Fan Photo Friday from Dreams Sands Cancun Resort & Spa!

They say a picture is worth a thousand words which is why we love sharing photos from our fans on #FanPhotoFridays! We had such a fantastic time looking through our guest @buttaflyluven‘s photos from her recent trip to Dreams Sands Cancun Resort & Spa that we knew we had to share them!

Perfectly situated along a breathtaking white sand beach in the heart of Cancun’s Hotel Zone, sits Dreams Sands Cancun Resort & Spa! Experience all the great inclusions of Unlimited-Luxury® at the newest beachfront resort of your Dreams in Mexico – where there’s something fun for every age.

Check out her fantastic memories!

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A delicious lunch! Photo credit: @buttaflyluven at Dreams Sands Cancun Resort & Spa

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Hanging by the pool. Photo credit: @buttaflyluven at Dreams Sands Cancun Resort & Spa

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A Stunning Beachside Ceremony at Dreams Las Mareas Costa Rica!

What’s that noise? It’s the sound of wedding bells ringing at Dreams Las Mareas Costa Rica! On this #WeddingWednesday, we’re thrilled to share some gorgeous photos from the wedding of Ashlee and Ryan courtesy of Madison Baltodano Photography. 

Dreams Las Mareas Costa Rica is the newest vibrant beach getaway for couples, families and singles to enjoy all the inclusions of an Unlimited-Luxury® escape in a privileged location. Located on an expansive palm-studded beach and surrounded by lush green mountains & jungles on Playa El Jobo in the Guanacaste region of Costa Rica, guests of all ages enjoy an action–packed vacation featuring watersports, land activities, and swimming pools while sunbathing or laying under a thatched palapa. Continue the fun into the evenings with live nightly entertainment, outdoor bars and lounges and so much more!

If you’re looking for a truly unique and special day, look no further than Dreams Las Mareas Costa Rica. Our on-site coordinators encourage you to send images from wedding blogs, magazines–even your Pinterest board!–and they will help turn your vision into reality. Explore our wedding resources to help you plan your dream destination wedding!

Check out the photos and say ‘I Do’ to Dreams Las Mareas Costa Rica!

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Photo credit: Madison Baltodano Photography at Dreams Las Mareas Costa Rica

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Photo credit: Madison Baltodano Photography at Dreams Las Mareas Costa Rica

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Photo credit: Madison Baltodano Photography at Dreams Las Mareas Costa Rica

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Photo credit: Madison Baltodano Photography at Dreams Las Mareas Costa Rica

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Photo credit: Madison Baltodano Photography at Dreams Las Mareas Costa Rica

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Photo credit: Madison Baltodano Photography at Dreams Las Mareas Costa Rica

Welcome to Dreams Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa!

The official start to summer is right around the corner which means there’s probably only one thing on your mind: a summer vacation! If you can’t decide which tropical location to visit, we’re here to make things just a little bit easier for you…

Set along a natural white-sand beach in the Riviera Maya and surrounded by lush tropical gardens and the crystal-clear Caribbean, Dreams Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa is a luxurious oasis for couples, friends and families!

At Dreams Riviera Cancun, nearly everything is included! Every gourmet meal, every top-shelf spirit, and so much more. Enjoy spacious rooms and suites, a daily refreshed mini-bar and 24-hour room service. Guests are also treated to complimentary wireless internet, pool and beach wait service, endless daytime activities and live nightly entertainment!

Bringing little ones along? Dreams Riviera Cancun even has an Explorer’s Club for kids where our smaller guests can enjoy supervised activities all day long.

Join us for a special look inside Dreams Riviera Cancun!

Ready to go? We thought so! Now is the perfect time because the summer is on fire with incredible rates of up to 40% off and up to $400 USD in resort coupons with Hot Hot Hot!

Reserve your summertime getaway now through June 25th for travel until August 21, 2015!

Celebrating ‘Global Waste Pickers Day’ at Dreams Punta Cana Resort & Spa!

We feel so honored and privileged to spend every day in such a beautiful, natural landscape which is why preserving the environment is so important to all of us at Dreams Punta Cana Resort & Spa!

