EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW
ABOUT FAMILY HOLIDAYS IN CANCUN
If gorgeous white-sand beaches, glitzy seafront bars and an abundance of fun-loving activities are on your travel checklist, then our fabulous family holidays in Cancun are sure to tick all of the boxes. Stay in all-inclusive luxury a stones throw away from crystal-clear seas and you’re set to explore what this magical destination has to offer.
Find out about the top 15 things to do in Cancun, for a fantastic holiday you'll remember.
WHERE TO STAY: MOON PALACE CANCUN
Moon Palace Cancun is a gorgeous all-inclusive Golf & Spa Resort located on a white-sand beach that overlooks the glittering Caribbean Sea. Its tropical surroundings and fantastic facilities make it a top choice for families, with seven splash-tastic swimming pools, 14 excellent restaurants to dine in and an exciting range of activities on offer - plus the lively Downtown and Hotel Zone areas nearby too. The hotel's ultra-modern games lounge, FlowRider surf simulator, fun-packed playroom and brand new exhilarating Sea Breacher excursion will ensure round the clock thrills for expectant tots and teens, while the sumptuous spa (complete with 39 treatment rooms) and the 27-hole Jack Nicklaus golf course will keep parents pampered too. The only thing better than staying in a luxury beachfront hotel, is knowing that the kids and teens go free (for a limited time only) – do you need any more persuading?
WANDER ALONG WHITE-SAND BEACHES
The gorgeous white sands that spool the Hotel Zone are a paradise for beach lovers, serving up a 15-mile stretch of crystal-clear waters and lively waves. If you’re here for the watersports, Playa Delfines is one of Cancun’s largest beaches with striking blue waters that are perfect for taking a dip, while Playa Forum (also known as Playa Gaviota Azul) is one of the city’s most popular access beaches where you can enjoy social vibes on the sand. Playa Tortugas is a great choice for families thanks to its fantastic surroundings, including a glitzy marina and fantastic seafront restaurant – if you’re feeling daring, there’s even a bungee tower to try out too!
There’s an abundance of sights worth crossing off your list during your Cancun holidays, you’ll find everything from ancient Mayan ruins to unbelievable marine life. If you’re hot on history, Chichen Itza is a must-visit archeological site, but you don’t have to travel to Tulum to catch some culture – popular Mayan site El Rey can be found in the centre of the Hotel Zone with 47 ancient structures (plus a few camera-happy iguanas) worth seeing. But we’re not only talking ancient sites, Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve is where you’ll experience true natural beauty, with dolphins, turtles and rare birds to spot on exciting boat and buggy tours.
ADVENTURE ON TAP
Cancun is bursting with things to see and do, so you’re sure to have a jam-packed itinerary that’ll keep the kids entertained all day. Discover a majestic underwater world at Isla Mujeres, a 20-minute ferry ride from the Hotel Zone will take you to the island, where you can swim among the fascinating sculptures in the underwater museum or splash with dolphins at Garrafon Natural Reef Park. Eco-archeological parks Xplor and Xcaret have serious thrill-factor, with a never-ending list of attractions including underground river swims, zip-lines, amphibious vehicles and plenty more that’s sure to fuel your adrenaline. Or, swap gliding through the sky for delving a little deeper at Aktun Chen nature and adventure park, where underground caves amid lush jungle surroundings awaits exploration.
Whether you’re hitting the buzzing Hotel Zone or heading Downtown for the evening, Cancun comes alive once the sun goes down. If you’re looking to party, Cocobongo is one of the hottest clubs in Cancun, with fantastic DJs, swinging acrobats and vibrant circus performers. Hotel Xbalamque is a bohemian-inspired bar with comfy cushions and a cosy atmosphere for sophisticated evening drinks, or if you want to wine and dine in style, Julia Mia restaurant located in Downtown is a firm favourite for foodies, especially for its homemade tortillas and delicious chocolate desserts - yum!