Haas Family Summer Vacation Mexico

Hotels below are selected based on a few criteria, all inclusive, family friendly, good beaches, and moderate to upper moderate prices. Price noted is for 2 rooms at a lead in category (least expensive garden/resort view room), 1 with 2 adults and 1 with 1 adult and 2 kids 14 & 11 years. Dates are July 1-8, 2017 for 7 nights and include roundtrip flights, transfers to/from resort and airport (some flights are non-stop, some are red eye), and all taxes and fees.

This is a good starting point, once you have a better idea which ones you like, I can get more information and we can look at different room categories and flights that match your preferences. I can also give options for more higher end hotels and more on the lower end as well.

Dreams Tulum

$10,613

Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa sits on two miles of powdery white sand and boasts activities for the whole family! The Caribbean Sea is perfect for snorkeling, catamarans, windsurfing, kayaking, and jumping on the ocean trampoline. Dreams Spa by Pevonia offers a full range of natural curative massage therapies and facial treatments; each designed to soothe your body, mind, and spirit. And to really help you unwind, the Explorer's Club keeps kids happy and busy with their own kind of supervised fun.

Choose from magnificent dining options featuring six à la carte and one buffet-style restaurant. Dine at the Seaside Grill, an à la carte steak house, enjoy French cuisine in a romantic setting at Bordeaux or visit El Patio for Mexican fare. Seven bars, including pool and beachside, are perfect places to make new friends. As part of Unlimited-Luxury, guests have the option to Sip, Savor & See. Enjoy complimentary dinner and drinks and live evening entertainment at nearby participating resorts from 6pm to 1am. (transportation costs are not included).

Guests are able to enjoy up to one round of complimentary greens fees at the Riviera Maya Golf Club, a Robert Trent Jones II designed golf course per person, per day as part of their Unlimited-Luxury experience (subject to availability/restrictions apply). Guests will have access to the complimentary on-course food and beverage service provided at The Riviera Maya Golf Club.

Iberostar Paraiso Maya

$10,408

Located between Cancun and Playa del Carmen on an incredible beach on Riviera Maya, the 24-hour all-inclusive IBEROSTAR Paraiso Maya has everything you need - an incredible beach, amazing pool area, and the best sports, gastronomy, and entertainment. IBEROSTAR Paraíso Maya is designed to fulfill your every expectation, from spacious suites to attentive concierge service, fine dining and every imaginable activity.

Traditional Mayan decor brings great beauty to this hotel that features unique and awe-inspiring Mayan art and ruins. Each piece of furniture at the IBEROSTAR Paraiso Maya hotel is a work of art made of wood, brass, bronze, and limestone. From the giant harp with seashells in its strings to the huge brass vases and a lobby bar which is a replica of the pyramid of Chichen Itza, this luxurious resort can be considered a masterpiece worthy of the best museum. In the hotel's lobby bar, guests will find authentic Mayan ruins and a massive serpent chandelier.

The imaginatively-designed pool area offers a separate child's pool and extensive sunbathing area. Plus, this incredible resort boasts a lazy river and the only wave pool in Riviera Maya. Enjoy great golf in an incredible setting at the 18-hole, par 72 IBEROSTAR Playa Paraiso Golf Course.

The IBEROSTAR Paraíso Maya hotel is designed to entertain the whole family. Adults can enjoy a cocktail at one of the hotel bars and clubs, while teens have fun with nightly live entertainment. And for children, Lucy's Club is a place where the fun is guaranteed.

This 24-hour all-inclusive hotel offers exquisite delicacies in its five a la carte restaurants (dining restrictions apply), huge international buffet, grill snack bar and ice cream parlor. Lift your spirits even further in IBEROSTAR Paraíso Maya's seven bars and lounges.

Riu Palace Riviera Maya

$8,841

Enjoy paradise and first-class personalized service at the Riu Palace Riviera Maya. Ideally located on a dazzling stretch of white sandy beach and framed by tropical trees and crystal clear turquoise waters, at this luxury resort you will create unforgettable memories. This striking Palace is located just a short distance from beautiful Playa del Carmen. Guests can enjoy exchange privileges with all RIU Resorts in Riviera Maya (dinner dining excluded).

This luxury Palace is equipped for the most discerning traveler. Junior suites are split-level with a sitting area and have a fully stocked mini-bar and liquor dispenser. Renova Spa offers the finest treatments including a beauty salon and massages. The workout center is stocked with state-of-the-art equipment.

A selection of fine a la carte restaurants include Brazilian, Japanese, Gourmet, Steakhouse, and Mexican. Recently revamped menus now offer a wide range of cuisine and finer ingredients at the a la carte restaurants, as well as the incorporation of a vegetarian menu in all restaurants. The main restaurant serves an array of buffet choices and cooking stations. The sports bar is open 24-hours and serves unlimited drinks. The swim-up bar is the perfect place for an afternoon hang-out with friends.

Riu Palace Riviera Maya provides the best entertainment for adults and children. RiuLand Kids' Club offers activities for the little ones and adults can partake in snorkeling, scuba in the pool, and windsurfing. At night, enjoy shows and live music, and then dance into the early morning hours at La Piñata discotheque.

Now Sapphire

$9383

Welcome to Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun, a sumptuous Unlimited Luxury® resort of Mayan-inspired architecture. Where oversized suites, gourmet restaurants, and one heavenly spa are yours.

Relax in one of 496 cozy Junior or Preferred Club Suites, handsomely appointed with all the special touches and dream views that make Now Sapphire so enchanting. Upgrade to a Preferred Club suite and enjoy enhanced amenities and services including ocean views, personalized check-in and check-out, an adults-only Preferred Club pool, pool concierge and bar service, and access to the Preferred Club lounge offering refreshments and complimentary computer access, and more!

Take the kids to Now and let 'em loose in the Explorer's Club for kids, ages 3 to 12 years old. Fully staffed and supervised, you'll find everything covered. Starting at 9 a.m. daily and going to 10 p.m., the Explorer's Club is ideal for stimulating young minds and hearts.

The Core Zone Teen's Club allows teenagers 13 through 17 to cut loose and have the time of their lives. Located next to the Explorer's Club, the Core Zone features nightly entertainment, daily activities and a vast array of sports and games. Activities are held for teens to make new friends, connect with those they are with and have an unforgettable time.

Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun has what your discerning palate craves. There are six reservation-free restaurants and five bars and lounges - as always, laid-back attire is the recommendation. Feel like a night out? Enjoy drinks, dinner and live entertainment at select neighboring resorts with Sip, Savor, and See, available from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. (transportation not included).

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