Mexico Resorts with Baby Clubs

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Baby Clubs, Not Just Babysitting…

The option of a baby club means you can often just pop by for an hour or two when it suits your schedule and/or your baby’s routine best. If your baby is an easy napper, you may want to drop her off at naptime so she’d supervised while she sleeps, and you can steal a few moments to yourselves. Or perhaps you’d feel more comfortable letting your baby play in a safe, supervised, and air-conditioned area during awake time so you could hit the beach for a snooze or a snorkel. Either way, if you’re comfortable enough to leave your little one in the care of others, it’s nice to have that option.

Baby Clubs at resorts vary widely in terms of amenities and services available, and also – cost. In Mexico, all of these resorts have their baby club included, with the exception of Club Med Ixtapa Pacific.

Mexico Resorts with Baby Clubs…

There is plenty of information for resorts in Mexico, but places with baby clubs are not that easy to find. I waded through them all to find Mexico resorts with baby clubs who will care for infants and toddlers 0-4 years of age. Unlike Jamaica and Cuba, there are few that take very young babies – most need to be at least one year of age and usually 18 months and up.

Resorts with Baby Clubs in Cancun:

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Courtesy Crown Paradise, Cancun

Crown Paradise Cancun – In addition to their Kid’s Paradise Program with daily activities for kids aged 4 to 12, they also have a Baby Paradise Program for babies aged 18 months to 3 years. Crown Paradise Cancun is located about 20 minutes from Cancun Airport, and 11 miles from downtown Cancun. In addition to their supervised programs, there is also a water park, which features a pirate ship and eight water slides, as well as mini golf and a game room.

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Courtesy Great Parnassus Resort & Spa, Cancun

Great Parnassus – Only 15 minutes from the Cancun airport, the Great Parnassus has spacious rooms and loads of amenities and activities for families. Open from 9 AM to 9 PM, the Baby Club (18 months to 3 years old) provides supervised care and activities for baby, including baby pool time, face painting, magic story time, baby aqua-aerobics, coloring, sand castle building and more.

Resorts with Baby Clubs in Riviera Maya:

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Courtesy BlueBay Grand Esmeralda, Riviera Maya

Blue Bay Grand Esmeralda – I had the pleasure of staying at the Blue Bay Grand Esmeralda a few years back on a press trip, and I was surprised to discover that they offered a mini-club for children as young as two. Their area was shaded, the indoor part was clean and air-conditioned, and the (then) new cribs were well-taken care of. Children did not need to be potty-trained, and the staff seemed caring and fun. Blue Bay Grand Esmeralda is located about halfway between Cancun airport and the town of Playa Del Carmen.

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Courtesy Palladium Hotels & Resorts

Grand Palladium – There are actually four Grand Palladium resorts in the Riviera Maya – the Grand Palladium Colonial, the Grand Palladium Kantenah, the Grand Palladium Riviera, and the Grand Palladium White Sand. Located across the Riviera Maya in Puerto Juarez (Colonial and Kantenah) and Chetumal (Riviera and White Sand) the different resorts have unique atomospheres, facilities, and decor, but they all share the baby club – for little ones aged 1-3.

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Courtesy Paradisus La Esmeralda, Riviera Maya

Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Esmeralda – Unlike the Paradisus Cancun, which offers a baby play space off of their Family Concierge Lounge but no actual baby club, the Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Esmeralda offers included daycare service for children of ages between 12 months and 4 years, open daily from 9 AM to 10 PM.

Resorts with Baby Clubs in Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo:

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Club Med Ixtapa Pacific

Club Med Ixtapa Pacific – We were very fortunate to be guests of Club Med Ixtapa Pacific when it first re-opened after a major renovation a few years back. It was amazing. And a colleague has been returning annually with his family, they love it so much. Club Med Ixtapa Pacific’s facilities are amazing, but the Baby Club and the Mini Club (for infants as young as three months to three-year-olds) come at an extra cost (the Petit Club for kids four and older is included). The clubs are run by international G.O.s, and they are lovely, fun, and caring. The cost can seem steep but for occasional use the level of care is outstanding.

Resorts with Baby Clubs in Puerto Vallarta:

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Courtesy Grand Palladium Vallarta Resort & Spa

Grand Palladium Vallarta – As with the Grand Palladium resorts in the Riviera Maya, the Grand Palladium Vallarta also offers a baby club for babies aged 1-3. They are located on Banderas Bay, just 20km from the airport in Puerto Vallarta.

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Courtesy Melia Vallarta

Melia Vallarta – Overlooking the Marina, and in a great neighbourhood, the Melia Vallarta is only a 5-minute ride from the airport or 10 minutes to downtown Puerto Vallarta. The kids’ activities at Melia resorts are Flintstones-themed, and children can be watched and cared for by certified babysitters with Red Cross First-Aid training. Babysitting is offered for children from 4 months to 4 years old. This resort is also 100% smoke-free!

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20 Responses to Mexico Resorts with Baby Clubs

  1. kath crilly at 04:38 #

    hi
    i have twin boys who will be 18months by feb and a 3year old. we are looking to go away in febuary for a week to somewhere with an included baby club! we dont want to pay too much. we like the idea of mexico but basically anywhere in the caribean except dominican. our main thing is somewhere for the kids to go for a few hours every day!!

