The Great Parnassus-Cancun, Great for Families

The Great Parnassus-Cancun

The MEXICO Report

By Susie Albin-Najera

If you are thinking of heading to the Cancun area on your next family vacation, The Great Parnassus is a great option for families traveling with kids.  This all-inclusive, oceanfront hotel offers special values for families including a ‘kids stay free’ deal (one child up to eight years old is free and second and third children up to 17 years are $50 each per night).

Family Room

In addition to air-conditioned and spacious rooms including Deluxe rooms, Club Rooms, Suites, Master Rooms, Theme Suites and Presidential Suite, the hotel offers a Family room equipped with bunk beds accommodating up to three kids.

Treasure Island Water Park

The hotel offers exciting family entertainment as well such as the Treasure Island Water Park, miniature golf, a baby club, kids club and a teens disco. The kids club includes activities such as dodge ball, soccer, face painting, movie time, Lego races, sandcastle making and much more. There are many pool activities throughout the day and evening entertainment for all.  Kids will not go hungry either in any of the 10 international restaurants and buffet eating stations.

Spa at The Great Parnassus

Moms can also get a little pampering time in as well at the full-service spa.  European treatments and therapeutic massages are available including a Swiss shower, pressure shower, sauna, floating whirlpool, couples Jacuzzi, couples massage, body scrubs, peelings, facials and body wraps. I highly recommend a facial (using the environmentally-friendly Germaine de Capuccini product line) along with a 30-minute relaxing foot massage. The spa also has a beauty salon and offers haircuts, make up, hair styling, waxing, manicure, pedicure, nail treatments and many other services.

The Great Parnassus is owned by Salvador and Irma Ornelas, who graciously hosted us on our recent stay as we were scouting hotels for a television comedy special.  Even though we were traveling without our kids, this dynamic duo (with two children themselves) know how to pamper families and show guests a great time.

Fernando Carrillo, Salvador and Irma Ornelas, Scott Montoya, Rick Najera, Susie Albin-Najera

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Susie Albin-Najera is the creator and editor of The Mexico Report, an award winning travel blog showcasing news, deals and resources for the modern traveler. Najera is a writer, author, travel blogger, marketing and public relations specialist and producer. Najera serves on the host committee for Maestro Cares, founded by singer Marc Anthony and producer Henry Cardenas; and on the advisory board for Corazon de Vida, providing aid to children in Mexico. She is also the creator of 'The Real Heroes of Mexico' showcasing community heroes in Mexico and producer of Latino Thought Makers. Najera has been recognized by the Mexican Consulate and Mexico Tourism Board for fostering positive relations between countries and her dedication to showcasing Mexico as a premiere destination. She can be reached at

5 comments for “The Great Parnassus-Cancun, Great for Families

  1. 2011-01-25 at 11:22 pm

    I agree the hotel is great hotel to visit. Recommended for families and also for people of all ages. The assets of the hotel are the service, the excellent food and the beach. I loved it and I will go back!!

  2. soccerfan09
    2010-06-21 at 3:11 pm

    carlos was an amazing host, i really want to go back!

  3. Denver
    2010-04-25 at 7:41 am

    We spent our 20 anniversary here. What a beautiful hotel. It was Oct. so some rest. were limited on the times they were open. If you want to be pampered this is the place. Carlos is a very gracious host for the hotel.

  4. 2010-03-03 at 8:50 am

    Great post Susie! I’ve never been to the Great Parnassus yet, but it sure does look nice!

    Keep the good work coming, cheers from Cancun!


  5. 2010-03-02 at 6:51 am


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