Cancun, Mexico has been known for many years as the ultimate Spring Break destination for party seekers. As a matter of fact, most families have tended to completely avoid the area for this exact reason.
But what if I were to tell you of an incredibly luxurious haven that is family friendly, hidden from the craziness yet still only a 5 minute walk from downtown Cancun?
The Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun is a family friendly resort in the middle of all the action – without all of the craziness usually associated with the Hotel Zone.
And I don’t use “family friendly” lightly. Their Kids Club just received a $2 Million dollar renovation and it’s incredible! I’ve been to my fair share of kid-friendly resorts and this is easily the nicest and most well thought out kids club product I’ve ever seen.
The fully outfitted 50,000 sq foot space is state-of-the-art including numerous flat screen TVs, large desktop computers, cozy built-in reading nooks, dress up stations to please even the most discriminating divas, and an inspired crafting area.
Not to mention this place is beautiful. I know a few adults *ahem* who would play here. In addition to the indoor and outdoor themed recreation areas, there is also a comprehensive activity program to keep kids entertained during their own “me time.”
And while the kids are getting some me time, so can mom and dad at their own 40,000 square foot place of relaxation. The Gem Spa features treatments inspired by gemstone therapy, including a 90 minute 10-step hydrotherapy ritual – and 26 treatment rooms complete with luxurious, private VIP spa treatment rooms.
Tip: VIP is well worth the upgrade. In addition to private treatment rooms there is also a VIP lounge with deluxe edibles throughout the day and open bar. Plus, reserved luxurious beach and pool areas with more snacks and a private bar.
When it comes to family time, the Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun offers a variety of options to get your family playing together:
- Go stand up paddle boarding.
- Snorkel with the fishies.
- Get a thrill with big game fishing.
- Frolick in the waves on jet skis.
- Be adventurous with whale shark dives.
- Visit the sunken museum.
- Hop on a ferry to isla mujeres, right next door!
This resort really is the total package, complete with some incredible restaurants all of which feature gorgeous ocean views. For a truly decadent, upscale experience the Five Diamond Le Basilic provides a combination of sights, sounds and taste serving up French Mediterranean cuisine created by Chef Henri Charvet while artist Leon Alva serves up live jazz in the background.
Looking for something a little more ‘authentic’? La Joya serves up award-winning, upscale Mexican cuisine with a side of entertainment via a 10-piece Mariachi group.
For dinner with a view, you can’t beat Isla Contoy, it offers outdoor dining under a grand palapa, overlooking the Caribbean Sea. It keeps it casual serving up fresh seafood and fish during lunch and special buffet for dinner.
With it’s gorgeous rooms, delicious food and impeccable kids space the Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun has earned itself the prestigious Five Diamond award, and garnered accolades from Travel + Leisure and Condé Nast Traveler as one of Mexico’s best resorts. I have to agree.