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Mexico Vacation: Family-Friendly Hotels and Resorts in Riviera Maya

Family Vacation Oases in Cancun, Playa Del Carmen and Xpu-Ha

It’s never too early to start thinking about your next family vacation – whether that be for a spring break getaway or a fun-filled summer vacation. Parents should consider staying at one of these luxury resorts or hotels located on Mexico’s sun-drenched Riviera Maya. Our list of luxe accommodations also cater to guests of a smaller size – kids! And if you book your stay with one of our expert travel agents, you’ll reap the benefits of our SELECT Hotels & Resorts program and its exclusive perks, including a room upgrade (upon availability) and $100 resort credit. Pack your bags because your family oasis in Mexico awaits!

Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun
Cancun, Mexico

Located on a dazzling stretch of white sand beach, this Cancun resort delivers a grand experience of luxury and excitement for the whole family. It has 602 ocean-view suites, each with a private terrace facing the turquoise blue waters of the Caribbean. Enjoy the spacious, heated cascading pool with 3 swim-up bars (for the adults of course) and sun loungers. And there are shaded palapas for families that want to relax on the private beach. Feeling hungry after a day in the sun? This resort has 5 on-site restaurants, including La Joya, that serves award-winning authentic Mexican cuisine.

Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun
grand fiesta americana coral beach cancun

Guests at the Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun have a variety of activities onsite and nearby -- from snorkeling, kayaking, watersports and excursions to the cutting-edge Gem Spa, luxury shopping, vibrant nightlife and a high-speed ferry to picturesque Isla Mujeres. For children 3 to 12, this luxury resort has the Coral KidZ Club that provides a variety of amenities and activities, including cooking classes, an Open Play Theater, and a 5,166-square-feet outdoor area with winding slides, a towering Mayan Temple for kids to climb and more!

SELECT Perks: $100 resort credit per stay (to use for premium beverages & food, upgrades, and spa services, excluding products), complimentary buffet breakfast for 2 daily, early check-in and late check-out upon availability, an upgrade upon availability at the time of check-in, and high-speed/enhanced Wi-Fi 

Gem Spa at the Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun
gem spa at the grand fiesta americana coral beach cancun

InterContinental Presidente Cancun
Cancun, Mexico

The whole family can spend a lazy day by the pool, indulge in an active day of watersports, or discover Mayan culture. Wake up each day with breathtaking views of the Caribbean from one of the property’s 300 rooms and suites – all equipped with the latest technology and all the amenities guests need to experience the ultimate family vacation. Work with your travel agent and or concierge to arrange a family excursion to Xel-Ha, Xcaret, Garrafon Reef Park, Chichen Itzá, or the world-famous Cenotes.

InterContinental Presidente Cancun
intercontinental presidente cancun

The InterContinental Presidente Cancun’s amenities also include 5 on-site restaurants and bars, including the exclusive Epicentro Mixology Bar, where parents can take a break alone to enjoy the best handcrafted cocktails.

SELECT Perks: $100 hotel credit, complimentary breakfast for 2 at Theo Randall restaurant, early check-in and late check-out upon availability, an upgrade at the time of booking (subject to availability), and high-speed/enhanced Wi-Fi

Suite at the InterContinental Presidente Cancun
suite at the intercontinental presidente cancun

Fairmont Mayakoba
Playa del Carmen, Mexico

This luxury resort – with 400 rooms – is located in a private gated resort community within 240 acres of tropical forest. It’s the perfect location for active families who enjoy outdoor activities such as exploring nature trails on foot or on a bike; taking a scenic boat tours on crystal clear canals; keeping the blood pumping by participating in non-motorized watersports, or playing a game of golf at the El Cameleon Golf Club. The Fairmont Mayakoba has 6 restaurants and bars, and families can purchase the luxury all-inclusive package that allows them to indulge in all 4 of the resort’s award-winning eateries, including Brisas Restaurant. And even if you don’t purchase the all-inclusive package, children from 0 to 5 still eat for free when dining with their parents at La Laguna, Brisas and El Puerto.

Fairmont Mayakoba
fairmont mayakoba

For children from 5 to 11 years old, the resort has the Discovery Club & Adventure Camp, a perfect outlet for kids to learn about the Earth’s natural and cultural wonders in the Mayan jungle as well as create unique handicrafts such as a penachos, a Mayan-inspired headdress. 

