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Dreams Huatulco

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A great choice, if not the best choice, for anyone visiting Huatulco. The Dreams Huatulco offers good service, modern renovated rooms, lots of pools and great a la carte restaurants. Whether you are looking for lots of activities or a relaxing, quiet vacation, this resort can cater to both. The Spa at this resort is amazing! A superb option for anyone looking for a luxury resort in Huatulco.


Always a popular destination for sunseekers, Dreams Huatulco is located on the beautiful Bay of Tangolunda. Enjoy a wide array of sports, activities and entertainment, hosted by the activity team. Generous inclusions range from 24-hour room service to an in-room mini-bar stocked with soft drinks, mineral water and beer. The variety of fun activities for both adults and kids makes this hotel a great spot for singles, couples and families alike.

Location: Beachfront next to the Barcelo Huatulco on Tangolunda Bay, 7 min to La Crucecita, 25 min from the airport.

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  • CanadaSunlover : canada
Very Good Vacation!

We stayed at Dreams a week ago, about 6 weeks after staying at Dreams Palm Beach in Punta Cana so it was fun to compare the two resorts. We loved the Huatulco area. The beach water was so clear and warm and as said many times, the hot, sunny weather can't be beat. The beach slant made it a bit difficult for a long walk, but we climbed over the rock wall to the left of the property and that beach was much easier to walk on. I loved the open air restaurants and enjoyed breakfast at the outdoor buffet every day. It was never busy there, compared to the larger air-conditioned buffet, but I loved the view and there was plenty of selection. We ate at the main buffet a couple of times for lunch, but found it didn't have a great selection at dinner at all, so after checking it out a couple of times, we never ate there for dinner. But lunch there was very good and service was excellent. We really liked the no reservations for dinner, and were happy to enjoy a drink while waiting, even though a couple of times it was almost an hour (for 6 people). I am surprised to read other reviews complaining about the drinks--we always got the name brands like Baileys, Bombay Sapphire, Absolut, Jack Daniels, etc. even when we didn't ask specifically! The drinks were very good and the pool service was excellent, even better than Punta Cana. Our room was much nicer in Huatulco--much newer and up to date. We had a fifth floor room overlooking the kids pool which was nice and quiet and very central to everything.The activities staff was really nice, but they definitely have more going on in Punta Cana. It depends what you like--if peace and quiet is your thing, then this is your resort. We never made it to any shows, but enjoyed the live music in the lobby bar very much.The biggest thing we noticed was how lovely all of the workers were. Their response was always 'its my pleasure'. Always smiling, and always helpful. At dinner, the waiters were so accommodating to special requests. The service is just excellent.Flying in and out of Huatulco is also so much nicer than Cancun or Punta Cana. So much smaller and less busy, we didn't wait in lines at all. Would definitely recommend!

  • Firsttimeforme : Mississauga, Canada
3rd time and still a "charm"

This was our third time to Dreams in Huatulco. I just love this place and all the friendly staff at Dreams. They are all very polite and extremely friendly, always wanting to please. Don't fine there are many "smokers" here so that is a nice surprise! Rooms are efficient, clean and well looked after. Our room housekeeper was happy with all the treats we left her as well as the tip we left on our last day.We enjoy Dreams because it's smaller than some of the factory hotels you find in other places. Food is plentiful and the variety is different each day. Luisa, the greeter at the main buffet is lovely and always greets you with a beautiful smile. Ana in the buffet is the absolute BEST of the wait staff; always attentive, never without a smile and such a happy lady. Our days were better having her as our server. Genner (pronounced Henner ) is the head greeter at the Asian a la carte restaurant and he is very polite, professional and cannot do enough to make you feel welcome. The food here is also delicious. Try out the Spa. I had a facial and it was the absolute best. So relaxing and they have specials each day at the spa. The evening show is at 8pm which we think is too early. Most guests were still eating dinner at that time so the attendance wasn't optimal. Attention to the beach continues all day and staff is always making sure all waste and debris is picked up. A great hotel for families and kid friendly with two pools for kids. There is a kids program so you can have some free time on the beach without "little Johnny". Not a really loud party type of hotel so you don't have to worry about noise when trying to get some sleep. Give Dreams a try, you won't regret it!

