Why a #MomsEscape to Dreams Resorts & Spas is a Must!

We might be biased, but we’re convinced Dreams Resorts & Spas is the perfect destination for a #MomsEscape! Sometimes moms just need a break from all the chaos of raising a family. The lovely ladies of The MOMS recently discussed the results of Dreams Resorts & Spas‘ #MomsEscape survey on their Sirius XM Stars’ show The Moms with Denise & MelissaHere’s a sneak peek at some of the survey results they discussed:

Survey Result: Most moms don’t feel guilty about leaving the kids at home

Whether you leave the kids at home or bring them along, you’re sure to have an incredible time! Our Explorer’s Club for Kids has Red Cross certified staff and our Core Zone Teens Club provides supervised day and evening activities, so you can finally get that alone time you’ve been craving.

Survey Result: 87% of moms like to “do something crazy” on vacation

No matter what you like to do on vacation, Dreams Resorts & Spas has activities to suit every taste! Whether you want to dance the night away, catch a game of beach volleyball or take cooking lessons, we’re positive you’ll find the perfect activity to make your vacation unforgettable.

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Dreams Resorts & Spas is the perfect destination for your next #MomsEscape!

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Dreams Punta Cana Resort & Spa named as one of the “12 Most Popular Resorts in the Caribbean Right Now” by the Huffington Post!

We’re thrilled to announce that Dreams Punta Cana Resort & Spa was recently named by the Huffington Post as one of the 12 Most Popular Resorts in the Caribbean Right Now!

With the holiday season officially coming to a close, Huffington Post evaluated which hotels were the most popular for their users and we’re thrilled that Dreams Punta Cana was included in this respected list!

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Celebrating Thanksgiving at Dreams Resort & Spas!

This past Thanksgiving was one to remember at Dreams Resorts & Spas! From our world-class feast to Thanksgiving-themed activities, there was truly something for everyone to enjoy!

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Our Explorer’s Club at Dreams Punta Cana Resort & Spa celebrates the Thanksgiving holiday!

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Special Event Spotlight: Winter

As the days get shorter and the cold rolls in we only have one thing on the brain. A vacation to the warm and sunny tropical paradise of Dreams Resorts & Spas.  We can’t think of a better way to spend the holidays than relaxing on the beach enjoying Unlimited Luxury® with your family. Trade in the hustle and bustle of holiday traffic for endless sunshine is the perfect choice for you this year. Take a look at what we have in store for you this holiday season.

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Celebrate the Festival of Lights with Secrets Resorts & Spas

Celebrate the Festival of Lights with Dreams Punta Cana Resort & Spa.

The Festival of Lights will be in full swing this year at Dreams Resorts & Spas. The traditional eight night celebration is being brought to the tropics. Enjoy themed activities, games and more as you celebrate  in the inviting sunshine in the world’s most beautiful destinations.

Merry Christmas

Dreams Villamagna Nuevo Vallarta has a special visitor every Christmas! Be sure to stop by and say hello.

Dreams Villamagna Nuevo Vallarta has a special visitor every Christmas! Be sure to stop by and say hello.

All the holiday cheer is wrapped up with a bow at Dreams Resorts & Spas this December. Around every corner you will find Christmas décor, music and activities as we celebrate one of our favorite holidays. Entertainment will include a spectacular Christmas dinner and buffet with all your holiday favorites. Be on the lookout for Santa as he makes his entrance with presents and treats for the kids! You won’t want to miss Christmas this year at Dreams Resorts & Spas.

Happy New Year

Don't miss the party at Dreams Riviera Cancun to ring in 2016.

Don’t miss the party at Dreams Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa to ring in 2016.

3…2…1. Happy New Year! While all good things must come to an end, at Dreams Resorts & Spas New Year’s Eve is just the beginning! Join us as we ring in 2016 with Unlimited Luxury. A gourmet buffet, dining and dancing till dawn are all waiting for you on our pristine beaches. The kids will love our Explorer’s Club campout while you are having a night to remember. Don’t forget about the spectacular New Year’s Day brunch and get ready to celebrate and relax all over again!

We can’t wait to celebrate an amazing 2015 with you this holiday season and cheers to an even better 2016! Check out our latest special offers and book your vacation today!

Dreams Punta Cana Gives Back to Their Local Community

At Dreams Punta Cana Resort & Spa, we love lending a helping hand, both for our guests and our local communities. As part of our education program for sustainable development, the Dreams Punta Cana team and guests traveled to the rural elementary school, El Peñon. Located just a short drive away in Nisibón, we were happy to spend time supporting the students and staff of this amazing school.

We spent time working together to help coordinate donation deliveries including school supplies, clothing, toys and much more!

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Dreams Punta Cana team and guests supporting the local school, El Peñon

How could you not fall in love with those big and little smiles?! Be sure to stay up-to-date on more community service projects and opportunities to give back on Facebook and Twitter!

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.