All Inclusive Resorts have come a long way from spring break and honeymoons. There are now more all inclusive family resorts than ever before. Mexico is a popular all-inclusive destination because air fare is relatively inexpensive from most US states. If you are thinking of an all-inclusive trip this year for your family, take a look at my top seven picks.
All Inclusive Family Resorts in Mexico
While I have not visited all of these resorts personally; much came from visitor feedback and a little research. Be it kids clubs, nanny services or water parks each resort stands out as a top choice for 2017 vacations. I have also featured many price points as well, not every family has the same vacation budget. These resorts are all over Mexico, not just Cancun, choose your destination based on what type of vacation you want.
1. Hard Rock Hotel – Riviera Nayarit
Just north of Puerto Vallarta, is Riviera Nayarit. Families will find this rock & roll hotel directly on the beach. The Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta is filled with music memorabilia and rock & roll vibes. From family friendly dining, kids clubs and a spa for Mom this is the ideal vacation choice. Hard Rock also offers some of the best teen programs around, it’s not too often you actually have to drag them out of a place. The all-inclusive experience includes everything at Hard Rock, there are no up charges for dining or beverages once you arrive.
2. Paradisus Cancun Resort
The Paradisus Cancun is an all suite hotel located in the Hotel Zone, meaning it is right in the center of Cancun. You can walk downtown or take a cab, and be close to shopping and dining options. Offering nine restaurants, daily entertainment, four swimming pools, water sports and beachfront accommodations. Oh did I mention the golf? There is a 9 hole par 3 on site. Extras for kids include a children’s club, kids’ spa services and a playground. Upgrade to Family Concierge status to really treat your family.
3. Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa
Escape to a tropical paradise, perfectly situated in the history-rich town of Tulum in the Riviera Maya. Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa provides something for every age group, from kids’ clubs and an ocean trampoline to spa and cocktail-making classes for parents. Of course, there’s a plethora of activities for the whole family to enjoy together, such as water sports, swimming pools, dance lessons and themed dinners. A big bonus is unlimited wi-fi, this way you can share your memories with those sitting home. Mom and Dad, the Dreams unlimited luxury includes top shelf beverages so you may want to bring the grand parents along just for back up. If you are looking for the ultimate in luxury this is the choice.
4. Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort – Cancun
5. Club Med Cancun Yucatan – Cancun
Club Med was the first in the all-inclusive resort concept. They have had plenty of time to perfect their programs. Offering a whopping 60 oceanfront Family Suites, a playground, Petite Club Med for 2- and 3-year-old’s, a lounge for nightly entertainment and a reservation-only restaurant. The resort also features “GOs” (Gracious Organizers), who act similar to luxury camp counselors, organizing special activities and making guests feel welcome. Feel free to snorkel, paddle board or play on a flying trapeze- it’s all included in the price.
6. Grand Velas Riviera Maya
Escape to acres of white sand beach, mangroves and the Mayan jungle of the Caribbean Coast.Offering 539 suites you can certainly find the perfect accommodations for your family. Traveling with a baby? Grand Velas Riviera Maya also has a Baby Concierge. Ask about baby’s first haircut, nanny services and special amenities for your baby. Enjoy nightly entertainment while children between ages 4 and 12 enjoy supervised programs. Little ones can learn Spanish and make balloon animals while tweens can rock out in Guitar Hero tournaments. If your family is feeling adventurous you can book the Swim With the Dolphins package.
7. Cozumel Palace