17 BEST All-Inclusive Family Resorts in Playa Del Carmen

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Aahh, are you daydreaming about the perfect family getaway to a beautiful Caribbean beach? I know the answer to that is YES! That’s why I am here to tell you I have researched for hours on the web to come up with the ultimate list of the most sought-out Playa del Carmen all-inclusive family resorts!

I know how important it is for a family to find a resort with family-friendly activities! Whether you want to play beach volleyball or sit by the poolside while your kids play in the waterpark, this post has a resort for you!

All the best 17 resorts I found, I put into the list arranged depending on the price, from the most expensive to the least expensive, so keep this in mind when checking out the list!

After deciding on a resort, don’t forget to book in advance so as not to miss out on staying in the resort of your dreams!

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Quick Picks for Your Stay

If you need to book fast and don’t have a lot of time to read the whole article, here you have my top 3 recommendations for the best Playa del Carmen all-inclusive family resorts:

1. Palmaïa – holistic wellness retreat for the whole family

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Craving a comprehensive family holiday? This all-inclusive resort in Playa del Carmen is great for a family retreat where you can connect with yourself, with each other, and with nature! While the grown-ups can enjoy yoga classes or guided meditation, the little ones can enjoy fun holistic activities at the kids club the resort offers!

You can use the outdoor pools available to all families or take advantage of the resort’s private beach area and lay down on the white sand beach! To recharge after all these activities, you can eat at the onsite restaurants serving classics as well as vegan or vegetarian meals! The suites are spacious and have all the amenities you may need, such as air conditioning, a flat-screen TV, an attached bathroom with a tub, and a coffee and tea station!

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2. Grand Velas Riviera Maya – enlighten your senses

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Stay in this Playa del Carmen resort on the Riviera Maya and breathe in the Caribbean’s tropical air! This all-inclusive family-friendly resort has many game rooms for kids, as well as a kids club with different activities from video games to cooking! So while your kids are having fun, you can relax at any of the resort’s on-site pools, work out in the fitness center, or get a body treatment at their full-service spa!

This all-suite resort offers 7 different types of suites, all of which are spacious and bright! The suites come with air conditioning, a beautiful view, either of the garden or the ocean, and you’ll get a balcony or a terrace. If you want a private pool, the Nature View Suite with Private Pool Zen Experience type suite is the one that comes with private plunge pools.

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3. Fairmont Mayakoba – for an encounter with nature

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Imagine staying in one of the best all-inclusive resorts, with the jungle and the sea just steps away. Sounds amazing, right? Well, Fairmont Mayakoba is located in an amazing area of Playa del Carmen and has activities for the entire family! With the kids entertained by enjoying at the special children’s pool or playing in the playground, the parents can enjoy a tennis match in any of the tennis courts available for guests.

All the rooms come with marble floors and upscale furniture, but I highly recommend the Camaleon Presidential Suite for big families. This room can host up to 6 guests and comes with a spacious living room, a bathroom with a soaking tub, and an amazing private balcony with a private outdoor pool.

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4. Hotel Xcaret Mexico – an out-of-this-world experience

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This Playa del Carmen resort has nature as part of its decor! Located on the beachfront but still in the middle of the jungle, you will find yourself walking through the Caribbean’s nature gifts! The resort has a private beach area for all guests, multiple pools, and 11 on-site restaurants. If you are wondering if this resort would be fun for your kids, let me tell you, it comes with a water park!

The rooms are cozy and big, all of them come with a flat-screen TV with cable channels and a coffee machine, and depending on the room you choose, you can get a sea view or a garden view. If you’d like your own spa tub, you are in luck because some of the rooms have a jacuzzi tub, so check it out before booking! P.S. Children ages 0 to 5 can stay for free per paying adult.

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5. Andaz Mayakoba – fun for all ages

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This resort has everything you and your family need for the best of family vacations! This resort offers all-inclusive packages and comes with 2 outdoor pools and no less but a pool for kids with water games! Of course, the little ones can join the kids club while you rest at the beach or play tennis! If you are into water sports, snorkeling and canoeing are available for guests! The resort has 5 on-site restaurants, and it offers kids menus!

The rooms look like a dream, with amazing views all around, and amazingly clean and fresh decor. There is a flat-screen TV with cable channels, and some of the rooms come with a private terrace with an ocean view!

