Cancun is a really interesting place and has an endless variety of activities and things to do for you and the entire family. Cancun is a regular hot spot for all inclusive hotels, with tons of amenities, catering to your every need. Chances are that you still want your kids to enjoy every single aspect of it. My experience with smaller kids is that they just love water slides. At least mine do, and we always try to find a hotel that includes water slides at the resort or at least has a water park nearby.
A family vacation is always about the kids, and we as parents go out of our ways to find something they love. Great family experiences are after all those memories our kids will hold on to and look back at many years from now. So you want to make absolutely sure that your kids are entertained, happy and enjoy the time they are spending at the hotel. This is where hotels and resorts with water slides or water parks enter the equation.
Cancun actually does have an amazing water park in the area. The Wet N Wild Cancun water park is located in the Cancun Hotel Zone and is a great place to spend the day. And that’s the thing. You will end up spending almost the entire day there, which in itself has its pros and cons.
It all comes down to preference, ease of access and whatever plans you may have made for the vacation. Take it from me though. After many years of vacationing with kids, we always end up making several backup plans just in case.
Having a hotel with family-friendly and kid-friendly pools is just a good start. Add water slides and you are almost sure that the kids, and you, will enjoy splashing around and having fun. The best things with resorts having their own water slides are the fact that it’s inside the hotel. You don’t need to pack bags for a trip, you save money on entrance fees and food, as you simply go from the pools to the all you can eat lunch buffets. Proximity is in many ways essential.
The Best Family Friendly Cancun Resorts With Water Slides.
Here we put together a list of the best hotels and resorts in the Cancun area that has water slides or a water park. They are located in different places in the Cancun area, so keep that in mind if your vacation entails other activities or excursions. If you haven’t already decided on what to do in Cancun then go find some inspiration from our picks of the best day trips and excursions in the Riviera Maya.
Great Parnassus Family Resort
The Great Parnassus Family Resort is conveniently located in the Cancun Hotel Zone with access to one of the many great beaches in Cancun.
You’ll find the hotel to be just perfect for families. It has something for everyone with plenty of activities to keep the whole family busy. One of the great things about the hotel is the staff. They are very attentive and aim to make your family Cancun vacation excellent. The hotel is extremely kid friendly and is one of the best resorts in Cancun with water slides.
Having things to do on your vacation is extremely important and this hotel really shines in that area. They are a huge variety of activities for both you and your children. The kids club at this hotel is simply amazing. There are tons of activities for the kids throughout the day.
The parents will enjoy the poolside bar service offered at the hotel.
The food at the Great Parnassus Family Resort this what you come to expect from a family resort in Mexico they were right there right to you is excellence and the quality of both food and drinks are great period
Don’t expect this hotel to be top of the line luxury. Set your expectations accordingly and you will have a great time with the family at this Cancun resort.
Hotel Marina El Cid Spa & Beach Resort Cancun Riviera Maya
Hotel Marina El Cid is an excellent family-focused beach resort located in Puerto Morelos just between Playa del Carmen and the Cancun Hotel Zone. Although located right on the beach there are reports of rocky patches making beach play less desirable. This is especially worth a mention if you intend to spend time at the beach.
The hotel and surrounding grounds are immaculate and create a perfect setting combined with the amazing view of the beach and sea.
The resort itself, however, is a full-blown resort with every amenity you could desire. The pool area sets the stage for endless hours of fun with a water slide and a cliff jumping spot. Just watch out for the water slide as it is much faster than it looks.
Kids needing a break from the pool can go to the kids club which is open from 9 am to 9 pm. The kids club is excellent and great for all ages. They do a variety of things to keep kids entertained: from arts and crafts to superhero shows.
The staff at El Cid works hard to make your stay unforgettable. You can easily set your expectations high and be surprised by the kindness and expertise of the El Cid staff.
Hotel Marina El Cid is a fabulous all-inclusive Cancun resort you will keep coming back to year after year.
All Ritmo Cancun Resort & Water Park
The All Ritmo Cancun Resort & Water Park is an all-inclusive resort in Cancun that has its own water park with many water slides. It is located outside the hotel zone a couple of miles from downtown. It is set on the beach right across of Isla Mujeres.
