Resort Spotlight: Dreams Sands Cancun

Your dreams are about to become a reality! This September, Dreams Resort & Spas is bringing Unlimited-Luxury® back to the heart of Cancun, Mexico with the opening of Dreams Sands Cancun. And, on this Travel Tuesday, we wanted to offer you a sneak peek into our newest beachfront resort, featuring luxurious amenities and endless fun for all ages.

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There’s a reason Cancun is renowned for it’s incredible ocean views!

Elegant accommodations Located along a breathtaking white sand beach in the heart of Cancun’s Hotel Zone, your luxury room or suite provides stunning views of the Caribbean Sea and Isla Mujeres. You can unwind in a spacious living area, enjoy an ice-cold drink from your complimentary mini-bar or slip into a private Jacuzzi, all without leaving the comforts of your room. And with 441 tastefully decorated guestrooms and suites to choose from, you’re sure to find a room that suits all of your needs.

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This is how we do luxury at Dreams Sands Cancun Resort and Spa.

Gourmet dining Take your taste buds on an exciting adventure during your stay at Dreams Sands Cancun Resort & Spa! We offer an international array of specialty restaurants, including fine French cuisine, authentic Mexican cuisine, Pan-Asian specialties, classic grilled favorites and so many more. You name it, we’ve got it! Reservations are never required at our five à la carte restaurants, the buffet, sushi bar, café, or grill and gluten-free dining options are available!

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Embrace your inner foodie at Dreams Sands Cancun Resort & Spa!

 

Unlimited Top-Shelf Spirits All of your favorite drinks, including international and domestic top-shelf spirits, fine wines and ice-cold beer are served without limit or expected gratuities throughout your entire stay at Dreams Sands Cancun. Experience the best of both worlds with drinks and live music at The Rendezvous lobby bar, or visit our swim up bar to enjoy a delicious daiquiri without even getting out of the pool. Or if you’re exhausted from a day of fun in the sun, that’s no problem! Take advantage of the 24-hour room service and the complimentary mini-bar, filled with beer and wine to relax in the comfort of your own room.

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Unlimited fine wines, spirits and beers, brought straight to you.

World-Class Spa & Fitness Center At Dreams Sands Cancun Resort & Spa, we want you to achieve the ultimate relaxation. Take a day to indulge and invigorate your senses at the Dreams Spa by Pevonia. Choose from a variety of spa treatments and packages that will melt the stress away and transcend your body and mind to a new level of relaxation. Also available is a full-service fitness center for guests who like to stay active during their stay, including machines such as treadmills, stationary bikes, free weights and weight machines, and fitness classes are included as well!

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Reconnect with yourself and the beauty of the world around you at the Dreams Sands Spa by Pevonia.

Endless Activities & Entertainment Any great vacation includes a variety of activities and entertainment, and at Dreams Sands Cancun Resort & Spa, your options are endless! During the day, relax by the pool or on the beautiful white sand beach, choose from a variety of activities including beach/pool volleyball, kayaking, yoga, dance lessons, and many more. Take a day trip at Playa Mujeres Golf Club nearby or choose from our exciting excursions and tours throughout the local Cancun area. At night, drop off the kids at the Explorer’s Club or let your teens hang out at the Core Zone while you enjoy live entertainment at the Rendezvous lobby bar, curl up on a beach blanket for a movie under the stars, or catch a game at Desires Music Lounge and Sports Bar. These are just a few great ideas to keep your stay exciting and enjoyable. Do as much or as little as you’d like. After all, it’s your dream vacation!

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Staying fit has never been so much fun!

Are you ready to be one of our first guests to experience the all new Dreams Sands Cancun? Take advantage of our special introductory rate, starting at $99 per person, per night. Book today!

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.

Dreams Las Mareas Welcomes Home the Costa Rica National Football Team!

If you don’t already know…Dreams Resorts & Spas is heading to Costa Rica!!! Dreams Las Mareas Costa Rica opens November 1, 2014!  There are so many exciting things that Costa Rica has to offer but we wanted to take the time to highlight their most recent success and extend our congratulations to the Costa Rica National Football  Team for their tremendous success during the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

 

Welcome Home from Dreams Las Mareas!

Congratulations!

Five Tips to Taking Amazing Family Vacation Photos

Dreams Resorts & Spas provides the ultimate fun-in-the-sun escape for a family vacation beyond your wildest dreams. These precious moments spent are worthy of being remembered for many years to come so before you start snapping away, take a few seconds to refresh yourself with these five tips to take amazing family vacation photos!

1. Take a LOT of pictures: At the end of your vacation, you will never regret taking too many pictures. So, experiment with different angles and shutter speeds throughout your stay and snap photos of everywhere you explore. From long days on the beach to family dinners to exciting excursions, you’ll be happy with the variety of faces and moments you have to choose from.

