Last week we checked into Dreams, an all-inclusive resort in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. This is our first all-inclusive vacation as a family, and I have to say that so far I am LOVING IT.
I decided to give Dreams a try when I had the opportunity to book our stay at a 40% discount back in January. The resort gets consistently high ratings on various sites such as Trip Advisor and Expedia, but I couldn’t find any videos or detailed photos online, so I wasn’t completely sure that it was going to work for our family.
Mainly, I had a few concerns about the room size and layout. My kids are notoriously bad sleepers, and so far all of our attempts to sleep in the same room with them while on vacation have ended in frustration, exhaustion, and tears. Turns out my concerns were all unfounded. The resort – and the room – are awesome.
We’re in the Preferred Tower, which features “an upgraded suite, access to a private lounge, special concierge service and other enhanced amenities.” While all of these benefits can sometimes be overrated, overpromised, or underdelivered, in this case, we are definitely getting “preferred” treatment.
Our room, while not huge, is bright and airy, with a wall of windows. The beds are comfortable, and housekeeping was happy to bring in a rollaway (my kids fight if they sleep in the same bed). My kids were thrilled to learn that the minibar is stocked each day with an assortment of drinks (all included in the cost of the room). There is also a DVD player, which has been great for when everyone needs some downtime.
Here is a quick video of the room we’re in.
A huge sliding glass door leads to a patio with a sunken jacuzzi tub. The view is incredible, and it feels so luxurious to sit in the tub with a cold drink, just watching the waves roll in.
Here’s another video of the patio right outside our room.
I’ll post more details about the resort soon. In the meantime, I will simply say that I HIGHLY recommend it for families. So far, it’s one of the easiest, best vacations we’ve ever had.
Now I’m curious about other great all-inclusives. Anyone have any recommendations?