So we got back on Sunday and it was awesome! For what we want the Hard Rock is the perfect place. We wanted it to be fun and young, but strill rpetty and tropical with good food and drinks. And it definitely is all of that. The resort is big but once you walk around it is very easy to navigate. The grounds are nott that flowery as other small resorts but they are manicured perfectly and still ver pretty especially when all lightup at night. The rooms are awesome! We ended up getting upgraded toa presidential suite but the regular room which the majority of our guests are staying in are pefrect. They are big and decorated really cool and the jacuzzis are awesome. The presidential suite is amazing and we're defintiely getting this when we go back for the wedding. The link below will show you everything (its the video i took while i was there, not the best quality but you'll be able to see everything) Our suite had 1.5 bathrooms, a dining room a living room, a big bedroom witha sitting area and jacuzzi and a huge bathroom with a walkin closet and huge patio. I loved it! The staff are great! They are very helpful, so nice, and alwasy want to make sure you are having fun. And the resort is definetly fun. Just like all Hard Rock hotels there is music playing everywhere 24 hours a day. The main building that has all the abrs and most of the restuarnts and the casino and the spa ia great. Its so nice inside and there is literally just one bar, restuarant, shop, and cafe or deli after another. At night it was very lively with karaoke in one bar and dance music in another. We had a blast jsut the two of us so when our whole group comes we know its going to be awesome. The casino is really cool too. My fiance loved the sports book place. It had like 90 tvs with every game on that you can think of.... The food was somehting i was really worried about and it was surprisinlgy so good! When we got there we at at Caffetto and I had a panini which was decent and he had a burger which was oddly good. For dinner we at at Ipanema, the Brazilian steak house and it was very good. All the meats we had were so good and the waiter was great and the sides we really good; The mashed potatoes were so thick but sooo good. Breakfast was good. Made to order omlets, waffles, toast, panckaces etc. For a buffet it was actually pretty good. Lunch we ate at the pool buffet and it was pretty decent. It was typical burgers, hot dogs, nachos etc and they all tasted good to me. We also at at the italian place Ciao but taht wasnt taht great but Im italian and i think its really ahrd to get good italian. I was not expected italian at an all inclusive to be good. It definetly wasnt bad, definitely edible, but just wasnt like NY italian food but if you dont expcet that then you are fine. The other night we had hibachi and it was awesome! The steak and chicken were soo good i was amazed! We also had the ice cream and milkshakes and Ice cone and they are amazing! and the crepes and sante fe which also are awesome! And we ordered room service and again all good.
For the wedding we got to see all theplaces we could choose from for our welcome party, ceremony, cocktail hour and reception and brunch the next day. Every options was really great and it was hard to choose but eneded up going with the welcome party ont he rooftop terrace at Toro, the ceremony on the Isla beach, the cocktail hour at the Eden pool, and the recpetion inthe ballroom. The brunch will be at Los Gallos. I'm soo happy with our choices and so happy we picked Hard Rock. After seeing it and being there it made me feel so good about sending 100+ people down here for a vacation. Oh and the spa is amazing!!! The ritual theyput youthrough before the spa was great! Nothing ive ever experienced before and Ive been to a ton of spas. If anyone has any questions definitely let me know.