By Jared Benoff | Published on August 1, 2023

If you’re looking for a family-friendly resort for a destination wedding, Cancun has plenty of options to choose from.

With daily activities, entertainment, and excellent facilities, kid-friendly destination weddings promise plenty of fun.

In this article, we’ll look at some of the best family-friendly resorts in Mexico, with everything you need to know for your dream destination wedding.

The Grand at Moon Palace

grand at moon palace - family friendly - destination wedding - mexicoWhen it comes to luxury family resorts in Mexico, the Grand at Moon Palace Cancun ticks all the boxes.

Guests of all ages will enjoy this impressive resort with gourmet dining, high-end accommodations, and daily entertainment.

Make a splash in one of the outdoor swimming pools, followed by an afternoon stroll on the beach. The Awe Spa offers rejuvenating wellness treatments and a reviving hydrotherapy session for adults.

Key Amenities

  • 27-hole golf course
  • 12 gourmet restaurants with everything from authentic Italian cuisine to delectable Pan-Asian dishes
  • Family-friendly amenities, including a baby puree menu, a bounce zone, and a fun splash zone

Wedding Highlights

  • Nine exclusive wedding venues, including the Meditation Garden (for up to 80 guests) and the Toucan Gazebo (for up to 100 guests)
  • Beautiful beach locations for weddings of all sizes
  • A selection of wedding packages with room upgrades for the special couple
  • The hotel’s in-house bakery, where couples can enjoy a special cake-tasting session upon arrival
  • Compelling wedding incentives for the couple, especially if you’re planning a large wedding (100+ guests)

Best for: Large, multigenerational wedding groups

The Grand at Moon Palace is one of our most popular wedding venues near Cancun. You can read our team’s review here to find out why.

Hotel Xcaret

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With an outstanding reputation, Hotel Xcaret is arguably one of Mexico’s best luxury family resorts. 

The resort features 900 suites, 11 restaurants, three gyms, tennis courts, and a world-class spa.  

It boasts a unique All ‘fun’ Inclusive concept with free access to the Grupo Xcaret parks, which includes everything from fun-filled water parks to unforgettable zip-lining adventures. 

Guests can also hop on the ferry from Cancun to Isla Mujeres – an idyllic island paradise famed for its pristine beaches and turquoise waters.

Back at the resort, you’ll enjoy high-end accommodations and a gorgeous setting with spectacular views of the Caribbean Sea. 

Key Amenities

  • 900 individually designed suites housed across five innovative buildings, inspired by one of the five elements
  • 11 gourmet restaurants, including a trendy Japanese grill and a vegan restaurant set within a charismatic cave
  • The state-of-the-art Muluk Spa with fabulous wellness treatments, including a soothing back massage and agave body exfoliation
  • An idyllic setting in the heart of Riviera Maya, just 10 minutes from Playa del Carmen

Wedding Highlights

  • Spectacular wedding locations with white-sand beaches surrounded by the jungle
  • The lucky couple and all wedding guests will enjoy complimentary access to Xcaret, Xel-Há, Xplor, Xplor Fuego, Xavage, Xoximilco, Xenses, and Xenotes for unforgettable adventures 
  • Exclusive amenities for the newlyweds including a romantic breakfast the morning after the ceremony, a complimentary room upgrade, early check-in, and a 15% discount at Muluk Spa for all wedding guests
  • Stunning wedding venues across the Xcaret parks, including a hacienda or a chapel with a cenote

Best for: Adventurous couples looking for a unique wedding

Hard Rock Riviera Maya

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With a tropical setting nestled along a white sandy beach, Hard Rock Riviera Maya boasts world-class hospitality and sleek accommodation for all the family.

Kids will adore the pool area, complete with a thrilling water park. The onsite kids’ club is packed with exciting activities, offering an excellent opportunity for parents to escape to the private beach for some R&R

Families will enjoy endless fun with a bowling alley, laser tag, golf, gaming lounge, and more. 