The water slides and water park in the hotel are excellent for kids age under 8 years old. This might not be the best option for families with older kids, and definitely not if you don’t want to be around kids. Almost everyone here is families with kids.
As the hotel is very family-oriented you will find a lot of activities and there’s a very engaging entertainment team. The staff which consists of bartenders, animation teams, and reception staff is very engaging and helpful. The bartending team comes highly recommended and several visitors report having drinks in their hands constantly throughout the day.
Food is served all day long and you will find an abundance of food at the buffet. There’s a well-served buffet, and the snack bar provides you with fresh fruit, burgers, and fries. We highly recommend that you try out one of the main restaurants during your stay. Make sure you book a table in advance as the restaurants fill up fast.
The water park and water slides are well maintained with a good paint job and the condition is generally above average. The hotel, however, shows signs of wear and tear and could use some renovation and updating.
All in all the hotel is a great option if you’re looking for an all-inclusive resort in Cancun with water slides. Family-oriented as this hotel is we only suggest heading there if you have younger kids.
Crown Paradise Club Cancun
Crown Paradise Club Cancun is an all-inclusive beachfront resort in the Cancun Hotel Zone.
The main focus of the Crown Paradise Club Cancun is, to be family-friendly and to that extend extremely kid-friendly.
The kids will surely enjoy the kid-friendly pools and the small water park with water slides. Crown Paradise Club Cancun offers a great Kids Club program. There’s even a small mini-golf course at the resort, which can be the setting for some family fun.
At night the hotel presents an evening show that can be enjoyed by both parents and children.
The food at this all-inclusive resort is excellent. There’s a ton of variety and something for everyone. Even though the buffet is well above average, we always recommend trying out the restaurants. Just make a reservation in advance.
This hotel is very family-friendly and we highly recommend it for families with kids under 8 years old. The staff goes above and beyond and works tirelessly to keep you and your kids entertained throughout the day. This is something that you should keep in mind when deciding how much to tip.
Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun All Inclusive
Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun is a perfect example of a kids friendly all-inclusive resort in Cancun. Located in the amazing Cancun Hotel Zone you get all the benefits of its super placement – one of it being the stunning beaches of Cancun. Waves, however, can be rough at this spot and swimming is not highly recommended for children. It is a beautiful beach and excellent for enjoying the Caribbean weather or building sandcastles with your kids.
The Fiesta Kids Club is one of the major pro’s this hotel has going for it. If you have kids over 4 years of age, this is a great option for kids. Many parents, myself included, worry about either safety or whether or not the kids actually will enjoy it there. Reviews of this particular Kids Club gives the exact same feedback as my kids have experienced at other Fiesta Kids Clubs throughout Mexico. They simply LOVE it and want to go there again and again.
The pool area is absolutely great. The pool is split into levels where the lower level features the kid’s section. This is where you will find the water slides. Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun has a small pirate ship with water slides where the young ones can splash around and enjoy themselves. There are plenty of poolside activities going on all day. Kids will have something to do all the time, between the pool, activities and the Kids Club.
The food at Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun is amazing and much better than you would expect from an all-inclusive resort. You have your pick of restaurants and there’s, of course, the buffet as well. Kids have the option of making pizzas by the pool during the day. From 5 pm to 1 am the all you can eat Sushi bar is open. This is one of my favorite things as everyone in our family loves Sushi.
What Is The Best Cancun Resort With Water Slides?
Different people have different experiences. It is very difficult to pick one resort as the best one for every family. We are all different and crave different things. I highly recommend that you check out each resort and conclude from there. As for a personal recommendation. Our family loves the Fiesta American resorts and have had nothing but great moments. So unless we spot an amazing deal we are very likely to return to where we know our vacation will be great.
We want to hear about your experiences with these places. Have you been? Are you going? Or do you know of any other Cancun resorts with water slides that we can add to this list? Let us know in the comments below.
Last but not least. The staff of these hotels all has one thing in common. They don’t get paid very much but work all day long to provide you the best possible service. We, therefore, recommend you that tip accordingly. It is well-known that the level of service you receive is far more likely to improve when you tip generously.