5 Best all-inclusive Cancun family resorts: We Review You Enjoy

It’s decided. You’re going to Mexico with your beautiful family. An important question arises: how to choose between the best all-inclusive Cancun family resorts.

It’s a complicated decision.

What is the best area? Are there enough activities for my kids? Will the cocktails be good? What about the food? What will be included?

So many factors to consider!

Don’t worry anymore. I’m here for you.

In addition to my 2 weeks in Cancun, I spent more than 50 hours analyzing the websites and reviews of the most famous resorts. Here are the winners:

Read on to find out why I chose them.

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Best all-inclusive resorts: Mini reviews

In this section, you will find a thorough analysis of each resort, obtained thanks to our experience in the tourism industry and long hours of research on the internet. The all-inclusive resorts of this selection offer excellent customer service and are among the best rated in Cancun.

1#Ideal for young kids: Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun

Located in the most famous hotel zone, Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach will be an excellent option if you travel with young children. The children’s club offers many activities for ages 3 and up and the staff will be very careful with them. By the way, parents can’t enter. This will allow you to calmly enjoy the top-notch service by the heated pool and a trip to the spa. Then, in the evening, feel free to drop by the theater to attend one of the regular events.

👉 Read the reviews on Booking

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💰 Cost & Options

The price of your stay will depend on whether you want an ocean view or a pool view. Sleeping up to 5-6 people (suite with 2 bedrooms) is also possible.

Note that the hotel also offers a premium option called “infinite.” This includes a better view, premium liquors, priority on restaurant reservations, access to the VIP sections of the resort, and many gifts such as a spa treatment, 4 hours of babysitting, and a round trip to Isla Mujeres.

Rates are from 500 to 2500 USD for 2 people.

🎲 Activities

Your children will enjoy their stay at this all-inclusive resort. The Kids club is divided into 2 sections, 3-5 & 6-12 years old. There are many games and activities such as theme rooms, video games, theatre, cooking, and dance classes. The teenager will love the arcade room.

There is also a vast heated pool facing the ocean and surrounded by many palm trees and palapas. Some areas are shallow and ideal for children.

Parents who like to stay active will be pleased to know that the gym is very well equipped.

🌮 Eating and drinking

With 7 restaurants, the food is a highlight of this Cancun resort. It’s up to you if you prefer the Mexican atmosphere (with real mariachi musicians) or the seafood dishes.

Please note that the gourmet restaurant “Basilic” is not included in the price. You will have to pay a small supplement, but it is 100% worth it.

You can use room service if you like staying in your room one night. They are responsive and always arrive with a smile on their face.

Also, the food and beverage service at the pool is top-notch. The waiters are always alert to see if you want a new drink, and the food is delicious.

🛏️ Rooms and buildings

This resort is not new, which can be seen in the rooms’ finishes and look. The bedding and soundproofing need to be improved.

The view from the balcony can be spectacular if you are on a higher floor. I recommend avoiding the “Ocean view suite” rooms on the first 3 floors.

There are rooms for 5-6 people, which allows families not to be divided and to have a more attractive rate.

The resort is small, so you can get around quickly without getting lost.

📍 Location

Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach is located in Punta Cancun, near all the clubs like Coco Bongo and Mandala. You will be 40 minutes from the Cancun airport.

The white sand beach is ideal for children, with a shallow turquoise Caribbean sea and low waves (most of the time).

2# Best Upscale Resort: Hyatt Ziva Cancun All Inclusive

Hyatt Ziva Cancun is one of the best all-inclusive resorts, thanks to its modern architecture, quality infrastructures, and incredible location. Once past the luxury lobby, you will discover a large infinity pool with a 260-degree view of the Caribbean Sea. During the day, take your children (including teenagers) to one of the two kids’ clubs (with a water park) while you have an intense gym lesson with your coach. Afterward, enjoy a delicious meal before enjoying the entertainment around the pool. In the early evening, head to the amphitheater to see shows (musicians, acrobats, dancers) that will appeal to all ages.

👉 Read the reviews on Booking

👉 Read the reviews on Expedia

💰 Cost & Options

With its 547 rooms, this all-inclusive resort offers many different room categories. The price changes according to the view (ocean front being the best), a semi-private pool, the size, and if you decide to join the “Club.”

This premium category offers many advantages (besides the view). You will have a private concierge to help you during your stay, private check-in, and access to the premium alcohol.

There is also an “adult only” section in the turquoise tower, with a pool and restaurant.

Rates are from 550 to 800 USD for 2 people.

🎲 Activities

The Ziva is an excellent all-inclusive resort if you look for entertainment.

Children from 5 to 12 will have fun in the kids club thanks to daily activities and access to a mini water park. You can also bring them to the candy store or hang out around the dolphin swimming pool — even if I consider this a negative point for the hotel. #freethedolphins

The cool thing about Ziva is that teenagers (13-17) too can have a great time. They can join the Moods club to socialize and play High-Reality video games.