In honor of Global Waste Pickers Day, and as part of our recycling program, on March 2, 2015 we conducted integrated activities with our staff, including a talk about ‘Recycling, Reusing & Reducing’ hosted by Ecoservices Dominicana®. A company dedicated to improving the natural environment and contributing to the cultural development of the Dominican Republic,Ecoservices Dominicana® and our staff, created artwork using reusable solid waste, like plastic bottles, in order to reduce environmental pollution. Thank you to everyone who participated in this important and educational event!

Check out some of our favorite photos from this great day!

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“Together We Can” at Dreams Punta Cana Resort & Spa.

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Dreams Punta Cana Resort & Spa staff members participate in ‘Global Waste Pickers Day’ activities.

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Staff members spell out a phrase with recycled plastic bottles at Dreams Punta Cana Resort & Spa.

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A staff member puts the finishing touches on the ‘Global Waste Pickers Day’ display at Dreams Punta Cana Resort & Spa.

Escape to Costa Rica at Dreams Las Mareas!

It’s #TravelTuesday and we can’t wait to share some beautiful, new photos from one of our favorite travel destination: Costa Rica!

Dreams Las Mareas Costa Rica is the newest vibrant beach getaway for couples, families and singles to enjoy all the inclusions of an Unlimited-Luxury® escape in a privileged location. Located on an expansive palm-studded beach and surrounded by lush green mountains and jungles on Playa El Jobo in the Guanacaste region of Costa Rica, guests of all ages enjoy an action–packed vacation featuring watersports, land activities, and swimming pools while sunbathing or laying under a thatched palapa. Continue the fun into the evenings with live nightly entertainment, outdoor bars and lounges and so much more!

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The view from a Preferred Club Junior Suite Terrace at Dreams Las Mareas Costa Rica.

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A stunning beach dinner set-up for your dream wedding at Dreams Las Mareas Costa Rica.

At Dreams Las Mareas, guests can enjoy well-appointed amenities of Unlimited-Luxury® where nearly everything is included. Amenities include spacious suites, daily refreshed mini-bar with soft drinks, bottled water, juices and beer, 24-hour room service and complimentary wireless internet and local/international calling with Unlimited Connectivity.

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The Barracuda Restaurant at Dreams Las Mareas Costa Rica.

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The Manatees Pool Bar at Dreams Las Mareas Costa Rica.

Guests at Dreams Las Mareas will also enjoy full breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks each day at five à la carte restaurants, a buffet, a café, and a grill all with no reservations required. Unlimited international and domestic top-shelf spirits are offered at seven festive bars and lounges along with unlimited natural fruit juices and soft drinks – you can even enjoy wait service at the pool and beach!

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Portofino Restaurant at Dreams Las Mareas Costa Rica.

The fun doesn’t stop there! Guests can take part in endless daytime activities and live nightly entertainment. Your little ones can even join in by spending time at the Explorer’s Club for kids or the Core Zone Teens Club.

What are you waiting for? Plan your Costa Rica getaway today at Dreams Las Mareas!

What’s That in the Sky? Check Out the Lyrid Meteor Shower this Earth Day!

It’s one of our favorite days of the year here at Dreams Resorts & Spas: Earth Day! What better way to celebrate this great holiday than by checking out one of Earth’s greatest wonders: a meteor shower!

The Lyrid Meteor shower occurs every April and tonight promises to offer one of the best views of this annual, dazzling natural wonder! We recommend gathering your family and friends, finding a safe, dark spot on the beach or the terrace of your room or suite and trying to steal a glimpse of a Lyrid Meteor! More of an early riser? Sunrise is also an excellent time for viewing!

Dreams Resorts & Spas provide the ultimate fun-in-the-sun escape for families, couples and singles. Each of our extraordinary destinations features pristine beaches, an international array of gourmet restaurants, and activities for every age and interest. Best of all, most every amenity is included as part of Unlimited-Luxury®.

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Guests enjoy a movie under the stars at a Dreams Resort & Spa.

We can’t think of any better way to celebrate Earth Day!

