My husband and I just returned from Dreams Los Cabos yesterday, April 28, 2013, we were there for 8 days 7 nights. It was very tough to leave this place! We loved everything from the amazing staff across the whole resort (shout outs to come), the gorgeous views around the property and of the sea, the amazing room, the dining options, and much more.
Prior to our stay at Dreams Los Cabos we stayed at Dreams Puerto Vallarta on 3 different occasions, and decided to give Cabo a whirl. We were not disappointed with our choice by any means. We had read the countless reviews for Dreams Los Cabos, and saw so many people disappointed by their stays. We found there to be way more positive than negative, but I am amazed at the negative remarks after our experience there. Everyone knows there is literally no swimming in Cabo, so it is not a surprise that no swimming is advised at this property. The beach is amazing, and I love the palapas, either the small intimate 2 seaters, or the larger ones with hammocks. We found we had many places to choose to sit, so finding a spot was not hard. It might be the time of year is not as crowded, but we were always in the front row, and quite content. The beach bar staff were always popping over to see if we needed anything: Benjamin is really attentive, by the way!
Tip: Take singles with you to tip all over the place. We would tip $1-$2 per drink, or order, and sometimes we wouldn't tip but do the next round. It is not expected, but very appreciated. A little bit of tipping gets excellent service and those guys and gals deserve it. They work hard to please their guests. "It's a pleasure" is their motto, and it really was a pleasure.
We love unlimited cocktails, and got to know the bar staff very well at Rendez-Vous, and the main pool bar. Those guys are busy, because the pool is always packed, so you might have to wait a few turns-that is nothing to complain about. Antonio at the main pool bar even made me a special cocktail, he called it the Trampoline-it was so good (think minty mudslide)! So, treat them nice (meaning tips), and you'll get nice service in return. We loved the guys at Rendez-Vous as well-Carlos, Jorge & Tomas were our faves by far! Always smiling and eager to serve. Their cocktails can be a little heavy handed, which we don't mind! Bottled water is everywhere, too, just ask the bar staff. At night those guys are rocking their service, and on top of everyone's requests. Again, if it is packed, you might have to wait, but not too long. We did go to Desires a few times, it is good to keep the bar tender there company-he seemed lonely on occasion, and lit up whenever people would head there. I didn't care all that much for Desires, but it was fun to pop in and see what was going on. Nobody really hung out there while we were there, but we didn't go every night.
The dining options were great. My fave thing to eat for breakfast when in Mexico is chilaquiles, they offer green & red at the breakfast buffets-it might be one day red, the next green-SO GOOD! We did breakfast for room service a few times, which I liked to have a lazy morning every now and then during our long stay. We went to Hitmitsu 3 times for dinner. At Oceana their fish cakes are amazing! If you sit at the beach, you can order simple fare like nachos & hamburgers from the beach bar tenders, they get it from Seaside. They don't have snack food options, like at Dreams Puerto Vallarta with their snack hut, which at first I was kind of bummed about, but then I learned you could order nachos and have them on the beach-they taste way better that way! :)
The evening entertainment was fun. We liked the magic show the best, and some nights there were fireworks, which are pretty cool right over the water.
Our most favorite experience-witnessing a whale breech a few times, while lunching at El Patio!! We had seen a whale a few times, just the hump curving, not even a fluke tail, but what an experience to see it breech! The majority of whales have left the area, but it seemed one last straggler had one last hurrah, and it was while we were lunching! :) We wish we caught this special moment on camera, but it is in our memory.
The room was great, and when we told them it was our anniversary they had a special "turn down service" with swan towels, rose petals, candles, and an anniversary sign on our door, which we really appreciated. If you are going for a honeymoon or anniversary, it is worth it to mention this to the hotel prior to your arrival, or while you're there. It made us feel special and cared for. Before going we had read someone comment to notify the concierge one week from arrival date if a specific type of room would be available, or the location preferred. We don't mind loud noise, and wanted a room with a great view, and we got that, on the 5th floor. Extremely content with the room. The ac was either too cold or too warm at times, and the water in the shower fluctuated between hot and cold a lot, for us these things weren't big deals to complain about, it happens.
Tip for when at the airport: If you have never been to Cabo, as soon as you pass through customs at the airport, zip all the way through the 2 corridors until you get outside for the taxis or your transfer-don't even give the vultures in the corridor area a moment of your time. They try to tell you that your name is on their list...it is not! Go outside, a guy is holding a large sign with your name on it! This was the same in Puerto Vallarta.
We cannot wait for our return and when we go back we will probably have our baby in tow, so we can experience the Explorer's Club. From what we could tell the kids enjoyed themselves as much as the adults! :)
Thank you so much to Dreams Los Cabos for being an excellent host for our anniversary trip! See you soon!
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