Looking for a warm weather getaway the whole family will love? Here is my family-friendly travel guide to The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun, an amazing all-inclusive resort in Mexico.

The grand at moon palace adults only pool

Recently, my family returned to Cancun, Mexico for a week long vacation at the The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun. You may recall a few years ago when I shared 9 Tips for Visiting Cancun with Small Children. I’m happy to report, those tips still ring true today (especially the snacks part).

Kids walking to the beach

Rich and I love to vacation with our boys. In fact, we’ve traveled all over the map. A few of the destinations we’ve visited as a family include AlaskaBoston, Asheville and more.

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Image from The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun

During our stay at The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun, we stayed in a posh Grand Swim Up Suite and explored everything this all-inclusive gem has to offer.

the beach at the grand at moon palace cancun

If you’ve never been to Cancun, it’s known for its amazing sandy beaches, perfect weather and pure turquoise blue sea. Cancun also boasts fantastic seafood, plentiful nature adventures and vibrant nightlife. The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun helped us feel right at home.

kids on the beach

The resort has tons of incredible outdoor activities — from snorkeling to luxury sailing — offering many options for how to spend your time. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can brave zip lines through the jungle or have a low-key vacation with your family around the beach at the resort. My boys had a lot of fun goofing around at the beach!

Adults Only Pool

One of my favorite features about The Grand Moon Palace Cancun is the large adults-only pool. If you’re looking to spend some time with your significant other without the kids in tow, this is the spot to lounge.

man at the pool

The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun’s best-in-class service helped us relax and enjoy our time together. Rich and I really enjoyed the pool areas too. Here’s a pic of Rich enjoying sunshine, a sparkling water and songs from the day club!

Cabanas at a Pool

The poolside cabanas are an ideal gathering space. Since we had such a wonderful stay, I’m already thinking about my next visit. I’d love to host a girls’ getaway trip here — I can picture me and my friends drinking cocktails and soaking up the Cancun sun!

Coco Bar Drink

Speaking of cocktails, the resort’s Coco Bar serves up the best drinks! This fresh, fruity signature cocktail drink refreshed my soul. The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun has a high standard for wines, beers and spirits. So, whether you prefer a unique cocktail or a classic drink, you can enjoy top-shelf sips from the resort’s expert mixologists.

Fish Ceviche


You also have gourmet meal options and delicious poolside bites all day long. Food is obviously one of my favorite parts of a true all-inclusive stay. Since Cancun is the perfect place to eat fresh fish, I tried this fish ceviche one afternoon. It was sooo good!

Taco restaurant at the grand at moon palace cancun

After a relaxing day, we checked out the upscale dining experiences. The resort offers French, Mexican and Lebanese fare. One evening, we devoured these healthy shrimp and fish tacos. They left my taste buds dancing! I was also excited to enjoy familiar Lebanese flavors that remind me of my family.

Waterpark at the grand palace at moon cancun

Another perk with The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun is the versatile water options, like the dazzling water park. This is another reason it’s an ideal stay for families.

child floating in pool at the grand at moon palace cancun

During pool time, our kids explored the different water slide options, splashed in the wave pool and floated in a lazy river at the water park. Here’s a picture of my youngest enjoying the water and sunshine!

father and son in Pool

As you can see, our family spent a LOT of time together in the sunshine. Our boys had a great time playing water games, relaxing in the pool and joking around with each other.

Bowling at The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun

We also spent time in the WIRED Lounge, a family-oriented game area. We grabbed a few snacks, beers and bowled with the boys at The Ninth Pin. The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun offers plenty of kid-friendly games for tiny guests too, like an arcade, mini-golf, bumper cars and more.

Resort walking path

We had so much fun making memories together on this all-inclusive resort trip. I’m looking forward to our next family vacation.

Liz in Turks and Caicos

How do you like to spend time at all-inclusive resorts? I’d love to hear from you.

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Disclosure: The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun coordinated my hotel, activities and meals during my stay.

8 thoughts on “The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun”

  1. They do have the 3 9-hole courses, Jungle, Lakes and Dunes. My favorite was the Dunes. About $45 in addition to resort bucks. Clubs are about $50. Shoes are about $15. Very nice resort courses. Refreshment stands on the courses. Very good overall experience.

  2. I love the Palace resort group. We’ve been to The Grand, Sunrise and Nizuc multiple times and always have a wonderful stay. The first couple of trips we took excursions and they were nice and fun, but the last couple of trips we’ve just stayed by the pool all day and had some wonderful food.

  3. I returned home two nights ago from the Moon Palace Grand. There are two things that made my stay less than wonderful.
    First, all things protein are seriously overcooked, (not the ceviche, obviously,) and the music at the Unique pool was deafening. My cousin and I left for this reason. Not relaxing.

    1. We stay at Palace resorts frequently and I can confirm that golf is not included and costs extra. If I recall correctly, a round of golf was about $110 per round and if you need to rent clubs and shoes that was about additional $70. It is 27 holes and a Jack Nicklaus designed course that is absolutely manicured and worth every penny.

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