Dreams Los Cabos brought back the joy of sunshine and fun. Arriving from the Pacific Northwest where it rains frequently we were in need of some warm relaxation and that's exactly what we got!
The minute we stepped off the airplane, from the ride ... more to the resort, to the greeting we received from Dreams, it was sheer pleasure. We arrived early so decided to check out the beach and bungee for the kids! Talk about fun, we've been Mexico for just 3 hours and the kids are soaring through the air looking out at the beautiful Pacific Ocean crashing into the beach! We're warm, dry and have to put on sunscreen. Could we ask for anything more?
We had an authentic Mexican lunch of ceviche, chips, guacamole and Corona, the kids had some slushy fruity ice drink. YUM! After lunch we went to our spacious suites and quickly jumped into our swimsuits to enjoy the rays and pool. There's nothing better then the sound of your kids laughing, splashing and relaxing.
My oldest was gone everyday trying out new adventures the activities department put on. The two younger children couldn't get enough of Explorers club or the Iguanas. The Hammock was a frequent spot for my husband and I enjoyed the sunshine and the knowledge that my family was happy and having a great time.
Dinner was always a treat as we tried new restaurants nightly. My youngest would have preferred the yummy cheeseburgers and fries everyday. The al-inclusive is the way to go. There's no guess work an it's so easy. The kids felt special and we're delighted to be ordering their own meals.
We can't wait to go back and experience the wonders of Mexico again!
Date of Stay: 05/26/2010
Children in Party: 1
We stayed at Dreams Los Cabos for 7 nights the week before Spring break in March 2010. It was a wonderful vacation. The room we had (Corner Suite 305) was outstanding and really, really large. There are two bathrooms in this unit and that was really a luxury to have on a vacation. There is also a ... more kitchenette, dining area inside and on a balcony, as well as a pull out couch that our 4 year old slept on. The crib the hotel provided was great, although it was smaller than a traditional American pack-n-play. We didn't have any problems with that, but our son is on the small side.
Overall, the vacation was really luxurious. The best part of the resort aside from our room were the palapas on the beach. My husband is an early riser and he grabbed a 4-person palapa practically every morning. The palapa had 4 lounge chairs and a hammock. We started our day there and stayed through lunch.
What I also liked about the resort was the other dining options. We've stayed at all-inclusives before and it always seems to be buffet is the main restaurant/eating option. Dreams has a buffet but it also has four other restaurants which are sit-down options. Since my husband spends more time looking at the buffet than he does eating with us, this was a great option for me. I love the buffet but just prefer to spend more time together as a family at meals. Plus, they bring you lunch at the palapas, which is what we did every day for lunch before returning back to the room for a cap.
My only wish (because we have the younger child) was that the main infinity pool (which is BEAUTIFUL) had a section with a really shallow end (2-3 feet) for the younger kids. That's a temporary thing since if we go back in a few years we won't need it. I just wanted to share that in case anyone has younger kids. It really made no difference to my youngest since he was in a floatie and loved being in the big kid pool with his older brother.
Best things about resort:
Room 305/corner suite
Location of resort (remote and far enough away from downtown Cabo)
Dining options (though some nights you had to wait. We did not mind at all. We just got a drink, grabbed some chips and guac from the buffet and sat by the beach)
Bars/cafe/restaurants open at all times (the coffee shop with small cafe was great for snacks)
Things to take notice of that Dreams can't change:
There is no swimming in the ocean -- rough surf. Just something to be aware of if that is something you are looking for)
No included children's activities for kids 3 and under. There is the pool and beach but they can't take part in the kids club.
Resort is remote. We LOVED this and stayed here for this reason. It was located at the end of a beautiful stretch that is somewhat undeveloped. We wanted remote, quiet, and luxury and we got it!!
Things Dreams can improve on:
Several times during our week stay I noticed cigarette butts in the sand by the palapa. My 2 year old picks up everything and was something I had to be aware of. They really could clean those areas better early in the morning especially for the money we are paying.
Overall, it was wonderful. We considered this vacation a real splurge for us and Dreams lived up to it. It's pricey (IMO) but worth it for a really special trip!!
Date of Stay: 03/22/2010
Children in Party: 2
Kids Play Area
Pool & Water Fun
How does one begin to express a touch of paradise - DREAMS, CANCUN. As a parent with a special needs child, you have to prepare months in advance with medications, prescriptions, doctor approval and letters from specialists. Since this ... more is our second year visiting DREAMS, we knew what to anticipate at the airport relative to checking-in, and pack accordingly with items we can wear twice, alleviating the surcharge for additional luggage. Since my daughter has a shunt, she cannot go through a metal detector and has to be body searched, w/o the wand which could cause problems. In addition, since she had stroke, there's weakness on her left side, so I'm very cautious of her needs. Nevertheless, life is about living, and its our desire to enjoy such to the fullest! Once we board the plane and relax, we're ready for Cancun. As typical New Yorkers, use to the crowds of solicitors yelling and requesting your attention as to scheduling time shares, trips, etc., I hold my daughter's hand as we glide past with ease and remain focused, we have arrived! Once you arrive on the grounds of DREAMS you can hear the ocean's roar and the tranquility which captivates you. Check-in is a breeze, and a few of the staff remembered us from the prior year. Making sure we have a handicap room is essential and yet realize, you cannot sweat the small stuff and wait patiently. Our room was tropical and the view breathtaking. My daughter loves watching the dolphins and I love the view of the ocean so we're both equally elated. A few of the counselors also remembered my daughter and although she passed the age for camp, they encouraged and invited her to return daily. What a joy to see how special my daughter felt! There's four restaurants to choose from and each day we tried a different one. The staff were so attentive, from having Spanish classes in the morning, pool volleyball (enjoyed just watching) to nightly entertainment. You can pick and choose what you desire to do, and the outdoor fair was so much fun. Previously we had gone to Cancun in February, however, April is ideal. There is also down time to just relax and wade in the pool. It was our desire to return this year, however due to the swine flu and my daughter's scheduled surgery, we could not return. However, we embrace the memories and look forward to future ones.
Date of Stay: 04/10/2008
Children in Party: 1
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