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The Top 15 Mayan Riviera Family Resorts -2017 Guide

Riviera Maya family travel resorts are some of the best places to have a Mexico family vacation. The Mayan Riviera is the corridor stretching from Playa Del Carmen to Tulum and beyond.

Tulum boasts fascinating Mayan ruins over looking the sea while Playa Del Carmen is a more lively town. Playa Del Carmen family vacations will include lots of exciting family activities such as eco parks, playing with monkeys, swimming with dolphins and more. Excellent beaches and lots of all inclusive family resorts are found here.

The Best Hotels For Kids

Dreams Riviera

Carretera Federal 307, Hotel Website

Dreams Riviera has got resort life right! This is a luxury all inclusive hotel that has thought of everything! Parents are given a pager while the kids are at the kid's club so they can enjoy a cocktail at the bar. Green fees are included at one of the local golf courses that overlooks the Caribbean sea. The rooms are octagonal shaped and include luxury amenities, balcony or terrace, minibar and 24 hour room service.

Kids Will Love:

  • Kid's club for ages 3-12 offers starlit movies on the beach, treasure hunts and weekly camp outs.
  • Ocean trampolines and Euro bungee for the big kids
  • Swim with the dolphins at their sister resort in Cancun (fee).

Fits a family of:

  • Family of 4 in 2 double beds

Playacar Palace

Bahia del Espiritu Santo, Hotel Website

This all inclusive hotel has a swim up bar in the main pool. There is a selection of restaurants to choose from. Transportation, drinks and food are included at the beautiful Maroma Beach Club during your stay.

Kids will Love:

  • Kids club for ages 4-12
  • Children's pool
  • Older kids can participate in the daily activities around the pool and the scuba diving demo!

Fits a family of:

  • Rooms can accommodate a family of 4 and they have a double jacuzzi.

Sandos Playacar

Paseo Xaman-Ha, Hotel Website

The beach is shallow and calm and there are 7 pools here-one for each day! This is a lovely all inclusive resort wtih plenty of activities.

Kids will Love:

  • Baby club (ages 2-3)
  • Kids club (ages 4-12) The kids will be well looked after with fun activities such as face painting, sand castle building and arts and crafts
  • Teen club (13-17). .
  • Family friendly activities to join in such as water basketball, bicycle tours and nightly entertainment.

Fits a family of:

  • Suites can accommodate 2 adults and 3 children 12 and under.

Colonial Barcelo Resort

Carretera Chetumal-Puerto Juarez Km 266.3, Hotel Website

The Colonial Barcelo is part of a collection of 4 resorts where you can stay at one and play at some of the others.

Kids will Love:

  • Kids clubs for ages 4-12 with lots to keep them busy such as dance classes, mini discos and beach games.
  • Buffets have children's bars with all their favorites such as mini hamburgers, spaghetti and chicken nuggets!
  • Teen club for the older ones with lots of organized activities throughout the day and evening.

Fits a family of:

  • Maximum occupancy is 4 per room.

Caribe Barcelo Resort

Carretera Chetumal-Puerto Juarez Km 266.3, Hotel Website

Caribe Barcelo is also part of the 4 resorts. You can use the facilities at the Colonial when you stay here.

For the Kids:

  • Kids club for ages 4-12 with lots of toys, games and activities.
  • Live nightly shows and lots of fun games and friendly competitions during the day.
  • Buffet restaurants with their own section complete with finger foods.

Fits a family of:

  • Quad family rooms.

Iberostar Paraiso Beach

Carrt. Chetumal - Pto. Juarez km. 309, Hotel Website

Iberostar is and all inclusive family friendly hotel . The rooms have balconies or patios and a minifridge. The hotel is designed with a lovely Mexican theme.

Kids will Love

  • Kids club for ages 4-12. They can watch movies, do arts and crafts and join in the games.
  • Teenagers can hang out with their new friends at the Teen Club.

Fits a family of:

  • Rooms can accommodate a maximum of 2 children (12 and under).


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