During the day, the resort organizes many activities around the swimming pools, and your stay includes kayaking and paddle boarding to make the most of these paradisiacal landscapes.

Another strong point is the fitness center. In addition to being well equipped, there are classes every day, and you can ask the coaches to create a fitness program for you—nothing better to start the day.

At night, there is always a show going on.

🌮 Eating and drinking

You have 8 restaurants (a la carte and buffet), 8 lounge bars and 1 café, and 1 poolside bar. Except for one restaurant (the Moon gate), you won’t need to make a reservation.

You’ll be spoiled by choice—Italian, Mexican, French (Bastille), Asian, or a simple burger. Attention, the french restaurant is for adults only.

According to internet reviews, guests find the food good, with a preference for the restaurants rather than the buffet. The resort takes food allergies seriously.

The cocktails are correct, and the resort has its microbrewery.

🛏️ Rooms and buildings

Thanks to its unique location, the view is magnificent, and enjoying the balcony or the semi-private pool is a pleasure.

The rooms are modern and well equipped. You will love the rainfall shower and the A/C.

The resort is quite large, and finding your way around takes a little time. It’s not a big issue as the resort is beautiful.

Families with up to 3 children can sleep in the same accommodation.

📍 Location

You can’t beat Ziva’s location.

The resort is on the tip of Cancun’s hotel zone, surrounded by a turquoise blue sea with access to 2 beaches. There is even a path that leads to an old lighthouse. It’s ideal for a souvenir photo. One of the beaches is suitable for children. Be careful, however, to look at the flag’s color.

3# Best Resort with apartments: The Royal Cancun – All Suites Resort

The Royal Cancun is a timeshare building that has become a family-friendly resort. Be ready to say a big NO to the timeshare team; most are too pushy. Nevertheless, it’s an excellent option for large families who want to stay in a perfectly equipped apartment while enjoying the benefits of the resort. There is even a supermarket if you feel like cooking. Children from 4 to 12 years old can enjoy the Kidz Club while parents relax by one of the 2 pools or play on the tennis courts. There is no event or music in the evening, which allow you to enjoy the night calmly.

👉 Read the reviews on Booking

💰 Cost & Options

All rooms are family suites. The price will change according to the view (I advise you to take one facing the sea) or the size (5 or 6 people).

You can decide between the all-inclusive option or the breakfast option only.

Rates are from 600 to 650 USD for 5 people (all-inclusive option).

🎲 Activities

The children’s area is not the strong point of this resort. Still, they can enjoy the kids’ pool and the children’s playground.

On the other hand, there are plenty of activities to have a good time with your family. You can play tennis, basketball, paddling, or ask for masks and snorkels at the reception.

The 2 pools aren’t big compared to the other resorts.

During the day, you can also decide to check out the other Royal Cancun resorts, thanks to the complimentary shuttle.

🌮 Eating and drinking

On-site, there are 3 restaurants (Italian and Mexican cuisine). The food quality at the buffet is acceptable, and the guests seem to love the dinner at the Italian restaurant.

Several meals are not included in the all-inclusive offer.

There is also a supermarket where you can buy everything you need and cook at your apartment.

Bars close at 10 pm, and not many alcohol brands are included in the all-inclusive offer.

🛏️ Rooms and Buildings

In addition to the incredible staff, the apartments are the highlight of this family Cancun resort.

They are spacious, with two bedrooms, a living room, and a private balcony. There is also a kitchen with everything you need to prepare delicious meals.

However, choosing an apartment with a view of the beach is essential. The other options are overlooking the road or the tennis courts. This is less appealing.

The building is old, but it is not noticeable.

📍 Location

You’ll be between Punta Cancun (party area) and downtown Cancun. While the beach is not the best in Cancun, it’s ideal for young kids. The sea is shallow, and there are no big waves.

This all-inclusive resort is located 35 min from the Cancun international airport.

4# Best affordable all-inclusive family resort: Wyndham Alltra Cancun

Wyndham Alltra Cancun (the old name is Panama jack resorts Cancun) is an excellent option for a budget family vacation without giving up on quality. The resort offers an excellent pirate water park and two kid’s clubs (young children and teenagers). They’ll have some much fun that you won’t see them during the day. In the meantime, sign up for a gym class or check out the activity program. You can also put aside any physical exertion — you’re on vacation after all — and enjoy delicious cocktails by the pool.

👉 Read the reviews on Booking

👉 Read the reviews on Expedia

💰 Cost & Options

With 458 suites and 15 room categories, it can be a bit tricky to make a choice.

The lowest rates will not allow you to enjoy the lagoon or ocean view. Most rooms can accommodate up to 4 people.

