"This hotel is directly on a beautiful golden sand beach. Two good-sized (although somewhat warm in the afternoon) infinity pools are right next to the beach, and there are also a kids pool and adults-only pool. Food was very good for the first few days when the hotel was busy, but choices were more limited and quality dropped slightly after the crowds left, but still quite good. More local dishes, and desserts were better, than at several places we've been to in the Mayan Riviera. The resort was very noisy when crowded, including extremely loud music the first night. After that, it was reasonably quiet and peaceful (except for inconsiderate guests who insisted on bringing screaming children to the adults-only pool). The entertainment staff are a major highlight of this resort. I don't usually participate, but the bike rides, aquasize, and even archery were conducted with expertise and enthusiasm, and were a lot of fun." [...]Reviewer:
May. 01, 2014Rating:
"Dreams resort excellent as usual...flights down and back awful: - direct flight from YVR changed to include Calgary a week before - flight home, mechanical problems (couldn't turn off the engines to restart) caused a two hour delay, plus ran out of catering, so offered us 'airplane tap water' without telling us - will avoid Sunwing at all costs." [...]Reviewer:
Jan. 17, 2014Rating:
"Just go-all is good. From a amazing check in procedure, excellent standard room, perfect beach with bar service, amazing pools, fantastic food and a great staff. Weather is hot and sunny and the ocean is clean and warm. Local towns are clean and fun with lots of fishing and jungle trips available. We were lucky to see Hump back whales, dolfins and sea turtles on our fishing trip. Tino was our guide and was excellent. Will go again next year. Crowd is mostly middle aged but has a good mixture of young couples and families as well." [...]Reviewer:
Mar. 04, 2013Rating:
"Huatulco is a great destination, safe & friendly. Dreams sometimes rated a 5* but not quite there in my opinion. Food again good but not 5*. Very clean and staff 5* without being intrusive. Beach very nice but not Shoal Bay or Reduit in St.Lucia. Would I return? Yes!! but would would probably try a different resort. Stay away from the 90 minute presentation - a waste of up-front money - You can get better deals at Escapes.ca with less hassle and put that up-front money to better use!!!" [...]Reviewer:
Apr. 12, 2012Rating:
"Dreams provided us with a great holiday with the staff so friendly and most spoke very good english. The first two days the beach was black flagged and off limits but the pool area was abundant. We took a cattamaran boat tour to the hidden bays and loved it with whale and dolphin sightings during the morning. We were moved to SECRETS for the last 3 nights and this 12 week old resort is ultra new and worth every penny...adults only also. The rebate on the price protection already arrived and we love your total services." [...]Reviewer:
Apr. 02, 2012Rating:
"This is our 3rd time visiting Dreams Huatulco and we love it. The staff are wonderful, always cheerful and very helpful. The resort is very clean as are the rooms. We enjoy walking on the beach and swimming in the ocean for most of each day but always end off with an hour at the adult pool as the sun is going down. We will return again next year." [...]Reviewer:
Dec. 15, 2011Rating:
"We travelled to Huatulco April 5th ,2011 and stayed two weeks. On the way from the airport to the hotel the guide was very informative. One of the things he said was that Huatulco was prone to earthquakes. We thought nothing of it. On the 2nd day there, sure enough, we had an earthquake that sent everyone out into the walkways. We later heard it was a 5 on the richter scale. It did put some excitement into the day. The rooms are very nice, clean & modern. Bathrooms were great with a rain shower that was the best. Still think about it. Very good service with friendly and accomodating staff. Beach was one of the best that we have been at and we have been at quite a few resorts in Mexico. Surf can be crazy , and the day of the earthquake, as well as the next day, it was pretty wild. Every day except for one, had a red flag. Not a lot to do here, definately not for singles. We went into the small towns of La Crucecita, and Santa Cruz a few times. Snorkling in one of the bays was a lot of fun with loads of colorful fish. Fishing with Tico, who we met on the beach, turned out to be a great day and I would reccomend him to anyone. He was a great Captain and we ended up with a mahi mahi, some of which we took to the resort and they cooked for us with the rest going to Tico and his helper.