Your family vacation time is limited, and it can be challenging to figure out what you want to do with your precious days off: cruise or family resort? A stay at the Seadust Family Resort in Cancun gives your crew the best of both worlds. This ship-like locale offers travelers luxury accommodations, access to awesome activities and some much-needed family time on the Riviera Maya in Mexico. Read on to find out why you should book your next family getaway at the Seadust Family Resort in Cancun.

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Your Stay

You’ll set sail on the white, sandy beaches of Cancun when you book your stay at the Seadust. Designed to look and feel like an enormous cruise ship, this elegant family resort provides visitors with luxury accommodations, tons of onsite entertainment, access to a beautiful beach front, and some of the best dining you’ll find in Cancun.

The Seadust’s Family Suites are designed to provide comfort and space for each member of your family. You can choose between a king-size or double beds in the main area of the room. And your kids will be thrilled to find bunk beds in a separate area where they can relax and play without mom and dad looking over their every move. All of the suites have beautiful views with partial ocean views. And the amenities include a fully  furnished balcony, a Smart TV with children’s programming in the kids space and a flat screen TV in the adult’s area. You’ll also enjoy round-the-clock room service, so you can dine in, and even enjoy a midnight snack.


This resort takes family fun seriously. You’ll want to spend a good amount of time playing in the turquoise waters and on the stunning white-sandy beaches, but there’s so much more available to your crew. Seadust features three infinity pools with breathtaking views of the ocean. Your kids will love splashing and playing, while you relax and soak up the sun. There’s even and adults-only pool for mom and dad to enjoy when the kids are in the kids club. After a day packed with play, you may also choose to soak in one of the whirlpools.

The onsite Treasure Island Waterpark, takes water play to the next level with slides and a pirate ship made just for the little guys. When they are done getting wet, the opportunity for fun doesn’t end. There is a miniature golf course that makes putting extra fun. For the little monkeys in your clan, a rock climbing wall provides just what they need to get their wiggles out. There’s even something for the adrenaline junkies in the family! Kids can soar over the golf course on a zip line designed just for them!

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Parents haven’t been forgotten. The athletes in the family can enjoy hitting the courts: tennis or basketball. And you don’t have to miss your regular workouts, because this resort has an impressive, well-equipped fitness facility with everything you need to work off all of the all-inclusive meals and drinks you’ll be enjoying. You’ll find  relief from the sore muscles that result from all your active play a Seadust’s Spa facilities where you can choose from a variety of relaxing body treatments. We suggest  the hot stone massage, or add a little romance with a couples massage.

If you decide to venture offsite, we suggest checking out Xenses Park for a unique experience. This cool park plays tricks with your mind as each attraction uses, and sometimes fools, your five senses. Walk the streets of an authentic Mexican town where you won’t be sure if you are going up or down. There’s a slide and a zip line, and an opportunity to discover, in pitch black darkness, different ecosystems perfectly represented by the flora and the sound of fauna of each one. You’ll leaving the park feeling more in love with mother earth than ever before.

When the evening rolls around, head to the theater where you can catch unique shows that include dancing, music and a whole lot of local flair.

The Kids Club

As much as spending time with the whole family together is a top priority on any trip, a little downtime for mom and dad doesn’t hurt. The Seadust has a kids club your kiddos won’t want to leave. Open from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., this well-staffed child care runs aprogram complete with activities that include treasure hunts, water games, painting, cooking, sports, movies, and more.

There’s even a baby club for the tiniest of tots. This program is set in a magical area packed with toys and equipped with cribs and everything needed to properly pamper the babes (ages 18 months to four years eleven months old). The program includes  supervised care and activities like splashing in the baby pool, the magic story time, water gymnastics, coloring time, and much more.


Food is a common complaint about all-inclusive resorts. The quality of the dining establishments at the Seadust, is truly next-level so be prepared for some serious over-indulgence. Savor mouth watering French cuisine at Le Maison De Michelle where you’ll dine on dishes like magret of duck in raspberry sauce, beef stew “bourguignon”, and escargots with wild mushrooms and bacon.

El Maguey offers guests authentic Mexican dishes. You’ll love their tacos and traditional sopas. At Samurai you can savor a traditional Japanese meal and get your Sushi fix. For Mediterranean Italian fare, head to The Lighthouse where you can choose from a variety of seafood and pasta dishes. We suggest the fresh lobster. There’s even an onsite steakhouse that transports you to London.

For a super casual, buffet-style breakfast, lunch and dinner, head to the Food Gallery. Here you can choose from dishes from around the world without having to worry about your kids making too much noise or being wiggly. There is literally something for everyone in the family and then some.

Family vacation time is limited and important. Choosing a destination that allows everyone in your crew to have fun and feel comfortable is important. The Seadust Family Resort in Cancun is the perfect place to spend your precious time away from work together. Every aspect of this resort is designed to meet the wants and needs of family while providing next-level fun and the sensation that you are exploring the sea.

—Annette Benedetti

Special thanks to Seadust Family Resort for assistance with accommodations and entertainment. All opinions here expressed are the writer’s own. 


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