Top 10 Luxury Resorts for Families in Mexico’s Caribbean 

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While some may argue that ‘luxury’ and ‘family travel’ is an oxymoron, I beg to differ. Taking the kids along? Bring on the high thread count linens, the delicious food, and the optional nanny services (yes please!). When traveling as a family there are countless things to consider, from appropriate accommodations to food that will satisfy the most discerning seven-year-old’s palette (not to mention mom and dad’s!). Mexico’s Caribbean region is renowned for its stunning beaches, crystal-clear waters, and vibrant culture, making it a popular destination for families seeking an all-inclusive getaway.

From private villas and five-star hotels to sprawling resorts, every family will be well taken care of at the properties below in Mexico’s Caribbean:

Family Friendly All Inclusive Resorts in Mexico’s Caribbean

While foam parties and insulated travel mugs full of beer can still be spotted at all inclusives across Mexico, there are plenty of resorts that now not only cater to families – but do so in style and five-star luxury.  Nothing is more relaxing (especially as a parent) than not having to make dinner. 

Grand Velas Riviera Maya

This AAA Five Diamond property is sprawled across 80 acres and never feels crowded. The Grand Velas Riviera Maya understands the challenges faced when traveling with babies and boasts its own baby concierge (yes, really!) who provides you with everything from bottle sterilizers and baby bathtubs to strollers and teething toys. Babysitters are available for an additional charge. Kids and teens clubs (catering to ages 4-12 and 12-18 respectively) offer mom and dad the perfect chance for some alone time by the pool, and attentive pool and beach concierges ensure guests want for nothing.

Where to Stay: In the Ambassador two-bedroom ocean view family suite. At 2,540 square feet, there’s room for the whole family to spread out in utter luxury.

Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Riviera Maya

Nickelodeon Riviera Maya offers families and vacationers an immersive and playful escape in the heart of Mexico’s Caribbean coast. This resort combines the magic of the Nickelodeon brand with the beauty of the Riviera Maya, resulting in a unique and unforgettable vacation experience. From character meet-and-greets to themed play areas, the resort’s Nickelodeon Experience caters to both children and the young at heart. The accommodations are designed with families in mind, providing spacious and comfortable suites that often feature a range of kid-friendly amenities. Additionally, the Gourmet Inclusive® dining ensures that culinary experiences are both delicious and diverse. Whether you’re lounging by the pools, enjoying the beach, or exploring the exciting activities and entertainment, Nickelodeon Riviera Maya promises a vibrant and family-centric vacation that’s sure to leave a lasting impression.

Where to Stay: The suites at Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Riviera Maya offer a playful and luxurious retreat for families and travelers of all ages. These thoughtfully designed accommodations combine comfort and whimsy, with vibrant decor and touches of Nickelodeon’s beloved characters. The suites cater to various group sizes, providing options like family suites, swim-up suites, and even the unique Pineapple Suite inspired by SpongeBob SquarePants. Each suite is equipped with modern amenities, including plush bedding, a smart TV, and a minibar stocked with family-friendly treats. The resort’s Gourmet Inclusive® dining ensures that culinary delights are at the forefront, while the Nickelodeon Experience offers character meet-and-greets, themed play areas, and exciting entertainment for kids and families. With access to pools, beaches, and a variety of activities, the suites at Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Riviera Maya create a one-of-a-kind vacation experience that’s full of laughter and cherished moments.

Moon Palace Cancun

With its impressive range of activities and amenities, Moon Palace is a hit among families. From its mini-golf course to the massive water park, FlowRider surf simulator, and even a dolphinarium, kids and parents alike will have endless opportunities for fun.

Where to Stay: Moon Palace Cancun offers a variety of luxurious accommodations, including the Superior Family Suite and the Superior Two Bedroom Presidential Suite, both of which provide ample space and comfort for families looking to enjoy a fantastic vacation. Here’s an overview of these two suite options:

  1. Superior Family Suite: The Superior Family Suite at Moon Palace Cancun is designed to cater to families with children, offering both privacy and shared spaces. These suites typically feature a master bedroom with a king-size bed and a separate living area with a double whirlpool tub. Additionally, there’s a cozy area with two double beds for the kids. The suite’s layout ensures that parents have their own space while still being conveniently close to their children. With a minibar stocked with snacks and drinks, a smart TV, and a private balcony offering stunning views, the Superior Family Suite creates an ideal environment for relaxation and quality family time.
  2. Superior Two Bedroom Presidential Suite: Ideal for larger families or groups, the Superior Two Bedroom Presidential Suite offers an even more spacious and luxurious experience. These suites consist of two separate bedrooms, each with a king-size bed, along with a living room that features a double whirlpool tub and a bar for entertaining. The suite’s expansive layout allows for a comfortable and private stay, while still providing shared spaces for socializing. The private balcony offers breathtaking views of the resort’s surroundings, providing a serene setting for relaxation and bonding with loved ones.

