Cancun

resorts we’ve experienced
family-friendly

Cancun consists of the hotel zone (central), Playa Mujeres to the north, and the Riviera Maya to the south.
Below are photos and opinions from the all-inclusive resorts we have personally visited in the Cancun area...

Azul Beach Resort Riviera Cancun (Riviera Maya)

Overview. An adults-only resort located in Cancun’s hotel zone, featuring all suites, and the best part is that they ALL face the ocean!

Dreams Jade (Riviera Maya)

Overview. A family-friendly resort featuring three spacious 3 courtyards, lots of greenery, and 2 main pool areas. 

Dreams Vista Cancun (hotel zone)

Overview. A family-friendly resort located slightly outside of Cancun’s hotel zone, with amazing views… it’s all about the VISTA!

Majestic Elegance Costa Mujeres (north of Cancun)

Overview. A modern sophisticated hotel that is blended with approximately 70% adults-only rooms and 30% family-friendly rooms.

Moon Palace Cancun The Grand (Riviera Maya)

Overview. An adults-only resort located in Cancun’s hotel zone, featuring all suites, and the best part is that they ALL face the ocean!

Planet Hollywood Cancun (north of Cancun)

Overview. A family-friendly resort with plenty of activities & movie-star themed décor. The Adult Scene is the adults-only side of the resort.

Sensira (Riviera Maya)

Overview. An adults-only resort located in Cancun’s hotel zone, featuring all suites, and the best part is that they ALL face the ocean!

Zoetry Paraíso de la Bonita Riviera Maya (R. Maya)

Overview. An adults-only resort located in Cancun’s hotel zone, featuring all suites, and the best part is that they ALL face the ocean!

Dreams Playa Mujeres (north of Cancun)

Overview. A family-friend resort located in the gated community of Playa Mujeres, where adults can visit the Secrets resort next door.

Royalton Riviera Cancun (Riviera Maya)

Overview. A family-friendly resort located in the northern stretch of the Riviera Maya area, with the luxury stamp-of-approval for families.

Dreams Natura (Riviera Maya)

Overview. This compact family-friendly resort in the Riviera Maya doesn’t require much walking, but has plenty of fun features & amenities!

Hotel Xcaret Mexico (Riviera Maya)

Overview. Built into the natural landscape, this resort offers premium accommodations that let you truly escape from your daily life. 

Hyatt Ziva Cancun (hotel zone)

Overview. This family-friendly resort sits directly on the “point” of Cancun’s hotel zone, and provides options for families of all sizes.

Dreams Riviera Cancun (Riviera Maya)

Overview. A family-friendly resort for all ages, with a beautiful central courtyard featuring the pool, beach, and entertainment.

Sandos Caracol (Riviera Maya)

Overview. This family-friendly resort is built into the surrounding natural landscape, and located on the northern edge of Playa del Carmen.

Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres (north of Cancun)

Overview. This family-friendly resort is located in Costa Mujeres, and features a very large, very modern concept.

The Fives Oceanfront (Riviera Maya)

Overview. A boutique hotel refuge on the edge of Puerto Morelos, a charming beach community located in the Riviera Maya.

Hard Rock Riviera Maya

Overview. With its signature decor, this resort has both a family-friendly and adults-only side plenty of space along the beach.

The Fives Beach (Playa del Carmen, Riviera Maya)

Overview. With 2 family-friendly sections, you can choose the Beach experience or the Residences experience, both with their own vibe.

Hard Rock Cancun (hotel zone)

Overview. A family-friendly resort in the heart of Cancun’s hotel zone, with a lively upbeat vibe and featuring their signature memorabilia.

Generations Riviera Maya

Overview. A family-friendly resort located in the Riviera Maya that has the luxury stamp-of-approval with a yummy all-gourmet concept.

Iberostar Paraíso - Maya + Lindo (Riviera Maya)

Overview. With 5 resorts on this complex located in the Riviera Maya, I recommend either the Maya or the Lindo sections for families.

Catalonia Costa Mujeres (north of Cancun)

Overview. A family-friendly resort with a modern vibe that features two main courtyards, each with their own large pool.

Azul Beach Resort Riviera Maya

Overview. Perfect for young families looking for a lush tropical setting without sacrificing classy décor & adult attention to detail. 

Dreams Sands Cancun (hotel zone)

Overview. A family-friendly resort located in the heart of Cancun’s hotel zone, that typically is very budget-friendly.

Panama Jack Cancun

Overview. A family-friendly resort with a terrific beachfront location, perfect for budget-friendly families looking for an informal vacation.

Panama Jack Playa del Carmen (Riviera Maya)

Overview. This family-friendly resort has vintage travel-themed décor, modern rooms, and is in a prime location to Playa del Carmen.

Estudio Playa Mujeres (north of Cancun)

Overview. A family-friendly resort that is connected to the Atelier (no exchange privileges) located in Playa Mujeres.

Cirque du Soleil Joya

Overview. I LOVE Cirque du Soleil shows and this one did NOT disappoint! Located about a half hour south of the airport.

Overview. The namesake park by Xcaret, here you can experience Mexican culture, nature, and a touch of adventure all in 1 park.

Overview. One of the famous parks by Xcaret, Xplor is for those you love adventure and want a day filled with active experiences.

Woodward Riviera Maya

Overview. A world-class facility featuring a skate park, a BMX park, trampolines, jumps, and more! Designed for all skill levels.

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