  2. Kim at 14:20 #

    Just looking into travelling with our 11 month old to grand palladium Vallarta and wanted to know what the baby club was like and included, also how were the baby amenities. ThANKS

  3. Kate at 16:15 #

    Hello

    We are thinking of going to Mexico in Sept/Oct with our 10 months old, but we can’t figure out how to keep him entertained while in Mexico. Specifically, where would he crawl? Are we to keep him in our arms the entire trip? What do people traveling with babies normally do on vacation? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

    • Corinne at 13:41 #

      Hi Kate! Your little guy will love crawling in the sand, going for walks, splashing at the beach or pool… Ten months is a great age for his first vacation! Please don’t hesitate to get in touch or pop by Facebook and we can chat with some other traveling families 🙂

      • Brenna at 20:57 #

        Hi, we are going to Mexico with our 5 year old and 1 year old (just 12 months) and I and totally stumped on how to go in the cab to town. If we bring the car seat do we have to carry it around town? Or can they bring car seats in the cab if we request?

        • Corinne at 10:29 #

          Hi Brenna! On our past trips to both Mexico and Cuba, we made arrangements with cab drivers to take us into town (we installed the car seats) and then pick us up at a specified time and place. Usually they just put the seat in the trunk when we were off and then we re-installed it when they picked us up. We did this about five times in different places. We ask the concierge or front desk staff for taxi driver recommendations. Good luck!

  4. Amber at 23:22 #

    Another family and ours are looking for somewhere with a lot of activities for young kids (2 and under) but we don’t necessarily want to leave them there to be supervised by others. Are these activities available for use if we prefer to stay with our children? Are there different resorts than those listed which provide a lot of activities but not babysitting?

  5. Amy Whitley at 12:57 #

    Great round up! I can also vouch for Azul Beach Hotel in Riviera Maya. It’s a smaller, boutique all-inclusive, so their baby club is more one-on-one and personalized, and they lend free toys and gear to rooms, too.

  6. Colleen Lanin at 18:29 #

    I’m a little sad my kids are no longer babies and can’t attend these sweet baby clubs. These look fab!

  7. John at 22:49 #

    thanks for the tip on the Grand Palladium Vallarta. Link goes to booking.com but no results to that hotel, fyi.

    • Corinne at 23:13 #

      Thanks for the heads up, John! It works ok for me?

  8. Rob at 13:32 #

    Surprised you missed the Karisma resorts – Azul Beach, Azul Fives, Sensatori, etc. All have kids clubs with babysitting

    • Corinne at 11:19 #

      Kids’ Clubs, though, not baby clubs. Most Karisma resorts don’t take kids under 4 for their daily programming. Elsewhere I DO espouse the awesomeness of these properties for vacations with babies, they just don’t have baby clubs.

  9. Casian at 16:45 #

    Hi, do you know what the maximum age for Blue Bay Grand Esmeralda baby is? I can’t find that information anywhere. Thank you 🙂

    • Corinne at 19:11 #

      Hi Casian!
      Looks like kids club is up until 12 years of age, and there’s a teen club for 12-17. Have a great trip!!

  10. Lynee at 23:37 #

    I’m really about going to Mexico. I haven’t made a a decision as to which Resort I’m going to stay and I have A 2 year old and a 15 year old but he still needs to be supervised I don’t know if they have a kids club where I can let him sit in with her? I’m extremely nervous about leaving her with strangers and in a strange Place we’ve never been before let alone another country. However, I really am going to need some space at least for one day period any comments or suggestions question. Thanks in advance

    • Corinne at 16:40 #

      Hi Lynee!

      The larger resort chains like Beaches and Grand Palladium also have teen programming. Do you know where in Mexico you’re thinking of visiting?

  11. Sbeen Ajmal at 16:27 #

    Hi I have booked travel for my family to Cuba Varadero and Havana. I have a 2 1/2 year old daughter. We want to book a resort in Varadero with a toddler club. I have spent weeks and months trying to find a decent resort. I have read so many bad reviews with the Melia resorts and the ones from this website. Most of the resorts with toddler clubs have bad reviews with service, food, and cleanliness. I am afraid to go to a 5 start hotel that has bed bugs.
    Can you please tell me if you stayed in a decent place in Varadero with a toddler club recently. I’m just stuck and wondering if i should just take the loss on my flights and cancel the trip to Cuba. I’m booked for the last two weeks in December 2017.
    I would appreciate anyone’s help please. I am looking and reading reviews on Trip Advisor and booking.com and reading over 100 of reviews.

    thank you,
    Sbeen

  12. Trenton at 12:35 #

    Hey Corinne, thanks for the info, just wondering how current it is? Does the Paradisus La Esmaralda still have baby club (supervised for 12mo. to 3 years) while the Paradisus Cancun does not (requires parent supervision for that age range?)

    • Corinne at 16:39 #

      Hi Trenton!
      Yes, it seems La Esmeralda has baby care for as children as young as 12mos. from 9am to 10pm, and Paradisus Cancun has the Family Concierge option but no kids or baby clubs. Babysitting can be arranged for a fee. Hope that helps!

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