The price of a family vacation doesn't have to break the bank, nor does the travel planning process need to be stressful. In Mexico, all-inclusive resorts abound, many of them offering reasonable rates or fantastic pricing incentives.

We've chosen our favorite all-inclusive resorts in Mexico for 2018, with family-specific amenities, accommodations and ratings in mind. We've also personally visited these all-inclusive resorts and can attest to how amazing they truly are.

Written by Amanda Norcross

Beach Palace Cancun - Cancun

TripAdvisor Rating: TripAdvisor Owl
2695 Family Reviews
With nearly 50 of the resort's 287 rooms dedicated as Family Suites, the Beach Palace Cancun is easily a great choice in Mexico. Now consider that 20 of those suites come with three hours of nanny service, and it becomes one of our favorites! The Beach Palace also features a kids' club, complimentary shuttle service to the nearby water park, a teen disco, video game tournaments and special kids' menus, not to mention the wide expanse of beach and the beautiful pool. What's not to love?

Grand Velas Riviera Maya - Riviera Maya

TripAdvisor Rating: TripAdvisor Owl
1378 Family Reviews
Sign up for free snorkeling, kayaking and sailing trips as soon as you arrive at the Grand Velas Riviera Maya. When you find your stomach rumbling after a day of activities on the beach, head for one of the many onsite restaurants, each serving a different cuisine -- you can have Spanish-inspired dishes for lunch and then Italian for dinner. Enjoy nightly entertainment while children between ages 4 and 12 run off to their supervised programs. Little ones can learn Spanish and make balloon animals while tweens can rock out in Guitar Hero tournaments. Plus, there is 24-hour room service in your spacious, 1,270-square-foot suite for those must-have, late-night snacks.

Traveling with a baby? Grand Velas Riviera Maya also has a Baby Concierge! Ask about baby's first haircut, nanny services and special amenities just for little ones.

The Royal Sands - Cancun

TripAdvisor Rating: TripAdvisor Owl
1995 Family Reviews
Families need space while on vacation and the rooms at The Royal Sands in Cancun will make your family feel like, well, royalty. Suites with full kitchens, separate bedrooms, two bathrooms and balconies are just the start of a luxurious, all-inclusive vacation. Kids will enjoy the daily program for 4- to 12-year-olds, and parents will like the state-of-the-art gym and spa. Children can decorate their own T-shirt, have their faces painted and then get wet in a water balloon war. Teens can play on the Xbox console, pass a volleyball around on the beach or try their luck in a Blackjack tournament. Relax on the beach or by one of the three pools and then tango over to one of the three onsite eateries, complete with Mariachi music and flamenco dancers. Plus, guests enjoy a shuttle bus and access to facilities at the other four Royal Resorts in Mexico, so the fun never stops!

Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort - Cancun

TripAdvisor Rating: TripAdvisor Owl
9963 Family Reviews
One of three connected properties, the Moon Palace connects to the Nizuc and Grand Moon resorts with shared programming, dining and amenities, meaning more bang for your buck when staying in Cancun. The resort features seven outdoor swimming pools, a kids' club, a teens' club, extra amenities for families, family suites with nanny service (like the sister Beach Palace Cancun property), kids' menus and more -- all right on the beach and within minutes of Cancun International Airport.

Paradisus Cancun Resort - Cancun

TripAdvisor Rating: TripAdvisor Owl
3737 Family Reviews
Located along Cancun's famous Hotel Zone, Paradisus Cancun Resort provides everything a family could want during their vacation in Mexico: restaurants (nine, to be exact), entertainment, swimming pools, water sports and of course, a beachfront locale. Extras for kids include a children's club, kids' spa services and a playground. Upgrade to Family Concierge status for an even more luxurious experience.

AZUL Beach Hotel - Riviera Maya

TripAdvisor Rating: TripAdvisor Owl
1910 Family Reviews
AZUL Beach is one of the many Karisma Hotels and Resorts properties dotting the Mexican Riviera, but this one is our favorite. The smallest and quietest of the bunch, AZUL Beach feels like an oversized spa. Yet, it welcomes families. In 2015, the hotel launched its Nickelodeon Experience, which added special events, programming and themed fun for kids around Nickelodeon's most popular characters. Think Dora, Spongebob, and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! The resort also caters to all ages, with special in-room baby amenities available for its youngest guests.

Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa

TripAdvisor Rating: TripAdvisor Owl
2095 Family Reviews
Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa provides something for every age group, from kids' clubs and an ocean trampoline for youngsters (OK, maybe adults, too) and a lovely spa and cocktail-making classes for parents. Of course, there's a plethora of activities for the whole family to enjoy together, such as water sports, swimming pools, dance lessons and themed dinners. The resort offers a wide array of accommodations, including an adults-only section -- we're looking at you, grandparents.

Seadust Cancun Family Resort

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A 2017 newcomer to Cancun's Hotel Zone, Seadust Cancun Family Resort is a paradise for families, with zip-lining, rock climbing, pools, a water park and of course, a pretty expanse of beach -- all covered in nightly rates. Water sports, diving excursions, an expansive fitness center and a spa with kids' treatments are also offered at this property, formerly the Great Parnassus Family Resort. There are a total of 505 spacious suites with free Wi-Fi.

Cozumel Palace - Cozumel

TripAdvisor Rating: TripAdvisor Owl
1042 Family Reviews
Enjoy the warm breeze from a hammock on your private balcony at this all-inclusive Mexico resort. Cozumel Palace is truly grand with luxurious accommodations and service beyond compare. A kids' club for children ages 4 to 12 will keep the little ones busy during the day, followed by a family dinner at one of four onsite restaurants. Scuba diving is available on the property, and other water excursions are located just 15 minutes from the resort in nearby San Miguel. Other fun family activities at Cozumel Palace include salsa lessons, napkin folding classes and bingo.

Club Med Cancun Yucatan - Cancun

TripAdvisor Rating: TripAdvisor Owl
3339 Family Reviews
One of the first names in family-friendly, all-inclusive fun, Club Med Cancun Yucatan recently expanded with families in mind. It now offers 60 oceanfront Family Suites, a playground, Petite Club Med for 2- and 3-year-olds, a lounge for nightly entertainment and a reservation-only restaurant. The resort also features "GOs" (Gracious Organizers), who act similar to luxury camp counselors, organizing special activities and making guests feel welcome. Let's not forget the flying trapeze either -- a unique opportunity included in rates.

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