All meals and drinks (non-alcoholic and domestic alcoholic) are included the Jetsetter rate
Five pools with swim-up bars and water slides
Nine restaurants — each specializing in a different cuisine
Access to a private white sand beach
What To Know
Kids activities are scheduled daily; there’s also a teen lounge and disco
Heaven, a resort within the resort, is an adults-only enclave with its own private beach
Rock Spa has 75 treatment rooms and a lavish Old World appeal
The state-of-the-art fitness center’s multiple daily classes begin at 8 a.m.
Parking on site
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Sophisticated all-inclusive beach sleep 25 minutes south of Playa del Carmen, with five pools, nine dining options, a spa and a music lab
Located on a prime stretch of sandy Caribbean shoreline about 25 minutes south of Playa del Carmen, the Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya delivers a fun yet sophisticated beach escape, and the all-inclusive rate means everything from the in-room top shelf liquor cabinet to the nightly entertainment (think live DJs and headliners) to the kids club is included. All guestrooms have a beachy aesthetic, with rustic planks serving as headboards, natural stone lining the wall near the hydrospa tub and burnt orange accent walls. Other nice amenities include espresso machines (in some rooms), purified water and hammock-strung balconies. There is no shortage of activities, either. Relax beside one of the five pools, paddle up to one of the swim-up bars, carve out an afternoon at the 75-room spa, get dolled up at the beauty salon or see what it’s like to DJ or star in a band at the music lab. Each of the nine restaurants serves a different type of cuisine; try Ipanema’s for true Brazilian dishes cooked fresh over a fire, Pizzeto for brick oven pizza and pasta à la carte, and Zen for Asian specialties that include teppanyaki. Work off all the calories with a class (starting daily at 8 a.m.) at the state-of-the-art fitness center.
In the Area
With so much to do on-site, there’s little reason to leave the resort, but if you’re interested in learning more about the region, the Hard Rock arranges tours of Chichen Itza — one of the New Seven Wonders of the World — where you’ll see the 70-foot pyramid and Temple of Kukulkan. You can also go for a swim in a cenote, explore an underground river or book a tour of Tulum, a bit farther south, the site of a pre-Columbian Mayan walled city.
Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya - All Inclusive
Km 72, Carretera Cancun-Chetumal
Puerto Aventuras, Mexico
How to Get There
The preferred airport for Aventura Spa Palace - All Inclusive is Cancun, Quintana Roo (CUN-Cancun Intl.) - 68.9 km / 42.8 mi. Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property’s location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance. Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometre.