Experience

Playing in the Sand

Prepare for a real good time. Dead & Company Playing in the Sand is a 5- or 6-night all-inclusive concert vacation in Riviera Cancún, Mexico. Dead & Company will perform three nights on the beach in one of the most beautiful parts of the world. Our unique concert venue sits along the Caribbean, providing a surreal backdrop to this incredibly intimate event. Performances take place at the Moon Palace Cancún, an all-inclusive resort sitting on a mile-long stretch of white sandy beach. You can reserve a room at the Moon Palace, or choose to elevate your stay at The Grand at Moon Palace. Both resort properties feature a variety of restaurants, bars and daily activities, all included in your package price. Spend days lounging by the pool and beach, or explore the nearby town of Puerto Morelos or one of our other exciting off-site adventures.

The Resort

From dawn to dusk, the energy of the Moon Palace is palpable. Sun-kissed ocean breezes caress by day while the pulse of paradise kicks in at night. Ranked among the top resorts in Cancún on TripAdvisor, the Moon Palace has three unique sections: Sunrise, Nizuc and The Grand. The property features a 27-hole Jack Nicklaus golf course, lavish swimming pools, a state of the art fitness center with private yoga, pilates and spin class, the signature AWE Spa, multiple dining destinations and bars, an ultra-chic nightclub: NOIR, and so much more. Each room is a luxurious sanctuary, the perfect escape after an amazing night out. Amenities include complimentary WiFi, all-inclusive 24-hour room service, world class spirits, indulgent bath products, snacks and a whirlpool tub! A variety of guest rooms and suite options are available with breathtaking ocean and resort views.

We’re all in this together at one resort – All guests will be able to enjoy a collective experience throughout their days and nights at Playing in the Sand

Newly renovated, elegant rooms – Every room type comes with a stocked mini-bar and whirlpool jacuzzi tub, plus luxury beds, linens, and bath products.

Delicious food with plenty of vegan and vegetarian options – A wide selection of upscale dining options and bars spread throughout each section of the resort. We are proud to report the food at the Moon Palace is exceptional.

24-hour room service included – All rooms have access to 24-hour room service and with a variety of tasty menu options.

Free wifi throughout the resort

Just 15 minutes from Cancun Airport – Yet the Moon Palace is secluded on its own mile of coastline, far from the Cancun Hotel Zone, making it an ideal destination. Guests will enjoy quick and seamless transportation to and from the property.

Learn more about our home away from home by visiting the packages page!

The Venue

Guests are greeted each night by highly-trained beverage distribution specialists who are lined up on both sides of the entrance. Enjoy as many complimentary drinks as you can (politely) grab. From there, experience traditional and not-so-traditional entertainments as you wander to our main stage, which sits on a beautiful stretch of beach just steps from the Caribbean. Once inside the venue, you’ll munch on regional fare including tacos and nightly rotating vegetarian options mixed with some of your favorite snacks and desserts. Roaming wait staff will keep the beverages flowing all night long so you don’t need to move. Custom event merchandise will be available for purchase so you can take a piece of the beach home with you (not literally, please leave the beach where it is. )

Activities

Whether you’re looking to tan on the beach or cool off by the pool, the Moon Palace offers a variety of exciting activities for you to take part in during the day. Our full list of daily activities will be announced in the coming months, but here’s a taste:

  • AWE Spa – world class spa service on-site at both resort properties.
  • Tequila Tastings – educate yourself on Mexico’s favorite adult beverage!
  • Craft Beer Tastings – learn about our local partners while wetting your lips with their full collection of beers.
  • Daily Yoga Sessions – early morning yoga in an open-air environment.
  • Beach Games – spike ball, corn hole and more of our favorites will be provided for your gaming pleasure.
  • Late Night Karaoke – It’s fun to stay at the WHYYYYY EMMMM SEEE EYYYYYY!
  • Beach Jam Session – let’s make some noise together. Bring your instrument of choice (or use one of ours) for this special staff-lead jam session on the beach.
  • Mini Golf – if Jack Nicklaus’ course isn’t your speed, try one of the two mini golf courses on the resort property.
  • Wired Lounge – escape the sun by visiting one of three arcades on-site to play your favorite classics as well as PS4 & XBox.

Note: Additional charges may apply for some of these activities if outside an officially scheduled time.

Riviera Cancun

Originally known to its Mayan inhabitants as Nizuc, the Riviera Cancún is a famous section of coastline along the northeast coast of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. Surrounded by the clear blue waters of the Caribbean, the Riviera Cancún is a place rich in history and culture, built upon sublime landscapes. From city to coast, witness magnificent barrier reefs, ancient Mayan ruins and more. There is an adventure waiting to happen every day in this spectacular region of Mexico.

Adventures

Playing in the Sand offers a wide variety of incredible off-site adventures for guests to participate in during the day. Explore the best of Mexico’s amazing natural treasures and ancient history. These opportunities are completely optional and transportation is included. Check out the Adventures page for our full list of 2020 adventures. Beware: limited space is available!