Cancun All-Inclusive Resorts

Aerial view of Cancun
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Cancun's 25-km Hotel Zone of double waterfront (ocean and lagoon) is a magnet for tourists who want dining, shopping, and nightlife, and is also popular with families. Most higher-end properties are not all inclusive, so if you're after that extra pampering, see Luxury Cancun Resorts that Welcome Families.

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    Foamy waves approach the white sand beach
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    The 25-km Hotel Zone has a double waterfront, with the ocean on one side and lagoon on the other, and most properties welcome families. Visitors should be sure to take day-trips to the Mayan Riviera to explore Mayan ruins, a coral reef, the Xcaret eco-theme park, and more.

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    Avalon Grand Cancun all inclusive resort. Photo © Teresa Plowright.
    ••• Photo © Teresa Plowright.

    This property has a location in the Hotel Zone, a kids club, and an all-inclusive plan. Guests can eat and play at the Avalon Reef Club on Isla Mujeres, which makes a nice day-trip. Adjacent to the Avalon Grand is the boutique hotel Avalon Baccara which is geared to adults, but families staying there can use the kids' club at the Avalon Grand.

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    Avalon Reef Club all inclusive resort near Cancun. Photo © Teresa Plowright.
    ••• Photo © Teresa Plowright.

    So near busy Cancun, and yet so far: the value-priced Avalon Reef Club has its own private islet on laid-back Isla Mujeres. Guests can enjoy the gentle beaches or stroll to a friendly little town, or take a day-trip to the Avalon Grand (above). Kids club takes ages four to twelve.

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    Beach Palace Cancun
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    This all-inclusive Cancun resort is in the heart of the Hotel Zone and has a kids club. Guests can "play" at other Palace Resorts, such as the Moon Palace Golf Resort and Spa (below.)

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    Club Med Cancun Yucatan all inclusive Mexico resort. Photo © Teresa Plowright.
    ••• Photo © Teresa Plowright.

    This all-inclusive Cancun resort has a prime location, on its own 22-acre quiet peninsula at the edge of the crowded Hotel Zone. The Club Med brand has a unique ambiance thanks to several signature features. Families will find a Baby Welcome program, Mini-Club Med for ages 4 to 10, and "Passworld" for 'tweens and teens. Activities include snorkeling, sailing, and trapeze.

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    Crown Paradise Club, Cancun all inclusive resort. Photo courtesy of VacationKids.com.
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    Just nine miles from the airport and at the quieter end of the Hotel Zone, this all-inclusive Cancun resort is family-of-five-friendly ​and has four pools, a supervised kids' water park, mini golf, a baby club for ages 18 months to 3 years, and kids club for ages for 4 to 12.

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    Dreams Cancun all inclusive resort. Photo courtesy of AMResorts
    ••• Photo courtesy of AMResorts

    This all-inclusive Cancun resort has a choice location in the Hotel Zone, close to restaurants and shops yet with the ocean on three sides, private beach areas, and lagoon.

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    Photo courtesy of Fiesta American Grand Coral Beach Cancun.
    ••• Photo courtesy of Fiesta American Grand Coral Beach Cancun.

    This all-suites property has a kids club and a lagoon pool and is regularly named a AAA 5-Diamond property. At the time of writing, this is not an all-inclusive resort but Fiesta has changed several resorts to inclusive pricing.

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    Moon Palace all inclusive resort, photo courtesy of Moon Palace Golf Resort & Spa.
    ••• Photo courtesy of Moon Palace Golf Resort & Spa.

    Just south of the airport and well-positioned for day-trips in the Mayan Riviera, the all-inclusive Moon Palace has nice extras such as miniature golf, a climbing tower, and a Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course. Guests can play at other Palace properties.

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    Oasis Palm Beach all inclusive Cancun resort. Photo courtesy of VacationKids.com.
    ••• Photo courtesy of VacationKids.com,

    Another busy, value-priced all inclusive Cancun resort that's family-of-five friendly, this property has a kiddie pool with waterslide, a large playground, and -- a plus in Cancun, where the sea can be rough-- a sheltered, shallow beach.

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    Riu is a Spain-based company with over 100 properties worldwide. Riu has several all-inclusive resorts in Cancun, including this one in the Hotel Zone. Features here include a kids club, water sports, and family activities.

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    This value-priced property has an on-site water park play area (that may be open to the public also.) Be sure to read visitor comments about recent experiences. The location is north of the Hotel Zone.