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Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana - All-Inclusive

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Punta Cana
will rock you. The vibe of this resort is music and entertainment. It is a true gem of an All-Inclusive Caribbean resort. Hard Rock Punta Cana has elevated the all-inclusive experience to a higher level, making it quite possibly the Ultimate Caribbean All-Inclusive. It will certainly exceed your expectations for an all-inclusive resort.


VIP Check-in w/ Justin


Imagine the hippest hotel casino in Las Vegas merging with the chicest South Beach resort and being transplanted to a famous beach location like Punta Cana in the Caribbean, with a designer golf course. Plus up to an $1,800 Resort Credit for tours, spa, golf and more. 24-hour room service, comp Wi-Fi, 13 amazing pools, beautiful beaches, top shelf drinks at 23 bars, and a la carte dining at 10 mouthwatering restaurants is what you can expect at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Punta Cana.


Grand Opening Celebrity Guitar SmashULTIMATE CRUISE & VACATION had been to Moon Palace Punta Cana before, during and after it became Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Punta Cana. It is a fact that we were part of the spectacular celebrity-filled inaugural renaming celebration on January 29, 2011. So it is with great pride that we are able to identify the changes and upgrades this resort has gone through and the current amenities and services Hard Rock Punta Cana now offers.



As you expect from a Palace Resort, Hard Rock Punta Cana is a 5-Star 1,790 room resort providing large Jr Suites up to four-bedroom villas, all with double Jacuzzis, double showers, balconies, liquor dispensers and stocked mini bars; 24-hour room service; 15 swimming pools; 9 unlimited gourmet-quality a la carte restaurants where reservations are never required; included wireless internet; complimentary long distance calls to the Continental U.S; and if that is not enough – up to $1,800 Resort Credit* to be used for upgrades and services at the resort plus spa treatments, tours, and golf.


44,000 sq-foot CasinoHard Rock delivers a spectacular Hard Rock-styled 44,000 square-foot casino with sports book; 65,000 square-foot spa; Rock and Roll memorabilia and hip styles in every room, lounge and hallway, including 300 pieces of "authentic" rock memorabilia that can not be seen anywhere else in the world; and a fabulous party-fueled atmosphere from the beach to the 16 unique bars designed for every mood and occasion. Combine these factors with 121 acres of luxury and free flowing canals, 11 expansive pools, a gorgeous world-renown Punta Cana beach overlooking clear blue Caribbean water; and a Jack Nicklaus designed, Caribbean landscaped golf course and you have what we repeat, is possibly the Ultimate Caribbean All-Inclusive.


There is a long winding high-ceiling corridor off the spacious main lobby that features several outstanding restaurants, shops and bars eventually culminating to the left at the Convention Center where concerts are staged and to the right is the casino and spa.


Incredibly cool Kids water slidesAmazingly, Hard Rock Punta Cana is able to accommodate the wishes of all guests without compromise or intruding on one another. Families, couples, wedding and incentive groups, they can all be whatever they desire to be and never infringe on others. There are kids and infant pools as well as an adult-only oasis pool, an enormously long beach; and activities for anyone – day and night. It’s almost like Palace know how to do days and Hard Rock takes care of the nights, or so it seems.


For sure, the Hard Rock imprint is on everything. Sammy Hagar's 1926 hot rod and Madonna’s mirrored limousine are displayed in lobbies, a suit worn by George Harrison, Elton John's hand-painted piano, Gene Simmons' custom axe base, terraces named after Pink Floyd, signed contracts for the Byrds, pictures and memorabilia autographed by Gloria Estefan, Radiohead, Bon Jovi, the Beach Boys, Madonna, and even an ATM with the sign over it urging you to “Take the Money and Run,” words of wisdom from the Steve Miller Band. During the Grand Opening festivities we were entertained by the Wailers, Blue Oyster Cult and the Gipsy Kings, all on separate nights. Check out our video to see the action for yourself. Hard Rock knows how to throw a party!


Blue Oyster Cult @ Grand Opening


ULTIMATE CRUISE & VACATION whole-heartedly endorses Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana. After multiple visits we can safely report that it is unlike any other all-inclusive resort. You will love it – we promise. That is if you enjoy spacious high-quality Jacuzzi accommodations, premium brand drinks, delicious meals at a la care restaurants where reservations are never required; picture-perfect beaches and sea; engaging activities or tranquility; spa treatments; a golf course; casino action; and high energy nightlife.

