Overlooking the glittering Caribbean Sea, the focus is as much on the grown-ups as it is on the kids. Indulge in a relaxing treatment at the onsite spa or take advantage of the Royal Service, which is strictly adults-only. If family time is an important part of your Cancun holidays, the Family Concierge service lets you take advantage of a range of activities, use of the Family Lounge, and discover what it feels like to have your own butler. There are four stunning pools, each designed to mimic some of the region’s natural lagoons, and nine restaurants with food for even the pickiest of eaters.
Moon Palace Golf and Spa Resort
Overlooking the beautiful Mayan Riviera, the Moon Palace Golf and Spa Resort is the largest of its kind in Mexico. The resort is split into three distinct sections, each with an individual style of décor and different amenities. If the various swimming pools don’t quite get your heart racing, head for the Flowrider Wave Simulator, where you can perfect your surfing skills.
Evenings are just as entertaining with the resort’s onsite theatre putting on stunning shows and musical events. Go and catch the Mexican Fire Show, after dining in one of the 20 restaurants. You’ll find gaming arcades, indoor adventure playgrounds and even kayaking lessons for younger guests, plus an onsite spa for grown-ups who want to indulge in a little pampering.
Another beachside resort, the Beach Palace is conveniently close to the La Isla Shopping Village, and ideal if you need a drop of retail therapy on your break. Onsite, the resort is well known for offering the warmest welcome in Cancun, with staff on hand to attend to your every request.
When it comes to facilities, there’s plenty to keep your kids busy. Teens can immerse themselves in a world of video games, while younger kids can get involved with a whole host of activities at the supervised Playroom. For a special night out, dine in one of the internationally-themed restaurants, before treating the entire family to one of the spectacular evening shows.
Grand Oasis Palm Resort
Book your holidays to Mexico at the Grand Oasis Palm Resort, and you can make your break as upbeat or as low-key as you want. The resort is set in lush gardens, and white sandy beach is almost on your doorstep, offering a range of water sports as well as the opportunity to get some serious tanning done.
If your kids have had enough of lounging about, there’s always something to do. This is definitely one of the best family resorts in Cancun for onsite entertainment, and you’ll find a kid’s pool with waterslides, a vast playground, and plenty of supervised activities for the youngsters. Any gamers in your group will be delighted with the state-of-the-art video gaming area, and there’s the opportunity for the whole family to set sail on a full-size pirate ship.
For the active, there are sports’ courts and a golf course, while foodies can take their pick from almost 20 restaurants. With Cancun’s largest swimming pool and a warm, friendly welcome from the moment you arrive, you’ve got everything you need for a fantastic family holiday, right at your fingertips.