Mexico Resorts with Baby Clubs

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Mexico is so great for a family vacation. It’s a big country with a vibrant and warm culture. Additionally, there are plenty of accommodation options at very different price points and with a wide range of amenities.

Many resorts have rooms able to fit larger families with three kids or more, and most can arrange private babysitting. While a baby-friendly resort does not necessarily have to have special baby facilities, finding a Mexico resort with a baby club is a definite bonus.

Baby Clubs, Not Just Babysitting…

The bonus 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.

If your baby is an easy napper, you may want to drop them off at naptime. They’re supervised while they sleep, 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 Baby Club Med at Club Med Ixtapa Pacific.

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Mexico Resorts with Baby Clubs…

There is plenty of information out there for resorts in Mexico. But, places with actual 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 in Jamaica or Cuba, there are few that take very young babies.

For most of the resorts with baby clubs in Mexico, children need to be at least one year of age.</div/

Resorts with Baby Clubs in Cancun:

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Courtesy Crown Paradise, Cancun

Crown Paradise Cancun

In addition to the Kid’s Paradise Program with daily activities for children aged 4 to 12, the Crown Paradise Cancun has a Baby Paradise Program for babies aged 18 months to 3 years. The Crown Paradise Cancun is located about 20 minutes from the Cancun Airport, and 11 miles from downtown Cancun.

In addition to their supervised programs, there is also a water park with a pirate ship and eight water slides. There is also mini golf and a game room.

Baby Club Basics:

  • Cost: Included
  • Age: 18 – 36 months

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Crown Paradise Club Cancun at TripAdvisor

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Courtesy Seadust Cancun Family Resort

Seadust Cancun Family Resort

Only 15 minutes from the Cancun airport, the Seadust Cancun Family Resort (formerly known as Great Parnassus) has big rooms and is very family friendly. 

Open from 9 AM to 9 PM, the Baby Club (18 months to 3 years old) provides supervised care and activities for baby. There’s baby pool time, face painting, magic story time, baby aqua-aerobics, coloring, sand castle building, and more.

Baby Club Basics:

  • Cost: Included
  • Age: 18 – 36 months

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Seadust Cancun Family Resort at TripAdvisor

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. I was surprised to discover that they offered a mini-club for children as young as two. The area was shaded, the indoor part was clean and air-conditioned, and the (then) new cribs were well-taken care of. Additionally, 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.

Now there are conflicting reports as to whether or not they will accept children as young as two. Therefore, if a baby club is an essential amenity for your vacation, you might want to confirm directly or give this place a miss.

Baby Club Basics:

  • Cost: Included
  • Age: 24 months & up

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Blue Bay Grand Esmeralda at TripAdvisor

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Courtesy Palladium Hotels & Resorts

Grand Palladium

There are actually four Grand Palladium resorts in the Riviera Maya. There’s the Grand Palladium Colonial, the Grand Palladium Kantenah, the Grand Palladium Riviera, and the Grand Palladium White Sand.

The resorts are located across the Riviera Maya in Puerto Juarez (Colonial and Kantenah) and Chetumal (Riviera and White Sand). While the properties have unique facilities and decor, they all share the baby club.

The baby club takes in little ones aged 1-3.

Baby Club Basics:

  • Cost: Included
  • Age: 12 – 36 months

Check out the Trip Advisor reviews and pricing for the following Grand Palladium resorts in Riviera Maya:

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Courtesy Paradisus La Esmeralda, Riviera Maya

Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Esmeralda

The Paradisus Cancun offers a baby play space off of their Family Concierge Lounge, but no actual baby club.

However, the Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Esmeralda offers included daycare service for children between the ages of 12 months and 4 years.

It’s open daily from 9 AM to 10 PM.

Baby Club Basics:

  • Cost: Included
  • Age: 12 months – 4 years

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Paradisus La Esmeralda at TripAdvisor

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 incredible. And, because they love it so much, a colleague of mine has been returning annually with his family.

Club Med Ixtapa Pacific‘s facilities are amazing. But, the Baby Club Med and the Petit Club (for infants four months to three-year-olds) come at an extra cost. (The Mini Club for kids four and older is included). The clubs are run by international G.O.s, and they are lovely, fun, and caring.

However, the additional fee is roughly US $100 per day. It seems steep but, for occasional use, the level of care is outstanding.

