With kids heading back to school this week and work routines starting again your summer travels may start to seem like a distant memory. But this is all the more reason to start dreaming of your next family adventure. Punta Cana, Dominican Republic’s paradise, is a popular travel destination with sprawling white sandy beaches and breathtaking views in every direction. When you are ready to swap city life for your next tropical vacation, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana will make all your rock star dreams come true. This five-star all-inclusive experience located on stunning Macao Beach is perfect for families seeking the ultimate rock star getaway because it’s packed with enticing outdoor activities, exciting entertainment options, luxurious accommodations, delicious restaurants, and endless opportunities to bond with your kids while showing them how music can inspire their lives.
Live Like Rock Stars
The Lavish Rock Family Suite is the ultimate kid friendly accommodation. At 1,715 square feet you get a stylish bedroom with king size bed, two queen size sofa beds, dining area, living room, two full bathrooms, and walk-in closet. Everyone sleeps like rock stars atop 300-thread count Egyptian cotton bedding but only the kids get the colorful beach toys. There is also an Xbox 360, plush kid-sized bathrobes, and if your child is celebrating a birthday enjoy a complimentary cake. If you are a single parent like me and don’t need as much space, the other rooms and suites are just as luxurious. All 1,822 lavish accommodations feature a terrace or balcony, iron and ironing board, Bluetooth alarm clock, hair dryer, coffee maker, stocked mini bar, digital safe, wireless internet, and direct dial phone with unlimited free calls to the continental USA and Canada. Admire custom designed furniture and artwork from around the world and stream your favorite tunes via complimentary music channels on your 55” flat screen LED television. At the end of the day kids can rinse off their sandy feet bubble bath style in a deluxe hydro spa tub with cruelty-free, biodegradable bath products. At Rock Royalty Level a personal assistant is available.
Dine Like Rock Stars
The buzz and smiles outside the lobby ice cream shop are a clear giveaway something delicious is happening. The line at Ice Cone moves quickly so get ready to choose from a large assortment of frozen treats including green apple popsicles that are dairy free and delicious. You will not go hungry on this vacation with unlimited food and beverages spanning nine trendy restaurants. Feast on delicious Caribbean foods from the Dominican such as fresh fruits at The Market Food Hall and enjoy breakfast surrounded by a hanging tropical garden inspired by the greenery of Punta Cana. Experience flavors from around the world such as traditional Mexican taco recipes at Los Gallos; brick oven pizza at Pizzeto; contemporary Italian pasta dishes at Ciao; Mediterranean and Lebanese food like falafel and hummus at Bistro Med, and our favorite, Zen, where we dined on made to perfection vegan sushi, rice, veggies, and tofu at this fun teppanyaki restaurant. In-room dining with 24-hour room service is also available for a quiet night in.
Play Like Rock Stars
Whether you are traveling with your toddler or your teen there are amenities for everyone. My son and I bowled to our heart’s content at their popular six lane Bowling Bar centrally located on hotel property at The Boulevard. To get there you will likely pass Spiderman in the lobby and other costumed performers giving out animal balloons to thrilled little rock stars. The lobby itself is a site to see with one-of-a-kind guitars from renowned musicians, outfits worn by celebrated performers, unique rock memorabilia, and legendary shiny silver cars on display. Famous tunes drift through the air and the urge to sing and dance to your favorite songs will have your kids laughing or hiding from embarrassment. If your teens need an escape they can check out Laser Tag or cool leading edge virtual technology at VR Exgame. Alternatively, plan a family night at Escapology and build teamwork to find clues, open padlocks, and solve puzzles in under 60 minutes.
Swim Like Rock Stars
When you aren’t having fun at the beach, splash around in their 13 refreshing pools, three of which are specifically kid-friendly. The kids slide area is for those under 15 and the family pool with waterslides pumps out teen-friendly tunes. Save time to surf like a rock star and catch adrenaline inducing waves at their very own Flowrider located at the main pool, for ages four and up. My son and I spent quality time bonding under the sun at Rockaway Bay Water Park as we laughed while whirling down high-speed slides sharing an inner tube and getting soaked. The water park includes 9 fast slides and a variety of 17 other slides for kids and teens in addition to a family pool.
Sing And Dance Like Rock Stars
There is no time for boredom with daily and nightly entertainment including parties with changing themes, contests, concerts, and live performances. Rotating shows include Lion King Show, Michael Jackson, Karaoke, magic shows, and authentic Dominican themed nights. Their entertaining activities program includes discos, face painting, mini golf, musical games, beach parties, and the ultimate foam party in the pool. Live music, the heart and soul of all Hard Rock resorts, is never too far away. This makes sense since Hard Rock Hotels were founded in the spirit of music dating back to when legend Eric Clapton donated a guitar to London’s original Hard Rock Café. Since then, the brand has become dedicated to upscale hospitality and attracts guests that value the VIP rock star treatment. Experiencing this magical resort with your kids allows the Hard Rock spirit to live on with the next generation.