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What We Love about the Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya


Bebé and I recently stayed at the Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya again, for four glorious nights! Without recounting every minute of our visit, I’d like to share what we love about this rockin’ resort, located just south of Playa del Carmen in Puerto Aventuras.

The Beach

The kayaks, the snorkeling, it’s all included, and located in a tranquil, protected, turquoise blue cove.


Someone offered to take a picture of us when we were kayaking. #thanks





resorts Puerto Aventuras

It doesn’t get much better than this.


The Pool

It’s huge, features a big swim-up pool bar and waterslide, and has many different sections, so you can choose between peace and quiet and lots of activity.

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The Entertainment

The kids club has a full schedule of activities, meals and shows all day. There are daily activities in the pool and beach areas. The night shows are thoroughly entertaining. Karaoke with a live band was just one of the highlights. Bebé made me sing and I chose Bob Marley.

kids club Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya

entertainment Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya

The Food

There is a variety of restaurants, not to mention the buffet, room service and the serve yourself snack bar by the pool. In addition, they will grant special requests, for instance, chicken nuggets in the Asian restaurant.



They were building the Agave Veranda during our visit, can’t wait to see how it turns out! (Don’t know if she’d like it but I loved this Frida mural.)


Music Lab

And if all that isn’t enough, the new Music Lab is a unique program unlike anything offered by other resorts. Guests can film a music video, learn to DJ or play in a rock band. Professionals help with the process and the best equipment is utilized. In the evening, participants show off their new skills in the Sun Bar. It’s hard to believe, but there is not an extra charge for Music Lab.

activities Hard Rock Hotel

The Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya is a super cool choice for a modern family vacation.



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