Free Fall is Back at Dreams Puerto Aventuras

On this Travel Tuesday we have an exciting announcement to make: Free Fall is back and even bigger, exclusively at Dreams Puerto Aventuras Resort & Spa! Experience Free Fall, Free Swim and Free Spa with your family. In addition to getting every 3rd night of your vacation free, up to two kids can stay free with two paying adults, a stay of 5 or more nights in a Deluxe Ocean View room category or higher will get you a free 50-minute Swedish massage, and guests receive up to $400 in resort coupons.

Best of all, with Free Swim, buy one swim with the dolphins experience and you’ll get one free at the Dolphin Dreams Dolphinarium by Dolphin Discovery! This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity is truly the stuff dreams–and everlasting memories–are made of.

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Surprise and delight your whole family with this fantastic fall vacation of their dreams when you book by September 30th for travel August 23rd through December 24th. This limited-time offer won’t be around forever, so click here to learn more. We hope to see you soon at Dreams Puerto Aventuras Resort & Spa!

Come home to all of us at Dreams Resorts & Spas this fall!

Come home to all of us at Dreams Puerto Aventuras Resort & Spa this fall!

10 Tips to Planning Your Dream Destination Wedding

At Dreams Resorts & Spas, we understand that planning a wedding can be stressful, especially if it isn’t being held close to home. To make things easier, we have compiled our top 10 tips for planning your dream destination wedding at Dreams Resorts & Spas!

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The  beautiful blue water of Dreams La Romana Resort & Spa makes for the perfect background for the perfect day.

1. Plan well in advance

Before choosing a destination, you need to know how many people you will be accommodating. When planning a destination wedding, it is critical to give your guests as much advance notice as possible. Start by sending out “Save the Dates” or a link to your personal wedding website at least 5-6 months before, so that they can have plenty of time to make travel plans.

2. Determine a budget

In planning any wedding, establishing a budget is extremely important. Talk with your significant other and decide on a reasonable price limit. It can be a rough estimate at first, but after getting quotes and choosing the venue, decide on a fixed number and stick to it!

3. Find your perfect destination

The location of your wedding determines not only the mood, but also the travel time and budget required for you and your guests. Dreams Resorts & Spas offers locations in Mexico, the Dominican Republic, and, coming this November, Costa Rica and the Virgin Islands! With so many different venues and atmospheres available, be sure to do extensive research to narrow down your options and find the perfect location for you and your significant other!

4. Check the weather

Be sure to check the seasonal weather for the destination that you choose. Dreams Resorts & Spas are known for their year-round beautiful weather, but precipitation and temperature can vary mildly. Plan accordingly and research weather for the date you select.

5. Hire a wedding planner

Planning a wedding is stressful! Get some much needed extra help by working with our dedicated wedding coordinators who are all more than happy to help you deal with logistics and day-of event issues. Dreams Resorts & Spas offers an on-site wedding coordinator in each of our wedding packages to help you from start to finish. They will go above and beyond to make sure your wedding is everything you dreamed it would be.

6. Take a Trip

Consider taking a trip to the destination of your choice a few months before the wedding. This will give you the opportunity to check out the venue and meet your personal wedding coordinator to confirm details such as ceremony and reception spaces, accommodations for guests, catering, and floral arrangements. This is an optional trip, but highly recommended if it fits within your budget.

7. Research local marriage requirements

The laws for getting married in a different country can vary so be sure to research the legal requirements to avoid any last-minute complications!

8. Know what’s included

Dreams Resorts & Spas include various wedding packages for you to choose from in the planning stages. Be sure to review each option carefully to find the perfect fit for you, your significant other, and your family. Don’t be afraid to ask questions—that’s what our wedding coordinators are there for.

9. Take care of guests

Your guests are generously giving their  time and money to be at your destination wedding, so be sure to take care of them. In addition to arranging group rates for flights and rooms, give other important travel information, such as transport services, beforehand to keep their lives simple. It’s also a nice touch to give guests welcome bag gifts for their rooms, full of essentials for the trip, like suntan lotion, water and bug spray.