Dara Denise Cain snapped this lovely family photo at Dreams Puerto Aventuras Resort & Spa.

Dara C. snapped this lovely family photo at Dreams Puerto Aventuras Resort & Spa.

2. Capture Candid Moments: Avoid staged photos, instead capturing things as they’re happening. Family vacations are about bonding and spending time with the people you love. Smiles, laughs, and silly faces will be frequent and you’ll want to remember them. These might not be the best quality or most flattering photos from vacation, but ones you will be happy you took.

Kid's playing in the fountain at the Explorer's Club at Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa.

Kids playing in the fountain at the Explorer’s Club at Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa.

3. Take a step back to capture the whole picture: The stunning views at Dreams Resorts & Spas are unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. You’re likely to come across breathtaking sunsets that you’ll want to remember just as they were through your eyes. Try using a wide angle lens and take a step back to capture the full scene. Seize the moment to focus on all the beauty that’s around you.

The stunning landscape of Dreams Punta Cana Resort & Spa is certainly worthy of a photo!

The stunning landscape of Dreams Punta Cana Resort & Spa is certainly worthy of a photo!

4. Remember to include people (and yourself!) in the photos: When you’re out traveling to new and exciting places, it’s easy to get sidetracked and forget about the most important part of your trip: the people that came with you! Ask another guest to take a family shot on the beach or capture your kids’ faces as they leap into the pool. Landscape shots are beautiful, but these are the photos that will make you both laugh and cry years from now. Be sure to take lots of them!

A beautiful family photo posted by Leonie C. at Dreams La Romana Resort & Spa.

A beautiful family photo posted by Leonie C. at Dreams La Romana Resort & Spa.

5. Catch the “Golden Hour” of the Day: The hour before the sun sets in late afternoon is known as the “Golden Hour” in photography, during which daylight is redder and softer compared to when the sun is higher in the sky. This hour provides the perfect lighting to capture precious moments as your day winds down. And if you’re an early bird, the hour right after the sun rises provides similar lighting to capture the gorgeous views of the beach before you start your day. You’ll be amazed at the beautiful, natural light that comes from these photos.

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A view during the “Golden Hour” of the ocean front infinity pool at Dreams Huatulco Resort & Spa.

Follow these easy tips and your Dreams Resorts & Spas vacation photos are sure to shine!

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!

 

Blogger Review: Dreams Riviera Cancun

We’re getting excited for the World Cup this year and so is Craig Zabransky from Stay Adventurous! Craig got the scoop on all the festivities, because why go to Rio when you have Dreams Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa? Craig talks about what’s planned as Dreams Riviera Cancun comes down with a case of World Cup fever.

“The goal is to create an environment to celebrate the World Cup,” said Craig. “Even guests not interested in soccer matches will still feel the samba sensations through the resort’s entertainment and events.”

Craig also got a sneak peek at the transformation of one of the conference rooms into Dreams Riviera Cancun’s own fútbol stadium. “The ‘stadium,’ complete with flat screen TVs in the center plans to show every match,” said Craig. “There also promises to be famous Mexican hospitality to quell the slightest thirst or hunger during the matches. Yes, servers at your service as you watch the match(es).”

Don’t believe him? Take a look at everyone from Dreams Riviera Cancun preparing for one the biggest sporting event of the year!

For more on Craig’s adventures check out his full post at Stay Adventurous.

Drink of the Day from Dreams Riviera Cancun

Do you like piña coladas and getting caught in the rain? Well, we can’t do much about the rain part, since it’s as warm and sunny as ever at Dreams Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa. However, we would be happy to help out with the piña colada! Nothing says tropical paradise like this creamy, coconut indulgence and that’s why the piña colada is our drink of the day on Day Dreams!

Indulge yourself with a creamy piña colada!

Indulge yourself with a creamy piña colada!

Ingredients:

  • 2 ounces light rum
  • 2 ounces pineapple juice
  • 1 1/2 ounces cream of coconut
  • Pineapple wedge for garnish
  • Maraschino cherry for garnish

-Fill blender with ice, blend all ingredients until smooth, serve in a hurricane glass and garnish!

Come on down to Dreams Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa for the pool-side piña colada you deserve and since all meals and beverages are covered with Unlimited-Luxury®, we’ll keep ‘em coming! Bottoms up!

Only dreaming of your next piña colada, book your next vacation to Dreams Resorts & Spas! For sizzling summer savings reserve your next stay by July 31st for travel through August 22nd, 2014 and enjoy up to 40% savings and up to $400 in resort coupons! Book your summer getaway today, this deal is Hot, Hot, Hot!

Sizzling summer savings