The most luxurious suites have direct access to an infinity pool or a large terrace with a private Jacuzzi.

There is also a premium option for access to the Alltra VIP Club. It’s an area with premium liquor and concierge service.

Rates are from 250 to 750 USD for 2 people.

🎲 Activities

Wyndham Alltra is one of the best family-friendly resorts in Cancun, thanks to its children’s area and the many family-oriented activities.

Kids from 4 to 12 have access to a pirate water park (with 7 slides!) and a fantastic area with a ball pit and suspension bridges. You can let them till 9 pm (movie nights).

The staff that manages this kid’s club is a dedicated and well-trained team.

Teenagers from 13-17 will hang out at the Hashtag club to meet other youngsters and join fun activities.

The 2 pools are of average size compared to other all-inclusive resorts in Cancun. Activities are organized every day from 12 to 4 pm. And you can take several classes at the fitness center (a bit outdated).

You will have to find a way to entertain yourself in the evening because there is no night show (except once a week).

The world-class spa and beach cabanas are not included.

🌮 Eating and drinking

For the price of this all-inclusive, the quality of the food and cocktails is excellent.

On-site, there are 7 restaurants. You can eat authentic Mexican cuisine, classic Italian meals, and fantastic Asian specialties. Clients rave about the last one (Azul restaurant). The buffet is all day long till 11 pm. It won’t be hard to find something your kids like.

Room service stops at 11 pm.

You can also order a drink at 6 different bars, with a large selection of cocktails, especially at the pool bar. The latest one (in the lobby) close at midnight.

🛏️ Rooms and Buildings

Wyndham Alltra has purchased this resort and has undertaken numerous renovations.

There is always room for improvement, but the bedrooms are pleasant and well equipped—a little downside on the bedding.

📍 Location

This all-inclusive resort is located in the middle of the hotel zone on the most beautiful beach in Cancun. However, the sea can be rough, and you’ll have to be careful with your children.

You’ll be near La Isla if you want to go shopping.

5# Largest all-inclusive resort in Cancun: Finest Playa Mujeres

Finest Playa Mujeres is ideal if you want to stay in a large, modern resort outside Cancun. Located in a private beachfront area, the entire family will find everything they need nearby. First of all, you don’t need to worry about baby equipment. Let’s them at home. The resort provides everything from baby bottles to baby cribs. And the whole family can decide to spend some time together or separate. The Kidz club accepts children from 0 to 15 years old, while dads and mums can head to the golf course, ride a bike or take fitness classes or Spanish lessons. There are so many activities that one week would not be enough to do everything. Did I mention there are 15 restaurants and 12 pools?

👉 Read the reviews on Expedia

💰 Cost & Options

This all-inclusive resort offers lots of different rooms.

First, you must decide if you want to be part of the Finest club. The whole family will get a lot of perks like access to the VIP section of the resort (beach, pool, lounge), drinking premium liquor, and enjoying comfy cabañas on the beach.

There is also another club called “Excellence Club.” This one is only for adults.

Many suites have a private pool, whether the swim-up suite or the plunge pool suite. Nothing better than swinging in a hammock above the water.

The largest room can accommodate up to 5 people.

Rates are from 350 to 950 USD for 2 people.

🎲 Activities

One thing is sure. You won’t be bored. Neither will your children.

There are 3 kids clubs: 3-6, 7-11 & 12-15. Children under 2 years old can come, but parents must be present. Depending on the age of the children, the staff offers different activities. Some will want to explore the mini-pool, while others will play an arcade game or join an outdoor sports tournament.

In addition to the many pools and sunbeds under the palm trees, you will find plenty of aquatic activities (paddle, kayak), water sports, classes, and family games. Don’t hesitate to pass by the modern fitness center too.

Music groups will set the mood in the resort throughout the day and into the evening, and artists will perform on stage to delight the young and old.

And if you feel like recharging your batteries, choose among the 19 spa treatments the resort offers. Children and parents can go together.

🌮 Eating and drinking

Parents with babies can ask the restaurant to prepare a fresh, gluten-free purée. And for children over 3 years old, the staff can take care of breakfast and dinner while the parents enjoy a romantic evening at the restaurant.

Finest Playa Mujeres has the most restaurants of all the all-inclusive resorts on this list. 15 in total! These are not open daily, and some have a strict dress code. Guests love having breakfast at Duke’s lobster and fancy dinner at Dommo (only for adult VIP guests).

The drink selection is solid, and the staff won’t let you down. Whether by the pool, on the beach, at the sports bar, or in a fancy lounge, you can always enjoy a good cocktail.

🛏️ Rooms and Buildings

The buildings of this all-inclusive resort are not tall and fit perfectly in their environment. Since the property is enormous, you will need time to get around. Don’t hesitate to borrow a bike.

