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Suggestions for a great hotel with kids

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Suggestions for a great hotel with kids

We are looking for an all inclusive with our kids. We want a wonderful hotel for our kids and us as well. We also want to have great food. Thanks in advance!

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1. Re: Suggestions for a great hotel with kids

Personally, I'd skip the AI in playa - just too much to eat, drink & see!

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2. Re: Suggestions for a great hotel with kids

With kids going to an AI is the only way to go…they are going to be thirsty every five minutes. I cannot imagine going without going to an AI with kids.

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Dreams Riviera Cancun - I consider it an upscale resort with kids. Pretty good booze, no reservations for dinner, no wristbands, great food, great service, tons of food around pool for lunch, lots of activities day and night.

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Quintana Roo, Mexico
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I agree with you on Dreams and we have been to the one in Cancun, but the only reason I won't book it is because Dreams has been sold, and they have said they are not responsible for anyone who books after April 2014 and they haven't said who bought them out either.

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5. Re: Suggestions for a great hotel with kids

Hadn't heard that - AM Resorts sold Dreams?

My kids also had a great time at Occidental Grand XCaret. No long beach walks, but other than that they loved everything about the place.

In Punta Cana, they loved Ocean Blue and Sand.

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Hotel Xcaret Mexico
Hotel Xcaret Mexico
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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Punta Cana
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Ocean Blue & Sand
Ocean Blue & Sand
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IMHO, Grand Xcaret is perfect for kids. With the manmade lagoon you don't have to worry about the kids getting swept into the ocean.

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Check out El Cid in Puerto Morelos....it's an amazing place for kids and adults alike

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8. Re: Suggestions for a great hotel with kids

Only Dreams Cancun and Dreams Puerto Vallarta have been sold to Hyatt resorts to become the new family friendly Hyatt all-inclusives. I haven't seen anything to show any of the other Dreams have been sold.

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9. Re: Suggestions for a great hotel with kids

Playa Hotel group does not own Dreams Riviera Cancun. It will continue to be Dreams for a long time to come!

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We're taking our 10year old son to the Barcelo Maya Tropical in March - heard good things about it, as well as Dreams Riviera Cancun and Grand Palladium.

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Barcelo Maya Tropical
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Puerto Aventuras, Mexico
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