All-Inclusive Features

• 1,790 spacious Suites with double Jacuzzi, liquor dispensers
• 13 Pools – 8 facing the ocean, 3 overlooking lagoons, some for kids and adults
• An absolutely enormous fully equipped modern Fitness Center
• Gourmet specialties served a la carte in 10 restaurants
• Premium brand drinks at all 23 bars and lounges, including the Casino
• 24 Hour Room Service
• Pool & beach waiter service
• Non-motorized water sports
• Up to $1,800 in Resort Credits for Tours, Spa, wine upgrades and more
• UNLIMITED Long distance call back to the U.S. from your room
• Nightly Turndown Service
• Complimentary bottled water, soft drinks & beer in mini-fridge
• Luxury bedding and Pillow menu
• Bath robes and slippers for use in room
• 15,000 Square foot Body Rock® Fitness Center

Additional Facilities & Features

• 5 Star rating
• Casino – 44,000 sq foot, memorabilia filled
• Rock Spa – 65,000 sq feet
• Shops
• Laundry and dry cleaning
• Beauty Salon
• Babysitting service


Meeting Facilities:
Justin at entrance of creative meeting spaceWe experienced first hand the extent and versatility of Hard Rock Punta Cana’s meeting facilities. The 65,000 square-feet overall space can be divided into 43 breakout rooms. The Fillmore Ballroom has 37,500 sq. feet with a maximum capacity of 2,800 banquet style. There is also the Avalon Ballroom with 19,000 sq. feet, Roxy Ballroom with 5,880 sq. feet and an amphitheater and pool areas that can be utilized for private functions, as we experienced.


SpaThe Rock Spa is an incredible 65,000 square feet of sensual tranquility, ideally located away from the high energy of this bustling resort. Relax with 48 spa suites, including indoor and outdoor couple’s suites. With the purchase of any spa treatment enjoy use of the extensive facilities including the hydrotherapy circuit with cool & warm lagoons, two whirlpools, herbal steam room, clay steam room, sauna, foot creek pathway, hydro-reflexology, a sensory experience pool and an innovative ice room to close and purify skin after multiple heat therapies, plus Swiss showers. Additional services include a wedding suite for Ultimate’s many brides. Spa treatments are not part of the all-inclusive package and each have a separate cost.


The 48 treatment rooms include:
• 24-Multi-function treatment rooms
• 5 Couples treatment rooms
• 7 Master Suites with hydro-massage tubs
• 2 Double master suites with hydro-massage tubs
• 2 Golden suites
• 2 Shiatsu suites
• 6 Outdoor massage pavilions



Your all-inclusive vacation at Hard Rock Punta Cana includes a $1,800 Resort Credit per room based on a 5-8 night paid stay. Other amounts are available for shorter and longer stays. This resort credit can be applied toward Tours such as the Dominican Experience and Snorkeling in Paradise; plus Weddings; Golf; Spa/Beauty Salon, Upgraded Wine selections; Romantic Dinner; Room Upgrades; and toward the Casino. *Restrictions and some limits per selection apply. Consult with us for specific details.


15,000 sq-foot Fitness CenterIncluded activities include the 15,000 square-foot Body Rock fitness center. Largest and most complete workout facility we have experienced yet. Massive with high ceilings and enormous windows letting plenty of light in, plus there are large rooms for boxing, pilates, spinning and other classes.


You can also try your hand at the climbing wall, tennis courts, Arcade Center, min-golf, ping pong, plus a dedicated Kids Club offering daily activities and childcare services.


Of course shopping is an activity, right ladies? There are 23 Hard Rock Cool shops to spend your money in. Rock Shop® is the place to score your legendary Hard Rock memorabilia. And since you can’t possibly return home without Hard Rock Punta Cana merchandise (we certainly take home our share), there are two stores to visit - the main lobby and in the Casino. Reveal Boutique has apparel for all ages, and Cana Shop has plenty of various souvenirs and apparel.


One of 11 incredible poolsPools & water – everywhere. You will be surrounded by a Venetian style canal setting. Hard Rock Punta Cana features 11 expansive pools, 4 with swim-up bars and 3 kid’s pools with flume waterslides and special activities for those under 16. There’s even a secluded adult-only pool. Here’s a look at some of the main theme pools.


Eden – Adult-only, European-style (yes, that means clothing optional) with a sophisticated atmosphere. This is the most secluded pool of all and does have food a drink service.

Isla – Latin-flavored tunes fill the airwaves at this pool.

The Woodstock – If you are looking for a more traditional Hard Rock sound and some activities, this is your pool.

Family Pools – These large pools harbor teen-friendly tunes, waterslides and activities for the under 16 set.

The Library – Looking for the sounds of silence (and we don’t mean the song – this time)? If you prefer to your own set list i.e. iPod or perhaps no sounds at all and maybe that new book you’ve been waiting to open, this is you pool.


Enormous beachPeople come to Punta Cana specifically for the gorgeous beaches. Hard Rock Punta Cana rests on Macao Beach, one of the best. You will be treated to a half-mile stretch of soft powdery white sand and picturesque clear blue Caribbean water on the easternmost tip of Dominica Republic Check out our personal photos and video for yourself.


