Last October the Hard Rock Hotel opened in Cancun and ever since, tourists big and small, know exactly where to go to indulge their inner rockstar.
"Welcome to the Jungle" is the phrase that greets all visitors at the Hard Rock, and from the moment you set foot in the lobby, guests will notice that this resort is different from all others. Music, dramatic decorating and memorabilia from stars like Prince, Snoop Dogg, Cher and Britney Spears welcome you. There is even a small mall-like area where you can shop for you vacation wardrobe and Hard Rock souvenirs.
Welcome to the Jungle! — Photo courtesy of Hard Rock Hotel Cancun
After their long journey, guests can grab a beer or mix a cocktail from the minibar, ease into the double jacuzzi and watch satellite HDTV before heading to the enormous pool area, complete with two swim-up bars, bubbling hot tubs and a shallow pool that's great for little rockstars. The resort is located on a wide white sand beach and oceanfront rooms provide amazing views of the aqua blue Caribbean.
In the pool area, there is an outdoor buffet and brick oven pizza is available. All those calories can be worked off by participating in the constant daily activities like water, beach or tequila (yes, tequila) volleyball, ping pong, pliates, Zumba, beach soccer and more.
Jacuzzis in each room make every guest feel like a rockstar — Photo courtesy of Hard Rock Hotel Cancun
The Little Big Club, Hard Rock's kids club, is a dream come true for little rockers. There's a waterpark, a bounce house, a Barney room, an Angelina Ballerina room and Thomas the Tank Engine and Bob the Builder areas that are loaded with toys. All these characters make regular appearances. Activities are fun, educational and interactive. Food prepared especially for little ones is available all day.
At the Hard Rock the party lasts well into the evening. After pool time, fine dining choices include Zen for Asian food, Ciao for Italian and Ipanema, a steakhouse. The Market is a buffet restaurant which is open for all meals. They even provide to-go boxes and cups.
The Hard Rock is located on a gorgeous stretch of beach — Photo courtesy of Hard Rock Hotel Cancun
Lobby bar Smash is hugely popular. It's often overflowing on all sides into the lobby area with guests. Partiers can sing karaoke or dance until KISS makes an appearance and livens things up even more.
Entertaining shows are featured each night in the Hard Rock's amphitheater. You may see a circus, a fire show, breakdancing, a rock band, a rock show or lucha libre. The Michael Jackson show is not to be missed.
Your rockstar vacation is about to begin! — Photo courtesy of Hard Rock Hotel Cancun
At midnight, Ipanema restaurant turns into a nightclub where guests can party like. . .you guessed it, rockstars, until the wee hours of the morning. Then go back to the room and fill out your room service breakfast form. You can even specify what time your want your pancakes delivered. Now that's rockstar treatment.