All-Inclusive & Family Friendly: Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya

If you’ve been putting off a family vacation to paradise for a while now, you might seriously want to reconsider. Out of all the gorgeous destinations you may want to look into, there is hardly anything better than the breathtaking beauty of the majestic Caribbean coast, waiting for you to experience at the Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya. An all-inclusive, lush, tropical adventure at your own pace, suitable for the whole family, and with the Hard Rock hospitality that matches no other. Sit back, relax, and enjoy your stay!

LOCATION


The Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya is situated on the gorgeous, white-sanded, eastern coastline of the Yucatán Peninsula, in Puerto Aventuras, Mexico. With the Cancún International Airport at only 51 miles to the north and with bigger cities at close reach, there are plenty of options to choose from if you decide to dive a little deeper into the rich ancient Maya history.

With the superb amenities and the wide range of activities available at the resort, however, you’ll probably think twice before you set out on an exploration tour and miss out on anything your all-inclusive stay has to offer.

HOTEL


In a similar fashion to other Hard Rock resorts and hotels around the world, Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya focuses on the music aspect of recent generations. Quotes by famous artists adorning beautiful walls greet you as you drive up to the hotel in a private airport transfer. It becomes clear almost from the moment you step foot on the grounds that you have arrived at a different type of resort, one that rocks just a little bit harder

Entering an impressive lobby, surrounded by rock memorabilia from some of the most famous artists of the century, is surely a treat for the eyes. Older kids can marvel at motorcycles and full-size cannons on display while parents check out outfits worn by the stars during their performances, well-preserved in glass human-sized cages. Meanwhile, younger children can enjoy playing on the expansive couches surrounding the lobby square or sit on the swing suspended from a massive oak tree.

GROUNDS


Meticulously maintained, the landscaping around the buildings is sharp and clean-looking. But as you approach the pool and main areas, it turns into plush tropical flowers and vegetation that we all so love about Caribbean destinations. The resort itself is pretty expansive with two separate sections: Heaven and Hacienda.

Hacienda, the family section of Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya, has its own distinct orange color for all buildings and it is available to everyone, with amenities the whole family can enjoy at all times.

Heaven, an adults only area that can be entered by any resort guest aged 18 and over, features cooler blue tones and more adult amenities, such as clubs, bars, upscale restaurants and over the water Bali beds.

ALL-INCLUSIVE



The perks of having an all-inclusive stay at one of the world’s best resorts are virtually endless. And why shouldn’t they be? After all, vacation with style is of top-priority at Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya, and all-inclusive is taken to the next level: with top-quality service and world-class comfort available at any hour of the day or night, enjoy all the luxury you desire and get ready to be treated royally.

This is Paradise, Riviera Maya style.

Here’s the complete set of amenities included in the price of your stay at Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya:

  • 5 Star luxury accommodations
  • Experiential Dining (casual and à la carte)
  • Beverages (alcoholic and otherwise)
  • Delicious snacks
  • Top-shelf in-room liquor dispenser
  • 24/7 in-room service
  • Land sports
  • Fitness center
  • Pool and beachside service
  • Daily activities
  • Nightly entertainment
  • Live entertainment
  • Free Wi-Fi (in-room and resort-wide)
  • Free Parking
  • Unlimited phone calls (the continental US and Canada)
  • Private function concessions
  • Gratuities included

FOOD


An all-inclusive stay of royal proportions would simply be incomplete without an equally epic culinary experience. That’s why at Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya your taste buds are in for a world-class treat that appeals to all senses, leaving you with an experience that will satisfy even the most hard-to-please foodie family member. Even if you decide to stay in for the night and enjoy the comfort of your suite, the 24-hour room service will make sure you have a top-notch in-room dining experience.

At Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya, you can choose from any of the eight world-class restaurants available, depending on your mood and appetite, and whether your little ones are coming along. At Hacienda you will find the following dining spots:

  • The Market offers a rich buffet with nothing but fresh and exotic ingredients from every corner of the world. An ideal choice for breakfast and a different themed dinner every night.
  • Pizzeto will lure you out in the open with its flavorful, crispy brick-oven baked pizza, salads, soups and pasta à la carte. A great option for a relaxed dinner for the whole family.
  • Frida gives you a true taste of fiery Mexican cuisine along with a variety of regional specialties à la carte. For an authentic and festive dinner in true Mexican style that everyone will enjoy.
  • Ipanema is a stand alone buffet style restaurant by the pool with outdoor seating. If you’re eager to go on a culinary journey to Brazil for the night, rest assured that Ipanema has you covered.
  • Zen offers nothing but the finest of traditional Asian cuisine, including sushi, stir fry and Teppanyaki style specialties you can relish. Perfect for an Asian-themed dinner for all ages.
  • Cafetto is a fantastic way to start your morning with a continental breakfast, some snacks or if you just like to sip your freshly brewed coffee or tea at any time during the day.
  • Float is ideal if all you crave for is some snacks to share with the family or if all you want is to indulge in a delicious cocktail by the pool.

While Grandpa and Grandma are happily spending quality time with their grandkids, Mom and Dad can enjoy some adult time during their vacation, too. With the finest dining experience at the adults-only Heaven section of Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya, there is surely something special to savor here:

  • Toro is the ultimate choice when it comes to the finest dishes and cuts of steak. Perfect for lunch or dinner.
  • Ciao is the go-to Italian culinary experience at Heaven. With a luscious breakfast to start your day and exceptional Italian specialties to savor during dinner, prepare to be dazzled.
  • Le Petit Cochon is your one-stop for a taste of the rustic French countryside. For a sublime dinner that appeals to your senses.
  • Los Gallos brings you an unparalleled Latin American tasteful experience. For a dinner with stylish ambiance, freshly prepared Mexican cuisine and heavenly flavors to tease the palate.
  • Dive is the best spot for top-shelf drinks and tasty snacks to enjoy by the Heaven pool while the kids are having a wonderful time with their Grandparents.

ROOMS


At Hacienda in Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya, you’re not simply booking one of the 687 lavish rooms — you’re booking top-shelf luxury so you can rock on even while you’re resting! Whether you go for the Rock Star Suite, the Rock Royalty — Deluxe Platinum, or the Deluxe Family two-bedroom suite, world-class luxury is exactly what you’ll get.

Kick back, relax, and marvel at the tropical paradise before your eyes. From your very own private balcony with hammock to your hydro spa tub, and from your fully stocked mini bar and top-shelf liquor dispenser to flat screen satellite TVs and an exceptional 24-hour room service, everything you’ll ever need to spend your vacation like a true Rock Star comes with your all-inclusive stay.

BEACH


There are few places that can challenge the magnificent crystalline waters and soft white sand of the Caribbean. And when you can get all the gorgeous tropical view you can handle right from the comfort of your over the water Bali beds on the private beach at Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya, you know this is definitely not just another all-inclusive luxury resort.

Here you’ll find a man-made lagoon beach style with no waves at the perfect depth for little kids to have fun in. And while they safely splash in the water or snorkel at the beach near the rocks, you can follow their lead and go kayaking or simply kick back and enjoy your cool drink under the sun, get sun-kissed with nothing but the gentle murmur of the water calling you in for a swim.

POOLS


Who doesn’t like to splash in the water under the hot sun? You probably guessed right. That’s why at the family section Hacienda at Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya, everyone has a place to have fun with two fantastic pools to choose from. The Zero Entry Kids’ Pool is ideal for little kids that want to splash around, participate in fun activities and grab a snack when they feel like taking a break.

If you’re ready to head out and splash with your teens, the Family Pool with endless water activities and swim up bar for Mom and Dad’s refills is perfect. Don’t forget to try out the water slide — your kids will love it!

If you’re traveling without kids, or simply want to lounge rock ‘n’ roll style, you’ll find three exclusive pools, a natural sea cove, and a private beach at the Heaven section of the resort.

MUSIC


You surely must have aspiring music artists in your family, longing to get a taste of the spotlight. At the Music Lab of Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya, your music fantasy becomes a reality. For all rock stars aged 12 and up, this vacation will be one you’ll never forget. Get expert instruction at the Music Lab and prepare for the performance of your lifetime. With the accelerated training available to all guests, you will rock everyone’s world, even if you have no experience.

Whether your dream’s been to form a band and strum the guitar on stage, with your whole family watching, or to get lost in beat-mixing at the turntable with nothing but the sound of electronic dance music to fuel your LIVE on stage performance, you’re in the right place. And if your music aspirations involve shooting your very own music video instead, don’t worry, Rocktube at the Music Lab has got you covered there, too. Forget all else — you are now rocking with the best, Riviera Maya style.

