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Aventura Spa Soon To Be Hard Rock, Adult-Only Riviera Maya, Mexico All-Inclusive

ULTIMATE CRUISE & VACATION has stayed at and routinely inspects the Adult-Only, All-Inclusive Aventura Spa Soon To Be Hard Rock Riviera Maya and decided this resort has most of the attributes that make a hotel deserve the 4 1/2 star rating (on a scale of 5). Of all the criteria we critique, this one leaves little to be desired. Greg, one of our great clients who happens to be well traveled called it, 'the best vacation I've ever had.' We know why. We have stayed here throught the years and again recently since it split to form two resorts, including Aventura Cove Palace - which is family oriented. This is our review of Aventura Spa Soon To Be Hard Rock Rivera Maya.


Currently this resort is operating under Hard Rock Hotels while many upgrades are being implemented before the offical conversion and Grand Re-Naming, which should tkae place later in the fall of 2013. ULTIMATE CRUISE & VACATION will be there for the Grand Opening and update this section and our photo gallery with all the new goodies! Unitl then here is our former review.

Located well south from the hubbub of Cancun, but near the magical Mayan attractions, Aventura Spa Soon To Be Hard Rock is an Adults-Only / All-Inclusive resort which provides guests with beautiful manicured grounds, large upscale rooms (75% are partial ocean view) with DVD, private Jacuzzi for two, liquor dispenser, and a balcony featuring your own hammock. If spa treatments are what you crave be sure to read our comments on this world famous spa - it is the largest in the Mayan Riviera. You will be treated to 7 near-gourmet restaurants, each different from the other, and 8 bars featuring top shelf liquors. And dinner reservations are never required. If that's not enough, you can order room service 24-hours per day. Days can be spent by lounging at any of several pools, working out in an incredible training facility, kayaking, bicycling, paddle boating, rock climbing, or golfing at nearby Palace Resort with a course.

As with all HARD ROCK HOTELS, you receive a $1,500 Resort Credit (based on a 5-8 night stay) to be used toward Tours, Golf, a Wedding, Spa/Beauty Salon, Upgraded wine selection, romantic dinner, room upgrade and more.

About 65-minutes from the Cancun Airport. (Ask us about Non-Stop Transfers to speed up your travel time)

All meals, snacks, drinks, non-motorized water sports and unlimited select tours are included. Exchange privileges are included with other Palace Resorts. An exclusive Palace inclusion is FREE unlimited long distance phone calls to the U.S. and Canada from rooms.

The grounds are immaculate, including attractive courtyards and Japanese gardens.

High quality shows are staged in the evening.


Convention Center - 55,000 sq. feet

Ballroom - 25,000 sq. feet

Breakout Rooms - 40





Let's face it, the Spa at Aventura Spa Hard Rock is a huge feature. This is the largest spa in the America's and there is nothing amateur or second rate about this spa. Aventura Spa Soon To Be Hard Rock is the only resort in the Hard Rock family where you can spend your entire resort credit in the spa if you wish - because it is large enough to handle the demand. That's how large it is! We simply describe it as amazing! Don't miss out on the spectacular indoor pool with underwater sound system.


Despite being the largest spa in the America's high quality is certainly still delivered as proven by the 2013 Conde Nast selection as a Top 25 Spa for Mexico & North America. 

Let us tell you right off the bat that with the purchase of any treatment (they start with a 25-minute back massage for $49) you are entitled to complimentary use of the first level hydrotherapy facilities on the day of your scheduled appointment. We highly recommend that you arrive a minimum of 45-60 minutes prior to you scheduled treatment. You will be able to enjoy the luxurious hydrotherapy facilities including: Two temperature whirlpools, Cold Plunge, Regular Steam room, Herbal Steam room, Pressure shower, Dry sauna and Eucalyptus inhalation, Swiss shower, foot whirlpools, and of course personal care amenities, water, juice and fruit, robe and sandals service, shower and private locker. All of these included treatments prior to your selection will strongly enhance your selected treatments.

Everything related to the spa including the aromas and music set the mood and create the perfect atmosphere for the ultimate spa experience.

There are 75 treatments room in total, including:
2 private Spa Golden Suites with ocean view, private sauna, steam, double Jacuzzi, shower with private dressing room, and Just for Two Spa treatment tables

4 Couple Massage rooms in enclosed outdoor palapas

6 Master Spa Suites with sophisticated European Hydro tubs. These rooms open to large private balconies that overlook the ocean, pools, and grounds. You can see Cozumel during the day and a lighthouse on Cuba from here in the evening.

14 Facial Rooms

55 Standard Massage Treatment Rooms


If the spa is the main requirement for your occasion ULTIMATE CRUISE & VACATION says you can do no better than Aventura Spa Palace.


You can begin exploring this exotic resort by bicycle or rollerblades. Venture into the protected waters on kayak or paddleboat. Golf at the Playacar or Moon Palace. Participate in organized programs such as Bike Tours, Aqua-Volley, Stretching classes, Water Aerobics, Water Polo, Beach Volleyball, Bingo, Dance Lessons including Salsa, Yoga Ball, Yoga, Tai-chi, Spinning, and much more. Try your hand at the amazing Rock Climbing Wall with some basic instruction. This is a perfect location to explore the fascinating Mayan attractions, many of which are already included in the package.


This property is ocean front but not beach front. The spectacular original coral shore has been preserved. A man-made beach is available and the ocean water has been allowed to penetrate the coral boundary to make it a swimable salt water beach that has been protected from the strong waves and undercurrents that create hazards. You can enjoy kayaking and exceptional snorkeling in these calm, clear protected lagoon-style waters. Ample high-quality loungers line the beach along with plenty of palapas to provide shade.

For an authentic beach experience transportation is provided to sister-property Xpu-Ha Palace.

Four enormous pools with swim-up bars run through the resort, river style. Throughout the pool areas you will also have access to seven Jacuzzi's, plus waterfalls and beach coves.


Reservations are not required to dine at any of the seven truly outstanding dinner choices, including the Beach Palapas, Steak, Italian, Mexican, Mediterranean, Oriental (great views from here), or Vegetarian (actually light California cuisine) restaurants. Our experience tells us that waits are usually limited to 15 minutes or less, and you can always enjoy an included drink at the nearby bars until a table is ready.


There are also outdoor theme dinners complete with live entertainment on select nights.

There are 8 throughout the property including 2 swim-up bars and a disco. The brands of liquor are as good as it gets in an all-inclusive resort. We observed Chivas Regal, Don Julio and Appleton's Rum.




Rooms: 1,266 total - 1,176 Super Deluxe and 45 Presidential Suites (2-Bedrooms)


Rooms here are extremely large and 75% offer a partial ocean view, the remainder of genuine garden view rooms. The large balcony with your own hammock is standard. So is the double Jacuzzi, air conditioning and ceiling fan. Select either 2 double beds or a King. Enjoy satellite TV and a writing desk. All rooms feature stocked, included mini-bars with bottled water, soft drinks and beer. If that is not enough each room also includes liquor dispensers featuring four types of liquors - vodka, whiskey, rum and tequila. Coffee maker, direct dial phones including FREE unlimited long distance phone calls to the U.S. and Canada, hair dryers and safety deposit boxes are included. The spacious bathroom with beautiful marble and modern amenities will not disappoint. For your additional comfort plush robes are provided and 24-hour room service is available.


Enjoy turndown service each evening and Farouk bath amenities.

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