How Preferred Club Can Enhance Your Trip at Dreams Riviera Cancun

Written by Tara Berger

If you’ve never stayed at a Dreams Resorts & Spas before, you might find yourself asking the question, “Is the upgrade to Preferred Club worth it?” My personal answer is a resounding YES. Now don’t get me wrong, every single guest will receive the same unparalleled Unlimited-Luxury ®privileges, but Preferred Club enhances the resort experience even more.


From the moment my family stepped foot on property, we were whisked away to the Preferred Club lounge for a private, air-conditioned check-in while sipping on champagne and fruit juice (for the kids). The staff members were extremely friendly and helpful when explaining the ins and outs of the resort and getting us settled into our room. We were also told that we had the option to do a late check-out on the last day, which I thought was a nice benefit to guests who have later flights.

We stayed in an Ocean Front Master Suite, which included a jaw-dropping view of beach, wrap around balcony with Jacuzzi tub, separate sitting room with pull-out bed and a kitchenette with dining table. Typically the most premium rooms at the resort are Preferred Club status, so if you are interested in the most picturesque ocean view from your room or a larger family suite, then Preferred Club is for you.  Plus, along with the daily replenished in-room mini bar that comes standard with Unlimited-Luxury ® privileges, you also receive an array of mini liquor bottles, a can of pringles and peanut m&m’s each day too.


Throughout our vacation, we found ourselves visiting the private Preferred Club lounge multiple times a day. The Preferred Club bar with top shelf liquor made the perfect mango daiquiri every time and we also enjoyed the variety of hot and cold hors d’oeuvres set-out and replenished throughout the day (my kids went crazy for the marshmallows dipped in the chocolate fountain!) It was also a great place to grab a glass of wine on the way to dinner or to get out of the sun for a few minutes during the day.

Although we spent most of our days at the pool, we enjoyed having access to the private beach area with wait service for Preferred Club members. It was an added luxury to have the beach towels brought over and set-up for us and we liked that we didn’t have to break away from playing with our kids to order our next round of drinks.

And last but not least, we enjoyed taking advantage of the complimentary access to the hydrotherapy circuit at the Dreams Spa by Pevonia. It is such a relaxing experience to move through the designated areas in the hydrotherapy circuit which includes waterfalls, a cold plunge pool, sauna, ice bucket, hot tub and more. The combination of each therapy helps relieve tension, improve circulation and leaves you feeling rejuvenated and refreshed once you are finished.


I have no doubt that we would have loved our vacation at Dreams Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa with or without Preferred Club status, but I am glad that we got to experience what a vacation with these privileges can offer. Without a hesitation, we’d opt for the upgrade on any future vacations within the Dreams Resorts & Spas brand.

Stay tuned…in my last post, I’ll be sharing what a typical day is like for a family of four at Dreams Riviera Cancun. And if you haven’t already, check out my other post, Something for Everyone at Dreams Riviera Cancun.

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.

Something for Everyone at Dreams Riviera Cancun

Guest Blog Post by Tara Berger One of my favorite parts about vacationing at Dreams Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa is that you don’t have to sacrifice luxury to gain access to family-friendly amenities and activities. As parents of two rambunctious boys (ages 5 and 3), our vacations tend to revolve more around the kids’ interests than our own, but this time our Unlimited-Luxury ® vacation at Dreams Riviera Cancun proved to have something for everyone. tara1 For starters, I’m pretty sure that the resort has the world’s largest kiddie pool. And if it’s not, then it’s surely the largest one I’ve ever seen! I’ve spent more vacations than I’d care to admit hovered around a small circular kiddie pool, which, although not ideal, was still the best alternative to having two toddlers latched on to me in a large swimming pool or holding my breath anytime the kids would get too close to the edge of the pool without me. The children’s pool at Dreams Riviera Cancun is a large, glorious semi-circle that is less than 2 feet at the deepest point.  My boys absolutely loved this pool and since they were completely self-sufficient, we could be more than an arm’s length away while watching them and relaxing in the sun. tara2 The resort staff members are very aware that by keeping the little ones happy, it naturally keeps the parents happy too. At breakfast every morning, our kids would look forward to a special balloon animal from the wait staff once they completed their meal. And at the pool, you can bet that the unlimited soft serve ice cream cones and “red slushies” (aka virgin strawberry daiquiris) were on repeat all day.  Meanwhile, my husband and I were able to indulge in a mango daiquiri from our favorite bartender and snacks from the Barefoot Grille or Preferred Club lounge. In the afternoon and evening, we’d break up the day with one of the many activities hosted by the event staff such as the Euro Bungee, magician show or movie night on the beach. And with so many restaurant choices on property, we looked forward to trying out a different cuisine every night.  The servers were able to keep a pace that kept the kids happy (think bottomless chocolate milk and kids meals served within 10 minutes of sitting down) which allowed my husband and I to relax and enjoy a gourmet meal. Stay tunedin my next blog I’ll be talking about some the ways that Preferred Club can enhance your trip to Dreams Riviera Cancun! tara3 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, t-ball, 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.

