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Family Resorts in Playa Mujeres – Which is Right for me?

Playa Mujeres is a great location for a family all-inclusive resort. The area is close to Cancun International airport and far enough away from the main area of Cancun that there isn’t really a party atmosphere like you get at some of the resorts in the main hotel zone. 

The facilities in these resorts are also super strong. As Playa Mujeres is in a less populated area. The resorts and complexes they are in are really expansive. That means large pools, water parks,  kids clubs, and beaches.  The rooms in these areas also are a little bit bigger too. With such strong options, we have compiled the top-ranked resort we have experienced to help you make an educated decision on your next vacation resort. 

You may notice that some resorts have the name Costa Mujeres instead of Playa Mujeres, but these are basically the same location, so we have included resorts from both areas.

Best Family Resorts in Playa Mujeres 

  1. Finest Playa Mujeres 

One of three Excellence resorts in the Playa Mujeres area, the Finest is the Excellences collections family-friendly offering. It was ranked in InspoVacay top 5 resorts of all of the resorts we have visited throughout our travels. The resort is pure luxury and there is a beautiful aesthetic to it. It really feels like all of the 5 stars that the resort has. 

Perfect for families with top-quality kids clubs and great facilities throughout the resort to keep you and the kids entertained. One of our highlights of this resort is the amount of pool space on offer.  There are six pools in total and a kid’s waterpark. The pools that are in front of building 1, 2, and 3 are really long and expansive, so there is tons of room to find a secluded spot by the pool, even in the busiest of times. 

The food at the Finest Playa Mujeres is also a standout element, with 11 restaurants, 1 food truck, and a cafe on offer you won’t be short of choice at this resort. Given that there are 450 rooms on this resort that is a really strong ratio of restaurants to guests, which is a key metric we look at when reviewing the restaurant options. 

Of the 11 options on offer, our favorite was definitely Tinto & Tapas. As you probably guessed from the name, this spot specialized in Tapas.  It really does take you to the streets of Barcelona and back in the night. For a full review of the Finest Playa Mujeres, be sure to check out a detailed review of our visit to the resort.

  1. Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres

Although this is in Costa Mujeres, the Grand Palladium is just a stone’s throw away from the Playa Mujeres area, so we included them in our overview. Opened in 2018, this 5-star all-inclusive resort is a solid option for families, couples, groups of friends. The resort has a beautiful design inside with a modern/luxury aesthetic. You really feel like you are in a 5-star resort as you walk through the resort.

This resort has a huge footprint and as you pull up to the resort the main building has a wonderful design to it. To help its guests get around the resort the Grand Palladium has a network of golf carts that run throughout. This service is actually really consistent and convenient. From the second we arrived at the resort, we felt well looked after and this was a theme that continued throughout our stay.  The staff here are really top-notch. 

This is in the same complex as the TRS Coral resort and there are a few nice communal areas if you fancy exploring. There is almost like a mall-style area that guests at both resorts offer. It’s a unique experience that we haven’t seen at other resorts and it almost feels like you’re not at a resort at all.  

If you’re looking for a family resort that is ultra-modern and has a great aesthetic and level of service to it then you really can’t go wrong with the Grand Palladium.  The one area that this resort falls down a little in is their kid’s club offering. It’s not as strong as the Finest Playa Mujeres, but if you have teenagers and want that luxury boutique vibe to it. This is the resort for you. 

From a price point perspective, standard rooms at the Grand Palladium are about 30% cheaper than the Finest Playa Mujeres, so if you are looking for a bargain. You should definitely look into this resort. 

  1. Dreams Playa Mujeres

This is a 5-star resort that caters to both families and couples alike. This resort is massive with 503 rooms, but the service and experience you get at the Dreams are of a really strong standard. One of the nicest things about resorts that are in the AM Resorts is they offer the Sip, Savor & See feature which allows you to dine at sister resorts as part of your package. So, you can pop into the sister Secrets resort that is located right next door, to experience their food offering. 

We were really impressed by the food offered at the Dreams. The food throughout our stay was very consistent. The one area of the dining experience that we felt could have been better was that a high proportion of restaurants seemed to be closed each night, so you really only had a handful of choices. Making reservations at the restaurants was also a bit of a hassle.  You need to queue at the restaurant of your choice in the morning to get a table. There were usually queues for the more popular spots. 

While the amenities and service were strong and the resort itself has a lovely aesthetic to it. We felt that it did fall a little short compared to the other family resorts in the area. Particularly the Finest Playa Mujeres which is priced at a comparable level. If you can get a good deal on this resort it is a no-brainer, but definitely look at the Finest Playa Mujeres first. 

  1. Estudio Playa Mujeres 

A sister hotel to the Atelier Playa Mujeres, the Estudio is located within the same complex. The Estudio is the Atelier group’s family-friendly offering. Although it is a family-friendly offering, they don’t hold back on the luxury and this is a 5-star all-inclusive resort. 

There are just 150 rooms in this resort, so it’s on the smaller side. There is a great kids club on offer and the amenities really do cater for a hassle-free, luxury vacation for families.  One of the best features of the Estudio is the “Dine Around” feature.  This allows you to dine at the sistering adults-only Atlerier resort as part of your package.  So, if you fancy a romantic adults-only experience one of the nights you can leave the kids in the childminding service and enjoy a peaceful meal. 

The kids club here is a really strong offering at the Estudio. The kids club is called “Doodle camp” and there are a host of activities for both the smaller kids and teenagers. Things like Quidditch, board games, arts + crafts, and an eco-tour to name a few. 

The kids club area is really impressive with a host of different activities and things to do. From a Science area, games room, and an arts section.  There is a daily schedule of events that runs throughout the week with the kids club operating from 9 am all the way through to 10 pm.

This is a strong choice if you want the luxury of the Atelier Playa Mujeres, with a high level of separation between adults and family areas. This is also a smaller resort, so there is more of a personal touch here. 

  1. Majestic Elegance Costa Mujeres

This is predominantly an adults resort and it would have ranked higher if there was more of a focus on the family side of the resort. Needless to say, it is still a good option for a family resort in Playa Mujeres for those of you that want a mix between a family and adults-only experience. 

Only opened in 2019, the Majestic Elegance has some wonderful architecture to it and modern decor throughout the resort. It really feels like all of the 5 stars that the resort has. 70% of the rooms on the resort are allocated to the adults-only experience while the remaining 30% are for families. Most of the amenities are shared across both target audiences. There is a huge level of separation between the two areas, which is probably more of a disadvantage to the adult guests. 

The main distinction comes in the pool offering with the adults-only guests being able to access all 7 pools while the family guests only have access to 3. This isn’t actually that bad for the family guests as the best pool is the main family pool, so you’re not missing out on much.

All, but one of the restaurants can be accessed by guests on the family side. The food offering is good, but not great. There is a decent amount of variety, but the Alacarte restaurants sometimes miss on the execution of dishes. At times they were bland and clearly came from a freezer/premade. It was one of the few questionable elements in an otherwise decent resort. 

This is a strong option if you want the feel of an adults-only resort and enough things to keep the kids entertained. It’s best suited for families with kids that are infants or older teenagers. As the kids club offering isn’t as strong as some of the resorts that are rated above the Majestic.