ACTIVITIES


With the wide array of activities you can indulge in at the Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya, there is something to suit every taste. Stay active with a Zumba class, learn Salsa, give Brazilian dancing a try, or if you’re more into Yoga and Pilates make sure not to miss a class at the exclusive Body Rock Fitness Center. With expert instruction at your disposal and world-class facilities to cover your every need, you won’t have any excuse putting off your vacation in fear of falling out of shape.

At Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya, vacationing in style AND staying in shape are both parts of the never-ending luxury. Your teens will certainly nod in agreement while they’re getting their share of motion at the dedicated Teen Gym.

Meanwhile, family members looking for some outdoor action can try out something different every day:

  • Kayak in the crystal-clear blue waters
  • Snorkel in the lagoon-style beach
  • Participate in planned daily activities
  • Play a match of tennis at the tennis courts
  • Hone their basketball skills with a friendly game

No matter what kind of activities you’d like to try, Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya is guaranteed to inspire you and keep you on the move.

FOR KIDS


Your vacation in paradise doesn’t include just sunshine and fine white sand. It also comes jam-packed with music, beats, and live entertainment for the whole family to enjoy, the way only Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya knows. Little rock stars can sing, dance, dress up, and play to their heart’s content at the Little Big Club’s interactive rooms, with all their favorite friends. When they’re ready to show off their skills, the Live Show is the ultimate music celebration.

Get ready for hours of family fun and epic memory-making that you’ll cherish for all the years to come, and let your kids get a taste of true stardom. At the Little Big Club, everybody knows who the superstars are, so when the music adventure unfolds one jam at a time, Mom and Dad, watch out for your rocking energy live on stage because the show is sure to go on and the fun is far from over.

When it comes to vacationing as a family, Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya knows that to have a legendary holiday as a family, your kids’ fun is of top-priority to you. That’s why it offers nothing but the best for your little superstars, so everyone can have their share of fun, relaxation, and blissful memories to take with them after your holiday is over.

With the Ultimate Playtime age-tailored packages you can choose from, you’ll be sure that they’re having the time of their lives with supervised fun, even if you’re not constantly there to watch over them. After all, Grandma and Grandpa could use some extra relaxation after an active morning down at the beach, and you might also want to hit the adults-only section at Heaven, knowing that your kids are well taken care of.

Make sure to check your travel dates, so you can take advantage of the Ultimate Playtime package of your choice, at no additional cost during certain periods of the year.

FOR PARENTS


After a day in the sun watching your kids having fun splashing around, the one thing you cannot miss is getting a world-class treatment at one of the 75 treatment rooms available at the fabulous Rock Spa, located in the adults-only section Heaven at Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya. There you’ll find bars and clubs for your nightly entertainment when the kids are sound asleep, an indoor jacuzzi, pools to grab some sun or take a lap, and lots of areas to hang out and sip a cocktail.

The beach has over the water cabanas with beachside service available at any time. You can also find a sand volleyball court and beach soccer area to test your skills with friendly matches.

FOR GRANDPARENTS


As much as you love spending time with your grandkids, Grandma and Grandpa, perhaps you’d also like to cool off by the crystal clear blue waters and admire the awe-inspiring scenery around you. After all, when you’re booking with Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya, this is what makes everything else go silent: your comfort is in charge, and there’s plenty in store for you to indulge in.

From a walk to the sea cove to a rejuvenating hydrotherapy session at the Heaven section of the resort, and from delicious drinks and never-ending snacks by the pool to the stellar live entertainment and wonderful lounge areas to take a break when the sun gets too hot, at Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya, there are endless amenities to give you the royal experience you deserve.

COST


Rates start at USD $330/night (taxes and fees included). Make sure to check out the specials and packages before you book your stay, so you can take full advantage of any exclusive deals that Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya has to offer.


Now that you know what to expect from a rocking family vacation at Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya, with the world-renowned Hard Rock hospitality and the unsurpassed amenities to enjoy and spend your vacation like a true Rock Star, you’re all set. Time to start packing!

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Photo Credits: The Art of Making a Baby, Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya

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Elena

Elena is the managing editor for Daily Mom. She enjoys traveling, spending time with her daughter, running several businesses, working on Daily Mom, playing volleyball, going to the gym, photographing and reading. You can contact her via email.

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