There’s something magical about Mexico. The cuisine is to die for, the culture rich, and the sea spellbinding. As you begin to imagine your travels for next year, put Mexico on the list. Whether you go for Cancun, Riviera Maya, Playa del Carmen or any other beloved spots, there is no bad choice. Make it easy on yourself and go for an all-inclusive option. The choices for families are vast. Here are just a few of them to inspire you to pack your bags.

Club Med Cancun

Club Med is the only Cancun resort with three private beachfront spaces. You and your family will have your fill of wet fun, be it sailing, scuba diving, water games, lounging at the family pool and more. Feeling adventurous? There’s the flying trapeze and archery. If on the other hand your mood is chill, there are private oceanfront massages on the beach. Check out the family programs that offer all manner of entertainment, be it sandcastle competitions, mini golf, and treasure hunts.

Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres Resort & Spa

You can’t go wrong with more than 3,200 feet of coastline, white sand and aqua waters. Consider the Family Selection at Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres Resort & Spa. Think of it as a hotel inside of a hotel, catering specifically to families with premium accommodations. Enjoy personalized services for the entire family in a privileged section of the resort, with 80 suites dedicated to the area. Amenities include private check-in and check-out, a personal Family Host assistant throughout the stay, a welcome kit for children and preferential restaurant reservations. Families have the option of staying at the Family Selection Ambassador Suite, giving families more room, more luxuries and more comfort. While temporarily closed during the pandemic, there are baby, mini and junior clubs to keep a smile on your children’s faces, be it X-box, video games, pool table for the teens, art room, trampoline, kiddie park and more for those 4-12. For tennis lovers, there’s the Rafa Nadal Tennis Centre on property. There are three pools, swim-up bars and a kid’s water park.

Grand Residences Riviera Cancun

Whether you’re 2 or 92, at the Grand Residences there’s something for you. Three themes prevail––culinary, adventure and relaxation. The resort’s vast array of amenities (i.e., pillow choice option, bottle of tequila or mezcal in every room) and activities, cultural experiences for younger guests at the drop-off Kids Club, cooking and mixology classes, yoga on the beach, bike tour, offers big fun for all. Another plus, the resort works alongside local tour operators that help craft personalized snorkel, cenote and water experiences to allow families to get back to enjoying nature––including exploring the world’s second largest coral reef that’s a quick drive from Grand Residences. Private roundtrip car service to and from the airport is included for all guests.

The Black Bass Lodge, Punta Abreojos

Are you looking for an off-the-grid experience? The Black Bass Lodge is for you. If you like, you can book the beachfront villa, (it sleeps up to 14 with four private rooms) and have the place to yourselves. The price includes a private chef, all meals and cleaning service. This locale is ideal for whale watching, hiking, biking, horseback riding, remote fishing, surfing, exploring tide pools and walks along the beach. Need to find your Zen? A private yoga instructor is available upon request.

Playa Viva, Juluchuca

Mega resorts aren’t for everyone. This boutique, family and dog-friendly resort is on a private beach. It’s home to a turtle sanctuary. Watch baby turtles get released into the ocean. The kids can boogie board, make sandcastles and visit the farm to collect eggs for breakfast and feed the pigs. The onsite farm/garden provides much of the food served. The entire family will enjoy horseback riding on the beach, kayaking in a lagoon, learning to surf or snorkeling in nearby reefs. Parents can begin their day with complimentary morning yoga. The setting is serene. The hotel is at the base of the Sierra Madre Mountains on the Pacific Coast of Mexico and has 200 acres of nature preserve. When you’re ready to relax, the spa awaits. Also on property, cooking lessons, shore fishing, hiking trails. Nearby excursions include snorkeling, shopping, and more.

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