TripAdvisor Honors Dreams Resorts & Spas

Dreams Resorts & Spas love to offer its guests the best of the best, consider it our passion. That’s why we are always surprised to get honored for doing what we love!

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First off, several resorts were named to TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards 2014 as the Top 25 Family Hotels in Mexico. Congratulations to Dreams Huatulco Resort & Spa, Dreams Puerto Aventuras Resort & Spa, Dreams Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa and Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa!

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Dreams Huatulco Resort & Spa, Dreams Puerto Aventuras Resort & spa, Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa and Dreams Riviera Cancun

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Also the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2014 was awarded to Dreams Huatulco Resort & Spa, Dreams La Romana Resort & Spa and Dreams Villamagna Nuevo Vallarta!

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Dreams Huatulco Resort & Spa, Dreams Villamagna Nuevo Vallarta and Dreams La Romana Resort & Spa

Head to Facebook and Twitter to offer your congratulations. Make sure you check out our special offers, it might be time to experience what an award-winning Unlimited-Luxury® resort has to offer!

 

Take a peek at what’s going on at Dreams Resorts & Spas!

Some days you just need a little piece of paradise, maybe you’re having a rough day or just day dreaming about your upcoming stay with Dreams Resorts & Spas!  Thank you should check out our LIVE WEB CAMS and see what is happening right now!

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Check out these shots from the webcams at Dreams Villamagna Nuevo Vallarta, Dreams Huatulco Resort & Spa, Dreams Puerto Aventuras Resort & Spa and Dreams La Romana Resort & Spa.

Find our live web cams in the “Photos and Videos” section of each resorts site and enjoy digital sunshine and relaxation!  Check out the weather, see our special events,  or even look for your loved ones by the pool! You can  save an image or send to your friends via email or share with us on Facebook or Twitter!

Five Tips to Taking Amazing Family Vacation Photos

Dreams Resorts & Spas provides the ultimate fun-in-the-sun escape for a family vacation beyond your wildest dreams. These precious moments spent are worthy of being remembered for many years to come so before you start snapping away, take a few seconds to refresh yourself with these five tips to take amazing family vacation photos!

1. Take a LOT of pictures: At the end of your vacation, you will never regret taking too many pictures. So, experiment with different angles and shutter speeds throughout your stay and snap photos of everywhere you explore. From long days on the beach to family dinners to exciting excursions, you’ll be happy with the variety of faces and moments you have to choose from.

Dara Denise Cain snapped this lovely family photo at Dreams Puerto Aventuras Resort & Spa.

Dara C. snapped this lovely family photo at Dreams Puerto Aventuras Resort & Spa.

2. Capture Candid Moments: Avoid staged photos, instead capturing things as they’re happening. Family vacations are about bonding and spending time with the people you love. Smiles, laughs, and silly faces will be frequent and you’ll want to remember them. These might not be the best quality or most flattering photos from vacation, but ones you will be happy you took.

Kid's playing in the fountain at the Explorer's Club at Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa.

Kids playing in the fountain at the Explorer’s Club at Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa.

3. Take a step back to capture the whole picture: The stunning views at Dreams Resorts & Spas are unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. You’re likely to come across breathtaking sunsets that you’ll want to remember just as they were through your eyes. Try using a wide angle lens and take a step back to capture the full scene. Seize the moment to focus on all the beauty that’s around you.

The stunning landscape of Dreams Punta Cana Resort & Spa is certainly worthy of a photo!

The stunning landscape of Dreams Punta Cana Resort & Spa is certainly worthy of a photo!

4. Remember to include people (and yourself!) in the photos: When you’re out traveling to new and exciting places, it’s easy to get sidetracked and forget about the most important part of your trip: the people that came with you! Ask another guest to take a family shot on the beach or capture your kids’ faces as they leap into the pool. Landscape shots are beautiful, but these are the photos that will make you both laugh and cry years from now. Be sure to take lots of them!

A beautiful family photo posted by Leonie C. at Dreams La Romana Resort & Spa.

A beautiful family photo posted by Leonie C. at Dreams La Romana Resort & Spa.