Won’t be able to join us this time? Don’t worry! Don’t miss our Unlimited Air Credit special offer (ending April 30) and get $50 air credit per room, per night when you reserve your stay at any Dreams Resort & Spa by April 30, 2015 for travel from February 25, 2015 to August 21, 2015. Plus, up to 2 kids stay free when staying in the same room as two paying adults for travel from May 1, 2015 through December 23, 2015!

Book your next Dreams escape and we’ll catch the next meteor shower with you!

A Typical Day for a Family of Four at Dreams Riviera Cancun

Written by Tara Berger

I hope you’ve enjoyed reading my last two posts, Something for Everyone at Dreams Riviera Cancun and How Preferred Club can Enhance Your Trip. Today, I am going to share what a typical day is like for a family of four at Dreams Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa.

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My favorite way to start the day was by watching the beautiful sunrise from our balcony. There is nothing quite like seeing the sun slowly emerge from the horizon while listening to the sounds of the ocean and feeling the warm breeze on your face.

Once everyone would wake up and get motivated, my husband and I would grab a latte from Coco Café on our way to the breakfast buffet at Word Café. The buffet had something for everyone and the kids especially loved the balloon animals that the wait staff would create for them at the end of the meal.

After breakfast, we’d usually take a morning stroll down around the property and take a moment to rest in a hammock or one of the private poolside cabanas. Around 10 am, we’d grab our chairs at the Preferred Club section of the beach where the waiters would bring the adults our first mango daiquiri of the day, while the kids splashed in the ocean and played with toys in the sand.

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Then we’d usually shower off and move over to the pool around 11:30 am. We’d split our time between the main pool with a swim up bar and the kiddie pool with a submerged ping pong table. By 1 pm, we’d be ready for lunch and would grab a table in the shade at either Seaside Grille or Oceana.  I seriously could not get enough of the fresh guacamole and pico de gallo. A few of our other favorite dishes included the buffalo wings, fish tacos, chicken burrito, cheeseburger and flank steak.

The rest of the afternoon would be spent in the pool with an occasional break for a fresh coconut drink, soft serve ice cream cone, Euro bungee activity for the kids or to grab a snack and mango daiquiri from our favorite bartender at the Preferred Club.

By 5 pm, we’d make our way back to the room and relax for a little bit before dinner. Our kids would get a bubble bath on our balcony overlooking the ocean, which I think may be the first time in history there were no complaints about bath time!

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And now for one of my favorite times of the day, Dinner! I loved having the opportunity to sit together as a family and to discuss our day over a great meal. Each restaurant is so unique with such a diverse menu that it’s almost hard to pick a favorite, but if I HAD to, I’d say our meal at Portofino with 4 courses of delicious Italian food was very memorable. The servers were so friendly every night and were incredibly accommodating of our family and keeping the kids happy during dinner.

On our way back to the room, we’d stop by the lobby to grab a family friendly movie from the concierge, followed by snuggles with our boys in their pullout bed while they fell asleep watching the movie. Once the kids were asleep, we would slide the door shut to their side of the room so we wouldn’t have to worry about waking the kids up. Then, my husband and I would get to finish out the day spending quality time on our balcony listening to the sounds of the ocean.

We were fortunate enough to repeat this daily schedule 5 times during our stay at Dreams Riviera Cancun. It was so nice to be on a vacation where we didn’t need to worry about logistics, reservations and activities and our toughest decision was where we’d like to eat dinner each night. Our stay at Dreams Riviera Cancun allowed us to disconnect from the stress of everyday life, enjoy Mexico’s beautiful weather and create memories as a family. We are already looking forward to planning our next trip back to Dreams Resorts & Spas in the future!

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Tara Berger is a stay-at-home mom of two young boys and a former “Travelista” for AMResorts. Prior to staying home with her children, she managed the social media program for Zoëtry Wellness & Spa Resorts, Secrets, Dreams, Now and Sunscape Resorts & Spas and had the opportunity to experience many of the properties in the AMResorts portfolio. She now spends her days managing logistics for preschool, tball, basketball and playdates and is often found playing referee to the occasional wrestling match between her two boys. Tara is also the owner of an online party boutique, One Stylish Party, which gives her an outlet for creativity in the midst of chaos.