Are you looking for an epic water park in Cancun? Well, there are a number of luxury family hotels with huge pools, slides, lazy rivers, and water activities, right on their property. Your kids will love it! Surrounded by the Caribbean Sea, you’ll even have access to pristine beaches at some resorts. Of course, there will be many other amenities and activities to explore. We’ll cover the best Cancun family resorts with water parks. But before we dive into each resort, here are a few tips to make sure you choose the right place.

Best All-Inclusive Cancun Resorts

  • Hyatt Ziva CancunThe waterpark, pools, and activities are all included here. But what really sets it apart from other resorts is its delicious food. Overall, guests have enjoyed the food plus the friendly service. On top of that, drinks are unlimited, although staying here does come with a price.
  • Moon Palace The Grand Cancun – Like Hyatt, this is a fantastic 5-star resort with all-inclusive stays. While the food may not be as good as Hyatt’s, most guests do enjoy the range. They also have a lot more activities compared to other hotels.
  • Wyndham Alltra Cancun – The all-inclusive package here is much more affordable compared to the 5-star resorts. More importantly, they still have a good range of food from the 10 restaurants and bars.

Best Cancun Family Suites

  • Royalton Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa – For the most luxurious family vacation, we recommend the Oceanfront Luxury 3-Bedroom Chairman Suite. With six beds, it’s big enough for ten guests. The living area is massive, plus you’ll have epic sea views from the balcony. A couple of other highlights include the pool table and private spa bath.
  • Moon Palace The Grand Cancun – The Grand Deluxe Family accommodation is ideal for a family of six. With three beds, a large outdoor terrace, and two hot tubs, it’s enough to satisfy most guests. If you want to go all out, check out the Grand Presidential Suite.

Facilities to Consider

  • Waterslides – You’ll find the best water slides in Cancun at Dreams Playa Mujeres and Crown Paradise Club. These two resorts have slides with the most twists and turns. 
  • Lazy Rivers – The lazy river at Dreams Playa Mujeres is 600 feet of refreshing relaxation. Float along on your raft, while water curtains and jets cool you off along the way.
  • Splash ParksRoyalton Riviera Cancun and Crown Paradise Club have two of the best splash parks for kids. They have animal features, castles, pirate ships, mushroom fountains, and mini waterslides.
  • Infinity Pools – If you’re looking for infinity pools, Hyatt Ziva Cancun and Dreams Playa Mujeres are the best choices. Each hotel has at least two infinity pools. But it can still get crowded, especially during peak holiday periods.
  • Swim Up Rooms – At Wyndham Alltra Cancun, they have Junior Suites with swim-up access to an infinity pool. Hyatt Ziva has even more room options including Double Rooms and Master King Rooms.

Most Affordable Waterpark Resorts

  • Seadust Cancun Family ResortSeadust Resort is ideal for travelers on a budget. The all-inclusive Luxury Suites offer the best value, especially if you visit from April to June. It may be a little out of season but you may find rates as low as $267 USD per night.
  • All Ritmo Cancun Resort & Water ParkThis is a decent option if you’re looking for a cheap all-inclusive stay. Choose the Marina View Suite and enjoy the pools, the water park, and lots of great food at surprisingly good value. Between April and June, you may find rates as low as $229 USD.

1. Hyatt Ziva Cancun

Located at the tip of the Hotel Zone, Hyatt Ziva is almost completely surrounded by clear waters. The resort has a huge range of activities designed for families. Kids will love the small water park with mini slides and a tipping bucket. While the adults can look forward to live shows, yoga classes, and the relaxing oceanfront spa. Their infinity pool is another amazing spot to relax. Try booking one of the swim-up rooms so you can jump straight into the pool. With 11 restaurants and lounges on the property, there’ll always be a variety of food.

  • Guest Reviews: The room was amazing. The food and drinks were excellent. We loved the pools and the two beaches.
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Rooms: Club Corner Suites
  • Address: Blvd. Kukulcan, Manzana 51, Lote. 7, 77500 Cancún, Mexico

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2. Dreams Vista Cancun Golf & Spa Resort

At Dreams Vista Cancun Golf & Spa Resort, family fun meets tropical luxury. This beachfront paradise has three heated pools, a kid’s water park, and spectacular ocean views. With spacious rooms, nightly entertainment, and exciting activities for kids and adults, it’s a dreamy escape for all ages. There’s a classy range of restaurants and bars too. Add exceptional service and a stunning golf course, this resort is the perfect family getaway.

