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10 Best All-inclusive Family Resorts in Cancún With Water Parks [2023]

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Kids love water parks, and they’re fun for adults, too.

So what better way to vacation with your family than at a water park resort? Add in all-inclusive amenities and you have a recipe for a fun-filled family vacation that everyone can look forward to.

Cancún, Mexico, is a destination with plenty of water park resorts to choose from. Here’s our list of 10 all-inclusive family resorts in Cancún with water parks.

How To Get To Cancún

Cancún is located in the Yucatan Peninsula on Mexico’s west coast.

It is easily accessible by plane, especially to those traveling from the southern U.S. or the East Coast. All major U.S. airlines fly to Cancún.

Thanks to warm, reliable weather, December through April is the best time to visit. March and April are the most popular times to go and have the best weather in particular — perfect timing for a family spring break vacation.

There are other popular vacation destinations near Cancún as well. Tulum and Playa del Carmen are within driving distance of Cancún International Airport (CUN). For a more laid-back experience, you could also spend time on the relaxing island of Isla Mujeres.

What To Expect in Cancún

It’s worth mentioning that the first thing you’ll likely experience when you arrive in Cancún is a long line for customs. However, once you get through it, you’ll be on your way to enjoying your vacation.

There’s a lot of things to do in Cancún and the surrounding area, in addition to indulging in the amenities at your resort.

History and culture buffs can look forward to a visit to Chichen Itza, the ruins of a pre-Colombian Mayan city about 2.5 hours from Cancún. Or you could visit the smaller site of El Meco, another ruin, which is just 20 minutes from the Cancún Hotel Zone.

Chichen Itza is a popular day trip from Cancún. Image Credit: Christina Abken via Unsplash

For maximum fun, you could take the family to Xcaret Park, a water park, amusement park, and eco-archeological destination all in one. There are even cenotes, natural pits filled with water, that you can swim in.

Lastly, adventure seekers can spend the day on many excursions that can be arranged through your resort. Activities to choose from include zip lining, ATV rides, snorkeling, and swimming with dolphins.

What To Pack for a Water Park Vacation

In addition to your usual packing list for a warm-weather vacation, you’ll want to pack a few other items when planning to spend all day at a water park.

The first thing on your shopping list might be water shoes for every family member. Some may feel this is unnecessary, but water shoes help prevent slips and falls when running around the wet ground. They’ll also come in handy at the splash pads or pools where the surface tends to be slippery.

Next up is a sun hat or visor. When lounging at the pool, you may not think to bring a sun hat because you probably have an umbrella to rest under. But when running around a water park all day, it’s a good idea to pack a waterproof sun hat or visor.

And the last item to pack for a water park vacation (in addition to your other warm-weather items) is a refillable water bottle. Keep your kids hydrated between each slide to help combat the multiple hours they’ll spend in the sun daily.

Hot Tip:

Don’t forget about sunscreen. Bring your favorite biodegradable and reef-safe sunscreen whenever you go to the beach.

Now for the 10 best all-inclusive family resorts in Cancún with water parks.

1. All Ritmo Cancún Resort & Waterpark

You can expect a laid-back vacation vibe at All Ritmo Cancun Resort & Waterpark. Image Credit: All Ritmo Cancun Resort & Waterpark

All Ritmo Cancún Resort & Waterpark is located near the Hotel Zone and features a water park with 4 waterfalls and waterslides. There’s also a pool at this beachfront property.

There’s a kids’ club and game room in addition to the water park to entertain the youngest members of your family. The resort also has daily themed and encourages families to participate in the games that change every day.

The all-inclusive resort has 9 restaurants and bars to choose from, with meal services from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. The bars are open from 10 a.m. to 1 a.m. Cuisines include Mexican, Italian, and seafood, and there’s even a dinner theater restaurant where you can catch dinner and a show.

There are 148 rooms at All Ritmo Cancún Resort & Waterpark, all with a garden or ocean view. Room capacities range from 2 to 8 people, making this resort a fantastic option for large families traveling to Cancún.

Room rates start as low as $242 per night for a family of 4.

2. Crown Paradise Club All-Inclusive Resort Cancun

The Crown Paradise Club Cancun water park is great for young travelers who might find traditional water parks too big. Image Credit: Crown Paradise Club Cancun

Crown Paradise Club All-Inclusive Resort Cancun has a water park at the resort and boasts dedicated additional areas for kids and adults alike.

There are 4 pools located throughout the resort, including an adults-only pool and a family and children’s pool. Kids’ amenities include baby and kids’ clubs and a teen club that features a zip line and climbing wall. The whole family can spend time together at Jetix Club, the resort’s game room, or playing mini golf. There’s even an adults-only dance club called Nitro Club.

