We went to Dreams Tulum for a family wedding over the 4th of July Weekend. Our flight from EWR to Cancun went without a hitch.
Upon arrival to Cancun, after the long lines at customs, we were greeted by the AMSTAR "supervisor". They are the company the resort uses for transportation. He immediately tried to get us to sign up for an hour and a half vacation package sales meeting. To reserve your spot for this, you'll need $20.00 deposit. We didn't go.
The resort is 1.5 hours away from Cancun airport. Make sure you bring reading materials.
Upon our arrival to the resort we were greeted by the sweetest staff with fresh towels and champagne in hand. Check in was a breeze. They do try to get you to upgrade for a "low" rate. You can haggle. ;)
Our room was a garden view and was very quiet. We were 50 steps to the beach! The room was clean and spacious with a separate sitting area with a ceiling fan. The bed was very comfortable. Free wifi... All of the search engines come up in spanish. Cable TV: most of the channels are in Spanish. The air conditioning was ok. We left our ac and ceiling fan on the entire time. There is a full bar in room, the refrigerator did not work well, all of the beverages were warm all the time. In room bar selection: all bottled, corona, fruit punch, orange juice, water, coca cola, diet coca cola, sprite and tonic water.
Maid service was very very good! Room service was excellent (if you don't mind waiting 35-40 minutes). You're on vacation.. you have plenty of time! :D
The resort grounds are meticulously kept and picturesque. Beautiful flowers everywhere!
The main pool was lots of fun! The entertainment staff work very hard to get everyone to join in the fun. We tried water aerobics, much fun! The swim up bar was convenient however, they did have staff walking around taking drink orders. Nice touch. I ordered a cosmopolitan, they brought over a cocktail glass with fruit punch and vodka. o.O all the other drinks were great!
The beach has one area which is roped off and safe for swimming. Although it looks like a small area, there was plenty of room for everyone. The rest of the beach was rocky...
Our favorite restaurant was Ocean Breeze. We also ate at Portofino's which was pretty good. The breakfast buffet was plentiful and delicious. The lunch and dinner buffet at the World Cafe are hit or miss...more miss... The Mexican restaurant was fabulous! Don't miss that one! The Coco Cafe was a mini Starbucks! Delicious coffee and treats. They are not big on desserts... The food portions were small. Potatoes tasted like the boxed kind (spuds). A baked potato is a quarter of a potato.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Completely renovated by Aug 2013, Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa is located on one of the most unique beaches in the Riviera Maya surrounded by lush tropical acres, sugary white sand and magnificent colonial architecture. Just five minutes from Tulum and 30 minutes from Playa del Carmen, Dreams Tulum offers Unlimited-Luxury(R) with upscale surroundings and combines fun and relaxation with the ancient world of the Maya. Dreams Tulum sits on two miles of powdery white sand with activities to make the whole family happy. And you're right on the ocean for snorkeling, catamarans, windsurfing, kayaking and jumping on our ocean trampoline. Choose from magnificent dining options featuring eight gourmet, a la carte and one buffet-style restaurant. Dine at the Seaside Grill, an a la carte steak house, enjoy French cuisine in a romantic setting at Bordeaux or visit El Patio for Mexican fare. Six bars, including pool and beach side, are perfect places to make new friends, or just catch up with each other. Perfect your swing at nearby Riviera Maya Golf Club offering complimentary greens fees.New Swimout suites in the hacienda area featuring also a new Adults only section ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Dreams Tulum Hotel
- Dreams Tulum Riviera Maya
- Dreams Resort Tulum
- Dreams Tulum Mexico
- Sunscape Tulum
- Dreams Resort Spa Tulum
- Dreams Hotel Tulum