Upcoming superstar performance aside, your experience on a luxury vacation at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Punta Cana is enough to make you wonder why the paparazzi isn’t snapping photos of you poolside. While it’s easy to pretend you’re rock ‘n’ roll royalty here, this fall you’ll actually have the chance to encounter a legend live. On Oct. 26, the six-time Grammy Award-winning global sensation Rihanna will be lighting up the resort with her Diamonds World Tour. Though the diva has had many hits as the top-selling digital artist in history, “Diamonds” is the fastest rising single of her entire career.
Star Treatment Rihanna’s performance isn’t the only reason to come to Hard Rock, though. Luxury travel to this resort, which is set right on the immaculate Macao Beach, includes a non-stop party atmosphere and unparalleled luxurious amenities. The Rock Star Suite is perfect for music maniacs, with a baby grand piano & memorabilia from classic musicians like Aerosmith & Paul Stanley. Plus, you’re going to need the provided hangover kit to recuperate after seeing RiRi live. If privacy is a priority, the Royal Villa Suites have their own separate terrace for bathrobe lounging & a Jacuzzi for soaking. It’s the little things that make a difference in the Concierge level Suites, like the aromatherapy, private balcony & spa service perks.
Still, there’s more to the resort than lavish rooms. A casino that rivals playing for real money in Nevada and Vegas’ finest, par 72 golf course designed by Jack Nicklaus, tennis courts, chic shops, nine gourmet restaurants & an on-site nightclub will surely keep you busy pre- & post-concert. Choose between 15 pools to build a tan on the day of the show.
Before the good girl gone bad takes the stage, head to the Rock Spa for some pampering. While there are a bevy of deluxe treatments & waxing services, the Diamond Sublime facial & body massage will truly prepare you for the night ahead. Fuel up at Ipanema an hour before the show, where meat is served Brazilian-style: on a sword. Having delusions of grandeur? Savor sushi, snapper & other Caribbean-California fusion fare at the Simon Mansion in a private dining room. Then head to the Moon Lounge for a pregame cocktail made with top-shelf liquors.
Your experience at Rihanna’s concert depends on the tickets you splurge for: General admission ($70+), Diamond Level ($100+), Platinum Level ($150+) or Special Guest ($500+). So take Rihanna’s sage advice – Live your life. Tickets are on sale now, & if you book a stay at the hotel for at least five nights, you’ll automatically get two tickets to see rock history in the making.