The brand “Hard Rock” usually connotes adult fun, especially for Las Vegas enthusiasts who have witnessed the shenanigans at the infamous Rehab pool parties. But the Hard Rock has gone kid-friendly, especially in the Dominican Republic, where the signature rock-n-roll elements of the resort are still a big theme and it’s super cool to be a kid.
Here are ways the Hard Rock Punta Cana makes vacations a true family affair.
- Family rooms and suites ensure parents – and kids – have their space and privacy. With sliding doors and a kitchen area separating the two bedrooms, parents can stay up a bit later to enjoy each other’s company rather than having to call it a night when the kids do.
- The Little Big Club has an active schedule all day long – and up until 10:45 pm for parents who want to sneak a dinner or two by themselves. Kids will also find some real “characters” hanging around. Angelina Ballerina, Bob the Builder, Thomas the Tank Engine and Barney make appearances at the kids club, around the Hard Rock Punta Cana and in stage shows at night.
- The kids’ pool is home to two big waterslides for older kids, a shallow pool with tot-sized slides for little ones and a lazy river appropriate for children 42 inches and taller. Attentive lifeguards man the slides to ensure a safe experience for the riders.
- The Hard Rock Punta Cana is a gigantic resort with more than 1800 rooms, which can make walking around a bit challenging with small children and toddlers. Thanks to a constantly running trolley, navigating the property is quick and easy. Bikes are available free of charge to tour the property and golf carts can be rented for a fee.
- Food for picky taste buds is never a problem. A pizza place specializing in fire oven pies, a 24-hour ice cream parlor and buffets with kid-friendly fare are great options for children. The a la carte restaurants such a Brazilian-themed beachside bistro and a steak place also offer items like barbecue chicken, French fries and delectable desserts to keep kids happy.
- When children are waterlogged or have gotten too much sun, there are plenty of activities to keep them occupied. Table tennis, basketball courts, video games, face painting, cooking classes, bingo, movies and dance parties are just a few.
- Forgot something essential? The Hard Rock Punta Cana’s main building is filled with shops carrying everything a family might need: bathing suits, medicine, bug spray, flip flops, resort wear and sunscreen.