Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort Cancun Review

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Our time in Cancun with partner Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort went by way too quickly, and I’ve been thinking about how I was going to write this review since the moment we left. The reason why? Because the resort is absolutely huge, and I have so much to share! 

Moon Palace Cancun is located about 20 minutes from the airport on a compound all it’s own. It is more like its own city than a hotel. With 14 restaurants throughout, there are so many places to eat that you can’t possibly enjoy them all in one visit. There are also a multitude of bars and snack places too. Every which way there is a beach, pool, bar, or place to eat. That is just the beginning! Since this is an all-inclusive resort, there is so much to do too, and it is all included!  

Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort consists of three separate resorts, and we stayed in Nizuc which is in the middle of the property. The other two resorts are Sunrise and The Grand.  They are all connected with beautifully landscaped grounds and are walkable to get to each one. If you require assistance, or would prefer to not walk, there are golf carts to take you back and forth. I also wanted to add that this was the most accessible resort I have ever been to with wheelchair ramps throughout.

When you stay here, the following is included with your all-inclusive rate: Hotel taxes and gratuities (although we did tip on our own too because we wanted to), all meals and snacks throughout the resort, unlimited premium alcoholic beverages, unlimited natural juices, and soft drinks, tea, lattes, cappuccinos, and espresso. Also included is amazing 24-hour room service, access to the fitness center, wireless Internet access ( it was really fast for us), daily activities program and entertainment, theme parties and nightly entertainment, non-motorized water sports (see below), and towel service at the beach and at the pool chairs. 

Pretty much everything you can imagine for an amazing vacation is included! 

Even check-in is quite the experience! 



Then there are the pools! There is a pool area in each resort. Our favorite was the one in Nizuc, where we were staying because it had a huge slide!




Over in Sunrise, there is even a kids pool area!


For the little ones, there is an extensive kids club called the playroom. It is located between Nizuc and Sunrise and there is everything from a cafe for the kids to eat in, to a theater, fashion room, large play structure, and more! There is also a smaller kids club in Nizuc by the pool.

You can check out a phone from the kids club for them to call you if you are needed which gave us even more peace of mind to enjoy our vacation.





Over in Sunrise is a teens lounge!


The girls and even Pete loved hanging out here. It has an arcade with the games ready to play. No need for money or tokens! A sports bar area with all the games on, a video game lounge, snack bar, pool tables, and more. This place was really cool and probably the best teens area I have ever seen!

I might have gone with Ash to the teen lounge just for the popcorn one night. They also might have this popcorn in the kids club too. (wink, wink). That stuff was so good!


Teens also seemed to flock to the cafes for coffee and snacks like crepes, sandwiches, desserts, ice cream, and popsicles!

Just wait until you see the beach! That water is so blue here and the sand so soft!

As part of the all-inclusive experience, you can even go sailing!

Or do some stand-up paddleboarding yoga over the pool!

We also went biking along the beach throughout the resort… also included!

If you are foodies like we are, then you will love Moon Palace Cancun! There is a buffet inside each of the three resorts on the property, and they each have a different flair. Our favorite was the one inside Nizuc. The service from every single person we encountered here was perfect, and at the restaurants, there was no exception. They thought of everything you could possibly need. From carrying your plates to the table from the buffet to having a new drink ready for you before you even knew you needed it, I would rank the level of service above a 10. It was impeccable! Every guest felt like they were the most important VIP there.

There were tons of choices each way we looked. There was a brick oven pizza restaurant looking out over the pool…


where we enjoyed pizza, calzones, and Ash’s favorite drink at the resort, a strawberry smoothy!
Maddie and I had more cappuccinos (with soy milk) than we can count!


And of course, there were the “adult” drinks too! They didn’t even bat an eye when I asked for mine without alcohol! Pete sipped the real deal, and said that they were fantastic!

After we shared that we had vegetarians and vegans in our party, they kept showing us more and more things that we could eat. Including a faux-chicken made to order fried rice that Maddie and I are still craving!


We also fell in love with the Japanese restaurant with the custom sushi! One night it was just Ash, Pete, and I, and the other night Emmy joined us too!



And of course, room service happened often. Our whole stay felt like we were constantly being pampered and cared for like family. 


Here is a look at some of the other delicious food we enjoyed!

moon-palace-cancun-food-reviewAnother highlight was the accommodations we stayed in, the family deluxe with two adjoining rooms side by side, connected by a common door. Each room had a luxury jet tub and a well-appointed bathroom. 

This is the girls’ room.


And this is Emmy trying to take over our room!


Our balconies were the place to be when sipping our morning coffee. 


Emmy thought so too!


The shower was great too!

The kid’s rooms come with special snacks and chocolate milk for the little ones along with beach toys, kids soap, kid-sized slippers, and robes. 


We also had fully stocked mini-bars with ice-cold water, soda, juice, beer, and alcohol that was replenished daily.


Staying at Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort Cancun really was a vacation we will remember forever!
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See our other posts from the trip to Moon Palace Cancun:

14 Pictures That Will Make You Want To Vacation In Cancun With Kids

Day 4 In Cancun With Kids Moon Palace Cancun

The Reese Family Takes Over Cancun Day 5

Day 6 In Cancun At Moon Palace

Day 7 Of Our Cancun Family Vacation

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Heather Reese
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Heather Delaney Reese is the storyteller and photographer behind the lifestyle and family travel blog, It's a Lovely Life®! For the past decade, she has vacationed over 150 days a year with her family. She is a vegan, and loves being by the water, spending time with her children, husband, 2 Shih Tzus and Cat.


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