When most people think of heading to Mexico for vacation, they tend to think of wild party resorts filled with lots of booze. Now, if that’s what you are looking for, you can definitely find that, but the Yucatan has so much more to offer than the Hotel Zone in Cancun!
Outside of the Strip, you’ll find lush forests, stunning cenotes, world-renowned diving sites, awe-inspiring historical landmarks, clear turquoise Caribbean waters, and some of the best vacation food around! In short, it’s one of my favorite family vacation destinations!
Let’s tackle the Hotel Zone in Cancun since that is what usually comes to mind first. It is a hustle and bustle, late-night, fun zone and for some families, that is the perfect vacation fit! If what you are looking for is a high energy family resort, you’ll find some good options here. Some of my personal favorites are Beach Palace, with its trendy vibe and rooftop pool, and Dreams Sands, a smaller and more intimate resort.
Riviera Maya, Mexico
If you move south from the Hotel Zone, you’ll come to Riviera Maya, home to secluded and gated, family-friendly resorts with more amenities. From private beaches and water parks to more quiet and laid-back vibes, this tends to be the sweet spot for most families. Moon Palace and Hard Rock Riviera Maya are both top picks with sprawling freeform pools, kids and teen clubs, spas, and lots of fun onsite activities.
Cozumel is an island just off the coast near Cancun known worldwide for diving, snorkeling, and marine life in the second largest reef in the world. For families that want to balance enjoying nature and unwinding at an all-inclusive resort, this is a fantastic option. At Sunscape Sabor Cozumel, you’ll find a gorgeous private beach, kids and teen clubs, and lots of water sports equipment to borrow. While over at Cozumel Palace you have direct access to the Caribbean Sea close to great snorkel and dive sites, plus a kids club, and lots of snorkel gear to borrow for exploring right off the dock.
Plan the Perfect All-Inclusive Vacation
Whether you are looking for high energy, laid-back, exploration, or a mix of all three, there is a perfect all-inclusive vacation waiting for you in Mexico. As always, every resort has its own personality with things that may be pros or cons for your family. This is why it is essential to work with an experienced travel planner for your vacation, who can help guide you to the perfect fit just for you! Reach out to us today and let’s start planning your ultimate getaway.