Special Events Spotlight: The Holiday Season

The holiday season is the best time of year!  Complete with delicious food and celebrations, plus tons of time to spend with the people you love the most. The only downside is that stress that often comes with this time of year. At Dreams Resorts & Spa we keep it stress-free! Imagine your holiday celebration with no traffic, a stunning view and not a care in the world other than which drink you should order. Check out what we have in store this holiday season and plan a stay today!

Happy Holidays!

 Our resorts will dazzle with decorations adding lights and cheer to every corner.  Our guests can enjoy delicious “home-cooked” meals without doing the cooking! Don’t forget, each year we have a special appearance from Santa Claus and a celebration of Hanukkah traditions.

Happy New Year!

Whether you’ve had a great year or you can’t wait for a new start, end 2014 and start 2015 with a bang at Dreams Resorts & Spas! Join us as we toast to new beginnings and another year of health, happiness and more vacations! Come to our elegant soiree with delectable food, fancy drinks and great company. Count down the moments to midnight and start the New Year in a gorgeous tropical location. Select properties will feature a fireworks show, please check with your concierge for details.

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A guest takes in the celebration at Dreams Punta Cana Resort & Spa.

Are you spending the holidays with us? Let us know and check out pictures for all our past celebrations on Facebook and Twitter!

Top 7 Family Fun Activities at Dreams Palm Beach

It can be both stressful and challenging to find things to do that every member of the family will enjoy on vacation. Not so at Dreams Palm Beach Punta Cana! There’s truly something for everyone; the most difficult part of your stay will be deciding between our many versatile activities and experiences! See below for our top 7 things to do at Dreams Palm Beach.

There's fun for the whole family at Dreams Palm Beach Punta Cana.

There’s fun for the whole family at Dreams Palm Beach Punta Cana.

1. Beach: This one is clearly a gimme, but is it possible to ever have too much beach time? We don’t think so! It’s hard to get sick of the paradise that is a tropical beach. We recommend saving ample time between the many activities offered at Dreams Palm Beach to take in the beauty of the Dominican Coast and relax in the way you truly deserve!

Dreams Palm Beach Punta Cana's sparkling beach at sunset.

Dreams Palm Beach Punta Cana’s sparkling beach at sunset.

2. Water Sports*: Go on an ocean adventure at Dreams Palm Beach! Take to the sea on a kayak, hobie cat, jet ski, or water skis. Windsurfing, scuba diving and snorkeling are also available for our lucky guests. You and your family will never forget the adrenaline rush!

3. Land Sports: If you have some land lovers in your group, we’ve got them covered too with a variety of athletic activities on dry land including volleyball, ping pong, beach ball, bocce ball, darts, tennis and  our pools. Staying active has never been so much fun!

Let your competitive nature loos with sports at Dreams Palm Beach Punta Cana!

Let your competitive nature loose with sports at Dreams Palm Beach Punta Cana!

4. Explorer’s Club & Core Zone Teens Club: A family vacation can be a whole lot of fun, but sometimes Mom and Dad need a break to just relax and enjoy each other’s company without the kids around! That’s where our Explorer’s Club for Kids and Core Zone Teens Club come in. These fully-supervised clubs feature plenty of activities to keep the younger set entertained until 10 p.m. while parents play.

Kids have a blast while you relax, thanks to the Explorer's Club at Dreams Palm Beach Punta Cana!

Kids have a blast while you relax, thanks to the Explorer’s Club at Dreams Palm Beach Punta Cana!

5. Entertainment: At Dreams Palm Beach, there’s entertainment for everyone after dark. Watch movies like never before with our big screen movies shown right on the beach or experience our exciting live nightly entertainment!

6. Get to Know the Culture: At Dreams Palm Beach, we offer multiple classes designed to teach our guests a little about the Dominican culture around them while having blast. Learn traditional Latin dances, pick up some Spanish or learn a new recipe while you’re here; you’ll have something to show for your vacation besides your tan!

Guests at Dreams Palm Beach Punta Cana learn the art of making paella with a cooking demonstration.

Guests at Dreams Palm Beach Punta Cana learn the art of making paella with a cooking demonstration.

7. Tours & Excursions*: For a true family adventure, check out some of the tours and excursions available near Dreams Palm Beach such as the Altos de Chavón recreation of a 16th century Mediterranean village on a cliff, the unspoiled island of Isla Saona or vibrant Dominican capital of Santo Domingo.

Are you ready for your unforgettable family vacation to Dreams Palm Beach Punta Cana?

Are you ready for your unforgettable family vacation to Dreams Palm Beach Punta Cana?

Is your family ready to experience the vacation of a lifetime? Book your stay with Dreams Palm Beach Punta Cana today!

*Additional costs may apply

Travel Tuesday: Exploring Your Home Away from Home at Dreams Punta Cana

There is enough to do at Dreams Punta Cana Resorts & Spa to keep guests more than busy throughout their stay, but for those searching for a beach vacation with a side of adventure, there’s so much to do in and around Punta Cana! The Dominican Republic is an incredible beautifully and culturally diverse nation that is well-worth exploring. Visit one of these magnificent nearby attractions for a couple of hours or an entire day trip!

  • Altos de Chavón: A fascinating recreation of a 16th century Mediterranean village on a cliff overlooking the Río Chavón.