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6. Paradisus Playa del Carmen – every detail covered

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Would you believe me if I told you this resort has 27 on-site restaurants? Well, start believing because it covers Asian, Italian, and international cuisine, vegan and vegetarian options, and of course, a kids buffet and kid-friendly options! The resort has an outdoor pool, fitness, and yoga classes, and a kids club.

The biggest room is the Two Bedroom – Master Suite which comes with 2 full beds, a king bed, and 2 sofa beds. There is also a terrace with an outdoor tub and 2 bathrooms with rain showers and a whirlpool tub!

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7. El Dorado Maroma – ideal for small families

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This resort located in Playa del Carmen is ideal for small families, as the biggest rooms can host up to 3 guests. All the rooms are perfect, with amazing views, air conditioning, and a flat-screen TV. Some rooms come with a private pool and a jacuzzi.

This resort has 4 swimming pools open all year and a gorgeous beach just steps away! The fun during the night keeps going with nightly entertainment such as live music and live sports. And to unwind after all the activities, join the spa for a nice treatment!

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8. Paradisus Playa del Carmen – with exceptional activities

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This amazing resort right in Playa del Carmen comes with everything you’d dream of and more! There are so many cool activities and amenities for kids, such as a pirate ship playground with a pool, a kids club to play games, and game rooms! For the parents, there is an adults-only pool, a fitness center with a spa, and water sports such as scuba diving. If you want to enjoy any of the nightly entertainments, you can ask for babysitting services!

The rooms are the next level, with swim-up pools or garden views, you will find all the comfort you and your family need, like modern amenities such as sensory soaking tubs and rain showers! Even the kids also get special amenities for them!

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9. Fairmont Mayakoba – for a chic stay with your family

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This modern resort located just 15 minutes drive from downtown Playa del Carmen will connect you and your family with nature! With the Caribbean Sea just steps away, this family-centered resort has programs like The Discovery Club and Adventure Camp for kids ages 5 to 12 and activities for adults such as windsurfing or using the tennis court for an additional cost. The resort also comes with a swim-up bar and 3 on-site restaurants.

All the rooms come with fantastic views, air conditioning, a private bathroom with a bathtub, and a flat-screen TV. The biggest room can host up to 4 guests.

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10. Andaz Mayakoba – fresh and fashionable

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A stay at this all-inclusive hotel will rejuvenate you and your loved ones, including your pets, since this is a pet-friendly hotel! Located on Playa del Carmen’s beachfront, you can rest and relax in the hotel’s private beach area. The kids can join the kids club, play at the indoor playground during the day, and you can leave them with the babysitting services if you want to have a romantic dinner with your partner at any of the 5 on-site restaurants.

The rooms come with a view, a mini bar, a balcony or terrace, a flat-screen TV with cable channels, and the softest of beds so you can have the loveliest sleep after a long day of having fun!

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11. Viceroy Riviera Maya – for families with teens

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This outstanding resort comes with a kidney-shaped pool, 2 on-site restaurants, and a spa where you can enjoy skin treatments or sit down in the sauna and let all the toxins out! The resort offers many complementary activities like diving and windsurfing.

This is a villa resort, so you will have a lot of privacy if you stay here! Outdoor pools, soaking tubs, outdoor showers, air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, you name it, these villas have it! The resort has a policy where children 12 years old and up are welcomed. On another note, this resort is ideal for families of 4 as the biggest rooms can host 4 guests!

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12. Grand Hyatt Playa del Carmen Resort – modern and classy

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What a hip and modern resort to stay with your family and admire the Riviera Maya! Located by the beachfront and with Playa del Carmen beach just steps away, this resort would be perfect for families looking to connect with nature and each other! Whether you want to enjoy the swimming pools or drop off your kids at the kids club while you take a break with your partner, this resort has your back!

I highly recommend the Club Queen Room with Two Queen Beds – Ocean View – it is one of their biggest rooms (hosts 4 people) and comes with a private bathroom, air conditioning, and a balcony with amazing ocean views!

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13. Occidental at Xcaret Destination – simple yet classic

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This resort was clearly designed to accommodate families! From amazing water activities for kids, such as scuba diving lessons among other kid’s club activities and playrooms, to fun for adults like on-site nightclubs or bars with a disco! On top of this, the resort has seven swimming pools, a spa with a fitness center, and bike rentals!

Check out the deluxe double rooms only designed for families. There are 2 types of them, one which can host 2 adults and 1 child, and the other one can host 2 adults and 2 children. Both rooms come with a balcony, air conditioning, and a flat-screen TV!

