I will 500% recommend Karisma Hotels. Specfically, Azul Beach in Riviera Maya, which is not far from Cancun. http://www.karismahotels.com/Hotels-Resorts-Villas/For-Everyone/Azul-Hotels I stayed there with my Fiance (before engaged), my only regret is that we didn’t wait to go there for our honeymoon!!!! I have such high standards after going there, it has been hard to put my trust in another hotel company or location because I LOVED THAT PLACE.
This one does allow children, there are others where it is couples only. I am sure they are amazing as well, but I will only speak to this place. We booked it through http://www.cheapcaribbean.com We did our flights, private transportation to and from the hotel, and the hotel itself as a package through this site. You can add on some excursions through them as well.
It was all inclusive which was amazing!!! The food was AMAZING!!! There were many many restaurants, we went to all except the Italian place. Didn’t love the Asian place as much but we loved everything else. Good pools – POOLSIDE BARS, AND THE BEACH OH MY GOD.
So there are these amazing cabanas you can get, you don’t pay ANYTHING EXTRA except $4 per person to help protect the waters (that’s for your whole time there). All you have to do is tell the desk at the beach you would like a cabana for the next day and it’s yours. You can get drinks and snacks brought over to you. They have kayaks, paddle boards and I think there was volleyball sometimes.
We didn’t go to night entertainment but we saw there was a lot and I’m sure it was great. We DID do a tequila tasting – amazing bartender at that bar inside the hotel. I now love tequila. They don’t skimp on the liquor and the staff was all really friendly and sweet, weren’t only treating us nicely until we gave tips (I have read reviews for other places mentioning this).
We went on 1 excursion which we arranged once there, I think it was called Xplor Park. We did it in the late afternoon through evening. Perfect timing as my Fiance got serious sunburn and being out in the cool air helped. It included doing ziplines (we did the last one together), riding in an amphibious car, and this paddling and not really kayak in caves. It was so wonderful! http://www.xplor.travel/
If you have ANY questions about staying there, please let me know. I would check out some of the other locations in Mexico as well. The hotel company is truly wonderful. And now I’m so spoiled I NEED A BEACHFRONT CABANA FOR MY HONEYMOON!!!