So, you’re going to Mexico… Or perhaps you’re considering it! Either way, you’re taking the whole family, and we know that means: you’ll be looking for top-tier entertainment and fun activities to keep your kids active and delighted. But, of course, you want to have a great time too. So, what is the perfect balance? We’ve got your answer. Of course, you ought to consider booking an all-inclusive resort (which the Riviera Maya in Mexico has many of), but the pro tip is to make sure that you go to one of the resorts in the Riviera Maya that has a waterpark and/or some super awesome waterslides! That way, both you and your kids will have the best time imaginable!
So, what are some of these awesome resorts with water parks? Never fear! We have compiled an entire list for you of only the best. Ready to be impressed? Read on for the scoop. Just note – these aren’t in any specific order. Each all-inclusive resort has it’s own soul, and will appeal to different families. The one thing they all have in common is some really fun water parks for all ages!
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Iberostar Paraiso Lindo/Maya
Iberostar Paraiso Lindo and Iberostar Paraiso Maya are two luxurious all-inclusive family resorts located in the heart of the Riviera Maya, Mexico. Both resorts offer a wide range of amenities and activities to ensure that guests have a truly memorable vacation. Guests can relax on the white sandy beaches, take a dip in one of the many swimming pools, or enjoy a variety of water sports. The resorts also offer a full-service spa where guests can indulge in a variety of treatments and therapies. In addition, the Iberostar Paraiso Lindo and Iberostar Paraiso Maya resorts offer a variety of dining options, from casual beachside eateries to elegant gourmet restaurants, ensuring that guests will find something to suit their taste. The resort also offers evening entertainment, from live music and shows to a variety of bars and nightclubs, making it perfect for families, couples, and groups of friends.
Iberostar Paraiso Lindo/Maya is home to an incredible water park called Aqua Fun. This park consists of water slides, a lazy river, and a wave pool. Access to the park is available to all guests staying at Iberostar Paraiso Lindo & Iberostar Paraiso Maya. Guests staying at the neighboring Iberostar Paraiso Beach & Iberostar Paraiso Del Mar can purchase access for $300 pesos, per person, per day.
Across the entire Paraiso complex, there are about eight pools in total to choose from, including the lazy river. All-in-all, Iberostar Paraiso is one of the top options for families looking to vacation in Riviera Maya.
The Aqua Fun park is a really unique waterpark experience that your kids are going to absolutely love. With numerous different slides, including turbo racer slides and an aqua tube, pretty much anyone who loves water and a good time will be over the moon about the options here! There is a splash pool for younger guests in addition to regular pools for those who prefer to relax and float for a while.
In addition to an impressive gym, tennis court, golf course, luxury spa, and options for catamaran sailing and windsurfing, you will quickly understand why Iberostar Paraiso Lindo and Iberostar Paraiso Maya are highly sought-after all-inclusive resorts.
Plus, both resorts are currently renovating their rooms! Check that out here.
Royalton Splash Riviera Cancun
The Royalton Splash Riviera Cancun’s water park is truly a highlight of the resort. It offers a wide range of water activities that are sure to keep everyone in the family entertained. The water park features multiple water slides, including a speed slide, a tube slide, and a family slide, allowing for a variety of thrills for all ages. There’s also a lazy river that winds through the park, providing a relaxing way to take in the sights and sounds of the resort. The water park also features a large children’s splash pad with interactive water features, perfect for the little ones to enjoy safely.
The resort also boasts multiple swimming pools, each with its unique features. The main pool is great for swimming laps and soaking up the sun, while the activity pool is perfect for playing games and trying out water aerobics classes. The infinity pool offers a serene spot to relax and enjoy the beautiful views of the Caribbean Sea. The resort also offers Swim-up bars which are perfect for parents to enjoy a refreshing cocktail while keeping an eye on the kids.
The resort is also great for families looking for a variety of activities. The resort offers a full-service spa, fitness center, and tennis courts for adults to enjoy. There’s also a variety of daily activities and entertainment for the whole family, like beach volleyball, water aerobics, and live music.
Overall, the Royalton Splash Riviera Cancun’s water park and pools offer endless opportunities for fun and entertainment, making it the perfect destination for a family vacation. With its variety of activities and amenities, families will find everything they need to make lasting memories together on their vacation.