  • Melissa-Gerry : Burlington, Canada
Amazing Trip to a Beautiful Area of Mexico

My husband and I just returned from a week at this beautiful resort and we had a wonderful time - our favourite vacation to date!We had a room on the fourth floor overlooking the adult pool directly above the Japanese restaurant. We had a Jacuzzi on our balcony, and most nights enjoyed this "treat" with a glass of vino, and on three occasions we also took advantage of their 24hr. room service. We met some fabulous people at this resort, but four people in particular stood out. Genner is the first that comes to mind. Genner can be found at the restaurant we enjoyed and frequented the most.... the Japanese spot. He oversees this restaurant and made a point each time to make our evening extra special. He moved a table one evening, so we could dine poolside. He did this of his own accord, without our request, as he remembered that we had enjoyed this location another time we were there. His kind (and generous) spirit along with his attentiveness, as well as the amazing food were the main reasons we frequented this beautiful outdoor restaurant for dinner more than any other during our stay.Elena was another person who ensured that our room was cleaned daily to perfection. Often, we would return from breakfast to find her in our room mopping the floor, washing down the shower glass, or leaving elegant and original floral arrangements on our bed. She was extremely friendly and efficient. Her daily hard work was not lost on us.Edie and Manuel could be found each night at the main lobby bar. Edie, superbly efficient and friendly, would often serve us vino outside overlooking the main outdoor area where evening "pop-up" markets and entertainment were often on display from above. One evening in the lobby bar, a highly talented duo - singer and keyboardist (mentioned already and poorly represented in another review above) played a variety of music for guests to enjoy. Along with their excellent renditions of many "Pop Favourites", they also played salsa, cumbia and merengue. My husband and I joined some couples on the dance floor to practice "our latin moves". I even had a chance to dance with Manuel who taught me how to Cumbia! It was a fabulous evening and this duo was truly amazing and enjoyed by all who could appreciate their talent.With respect to the chair comments: we are beach people..... and individuals who do not sit much. That being said, when we required shade, we got it. Although we were up and out by 7am most mornings, we did not reserve chairs, nor did we feel the need to. There are many chairs at all pool and beach locations. This may require people to leave the comfort of the area they inhabited the day before, but there are enough spots for all to get some shade when needed.Overall, we felt the resort was very well run. The people are truly amazing and just because we only highlighted four individuals, it does not take away from the day-to-day hard work and attention provided to guests by all employees in every area of this resort; from the front gate to the cafe to the lobby bar, beach butlers, chair stackers, towel takers, pool cleaners, maintenance staff, gardeners, entertainment crew and mini-bar stockers. There are so many people who contribute to this well run place.The food at all restaurants we tried was excellent. Although I personally opted for smoked salmon on toast with tomato, onion and olives each morning, there were many "typical" breakfast options and even unique options that you would often not find at other resorts. They certainly cater to all palates and if anyone has difficulty finding something to eat or even "dreads" the dinner hour, there is something wrong with that individual and certainly not with the variety and quality of food offered to guests at this resort.Travellers who find themselves privileged enough to guest at this resort will most certainly be delighted, and will appreciate the kindness of the many hard working people employed there.We would definitely recommend this place and we look forward to returning.

  • Gary M : Toronto, Canada
Dreams, Huatulco March 2017

This is the 5th Dreams Resort that we've been a guest of in the last 5-7 years (Dominican Republic, Tulum, Puerto Villarta, Puerto Aventuras & this one). For the most part all the other Dreams have been a good vacations....this one....much less.We vacationed here from March 4-11, 2017 with my Brother & Sister-in-Law whom admittedly have overly discerning tastes.The Resort location & Beach were out of this World! The Beach was the best I've experienced!Location considered, in my mind this Resort did not deliver on what was promised in the on-line information of being a 5-Star Resort!The food was the largest issue for us. The buffet quality was far less then anticipated for a supposed 5-Star Resort! We went so far as to complain to Guest Services & asked for a meeting with the Resort GM, "Angelica". She never even had the common courtesy to meeting with 4 of her guests. Who we did meet with was "Fernando" the Concierge Manager. We found him to be condescending & did nothing but try & placate us with empty promises and zero follow up until we made a second inquire. At that time we were offered a Beach meal & a meal at an adjoining Resort which we declined due to inconvenience.We found the grounds to be nice & well maintained but the property itself to be run-down & a bit dirty in places. We also found broken, cracked & loose tiles throughout the resort that could cause safety issues for guests that have had a couple of drinks poolside during the day.The a-la-carte Restaurants were below par in most cases. We were delivered cold food at Himitsu, undercooked food at Portofino and the restaurants that were once elegant sit-down dining (Sea-Side Grill & Oceana) for breakfast & lunch are now cheap buffet style restaurants that served a very limited menu of low quality foods. We also found a HUGE lack of seafood all the while the resort is right beside the Worlds Largest body of water the Pacific!? One of the main attractions from previous Dreams was the fresh seafood that was available at other Dreams. There is one thing that I'd like to point out of the staff....the restaurant manager at Portofino/El Patio (Julio) did his best to answer our complaints with added service. In my mind El Patio was the best for food quality & taste. The other issue was the Resort stated that it's "Unlimited international and domestic top-shelf spirits", when we requested Baileys we were served a much less quality product that was clearly NOT Baileys but the serving staff insisted that it WAS Baileys.All things considered this Resort rates a 3-Star and was unfortunately our worse Dreams experience. This Resort DID NOT deliver on the advertised 5-Star experience & I recommend if you're looking for that experience, go to another Resort.

