Five Reasons Why All-Inclusive Family Travel to Mexico Is a Must

By Myriam Banks

So, you’ve decided to take a well-deserved family vacation to Mexico. As parents, we want to relax, but we also have to think of activities for our little humans that never seem to want to join us in the relaxation zone.

I am here to tell you that you can have it all, and best of all, most of it will be taken care of for you. We recently traveled to Cancún and stayed at the Moon Palace The Grand. This was our first all-inclusive family travel experience in Mexico. And it definitely did not disappoint. So, here are five advantages of all-inclusive family travel to Mexico.

Family of four jumping for joy on a dock.

Safety Measures:

Considering that we are still in a pandemic, safety is always a concern when we travel. When we landed in Cancun, we were greeted by a masked driver who drove only our family to the hotel. There, we were greeted by masked staff members and cocktails. Our shoes and our bags were also sprayed with sanitizer. Masks were required for all indoor activities, and like most all-inclusive resorts, ours offered complimentary PCR tests as well.

It really felt as if providing a safe and clean environment for all guests was a top priority. My family’s safety is my number one priority while traveling, and knowing that we are staying in a resort where the level of cleanliness is at its utmost is important.

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Kids’ Activities:

My children are made of pure energy, so keeping them active during a vacation is my road to a good night’s sleep. Fortunately, it seems keeping the kids busy is something an all-inclusive resort prioritizes for families.

There are almost always kids’ clubs at all-inclusive resorts, scheduled kids’ activities, arcade games, face painting, indoor/outdoor playgrounds, kids’ shows, kids’ dance parties, sometimes even a waterpark, and … babysitting services! Oh, yes! But more on that a little later.

We also took a family day excursion for an extra charge, where we went snorkeling, zip-lining, and swimming in a cenote. We appreciated that the excursions were limited to 10 people. You can opt for a private excursion as well.

Two kids riding a boogie board on a water ride

Food Options:

As a parent, one of the ultimate daily questions is: What are we having for lunch? Dinner? Breakfast? Snacks?

Not at an all-inclusive resort! There will always be options for food. They will usually have a buffet, where each member of your family can choose their own menu. At the Moon Palace The Grand, we got to choose from various fine dining options, including Asian, Lebanese, Italian, Peruvian, Mexican, and French cuisines.

The 24-hour room service also came in handy when we arrived at the resort at 10 p.m. On top of all that, our room was refilled daily with snacks and water bottles. And get this, a liquor dispenser with top-shelf brands.

Father and two children exploring all-inclusive resort in Mexico

Parent time:

Now, let’s go back to that babysitting service, shall we? Yes, alone time is also one of the advantages of staying at an all-inclusive resort. Depending on your children’s ages, you can leave them at the kids’ club for the day or opt for a babysitter.

That means you can enjoy a couples spa day, quiet time lounging by the pool, maybe a nighttime magic show, or even a date night. The resort had its own app where we could view/reserve tickets for shows in advance. With the kids taken care of, we could enjoy a dinner show, visit a nightclub, attend a nighttime pool party, or just take a nap (my personal favorite).


When we talk about all-inclusive travel, you might think that the prices must be exorbitant. But when you calculate what it would cost you to:

  • Stay at a luxurious, safe hotel
  • Travel to and from the airport
  • Feed your family breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day, plus snacks
  • Travel to and from all activities, daily
  • Buy tickets or make reservations for activities (not counting the time it would take you to research all of those activities)

. . . you might be quite close to the price of an all-inclusive resort.

Young girl riding a zipline over water in Mexico

I hope our experience gives you an idea of what traveling to Mexico and staying in an all-inclusive resort is like. And, to be honest, nothing beats the peace of mind you get from having everything at the location and not having to pack for day trips. Family traveling can be relaxing and stress-free. And it should be.

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