Dreams Resorts & Spas Win at The Travvy Awards!

We have great news to share! We’re pleased to announce that Dreams Resorts & Spas were recently honored with several Travvy Awards, including Gold for best wedding resort in the Mexico category for Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa and Silver for best wedding resort overall for Dreams Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa!

The Travvy Awards recognize the highest standards of excellence in the travel industry today and honor travel companies, travel products, travel agencies, travel executives, travel agents and destinations for their outstanding achievements.

This is an exceptional honor and we hope to continue to serve our guests with the unparalleled service and superior amenities that have afforded us this award. You can view the full list of Travvy Award winners for 2016 here.

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Dreams Resorts & Spas was the proud recipient of several Travvy Awards for best wedding resort.

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Dreams Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa Receives AAA Four Diamond Award!

Please join us in congratulating Dreams Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa on winning the AAA Four Diamond Award!

According to AAA, recipients of the Four Diamond Award are “upscale in all areas”and they offer “an extensive array of amenities combined with a high degree of hospitality, service, and attention to detail.”

We’re incredibly proud of this accomplishment and look forward to continuing to provide superior services and unparalleled luxury to our guests!

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Dreams Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa is a proud recipient of the AAA Four Diamond Award!

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Dreams Riviera Cancun Celebrates “Follow the Frog” Week

Dreams Resorts & Spas is lucky enough to have properties in some of the most beautiful destinations in the world! Understanding the responsibility we have to our destinations, it is important to highlight the efforts we put forth every day to maintain the natural beauty of our surroundings.

Dreams Riviera Cancun joins together to keep their beach clean and green!

Dreams Riviera Cancun joins together to keep their beach clean and green!

Dreams Riviera Cancun is going above and beyond to help keep Cancun clean and green! As a result of their commitment to preserving the natural environment Dreams Riviera Cancun is being verified by the Rainforest Alliance. The Rainforest Alliance is a non-governmental organization working to conserve biodiversity and ensure sustainable livelihoods by transforming land-use practices, business practices and consumer behavior. We are honored to announce that this is the first year that Dreams Riviera Cancun will receive this important certification.

In celebration of this accomplishment we will be celebrating “Follow the Frog” week from September 14th -20th.  Guests can find all the information about the celebration from the Dreams Entertainment team and the daily Sundial activities schedule to join in on the fun. Activities will be for guests of all ages and be included in the Explorer’s Club, focusing on promoting environmental awareness.

The grand finale of the week will be on Sunday, September 20th with a massive beach clean-up party! However this will not be an ordinary clean-up. Dreams Riviera Cancun encourage guests to participate in the clean-up for an opportunity to win a complimentary 3-night stay for a family. There will be a special breakfast buffet for the participants with live music in the morning and a foam pool party with special drinks and snacks later that afternoon. As part of the International Coastal Clean effort, guests will compete to collect the biggest amount of sargassum from the beach. The team with the most wins the complimentary return stay to sunny Cancun.

This contest is a continuance of past clean-up efforts where staff members were able to collect almost 50,000 pounds of sargassum! Our Beach Makeover contest to shaping up be a great day to have fun while learning about different ways to protect our environment.

Dreams Riviera Cancun staff compete, collecting almost 50,000 pounds of sargassum from the beach!

Dreams Riviera Cancun staff compete, collecting almost 50,000 pounds of sargassum from the beach!

We want to see you out and about during Dreams Riviera Cancun’s Follow the Frog week (Sep. 14-20). A great way to have fun on vacation and help make the world around you a little greener! Be sure to share your pictures with us using hashtag #BeachMakeOver

Get Up and Get Active at Dreams Riviera Cancun!

At Dreams Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa you can do as much or as little as you like. After all, it’s your vacation!

If you like to get up and get active while on vacation, take a moment to browse through some of the exciting activities you can participate in during your stay at Dreams Riviera Cancun!

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This group had an amazing time on their bike tour at Dreams Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa!

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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!

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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.