Day 2 At Hard Rock Hotel Cancun With Kids

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The rain cleared just as we started our day at our host hotel, Hard Rock Hotel Cancun and gave way to a really awesome day in Cancun!


As promised in yesterday’s post, here is a peek inside our family suite. This is the girls’ room with two double beds and a huge Jacuzzi tub! I’ll be sharing a full room review once we get back home.


The first thing we did in the morning was to take in this ocean view. There must be a hundred shades of blue in the water and sky here. It is so relaxing!


There are also tons of places to lounge and are situated on multiple floors, around pools, on the beach, and close to the other amenities, like food and drinks too!



Em and Pete went swimming, and of course, had Pina Coladas at the swim up bar!


After showers and breakfast, it was time for fun. I kept finding these notes everywhere in our room. Emmy would tuck them under my pillow, and put them by the sink. She REALLY didn’t want me to forget that she was going to the kids club today. She LOVES kids’ clubs and is the ultimate connoisseur of them. Ask her anything about any of the ones she has been to, and she will rattle off facts. When we picked her up later, she gave the kids club, “The Little Big Club” at Hard Rock Cancun, 5 stars. She said it was awesome! I’ll share more about this later too!


After Emmy was all checked in at the kids club, Ash and Maddie headed to The Music Lab to learn how to be a DJ. 


Pete and I headed down to the beach to watch the waves. There was a red flag warning, so nobody was in the water, but it sure made for some beautiful waves. I could have stayed there all day just watching them!


After their lesson, Maddie and Ashley took over the music at the pool! This was such an amazing experience and a teen favorite. Anyone over 12 can do it, and it is included in your all-inclusive experience! 






I already know this is going to be a highlight for years to come. I kind of wish Pete, and I had done it too. It is not every day that you get to DJ at a pool!


The day flew by, and before we knew it, it was time for dinner at Ciao, the Italian restaurant. Again, they had no problem preparing vegetarian and vegan meals. In fact, a great majority of the options were either vegetarian already, or easily adapted to be vegetarian.  The straw was another example of how they have been going above and beyond to make every moment here magical!


Here is a sampling of what we ate…




After dinner, we went down to the lobby which had been transformed into a Día de Muertos celebration. 




We enjoyed the music and entertainment, and then we took Ash and Emmy back to the suite for room service dessert of fruit platters, and then bed. They were so tired from all the fun we had.


Pete, Maddie and I went back downstairs to enjoy the party more.


There were characters dressed up and wandering through the area with a full Mexican buffet set up too.


They even had some local vendors there selling their handcrafted goods. We bought Emmy a bracelet, Maddie new earrings, and Ash a painted small surfboard. 



On a scale of 1-10, I would give today a 15! It was that amazing!


Here is our recap video from day 2:

What is your favorite thing to do at all-inclusive resorts? 

Heather Reese
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Heather Delaney Reese is the storyteller and photographer behind the lifestyle and family travel blog, It's a Lovely Life®! For the past decade, she has vacationed over 150 days a year with her family. She is a vegan, and loves being by the water, spending time with her children, husband, 2 Shih Tzus and Cat.


  • Yes! I need a solid week of Hard Rock Hotel and Cancun in my life right this second! I have been super stressed lately and this would help me chill for sure.

  • This looks like a wonderful place to stay. That pool and beach view is amazing. I will keep this hotel in mind if I ever travel to Cancun.

  • What an awesome day and nothing beats being near the beach. I especially appreciate that they have activities geared toward teens, as I feel that is often an age group that is overlooked.

  • I have never been to Mexico before, but this place looks amazing!! I love all the fresh food, and the overall site atmosphere.

  • Wow I can not wait to see the rest of your suite. I love the giant hot tub. This looks like a dream trip.

  • It looks like everyone had an amazing time on day 2 at the Hard Rock Hotel Cancun. The DJ lesson had to be so much fun for the girls. This would be a great place to stay for any family. There is something for everyone to do. The pool looks amazing and so much fun. Thanks for sharing your experiences.

  • It looks like you are having fun! Such a beautiful hotel and it’s really nice for whole family.

  • What an amazing resort for the Holidays! I love that there are a lot of activities to keep you busy! And the food and suite are awesome too! Thanks for sharing your amazing trip!

  • Oh man what a great time this looks like. They kids look like they are still having a blast. And the food look so yummy. I love that there is a Jacuzzi right in the room.

  • Oh…I love these photos! My parents spend 2 months in Cancun during the winter months and my sisters both have condos there! I will definitely check out Hard Rock the next time I am there. It looks awesome! 🙂

  • That looks like so much fun. I would love to go there on a vacation. How beautiful too! Your view is just gorgeous!

  • What an amazing resort. I will have to check it out the next time we vacation in Cancun. I love just to sit back and relax with a cocktail by the pool.

  • I love the color of the room. I would love to paint my bedroom that color but don’t think I could convince my husband.

    It looks like you had an amazing time.

  • Looks like a wonderful place to stay. I’ve only been to the Hard Rock in Vegas but this place is absolutely amazing. I love decor and there’s that amazing view.

  • What an amazingly beautiful place and experience! I love that the girls got to DJ at the pool! The food looks incredible too! I have always wanted to go to an all inclusive resort, but haven’t been able to yet. Hopefully one day we will visit an awesome family friendly one like this!

  • Hard Rock Hotels are always gorgeous but this takes the cake. Everything is so amazing, like the rooms and the view of the water.

  • That’s an amazing experience! I’m sure the kids will remember this for years to come. It’s so exciting to be able to be a DJ for a day. The view here is just fantastic!

  • Omg looks like y’all had one fabulous time at the Hard Rock! I will have to check this resort out next time I’m in Cancun!

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