10. Don’t sweat the small stuff

Planning a wedding is complicated, and constant worrying will take away from the beauty of the day and the reason you are celebrating in the first place. If you feel like things are going wrong in the planning stages, just breathe. You have an on-site wedding coordinator by your side to handle the details and the amazing support of friends and family that are here to celebrate your happiness. Enjoy it every moment!

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Start your lives together at the stunning Dreams Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa!

Start planning the wedding of your dreams at Dreams Resorts & Spas!

Wordless Wednesday

If you weren’t hungry before, how do you feel after seeing this photo of delectably fresh seafood from Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa? Happy Wordless Wednesday Dreamers!

Embark on a culinary adventure at Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa!

Embark on a culinary adventure at Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa!

Happy Travel Quote Tuesday!

It’s all too easy to get caught up in the constant stresses and frustrations of everyday life. Do yourself a favor and get away with from it all with a stay at Dreams Resorts & Spas, the perfect place to spend quality time with the ones you love! Enjoy stellar service, spa treatments, gourmet meals and countless activities, all part of your Unlimited-Luxury® vacation. We’ll be waiting for you, cool drink in hand!

Reconnect with the ones you love with a vacation to Dreams Resorts & Spas.

Reconnect with the ones you love with a vacation to Dreams Resorts & Spas.

Real Weddings: Linda & Vison Tie the Knot at Dreams Riviera Cancun

Happy Wedding Wednesday from Dreams Resorts & Spas! Nothing makes us happier than seeing the joy of real couples tying the knot at their Dreams destination wedding. We are committed to ensuring not only that your special day goes as smoothly as possible, but also that every detail is as picture-perfect as you imagined it to be, as was the case for Linda and Vison’s spectacular wedding at Dreams Riviera Cancun Resort & SpaJt images did an incredible job capturing all their precious moments on the property and off–we loved their fun, off-site photo shoot in the nearby town of Puerto Morelos!

If this looks like your idea of wedding bliss, Save Your Date by July 31, 2014 for a wedding between January 1 and July 31 in 2015 or 2016 and we’ll throw you a complimentary cocktail party for 50 guests. Let us make all your wedding dreams come true at Dreams Resorts & Spas!

Linda and Vison tie that knot at Dreams Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa! Photo credit: jt images.

Linda and Vison tie that knot at Dreams Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa! Photo credit: jt images.

Let your personality shine with a stress-free wedding at Dreams Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa!

A stress-free wedding at Dreams Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa will leave you jumping for joy! Photo credit: jt images

Linda and Vison let their personalities shine in this shot at a taco bar in nearby Puerto Morelos.

Linda and Vison let their personalities shine in this shot at a taco bar in nearby Puerto Morelos. Photo credit: jt images

Getting the party started at Dreams Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa! Photo credit: jt images

Getting the party started at Dreams Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa! Photo credit: jt images

Resort Spotlight: Dreams Huatulco

The views at Dreams Huatulco Resort & Spa are truly a sight to behold.

The views at Dreams Huatulco Resort & Spa are truly a sight to behold.

If you’re looking for a sanctuary of leisure and adventure for families, couples, singles and friends, it’s time for you to check out Dreams Huatulco Resort & Spa! Surrounded by lush jungle, soaring mountains and dazzling coral reefs, Dreams Huatulco is the perfect place to unwind and make memories to last a lifetime. And with Unlimited-Luxury®, nearly everything is included from gourmet meals to limitless fine wines and cocktails.

Your tropical escape begins with a welcome glass of champagne in the lobby before you discover your luxury room or suite with a private balcony or terrace and stunning views of the ocean or jungle. After you get settled in, it’s time to explore all that Dreams Huautlco has to offer, from pristine pools overlooking the beautiful Gulf of Mexico to live nightly entertainment.

The infinity pool at sunset at Dreams Huatulco Resort & Spa.