( It was very good) We also caught three marlin. which we released. Altogether a great day on the water. The only thing that I can complain about at this resort is the food. We have been to a lot of all inclusive resorts in Mexico and this was by far the worst. The breakfasts were good but lunch & dinner in the buffet were pretty bad. The ala cartes were better. The Japanese, which we ate at a couple of times was more like Chinese but the food wasn't bad. Also Portofino's was o.k. as well, but when you are staying two weeks it really got old fast. We ate three times in La Crucecita and the food was great. La Creme was truly an expierience right out of the 60's (not the cleanest place) but the pizza's were made right in front of you and the large wood oven turned out a great pizza. The Onix was fantastic, wish we had discoved it sooner. Appitizers, drinks, lobster dinner & dessert all for under $40.00. Really good food and worth going to. Leaving was not a great expierence either. There were six of us and one couple were only there for a week. Their flight was delayed about 6 hours and they were informed of this and they were allowed to stay at the resort for dinner and didn't have to leave until around 8pm. The next week the resort was filling up with a lot of families as it was a spring break in Mexico. When we were to leave, the hotel was completley booked. We learned that our flight was delayed a couple of hours or so Sunwing told us. We got to the airport about 6pm only to discover that we wouldn't be leaving until 11pm. We discovered that they had known this all along but as the resort was full they had shipped us off to wait at the airport. Not cool! Would I return, Probably not and if we did only for a week unless they improve their food." [...]Reviewer:
Aug. 22, 2011Rating:
"We visited Dreams in Huatulco Mexico for 2 weeks starting April 5th - April 19th. It was our wedding anniversary the day we arrived and I must say they made us feel very special. When we went to our room there was a Happy Anniversary banner across the door and our bed was decorated with real rose petals in the shape of a heart. There was also champagne on ice and a small cake. My husband had e-mailed the manager before we arrived and she did a wonderful job surprising us. Our room had a king bed and a jacuzzi tub on the balcony which we did pay a little extra for. The room is very clean and modern with a great shower complete with rainforest shower head. The a la carte's were better than the buffet and I must say that the first week the buffet was just O.K. Breakfast was the better meal of the day if you were there by 9:00 a.m. otherwise it was busier and the food was sitting too long in some of the bins. The service and the staff were great but again we (six of us) felt that compared to other all- inclusives we've been to this buffet was not that good. We didn't starve though and there's always something you can get that fills the gap. Others we met thought the food was great so it really depends on your past experiences. The second week we were there it got very busy with families as there was some sort of spring break. Too busy and much noisier; the first week was better by far. The beach was fun as the waves can get a little crazy; use the free boogy boards they were a hoot. We went marlin fishing with Tico who we met on the beach. He was great and has a very clean reliable boat. We caught 3 marlin (catch & release) and one Mahi Mahi. We had a great time; Tico is a great captain. Take gravol before you go even if you don't get sea sick; the rough water can get to you. We would recommend the resort but only for a week and we would consider returning. Enjoy):" [...]Reviewer:
May. 31, 2011Rating:
"Amazing Location!! The weather here is unbeatable!! Hotel is one of the nicest I have been to in Mexico........Beach and pool were top notch. I would recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a relaxing vacation in Mexico." [...]Reviewer:
May. 03, 2011Rating:
"March 11 to 18 2010:
I can't say enough good things about the Huatulco area . Beautiful beaches, great diving and snorkeling and perfect hot weather- a truly tropical experience.
The Dreams Resort itself is in a perfect location on the beach and has enough (perhaps just enough) palapas for the number of guests at the hotel. In my three visits in the last three years (once when it was Gala) I have never once not found a palapa on the beach. The hotel is a bit more serious this year about enforcing the rule of losing your palapa after 30 minutes of leaving it, but this is a good thing for late risers like me.
The rooms at Dreams are fantastic. Flat screen tv, dvd, minifridge, etc etc and I would rate them as highly as a luxury Canadian hotel, such as the Whistler Westin.
The only problem with this hotel is the food is not at a 4 or 5 star level, but saying that they have made significant improvements over the last year. The food in the buffet last year was really bad, except for breakfast. This year that food is actually very good. There still isn't as much variety as you will find at other five stars, but I was perfectly happy with the buffet food this time. The Japanese restaurant was just ok and the Italian restaurant was pretty bad. Flavourless, undercooked ravioli.
As for night life, the hotel has a central bar in the reception area which catches the breeze and is often very busy. Nobody goes to the disco. Just down the street is the Tipsy Blowfish which can find any pro sports game you want to watch and has a good variety of cold beer." [...]Reviewer:
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