The Hotel Zone (Isla Cancun) looks like the shape of a 7. The back of the 7 consists of all the resorts and the beaches are facing east. Child-friendly swimming can be found at the top of 7 which faces north and this is also protected from the ocean waves. The downtown of Cancun (Ciudad) is in the inland with all the cheap hotels with local food. That is the best.

The best website to book your stay at a family hotel in Cancun is booking.com.

The best luxury family hotels

Grand Fiesta Americana – the best choice if you have young children.
Hard Rock Hotel Cancun – the best choice for teens
The Grand at Moon Palace – the best choice for various ages

The best budget hotels for families

Krystal Cancun
Royal Islander

Cancun Travel Tips

El Fish Fritanga is the most wonderful local restaurant located near the beach. It has a lovely view of the lagoon and is very popular among the locals with amazing seafood. But if you are in the mood for tacos, the Taco Factory will be a perfect choice.

Cenote

The Cenote Day tour is the best tour you will find in Cancun that is also child-friendly. They take you to cenotes where you can swim, zipline and even snorkel but keep In mind that the children need to be older than 6 years. Swimming in a sinkhole filled with rainwater (cenote) is one of the most wonderful things you can do in Yucatan. Pick-up from the hotel, gear for snorkeling, lunch and life vests are all part of the tour package so you don’t have to worry about anything.

Not really in the mood for tourist attractions? Then rather go to a child-friendly beach such as Isla Mujeres or Tulum who has also go lovely beaches and lovely boutique hotels.

You can really visit Cancun at any time of the year but if you are looking for pleasant weather, I suggest you think about planning your trip anytime between December and April.

22 OF THE BEST CANCUN FAMILY HOTELS

1. Nizuc Resort and spa

This is a luxury, very stylish resort that is situated on one of the quiet beaches where the water is calm and the sand beautifully white. The resort has got 5 beautiful pools, delicious food and a spa where you can just relax and unwind. The rooms are very spacious and consist of private balconies as well as the suite and beautiful villas. Some of them have even got a jacuzzi. Want to relax? Then why not leave your kids at the kid’s club. The staff is absolutely amazing and so caring. The kids can enjoy doing crafts and activities and go for a swim. You can have various types of food at restaurants such as Mexican or even pan-Asian. This resort is also a great choice for if you are snorkeling for the first time.

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2. The Grand at Moon Palace

The Grand at Moon Palace

Looking for a huge, luxurious resort that is all-inclusive, then have a look at this one. It has got a water park, a river, and 2 pools. Whirlpools and lovely private balconies at the suites. The Grand Family suite is very big with 3 beds, a minibar for kids and even an Xbox. Who wouldn’t like this?! It is not advisable to swim at the beach at this resort. I suggest you rather go to Beach Palace for a swim in the ocean. If the kids get bored you can send them to the kids’ clubhouse where they can enjoy the splash pad, mini-golf, and even bumper cars. The resort has got a credit program that covers for swimming with dolphins, activities and much more.

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3. The Ritz-Carlton Cancun

The Ritz-Carlton Cancun

A luxurious resort at the beachfront with 2 pools, outstanding dining, and a lovely and peaceful spa. Kids can be entertained with various activities at the club for kids and teens, Teens can play video games and the kids can even go on a night safari over weekends. The rooms have got balconies and soaking tubs as well as the suites. Some of them have even got jacuzzis. The beach close to this resort has got the most beautiful white sand and with crystal clear water and the waves are not too big so you can have a wonderful and refreshing swim.

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4. Hyatt Ziva Cancun

This is a contemporary luxury resort that is all-inclusive and located in a cove. They have 3 infinity pools and they also have dolphins. Soaking tubs can be found in some of the rooms and the suites and you get club level benefits. There is a mini-water park at the kids club that the kids absolutely love. International drinks can be found at the restaurants and the bars and you have access to 24-hour room service.

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5. Grand Residences Riviera Cancun

Grand Residences Riviera Cancun

A luxury resort in Puerto Morelos with very big suites that consist of 4 bedrooms and can sleep 13 people. All have equipped kitchenettes and a whirlpool tub. Some have even go washing machines and tumble driers, jacuzzis or a private pool. You will also find a pool at the oceanfront, a spa, and a kids club. Depending on your budget and needs, you have a choice between a breakfast plan, an all-inclusive plan or just a room. You can have a wonderful swim at the beach even though the waves can sometimes be a bit rough, so just be careful.

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6. Marriot Cancun Resort

Marriot Cancun Resort

A modern luxurious resort located on a wide stretch beach where you are allowed to swim. They have an infinity pool at oceanfront as well as a whirlpool. Private balconies are in all of the rooms and the 1 bedroom suites. A second balcony and jacuzzi outside can be found in the Presidential Suite. Children aged 4 to 12 years can join the kids club where they can have a lovely refreshing swim.

