Bienvenido al paraiso! I’m so excited to share my latest trip to Riviera Maya, Mexico with you! I’ve been to Mexico a few times, but it was my first time visiting Riviera Maya and I can definitely say it will not be my last. Let me start by saying, I’m a huge fan of Mexico! I’ve traveled to some really exotic locations in my life and honestly Mexico has some of the most gorgeous beaches I’ve seen. Plus, the travel to Mexico is super easy and low cost.IMG_1844 Yellow Swim Top | Rent the Runway Head Wrap | Urban Outfitters Shorts | Quay Sunglasses | BaubleBar Bracelets IMG_1785

I stayed at The Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya, which is about an hour ride from the
Cancun airport.  I’m also a huge fan of it because it’s an all-inclusive resort – my
favorite! The entire hotel is filled with iconic memorabilia covering generations of
music. There were so many highlights about this property that stood out to me. The Rock Royalty Level, The Heaven Lounge and the Temazcal experience are just a few of my favorites.

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Starting with the Rock Royalty Level… I felt as if I was living like a queen! With the Rock Royalty Level you get an amazing room, spacious bathroom, private Jacuzzi tub, and a full time concierge service. With one push of a button you could have an aromatherapy pillow delivered to your room, a bath drawn for your return, or other luxuries you can dream up. Lifestyle of the rich and famous, but at the fraction of the cost – my kind of place!

The Heaven Lounge was our go-to spot late night and conveniently located on the
second floor of the resort. Offering a variety of tropical drinks and the coolest lounge areas to catch up with friends. You have to pace yourself because at 11pm the Heaven nightclub opens up and that’s when the real party starts! This club is unlike any I’ve ever experienced. It had a huge pool in the middle and let’s just say these party people were not shy about taking the dance party to the pool. All around a great time!
On to the Temazcal  experience… oh boy where do I start?! I’m always up for new experiences and through this I was able to learn about the local culture and their monthly traditions. I got to relax inside a small outdoor hut and sweat it out in a therapeutic cleansing. I can honestly say it was one of the best experiences I’ve had in a long time. You can read more about the Temazcal  experience here.
Another highlight included a new experience of mine and one very well known at the Hard Rock, the Rhythm & Motion massage. This was unlike another massage I have experienced and one I will never forget! Unlike your typical soft and relaxing tunes of waves crashing this Rhythm & Motion massages was synchronized to music and vibration.

How does it work? Well, the signature treatment — Synchronicity — is a modernized Swedish massage, where the guest lays on a table equipped with speakers that send vibrational pulls and bass through the body, a speaker-like dome (think hair dryer at the salon) falls overhead and plays an expertly curated playlist ranging from Fleetwood Mac to the Rolling Stones (think movie soundtrack). 

Now, all of this is going on while the therapists movements are synchronized to the music and beats, bringing the experience full circle. Utilizing Hard Rock’s differentiator – music – each treatment connects the healing power of music with the artistry of message therapy. Much like seeing a really great show, the spa treatment leaves you feeling invigorated and ready to conquer the day — or night.

Be sure to check out this amazing experience while on property, it was certainly a memorable experience for me to say the least!


Other highlights included a private dinner at the Bret Michaels Rock Star Suite, the Cenotes cave diving experience and tequila tasting at Frida Restaurant.

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If you are thinking of an easy getaway, to be sure to add The Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya Resort to your list. I think you will love it as much as I did!