This brand-new all-inclusive resort has a top-notch kids club, a gorgeous spa, and dining options the whole family will love
There’s so much that an all-inclusive family vacation can offer and the brand-new Royal Uno® All Inclusive Resort & Spa in Cancún tops our list of best all-inclusive resorts for families for many reasons. First, you can literally just show up and you’ll be guaranteed an amazing vacation—no planning needed. Cancún is an easy direct flight from much of the U.S. and the weather there cannot be beat. We checked out this new property, ate at all the restaurants, and visited the kids’ club and spa—all the intel is here!
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The Royal Uno® property is gorgeous
Located in Cancún's Hotel Zone, Royal Uno® is less than 20 minutes from the airport. Make it easy on yourself upon arrival and have the property's on-site travel agency, Thomas More, organize your ride from the airport. That way you can avoid the overwhelming taxi queue with the kids in tow.
You'll feel like you've entered a vacation paradise as soon as you arrive at Royal Uno®with cool drinks and welcoming porters there to greet you. Check in and get your wristbands which will be your way to access your room for the duration of your stay. Send the kids to grab a crêpe or scoop of gelato from the grab-and-go coffee shop in the lobby; they'll be delighted that they can access these treats as much as they want throughout their stay (as parents allow).
Royal Uno® has 540 rooms with amazing beach views where you can catch the sunrise over Cancún's turquoise waters. Upgrade your stay with an Uno Suite that has a king-size bed for parents and a living room with two Murphy beds for the kids. If the beachfront suite is available, definitely go for it as you'll get a balcony with a hammock to lounge in and enjoy the waves crashing. You can even snag a beachfront room that has private access to the sand and your own whirlpool.
All rooms come with a mini fridge that's filled with water, juice, and beers, plus room service any time you wish. A Nespresso coffee maker will make sure you are well caffeinated throughout your stay (even when the kids wake up way too early).
The Beach at Royal Uno®
Shaded lounge chairs and a beach bar are available to Royal Uno® guests along the beach with easy access from the pool area. Lifeguards were present during our stay and they seemed very attentive to guests. Definitely plan to head out to the sand if you wake up early because the sunrises are pretty impressive.
Royal Uno Pools
The pools are the focal point at Royal Uno with plenty of space to spread out your towel and get some rays. You'll find a swim-up bar ready to serve that margarita or frozen lemonade. Near the swim-up bar is the snack shack where you can get pizzas made to order or snag kid-favorites like hot dogs and nachos.
Little ones will especially love the kids' pool and splash zone where they'll find slides, sprayers, and everyone's favorite—the dump bucket.
Adults should definitely spend some time at the adults-only pools that are located above Os at the Star Bar. You'll find this area to be a more chill environment with a few smaller pools and plenty of lounge chairs.
Kids Club & Family Room at Royal Uno®
Uno Kids is the place to be for little ones ages 4-12. Open daily from 9 a.m-6 p.m., Uno Kids offers drop-off care for kids with fun activities like a piñata party, crafts, movies, treasure hunts, and more. Book yourself some time at the spa and send the kids to live their best lives at this massive Kids Club.
Cancool Family Room
The teens and tweens in your group will really love this game room at Royal Uno® where they can play foosball, ping pong, board games, and video games. The room is a great option if you want to get out of the sun for a bit and relax with other kids.
Dining at Royal Uno®
With seven dining experiences to choose from, Royal Uno® has a comprehensive dining experience that families are sure to enjoy. In-room dining is available 24 hours a day so you can grab a snack no matter what time the hunger hits. Os is your go-to for buffet meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner with a comprehensive international menu with fresh-made tacos topping our list.
More upscale options include Mexican cuisine at Palotine, Italian at Miramare, and Asian at Aora. Special event spaces are available if you are planning a birthday or anniversary celebration and we definitely recommend you try the teppanyaki experience at Aora during your stay as it is interactive and fun for the whole family. Tons of kid-friendly options are available at all dining options and you can always snag a pizza at the snack shack if that's more your jam.
Activites at Royal Uno®
In addition to having a large fitness room, Royal Uno® offers various wellness classes like sunrise yoga and water aerobics. If you need a little relaxation after your workout, book some time at the Alea Spa where you can enjoy the gorgeous outdoor steam room, cold plunge pool, and hot tubs before your massage. They also have a salon available for nail or hair services.
Families will love nightly entertainment like fire performers, Cirque-like carnival acts, and dancers.
If you want to spend some time off-property, the Museo Maya de Cancún is adjacent to the property and houses one of the most significant archeological collections of Mayan culture that you'll find.
A Mayan jungle tour is a fun way to see more of the surrounding area. Learn a little bit about Mayan culture before you head out on two-person speedboats through the Nichaputé Lagoon. You'll stop at the Nicuz Reef for some snorkeling before heading back to a delicious meal. It's a must-do activity for families, we promise!
Royal Uno® All Inclusive Resort & Spa
Editor’s note: This trip was paid for by Royal Uno® All Inclusive Resort & Spa, but all the opinions belong to the writer.