Both the Superior Family Suite and Superior Two Bedroom Presidential Suite at Moon Palace Cancun provide access to the resort’s comprehensive amenities, which include numerous pools, restaurants, bars, entertainment options, and even a water park. These suite options offer families the perfect blend of luxury, space, and convenience, ensuring a memorable and enjoyable stay at this renowned all-inclusive resort.

Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya

This resort combines rock ‘n’ roll vibes with family-friendly amenities. The “Woodward” facility offers skateboarding, BMX, and more extreme sports, while the resort’s music-themed decor and kid-friendly pools add to the lively atmosphere.

Where to Stay: The Deluxe Family Suite at the Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya offers a comfortable and spacious accommodation option tailored to families seeking a luxurious and fun-filled vacation. This suite is designed to provide both adults and children with an enjoyable and relaxing stay. Here are some key features and details about the Deluxe Family Suite:

Accommodation: The Deluxe Family Suite typically features a master bedroom with a king-size bed and a separate living area with two double beds, creating ample space for families to unwind. The suite’s layout ensures that parents and children have their own comfortable sleeping quarters, enhancing privacy and relaxation.

Amenities: The suite is equipped with a range of modern amenities to enhance your stay. These may include a hydro spa tub, a private balcony or terrace, a minibar stocked with a selection of beverages, and a smart TV for entertainment. The suite’s stylish decor often reflects the rock ‘n’ roll theme that the Hard Rock brand is known for.

Kid-Friendly Features: What sets the Deluxe Family Suite apart is its family-friendly design. Kids will enjoy having their own space with double beds, and the suite’s amenities are chosen to cater to the needs of both children and adults. The resort often provides activities, themed decor, and entertainment options that cater to younger guests, ensuring that families can enjoy a well-rounded vacation experience.

Resort Amenities: Staying at the Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya provides access to the resort’s extensive amenities. These may include multiple pools, restaurants offering various cuisines, bars, entertainment options, and a water park. The resort’s lively and vibrant atmosphere ensures that both kids and adults have plenty to do and explore.

Overall, the Deluxe Family Suite at the Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya offers families a spacious and luxurious retreat where they can enjoy the resort’s amenities while having their own comfortable space. Whether you’re looking to relax by the pool, enjoy live music, or explore the beautiful Riviera Maya surroundings, this suite provides a fantastic base for a memorable family vacation.

Dreams Sapphire Resort & Spa

Known for its excellent kids’ club, Explorer’s Club, and the Core Zone Teen’s Club, Dreams Sapphire offers age-appropriate activities for children of all ages. The resort also features a variety of dining options and water sports for family bonding.

Where to stay: The family junior suite at Dreams Sapphire Resort & Spa offers a delightful haven for families seeking a relaxing and enjoyable vacation. These spacious accommodations are designed with families in mind, providing both privacy and shared spaces. With separate bedrooms and living areas, families can enjoy ample space for unwinding, while still being close enough to create cherished memories together. The family suite is often equipped with modern amenities such as a private balcony or terrace, a minibar stocked with refreshments, and a smart TV for entertainment. The resort’s welcoming atmosphere and family-friendly amenities, combined with the scenic surroundings of the Riviera Maya, make the family suite at Dreams Sapphire Resort & Spa an ideal choice for creating unforgettable family experiences.

Azul Beach Resort Riviera Maya

This boutique-style resort offers Gourmet Inclusive® dining and features a special Nickelodeon Experience, complete with character meet-and-greets, themed play areas, and special amenities for kids.