There is waiter service on the beach and you can indulge in complimentary non-motorized water sports.


While you will have to play with your own money in the Casino (gambling is not part of the all-inclusive package), drinks are on the house as part of the all-inclusive package. This is the largest casino on the island and one of the largest in the entire Caribbean. Try 45,000 square-feet large, with memorabilia lined walls, plus a merchandise shop and deli.

Sports BookThe casino has a high-limit poker room, a VIP lounge and a Race and Sports Book, in addition to 450 slots and 40 table games, where you can try your hand at Baccarat, Blackjack, Craps and Roulette. The casino operates from 10am until 2am and features the ORO nightclub open from 11pm until 5am.



Justin enjoying Hard Rock Golf Course

The Jack Nicklaus designed 18-hole, par 72 course meanders over 7,253 yards through a varied Dominican landscape. This course, both challenging and picturesque, is located adjacent to the resort and features a putting green, driving range and a 19th hole watering hole that serves food and drinks.


Green fees are not included in the all-inclusive package but transportation to the course and drinks while you play are indeed included.



Though much of the appeal at the Hard Rock Punta Cana is adult oriented by no means is the resorts closd to families. Even the tiniest, ages 18 months to 6 years can have a blast here with Barney, Bob the Builder, Thomas & Friends and Angelina Ballerina. The resort also offers kids clubs for ages 4 to 12 that runs 11am to 11pm. There are even pool sports, snorkeling tours, and a club and lounge offering activities specific to the hard to please teens.

It doesn’t take much imagination to know that the Hard Rock brand is founded on the principle of entertainment done right. Bars, lounges, open air venues, terraces, live music, theme parties, pool and beach parties, casino, and entertaining shows – it’s all part of the Hard Rock entertainment scene.




Dining at a Hard Rock Punta Cana, is indeed a treat. It means you will always enjoy a la carte dinners served in any of 10 culinary themed restaurants of your choice, and reservations are never required. Restaurants are located throughout the resort – through the winding boulevard between the dual lobbies, and along the beach, offering air conditioning and open air choices respectively. Food quality at Hard Rock Resorts are always outstanding.


Seafood plate @ IslaAn open-air high-palapas roof structure near the beach and ocean with the kitchen in full view. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Breakfast and lunch are buffet-style, but the specialty here is Caribbean cuisine during the a la carte dinner. Here is a look at the extensive and delicious menu.

Salads & Starters: Seafood ceviche / Diced fried shrimp / Conch Fritters / Shrimp Cocktail / pineapple cold slaw / Caribbean chicken croquettes

Soups: Cream of pumpkin / Fish Calalou – Creole style with fish, carrots, celery, onions and herbs

Main Entrees: Jambalaya / Creole Seafood Casserole / Fish fillet with coconut sauce / Jamaica–style Pork Loin / Chicken Pibil, Mex-style / Grilled Red Snapper

Desserts: Traditional Dominican Dessert – sweet corn pudding w/ cinnamon served w/ carmalized sugar / Key Lime Pie with ice cream / Jamaican-style Rum Cake / Coconut Mouse / Cuban-style Carmel flam / Ice Cream with the toppings of your choice


Italian restaurants are almost always the most popular selection at all-inclusive resorts, and Ciao is no exception. This air conditioned restaurant is located on the main boulevard with views to the natural garden. This is an outstanding choice with an extensive wine list.


Brazilian-styled vast selection of different meats and poultry carved by a sword at your table until you say “when”, course after course – seafood included. A complementing salad bar offers a nice variety of vegetables, cold cuts, cheeses and breads. Located in one of the open air palapas-roof facilities surrounded by the lazy river pool with views and breezes from the ocean. Dinner only.


Premiere cuts of meats and great martini’s served along with outstanding ocean views.


Los Gallos serves authentic Mexican cuisine and delicious Margarita’s. We enjoyed it. Located near the end of the boulevard with garden views in Mexican ambiance.


Located on the boulevard serving breakfast, snacks and lunch along with coffee and cocktails – morning or afternoon.


This teppanyaki style eatery is located in the boulevard and specializes in Chinese and Japanese dishes. These outstanding servings are prepared by chefs who perform right in front of you.


Pizzeto is another one of the outstanding eateries located on the boulevard. Their specialty is brick oven style pizza and Mediterranean influenced dishes and along with full bar service.


The buffet-style restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner with loads of options.


Hard Rock Punta Cana has several delis available for quick treats. The Lima Deli has a nice selection of light snacks, sandwiches, breads and bagels. The Rain Deli is in the casino and offers light snacks, sandwiches and other treats. The Sante Deli, located in the main building offers coffees, teas, doughnuts and cookies.