Key Amenities

  • A private white-sand beach dotted along the Caribbean Sea where guests can take part in a range of watersports from kayaking to snorkeling
  • Daily activities and entertainment, including laser tag, bowling, and the Hard Rock Roxity Kids Club
  • Numerous swimming pools with swim-up bars, a splash area, and sleek sun loungers

Wedding Highlights

  • The hotel’s five unique wedding packages, including the Free Spirit – a bohemian beach celebration for up to 32 guests
  • The minimony package, an intimate wedding for couples with up to 8 guests
  • Seven unique wedding venues with something to suit all styles and preferences
  • Unlock free wedding events when you book a certain number of rooms 

Best for: Couples wanting to celebrate with kids and enjoy non-stop entertainment and activities before and after the wedding.

The Modern Enchantment wedding package at Hard Rock Riviera Maya is one of our top choices for wedding packages under $15,000. You can read more about the offering here

Dreams Playa Mujeres Golf & Spa Resort

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Dreams Playa Mujeres Golf & Spa Resort offers the perfect combination of relaxation and family fun at a peaceful location along a private beach in a gated community. 

Soar down the waterslides, chill out on the beach, or choose from various activities, including archery, Caribbean dance classes, and non-motorized watersports. 

If you like to spend your days by the pool, there are two infinity pools, two children’s pools, a waterpark, and six outdoor hot tubs.

When it’s time for a break, head to the Spa by Pevonia for a rejuvenating couples’ massage, aromatherapy, and beauty treatments. 

Key Amenities

  • 500 luxury rooms and suites, with something to suit everyone
  • Seven restaurants, one cafe, and two snack bars where you can make the most of All Inclusive dining 
  • The Dreams Spa by Pevonia, a tranquil retreat spanning 16,000 square feet with a hydrotherapy circuit, sauna, steam room, treatment rooms, and a nutritious snack bar
  • Fun-filled entertainment day and night with everything from live shows to traditional cooking classes

Wedding Highlights

  • The resort has one of the best wedding teams in Mexico that will ensure that your day runs smoothly from start to finish
  • Five bespoke wedding packages tailored to your individual needs, including the Beyond Memorable package (One of our favorites!)
  • A selection of family-friendly wedding venues, from idyllic beachfront ceremonies to grand ballroom receptions

Best for: Large weddings with an expert team of on-site wedding coordinators

Margaritaville Island Reserve Riviera Cancun

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Laidback Caribbean vibes and a spectacular beachfront location define the Margaritaville Island Reserve Riviera Cancun, a gorgeous hotel with a laid-back charm. 

Fill up on fresh tacos at Rita’s Taco House, enjoy premium dining at Frank and Lola’s, or sip on margaritas at 5 o’clock somewhere – one of the resort’s go-to bars.

With luxury amenities and a peaceful atmosphere, it is a particularly good choice for families with older kids looking to relax.

Key Amenities

  • Caribbean-inspired rooms and suites with colorful interiors and tropical surroundings
  • An impressive spa and wellness area complete with romantic couples’ treatments and an exclusive bridal suite
  • Live music and entertainment, including beach bonfires, karaoke nights, acoustic sessions, reggae performances, Latin dance classes, and more
  • A fantastic range of activities with kayaking, paddle boarding, sunrise yoga, Spanish lessons, and cultural cooking classes

Wedding Highlights

  • The Love Song Wedding Experience with a premium wedding location, private reception, a cocktail party, couples’ massage, a group welcome dinner, farewell brunch, and a candlelit dinner on the beach for the happy couple
  • The Beach Gazebo – a perfect spot for memorable beach ceremonies
  • Enjoying panoramic sea views from the Sky Wedding venue, a spectacular space seating up to 80 guests

Best for: Weddings with older kids and teens

Nickelodeon Riviera Maya

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When it comes to resorts in Mexico, Nickelodeon Riviera Maya is hands down one of the best family-friendly hotels for a destination wedding. 

Little kids will be entertained from the moment they wake up with a huge water park inspired by famous Nickelodeon characters. 

Paw Patrol characters and Dora the Explorer roam the hotel grounds, while guests can also enjoy themed accommodations like the SpongeBob SquarePants Pineapple Suite.

The resort also boasts many relaxing opportunities, including an oceanfront swimming pool and a serene spa with rejuvenating massages, facials, and body treatments.

There are five unique restaurants to choose from when it comes to dining. The swim-up bar serves tropical mocktails and cocktails for both adults and children, while the Snick Lounge is a 90s-inspired bar with a gaming lounge.