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7. Hard Rock Hotel Cancun

Hard Rock Hotel Cancun

This all-inclusive, luxury resort is located on a sandy beach where you can go for a lovely swim. The resort has also got infinity pools and 3 whirlpools One of the many great things of this resort is that children over 12 years can access the Music Lab and receive singing lessons, learn how to DJ and have use of the instruments. The benefits you can get includes mixing stations, complimentary guitars, record players and use of the recording studio. A music lover’s dream. All of the rooms consist of a private balcony and jacuzzi. A kids’ minibar and an Xbox can be found in the 2 bedroom family suite.

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8. Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach

Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach

A huge pool, exquisite spa, and amazing dining can be found at this modern, luxury hotel. Junior and 2 bedrooms suites with balconies and beautiful views of the ocean as well as jacuzzis can be found here. The Presidential suite has also got a splash pool on the rooftop and a fully equipped kitchen. Kids aged 3 years to 12 years can join the kids club that has got a water park, games room, night camp, and theater. This hotel is situated in a cove surrounded by soft white sand and calm blue water.

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9. JW Marriott Cancun Resort and Spa

JW Marriott Cancun Resort and Spa

This is a luxury beachfront resort that has got 3 pools that are connected, lovely food and scuba diving lessons in the scuba reef pool. Balconies are found at all of the rooms and suites with soaking tubs as well. Unfortunately, they don’t have their own kids club but the kids can go to the resort next door and join their kids’ club. The beach is really lovely and wide with lots of shade and the waves are not rough so you can really have a wonderful swim.

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10. Moon Palace

Moon Palace

This resort is located south of Cancun and very close to the airport. It is a huge luxurious all-inclusive resort with 6 connected pools, surf simulator, water slide, and mini-golf. All rooms have got jacuzzis and balconies. The family Deluxe suite is very big and has a kids’ minibar and services. There are 2 kids’ clubs for children aged 4 years to 11 years. It consists of indoor playrooms as well as outdoor playrooms and a small water park. An arcade, games and air hockey can be found in the lounge for teens. The waves at the beach are a bit rough but you can still have a swim but you are allowed to go to the resort next door where you will find even better beaches. Visitors are also allowed to use the water park at The Grand.

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11. Beach Palace

Beach Palace

This is an all-inclusive luxury resort with 3 hot tubs and a water slide., this resort is situated on a lovely beach with crystal clear water and medium waves. Small jacuzzis and private balconies can be found in all rooms and kids’ minibar, Xbox and even beach gear can be found in the family Deluxe suites. They have a kids’ club with lovely staff, playroom and various activities. They also have got a credit program for activities or even a day pass that will allow you to go to the water park at The Grand.

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12. Dreams Riviera Cancun

Dreams Riviera Cancun

Here you have got an active, luxurious, all-inclusive resort located near Puerto Morelos which consists of a well-maintained beach that is clean and perfect to go and have a swim. The waves are usually very calm. The resorts consist of 3 pools and 2 jacuzzis. Whirlpool tubs, as well as private balconies, can be found in all of the rooms and the suites. Lots of them have also got splash pools and some have got kitchenettes and jacuzzis outside. Children aged 3 years and up can join the kids’ club where they can play in the splash pad, the playground and have campouts every week. Families can go on outings such as bungee jumping, dance lessons or even learn how to cook.

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13. Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun

Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun

Luxury all-inclusive resort located at the Beachfront with white soft sand and waves that are not too rough. The resort has got 2 pools and a spa-inspired by Maya. Kids can enjoy a private pool and various activities with video games at the teens’ club as well as billiards and various types of sports. You can choose between a normal-sized room or a 2 bedroom suite with a studio, sofa beds, and fully equipped kitchens.

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14. Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun

Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun

This all-inclusive luxury resort is located in Puerto Morelos and has got 4 pools at a very calm beach where you can have a lovely refreshing swim. Here you can choose between small or 1 bedroom suites that have connecting rooms. All of them have got balconies and whirlpool tubs. Some have even got jacuzzis outside. Children aged 3 years to 12 years can have lots of fun with various activities such as campouts, building sandcastles and watching movies at the kids’ club. At the teens’ club, they play various video games, bungee and they have billiards. There is a wide variety of dishes, finely prepared at the restaurant.

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15. Now Jade Riviera Cancun

Now Jade Riviera Cancun

This 5 star, luxury, an all-inclusive resort is located near Puerto Morelos with a lovely beach even though it is a bit rocky you can find a better swimming area if you walk 5 minutes towards the south. This resort has got spacious suites, infinity pools and the beach is right next to a dolphinarium. All the suites have got balconies and jacuzzis. Children aged 3 years to 12 years can enjoy the various activities and arts at the kids’ club and teens can learn how to breakdance and play a video game at the teen club.

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16. Dreams Playa Mujeres

Dreams Playa Mujeres

This is a lovely, luxurious and all-inclusive resort on a quiet beach with dolphins and even golf. Lovely soft white sand beach with calm waves. The suites and the villas have got balconies as well as sofa beds. Some have even got pools as well as jacuzzis. The resort’s club level upgrade allows you access to spa hydrotherapy, private lounge, and the lazy river. There are daily activities for the kids at the kids’ club with a water park and campouts every week. Teens have got video games dance nights, bonfires and rock climbing.