Whether its to cool you off form the Caribbean heat or to cool your taste buds off after a spicy dinner we all know an ice cream cone can hit the spot. Ice Cone serves ice cream handmade on site with fresh ingredients. You can chose form a variety of classic or exotic flavors.


In case you don’t want to go out for food or just want an extra meal, try room service. Its included and available 24 hours.


As an all-inclusive Palace Resort, Hard Rock Punta Cana has 23 different bars, including pool and swim-up bars. Here’s a look at some of the most popular watering holes.

The most popular bar is sophisticated and features DJ’s at times, sensual music at others, guest entertainers (We listened to the Sax player from the Bob Seger Band); great views of the resort, and of course, top shelf liquors.


Centrally located near the lobby, this pub-like casual bar overlooks the main terrace and has pool tables and video screens. Heck it even has an authentic British phone booth.


Eclipse Bar & TerraceNamed for Pink Floyd’s incredibly famous Dark Side of the Moon, the Eclipse Terrace is exactly that – a spacious outdoor terrace dedicated to promoting a cool vibe and premium brand cocktails amid hip loungers, couches and giant pillows. Eclipse gets popular for sunset and again as the evening heats up.


While Zen is the ideal place to relax and enjoy a drink while waiting for your table at Zen restaurant, it is also a great place to do the same any time you are in the boulevard. Zen is a creatively designed contemporary eastern-style lounge.


This one is named Center because it sits right in the center of the casino. Check out the hi-tech LED lights and HD screens, typically Hard Rock.


You can enjoy a cool drink of your choice while watching a game on TV that you either bet on or are just interested in. Either way the Sports Book is in the casino.


Oro is the nightclub that rocks the Hard Rock Punta Cana with amazing lights and top of the line sound system. The mood is set by the contemporary design and chic decorations.



Hard Rock style roomsThe 1,790 spacious guest rooms (including 20 for physically challenged) at Hard Rock Punta Cana have all the amenities that have properly placed Palace Resorts at the upper echelon of the all-inclusive field. Double Jacuzzi’s, generously stocked complimentary min-bars including sodas, water, juices and domestic beer; liquor dispensers - 4 types, 24-hour room service, large furnished balconies, double sinks, a double-sized shower with two showerheads, and spacious accommodations – all come standard. The Hard Rock applies the finishing touches that make this resort unlike any other in the Caribbean.


Dual Shower HeadsCheck out our personal before and after photos of the rooms and you can clearly notice the Hard Rock difference. Etched glass on the sides of the Jacuzzi, walls are no longer all white, multi-genre music stations available, popular music quotations in room, famous rock star framed photos in the room and other Hard Rock touches like dual shower heads with plenty of space. We had the opportunity to visit personally with the head of the architectural firm that brought this vision to life. We were fascinated by his explanations of the ideas and philosophies that went in to the concepts inside and out of this impressive resort.


• Liquor dispenser featuring name brand whiskey, tequila, rum & vodka
• Mini bar stocked with sodas, bottled water & domestic beer
• Double Jacuzzi
• Furnished balcony
• LCD flat-screen TV w/ satellite and music channels
• Complimentary wireless internet
• Unlimited long distance calls to the continental U.S.
• Individually controlled air conditioningDouble sinks
• Bathrobe & slippers
• Double shower heads
• Digital laptop size safe
• Alarm clock
• Direct dial telephone
• Coffee maker
• Hair dryer
• Iron / ironing board
• Rock Spa® bath amenities
• L’Occitane, bath amenities (Concierge Level)
• Sleep Like a Rock® bedding
• Turndown service
• 24-Hour room service


All the amenities shown above with your choice of a King bed or 2 double beds.

Bring the kids and still have privacy and extensive space with connecting rooms totaling 1,562 sq. feet, with a king bed in one room and two double beds in the other. Each room comes equipped with Xbox 360, and a flat screen LCD TV, plus all the amenities of the standard Caribbean Suite.


Furnished balconyEnjoy even more space than the Caribbean Suites with an additional sitting area with more seats for lounging and entertaining.


In addition to the services of a concierge you will be located in a preferred location with upgraded views.


At 2,496 sq. feet you will have plenty of space for two bedrooms, a living area, dining room, and an expanded terrace with great views.


You can live quite large in this 7,744 sq. feet Villa. Included are 4 bedrooms, a living room, dining room, full kitchen, and ocean views. Plus the massive wrap-around balcony includes a private pool and Jacuzzi.


Rock Star Suite - piano and allAnother 7,744 sq. feet, this one designed for entertaining, also with 4 bedrooms, living room, full kitchen and full wet bar stocked with top-shelf liquors, and the largest digital safe on the resort. The huge wrap-around balcony has a pool and spectacular views of the resort, pools and ocean.


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