Christmas is coming and here in North America, at least this part of Canada, we are covered in snow and already dreaming of fine, warm, sunny weather. What better time to get away with the kids than during their Christmas holiday?
Cancun, Mexico: I’ve known a couple of families to enjoy vacations in Cancun and think it would be a fantastic place for a Christmas (or winter) getaway. Over and over online I have read comments about how great a place it is for families to go, whether you are heading there with toddlers or teens. The locals are friendly, the beaches amazing and Mayan ruins and more nearby. A few family-friendly hotels/resorts to check out are:
- Fiesta Americana Grand Coral Beach Cancun: Kids club, excursions to different Mayan sites, Coral Beach marina where you can jetski, snorkel, parasail and more, golfing nearby for the golfer in the family, and an absolutely amazing pool are just some of the features of this well-rated resort.
- Riu Palace Las Americas: Another highly rated resort suitable for families. Like the Fiesta, activities for kids, excursions to historical sites. It is all-inclusive, which makes things that much simpler for you. There is also the Riu Cancun which is more centrally located on a white sandy beach.
You can find ratings and often some great deals at CheapCaribbean.com. Right now, they are having Mad About Mexico! with some great deals on the above locations as well as others sutiable for the whole family or check out their Family Friendly Vacation Sale
Just south of Cancun is the area known as Riviera Maya, another popular Mexican destination. I have heard nothing but fantastic reviews from friends and family who have been. Suitable for all ages, it might just be the place for your family! Here are a couple of suggestions of family-friendly resorts:
- Paradisus Playa del Carmen, La Esmeralda: CheapCaribbean.com gave this place 5 stars. Kids 12 and under stay and eat FREE, there is the Family Concierge program, child-sized amenities, beautiful location, all-inclusive, and a TripAdvisor winner this year. Do I need to say more?
- Dreams Tulum Resort and Spa: For a lower price than the Paradisus, you can still find yourself in a luxury resort very suitable for the family. In addition to the typical amenities, it has the Explorer Club for kids aged 3-12 where they can do some wall/rock climbing, play basketball, hang out in a playground, participate in sand castle contests, treasure hunts and more under staff supervision.