Dreams Aventuras Riviera Maya
The premium all-inclusive Dreams Aventuras Riviera Maya sits along a white-sand beach on Mexico’s famed Yucatan Peninsula. The property lies within a marina village and is backed by a nine-hole golf course, where you can enjoy complimentary green fees. While the spacious accommodation, kids club and activities programme appeal to families, this laidback resort also attracts adults with its upscale spa, adult-only areas and wide choice of dining options.
The property lies in the small resort area of Puerto Aventuras, which is known for its large marina, golf course, white sandy beaches and sprinkling of restaurants and bars. You can enjoy a wealth of outdoor activities at the eco-archaeological Xcaret Park, around 11 miles away, or explore the coastal resort town of Playa Del Carmen, around a 20 minute drive away. The ancient Mayan ruins of Tulum are also located around 26 miles away, beside the dreamy Caribbean coastline. You can reach the lively centre of Cancun in 56 miles and Cancun International Airport in 48 miles.
All rooms and suites are decorated in calming shades of ivory and feature marble floors, dark wood furnishings and orange and brown fabrics. They offer a daily refreshed minibar and a private terrace or balcony overlooking the garden, pool, sea or adjacent dolphinarium. Accommodation ranges from spacious Deluxe Rooms and Family Suites to Preferred Club, Honeymoon and Master Suites, which afford access to a private lounge, special concierge service and other exclusive privileges.
Spend sunny afternoons sunbathing around the large main pool with an oval-shaped whirlpool or relaxing in the quiet adult-only pool with adjoining whirlpool. You can also cool in the natural saltwater pool on the beach, which is outfitted with adult-only zones, a beachside grill and a separate bar. Whilst here, play beach volleyball, hit the waves in a kayak or catamaran or explore the underwater landscapes by snorkelling or scuba diving (the latter is available for a supplementary charge). Alternatively, lounge beneath a palapa-style umbrella, catch a big-screen movie during the evening or book a romantic beachside dining experience for an extra charge.
A variety of family-friendly facilites are on offer at the resort. Children between the ages of 3 and 12 years old can spend time at the supervised kids club, taking part in water games, treasure hunts, wall climbing and ocean trampolining. Meanwhile, teenagers can enjoy age-appropriate sports, games, weekly beach bonfires and evening discos at the Core Zone Teens Club. Theres also a Dolphin Dreams dolphinarium on site.
To fully unwind, retreat to the Dreams Spa By Pevonia, which features a steam bath, sauna, outdoor hot tubs and a beauty salon. For a supplement charge, you can book a selection of body treatments and rejuvenating therapies. Complimentary yoga, aerobics and aqua aerobics classes are also available, as is a well-equipped fitness centre. Plus, you can hire bikes to explore the destination, take up dancing lessons or tee off at the professional golf course nearby (with complimentary green fees).
The resorts dining options cover four a la carte restaurants, an international buffet-style restaurant, a beachside grill and a laidback cafe. World Caf serves popular buffet fare for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and hosts international theme nights. During the day, you can enjoy coffee and deli snacks from Coco Caf, or head to the Barefoot Grill to enjoy grilled treats and woodfired pizzas on the beach.
For dinner, you can savour Italian cuisine at the elegant Portofino restaurant, feast on a succulent steak at the Seaside Grill or head to El Patio for an authentic Mexican dining experience. Theres also Gohan, a contemporary sushi lounge that overlooks the Caribbean Sea, and Oceana, an adult-only restaurant that specialises in fresh seafood dishes.
You can order unlimited top-shelf spirits, wines, beers, cocktails and more in any of the four bars and lounges. As part of the Sip, Savor and See offer, you can also enjoy drinks, dinner and live entertainment at nearby sister resorts during your stay. This includes a choice of four Dreams resorts, three Now resorts and two Sunscape resorts. You can book up to four people per seating, and youll be responsible for the transportation costs to and from the resort.