Guests can spend their evenings at the on-property movie theater, where new movies play each night. Or they can spend their evening at Teatro Yumic with nightly shows.

There are 4 restaurants available at the property, with many more available nearby in Cancún’s Hotel Zone. Cuisines that can be enjoyed on-property include Mexican, French, Italian, and American Steakhouse.

Room rates start at $312 per night for a family of 4. Children between the ages of 2 and 12 years old stay for free at Crown Paradise Club All-Inclusive Resort Cancun.

3. Dreams Playa Mujeres Golf & Spa Resort

The water park and slides at Dreams Playa Mujeres Golf & Spa Resort are just 2 of the many activities your kids can partake in. Image Credit: Dreams Playa Mujeres Golf & Spa Resort

Dreams Resorts are located throughout the Caribbean and Mexico, with additional locations in Central America and Europe. The brand is also a part of World of Hyatt and, conveniently, rooms can be redeemed with World of Hyatt points.

Dreams Playa Mujeres Golf & Spa Resort is about 30 minutes from Cancún’s airport and 10 minutes from downtown Cancún. This resort has many things to do for families traveling with children.

This resort has beach and pool volleyball, tennis courts, non-motorized water sports, Jet Skis, and archery. The kids’ club (open for kids as young as 3 years old) and teen club are open for crafts, treasure hunts, video games, and more.

In addition to the kid-sized water park with water slides, there are 2 children’s pools and 6 hot tubs.

There is also a lazy river available exclusively to Preferred Club guests.

There are 10 restaurants, a dozen bars, and lounges at Dreams Playa Mujeres Golf & Spa Resort. Restaurants include Gaucho Grill, the resort’s Brazilian steakhouse; L’Étoile, the French restaurant for guests 13 and older; and Tres Colores, an eatery serving Mexican cuisine.

There are plenty of rooms and suites to choose from, but Preferred Club members get even more amenities. A private club lounge serves a continental breakfast, afternoon hors d’oeuvres, and premium liquor. Each club-level room has upgraded minibars and bath amenities, exclusive spa privileges, and more.

Dreams Playa Mujeres Golf & Spa Resort is an award Category D World of Hyatt hotel. Award nights start at 25,000 World of Hyatt points or $642 per night for a family of 4.

4. Dreams Vista Cancun Golf & Spa Resort

Your kids will never be bored with all there is to do at Dreams Vista Cancun Golf & Spa Resort. Image Credit: Dreams Vista Cancun Golf & Spa Resort

Dreams Vista Cancun Golf & Spa Resort is in a private gated community with views of Isla Mujeres. The resort is especially family-friendly thanks to several included activities.

In addition to the resort’s water park, there are 3 heated swimming pools and 2 surf pools where you can wave ride. Guests can also check out kayaks and snorkeling gear and even take scuba diving lessons (scuba lessons are available at an additional cost).

There is a kids’ club (for kids as young as 3 years old) and a teen club available. And the whole family can enjoy ping-pong tables, board games, and a climbing wall.

The resort has 9 restaurants and 7 bars, including Dreams Resorts’ staples Himitsu, serving Pan-Asian cuisine, and seafood restaurant Portofino. Asado Grill Vista Prime is a rooftop restaurant available for adults and kids 12 years old and older. Mi Lucrecia is the resort’s Mexican restaurant serving authentic Mexican cuisine with an à la carte menu.

Dreams Vista Cancun Golf & Spa Resort is an award Category C World of Hyatt hotel. Award nights start at 21,000 World of Hyatt points or $445 per night for a family of 4.

5. Moon Palace The Grand – Cancun

Your family can spend every day of your Cancun vacation at the Moon Palace The Grand – Cancun water park

Moon Palace The Grand – Cancun is a resort within a resort. The larger resort is Moon Palace Cancun which is also home to Nizuc, which is smaller and offers fewer amenities. The Grand side has the most amenities, including the water park.

There is no shortage of kid-friendly activities at The Grand, starting with an all-new Circus restaurant that promises a magical environment. Kids can look forward to mascot-spotting throughout the resort and pool area as well as the Playroom, the kids’ club for kids aged 4 to 12 years old.

Families can look forward to upgraded amenities, including kids’ soaps, robes, slippers, and a beach kit when staying in a Family Suite.

There are a dozen restaurants to choose from at The Grand, such as Habibi, serving Middle Eastern cuisine, and Peruvian restaurant Cusco. Guests have access to an additional 16 restaurants at Moon Palace Cancun. There’s even a baby puree menu.

Room rates start at $600 per night for a family of 4.