The rooms have a clean and modern decor, and you will not feel at home with your family. If you choose a room on the first floor, you can enjoy a balcony with a large bay window, reassuring for the children.

📍 Location

This beachfront resort is in Punta Sam, 25 minutes north of Cancun. Guests enjoy a beautiful private beach thanks to its “secluded” location. It’s also an excellent place for families as the sea is calmer than in the hotel zone. However, you won’t have the turquoise blue color.

The airport is 45 min away.

Best all-inclusive resorts in Cancun for families: Booking Guide

Are you still hesitating between 2 all-inclusive family resorts?

In this section, you’ll find my recommendation to book the right option.

All-inclusive resorts with the best views

For some travelers, happiness is in drinking coffee on their balconies while marveling at the colors of the Caribbean Sea. In this case, I recommend choosing a superior room along the hotel zone.

You’ll have plenty of choices. You should pick Hyatt Ziva Cancun or Wyndham Alltra Cancun.

Where to find the best all-inclusive resorts in Cancun

Most of the resorts are located in the hotel zone. It is a narrow seven-shaped stretch of land between the sea and the Nichupté lagoon. We can divide this area into 3 sections:

  • Between Cancun Downton and Punta Cancun: The sea is shallow and calmer. Many families come to enjoy the white sand beaches. You can stay at The Royal Cancun – All Suites Resort.
  • Punta Cancun: This is a nightlife district with many famous nightclubs. The tip of Punta Cancun is quiet, and you’ll find two of the best resorts: Hyatt Ziva Cancun & Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun.
  • Between Punta Cancun to Punta Nizuc: This is the most extensive section of the Zone hotel. You will find beautiful beaches, but the sea can be rough (swimming is sometimes forbidden). You can stay at Wyndham Alltra Cancun.

If you want to stay in larger resorts, you must go outside Cancun.

  • To the north, the beaches are beautiful and semi-private. It is ideal for swimming, but the sea is not as turquoise. You will also be further away from all the activities. The most famous hotel is Finest Playa Mujeres.
  • To the South, the sea is beautiful but rougher. You’ll be near the airport. The most renowned hotel in the area is Moon Palace.

The Cancun family resorts where you drink and eat well

Some all-inclusive offers are known for offering watered-down cocktails. Don’t hesitate to ask for your favorite brand. As for the restaurants, remember to book in advance to take advantage of the best options.

There is also a difference between a “Classic” or “Premium” stay.

The resorts that offer the best quality/price are Wyndham Alltra Cancun and Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun

The Cancun family resorts with the best water parks and Pools

Between the problems of rough seas and seaweed, it’s nice to have the opportunity to stay by the pool. And it’s much more fun for the kids.

Hyatt Ziva & Grand Fiesta Americana have beautiful swimming pools. And kids love the water park at Wyndham Alltra.

The Cancun all-inclusive family Resorts with the best Kidz club

Parents deserve a vacation too. The kids club is ideal for resting while the children play with experienced staff.

Finest Playa Mujeres & Grand Fiesta Americana accepts children from 3 years old. Hyatt Ziva and Wyndham Alltra offer cool games for teenagers.

All the resorts offer babysitting services (extra charge).

The Cancun family Resorts with the best night events

Travelers who opt for the all-inclusive offer do not often want to go out in the evening, especially if you are far from Punta Cancun.

Finest Playa Mujeres & Hyatt Ziva offer the best night events.

The VIP guests

Some resorts offer two types of rates: classic or VIP. VIP guests usually have the best views, access to a private beach with cabañas, a selection of high-end alcohol, private check-in, and so on.

It is sometimes more interesting to select a less luxurious resort and opt for the VIP offer.

Timeshare

Everyone hates timeshare sellers. In some resorts, they can be very annoying. Such is the case with The Royal Cancun – All Suites Resort.

More all-inclusive family resorts in Cancun

There are tons of all-inclusive resorts in Cancun. The ones below are famous, although some have a bad rating.

  • Club med Cancun
  • Hard rock hotel Cancun
  • Dreams sands Cancun resort
  • Moon palace Cancun
  • Fiesta americana condesa cancun
  • Hotel Riu palace peninsula
  • Iberostar Cancun
  • Seadust Cancun family resort
  • Grand residences Riviera Cancun
  • Crown paradise club Cancun
  • Paradisus Cancun

Bottom line: Best resorts in cancun for families

The all-inclusive offer in Cancun is broad. Finest Playa Mujeres & Hyatt Ziva are high-end options (especially for VIP guests) with many night events and activities for children.

If you want to save some money, Wyndham Alltra and Grand Fiesta Americana offer excellent value for money.

Finally, large families who like to stay in an apartment while enjoying the all-inclusive offer (or not) can go to The Royal Cancun – All Suites Resort.

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