Baby Club Basics:

  • Cost: Approx. US $100/day
  • Age: 4 – 23mos. for Baby Club/24mos. – 4 years for Petit Club

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Club Med Ixtapa Pacific at TripAdvisor

Resorts with Baby Clubs in Puerto Vallarta:

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Courtesy Grand Palladium Vallarta Resort & Spa

Grand Palladium Vallarta 

The Grand Palladium Vallarta is located on Banderas Bay. It’s just 20km from the airport in Puerto Vallarta.

As with the Grand Palladium resorts in the Riviera Maya (and Jamaica, and Dominican Republic) the Grand Palladium Vallarta baby club is for babies and toddlers aged 1-3.

Baby Club Basics:

  • Cost: Included
  • Age: 12 – 36 months

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Grand Palladium Vallarta at TripAdvisor

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Courtesy Melia Vallarta

Melia Vallarta

The Melia Vallarta is only a 5-minute ride from the airport and it’s 10 minutes to downtown Puerto Vallarta. The resort is located in a great neighbourhood, overlooking the marina.

The kids’ activities at Melia Puerto Vallarta are Flintstones-themed. And the children are cared for by certified babysitters with Red Cross First-Aid training.

Supervised care is offered for children from 4 months to 4 years old.

Additionally, this resort is also 100% smoke-free!

Baby Club Basics:

  • Cost: Included
  • Age: 4 months to 4 years

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Melia Puerto Vallarta at TripAdvisor

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34 Responses to Mexico Resorts with Baby Clubs

  1. kath crilly at #

    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!!

    • Tyler at #

      Do they check your child’s passports to make sure they are of age? Our youngest will be 11 months but looks 18 months.

      • Corinne at #

        Hi there,
        If I recall correctly, when you sign your baby into the club(s) for the first time they do require a piece of ID to confirm who they are. The age requirement is usually based on the level of care the resort employees are equipped to provide. An 11-month-old has different needs than an 18-month-old.

  2. Kim at #

    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 #

    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 #

      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 #

        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 #

          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 #

    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. 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. 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 #

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

    • Corinne at #

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

  8. Rob at #

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

    • Corinne at #

      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 #

    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 #

      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 #

    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 #

      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 #

    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 #

    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 #

      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!

  13. andrea at #

    Hello,
    We are hoping to find a resort that will accommodate an 8 month old as well as a 3.5 year old anywhere in the mayan riviera, would you have any suggestions? Thanks!!

    • Corinne at #

      Hi Andrea! In that area there are plenty of resorts with good facilities for a baby of that age, but the ones with included baby clubs only start at 12mos. I will take a look again as I am working on some more content for that area in the next few days 🙂

  14. Lori D at #

    Are there any in Cozumel? Thanks!

    • Corinne at #

      None in Cozumel yet that I could find. Will keep you posted 🙂

  15. Jenna at #

    I just stayed at the Azul Ixtapa and found the baby room was really tailored to babies and toddlers and not so much three and four year olds. So it seems like it would be a little dull for kids that age. The toys were bright plastic ones (xylophones and the little cars they can drive around in) and the tv was blasting (they did turn it off when I asked). I only ever saw one tiny baby in there although I was told there were ten kids in there one day. The staff seemed nice enough. There is a small outdoor play area that just had one little slide in it. They are closed from 1-2pm for lunch.

  16. michelle at #

    Is there any resort for under 3 in Cabo that has kids clubs?

  17. Katherine at #

    We just came back from the Blue Bay Grand Esmeralda with our two ½ years old. We booked there in part because there was a baby club. Unfortunately, they don’t accept babies anymore, any kids under four years old. And it is only when you get there that you learn it …

    • Corinne at #

      Oh that sucks, Katherine–thanks for the update.

  18. Stephanie at #

    Yes, likewise, i just came back from Blue Bay Grand Esmeralda also with my 3.5 year old, expecting to be able to leave him but they now require $15/hr for babysitting younger than 4. They haven’t updated their website with that information either and quite ticked they haven’t as that’s why we chose that resort.

    • Corinne at #

      Thank you for this update! I will update the post.

  19. Mauve at #

    Hi,
    I would like to know if you know the rates for baby sitting in the room for the Grand Palladium Colonial. Just 1h for romentic dinner. We would like to go with our 15 month old.

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