We traveled with our kids, 3 year old and 5 year old. Before booking this trip i did a lot of reasearch and read reviews on trip advisor. The resort seemed a perfect choice for us. It was amazing! We knew the resort was small as well as the beach, we liked that everything was close. The beach was just perfect for our kids, beautifull soft sand very clean and warm ocean and most important no waves. Our kids were sitting in water for hours, snorkelling was awsome, lots of fish, our 5 year old son was snorkelling all the time collecting rocks and finding new fish. The beach was so nice that we spend most of our time there, water in the pool was a little cold so we only spend some time in the pool on our last day. We also enjoyed the huge jacuzzi, after the sun was gone at the beach we would go to the jacuzzi for another 2 hours of fun in the water, kids loved it, they would snorkell and jump it was so big, and the water was nice and warm not hot. The service at the resort is really great and the room service which is included just awsome. We used it couple of times, our kids would go to sleep totally exhausted from all the fun in the sun quite early, so we were stuck in our room for the evening, ordering room service was a perfect option for us. We requested a ground floor room, facing the dolphins and adults pool with a king bed and roll in bed, we got everything we wanted. Room 157 was great, just few steps from our room there were dolphins, we would visit them early in the morning when my daughter would wake up to start the day. We only saw one show, just because we could see it from our terrace, our kids couldn't stay awake till that time, but we heard from some other families that the shows were good. They have them all over the resort, not only in the theatre which is on the 2nd floor of the resort.
One day we took a taxi to Akumal beach it was 200 pessos each way which is $35 US both ways, it was well worth it as this is a place to see the turtles just off the beach. Even my 5 year old boy went with my husband to see them. It was really a great experience, my husband saw around 15 turtles and some sting rays. He also did 2 SCUBA dives from the resort which he was very happy with. The food was great, Seaside Grill was great for lunch with some very original and tasty meals. We only got to go to mexican restaurant which was good, we heard Portofino was awsome, we tried to go once but there was a 40 minute wait, with our sleepyheads we could't wait that long, our daughter slept in the stroller couple of times but our son is too big and fell asleep by the table in the restaurant once. When the kids were asleep my husband and I would sit on our terrace and few steps away was an adults bar so being on a ground floor was great, my husband would bring us new drinks everytime but my favourite was mojito. Our kids loved piniata which is virgin pinia colada. We went for a walk by the other resorts to the left of dreams, there is some great snorkelling there, also the salt water pool at dreams is great for snorkelling. We heard the kids club at the resort is great with lots of activities like treasure hunt and face painting, our kids didn't go because they had such a good time at the beach, plus we wanted to spend time with them as much as possible. I went with my daughter to see a movie at the beach one night, lots of kids were there, and parents could enjoy a quiet dinner, they had pizza and popcorn for the kids.Overall we had a beautifull weather so that already made our vacation but with beautifull beach and calm waters great food and service and our kids full of joy this vacation was a dream. We like to go different place every year but would definetly go back to dreams which had everything our family looks for in a Carribean vacation. My favourite thing about the resort was the ocean, on a perfect sunny day the water was stunning, clear, calm and a gorgous blue and green, just a perfect place for kids, shallow enough that you don't have to worry about little ones but also you could swim and snorkell, just awsome.We had one day without sun and it was still nice because kids played in a jacuzzi and enjoyed making sand creations on the beach. If you like long walks on the beach, you will not have that at dreams, but you can walk a little to the other resorts. I would recomend this resort to families but they also had seperate area on the other side of the resort for adults only with a pool,bar and a smaller jacuzzi. Loved Dreams puerto aventura and wish i was there now!!
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