5. Catch the “Golden Hour” of the Day: The hour before the sun sets in late afternoon is known as the “Golden Hour” in photography, during which daylight is redder and softer compared to when the sun is higher in the sky. This hour provides the perfect lighting to capture precious moments as your day winds down. And if you’re an early bird, the hour right after the sun rises provides similar lighting to capture the gorgeous views of the beach before you start your day. You’ll be amazed at the beautiful, natural light that comes from these photos.

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A view during the “Golden Hour” of the ocean front infinity pool at Dreams Huatulco Resort & Spa.

Follow these easy tips and your Dreams Resorts & Spas vacation photos are sure to shine!

Dreams Resorts & Spas receive Rainforest Alliance Verification!

rainforest-alliance-verified-mark-151by147The Dreams Resorts & Spas family is happy to announce that a number of our properties have been recognized by the Rainforest Alliance.  The Rainforest Alliance Verified™ mark communicates our commitment to reducing our environmental impact. At Dreams Resorts & Spas we work hard each day to ensure that our management, guests and employees are following sustainable practices to protect our planet.

Congrats to Dreams Huatulco Resort & Spa, Dreams La Romana Resort & Spa, Dreams Los Cabos Suites Golf Resort & Spa, Dreams Palm Beach Punta Cana, Dreams Puerto Adventuras Resort & Spa, Dreams Villamagna Nuevo Vallarta!

To learn more about the Rainforest Alliance: click here

Share the news and plan a “green” vacation today!

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Top row: Dreams Huatulco Resort & Spa, Dreams La Romana Resort & Spa, Dreams Los Cabos Suites Golf Resort & Spa. Bottom row: Dreams Palm Beach Punta Cana, Dreams Puerto Adventuras Resort & Spa and Dreams Villamagna Nuevo Vallarta.

Resort Spotlight: Dreams Huatulco

The views at Dreams Huatulco Resort & Spa are truly a sight to behold.

The views at Dreams Huatulco Resort & Spa are truly a sight to behold.

If you’re looking for a sanctuary of leisure and adventure for families, couples, singles and friends, it’s time for you to check out Dreams Huatulco Resort & Spa! Surrounded by lush jungle, soaring mountains and dazzling coral reefs, Dreams Huatulco is the perfect place to unwind and make memories to last a lifetime. And with Unlimited-Luxury®, nearly everything is included from gourmet meals to limitless fine wines and cocktails.

Your tropical escape begins with a welcome glass of champagne in the lobby before you discover your luxury room or suite with a private balcony or terrace and stunning views of the ocean or jungle. After you get settled in, it’s time to explore all that Dreams Huautlco has to offer, from pristine pools overlooking the beautiful Gulf of Mexico to live nightly entertainment.

The infinity pool at sunset at Dreams Huatulco Resort & Spa.

The infinity pool at sunset at Dreams Huatulco Resort & Spa.

With five a la carte restaurants to choose from, there’s something to suit every culinary mood at Dreams Huatulco and reservations are never required! Since your Unlimited-Luxury® amenities include all meals, why not give them all a try? Sample delectable Mexican cuisine at El Patio, authentic Asian as Himitsu, gourmet northern Italian specialties at Portofino, and more! Don’t feel like venturing out of your room or suite? Not a problem! We’ll bring it all to you with 24-hour room service.

Enjoy all your Italian favorite with an unforgettable view at Portofino.

Enjoy all your Italian favorite with an unforgettable view at Portofino.

While you’re on your luxury vacation, let your hair down with international and domestic top-shelf spirits, fine wines and ice-cold beer at any of our five bars and lounges or get the party going with your own complimentary mini-bar! All drinks are served without limit or expected gratuities.

Parents and kids alike love our Explorer’s Club, also part of our Unlimited-Luxury® privileges. Created especially to keep children happy, safe and entertained, the Explorer’s Club is open from 9 am all the way until 10 pm and features kids’ meals, adventures and activities based around nature, science and exploration. While the kids are away, adults can play! Spend some one-on-one time with your special someone with a romantic dinner or couple’s spa treatments.

Speaking of spa treatments, our Dreams Spa by Pevonia will leave you feeling pampered, refreshed and rejuvenated with facial, body and salon treatments and various types of massage, all in a beautiful and tranquil setting.