Where to Stay: The family suite at Azul Beach Resort Riviera Maya presents a perfect blend of luxury and family-oriented comfort. Designed to accommodate families of various sizes, these spacious suites provide a haven for both parents and children. With separate sleeping areas, parents can enjoy privacy while still staying connected to their little ones. These suites often feature amenities like a private balcony or terrace, a minibar stocked with family-friendly beverages, and convenient access to the resort’s various attractions. The family-friendly atmosphere of Azul Beach Resort extends to the dedicated kids’ and teens’ clubs, offering age-appropriate activities and entertainment. Whether it’s building sandcastles on the beach, enjoying the sparkling pools, or engaging in the resort’s Gourmet Inclusive® dining, the family suite at Azul Beach Resort Riviera Maya ensures a memorable and harmonious vacation for the whole family.

Iberostar Paraíso Maya

A part of the Iberostar complex, this resort boasts a wave pool, lazy river, and extensive kids’ club. With activities like archery, mini golf, and even a Star Camp for kids of different age groups, there’s something for everyone.

Where to Stay: The Two Bedroom Family Junior Suite at Iberostar Paraiso Maya provides an exceptional space for families to unwind and create lasting memories. This suite offers the perfect balance between shared spaces and privacy, featuring two separate bedrooms for parents and children. With its spacious layout, the suite ensures that everyone has enough room to relax comfortably. Modern amenities such as a private balcony or terrace, a minibar, and a smart TV enhance the experience, while the resort’s expansive offerings add to the family-friendly atmosphere. From the lazy river to the mini golf course and the Star Camp for different age groups, the suite allows families to enjoy a comprehensive vacation experience that caters to everyone’s preferences. The Two Bedroom Family Junior Suite at Iberostar Paraiso Maya promises a harmonious and enjoyable stay for families seeking quality time together.

From water sports to kids’ clubs and world-class dining, these all-inclusive resorts in Mexico’s Caribbean ensure that families have a memorable and hassle-free vacation.

Family-Friendly Luxury Hotels in Mexico’s Caribbean

Fairmont Mayakoba

Offering the kind of five-star service that Fairmont Hotels and Resorts is famous for, Fairmont Mayakoba does not disappoint. Despite its proximity to Playa del Carmen, Fairmont Mayakoba feels a world away – set amidst 240 acres of tropical rainforest complete with canals and local wildlife that the kids will love. With most buildings set back from the beach, Fairmont Mayakoba aims to maintain the integrity and preservation of its ecosystem, and this is reflected in the thoughtful layout of the buildings. For parents who want to leave their wallets tucked in their room safe, the optional all-inclusive package is the way to go. Fairmont’s AI package includes unlimited dining and beverage service at 3 of their restaurants and 5 of their bars. Kids will love the waterslide at the main pool, and the excursions throughout the property led by the Discovery Club (ages 4-6) and Adventure Club (ages 7-12).  For older kids (and mom and dad) there are complimentary bikes perfect for exploring.  

Where to Stay: In the El Camaleon Presidential Suite. One of only eight suites on the property, this beachfront oasis lives up to its name. Guests can spread out over the suite’s 2,500 square feet, take a dip in the private pool and enjoy exclusive butler service.

Hotel Esencia 

Situated between Playa Del Carmen and Tulum, Hotel Esencia offers families an intimate getaway. Be prepared for staff to know your name, and whatever you do – take full advantage of the ‘Nanny on Call’ program, offering two hours of complimentary babysitting so mom and dad can visit the spa or restaurant. At Hotel Esencia it’s the small touches that make the biggest impact – evident in the samples of local small-batch Casa Dragones tequila left for guests in their rooms.  With multi-lingual nannies (and a chef willing to make baby food to order) even the youngest guests are thoughtfully taken care of. 

Where to Stay: In the Presidential Bungalow. Physically independent from Hotel Esencia (but sharing in all of the hotel’s amenities, services, and hospitality), the Presidential Bungalow comes complete with 120 feet of private beachfront, your own palapas, and butler service. 

Family Friendly Private Villas in Mexico’s Caribbean

If you want to really feel at home in Mexico’s Caribbean, look no further than a private villa. With endless options, families can choose anything from tranquil beach-front estates to eco-friendly abodes set amongst palm trees and crystal clear cenotes. 

Where to Stay: At the Hacienda del Mar villa, featuring 7 bedrooms and two separate casitas spread over 16,000 square feet of oceanfront property. Included are daily maid service, a personal butler, a gourmet chef, and daily concierge service. 

If you’re looking to get away to Mexico’s Caribbean with the whole family, schedule a complimentary consultation with me today. I’d love to put together the perfect Mexican family vacation for you!

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