Family Hotels

Last Updated Sep 7, 2023

Family vacations are often the subject of many concerns, especially when it comes to accommodation.

Cancún and Riviera Maya are one of the world's favorite beach destinations. The hotels available on this beautiful Caribbean city have such a wide range that includes small boutique hotels, urban hotels, luxurious adult-only resorts, party hotels, among others. Of course, there are some hotels that are friendlier for families and that’s the ones we want to focus on this post.

Knowing how to meet individual needs, while also satisfying the preferences of everyone in a family, it’s not an easy task. How do you keep kids entertained while giving adults the chance to rest and relax and even have some fun without worrying too much about what the kids are doing or constantly worrying about their safety? Cancún and the Riviera Maya have the solution to this puzzle!

What should we consider to choose a hotel that meets the needs and expectations for a successful family vacation in Cancun and Riviera Maya?

  • 1. Location. This is a very important aspect, because choosing the right place to stay will make your vacation even more enjoyable, saving time and money by avoiding unnecessary long trips. Therefore, your ideal spot in the Riviera Maya will be one that allows you to easily move around the different places of interest that you would like to visit during your stay.
  • 2. Facilities and equipment. Real family vacations are those that happen sharing as a family and enjoying activities that allow everyone’s participation. A family hotel should be equipped in order to meet the needs of all family members. While the facilities and equipment vary from hotel to hotel, typically, the most important for a family are pools, kids' club and water slides, among other things.
  • 3. Seguridad. A hotel that guarantees safety in its facilities will give parents the tranquility to enjoy their vacations and to be able to rest.

Cancun and Riviera Maya have more than a hundred family hotels with enough services, activities and entertainment to let adults relax and have peace of mind knowing that their children are in good hands.

Do not forget that family tours and activities are also available. Exploring nature with your loved ones, watching animals in the wild and even swimming and snorkeling in the sea will surely become memories that a family will cherish forever.



Some of the most recommended hotels in Cancun and Riviera Maya for a family vacation are:

  • Iberostar Paraiso Maya
    Located in the Riviera Maya, this hotel offers a world of entertainment and fun for the whole family. It has a water park with nine pools, a “star camp” with daily activities for kids, a game room and theater performances.
  • Paradisus Hotel
    Located in Riviera Maya, it has access to a private bay with beaches with beautiful sights of the Caribbean Sea and well-preserved mangroves. It also has several pools, one of them designed for families, which has board games and other activities.
  • Club Med
    A must for family vacations, Club Med Cancun has an exceptional location, near the superb beaches of the Caribbean Sea and very close to the coral reef of the Riviera Maya. It also offers different activities to discover the ancient Mayan Culture. Club Med offers all kinds of entertainment suitable for all members of the family: games, sports activities, shows, workshops, cinema, music and much more.

For family vacations, the all-inclusive packages are particularly popular because they allow parents to relax knowing that the resorts will take care of every service they will need to keep their kids happy including food, entertainment and a healthy environment to enjoy their vacations. So, don’t forget about it, most all-inclusive resorts in the Riviera Maya make their best effort to successfully host families traveling with young children and teenagers.

Cancun and the Riviera Maya are among the most popular beach destinations for a family trip. By choosing a hotel according to the needs of all family members, you guarantee yourself and your family an unforgettable experience!