A couples massage suite at the Dreams Spa by Pevonia.

A couples massage suite at the Dreams Spa by Pevonia.

If after all this relaxation you’re feeling ready for some activity, we’ve got you covered. Fulfill your sense of adventure with surfing, windsurfing, or kayaking. Embrace the night with themed parties and dancing at Desires Music Lounge or spend a day at a nearby golf course. We also offer a wide variety of tours and excursions to nearby points of interest such as the Copalita waterfalls and La Bocana lagoon.

Are you ready to come home to Dreams Huatulco Resort & Spa? We sure are ready for you! Book by July 31st for sizzling summer savings including up to 40% off your stay and up to $400 in resort coupons!

 

Special Events Spotlight: Fourth of July

Fourth of July, also known as America’s Independence Day, is coming up and we have some exciting celebrations in store for guests at Dreams Resorts & Spas! We have a full day (and night) planned with Patriotic food, fun and entertainment. See what you’ll get to celebrate if you travel to our resorts during the 4th of July… so book your family trip today and don’t forget, Kids Stay Free!

ALL-AMERICAN FAVORITES

Hot dogs, hamburgers, All-American flag cakes – you name it! During the day and at our Rock ‘n’ Roll party at night, our chefs will be grilling up the favorites by the pool or beach. Check out this awesome dessert display that Dreams Huatulco Resort & Spa served up last year!

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Dreams Huatulco Resort & Spa

LAND ACTIVITIES

A wide variety of beach and land activities will keep guests busy during the day! Enjoy awesome games and activities such as beach Olympics, volleyball tournaments, scavenger hunts, hot-dog and watermelon eating contests and more. Dreams Villamagna Nuevo Vallarta had an insane hot-dog eating contest last year!

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Dreams Villamagna Nuevo Vallarta

WATER ACTIVITIES

Everyone can splash around with exciting water activities happening all day long! Foam parties, oversized waterslides, watersport events, pool volleyball tournaments, pool games and much more will entertainment guests of all ages. Dreams Punta Cana Resort & Spa really made a splash last year!

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Dreams Punta Cana Resort & Spa

KIDS AND TEENS

Kids and teens (at select properties) are in for a day full of entertainment! Kids at the Explorer’s Clubs can help raise the American flag in the morning and enjoy a variety of Patriotic arts & crafts, scavenger hunts, a game of capture the flag and even sandcastle competitions (parents can join in!).

Teens at the Core Zone Teens Clubs (only at Dominican Republic properties) and at properties that participate in teen activity programs can play games on the beach, partake in watersports, kayaking races, frisbee tournaments, American flag football and more.

Dreams Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa’s kids always have a blast on the 4th of July!

Dreams Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa

Dreams Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa

 LIVE ENTERTAINMENT AND FIREWORKS

Bands will be playing live music by the pool and beach during the day, and they’ll  come back at night for the annual Rock ‘n’ Roll party! This all-American bash will bring a gourmet BBQ, dancing under the stars and plenty of games. Fireworks* will light up the sky when it goes back to top off the night! Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa and Dreams Los Cabos Suites Golf Resort & Spa always know how to get the party started!

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Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa

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Dreams Los Cabos Suites Golf Resort & Spa

To find out about all upcoming events happening at Dreams Resorts & Spas, check out our Special Events calendars:

Don’t forget to connect with us on social media!

*Not all properties will have fireworks, due to restrictions in the Marina areas. Also, fireworks are weather-permitting activities.

Are you Ready to Wed?

It’s finally happened! You are engaged to be married to your best friend! With so many options on where and when to get married, planning a wedding can become overwhelming. Make it easy on yourself and get married at one of the beautiful Dreams Resorts & Spas! With a dedicated onsite wedding coordinator, customizable wedding packages and honeymoon registry what more could you need?  Well, when you hold your destination wedding at select Dreams Resorts & Spas between the dates of April 1, 2014 through October 31, 2014 you’ll receive a $500 resort credit to use toward special touches that will make your wedding truly unique! Plus, if you book 10 rooms or more for a minimum of 3-nights the wedding couple stays free! So if your newly engaged and looking to have a breathtaking destination wedding then book your wedding from March 1 – April 30, 2014. Wondering what to do with your resort credit? Here are some ideas to get you started…

Entertain your guests with a spectacular fire show! Your guests will be posting all over social media #bestweddingever!

