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best family resort

Looking for the best family resort with nice beach and good food

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1. Re: best family resort

do you want a al or not?

Buffalo, NY
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2. Re: best family resort

Sandos Playcar for the budget minded, IB Tucan if $ not an issue.

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Looking for AI , thinking Occidental Grand Xcaret or Iberostar Paraiso Del Mar or Lindo

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4. Re: best family resort

how old are your kids and did you want a big resort?

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The Grand is a nice place, spread out with plenty of areas to explore. The food is very good and the service excellent. The beach is more like a lagoon, not a traditional beach with waves breaking. It is very safe for little ones. You also get a free day pass to the Xcaret park next door. The pools were very nice and they have a kids club area for the younger ones. Nightly entertainment, and a couple nights there were vendors set up. We enjoyed it and will be returning.

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The Xcaret does not have a real beach, so unless your children are very young and you are worried about their safety in the ocean, I think the Iberostar Lindo would be the better choice. I have stayed at both and the food was much better at the Lindo. The Xcaret grounds were prettier though, more natural.

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7. Re: best family resort

1 child (boy) 11 years old

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8. Re: best family resort

Barcelo Maya Colonial/Tropical

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Just got back from Occidental Grand Xcaret, don't go there with a 11 yr old, really nothing to do, food is terrible, we were very disapointed. We have a 10 and 12 yr old, the kids club for 2-12 should really be advertised as a" toddlers club" ages 2-5 at best. We will not return.

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Sandos Playacar is great for families and good value. Request a room on the beach side of reception (not inland). The pool is wonderful for children (there's an adult only pool too). The beach is very large and extends quite aways south from the resort past vacant jungle-like land. The breakfast buffet is extensive and fantastic, lunch is good, and dinner is not bad... You can choose to eat in one of 3 restaurants by reserving a table before 4 pm. The Mexican restaurant is great. Everyone on the staff was extremely friendly with the exception of one mean witch we met at check-in. See my review of the hotel for details.

Enjoy.

Keith