  • Guest Reviews: The suite was perfect and the kids loved the water park.
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Rooms: Deluxe Family Suites
  • Address: Lote 1-03 – Manzana 12 Supermanza 84 , 77520 Cancún, Mexico

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3. Dreams Playa Mujeres Golf & Spa Resort

If you have teenagers looking for an adrenaline rush, this is the best Cancun resort. Its pool area features hot tubs, lazy rivers, two infinity pools, and a water park with huge spiraling waterslides. Your family will love the Dolphin Habitat too where you can see dolphins up close. The resort also features live entertainment and an array of gourmet dining options. Although there have been comments from guests about improving the food quality.

  • Guest Reviews: The suite was nice and spacious. Our kids loved the pools, the beach, and the waterslides.
  • Rooms: Junior Suites Swim-out Ocean Views
  • Best Rooms: Two-bedroom Villa
  • Address: Lote RTH-8-PM-II, Lte1, Mza1, Sm3, 77400 Cancún, Mexico

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4. Wyndham Alltra Cancun

This all-inclusive resort and spa will ensure a truly memorable and fulfilled holiday. Wyndham Alltra Cancun has a water park with waterslides and fun pirate-themed features. They also have a Camp Jack program that provides more engaging activities for children. This includes arts & crafts and beach games. Adults will love this resort too as there are plenty of cabanas and hammocks to relax. For food and drinks, there are several restaurants and bars on-site. The most popular is VENTANAS, an international buffet open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

  • Guest Reviews: Our room was perfect, it opened right onto the beach and had its own cabana. The pool was very nice too.
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Best Rooms: Presidential Suite
  • Address: Boulevard Kulkulkan Km 11.5, 77500 Cancún, Mexico

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5. Moon Palace The Grand Cancun

Nestled in the Quintana Roo Region, The Grand at Moon Palace will take care of all your needs in a true paradise-like ambiance. A private beach area, elegant rooms, and inviting restaurants are just a part of what will make your stay enjoyable. Its huge water park is a world of its own and your kids will love it! Test your surfing skills at the Flowrider Wave stimulator or have a race down the steep waterslides. For more family fun, head to the lounge with arcade games, or play golf on the resort’s private courses. They also have a range of restaurants including Asian, Italian, Indian, and of course Mexican cuisines.

  • Guest Reviews: The room was big and comfortable a perfect 10/10. Our whole family really enjoyed the water park.
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Rooms: Grand Presidential Suite
  • Address: Carretera Cancun-Chetumal Km. 36.5, Riviera Maya, Cancun, QROO,, 77500 Cancún, Mexico

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This 5-star family resort will give you the vacation experience you’ve always imagined. You’ll have direct access to the beach and magnificent ocean views from the rooms. Your kids will be thrilled with the pirate ship water park and activities at the Star Camp. Other activities include tennis, soccer, and volleyball courts. And at night, there’s live music, dancing, and magic shows. You’ll love the food as well, especially the resort’s beachfront restaurants. The most popular is Antiguo Laguito Buffet. But if you’re looking for an experience, head to Naga Hibachi Japanese Restaurant for fun Teppanyaki.

  • Guest Reviews: Our room with the ocean view was perfect. The beach and the pools were fantastic.
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Rooms: Villas with Private Pools
  • Address: Boulevard Kukulcan KM.17 Zona Hotelera, 77500 Cancún, Mexico 

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7. Royal Solaris Cancun

Royal Solaris Cancun is a stunning family resort overlooking Nichupte Lagoon or the Caribbean Sea. Pretty much all the room will have some water views. They have live-themed shows and sports, but more importantly, the kids will love the animal-themed water park. During the day, they have supervised activities for children too. Have a drink or a delightful bite at one of the on-site restaurants open from 6:30am to 10pm. Being an all-inclusive resort, you can eat as much as you want. Choose from a Japanese sushi bar, Italian pizza, or just eat everything at their Mexican buffets. 