Overall, this five-star resort does have something for everyone, with fun for the little ones and a sense of nostalgia for the adults.

Key Amenities

  • 280 themed swim-up family suites, with two bathrooms in every room
  • Five vibrant restaurants with 1990s nostalgia at the Good Burger and succulent world cuisine at The Yacht Club
  • The Aqua Nick six-acre water park with 21 slides, a Lazy River, and an exhilarating Adventure River
  • Nickelodeon Place, where children can meet and greet their favorite characters or let loose at Club Nick with a giant ball pit, arts and crafts, and exciting science experiments 
  • The onsite spa, where adults can take some time out and indulge in a reviving couples’ massage

Wedding Highlights

  • Five unique wedding styles from vintage elegance to pure glamor
  • The Memorable Moments Signature Wedding Collection includes a romantic ceremony, welcome drinks, decor, a semi-private dinner, a gourmet couple’s honeymoon package, and signature services for guests
  • A memorable wedding, safe in the knowledge that younger guests will be entertained the moment they arrive

Best for: Weddings with young children and couples who are big kids at heart

Dreams Natura Resort & Spa

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Nestled along a pristine beach, Dreams Natura is a luxury family resort in Riviera Cancun. 

As an AAA four-diamond resort, you can expect the best in hospitality. 

Just a short drive from Cancun International Airport, Dreams Natura offers ease and convenience for guests looking to unwind in beautiful surroundings.

Cruise down the lazy river or make a splash on the water slides. 

There’s also a kids’ club, live stage shows, cocktail-making classes, and a whole range of family fun.

With over a dozen dining facilities, your tastebuds will never be bored. 

Enjoy a laid-back family atmosphere at the Bluewater Grill, or opt for an elegant French dining experience at Bordeaux. 

When it’s time to explore, the hotel’s concierge will have you covered with an exciting range of cultural excursions. 

Key Amenities

  • A wide selection of restaurants and bars, from fresh seafood to Pan Asian cuisine
  • Dreams Spa by Pevonia is designed to look like a mystical cenote with a hydrotherapy circuit, sauna, steam room, juice bar, and bridal suites (A couple recently hosted their after-party down there!) 
  • Four swimming pools, including an adults-only area
  • A children’s splash park and a family water park with thrilling slides and a lazy river

Wedding Highlights

  • 12 unique wedding venues with customizable packages to suit your needs
  • A classic beachfront ceremony or unforgettable wedding reception on the infinity swimming pool
  • Fantastic honeymoon, newlywed and anniversary offers
  • Excellent photography and videography packages to capture those special moments

Best for: Luxury weddings at a new resort

Grand Velas Riviera Maya

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The Grand Velas Riviera Maya is a luxurious choice for families with young children, as the resort offers a baby concierge, a kids’ club, and endless activities for all ages. 

Grand Velas offers a picture-perfect setting, surrounded by a tropical jungle and an azure coastline. This property is separated into three resorts, including one just for families.

From the moment you arrive, this family-friendly resort has you covered with a baby concierge that can arrange stroller hire, bottles, pacifiers, and other infant necessities. 

Children aged 4-12 can participate in various activities with arts and crafts, board games, and more. 

For older kids, there’s the Teen Club with discos, video games, and a non-alcoholic bar.

All suites at the resort include a private Jacuzzi where parents can relax and unwind as the sun goes down. 

The hotel even has a professional babysitting service for parents wanting some time at the spa. Here, you can indulge in the hotel’s renowned hydrotherapy circuit, complete with a clay room, ice room, polar pool, and sensory showers. 

Key Amenities

  • 491 spacious suites, with Jacuzzi tubs and cozy lounge areas, close to the hotel’s kids’ club
  • Eight total restaurants and three family-friendly restaurants with everything from a la carte Mexican cuisine to hearty Italian dishes
  • A beautiful spa and wellness center, which Forbes Travel awarded five stars
  • Unforgettable activities, including a snorkeling tour, kayaking, or a dolphin encounter (additional fees apply).

