Choosing the right hotel can be crucial for a successful family holiday. Parents and kids want to interact, but also need some time for themselves, so a daily activities program and the entertainment areas can make all the difference. Check our top 10 family-friendly hotels that have the key elements for an unforgettable experience in Playa del Carmen.
The Fives Azul Beach Resort Playa Del Carmen, by Karisma, Playa del Carmen
Located a few minutes from downtown Playa del Carmen, Azul Fives is a luxury beachfront resort that offers a gourmet-inclusive concept. Let the concierge and vacation-planner services support you, to help you to relax and make the best of your time. There’s a kid’s club and baby amenities, such as baby bottle warmer, and pack and play. The daily activities program guarantees togetherness, and you can enjoy cooking classes, dance lessons, and learn Spanish or Mayan. And the special nightly entertainment is not to be missed.
The five diamonds of this eco hotel guarantee you an excellent service with life enriching activities. In the babies’ room, parents find the ideal place to play with their babies and meet other guests—the place is well equipped with giant puzzles and many toys. Four- to nine-year-old kids can enjoy cultural and educational activities in the Discovery and Adventure Camp, creating penachos (feather headdresses), piñatas, and learning about the marvels of nature in the Sacred Mayan Jungle. In addition, kids up to five years old eat for free. For adults, the entertainment is just as amazing: they can take a beauty treatment in a suite for couples in the treetops, or relax in the pools of mineral water and steam baths. If you’re planning a visit in summer, check the special program.
Forget about setting up everything during your vacation and let the Riu Palace resort pamper you with its first class, all-inclusive service. Get the best of the entertainment and sports activities by the fun entertainment staff. Its four fresh water pools surrounded by a tropical garden is the perfect surrounding to destress. If you want to completely zone out, relax in the solarium terrace and enjoy the treatments of the wellness center Renova Spa. Enjoy with your family the daily activities and water sports, and let the children enjoy their own entertainment program in the kid’s club. At night, hit La Piñata disco and let your hair down.
Rosewood Mayakoba allows the whole family to relax in the surroundings of the vibrant tropical surroundings. In this hotel the fun is framed by the marvels of the Riviera’s Maya nature: spend time with your family on eco-tours, where a biologist will join you to explain everything about the flora and fauna of the area. Enjoy the Eco-Bingo, cooking lessons, the Mayan Narrations and theme nights, including a Pyjama Party and a Mayan Celebration. There’s a babysitting service in case you want to spend some quality time with your partner. Feel free to take some time out for yourself in the spa—there are baby monitors in the suite, but there are also spa services for the kids, a special and different activity to spend time together.
Nestled in a dazzling bay, The Royal Haciendas offers you the comfort of a five-star all-inclusive resort. There are special activities for adults to spend time together, but also for the whole family to spend some quality time together. Keep your beauty routine by exercising in the gym and then pamper yourself with the luxurious therapies offered in the spa. The kid’s club has spacious rooms where they can make crafts and enjoy a wide range of activities, and, as it’s supervised, you can leave them there while you go and take some yoga lessons or relax in one of the four swimming pools. The activities of the Royal Hacienda include dance lessons, volleyball and water sports.
Relaxation, adventure and romance are what you can expect in this family-friendly resort. While adults sip cocktails in the bars, children can visit the kid’s club and playroom and the beautiful outdoor pool with kids’ section. All the activities are framed by breathtaking views of the turquoise Caribbean waters: play beach volleyball and tennis, or if you prefer to just relax, take the six treatments in the spa and chill out in the solarium. Delight in the best of fine dining in the three restaurants and four bars serving international food and beverages.
Paradisus La Esmeralda has a special focus on every single member of the family. The resort includes a multi-adventure playground with a climbing wall and rubber beds where kids can enjoy thrilling experiences, but there’s also a program of activities to let them have fun and learn at same time, such as the Mini Life Enriching Experience, with a cooking workshop to prepare pizza and cocktails. Teenagers also have their own special program: snorkeling, beach volleyball, kayaks, rubber beds, inflatable water equipment and a climbing wall. And for adults, there is also a program that includes sports activities, Latin dance classes, fitness, and wine and tequila tasting sessions.
This hotel has everything for the family to have fun together, and also activities and areas for every age. Infants, children, and teenagers can enjoy fun activities with other guests their age, while their parents rest and enjoy chill time in the swimming pool, or an eco-therapy in the spa. The entertainment staff has activities for all the family, such as games in the pool area, aqua aerobics, and volleyball. As it’s an all-inclusive hotel, parents don’t have to worry about setting up meals, just choose between seven restaurants with an exquisite menu, or if you prefer, there are three buffets.
An eco-resort with activities for all the family, Sandos Caracol is a good choice to learn about nature and enjoy thrilling adventures. You can never get bored in Sandos Caracol, there are activities for all the family as well as nightly shows. Live the Xcalacoco experience, consisting of an immersion in the Mayan culture through cooking lessons, eco tours, and spectacular shows. There’s an amazing water park with 29 slides, play areas, and a snack bar. There’s a golf course and tennis court, gym and a water sports center. Kids and babies have their own club, and teenagers can enjoy activities with other guests of their age.
A beachfront hotel, Playacar Palace has a high standard in its all-inclusive services. Beyond food and beverages, you’ll be able to enjoy a hydromassage bathtub, relaxing boat tours, and even snorkeling in the Caribbean waters. Enjoy the high class cuisine of its restaurants and the best brands of whiskies, vodkas, and tequilas in the bar. Or if you prefer to chill out in your room, the hotel offers 24-hour room service. You’ll also be able to make unlimited calls to US Continental, Mexico and Canada.