With one of the very best beachfronts in all of Cancun, the economical Grand Park Royal Cancun, in the heart of the Hotel Zone, caters well to families. With kids, an entertainment team, and fairly loud music, it’s not an ideal choice for couples looking to relax. The swimming pool area isn’t spectacular by Cancun standards, dining variety isn’t so impressive for an all-inclusive (there are four mediocre-to-poor on-site restaurants), timeshare sales pitches can be annoying (and aggressive; remember to avoid the conversation upon check-in), there are complaints about the overall service, and there are pesky extra fees (to use the gym and to order room service more than once in a 24-hour period, for example); but the resort offers snack bars throughout the property, a spa, a yoga studio, and a nice rooftop bar. The rooms are decent for the price; they’re fairly modern, equipped with marble floors, sleek bathrooms, and balconies with excellent ocean views. Some also have private plunge pools or jacuzzis. The outstanding beach area helps the Overall Beach Resort Rating significantly, upgrading it from the lower B range to the upper B range. Activities include kayaking, windsurfing, snorkeling, scuba diving, sailing, parasailing, and beach volleyball (with a subpar court). Shops, restaurants, nightlife, and other attractions are available in the vicinity; La Isla Shopping Village is within easy walking distance.
Guests returning to the United States and staying four nights or more are eligible for a complimentary COVID-19 antigen test on-site, prior to departure (two people per room per stay).