The infinity pool at sunset at Dreams Huatulco Resort & Spa.

With five a la carte restaurants to choose from, there’s something to suit every culinary mood at Dreams Huatulco and reservations are never required! Since your Unlimited-Luxury® amenities include all meals, why not give them all a try? Sample delectable Mexican cuisine at El Patio, authentic Asian as Himitsu, gourmet northern Italian specialties at Portofino, and more! Don’t feel like venturing out of your room or suite? Not a problem! We’ll bring it all to you with 24-hour room service.

Enjoy all your Italian favorite with an unforgettable view at Portofino.

Enjoy all your Italian favorite with an unforgettable view at Portofino.

While you’re on your luxury vacation, let your hair down with international and domestic top-shelf spirits, fine wines and ice-cold beer at any of our five bars and lounges or get the party going with your own complimentary mini-bar! All drinks are served without limit or expected gratuities.

Parents and kids alike love our Explorer’s Club, also part of our Unlimited-Luxury® privileges. Created especially to keep children happy, safe and entertained, the Explorer’s Club is open from 9 am all the way until 10 pm and features kids’ meals, adventures and activities based around nature, science and exploration. While the kids are away, adults can play! Spend some one-on-one time with your special someone with a romantic dinner or couple’s spa treatments.

Speaking of spa treatments, our Dreams Spa by Pevonia will leave you feeling pampered, refreshed and rejuvenated with facial, body and salon treatments and various types of massage, all in a beautiful and tranquil setting.

A couples massage suite at the Dreams Spa by Pevonia.

A couples massage suite at the Dreams Spa by Pevonia.

If after all this relaxation you’re feeling ready for some activity, we’ve got you covered. Fulfill your sense of adventure with surfing, windsurfing, or kayaking. Embrace the night with themed parties and dancing at Desires Music Lounge or spend a day at a nearby golf course. We also offer a wide variety of tours and excursions to nearby points of interest such as the Copalita waterfalls and La Bocana lagoon.

Are you ready to come home to Dreams Huatulco Resort & Spa? We sure are ready for you! Book by July 31st for sizzling summer savings including up to 40% off your stay and up to $400 in resort coupons!

 

TAKE THE KIDS: Dreams Los Cabos

Anyone who has ever planned a vacation knows how difficult it is to find something that pleases everyone, especially when it’s a family vacation with a range of ages to suit! Kids are always on the go, but sometimes mom and dad need some time to relax and enjoy themselves on their own. That’s why Dreams Los Cabos Resort & Spa is the perfect family getaway, as Travel Industry Today writer Sam Ion realized on her recent visit!

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The Dreams Los Cabos Resort & Spa pool provides endless fun for kids! Photo Credit: Sam Ion

“We watched a couple having a quiet peaceful holiday in the adult’s pool. They were there every morning, moved to have lunch in the patio restaurant beside the pool, then right back to the pool. On the fourth day, they said, ‘See ya later, we have to go gather up the kids.’ I was astonished. Kids? ‘The kids love the kid’s club, so we don’t see them till bedtime.’”

At Dreams Los Cabos, thanks to the Explorer’s Club, you can be sure the kids are having a blast and in safe hands while you take advantage of some well-deserved alone time. With daily activities including arts and crafts, board and video games, treasure hunts, sand castle contests and a bungee trampoline, time flies for kids in the Explorer’s Club!

According to Sam, “Kids have their own shower time at 5pm, followed by a quiet game like bingo and then the 7pm dinner just for them, so Mom and Dad can experience the adult only dining room.”

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Kids will feel fearless as they soar through the air on the bungee trampoline! Photo Credit: Sam Ion

Click here to see more of Sam’s reasons why Dreams Los Cabos Resort & Spa is the place to be for families. There’s something for everyone at Dreams Los Cabos, so why not book your fun-tastic family vacation today, while you can enjoy up to 40% savings and up to $400 in resort coupons, thanks to our Sizzling Summer Sale? Hurry, this offer only lasts until July 31, 2014!