  • Tim F : Halifax, Nova Scotia
Good Vacation

We just got back from our vacation and enjoyed it very much. We felt that we got good value for our money and would go back. The room was excellent quality with good air conditioning and excellent bathroom and amenities. The resort had 7 pools and we stayed in the end of the resort overlooking the adult pool. This was a very quiet area and I would choose this area of the resort again. The food was better than I had expected with many really good restaurants and buffets. Some restaurants have a dress code which we prefer as we don't enjoy going out to a good dinner sitting next to people in beach gear and flip flops. The best restaurant was the Japanese which had everything, great ambiance, quiet with great food. This is a sit down full service restaurant and although was busy when we showed up, they took our names, we grabbed a drink and sat by the pool for 20 minutes and they came out and escorted us to our table. No reservations are required and you can eat at any restaurant as many times provided you adhere to the published dress code.Ok, so why only 4 out of five stars? Don't bother paying extra for any upgrades. We paid for dinner on the beach, very romantic with a table set up right on the sand just above the surf. Great food and champagne served right on the beach, plus it was only us... sort of. We were the only table, however just above us in the resort was a wedding going on with loudspeakers, spot lights and the associated guests and noise. Having wedding guest tell stories about the bride and groom and a DJ playing Shania Twain "Any Man of Mine" ruined our dinner.One evening we went to the Mexican Restaurant that was advertised as formal and we had a table next to us poorly dressed and one adult male was walking around in bare feet. I complained and it took staff forever to sort this out. The unfortunate part was that staff were aware before I complained as they had been looking, pointing and discussing among themselves.Entertainment was ok, one evening there was an awesome Mexican 7-piece band. They were impressive, we tipped them generously and they played a couple tunes at our table. Unfortunately they didn't stay around long. On most evenings there was a one or two piece band that played everything from Elvis to Kenny Rogers. There was an excellent duo (guy on keyboard and girl on vocals) who when they played something local, sounded really good, but tried playing way too much western contemporary and gave the place no atmosphere.Good value for our money but only worth 4 out of 5 from us.

Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).

If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.

Items not included:

  • Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
  • Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
  • Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
  • Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
  • Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
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  • Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
  • Snacks
  • 24 hour room service
  • 24 hour restaurant
  • Christmas & New Year's Gala Dinners
  • Unlimited International brand drinks, Domestic beer & House wine from 11am-2am
  • In-room mini-bar stocked w/soft drinks, water & beer
  • Sailing
  • Hobie cats
  • Windsurfing
  • Kayaking
  • Snorkeling
  • Waterpolo
  • Volleyball
  • Soccer
  • Archery
  • Aerobics classes
  • Spanish lessons
  • Dance lessons
  • Daily activities
  • Nightly entertainment
  • 421 rooms in 4 buildings
  • 1 buffet and 3 a la carte restaurants: Italian, Asian, Mexican, dress code required.
  • Oceanside Grill
  • 6 bars
  • Disco
  • 4 pools (1 adults only) and 1 kid's pool
  • Souvenir gift shop
  • Internet facilities
  • Fitness facilities
  • Spa (fee)
  • Scuba diving (fee)
  • Kids' Club
  • 18-hole golf course 5 minutes away

Deluxe Tropical View Rooms include:

  • 1 king or 2 double beds
  • Air-conditioning
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • MP3 player
  • Sitting area
  • Mini-bar
  • In-room safe
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Balcony or patio
  • Max occupancy 4 up to 3 adults

Preferred Club Deluxe Oceanfront Rooms include:

  • 1 king or 2 double beds
  • Concierge service
  • Bathrobes
  • Balcony
Kids Deals - Up to 2 kids free when sharing with adults valid for travel at select times of year.

For the Kids - Kids 3-12 can enjoy supervised activities daily at the Kids' Club, playground, games room, and kid's pool. Babysitting service available (fee).
Honeymooners - Receive an upgrade to Preferred Club room (if available at check-in), bottle of sparkling wine, and fruit basket. Request at time of booking. Requires proof of marriage certificate.

Wedding Packages - Are available. Please inquire for details.

Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.

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Dreams Huatulco Resort & Spa
Av Benito Juarez 4, Apartado Postal 227 Bahias de Tangolunda, Huatulco 70989 Mexico

Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.

Child pricing may only be available with select tour operators and valid for select dates and durations. Child pricing rules are subject to change without notice. Please contact one of our vacation specialists if you require assistance with child pricing.

Photo identification and/or credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges upon check-in to fulfil.

Hotels do not condone unruly behavior, parties in rooms, excessive noise or any other actions that violate the hotels terms of use. Guests may be removed from the property at their own expense in the event of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff. cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules. makes every effort to ensure that the information on this page is accurate, however, all information on this page is subject to change without notice. is not responsible for any changes, errors or omissions that may occur.