SELECT Perks: $100 resort credit, $150 resort credit (suites), complimentary buffet breakfast for 2 daily, early check-in and late check-out upon availability, an upgrade upon availability at the time of check-in, and basic Wi-Fi

El Cameleon Golf Club
el cameleon golf club

Grand Velas Riviera Maya
Playa del Carmen, Mexico

This luxury all-inclusive property’s motto is “the hotel that goes beyond regular all-inclusives [properties] and creates a top-tier environment with both family-friendly and adult experiences.” The more than 530 rooms/suites are serene retreats decorated with local art, spa-like bathrooms, private terraces and private plunge pools. Parents can indulge in a holistic Riviera Maya spa experience at the SE Spa by Grand Velas. And for dining, families can choose between 8 on-site restaurants, including Azul, a family-friendly beachfront option.

Grand Velas Riviera Maya
grand velas riviera maya

Grand Velas provides guests with children services, including a Kids’ Club, Teens’ Club, and a Baby Concierge to help remove the stress from parents’ vacation time. A karaoke & bar with teen-friendly drinks, video games, movies, board games, and arts & crafts are just a few activities and amenities that will keep kids busy during this luxe family vacation.

SELECT Perks: Private 1-way airport transfer, $50 spa credit per person per night, complimentary (all-inclusive property), early check-in and late check-out upon availability, an upgrade upon availability at the time of check-in, and basic Wi-Fi 

Grand Velas Riviera Maya Kids' Club
kids' club at grand velas riviera maya

Hotel Esencia
Xpu-Ha, Mexico

Welcome to the immaculate white sand beach of Xpu-Ha, located between Playa del Carmen and Tulum. Hotel Esencia is a secluded 50-acre estate where sea turtles come to nest and thousands of butterflies make their home. Once the exquisite private hideaway of an Italian Duchess, the hotel is rated a 5-star property for its spectacular setting, acclaimed farm-to-table cuisine, and mid-century décor featuring authentic works by Pablo Picasso and others. The hotel’s spacious accommodations range from garden suites to large duplex villas that feature breathtaking ocean views and lush garden views along with large private terraces, plunge pools and solariums. Children under the age of 2 stay for free in their parents’ room.

Hotel Esencia
hotel esencia

Other luxury amenities provided at Hotel Esencia include 5 on-site restaurants and bars, and a spa & health club with a staff of therapists who tailor bespoke, restorative programs, using the purest ingredients harvested from the waters of the Caribbean and the soil from the Mayan jungle. An expert travel agent can help you arrange a family excursion to notable nearby attractions, such as the fun-filled X-plor adventure park. 

SELECT Perks: One bottle of wine upon arrival, one 50-minute massage for 2 guests (once per stay), complimentary full breakfast for 2 daily, early check-in and late check-out upon availability, an upgrade upon availability at the time of check-in, and Wi-Fi is already included in resort fee (for properties with a resort fee only) 

Penthouse Suite at Hotel Esencia
penthouse suite at hotel esencia

Andaz Mayakoba
Playa del Carmen, Mexico

A new addition to the high-end gated community of Mayakoba, Andaz Mayakoba Resort’s breathtaking design reflects the Mayan culture – noticeable in the décor of its 214 guestrooms, including 41 luxury suites. Andaz Mayakoba offers upscale experiences, including an immersive adventure in a lush, preserved mangrove; sunbathing in the 3 outdoor pools; relaxing in the 9,000-square-feet Naum Wellness Spa; or unwinding on the pristine white sand beach on the Caribbean. And from Mexican to Italian to Asian,  the resort’s on-site eateries serve a variety of local and international cuisines. 

Pools at Andaz Mayakoba
andaz mayakoba

At Andaz Mayakoba, there’s no shortage of things to do. In addition to standard watersports and beach activities, the resort provides special excursions and activities, including private yacht charters, birdwatching, archery, a visit to the Marine Turtle Camp, a swim at the Cenote El Burrodromo, and a round of golf at the first PGA Tour golf course in Latin America. For younger guests, the Kids’ Camps offered at the resort include a range of activities, including kayaking, biking, nature walks and boat eco-tours, with lunch provided at the Koba Restaurant.

SELECT Perks: $100 food & beverage credit, complimentary breakfast at Cocina Milagro for 2 daily, early check-in and late check-out upon availability, an upgrade upon availability at the time of check-in, and high-speed/enhanced Wi-Fi 

Let one of our on-call travel experts match you with a Riviera Maya travel specialist, who can customize the ultimate dream vacation the whole family deserves.

Casa Amate at Andaz Mayakoba
casa amate at andaz mayakoba