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Did someone say fiesta? Four Places in Mexico Your Family Should See This Summer

Updated: Jun 15, 2022

Sum·mer (noun): The warmest season of the year.

How can the definition of such a wonderful thing, be so boring? The warmest season of the year? How about the season of fun? The season of sun? The season of forgetting what day it is? To us, one of the great things about summer is that it's a time to get away and see something new while reconnecting with those we cherish most... and one of our favorite places to do that is in MEXICO!

Places like Cancun are great for honeymoons and romantic getaways, but it's also the perfect place to make memories with your kids, your friends, and your extended family. In this blog, we're highlighting some of the top FAMILY resorts in Mexico your family should visit this summer.

#1 Dreams Playa Mujeres Golf and Spa Resort

If you're looking for a resort that is truly a "destination." Look no further than Dreams Playa Mujeres.

If you're looking for a resort that is truly a "destination." Look no further than Dreams Playa Mujeres.

  • 65,000 square feet of swimming pools

    • An on-site waterpark

    • Live entertainment

    • World-class golf greens

    • Soothing spas

    • Oversized luxurious suites

    • An interactive Dolphin Habitat

Sounds amazing right?!

Let's face it, kids get bored. Taking them away from a phone, tablet, or any other device gets harder and harder. Capturing their attention is easier when you're doing things like riding a jet ski, climbing a rock wall, learning archery... or any one of the other items on a list of fun outdoor activities Dreams Playa Mujeres offers.

Have a golf lover in your family? Great news! Guests staying at Dreams Playa Mujeres can enjoy complimentary green fees at nearby golf courses: El Tinto Golf Course at the Cancun Country Club, El Mayakoba, Playa Mujeres Golf Course, Riviera Maya Golf Course, or Gran Coyote Golf Riviera Maya.

Did someone say spa day? Whether is a couples massage you're after or even something special for the kids/teens, Spa By Pevonia you can melt your worries away with the perfect treatment.

#2 Hard Rock Riviera Maya

It doesn't matter how old, or should we say young at heart, you are, it's always fun to party like a rockstar.

This family-friendly resort is exactly that... a party. On top of the amazing pools and water park, Hard Rock Riviera Maya takes things up a notch with its typical "day-to-day" entertainment. Like a pool foam party...

Photo of our agent Nikki living her best life.

I mean, who said the parents couldn't play while the kids are away? ;) Another great thing about this resort is its Kids Club, the Hard Rock Roxity Kids Club! It features different themes every day, so two days on-site are never the same. Your kids will be able to do things like arts and crafts, snorkeling, talent shows, even their own pool parties.

... And don't worry about food or things like a spa because this resort has made sure to dot all the i's and cross all the t's.

Photos Courtesy of Hard Rock Riviera Maya

#3 Moon Palace The Grand - Cancun

Next up on our list is Moon Palace The Grand - Cancun. Yes, it's a mouthful but it's a resort with an amazing family atmosphere. Ask them yourself. It's not an all-inclusive resort. It's an AWE-Inclusive resort.

First, let's talk about the rooms. Each suite includes:

  • Double whirlpool tubs

  • World-class spirits

  • Complimentary bottle of wine to greet you upon arrival

  • Aromatherapy

  • Nightly turndown service

Foodies Rejoice! This resort will have you looking at the clock anxiously waiting for when your next meal is. If you're craving Italian, Asian, French, Lebanese, or just need a good steak this resort is a great place to be.

Like some of the others on our list, your kids will thank you when they can burn off some energy at this luxury resort's

water park. Plus, you can take advantage of things like 24-hour room service, non-motorized water sports, and free wifi... 'cause even the adults are going to want to show off your special moments on social media.

Photos Courtesy of Moon Palace The Grand - Cancun

#4 Hotel Xcaret Mexico

Get ready to bookmark this page, because this resort offers more than you can imagine.

Go ahead and forget everything you know about what an all-inclusive resort is supposed to be like because this isn't it. It's hard to summarize such a unique destination in such a short couple of paragraphs, but we're giving it a shot.

The first thing to mention is how the grounds of this resort look like they fell out of a movie. Who wouldn't want to be resting in a hammock with that view? The food is spectacular... and the atmosphere will have you thinking about how soon you can get back to this resort. Another great thing about this one-of-a-kind place is all of the "plus ups" that are included in your stay.

When staying at this resort you'll have access to:

  • XEL-HÁ PARK - A "natural park" that will run your battery dead on your phone from all the photos you'll be taking. Where you can enjoy things like snorkeling, food, relaxation, actual nature, and world-class service.

  • XPLOR PARK - Here you can test your adventurous side while you have some fun in the jungle, go ziplining, drive amphibious vehicles, or tour refreshing underground rivers through stalactite caves.

  • XAVAGE PARK- If you crave an adrenaline rush, this is the place to be. You'll have a choice of 4 extreme things to enjoy. Things like driving an off-road vehicle through an obstacle course or battling the waters of the ONLY RAPIDS in the Riviera Maya.

  • XPLOR FUEGO PARK- This is access to a little nighttime fun. You can do things like paddle with your own hands along “lava” rivers, enjoy some BBQ, or just kick back and relax by a bonfire.

  • XOXIMILCO CANCUN- It's a nightly Mexican fiesta on a traditional gondola along jungle canals while dancing and singing with the live music of the mariachi.

  • XENSES PARK- This one the kids will absolutely love. It's a place filled with illusion and wonder. "At this half-day park, you’ll enjoy unique sensorial experiences, along with two circuits of aquatic, terrestrial, and aerial activities, and more than 50 fantastic illusory scenarios as well."

  • XENOTES ENIGMATIC WATERS TOUR- If you know what a cenote is, you know the beauty they hold. If not, picture the most magical body of water you can imagine. With this tour, you'll see some of this area's hidden treasures.

  • XCARET XAILING- "Discover the spectacular beauty of Isla Mujeres on the modern vessels by Xcaret Xailing. Spend a day exploring the best places and beautiful beaches of this small island off the shore of Cancun."

*Note: Some of these amazing offerings do require special reservations, so make sure to get with your MMV agent to get it all squared away.

So, there you have it. Four places you should consider visiting this summer. Contact your MMV agent to get more info on these resorts or to look into another fun destination. The resorts listed above are just the tip of the iceberg of what Cancun has to offer.

Check out some of the fun our agents and their families have experienced in Cancun recently.

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