PHOTO: Kids get the royal treatment at Hard Rock Cancun. (Courtesy Hard Rock All Inclusive)
When most travelers think of visiting Cancun, they think of spring break, an adults-only getaway, or maybe even the perfect honeymoon destination.
Break your way of thinking because this popular Mexican city really is kid-friendly, and the Hard Rock All Inclusive Cancun makes it easier for parents to pack up the kids and get away for some family fun in the sun.
Hard Rock Cancun knows that traveling with children isn’t always easy. It means packing up extra gear, such as portable cribs, toys, strollers, food and, of course, an extra allotment of diapers and wipes for the babies. It also means keeping the children entertained while hoping for some time alone. To help lighten the load, the Hard Rock Cancun offers several packages that parents can choose, depending on the age of the child up to 12 years old, and they have pretty much thought of everything that you need.
In the Ultimate Playtime Packages, parents of babies up to 18 months old will receive a complimentary toy kit, an in-room crib and highchair, and an electric sterilization machine. Don’t worry about overpacking food and diapers for the baby, because the resort also provides Gerber food and cereal as well as 36 diapers and wipes.
For active toddlers, there is a complimentary toy kit and a child-sized robe and slippers so your little one can feel pampered too. Budding photographers aged 2 to 12 will also receive a complimentary waterproof camera. Capture the memories of your trip with Little Big Club Photos, which include two snapshots of your child with one of the characters.
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It wouldn’t be vacation if the parents didn’t get some time to explore the island, take a private ride on a catamaran, or just relax in the hotel room, so every package includes three hours of babysitting. Use the time to get a manicure, pedicure or massage in the Posh Beauty Salon, take in 18 holes at the Riviera Cancun Golf Club, or sit in your room’s hydro spa tub and look out at the crystal Caribbean waters.
The Hard Rock Cancun also takes the pressure of keeping the kids busy off the parents with their Little Big Club, an interactive experience where children are dancing, singing and playing with their favorite characters Barney, Angelina Ballerina, Bob the Builder and Thomas The Tank Engine. If you want, parents can join in on the fun by spending time with their children in the Little Big Club.
Of course, it is the Hard Rock, so the older kids will learn how to rock out and become a music superstar. They will jam to their own music, become a disc jockey and make music videos.
When the entire family wants to get together and have some fun, the Hard Rock Cancun is ready with lagoon-style pools, kiddie pools and water slides. You can play tennis or take an excursion, such as the Dolphin Experience, which puts everyone up-close and personal with these amazing creatures and even give them a kiss!
The Ultimate Play Packages, which do not include the excursions, are good for guests who stay for a minimum of three nights.