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“Best time of your life!!!” ~SANDI R. “The most perfect way to relive your 80s spring break! And make so many new friends with an 80s passion. Best. Week. Ever!” ~JEANNINE S. “Wow! If u love music, this is it!!!“ ~MONA M. “The Sands is the best vacation anyone who likes 80s pop culture and music can ever take!!! The bands, the people, the costumes, the games and activities… totally awesome!!!” ~KELLEY J. “Go every year! Wouldn’t miss it! Great music… cool people! Highly recommend!“ ~DICK P. “What an amazing trip…wasn’t sure what to expect but as an 80s child I have never had so much fun in all my life. This was hands down the best vacation I’ve ever had…” ~KRIS M. “Greatest time of my life, the nicest people in the world!!“ ~SHARON S.

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THE SANDS IS AN ADULTS-ONLY PRIVATE EVENT HELD AT THE FAMED 5-STAR PLANET HOLLYWOOD RESORT CANCUN AND LIMITED TO THE FIRST 1500 GUESTS.

THE SANDS isn’t a routine vacation, crowded music festival, or contrived theme cruise. This all-inclusive 5-night holiday is an opportunity to reconnect with your authentic self, express your inner rebel, and unite through shared interests & experiences. Dig out those 80s outfits and get ready to dance to live performances of hit songs, mingle with your favorite bands & meet iconic celebrities! This is your moment to relive (or reinvent!) those throwback days – If you were THERE, you’re HERE!

“It was an incredibly fun week of bands, artists sun and sand!!! A crazy great time and everyone is soooo happy there.” ~JULIA M. “One-of-a-kind eighties entertainment and friendship event.” ~RICK C. “It really is the best vacation of your life! I’ve attended all five years, and I’ve had so many positive experiences with 80s icons … if you’re a gen x’r, you will love this event!“ ~CURTIS L. “The best week in paradise full of fun people with awesome music all day and night!!“ ~SUE P. “This is the very best week of the year! If you’re a first-timer, you’re looking at the lineup & get excited to see the people on stage. Once you go, you are more excited to see the friends you will meet there…” ~JOHN S. “You just will have to experience to see what its all about.” ~DENNIS M.

ALL-INCLUSIVE MIXTAPE!

BEST ARTISTS OF OUR TIME

We build our concert lineup with a heavy dose of iconic artists who influenced the 80s and round out your all-inclusive music experience with the late 70s & early 90s – creating the ultimate mixtape! From one-hit wonders to the greatest hits albums, we throwback to the best of Classic Rock, New Wave, Glam Metal, Funk/Soul, Pop, Punk, R&B, and Hip-Hop. And we don’t overlap shows or stagger repeat performances during your entire 5-night Cancun vacation! With a max capacity of 1500, we ensure that the ultimate GEN X experience is available to everyone, all the time. Whether it’s at our daytime pool party concerts or indoor evening shows, there’s no fear of missing any of your favorite songs or iconic bands from the greatest decade!

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“The best vacation I ever had!“ ~LOWELL P. “Absolute best experience of vacation ever & we go on many music related festivals every year but this one is like family – one big frat party without a single fight just fun sun and music with great people.” ~DORIAN R. “Come for the bands and the live music. Stay for the 80s family!!“ ~MICHELLE T. “It was the best time of my life connecting with my new spirit family! Thank you with all my heart for the most amazing week and for all the incredible friend-family we met.” ~ZANDRA R. “Greatest time of my life, the nicest people in the world!!“ ~SHARON S. “We had the best time of our lives. The music, the ambiance, the food. Met awesome people and made new friends. We loved it so much we’ve decided to make it part of our yearly vacations!“ ~ANITA F. “All 80s all the time that’s what I like.” ~JOE B.

THE XPERIENCE

5 NIGHT ALL-INCLUSIVE DREAM VACATION

THE ULTIMATE GENXPERIENCE!

GEN X TO THE MAX

Take your all-inclusive GEN X vacation to the max! Attend lively pool parties in 80s-inspired outfits! Enjoy concerts from the most influential music artists of our time! Sing karaoke & dance to your favorite hit songs! Watch iconic GEN X movies in the theater! Make retro-style t-shirts at a DIY workshop! Lounge on the white-sand beach of Cancun or in the lazy river at Planet Hollywood while sipping your Miami Vice! Try out for THE SANDS BAND and perform top 80s hits live on stage! Take your GEN X to the max at THE SANDS!

THE PLANET HOLLYWOOD CANCUN RESORT

5 STAR ALL-INCLUSIVE

XCLUSIVE PARTY!

5 STAR PRIVATE RESORT

At THE SANDS, we keep things intimate (1500 max) and take command of the entire Cancun resort for all 5-nights of the immersive experience. Planet Hollywood doesn’t offer rooms to the public during the music festival, and we don’t offer day passes or concert tickets. Every room is reserved for our all-inclusive GEN X Cancun vacation, and they’re all occupied by someone with the same purpose – to immerse themselves in the experience. When you join us here, you’re a Sander.

THE BEST WEEK OF YOUR LIFE!