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The Grand at Moon Palace Family Resort Mexico

[fa icon="calendar"] Apr 23, 2019 10:51:59 AM / by Sally Black

Sally Black

Riviera Maya Mexico Best Family ResortThe Moon  Palace Cancun resort complex is a renown, perennial favorite for families staying in the Sunrise, The Moon and Nizuc sections of this massive property.  The Moon Palace complex is located just 5 miles south of Cancun airport, nestled on 55 lush tropical gardens, a signature golf course, conference facilities and totals 2314 deluxe rooms and suites most with ocean or partial ocean views.  This small resort "city" is surprisingly easy to navigate with trams and carts passing every couple of minutes.

Moon Palace Grand Resort Riviera Maya Family All Inclusive Resort

The Grand at Moon Palace offers families an all inclusive world of bliss. Opened in 2017, it boasts 1,316 lavish rooms and luxury suites. When you step into the lobby you don't feel like you're in Mexico. This resort feels more like a high roller luxury escape from Vegas, Miami or even Europe than it does a Mexican All Inclusive. The hand sculpted, immense chandelier glowing over the main lobby bar is a show stopper.  High end finishes and decor make for an excellent first impression.

The Grand at the Moon Palace Family Suite

One of the signature features of palace resorts is the large, double jacuzzi found in each room.  This tradition is continued at The Grand. Usually these tubs are located in the main living areas. close to the balcony or patio doors so that you can take in the views while sipping wine in your bubble bath.  A large number of the king rooms here connect via a door to a room with two double beds and is sold as a guaranteed family suite  that will accommodate a maximum of 6 family  members. 

Some families may prefer to opt for a Grand swim-up suite which, as the name implies offers direct pool access straight from your patio. These suites will accommodate families of 4 but will allow one additional child under the age of 3.

Guests staying at The Grand can enjoy all of the activities and amenities throughout the entire resort complex. Guests staying at Sunrise, Moon 7 Nizuc palaces need to purchase a special day pass to use the facilities at The Grand.

Free WiFi is available throughout this property, including the pool areas and even down on the beach.

Restaurants at The Grand At Moon Palace, Riviera Maya, Mexico

The Grand itself has 10 delicious restaurants with a truly modern vibe on offer.  Most dining venues do not require reservations. It's simply dining on demand. Guests are given a pager and are free to relax, enjoy a drink or sample some small plates at the bar until their table is ready.  The JC Steak House, Cielito Lindo Mexican restaurant, Jade Asian restaurant and the adult only Le Chateau French restaurant can be booked thru the resort's guest app. In addition the Chef's kitchen offers theater style cooking demonstration experiences along with wine or wine and chocolate pairings. These experiences all require reservations.  If you don't feel like eating out, 24 hour room service is on offer too.

The Grand At Moon Palace Family All Inclusive Resort

Grown ups will enjoy the Unique Day Club complete with live DJ, cocktail service, hookah, appetizers and comfy cabanas. In addition to the spa, tennis and golf, there are nightclubs and their choice of 16 bars including 6 swim up bars. At The Grand, there's even a bar with it's own bowling alley. Yet is must be said, The Grand it's all about the kids!

The Grand At Moon Palace Kids Club

The Grand offers the biggest kid's zones in all of Mexico!

Parents and kids can enjoy the waterpark which comes complete with several large waterslides of varying heights.  There's also a lazy river, splash pad and wave simulator.  The waterpark surrounds the kids club.  To access the club guests exiting the waterpark and pass thru the "quick dry" machine.

The Grand at Moon Palace Kids Club

Waterpark at The Grand at the Moon Palace

The Grand At Moon Palace Best Kids Club In Riviera Maya

The Grand At Moon Palace Lazy River


Kids ages 4-12 will be entertained in here for hours.  There's a snack bar with a full menu of kid treats next to a huge indoor gym and ball pit.  Fun is found at every turn including bumper cars, escape room, mirror maze, ropes course, climbing wall and craft rooms.

The Grand At Moon Palace Kids Club Snack Bar

Best Kids Club in Riviera Maya

The Grand At Moon Palace Bumper Cars

Kids Indoor ropes course at The Grand at Moon Palace

Indoor Mini Golf

Family Escape Room at The Grand at Moon Palace

Teens are not forgotten.  The wired lounge offers supervised activities.  It's home to a number of arcade games and gaming consoles. There's also a theater and lit dance floor. Teens will also enjoy the bowling alley and trying their skills on the surf simulator which is a quick golf cart ride away.

Best teen Club in Riviera Maya

The Grand at the Moon Palace was built to indulge their guests, especially those traveling with their children.  Palace has always had a strong reputation for excellent service. The Grand raises that bar even higher.  Our Vacationkids team was very impressed when we visited.  Let us answer your questions based on our first hand experience and comparison knowledge.  Talk with our team today because your family deserves a memorable Mexican vacation like this.

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Sally Black

Written by Sally Black

Sally is the Founder of Travel Agency and author of the book "Fearless Family Vacations". She is also the Director of Travel Agent Initiatives and Training at The Family Travel Association.

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