Hard Rock Riviera Maya
You might have heard of the Hard Rock resort in Riviera Maya, but, have you heard of the Rockaway Bay water park located onsite?! Well, allow us to inform you. The Rockaway Bay water park is loved by kids, teens, and adults who dare to ride the waterslides. Complete with a snack bar nearby, this waterpark is home to numerous different size slides depending on your height, bravery, and thrill-seeking level. There are some incredible high-speed slides available. (That can be fun even for adults.) There’s also a kids’ play area complete with both open-air waterslides and tube-style waterslides. Everything is also colorful and vibrant!
Otherwise the Hard Rock Riviera Maya is a luxury all-inclusive resort that is perfect for families looking for an exciting and memorable vacation. The resort offers a wide range of activities and amenities that are sure to keep everyone in the family entertained.
Furthermore, Hard Rock Riviera Maya offers a unique program called the Little Big Club, a fun and interactive experience for kids aged between 3-12 years old that features characters from popular children’s shows such as Thomas the Tank Engine and Bob the Builder. This program allows parents to relax and enjoy their vacation while the kids are entertained by their favorite characters in a safe and supervised environment.
Nickelodeon Riviera Maya
The Nickelodeon resort in Riviera Maya is all-inclusive and, in addition to a great spa and fitness center, has a lot to offer for kids and families alike. In addition to Club Nick, a club for kids under age 12, there’s live entertainment, and even opportunities to meet your favorite Nickelodeon characters. The coolest part for kids, in addition to meeting their favorite characters, might just be what is called Aqua Nick.
Aqua Nick is a waterpark onsite with tons of awesome waterslides and even a lazy river. There’s a playground, splash pads, and everything is themed around your favorite Nickelodeon characters! Look for SpongeBob, Paw Patrol, and more. Guests of Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Riviera Maya can enjoy complimentary unlimited access during their stay.
Join your younger kids as they embark on an imaginative journey at PAW Patrol Adventure Bay with their favorite PAW Patrol friends. Kid-friendly slides like the Puppy Plunge or Hero Half Pipe make for an unforgettable day under the sun.
Older kids, teens, and adults can unleash their inner thrill-seeker at Soak Summit, a 59-foot-tall tower with jaw-dropping views of the park. Soak Summit contains multiple levels and 10 exhilarating water slides. Some standouts include “Tidal Twister,” where guests tackle steep slopes, and the “Epic Plunge,” which starts with a trapdoor free fall!
We’re just skimming the surface of our top Aqua Nick secrets. From themed sculptures to Adventure River to Super Sliming, when it comes to water parks Nickelodeon brings all the fun, and we’re here to let you in on all the best ways to do it!
Moon Palace The Grand – Cancun
Moon Palace The Grand in Cancun is a luxurious all-inclusive resort that is perfect for families looking for a fun and memorable vacation. The resort offers a wide range of activities and amenities that are sure to keep everyone in the family entertained. The resort features a large water park with multiple water slides, a lazy river, and a wave pool, providing endless entertainment for children and adults alike. The water park also features a large children’s splash pad with interactive water features, perfect for the little ones to enjoy safely.
At Moon Palace The Grand – Cancun, you can look forward to bringing your family to a ridiculously cool waterpark complete with waterslides, a wave pool, and a highly popular “ProFlow Triple Wave Simulator” where guests can practice their surfing skills in a simulator experience that fully allows them to surf the manufactured waves. Tubular!
Additionally, paddleboarding and kayaking, among other fun water sports, are available
At Moon Palace The Grand – Cancun, you get an all-inclusive resort that excites the whole family. Let’s splash!
Barcelo Maya Resort
Barcelo Maya resorts are perfect for families looking for fun in the water during their vacation. The resorts offer a wide range of water activities that are sure to keep everyone in the family entertained.
The on-site water park offers a wide range of activities, from thrilling water slides to a lazy river, and a variety of swimming pools for all ages to enjoy. The water park boasts several water slides, including a speed slide and tube slide, providing thrills for older children and adults. There is also a family slide perfect for younger kids to enjoy and a lazy river that winds through the park providing a relaxing way to take in the sights and sounds of the resort. The water park also features a large children’s splash pad with interactive water features, perfect for the little ones to enjoy safely. The resort also offers a variety of on-site activities such as tennis, beach volleyball and water aerobics, ensuring that there is something for everyone in the family to enjoy. With its variety of activities and amenities, the Barcelo Maya water park is the perfect destination for a family vacation.
Plus each one of the Barcelo Maya resorts also boasts multiple swimming pools, and Swim-up bars which are perfect for parents to enjoy a refreshing cocktail while keeping an eye on the kids!
Overall, the Barcelo Maya resorts are perfect for families looking for fun in the water during their vacation. With its variety of water activities and amenities, families will find endless opportunities for entertainment and relaxation at the resort.
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