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South of Riviera Cancun, Riviera Maya is home to many of Mexico’s best hotels and all-inclusive resorts. Stretching 100 miles, from just south of Puerto Morelos to the ancient Mayan ruins of Tulum, the area offers endless white sand beaches, lush jungles and ancient Mayan cities including Chichen Itza, Tulum and Coba. Enjoy trendy shopping, wining and dining on Playa del Carmen’s Fifth Avenue, and amazing watersports in the quaint towns of Puerto Aventuras and Akumal. The Mesoamerican Barrier Reef is just offshore. Be sure to visit Xel-Há, the world’s largest natural aquarium, and Xcaret, where you’ll see fascinating indigenous wildlife and can snorkel in underground rivers. You can have all of this at a budget you can afford.
When researching all of the options available to you, it can become overwhelming to pick which resorts are best for your family. We’ve done all of the work for you, all you need to do is call us to get you the special deals we have in our back pocket.
Best Resort for Families with High School Aged Children
Hard Rock Riviera Maya
Families, couples, and singles live like rock stars at the Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya. Luxury meets spine-tingling excitement at this paradise, where legendary Hard Rock amenities, design, and hospitality complement the beauty of stunning tropical views and a private white sand beach. This style-studded resort promises crowd-pleasing amenities and endless excitement.
Kick into high gear with activities from tennis and rock climbing to kayaks and tennis. Swim in style in the large sparkling pools with activities, snacks, and swim-up bar. Stay in shape at the fitness center or the Yoga Temple. Younger guests stay amused with the Little Big Club and Teens Lounge and Disco. Even rock stars need to relax too, so sit back and indulge in treatments from massages to facials to hydrotherapy at the lavish Rock Spa.
Dine in seven exceptional all-inclusive restaurants and let loose at three bars. Enjoy fresh and exotic ingredients buffet-style from around the world at The Market. Experience Mexican cuisine and regional specialties a la carte at Frida. Try everything from sushi to stir fry at Zen, and savor authentic Rodizio service and the flavors of Brazil at Ipanema. Relax with 24-hour room service.
Make the most of your stay at the Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya by living out your fist-pumping, guitar-shredding fantasy at the new Music Lab, where you’ll receive expert rock star instruction and accelerated stage training. All guests 12 years and older can choose from 4 programs as a part of the all-inclusive stay.
Best for Families with Middle School Aged Children
Dreams Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa
The luxurious Dreams Riviera Cancun takes its personality from its incredible location – just 30 minutes from the “hot” excitement of Cancun, yet right on the “cool” Caribbean close to Playa del Carmen and many other of the Mayan Riviera’s most sought-after sights. This enchanting wonderland welcomes families, couples, singles, and friends to enjoy all the pleasures and privileges of Unlimited-Luxury.
When the sun goes down, Dreams Riviera Cancun heats up. Meet new people from around the world. Share stories about your remarkable day then get ready for another whole new world the next. Enjoy moonlit theme parties and dancing, spectacular live music and shows, Desires nightclub plus other great evening bars, movies on the beach, stargazing, and other festive happenings every evening. The supervised Explorer’s Club keeps your kids totally entertained with exciting games, adventure, and exploration from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
“Home” will be your uniquely shaped octagonal room or suite, beautifully appointed with a private balcony, marble floors, and full marble bath area with Jacuzzi tub and dozens of other luxury amenities and conveniences. Upgrade to the Preferred Club to enjoy VIP status and amenities.
A great vacation requires great meals. Your Unlimited-Luxury experience means unlimited gourmet dining and premium brand beverages. Nine internationally specialized restaurants serve luscious fare in stunning outdoor and indoor settings. No reservations, wristbands, or coupons are required.
Dreams Puerto Aventuras welcomes you with crystalline pools, hideaway beach spots and the shade of palms and thatched palapas everywhere. Water sports, swimming with the dolphins and manatees at the on-site dolphinarium, bike tours, and beach combing are favorite activities here.
All guest rooms and suites are truly luxurious with private balconies or terraces and brilliant views of the multi-hued Caribbean or the yacht-filled bay. A wealth of amenities includes satellite TV, daily restocked mini-bar, full-sized baths with separate showers, and 24-hour room and concierge services. Upgrade to a Preferred Club room and receive Preferred status and amenities including impressive ocean views, complimentary in-suite WiFi, special concierge service, daily complimentary newspaper, upgraded mini-bar service and upgraded bath amenities, and access to the Preferred Club Lounge serving daily continental breakfast, hot and cold afternoon hors d’oeuvres, exquisite desserts and fine liquors and computer access.
The supervised Explorer’s Club keeps your kids totally entertained with exciting games, adventure, and exploration, while you have the opportunity to be pampered at Dreams Spa by Pevonia, and work out at the state-of-the-art fitness center. Dreams Puerto Aventuras Resort & Spa offers the perfect setting for a truly relaxing and fun-filled vacation.
Choose among six restaurants offering sumptuous a la carte dining and five exquisite bars and lounges.