Entertain your guests with a spectacular fire show!

Have a Mariachi Band or Caribbean Band play at your reception and you everyone will want to dance!

Have a Mariachi Band or Caribbean Band play at your reception and you everyone will want to dance!

Use your resort credit to have a delicious candy bar...great for all ages.

A candy bar is great for all ages!

Participating Resorts: Dreams Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa Ι Dreams Palm Beach Punta Cana  Ι Dreams Puerto Aventuras Resort & Spa Ι Dreams La Romana Resort & Spa Ι Dreams Punta Cana Resort & Spa Ι Dreams Huatulco Resort & Spa Ι Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa

Visit www.unlimitedromance.com for more details!

Celebrate the 86th Annual Academy Awards with us!

A very special evening is approaching us…this Sunday is the Oscars and we love to put on a show! Everyone, get dressed up and we’ll meet you on the beach.

As you walk the red carpet paparazzi will snap your photo for a great holiday memory. The Dreams Entertainment Team will greet you with champagne and hors d’oeuvres as we party under the stars. Special balloting allows you to choose your favorites with the and win spectacular prizes like spa treatments and goody bags. This has become a true tradition at Dreams Resorts & Spas.

Walk the Red Carpet!

Walk the Red Carpet!

Bring your special someone, your family or friends and join us for this fabulous event!  Check the Sun Dial or ask your concierge for any additional information!  Let’s get GLAMOROUS!

Choose Your Own Escape with Dreams Resorts & Spas and WIN!

Get social in 2014 and Choose Your Own Escape with Dreams Resorts & Spas!  Over the next few weeks we will be sharing tons of blogger content all about your favorite resorts!  Our family travel blogger team will tell you about all of the unique activities you and your family can enjoy when you stay at Dreams Resorts & Spas in Mexico,  Dominican Republic and soon-to-be Costa Rica!

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Participate now for a chance to win a 3-night stay for two!  Spread the word to family and friends and don’t forget to tag @DreamsResorts and our bloggers using #ResortEscape!

Super Bowl Parties at Dreams Resorts & Spas!

Are you ready for some football?! All Dreams Resorts & Spas are preparing big parties to celebrate a great American sporting event – Super Bowl XLVIII! If you’re traveling to one of our resorts this Sunday, you’ll get to see the Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos battle it out while you enjoy football, food and fun!

During the day, we’ll have plenty of fun football-themed activities for you to enjoy with the whole family, such as flag football and special activities in the Explorer’s Club/Core Zone Teens Club (at our Dominican Republic properties). At night, we’ll be showing the game live on a big screen as you enjoy American “tailgate” foods, unlimited cold beer and cocktails and even entertainment – provided by our Dreams Entertainment teams! Or if you’d like to enjoy the game in a more relaxed atmosphere, contact your concierge in advance to have the channel set up in your room and order some delicious room service.

Check out these pictures from our Super Bowl parties last year:

The Dreams Entertainment team at Dreams Los Cabos Suites Golf Resort & Spa

The Dreams Entertainment team at Dreams Los Cabos Suites Golf Resort & Spa

Food set-up at Dreams Palm Beach Punta Cana

Food set-up at Dreams Palm Beach Punta Cana

Party by the infinity pool at Dreams Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa

Party by the infinity pool at Dreams Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa

Guests enjoying the game at Dreams Villamagna Nuevo Vallarta

Guests enjoying the game at Dreams Villamagna Nuevo Vallarta

If you’re coming to one of our Dreams resorts in the future, check out the Special events calendar to see what’s in store for you:

Dreams Cancun Special Events Calendar

Dreams Riviera Cancun Special Events Calendar

Dreams Puerto Aventuras Special Events Calendar

Dreams Tulum Special Events Calendar

Dreams Puerto Vallarta Special Events Calendar

Dreams Villamagna Special Events Calendar

Dreams Huatulco Special Events Calendar

Dreams Punta Cana Special Events Calendar

Dreams Palm Beach Special Events Calendar

Dreams La Romana Special Events Calendar