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17. Omni Cancun Hotel and Villas

Omni Cancun Hotel and Villas

This luxury and the all-inclusive resort is located on a very sandy beach where you can go for a lovely swim. The resort consists of 3 pools and big rooms and suites with balconies in all of them. Some of the rooms have got jacuzzis or fully equipped kitchens. The Villas consists of 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms as well as a fully equipped kitchen. Children aged 5 years to 12 years can join the various activities at the kids’ club and all ages can go for dance lessons and learn to scuba dive.

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18. Crown Paradise Club

Crown Paradis Club

This is a luxury and middle range all-inclusive resort located on a beautiful beach with lovely white sand and crystal clear water. Balconies can be found in all rooms and triple bunk beds can be found in the Family Suites. The resort has also got 5 beautiful pools. If you upgrade to the club level, you can have an indoor or outdoor jacuzzi as well as a cruise on the lagoon. They also offer a baby club for children from the ages of 18 months to 3-year-olds and a kids’ club that consists of 9 waterslides and a pool for 3-year-olds up to 12-year-olds. You also have access to billiards, a small waterpark, and video games to keep everyone entertained.

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19. Royal Cancun

This is a middle-range resort situated on a lovely beach in Cancun. They have got 2 pools as well as the kids’ club. The beach has got beautiful white soft sand with tranquil waves. Here you are allowed to use the sailboats, snorkel gear and kayaks all for free. 2 bedroom suites can sleep 6 people and it consists of a fully equipped kitchen and a balcony. Depending on your needs and budget, you can choose between a room only or an all-inclusive package.

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20. Royal Caribbean

Royal Caribbean

This is also a middle range but lovely resort situated next to Royal Cancun. The beach has got soft white sand and clear blue water but it can get a bit too rough for swimming. Because of this, there is a shuttle you can use to enjoy the beach at Royal Cancun. This resort offers pools, kids’ club for children ages 4 years to 12 years and massage cabanas. All rooms have got a balcony and the1 and 2 bedroom suites consist of a fully equipped kitchen. Tradewinds is the name of the restaurant and you can eat there every day. They have different themes every night. They have got 2 bars, a fully stocked market, and a coffee shop.

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21. Royal Islander

Royal Islander

Another middle ranged resort located on the Beachfront, sharing a beach with Royal Caribbean and they also offer a shuttle to the beach at Royal Cancun. This resort has got wonderful dining, 2 pools, and a kids’ club. Soaking tubs can be found in all rooms and a Juliet type balcony. The suites have got their own terrace and a fully equipped kitchen. You will also find 4 restaurants and bars with a wide variety of cuisines both locally and internationally with lovely cocktails. Some of the benefits are bicycles that you can borrow as well as sailboats and even golf clubs as the resort is across a golf course. Which makes it a perfect resort if you would like to play some golf. This resort also shares the same beach as the Royal Caribbean and they also offer a shuttle to the beach at Royal Cancun.

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22. El Rey del Caribe

El Rey del Caribe

This is one of the budget– and eco-friendly hotels in Downtown Cancun. It is about a 10-minute drive to the beach at Playa Tortugas. This hotel offers a small pool, jacuzzi and kids’ playhouse that is in a jungle garden with lots of plants and various bird species. Because they are eco-friendly, they use rainwater, solar heating, and compost and they provide training of eco-technologies for students and the community leaders. Kitchenettes and a small stovetop can be found in the junior suites. This hotel has also got facilities such as yoga, massage studio and a breakfast restaurant for serving only healthy meals.

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CANCUN’S FAMILY VILLAS AND APARTMENTS

Here is a list of rentals as well as villas for families. All the rentals have got kitchens and most of then have got washing machines, tumble driers, and free wifi.

Royal Cancun Villas

2 bedrooms with double beds, a sofa bed, and 2 single beds. This villa can sleep up to 5 people.

Ocean View Suite

With 2 double beds and 2 single beds, this apartment can sleep up to 6 people.

Sea View Studio Apartment

2 double beds and 1 sofa bed in a small apartment.

Beachscape Kin Ha Villas and Suites

2 bedrooms with a fully equipped kitchen and can sleep up to 8 people.

Magnolia Beach Apartments

1 bedroom consisting of 2 double beds and a sofa bed can sleep up to 5 people.

Malecon Cancun Suites

2 bedrooms with 1 double bed as well as 2 single beds. This suite is not located next to the beach but in town.

Edificio Velas Apartment

1 bedroom that can sleep up to 4 people also located in town.

Lots of hotels and resorts to choose from and they all sound great right? Well, I hope that you can now make a well-informed decision about which resort you would like to stay and that you will enjoy every minute of your stay as well as your visit to Cancun!