Get Wild with a Trip to the Croco Cun Zoo!

Happy #TravelTuesday from Dreams Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa! If you like a side of adventure with your relaxing beach vacation, we have a perfectly wild excursion for you: Croco Cun Zoo, located just five minutes away in the beautiful Riviera Maya!

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Unlike most zoos, a visit to Croco Cun is a fully hands-on experience.

Croco Cun isn’t your typical zoo. It is a hands-on interactive experience with the goal of increasing awareness of local conservationist efforts. Through interactive hour-long guided tours, Croco Cun inspires passion for nature and the wildlife that call the Riviera Maya area home. Visitors are able to touch, hold and feed a great variety of local animals including macaws, boa constrictors, deer, spider monkeys, parrots, snakes and lizards.

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Get up close and personal with Mexico’s native wild animals at Croco Cun Zoo!

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Meet incredible creatures like this macaw face-to-face at Croco Cun Zoo.

Admission to Croco Cun Zoo is $30 USD for adults, $20 for children from 6 to 12 years old and free for children under 5. If you’re interested in exploring this gem, the Dreams Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa concierge would be happy to help set up your trip!

Congrats to 2014 Family Vacation Critic Favorites!

Everyone remembers their family vacations. Some sibling squabbles, a sing-a-long or two and at least one “are we there yet?” Or, at Dreams Resorts & Spas, poolside drink service, spa time for mom and dad and The Explorer’s Club and Core Zone to keep kids of all ages busy. Unlimited-Luxury® does a family good!


Congrats to Dreams Puerto Aventuras, Dreams Tulum, Dreams Riviera Cancun and Dreams Villamagna!

Looks like Family Vacation Critic agrees! They recently released their list of 2014 Family Vacation Critic Favorites and several members of the Dreams Resorts & Spas family made it! Congrats to Dreams Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa, Dreams Puerto Aventuras Resort & Spa, Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa and Dreams Villamagna Nuevo Vallarta! These resorts were personally vetted by members of the editorial team at Family Vacation Critics as well as being recommended by users on the site.

Curious to see what all the fuss is about? Check out our special offers and book today!

Dreams Riviera Cancun is ready to dance in the New Year!

PrintMake sure you bring your dancing shoes! Dreams Resorts & Spas is famous for their outstanding entertainment events, and New Years Eve is no exception. Join us as we end 2014 and kick off 2015 with a disco inferno!

DJ Robbie Leslie

This year Dreams Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa will host a Studio 54 theme party featuring disco balls, live entertainment and the music of former Studio 54 DJ, Robbie Leslie! Leslie played for almost 12 consecutive years at one of the most culture defining clubs in history! He is also recognized for being the first “Party Circuit DJ,” or playing and spinning at special events worldwide.

Travel in time and ring our bell by ending the year dancing to the best 70’s and 80’s best hits at our #Dreams54 New Years Eve party!


Dreams Riviera Cancun New Years Eve celebration includes:

  • Entertainment themed activities throughout the day
  • Meet & greet with Robbie Leslie
  • Traditional New Years Eve dinner
  • Countdown
  • Adult’s disco night with DJ Robbie Leslie
  • Children and teen special disco night at Desires Disco.

Make sure your dress the part and pack your dancing shoes! Head to Facebook and Twitter and let us know what song #Dreams54 won’t be complete without!


Dreams Resorts & Spas is recognized by the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences

Dreams Resorts & Spas top priority is great service for all of our guests as part of your Unlimited-Luxury® experience. The American Academy of Hospitality Sciences (AAHS) has recognized this commitment by honoring us with their International Five Star Diamond Award.

The Five Star Diamond Award is given to resorts that meet AAHS standards as decided by members of the organizations International Board of Trustees. The properties honored excelled in the following categories:

  • Overall guest satisfaction
  • Accommodations
  • Hotel facilities
  • Professionalism carried out by hotel staff
  • Quality of service

“The Five Star Diamond Award represents the best in luxury hospitality, with a primary emphasis on guest satisfaction and services,” said Joseph Cinque, President of The American Academy of Hospitality Sciences.

We are proud to announce the following resorts have been awarded the International Five Star Diamond Award. Congratulations to Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa and Dreams Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa!



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.


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!