Float a few laps in the lazy river that winds its way around the hotel and water park, and on the way back to the infinity pool, pick up wood-fired pizza for the whole family

When you walk into the Royalton Splash Riviera Cancun, the first thing you’ll notice is the open tile lobby with sweeping views of the ocean and an infinity pool with sunken lounges that seem to float above a grand outdoor auditorium.

The second thing you’ll notice is that the Royalton Splash Riviera Cancun is a resort for everyone. Whether you’re on an adults-only trip, a family vacation, or a multi-generational reunion, there are activities, restaurants, and amenities to meet every need. Want to spend the day lounging in the sunshine? Choose from two pools, lazy rivers, or the beach with a mellow surf. Want to enjoy an adults-only dinner? Arrange for the kids to spend time in the three-level kids’ club while you dine at Ma Maison. Want to catch the nightly entertainment as a family? Be sure to get there early for the age-appropriate excitement, and then (if you can!) tuck the kids into bed and enjoy the adult fun.

Something else that’s hard to miss? The attentive staff, milling around the lobby welcoming guests with refreshing drinks and answering any questions, ready to get your vacation started. You can even upgrade your experience if you book a room as a part of the Diamond Club. You’ll bypass the check-in area at the front of the hotel and head for a private check-in lounge, where you’ll meet your butler, one of several perks included in the package. You have access to your butler all day, and they will book your dining reservations and check on activities for your group.

What’s the Best Thing to Do at Royalton Splash Riviera Cancun?

Royalton Splash Riviera Cancun splash park and lazy river

Once settled in one of the rooms or suites, prepare for serious water park fun! The Royalton Splash has one of the biggest water parks in the Caribbean—with 14 water slides (four are for little kids), two lazy rivers, an impressive splash pad, and two incredible infinity pools, it’ll be hard to convince your family to do anything but play in the water. Once everyone’s had their fill of fun on the slides, take the short jaunt down to the beach, where you’ll find a pristine stretch of sand with almost no surf, making it ideal for little kids. Guests can rent sailboats, kayaks, and paddleboards.

If you and your group need a break from the sun, hang out at Game Up, where you can book bowling lanes, play laser tag, and jump on indoor trampolines. There’s also an incredible gym and outdoor multisport court for young adult and adult guests, and for those wanting to check out the spa, opt for a Mommy & Me facial package or a hydrotherapy session (Diamond Club guests get a one-hour complimentary hydrotherapy session).

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Food at the Royalton Splash Riviera Cancun is a serious business

Agave is a restaurant in the Royalton Splash Riviera Cancun resort

If you’ve come on vacation for a diverse selection of dining options, the Royalton Splash Riveria Cancun does not disappoint. There are ten restaurants included in your all-inclusive package, and nine of them welcome all ages. Enjoy a Teppanyaki experience alongside fresh sushi at Zen, or dine on exquisite steak paired with premiere wine at Royalton signature Hunter Steakhouse. Fire up your tastebuds at Taj, which offers authentic Indian cuisine, feast on ribs and other southern specialties at Smoke BBQ, or enjoy the open views, ocean breezes, and fresh Italian fare at beachfront Grazie Italian Trattoria.

Gourmet Marche offers buffet-style dining with a little bit of everything for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and for a unique dining experience, a night at The Cave is a must. With a subterranean feel, sparkling lights, and cuisine made with local ingredients and inspired by global culture, you can’t miss a night here. There is also a gelato shop next to the splash park for a sweet treat, a grill serving kid favorites like chicken tenders, cheeseburgers, and hot dogs, and a food truck serving up freshly made tacos and quesadillas.

The entertainment does not disappoint

What about the Royalton White Party?

Every Friday at a Royalton Resort is the White Party, and the Royalton Splash Riviera Cancun is no exception. Find your way to the heart of the resort, where you’ll be swept away on a wave of dance energy sparkling lights. Other nights have live music, dancing, cultural performances, and more.  During the day, you can head to the lobby and see what activities are happening: think Bocce Ball, Ping Pong, trivia, beach soccer, and even water polo.

Find out more here: royaltonresorts.com/splashrivieracancun

All images courtesy Royalton Luxury Resorts unless otherwise noted.

This trip was paid for by Royalton Luxury Resorts but all opinions belong to the writer. 

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