Playa Del Carmen’s Top Family Resort

In Playa del Carmen & Tulum, Stay by Suzanne Koch

Traveling with youngsters can be a challenge, especially if you’re not in a place that caters to them. Planning ahead and knowing your little ones (and you) will be entertained is vital to any trip. But how can you know?

TripAdvisor just released its list of World’s Best Hotels for Families with 2016 Travelers’ Choice Awards. “These Travelers’ Choice award-winners make it easier for parents to find that perfect hotel for their next family trip,” said Barbara Messing, chief marketing officer for TripAdvisor. And being TripAdvisor, the hotels were determined based on reviews from travelers off the TripAdvisor website over a 12-month period. It focused on reviews marked as a family stay and also took into account the quantity and quality of the reviews.

Paradisus Playa Del Carmen La Esmerelda

Paradisus Playa Del Carmen La Esmeralda

The results were released in two lists: Top 10 Travelers’ Choice Hotels for Families in the U.S., which was naturally dominated by Orlando and Anaheim resorts filled with Mickey ears and cinnamon churros, and Top 10 Travelers’ Choice Hotels for Families in the World, whose list varies from Italy to Turks and Caicos. Placing No. 8 on the list, however, is Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Esmeralda.


This all-inclusive resort is located 45 minutes from Cancun International Airport and is close to popular attractions like the shopping district and famous Mayan archeological sites like Tulum, Chichén Itzá and Cobá. Its Family Concierge Service is the main highlight and adds an extra level of comfort and service to everyone in the family. Enjoy the exclusive use of the Family Concierge Welcome Lounge and Hydro Grill restaurant, plus a private pool, and preferential bookings in the restaurants and spa. In addition, kids are greeted with an assortment of goodies and snacks. The resort also has adult-only amenities and activities for children, so everyone can be entertained. The adult amenities range from Latin dance classes, sports activities, cooking classes, pool parties, tequila tastings and more. For children, day care services and Kid Zone services are available along with piñata crafts, beach games, theme parties and more. There are even activities for teenagers and the option of a babysitting service.


For more information on Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Esmeralda, click here.

For the full list of TripAdvisor winners, click here.

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