I came here with my best friend a couple weeks ago, and it was a blast! For two teenage girls (me, 19 and my friend, 18) we felt pretty safe. I would definitely recommend travelling with a few guys to play body guards if you're in the same position as us. But if you choose to go it alone, you should be fine. It was easy to make friends that wanted to go out and party, and make sure we got home safely. Theres also the entertainment team that will take you out to the clubs. Except they only take you there, then leave around midnight and let you figure out getting home yourself. The only thing that's fine about that is that Dreams Cancun is in the middle of the night life. Coco Bongo, Senor Frogs, The City, Mandala, La Vaquita, and others are literally just right up the street. Only takes a couple minutes to get home, on foot.
The hotel itself was beautiful. We had a dolphin view room, absolutely beautiful. A lot of people complain about waking up to the dolphins. I don't see why that would be a problem, because they are absolutely adorable and then you can run straight out to the balcony and watch lessons taking place. I didn't get to experience it for myself because we unfortunately ran out of money, but all ages, and genders reacted the exact same way to the dolphins it was awesome watching a middle aged man have the same huge smile on his face as any other kid in the pool when the dolphin picked him up. The bed honestly wasn't that comfortable, but after a long day and usually quite a bit of alcohol, it doesn't seem too uncomfortable anymore.
All the hallways/corridors were very open. We couldn't smoke in our room but we just had to walk right out of the room and sit in the hallway. Even their ashtrays are pretty :P There's one side of the beach that is pretty rocky and then theres a hill where weddings are usually being held so we didn't really get to check out that beach during the day. but at night it was absolutely beautiful the moon illuminated the water as the waves crash up on the big rocks. I definitely recommend taking the time on at least one night to go check it out.
There was always room on the beach when we were there so if we didn't feel like sitting next to a bunch of people there was always a spot for us to go to just enjoy the beautiful weather and ocean.
Room service was great, any time of day or night! I was eating bacon every time we went back to the room. The staff really seems to like when you at least make the effort to speak to them in Spanish. I can't tell you how many people gave me the biggest smile when I'd want bacon in the middle of the night and wish them a good evening in spanish.
Housekeeping comes every morning and evening. Morning, they clean up all your stuff and make your bed up all nice, line up your shoes, and give you all the amenities. Evening, they'd 'turn down' the bed, pull the shades, give you a foot mat between beds, and give you two pieces of paper and chocolate. One paper had a list of everything going on the next day, and the other paper had the forecast.
Theres also the beverage cart that comes through every afternoon to restock your minifridge and give you whatever extra drinks they see you drink the most.
I really appreciate how they pay attention to you, they remember your faces and usually your names. Of all the people on the resort, it's just really awesome.
The entertainment team is amazing even when they have tough crowds they don't get discouraged they just keep trying to pump up the crowd. I was fortunate to make friends with a few of them. Their names were Foxy, Magic, Mini Me, and Kenya. And every single day when i'd see any of them they'd run up with a big smile and ask me if I was going to this show, or that show. And they'd remind me what times. Foxy and Magic took me and my friend out to Senor Frogs one night, and it was crazy awesome, they took care of us and made sure we had drinks and were staying out of trouble. I would love to have their jobs, they get to party all day and night and they give everyone an amazing memorable experience.
They had all kinds of shows from acrobats, to magic shows, fire shows, dancing, hypnosis (family friendly), break dancing, and then a Dreams Idol where people signed up to sing like on American Idol. They even had some random judges in the audience. It was a really fun experience.
During the day the entertainment team did a lot of stuff in the lagoon area like zumba, beach volley ball, spanish lessons, bingo, and so much more.
At rendez-vous they had indoor and outdoor seating and had a waitress to bring you drinks and almost every night they had live music right there.
I can't really criticize the food too much because I was with a really picky eater so we just ordered room service and went to the world cafe. I really liked the food some of it wasn't the most warm but it was still really good.
All in all it was completely worth the money, and a beautiful and amazing vacation.
I would definitely make this trip again!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- CLOSED FOR RENOVATION UNTIL SEPTEMBER 2015 The sophisticated readers of Condé Nast Traveler magazine named Dreams Cancun one of the Top Ten Resorts in Mexico. Travel industry publication TravelAge West also honored Dreams Cancun with its prestigious Wave Award, naming it Best All-Inclusive Resort, Mexico. Rave reviews plus Unlimited-Luxury® — both excellent indications that things are very special here.Cancun is a friendly and bustling city voted as the #9 Best Destination in the Caribbean and Mexico for the TripAdvisor Traveler's Choice Awards. Yet within our lush 7.1 oceanfront acres, you will be serenely tucked away. One reason is our one-of-a-kind location. Here at the most eastern tip of Mexico, you are surrounded on three sides by the beauty of the azure Caribbean Sea — the only resort in Cancun with this remarkable location. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Dreams Cancun Resort & Spa
- Dreams Hotel Cancun
- Dreams Cancun Hotel
- Camino Real Cancun
- Dreams Cancun Mexico
- Cancun Dream Resort
- Dreams Resort Spa Cancun
- Cancun Dreams Hotel
- Dreams Resort Cancun Mexico