The Top Family-Friendly Hotels in Cancún, Mexico

Enjoy an ideal family getaway at the family-friendly Moon Palace in Cancún
Enjoy an ideal family getaway at the family-friendly Moon Palace in Cancún | Courtesy of Moon Palace Cancun / Expedia
Mónica Ramírez López

A great hotel is vital for a successful family vacation. Cancún has a wide range of options, from all-inclusive resorts to beachfront hotels where you can enjoy the best of the sandy beaches and turquoise waters, along with some quality entertainment. Check out our guide to the top family-friendly hotels in Cancún, offering thrilling activities and entertainment for the whole family, and book your stay with Culture Trip.

1. The Hard Rock Hotel

Independent Hotel, Spa Hotel, Hotel

The infinity pool, with palm trees and a view out to sea, at the Hard Rock Hotel in Cancun
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This is a very popular hotel, offering fun for both children and adults, with a well-equipped gym, a spa, a theater showing quality performances, and basketball and tennis courts. The six restaurants offer a wide variety of food, including some particularly delicious desserts. The Little Big Club is run by an excellent team, ensuring that your kids are in good hands if you fancy some adults-only time. There are shows to be enjoyed as well as themed areas including Barney, Thomas the Tank Engine and Angelina Ballerina. Babysitting packages are also available. On top of all this, you can become a rock star for a day through the hotel’s special program for rock lovers who want to film a video or become a DJ.

2. All Ritmo Cancún Resort and Waterpark


The pool, waterslides and thatched cabanas in the waterpark at All Ritmo Cancun Resorts & Waterpark
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This is a resort for kids of all ages. Enjoy the waterpark slides with your children, and take part in the activities organized by the entertainment staff. Enjoy a drink at the bar while keeping an eye on your kids, or book them into the kids’ club, and chill out in the pool bar with some spectacular Caribbean views. Almost all restaurants at All Ritmo have a beautiful view of the sea and Isla Mujeres, and there are themed dinners with live entertainment every evening.

3. Westin Lagunamar Ocean Resort Villas and Spa

Resort, Hotel

An aerial view of the outdoor pool, surrounded by palm trees and with fountains and a view of the ocean, at Westin Lagunamar Ocean Resort Villas and Spa
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Located in the heart of the hotel zone, the modern Westin Lagunamar has something for everyone in the family: a gym, mini-golf, a spa and a kids’ club. It’s located right in front of the beach, and the infinity pool is a great place to relax. There’s a fully equipped barbecue, perfect if you fancy cooking a meal and spending some time with the family in the great outdoors. The kids’ club offers outdoor and indoor activities – including arts and crafts, piñata-making and dancing – so parents can enjoy some me-time with a massage in a cozy bamboo beach cabana. The location of the hotel is ideal, as it’s right in front of the popular Isla Mall and next to the Scorpion’s Temple, where your children can enjoy feeding a couple of friendly iguanas.

4. Beach Palace Cancún


A waterslide and sunbeds in the pool at Beach Palace Cancun
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This is truly a family paradise. Its location offers an amazing view of the Nichupté Lagoon and the turquoise waters of the best beach on the island, while the hotel itself has a spa, playing pool and delightful swimming pool. There are kids’ games in the playroom and a kids’ swimming pool. You can even book a romantic dinner on the beach to surprise your partner.

5. Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancún


The pool, palm trees and the sandy beach and ocean next to Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun
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Grand Fiesta Americana has a heavenly beach and swimming pool, and its spa has a complete hydrotherapy circuit (with separate areas for men and women) and various treatments, which take place in cabins built from natural materials and come with views of the Nichupté Lagoon. The Coral KidZ Club, one of the best in the area, will tempt younger members of the family with a disco, theater, slides, Mexican games and arts and crafts to stimulate their imagination.

6. Moon Palace Cancún


The pool, palm trees, sunbeds and large thatched building at Moon Palace Cancun
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Moon Palace is a lavish all-inclusive resort offering everything you need to create unforgettable memories. Have fun together in the cascading swimming pool with a wave machine, or let your little ones enjoy the kids’ theater, dollhouse, car racing and video games. There’s even a special room for teenagers, where they can meet other guests of the same age, play games, watch TV and eat snacks 24/7. For the adults, there’s mini-golf and a spa. The club Noir offers a live DJ, so the fun can continue into the night.

7. Hyatt Ziva Cancún


Sunbeds in the pool, surrounded by palm trees and with a view of the ocean, at Hyatt Ziva Cancun
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This is an all-inclusive resort located next to the stunning beach of Punta Cancún. The Hyatt gives families the chance to spend some time together in its swimming pools and water park as well as on its beach but also offers the chance to spend some time doing your own thing. Adults can soak up the sun by the adults-only swimming pool knowing that the kids are having a great time at the kids’ club. There are numerous restaurants and lounges, and, of course, you can also eat in your own room if you’d like some quiet time.

If you can’t get enough of Mexican fare, then don’t miss out on the best spots for brunch or even the top markets in Cancún. And, if you’re looking for somewhere different to stay while you’re in town, why not try a unique boutique hotel? Alternatively, if you’d rather a stay where it’s just you and your other half, book one of the best honeymoon hotels in Cancun through Culture Trip. For adventures further afield, check out the top family-friendly hotels in Mexico City. You could extend your trip with a stay at a Puerto Vallarta resort or a resort in Playa del Carmen. There’s always the option to treat yourself to at one of Mexico’s top luxury and all-inclusive resorts, too.

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