Put simply, Cancun offers up some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, all within just a couple hours flight from the U.S. mainland. Meanwhile, hotels are plentiful and affordable. No wonder that despite its reputation as a summer and Spring Break getaway, Cancun is also popular with families.
Truth is, while there are plenty of places to party, there are also lots of places that are great for parents with kids. Cancun is home to many “mega-resorts” — large hotels that offer so much more beyond just a room. The area’s larger hotels offer everything from restaurants to resort-style pools to spas and more.
One of the big perks for many families are areas for childcare and/or babysitting. Often this is in the form of kid’s clubs that allow you to drop your little one off under supervised care while you and your spouse get a chance to enjoy the beautiful Mexican Riviera without a little one to take care of.
Below we’ve included a number hotels that have child areas with supervision and/or babysitting. This should not be considered an exhaustive list. If there is a hotel you are interested in staying, you can usually see on their website what sort of facilities there are for children. We’ve included links to each hotel on TripAdvisor so you can read reviews from fellow travelers.
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Cancun Hotels With Childcare Areas
Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach (Suggested)
For kids from 3-12, there is is the “KidZ Club” at the Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach. At 40,000 square feet, the area is massive. There are tons of things to do in the specially designed center, with everything from dress-up areas for fashion shows, video games, cooking classes, and beach games, plus more. It’s also supervised so you can let your kids have a blast while you enjoy some much needed relaxation.
Seadust Resort (Suggested)
Seadust bills itself a “Cancun Family Resort” and judging from the list of amenities, it doesn’t disappoint. It includes a waterpark, putt-putt, zip lines, and a climbing wall. There is also a playroom with pool, ping-pong and video games. For parents of younger kids, there is also a baby’s club and a kid’s club open throughout the day with supervision. And if you need some time alone, there is also babysitting available for a $20 per hour charge while you go enjoy dinner or a walk on the beach.
Moon Palace Cancun
If you have smaller kids (under four years old), then you can take them to play in one of two playrooms on the property — Sunrise or Nizuc. At this age, they will need to be supervised by an adult parent. However, older than four and they can hang out in the area that features everything from toys and interactive activities to video games. The resort also has playgrounds and waterpark, plus a FlowRider standing wave.
Hard Rock Hotel Cancun
While the Hard Rock Hotel may not bring up images of family-friendly, it actually has lots for childcare services. For kids 4-12 there is a kids club, but there are also “Ultimate Playtime” packages available. These packages offer babysitting time for kids starting at six months old, plus a whole host of other amenities like child’s-size robes, strollers, and more (amenities depend on age). It costs about $300 per stay, but the extra cost should keep both kids and parents happy with what’s included.
Crown Paradise Club
If you have a toddler, then you might be interested in the Crown Paradise Club’s amenities. They feature a “Baby Paradise” that’s open pretty much all day. It includes supervision, and wide-open play area with tons of toys for them to play with. Kids need to be three years or younger to enjoy. For older kids there is a waterpark at the hotel designed for kids up to 12 years old. There are also other places to play and things to do, including billiards, ping-poing, video games, and putt-putt.
Grand Oasis Palm
You might think of the “KiddO Zone” as a resort within a resort. Designed for your little ones, it includes tons of activities both indoors and outdoors. There’s a play area, video games, playgrounds, and even a mini waterpark. Best of all, parents can drop off their kids with the staff to supervise them. Take a look at the KiddO Zone below:
GR Caribe by Solaris
The hotel features a “Mini Club” for kids, with tons of children’s activities in a supervised setting. Inside there is plenty to do to escape the sun and heat — from indoor play areas to arts and crafts, games, and more. Outside there is an outdoor waterpark designed for the little ones — complete with kid-friendly slides and huge animal sculptures. There is also a mini-camp on Wednesday nights for kids 4-11 with fun things to do, dinner, and a bonfire with marshmallow roasting.
Panama Jack Resort Cancun
You might know the Panama Jack name for sunglasses, but they also have a resort in Cancun. The hotel features “Camp Jack” — a kids area that’s supervised by trained staff. Open nearly all day long (9 a.m. to 9 p.m., but closed for one hour in the evening), there’s everything from a mini-golf course to magic shows, a splash park, movie nights at the pool, beach games, and more. There is also baby-sitting available after hours for an extra charge.
Fiesta American Cancun Villas
The “Fiesta Kids Club” should be popular with parents staying at this hotel. It is designed for younger kids to give parents some time on their own. Supervised pool and beach games, arts and crafts, sports games, and more are included. As well, kids registered before 10 a.m. get a free lunch. One note — parents do need to stay on the hotel premises while their children are in the kids club (a good idea at every resort, even if not required).
Royal Solaris Cancun
The Royal Solaris is the sister property with the GR Caribe mentioned above. In fact, they share the kids area. That means you’ll have access to the “Mini Club” with supervised activities. Included are both indoor and outdoor things to do, including a kids waterpark. There is also the kid’s camp on Wednesday night with dinner, a bonfire, and activities. If your child is four or younger, there is a smaller “Baby Park” featuring slides and toys for little ones indoors where parents must supervise.
Omni Cancun Hotel & Villas
The name Omni is known for comfortable accommodations and a high level of service. That extends to kids. Upon check-in, the “Omni Kids Crew” program provides a backpack with kids’ items including goggles and beach toys. They also have milk and cookies delivered the first night and there is a Sunday kids’ party at the main pool.
The “Kids’ Club” is for those aged 5-12 and includes arts and crafts, play kitchen, Wii systems, TVs, books, and more. Play is supervised, kids must be potty trained, and the hours are from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Need more ideas for hotels? See our list of Cancun hotels with airport shuttles.