A Spa Day at Dreams Resorts & Spas

This #WellnessWednesday we’re taking a close look at the one thing that feels as good as it is for you, a day at the spa!

When I dream of Dreams Resorts & Spas I imagine total relaxation. What do I think of when I think of total relaxation? The spa! The Dreams Spa by Penovia can make your wildest dreams of relaxation a reality.

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Reach the next level of wellness at Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa.

There is a spa package for everyone at Dreams. From local specialties to the highest standards, everything is covered.  Can’t decide? Check out the latest specials and see what piques your interest.

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Pure relaxation happens right here at Dreams Los Cabos Suites Golf Resort & Spa.

One of the most important parts of a good spa is the ambience. Relaxation starts with the visual. Plus great amenities like a whirlpools, saunas and steam rooms ensure you have almost too many ways to unwind.

Remember every Dreams Spa by Penovia is different so make sure and contact your favorite resort to find out exactly what we offer. Head to Facebook and Twitter and share your favorite treatment; are you looking for something simple like a facial or are you looking to be adventurous and try something new?

Special Events Spotlight: Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is, of course, a time to be thankful. Thankful for your family, your health and everything we have in life. It’s a time to take a moment from your busy life and appreciate. Can you think of a better place to do that other than Dreams Resorts & Spas?

Join us for all the Thanksgiving treats you love in a much more tropical location! First on our minds this Thanksgiving will be how thankful we are for all we have. Second on our minds? Food! Join us for all your favorites; turkey, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce and more! Looks like the kids hanging out at the Explorer’s Club at Dreams Villamagna Nuevo Vallarta are working up an appetite!

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A great part of spending Thanksgiving in paradise is the weather! No rain or cold for us, we’ll be outside with tons of games and activities on the beach and in the pool! Football anyone?! These girls took full advantage of the tee-pee decorating contest on the beach at Dreams Puerto Aventuras Resort & Spa.

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Keep your traditions alive with us! We’ll be watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade plus all the football you can handle. Dreams Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa is a football lovers dream!

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There’s plenty of time to book your trip and share this special holiday with us. Be thankful for our special offers and book now!

Your Sip, Savor & See Guide!

sip_horizDreams Resorts & Spas have a lot to offer. From activities to accommodations, we have you covered. One area we make
sure you have an over abundance of options is dining!

We’re proud to offer you a variety of tempting, delicious gourmet dishes at all of our resort locations. But Unlimited-Luxury® means having choices. With the Sip, Savor and See program you get a chance to experience the fine dining at some of our sister resorts! Make arrangements with your concierge before 3 p.m. and have a little adventure with your dinner. Make sure you check out the details online.

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At Dreams Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa? You can take a trip to the beautiful and exotic Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa! Hungry at Dreams Villamagna Nuevo Vallarta? Visit Now Amber Puerto Vallarta for dinner with a view at Castaways! Tried all the delicious options at Dreams Punta Cana Resort & Spa? Talk to your concierge and plan a romantic dinner at Dreams Palm Beach Punta Cana!

Then head to Facebook and Twitter and let us know which restaurants are your favorites!

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.

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!

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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

Dreams Los Cabos Suites Golf Resort & Spa

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.

Happy Fan Photo Friday!

Some of the best photos of Dreams Resorts & Spas come from fans like you! Here are some of our favorite recent pictures snapped by Dreamers to make your Friday even better. If you have photos from your stay, feel free to tag us on our resort Facebook pages, Instagram, Twitter or Pinterest; we love seeing our resorts through your eyes. Keep dreaming of sunny days and ocean waves, we hope to welcome you soon to your home away from home!

A spectacular view of the Caribbean at Dreams La Romana Resort and Spa by Patricia K.

A spectacular view of the Caribbean at Dreams La Romana Resort and Spa by Patricia K.

Peter F. perfectly captured the magnificent sunset sky of Dreams Punta Cana Resort & Spa.

Peter F. perfectly captured the magnificent sunset sky of Dreams Punta Cana Resort & Spa.

We love the reflection of that pastel sky on the water. Thanks to Stacy C. for this shot of Dreams Villamagna Resort & Spa!

We love the reflection of that pastel sky on the water. Thanks to Stacy C. for this shot of Dreams Villamagna Nuevo Vallarta Resort & Spa!

Because we can never get enough of the fabulous sunsets in the Dominican Republic, here's a shot from Marnie R. at Dreams Palm Beach Punca Cana Resort & Spa.

Because we can never get enough of the fabulous sunsets in the Dominican Republic, here’s a shot from Marnie R. at Dreams Palm Beach Punta Cana Resort & Spa.