4 Great All-Inclusive Family Resorts on the Riviera Maya

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    4 Great All-Inclusive Family Resorts on the Riviera Maya

    Looking for a fun, good value family vacation in the sun? Try Mexico's Riviera Maya, where family-friendly all-inclusives range from elegant boutique-style properties to sprawling mega-resorts designed to keep little ones captivated for days. Click on for four great family-friendly all-inclusives on Mexico's beautiful Caribbean coast.

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    Dreams Tulum

    This hacienda-style resort welcomes families (along with couples and groups) in an upscale environment that will please well-traveled parents as well as kids. Rooms are spacious and each has a private terrace.

    What Makes it Special:

    • Along with the usual resort activities like windsurfing, ping pong, tennis and snorkeling, the resort also offers high-octane adventures like a floating iceberg climbing wall and bungee jumping
    • Big screen outdoor movies on the beach each evening
    • The Mayan-themed Explorer’s Club for kids (ages 3-12) combines adventure and creativity, along with story-telling and treasure hunts

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    AZUL Beach by Karisma


    This sophisticated boutique resort, located on a stretch of white sand beach near Cancun, has just 97 rooms, making it a good choice for those wanting a quieter, more intimate holiday experience.

    What Makes it Special:

    • The “Gourmet Inclusive” concept offers all-inclusive dining that’s a few notches above the standard, from candlelit dinners on the beach to an all-lobster menu
    • The Azulito Kids Club offers diversions like balloon fights, sandcastle making, face painting and treasure hunts
    • The resort is located just 20 minutes from Cancun International Airport, making it a smart choice for parents with children tired from traveling

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    Akumal Beach Resort

    Set on Akumal Bay (The Place of Turtles), a tranquil, sheltered lagoon and beach 20 minutes drive from Tulum, this 128-room oceanfront resort is laid-back and family-oriented. Its big draw is proximity to the ocean and the extraordinary snorkeling opportunities on offshore reef.

    What Makes it Special:

    • Each of the 241 rooms has an ocean view
    • Diversions such as snorkeling the crystal clear waters and exploring the offshore reef are mere steps away from the rooms
    • Lots of fun family activities like turtle viewing, beachcombing and a dedicated kid’s club
    • Activities such as yoga, kayaking, swimming with sea turtles and archery are included

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    Barceló Maya Palace Deluxe

    Located on a beautiful beach with shallow warm waters and reef 25 minutes from Playa del Carmen, this family-friendly property is part of the Barceló Maya Beach Resort Complex (there are four other adjoined resorts) More of a mega-resort than a boutique experience, this all-inclusive is ideal for guests wanting to mingle with other families.

    What Makes it Special:

    • Nightly family entertainment in the resort theater that seats 750
    • The spa offers treatments for both adults and children to enjoy
    • A host of activities for kids to enjoy, including a dedicated children’s water park, mini golf course, kids club and buffet
    • Family suites are spacious – around 100 square foot – and offer interconnected rooms for extra privacy

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