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    Nestled on a cliff, Altos de Chavon is a must-see for Dominican travelers (photo from Wikimedia Commons)

  • Isla Catalina: This small offshore island located approximately 1.5 miles from the mainland has an incredible coral reef for snorkeling and diving, perfect for those booking for a day trip for water activities.
  • Santo Domingo: The oldest city in the New World and capitol city of the Dominican Republic, where the settlement of all the Americas began. You’ll see the first cathedral and the first hospital. Explore the cobblestone streets that wind through the Spanish colonial architecture and you can imagine yourself back in the 1500s. Enjoy the incredible nightlife, shopping, cultural points and great array of restaurants all over the city.
  • Isla Saona: Take a catamaran, sailboat or speed boat to this scenic island located off of the south-east tip of the Dominican Republic. You’ll experience the incredible turquoise water and beauty of limestone cliffs. You may even see some dolphins following your boat!

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    Isla Saona is a true unspoiled Caribbean paradise! Photo Credit: IslaSaona.net.

  • La Romana: This destination is one of the largest cities in the Dominican Republic and known for its culture, tourism, superior golfing and beautiful beaches.
  • Higuey: A small historical town known for its large Basilica honoring the Virgen de la Altagracia, patron saint of the Dominican Republic. Stroll the small streets and sample some of the tasty local cheese and fresh fruit from the local markets.

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    The famous basilica of Higuey (photo from Wikimedia Commons)

Are you ready to begin your next adventure? Email our concierge at concierge.drepc@dreamsresorts.com to reserve your excursion at Dreams Punta Cana Resort & Spa!

Celebrate Mexican Independence Day

In the early morning of September 16th 1810 a church bell in Dolores, Guanajuato rang out, gathering all the towns’ people. A priest named Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla wanted to gather the people of Mexico to rise against the Spanish crown. It took another 11 years for Mexico to gain independence but this event, known as the Grito de Dolores, was the spark that began it all.

Today the biggest celebration happens in Mexico City where at 11 p.m. on the night of the 15th the President steps out on to the balcony of the National Palace overlooking a massive crowd in the decorated courtyard. There he rings a similar bell to the one once used by Hidalgo and comments on the historical Heroes of Mexico ending with an enthusiastic “Viva Mexico!”

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Check out the celebration of life and color at Dreams Villamagna Nuevo Vallarta

At Dreams Resorts & Spas, we will be celebrating with an explosion of Mexican culture. Experience real Mariachi music, authentic Mexican cuisine, traditional Mexican-style games and activities and to top it all off the beautiful color and life that only a celebration from the passionate people of Mexico could accomplish. Talk to your concierge for all the details.

Head to Facebook & Twitter and send a hearty “Viva Mexico!” to your favorite resort!

Swim in Cenotes at Dreams Riviera Cancun!

There are many exciting excursions and day trips that guests can take from Dreams Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa. For those looking for an unforgettable outdoor adventure, cenotes are the perfect place to go! Cenotes are natural pits or sinkholes that form when limestone bedrock collapses to expose the groundwater underneath. These magnificent underwater caves are truly a sight to behold and even more incredible to experience from the inside!

You'll never forget the experience of swimming in a cenote during your stay at Dreams Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa!

You’ll never forget the experience of swimming in a cenote during your stay at Dreams Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa!

Ancient Mayans created wells to use cenotes as their main water supply and also believed the pools were gateways to the afterlife; they would frequently throw valuables and even sacrificial offerings in to the cenotes. When you visit a cenote, you’re swimming with history and in a place of incredible beauty. Dreams Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa has multiple cenotes within an hour of the property! To set up your adventure, email our concierge at info.drerc@dreamsresorts.com or visit the concierge desk at the beginning of your stay!

Blogger Recap: A Happy Ending starts in Dreams Los Cabos

Dreams Resorts & Spas is the perfect place to start the rest of your life. That’s exactly what happened to Howard and Suzanne when they celebrated their wedding at Dreams Los Cabos Suites Golf Resort & Spa. Check out the full album of breathtaking photos on Style Me Pretty, You have to see them! Congrats to the happy couple.

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Suzanna and Howard found the perfect place to say ‘I do!’ Right under the gazebo!

Feeling inspired? Start planning! We have all the resources every Bride and Groom will need to start the journey to a wedding in paradise. Check out the calendar, frequently asked questions and even get in touch with our on-site wedding coordinator!

Need some more inspiration?  Check out our boards on Pinterest!

 

Welcome to the Family Dreams Sands Cancun!

Beautiful Dreams Sands Cancun opened officially on Monday and we couldn’t be more excited to be back in the heart of Cancun! Dreams Sands is the 10th resort in our growing Dreams Family, with two more properties, Dreams Las Mareas Costa Rica and Dreams Sugar Bay St. Thomas, on the way.

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Live view of the pool at Dreams Sands Cancun. Can you imagine yourself here?

Perfectly situated along a breathtaking white sand beach in the heart of Cancun’s Hotel Zone, guests at Dreams Sands Cancun can experience all the great inclusions of Unlimited-Luxury® at the newest beachfront resort of their dreams. There’s something fun for every age at Dreams Sands! Check out some photos of this incredible new resort below and take advantage of our special introductory rates. You and your family can escape to Dreams Sands Cancun in a Deluxe Oceanfront room starting at $119 per person/per night, plus up to two kids play, stay and eat for free when staying in the same room as two paying adults! Book this limited time offer today for travel through April 10, 2015.

We can't wait to welcome you to Dreams Sands Cancun!

We can’t wait to welcome you to Dreams Sands Cancun!

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The stunning beach at Dreams Sands Cancun.

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Dreams Sands Cancun is just as beautiful at night as it is during the day!

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Relax in the perfect paradise that is Dreams Sands Cancun.

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Have a blast with friends and family at Dreams Sands Cancun!