Wedding Highlights

  • Guests can choose between three different experiences depending on whether they’re looking for a romantic getaway, family fun, or total relaxation
  • Eight fabulous wedding venues from the Zen Garden to the Ocean Terrace (for guests of 12 years and over)
  • Unique services, including menu tastings, flower arrangements, and live music

Best for: Luxurious weddings with guests of all ages who would benefit from one of the hotel’s three resorts

Royalton Splash Riviera Cancun

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Just 25 minutes from Cancun airport, the Royalton Splash is a brand-new hotel with something for the whole family. Discover seven restaurants, five bars, numerous swimming pools, and more. Families will love the facilities, with laser tag, an indoor trampoline park, and an extensive water park.

Race the kids on a waterslide, chill out at the swimming pool, or fill up on delectable delicacies at one of the gourmet restaurants. Selections has an international buffet with a specially dedicated kids’ area, while Mexicana Cantina focuses on bold Mexican flavors with Californian, Spanish, and Texan influences.

If you’re in need of some R&R, The Royal Spa welcomes you to rest and recharge with facials, massages, and revitalizing body treatments.

Key Amenities

  • A water park with thrilling slides and a wave pool
  • Seven restaurants with everything from authentic local cuisine to Asian Fusion dishes
  • Excellent family-friendly facilities including laser tag, beach volleyball, bowling, paddle boarding, and a Kids’ Club

Wedding Highlights

  • Affordable packages from intimate celebrations to large guest lists
  • The ‘Just the Two of Us package for couples who want to keep it simple with dinner on the beach, sparkling wine, and a wedding cake for two
  • ‘The Mexican Experience’ add-on with a live mariachi band, tequila tasting, and a traditional Mexican dinner 

Best for: Couples on a budget who don’t want to sacrifice the details

Finest Playa Mujeres

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Finest Playa Mujeres is an exclusive hotel offering luxury experiences for guests of all ages. 

Putting families at the forefront, Finest Playa Mujeres Hotel has everything you need for a memorable destination wedding.

Families will enjoy access to high chairs, baby monitors, bottle sterilizers, and freshly made purees for a stress-free stay. 

For couples who want a romantic meal together, the hotel also offers a breakfast and dinner time daycare alongside its usual kids’ club. 

For something extra special, the One spa features kids’ treatments with mini-massages and fruit scrubs that can be enjoyed alongside Mom or Dad. 

When it’s time to eat, there are plenty of options, from prime-cut steaks to freshly caught lobster, accompanied by peaceful pool views. 

Key Amenities

  • An exquisite spa with immersion pools, hydrotherapy circuit, sauna, steam room, and kids’ treatments
  • Impressive dining facilities, including gluten-free and vegetarian options
  • 14 bars and lounges, including the Sweet Corner, which serves everything from cupcakes to ice-cream

Wedding Highlights

  • High-end wedding packages with spectacular views
  • Unique wedding receptions with beach dinners, fireworks, and indoor pyrotechnics
  • Special finishing touches like bridal hair styling, photography, videography, and live entertainment

Best for: A luxury wedding surrounded by the whole family on one of our favorite beaches in Mexico

Recap: Best Family-Friendly Resorts for a Destination Wedding in Mexico

If you’re looking for a family-friendly resort for a destination wedding, Mexico is brimming with exciting venue options. 

From thrilling water parks to tranquil spas for adults, these hotels offer a little something for everyone. 

Choosing a resort that caters to families is important if you want kids as part of your destination wedding celebration. 

With kids’ clubs, live entertainment, and fun-filled activities, your guests will have everything they need for a memorable stay.

Need help planning? 

Our experienced wedding planners at Destination Weddings by Vacationeeze are with you every step of the way.

With decades of experience planning hundreds of weddings, our team understands what couples are looking for and how to navigate working with the resorts. 

Our dedicated team will work with all your friends and family so you can focus on planning your dream wedding.

Ready to start planning your big day?

Call us at 215-454-2070 or get in touch with us here

Looking forward to chatting soon! 

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About The Author

Jared Benoff

Jared is a certified destination wedding travel advisor and has been recognized as a top agent by Palace Resorts, Karisma Resorts, Lomas Hospitality, and Hyatt Inclusive Collection.

He caught the travel bug early in his life as his parents (the founders of Vacationeeze!) instilled a passion for travel and adventure in him and his siblings.


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