Take a look at the best kid-friendly hotels in Playa Mujeres.
The luxury, beachfront Finest Playa Mujeres opened in 2015 with a bright, modern look that’s somewhat of a deviation from the ocean-themed styles usually found in the Cancun area. In addition to trendy decor, the 450 rooms have free minibars, flat-screen TVs, espresso makers, and balconies or terraces -- some with ocean views and others with direct pool access. Excellent features here include a chic spa, modern gym, 10 pools, kids’ perks, outdoor activities, and entertainment. The food quality in the 12 all-inclusive restaurants is reportedly quite low and it’s often crowded in the main areas, especially with families and children -- but rates include premium liquor and lobster. For an adult-only experience, travelers might want to consider Le Blanc Spa Resort in the Hotel Zone of Cancun, which offers a better dining experience and quiet ambience.
The Villa Del Palmar is one of the area's best upscale spots for a family-friendly, all-inclusive getaway. It’s in a private resort community to the north of Cancun on a pretty white-sand beach -- although seaweed can be a problem. There are tons of features, including six restaurants, five pools, and a kids' club with its own splash pool. The 415 spacious, homey suites all have kitchenettes or kitchens, plus balconies, many with ocean views. There are a dizzying array of daily activities to partake in (face-painting or tequila tasting anyone?), and some adult-only areas set aside for relaxation. Those who would prefer a family-friendly all-inclusive in the Hotel Zone may want to compare rates with the Paradisus Cancun. Moon Palace is a pricier but even more features-packed option with a surf simulator and larger pool complex.
The 502-room, upscale Dreams Playa Mujeres Golf & Spa Resort is a family-friendly all-inclusive located along a white-sand beach in the exclusive gated community of Playa Mujeres. It's a 30-minute drive from downtown Cancun and Hotel Zone, and although the beach isn't quite as nice as those found in the Hotel Zone, it's pleasant. Ample features include multiple pools -- two infinity pools, six whirlpools, and a water park -- an elegant spa, modern gym, live performances and daily activities, and a golf course. Rooms are contemporary, spacious, and beachy, outfitted with sitting areas, flat-screen TVs, rainfall showers, and whirlpools -- many of the terraces. Some are swim-out or have private pools. All-inclusive rates cover 10 dining and drinking options with French, Japanese, and Mexican fare and top-shelf liquor. Unfortunately, food receives mixed reviews. For a better beach, consider Dreams Sands Cancun.