6. Hyatt Ziva Riviera Cancun

The water park at Hyatt Ziva Riviera Cancun makes this resort a favorite of World of Hyatt loyalists. Image Credit: Hyatt Ziva Riviera Cancun

Hyatt Ziva Riviera Cancun is one of several family-friendly all-inclusive resorts offered by Hyatt throughout Mexico and the Caribbean. This location features a water park and many other things to entertain the whole family.

The water park at this resort features slides and attractions for all age levels, including a splash pad area for small children. There’s also a kids’ club where kids can enjoy supervised beach sports and indoor activities such as crafts and board games.

Adults can look forward to a fully-equipped fitness center and a new 2-story spa. The spa features unique treatments like herbal and family spa packages.

Daily activities offered by the resort include Spanish lessons, Zumba lessons, and water aerobics. There is also nightly entertainment in the form of shows and live music.

There are 9 restaurants and 7 bars at Hyatt Ziva Riviera Cancun. All but one, the French restaurant Rue de Rivoli, are kid-friendly. Other cuisines include Italian, Mediterranean, Caribbean, and Mexican.

Hyatt Ziva Riviera Cancun is an award Category E World of Hyatt hotel. Award nights start at 35,000 World of Hyatt points or $900 per night for a family of 4.

7. Iberostar Selection Cancún

Kids will love the family-friendly Aqua Fun water park at Iberostar Selection Cancun. Image Credit: Iberostar Selection Cancún

Iberostar Selection Cancún is located directly across the street from the beach and features a splash pool, water park, kids’ club, and dive center.

The resort features a golf course designed by Japanese golfer Isao Aoki, a FIFA regulation soccer field, tennis courts, and 10 pools.

Iberostar’s Star Camp program is available for kids between the ages of 4 and 17 years old. Activities include cooking demonstrations, learning about sustainability through a recycling workshop, and more. The resort also offers babysitting for an additional fee.

There are 6 restaurants and 7 bars to choose from at Iberostar Selection Cancún. In addition to a buffet, there’s a teppanyaki restaurant Teppanyaki Naga Hibachi, steakhouse Prime Rib La Parilla, and El Maguey Mexican Restaurant. Trattoria La Horma, the resort’s Italian restaurant, features a children’s menu.

Rates at Iberostar Selection Cancún start at $1,076 per night for a family of 4.

Hot Tip:

While not currently participating in IHG One Rewards, we expect this hotel to join the program by 2024.

8. Royalton Riviera Cancun, An Autograph Collection All-Inclusive Resort & Casino

A lily pad, mushroom waterfall, and pelican bay watering hole await kids at Royalton Riviera Cancun. Image Credit: Royalton Riviera Cancun

Royalton Riviera Cancun, An Autograph Collection All-Inclusive Resort & Casino from Marriott, is a family-friendly resort with a large water park and water feature to look forward to. There are more than a dozen water slides.

The kids’ clubhouse is for kids ages 4 to 12 years old, and there’s also a teens’ lounge. Additional activities include kayaking, sailing, snorkeling, and catamarans. There’s also beach volleyball and instructor-led scuba diving. Some of these activities incur an additional cost.

The resort’s wellness offerings include the Royal Spa and indoor and outdoor group fitness classes such as Zumba and Pilates.

There is an array of dining options available at Royalton Riviera Cancun. Guests can enjoy Indian cuisine at Taj, Caribbean cuisine at Caribbean Grill, and an international buffet for adults and kids at Gourmet Marché. Families with children 15 years or older can partake in the chef’s table, where they’ll be served a 7-course meal.

Rates at Royalton Riviera Cancun start at $504 or 50,000 Marriott Bonvoy points per night.

9. Seadust Cancún Family Resort

Seadust Cancún Family Resort has water slides, zip lining, and more for kids of all ages. Image Credit: Seadust Cancún Family Resort

Seadust Cancún Family Resort is located in Cancún’s Hotel Zone, with the ocean on one side and the Nichupté lagoon on the other. With “family” in the resort’s title, you can trust that you’re in for a treat.

Treasure Island Water Park features a pirate ship and castle with water slides and water games at the kids’ club. There are 3 infinity pools, a children’s pool, and an adults-only swimming pool. Miniature golf and zip lining are available for kids 5 to 12 years old.

For the resort’s youngest guests, there’s the baby club for toddlers aged 18 months to 4 years and 11 months old. Activities here include a baby pool and water gymnastics.

The resort offers nightly entertainment at 8 p.m.

There are 10 restaurants and 10 bars to enjoy at Seadust Cancún Family Resort. Cuisines include Mediterranean, Italian, Mexican, and Japanese. Guests can also order room service.

Rates start at $400 per night for a family of 4.

