Summer’s almost here which means the end of the school year and a vacation somewhere with the family to enjoy the warm weather, the ocean, and a bit of sand on your toes. There’s plenty of places to choose from but if you happen to choose the white sandy beaches and turquoise waters of Playa del Carmen in Mexico, considered this list of family friendly hotels.
Hotel Posada Sian Kaan – rates from $66/night
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Topping the list is the Hotel Posada Sian Kaan, a solid 3-star hotel that’s within walking distance of the Playa del Carmen beaches and Main Square. Each room has its own private balcony and features modern amenities that include flat screen televisions, cable channels, and complimentary WiFi services. The hotel provides guests with a beautiful outdoor pool, a 24-hour front desk and, laundry services.
Gran Porto Real Resort and Spa – rates from $207/night
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Stay at this all-inclusive Mediterranean themed resort and enjoy upscale amenities that include six restaurants, two bars that overlook the ocean, and a spa. Families traveling with young kids can enroll them in the resort’s dedicated Kids Club. There’s also an outdoor pool and a spacious video game room that kids and adults can both enjoy. The Gran Porto Real Resort and Spa All Inclusive lies in the heart of downtown Playa del Carmen and offers its guests access to a private beach.
Hacienda Tres Rios – rates from $252/night
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Hacienda Tres Rios is a 4-star all-inclusive resort that features a private beach, two outdoor swimming pools, and a handful of restaurants and bars to choose from. Room amenities include iPod docking stations and DVD players. The hotel is also in near Tres Rios Ecological Park where families can go hiking, kayaking, or horse back riding. There are also a number of snorkeling spots nearby.
Bambu Suites – rates from $68/night
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Bambu Suites is the home away from home especially for budget conscious families. Each of its 16 air-conditioned suites is spacious enough to fit a family of four and comes equipped with a kitchenette featuring common appliances such as refrigerators and microwaves. The hotel also has an outdoor pool, a whirlpool tub, a lovely garden, and a rooftop terrace where you can relax and view the sunset. Its location places it within minutes of both Mamita’s Beach Club and Reef Coco Beach.
Hotel Las Golondrinas – rates from $58/night
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For an authentic Mexican vacation experience, forgo the traditional resorts and choose one of the 51 rooms available at the Hotel Las Golondrinas instead. Brightly colored rooms decorated with customary Mexican furnishings overlook a lush tropical garden and one of the hotel’s two outdoor pools. Apartment suites come with a full kitchen making it easy to fix quick meals for the entire family. The hotel’s location is within walking distance to a number of beaches along Playa del Carmen. There are also restaurants and groceries nearby.