Sometimes it’s difficult to differentiate one all-inclusive resort from the next. The family-owned Park Royal Cancun Beach Resort has a different approach to the Cancun vacation. The Mexico City-based company is all about creating Mexican family memories. Located twenty minutes from Cancun International Airport, Park Royal is easy to reach in the hotel zone of Quintana Roo on the Caribbean coast of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula.
Guests will be greeted with a welcome cocktail or non-alcoholic drink and shown to one of 310 rooms. There are 20 spacious suites, ideal for families, or multi generational travel, on property. But don’t let the family aspect put you off if you are traveling without kids. My husband and I flew down for a quick multi-day vacation from San Francisco, without our kids, and we had a ball. That’s not to say that our two adult children wouldn’t have wanted to be here, but as you know, scheduling vacation time is a challenge.
We stayed in the Presidential Suite and appreciated the large two room suite with its Caribbean Sea view and white sand beach below. If you look closely at the picture above, you’ll see that behind the living room sofa there is a Murphy bed hidden in the wall. The room also features a kitchenette, two bathrooms with both a bathtub and shower and best of all, a private outdoor Jacuzzi. There’s plenty of room for up to six people.
All inclusive dining options
One of my favorite things about staying at an all-inclusive resort in Cancun is that I don’t have to think about what we are eating for breakfast, lunch or dinner. The most complicated decision-making process is calling for an advance reservation at a specialty restaurant. We dined at Frida, the resort’s Mexican restaurant and the next evening we splurged and arranged for a private dinner on our balcony. Dinner on the balcony or on the beach is an additional charge and must be arranged in advance with the resort.
With the Mexican Family Memories program, guests have the option for a family beach dinner or plan for a romantic dinner without the kids and drop them at the Park Royal Kids’ Club. The Kids’ Club is designed for children ages 5-12 years, and offers perks like Mexican pinata making or a PJ party while parents grab some alone time.
Special family in-room amenities include a minibar stocked with kid-friendly snacks and there’s even kid-sized bathrobes and special nightly turn down surprises. This resort is the perfect place to create a family memories photo album so you have proof to remind your children when they are grown that you did, indeed, take them on wonderful Mexican vacations! (I know of what I’m speaking.)
Family-friendly activities and adults-only pool
If you are happy to sit under a palapa hut and listen to the ocean waves crash to the sand, you’ve come to the right place. On the other hand, if you are traveling with kids, you’ll probably be hanging out at the kids’ beach or kids’ pool area. I confess that I never did check out this area, nor did I visit the Kids’ Club, but talked with others who enjoyed their experience.
We liked the fact that the resort included an adults-only pool with bar service. The resort also recently opened the Ekinox rooftop bar, an ideal place to watch the sunset and enjoy a Mango Temptation.
Rates start at $199 – $399 depending on low or high season. Rates for an all-inclusive family of four start at $329. As always, check the website for current pricing and resort specials. You can check for lower rates on Expedia.com.
Hotel review and all photos by San Francisco Bay Area travel writer Nancy D. Brown. Her stay was hosted by Park Royal Beach Resort Cancun. As always, her thoughts and opinions are her own.