Family vacations can get expensive, especially if you want to travel to a place like Riviera Maya in Mexico. All inclusive resorts is the way to go for cheap family vacations that don’t FEEL cheap! But what does all inclusive mean exactly? In general, it means all of your food and drinks are covered when you book your room. Sometimes this includes alcohol and sometimes it does not. Some resorts also include some amenities (such as sailing or snorkeling) in their all inclusive packages. If your destination is the Riviera Maya, here are some all inclusive resorts to check out!
Cheap Family Vacations in the Riviera Maya
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Bluebay Grande Esmeralda: There are 979 guest rooms here and each one comes with a view of the garden or ocean or you can choose a swim up suite (and why wouldn’t you!) All rooms are air conditioned and come with ceiling fans and most have a balcony or a patio so you can enjoy the cool ocean breeze at night. You have a choice of one king bed or two double beds for each category of room. Some reviews say the ocean is a bit rocky, but you can avoid that by enjoying the two giant pools!
Grand Bahia Principe Coba: Each of the 1080 rooms has either a private balcony or terrace. There are two types of rooms to choose from, which doesnt really seem to matter much because they are both considered suites. Your choices are either a Junior Suite Superior or a Junior Suite Deluxe. The deluxe room has either a king bed or two double beds, where the superior suite offers either a king or two full sized beds. This resort seems to offer many amenities from tour assistance and volleyball to scuba lessons and windsurfing, just to name a few. Check out all the Bahia Principe Hotels for more info.
Viva Wyndham Azteca: On the smaller side with 335 rooms, you can choose either ocean view or garden view, but both come with a furnished private balcony. That is my kind of resort! I love me some privacy away from the busy resort. Some amenities they offer are tennis courts, water polo, sailing and snorkeling for starters. You can start your day with a little yoga as well before heading out for some fun activities! End your active day with some nightly entertainment or head over to the lounge and relax.
Dreams Puerto Aventuras Resort & Spa: Like all the cheap family vacation ideas above, each room comes with a balcony or patio and they restock your mini fridge daily! You can choose from many different rooms such as the Deluxe Garden View, Deluxe Pool View, Family Garden View, or Deluxe Ocean or Dolphin View. Dreams also has a ‘Deal of the Day Room’ which is non-refundable, but you get it at a huge savings. So I suggest you only go with this deal if you know you are for sure able to go for the dates you book. I might book my next vacation here if for no other reason than the ocean trampoline! Some other things to take advantage of are catamarans, dance classes, euro-bungee or even intro scuba lessons.
This list makes me want to book my next vacation! When looking into all inclusive resorts, they will list what is included and what is an extra. Generally, you shouldn’t have to pay for anything once you get there.
What are some all inclusive resorts you have been to? What has been your experience? Are some more family friendly than others? Share your cheap family vacation stories with us below!