The Best Family Resorts in Cancun

The Best Family Resorts in Cancun
Cancun, Mexico, is an ideal location for an active family to vacation. The area offers a mix of relaxing sandy beaches, water sports and day trip locations, including several Mayan ruins sites within a few hours of the Hotel Zone, Cancun's tourist hub. All visitors can take advantage of these benefits, but there are several resorts that go above and beyond to make sure that a trip to Cancun will be a fun adventure for the whole family.

Club Med Cancun Yucatan

Club Med Cancun Yucatan is the gold standard for family travel to Cancun. Club Med's all-inclusive packages include kids' programs tailored to children of different ages. The resort also offers kids' tennis, chef classes and gymnastics - not to mention the wide variety of sports and water activities that are open to adults and kids alike. If all that's not enough, kids will love exploring the beaches on both sides of this resort.

All elements of this resort are family-friendly--from the activites to the rooms to the dining options. The basic level of rooms, called Club Rooms, are available in both single- and two-bedrooms. The main restaurant (one of three) includes a "Baby Corner," designed to help parents feed their little ones easily. And great news for kids who spend all day working up an appetite: all meals, drinks and snacks are included.

Club Med Cancun Yucatan
Punta Nizuc 77500
Eastado de Quintana Roo Cancun
(+52) 998 881 82 00

Dreams Cancun Resort & Spa

Kids ages 3 to 12 will love being part of the Explorer's Club, Dreams Cancun's children's program. They'll be busy all day long, hunting for treasure on the beach and being part of sandcastle-building contests. Once a week, the Explorer's Club has a camping trip on the beach. Those families looking for an extra-special experience will love the resort's dolphin adventures, where both adults and children can either swim with dolphins or be part of a "trainer for a day" program.

Dreams has a wide variety of guest rooms, all of which include great amenities, including a private terrace, marble floors, satellite TV, and twice-daily maid service. Of the resort's five restaurants, four are casual, so families will have plenty of options. Dreams also goes wild for holidays big and small, so there's a good chance that you'll get to take part in a fun celebration while you're there.

Dreams Cancun
Punta Cancún s/n, Zona Hotelera
Cancún, Q. Roo
C.P. 77500
(+52) 998 848 7000

Great Parnassus Cancun

Great Parnassus is the place to beat for families looking for an all-inclusive experience on a budget. (Kids under 7 stay free!) Aside from being budget-friendly, this resort has all the essentials to keep kids and adults alike busy and happy all day. The Treasure Island Water Park and Stone Age mini-golf are musts, and there are organized games of beach volleyball and soccer daily.

This resort offers rooms designed for all groups, including family rooms that can sleep two adults and three or four children. The resort also offers a stunning 10 restaurants, including a deli, food court and Carrousel, a lunch place that serves food in kid-sized portions.

Great Parnassus Cancun
Blvd. Kukulcan Km. 1
7 Hotel Zone Cancun
Q. Roo, 77500 Mexico
(800) 233-5162

Article Written By Kathryn Walsh

Kathryn Walsh started writing in 2005. Her work has appeared in "The Syracuse Post-Standard" and on various websites. She has over 15 years of experience working with children, two as a preschool teacher. Walsh received a dual Master of Arts in journalism and television and film from Syracuse University. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Rochester.

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