Top Mexico All-Inclusive Resorts For Large Families
These outstanding all-inclusive resorts in Mexico offer a wide array of features and amenities, delivering memorable vacations the whole family will love
Mexico is one of the most popular destinations for international family vacations. The country offers a wealth of beautiful beaches and attractions, and its location makes flights from the United States and Canada easy for family travelers. Mexico also has numerous cultural attractions, and there are outdoor activities and adventures well-suited for families with kids of all ages.
All-inclusive resorts are the preferred choice for many family travelers. Family vacations at these inclusive resorts are easy to plan, and the properties offer onsite kids’ clubs and lots of dining options. Mexico is home to a number of exceptional family-friendly all-inclusive resorts featuring a broad array of perks and attractions for adults and kids.
Here are seven great all-inclusive resorts in Mexico to consider for your next family vacation, reunion, or multigenerational family getaway:
Club Med Cancun Yucatan – Cancun, Mexico
Families can enjoy a wealth of activities and adventures at Club Med Cancun Yucatan. Set on over 20 prime beachfront acres, this family-friendly all-inclusive resort offers stunning white sand beaches, multiple swimming pools, exceptional water sports, and Club Med’s world-famous brand of programming. There’s something exciting for all age groups and interests here.
Large families can spread out in Club Med’s Connecting Deluxe Rooms, Family Deluxe Rooms, and luxurious family suites with ocean views in the private Exclusive Collection Space. The resort’s new Aguamarina family oasis area features 60 all-new oceanfront family rooms, a dedicated reception area, a pool, and concierge service. Meals are always a highlight on family vacations, and rates include dining at all four resort restaurants along with all beverages.
Club Med Cancun Yucatan features over 30 activities in its all-inclusive stays. These include tennis, archery, pickleball, sailing, snorkeling, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, snorkeling, dance classes, cooking demonstrations, and Club Med’s flying trapeze lessons. Scuba diving, golf, wine and tequila tasting, spa services, and various excursions are available at an additional charge. Mini Club Med for children ages 4 to 10 and Club Med Passworld for kids 11-17 years of age are included at this resort, and there’s a fee-based Petit Club Med for 2-3 year-olds. Babysitting services are also offered on select evenings for an extra fee.
Generations Riviera Maya – Riviera Maya, Mexico
As its name suggests, Generations Riviera Maya by Karisma is ideally suited to the needs of multigenerational groups and large family vacations. This all-suites, gourmet inclusive resort is set on the beach about 25 minutes south of Cancun International Airport and 15 minutes north of Playa del Carmen. The AAA Four Diamond property features luxurious 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom oceanfront suites with deluxe amenities and butler service. The property provides a broad array of items for families with tiny tots, such as strollers, cribs, baby bottle warmers and sterilizers, baby food, changing tables with bathtubs, and baby monitors.
The resort’s all-inclusive rates include amenities such as all meals, all beverages, 24-hour Gourmet Inclusive room service, multiple pools, snorkeling and kayaking equipment, cooking classes, nightly entertainment, dancing and wellness classes, water polo, the supervised Eko Kids Club activities for ages 4-12, a Teens Club for kids 13 and older, and much more. The Little Eko Chefs program also offers unique cooking opportunities for children ages 4-12.
Family groups will enjoy gathering for meals at the property’s five included restaurants, and two bars are also available. Spa services at the Náay Spa, tours, golf packages, babysitting, private yoga instruction, and other services are available at an additional charge. Guests ages 18 and older can use the facilities at two close-by Karisma all-inclusive resorts, Adults Only El Dorado Casitas Royale and El Dorado Royale.
Grand Residences Riviera Cancun – Puerto Morelos, Mexico
Affiliated with Leading Hotels of the World, the all-suites Grand Residences Riviera Cancun is an excellent choice for families seeking luxury, culinary excellence, and outdoor adventures. The all-inclusive property features 144 suites, including one- to four-bedroom accommodations perfect for larger families and multigenerational groups. Some units have private swimming pools and panoramic views of the Caribbean Sea. As another plus for families, all-inclusive stays for children ages 12 and under are free at this resort.
All-inclusive dining and gourmet cuisine is a big part of the vacation experience at Grand Residences. Families can enjoy delicious meals at three restaurants, plus 24-hour room service is included. The Natural Foods Gourmet Market is conveniently located onsite as well. The resort’s all-inclusive plan also provides access to six additional restaurants at Royal Resorts properties.
Set on a picture-perfect beach, this premier resort offers a wealth of included activities for guests of all ages. Grand Residences’ adult-supervised Kids Club features a wide array of locally-inspired programming, and teens have their own Teens Club as well. There are also four pools, tennis courts, a spa and state-of-the-art fitness center, and a sports desk at the property. Guests can enjoy included cooking demonstrations, guided bike tour excursions, Spanish lessons, and other activities. Grand Residences offers free round-trip airport transportation, making family stays easy and hassle-free. Local tours, sailboat excursions, spa treatments, and other activities are available for an additional charge.
Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit – Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico
Located near Puerto Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit is a spectacular beach destination on Mexico’s Pacific Coast. The AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit is a superb family-friendly beachfront resort in this area, offering extensive amenities and world-class luxury. Large families and multigenerational groups can spread out in the all-inclusive resort’s spacious one-, two- and three-bedroom suites with large private terraces and breathtaking ocean views. Guests will enjoy dining at the resort’s multiple gourmet restaurants and poolside café, and 24-hour in-suite dining is also included.
When choosing a resort for a large family or multigenerational vacation, it’s essential to select a property that offers something for everyone. Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit features pools, tennis courts, a wide variety of included non-motorized water sports, recreational activities, entertainment programs, and more. Family-focused amenities include a daily Kids’ Club for children ages 4-12, an upscale Teens’ Club for kids ages 13-16, and even a Baby Concierge for its youngest guests. This complimentary service provides families with baby bathtubs, cribs, strollers, baby carriers, rockers, bottle warmers, and more.
There’s so much to do at Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit and in the surrounding area. Guests have a 24-hour personal concierge who can help with restaurant reservations, recommend excursions, and book spa appointments. The first-class Spa at Grand Velas offers 20 treatment rooms, a beauty salon and a Kids’ Spa.
Hotel Xcaret Mexico – Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Families and multigenerational groups seeking unlimited included activities and entertainment will be thrilled with the all-inclusive fun at AAA Five Diamond Hotel Xcaret Mexico. Guests at this luxurious beachfront property enjoy complimentary unlimited access to all Grupo Xcaret parks, including Xcaret, Xel-Há, Xplor, Xplor Fuego, Xavage, Xenses, and Xoximilco – plus Xenotes tours and Xaling ferries to Isla Mujeres. Complimentary airport shuttles and transportation to and from the parks are also provided.
Hotel Xcaret Mexico’s 900 suites include a variety of options well-suited for large families, such as oceanfront family suites, swim-up suites, and family master suites with three king-size beds and a sofa bed. The suites are located in five buildings called “Casas,” some of which are specially designed for families. With nearly 20 restaurants and bars on the property, families can choose from a wide array of dining options during their stay, including 24-hour room service.
As part of its extensive All-Fun Inclusive approach, Hotel Xcaret Mexico provides guests with plenty of benefits and things to do. The resort’s amenities include a lovely white sand beach, 11 pools, fitness centers, boutiques, tennis and paddle tennis courts, a kids’ club and family club, and daily eco-friendly activities. Spa treatments at the property’s Muluk Spa and tours to archaeological sites and other attractions are available at an additional charge.
Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos – San Jose del Cabo, Mexico
Set on a beautiful beach at the end of the Baja peninsula near Cabo San Lucas, the AAA Four Diamond Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos offers 591 rooms and suites featuring lovely ocean views. The resort’s one- and two-bedroom master suites are perfect for large families and multigenerational groups. Special touches include private balconies, well-stocked minibars, lavish toiletries, and 24-hour included in-suite dining service.
Dining at the Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos is designed to take guests on a tour of world cuisines. The resort’s 15 restaurants, bars, and lounges offer a wide array of tempting delicacies, with something to appeal to every taste. Favorites include Zaffiro, a beachfront Italian restaurant serving brick oven pizza, and delicious teppanyaki dinners crafted by DoZo’s gifted chefs. The resort’s La Plaza restaurant also features a special kids’ buffet.
Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos caters to families with tons of included activities and amenities. The resort’s supervised KidZ Club provides fun daily programming, and there’s a water park with waterslides and a splash zone. The property also features multiple pools, tennis courts, half-court basketball, a state-of-the-art fitness center, live music, and nightly entertainment. The Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos’ Zen Spa has 18 indoor/outdoor treatment rooms and VIP spa suites. Spa treatments, access to championship golf courses, and a variety of excursions are available for an additional fee.
Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Riviera Maya – Playa del Carmen, Mexico
The Nickelodeon brand is synonymous with family fun, so it’s no surprise that Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Riviera Maya is on this list of top family resorts in Mexico. This all-inclusive beachfront property was designed specifically for families and children to enjoy. Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Riviera Maya features 280 suites in 12 styles, all with swim-up features and oceanfront views. Large families and multigenerational groups may want to opt for connecting swim-up suites or cool Nickelodeon-themed suites. Complimentary baby essentials include strollers, cribs, bottle warmers and sterilizers, changing tables, baby monitors, and more.
Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Riviera Maya is loaded with included amenities such as six Gourmet Inclusive restaurants, four food kiosks, 24-hour room service, three bars, tennis courts, a fitness center, and the fun-filled Nickelodeon Place complex. This spot is home to Nick Bistro, Plaza Orange for family entertainment, and Club Nick – offering daily activities for kids ages 4-12. All guests have complimentary unlimited access to the resort’s six-acre Nickelodeon-themed Aqua Nick water park complex featuring Bikini Bottom Beach, a lazy river, a fast-paced adventure river, the Slime Spot, and awesome slides for all ages.
Family members can also enjoy other included activities such as non-motorized water sports, bike tours, yoga, water polo, cooking classes, special nightly entertainment, and more. Round-trip airport transfers are included. The resort’s Náay Spa features seven treatment suites, and a wide variety of spa offerings are available at an additional charge.
By Nancy Schretter, Contributing Editor
Header Photo Courtesy of Grand Residences Riviera Cancun