10. Wyndham Alltra Cancun All-Inclusive Resort

The pirate splash park is just one of several places throughout the resort for kids and families. Image Credit: Wyndham Alltra Cancun All-Inclusive Resort

Wyndham Alltra Cancun All-Inclusive Resort is located in Cancún’s Hotel Zone.

There’s a pirate-themed splash park, 7 water slides, 2 splash zones, and a family pool at Camp Alltra available for kids aged 4 to 12 years old. Babysitting is available for an extra fee for kids in the same age group when the camp is closed. Movie nights are by the pool, with magic shows and nightly entertainment.

In addition to the family pool, there are cabanas, a sundeck, an activity pool, and a hot tub.

Beach volleyball, soccer, yoga, and even wine and tequila tastings with the resort’s onsite sommelier are other ways to fill your time.

There are 5 restaurants and 2 food carts available at Wyndham Alltra Cancun All-Inclusive Resort. The food trucks serve hot dogs and tacos. Additional cuisines include Mexican, Italian, and an international buffet.

Rates start at $357 per night for a family of 4.

Honorable Mention

Other resorts in Cancún have water features, but they’re not quite water parks. That’s because they have splash pads or a couple of small water slides that are great for especially young children but not so much for older kids.

Here’s another all-inclusive resort in Cancún with a water feature that younger kids can look forward to.

Royal Solaris Cancun

The water slides at Royal Solaris Cancun are another great option for a family with small children. Image Credit: Royal Solaris Cancun

Royals Solaris Cancun offers what it calls a mini water park and mini club that’s best suited for young travelers.

Other resort activities include a private dock for non-motorized watersports, such as kayaking, miniature golf, a climbing wall, and theme parties.

Dining options include an international buffet, Mexican, pizza, and La Palapita, the resort’s sushi bar. There are also various bars located throughout the resort.

Room rates at Royal Solaris Cancun start at $315 per night for a family of 4.

The Best Credit Card To Book Your All-inclusive Cancún Vacation

There are a few things to remember when choosing the best credit card to book your vacation.

Booking a Chain Hotel

For resorts on this list such as Royalton Riviera Cancun and Hyatt Ziva Cancun, you can book directly at Marriott and Hyatt’s websites, respectively. Be sure to book with a Marriott Bonvoy or World of Hyatt co-branded credit card to take advantage of additional perks such as bonus points and status.

Booking a Non-chain Hotel

For non-chain hotels such as Seadust Cancún Family Resort, you can book through an online travel agency (OTA) like Booking.com or directly with the resort. Whichever route you take, you’ll want to use one of the best credit cards for earning at any hotel when you make your booking.

Booking Through a Credit Card Portal

Alternatively, you could book through one of several credit card travel portals.

Booking hotels through a credit card travel portal often has additional perks. For example, the Capital One Venture X Rewards Credit Card gives an annual travel credit of $300 on bookings made through Capital One Travel.

Furthermore, The Platinum Card® from American Express gives users access to the American Express Fine Hotels + Resorts portal, which has many benefits when booking accommodations. You’ll not only get an annual statement credit of up to $200 on prepaid Fine Hotels + Resorts or The Hotel Collection bookings, but you’ll get space-available upgrades, complimentary breakfast for 2, and more.

Citi Travel with Booking.com and the Chase travel portal are additional credit card portals that you can use to book your accommodations. The Chase Sapphire Reserve® offers an annual $300 travel credit, whether or not you book through the Ultimate Rewards portal.

Hot Tip:

Consider using a credit card with trip insurance to protect your vacation investment.

Final Thoughts

Cancún is a vacation destination filled with fun activities to do both on and off the resort, so it’s no surprise that you can find resorts that feature water parks for your family’s enjoyment. We hope that this list inspires your next family vacation.

The information regarding the Capital One Venture X Rewards Credit Card was independently collected by Upgraded Points and not provided nor reviewed by the issuer.

For rates and fees of The Platinum Card® from American Express, click here.

Frequently Asked Questions

There are so many great hotels in Cancún and it’s hard to pick which one is best. This list has 10 hotels in Cancún that feature waterparks.

Any hotel with a water park is good for families! In Cancún, there are over 10 hotels with water features to choose from that would be great for a family vacation.

Yes, Hyatt Ziva Cancun does have waterslides. The resort also features a kids’ club and other activities for kids and families.

Cancún’s Moon Palace is made up of 3 resorts. The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun has a water park.

Even if you don’t stay at a resort with a water park, you can still visit a water park during your vacation in Mexico. The Xcaret amusement and water park is a popular water park to visit near Cancún.

About Ashley Onadele

Ashley discovered a love for travel in college that’s continued as her family has grown. She loves showing parents how they can take their families on trips using points and has contributed to numerous publications and podcasts.

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