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Best Resorts in Cancun for a Family of 5

By Sarah Fazendin @aweekatthebeach
Best Resorts in Cancun for a Family of 5

Long-time readers of A Week at the Beach know that I love Mexico's Riviera Maya for a family beach vacation. With plenty of flights from around the United States, miles of beautiful, white sand beaches, warm ocean water and a wide range of accommodation options, all families can plan a perfect beach getaway that meets their unique needs.

I'm often asked about the best accommodation options for families of five or more. While traditional hotel rooms may work for families of 4, when you have 5 or more people you simply need more space.

Here are the best resorts in Cancun for a Family of 5.

Grand Velas

Grand Velas is an excellent option for a family beach vacation. This luxury, all-inclusive resort is located about 35 minutes south of the international airport in Cancun, Mexico. Here you'll find stunning groomed jungle gardens, numerous pools, and the soft white sand for which this Caribbean side of Mexico is rightly known.

Best Resorts in Cancun for a Family of 5

Bonus for Families of 5: My friends at Olympus Tours love this property for families with older kids, as they have a fun "teen center." This kids' club for older children features games, snacks and music and a fun place for older kids to get away from parents, and little siblings!

Omni Hotel and Villas

If you're traveling with young children, the Omni Hotel and Villas is an excellent option. Kids love the zero-entry pool and fun kids center and activities, and parents speak very highly of the on-site babysitting services.

Best Resorts in Cancun for a Family of 5

Dining options include nine restaurants, two snack bars and themed buffets at dinnertime, so every member of the family is sure to find something they like!

Bonus for families of 5: Be sure to book the three-bedroom villa for the most space for your family to spread out. You'll find a complete kitchen on the first floor plus a dining room seating six, and a sunken living room with sliding glass doors leading to a spacious terrace offering direct access to the pools. The villa offers two king-sized beds and one room with twin beds.

Westin Lagunamar Ocean Resort

The one- and two-bedroom villas on offer at the Westin Lagunamar Ocean Resort feature separate living and sleeping areas, plus a balcony, full kitchen and washer/dryer. Why book a single hotel room when you can book a full villa!

Best Resorts in Cancun for a Family of 5

Shop at the resort's on-site market if you need cooking ingredients, or choose from the resort's many restaurants serving a variety of cuisine options. Between the kids club and programing for older kids, including daily beach volleyball, surfing lessons and more, kids of all ages will love it here.

Bonus for Family of Five: Book the two-bedroom villa for the most space plus an ocean view from your family's private balcony. We love the Westin Heavenly® Beds in all rooms plus two separate indoor dining areas and a full kitchen. Has your family of five booked a resort in Mexico's Riviera Maya? Were did you stay?

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