  • Guest Reviews: We were very impressed with the all-inclusive. Lots of fun activities at the pools for families.
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Best Rooms: Deluxe Rooms
  • Address: Blvd. Kukulcan Km. 20.5. Lote. 64 2a etapa. Sección A, Zona Hotelera, 77500 Cancún, Mexico 

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8. Seadust Cancun Family Resort 

Excitement for all ages can be found at this all-inclusive beachfront resort. But the Treasure Island water park is the biggest attraction here. Other activities include minigolf, zip lines, and wall climbing. You’ll find entertainment at night too with professional art shows. If you need more time to yourself, let your kids play safely at the Baby or Kids Club. Teens will find their fun retreat at the PlayRoom. The resort also features 11 restaurants and bars, as well as luxurious spa amenities for the ultimate relaxation.

  • Guest Reviews: We had a great room with views of the ocean. The pool and the water park were great for the kids.
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Rooms: Family Suites
  • Address: Boulevard Kululcan Km 17 Lote 52 04, 77500 Cancún, Mexico 

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9. Royalton Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa 

Hours of fun at the pool, water sports, or pure relaxation at the spa, you’ll find it at Royalton Riviera! A spacious splash park with animal features and mushroom fountains will make your kids want to stay here forever. You’ll feel the same after you stay at one of the fully-appointed suites with a hot tub and sweeping ocean views. For drinks, there are a number of vibrant bars on-site, including a swim-up bar. Savor local and international cuisine at one of the resort’s nine restaurants. This is another fun resort ideal for families with young kids.

  • Guest Reviews: We loved the luxury suite with the jacuzzi and our own butler. There was a great kid’s pool and the food was fantastic.
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Rooms: Luxury Chairman Suites
  • Address: Carretera Federal 307 Tulum-Cancun Km 332,15, SM31, MZ 03 77500, 77500 Puerto Morelos, Mexico

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10. Crown Paradise Club Cancun

This beautiful all-inclusive Cancun hotel provides comfortable rooms and numerous family-friendly amenities. They all have balconies so you can enjoy the stunning beachfront views. Most families come here for the exciting water park and relaxing pools. If you have teenagers, they’ll love the winding water slides, while toddlers have a whole splash park to themselves. This section includes a pirate ship, castle, and 9 mini water slides. You can also enjoy a poolside massage or soak in the sun-kissed hot tub. At night, choose from five specialty on-site restaurants, then enjoy the evening live show.

  • Guest Reviews: Our room was a great value for the price. The food, especially the seafood restaurant was delicious.
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Rooms: Standard Family Rooms
  • Address: Boulevard Kukulcan Km 18.5, 77500 Cancún, Mexico

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11. All Ritmo Cancun Resort & Water Park

All Ritmo Cancun is a cheaper hotel on the beachfront. The rooms here are quite spacious, however, they do look dated. If you’re spending most of your time outdoors though, you can look past the rooms. They have a fun water park with a tipping bucket, mushroom fountains, and waterslides. While your kids are playing, you can relax at the poolside Oasis bar. The pool is also visible from the charming El Palmar restaurant that features daily themes such as Italian and Mexican nights.

  • Guest Reviews: Lots of onsite activities, including a great little water park. The restaurants and bars were fantastic. Great beach too.
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Best Rooms: Two-bedroom Apartments
  • Address: Carretera Pto. Juarez-Pta Sam, 77500 Cancún, Mexico 

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Best Cancun Suites

Cancun Water Park HotelsBest Rooms
Hyatt Ziva CancunClub Corner Suites
Dreams Vista Cancun Golf & Spa ResortDeluxe Family Suites
Dreams Playa Mujeres Golf & Spa ResortJunior Suites Swim-out Ocean Views
Wyndham Alltra CancunPresidential Suite
Moon Palace The Grand CancunGrand Presidential Suite
Iberostar Selection CancunVillas with Private Pools
Royal Solaris CancunDeluxe Rooms
Seadust Cancun Family ResortFamily Suites
Royalton Riviera Cancun Resort & SpaLuxury Chairman Suites
Crown Paradise Club CancunStandard Family Rooms
All Ritmo Cancun Resort & Water ParkTwo-bedroom Apartments

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