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14. The Royal Haciendas Resort & Spa – with rustic decor

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This resort is an amazing option for families looking for a relaxed rustic ambiance to spend their family holidays! The property comes with several swimming pools, including adults-only pools, kids swimming pools, and a lazy river. There is an indoor playground for children in the facilities of the hotel as well. The adults can enjoy a fabulous spa treatment or relax in Turkish baths.

All the suites come with a private kitchen or kitchenette, a flat-screen TV, and air conditioning, some of the rooms come with an outdoor jacuzzi. Some of the family rooms can host up to 4 people, 2 of them being children who can stay for free in the room.

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15. Grand Sunset Princess – for a Zen experience

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Zen in at this resort and make use of all the services available at the spa, for example, wellness packages, foot massages, and body scrub, or even use the fitness center and be guided by a personal trainer. But, listen, your kids can have fun as well at the water playground or at the kids club, while teenagers can join the teen club. If the parents still feel with energy after a full day of activities, they are welcome to go to the resort’s on-site nightclub!

The suites are simple but have all the amenities necessary to make your vacation a breeze, comfy beds, bathtubs, and good views! P.S. There is a room with a private pool, but only kids 13+ can stay there.

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16. Princess Family Club Riviera – clubs for the whole family

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Your entire family will thank you if you stay in this resort! With all family-centered activities, this cute resort has a kids club with fun programs for kids, a teens club with cool activities, and a family club for the whole family! The dining rooms are themed for kids, and there is a restaurant with an old-fashioned diner-style everyone will love!

All the rooms this resort offers are family rooms and can host families of 5! They come with toiletries and amenities for adults and for kids, and a bathtub! Other cool amenities you can find are a flat-screen TV, a mini bar, and free Wi-Fi!

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17. Viva Wyndham Azteca – discover the Riviera Maya

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Such a colorful and picturesque resort to spend a fantastic holiday with your family! Located by the beachfront, it comes with 2 pools, one suitable for adults and another one for kids. But there is more: the hotel has a kids program as well as a fitness center and spa treatments for adults. All the meals consumed at any of the 4 on-site restaurants are covered by the all-inclusive fee!

There are 7 types of rooms starting from 3 up to 4 guests. All the rooms have a patio or a balcony, air conditioning, a flat-screen TV, and a lovely view of either the garden, the ocean, or the pool!

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🛎️ Best luxury hotel:Palmaïa
🧒 Best kids hotel:Paradisus Playa del Carmen
🌊 Top hotel with a view:Grand Velas Riviera Maya
🏖️ Best hotel with a private beach:Hotel Xcaret Mexico

FAQs about Playa del Carmen all-inclusive family resorts

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🌡️ When is the best time to visit Playa del Carmen?

The months of April and May are the best time to visit because there are fewer people vacationing and the temperature goes around 70°F to 80 °F (21°C to 27°C).

👪 Is Playa del Carmen a good destination for families?

Of course! Your entire family will thank you for a holiday in this paradisiac destination. In this post, you have 17 amazing options for accommodation, but I highly recommend The Royal Haciendas and Grand Sunset Princess.

🧒 Which resorts come with waterparks for kids?

Many of the resorts I’ve mentioned come with a water park! Here are 2 of my favorites: Hotel Xcaret Mexico, and Andaz Mayakoba.

🏖️ Is Cancun nicer than Playa del Carmen?

Both are astonishing destinations, but Cancun is better for couples while Playa del Carmen is better for families.

Conclusion

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It’s a wrap, folks! I’ve covered a wide range of options for all budgets and all tastes for a cool and wholesome family vacation in the best Playa del Carmen all-inclusive family resorts!

If you want my honest opinion, all of these resorts are just wonderful, and I’d be more than happy to stay in any of them, but if you want to know my absolute 2 favorites, those are:

  • Palmaïa – I love that it is centered in wellness and sustainability. On top of that, holistic activities are offered to adults and kids!
  • Paradisus Playa del Carmen – I feel like it would be so much fun to stay at this resort as a grown-up or as a kid! So many activities for all ages!

Which of these resorts in Playa del Carmen was your favorite? Let me know in the comments, and then quickly go and book your hotel room! Booking in advance is the smart thing to do if you want to get the best rates and reserve the room of your dreams!

Until the next family adventure,

Daniela


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