Dreams Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa Reviews
Dreams Puerto Vallarta has won prestigious awards from both AAA and Conde Nast Magazine readers. It is located 20 minutes south of Puerto Vallarta airport on a secluded and romantic cove of Banderas Bay at the foot of the Sierre Madres mountains. This small, intimate resort of 337 rooms are divided into two distinct towers to welcome couples and families making it a great choice for family reunions, destination weddings and multi-generational vacation groups.
This resort was built over 40 years ago so the basic architecture has a bit of a retro feel. It was built back in the day where lobbies were small and utilitarian while rooms and public areas were saved for breath taking views. The older architecture is offset by that fact that this old school property has one of the most premier locations. It has over 1,600 feet of white sand private beach with gorgeous views of Bandaras Bay. Dreams Puerto Vallarta under went a multi-million dollar complete rennovation in 2004 to modernize all of its decor and operations.
Dreams Puerto Vallarta is a perfect choice for families who want to be near civilization for daytrips and a bit of sightseeing, yet want to feel like they are vacationing on a remote tropical destination. There are plenty of activities to keep family members busy yet the ambiance here is relaxed and laid back.
The staff here are wonderful. Our staff returned home with this story...Our founder, Sally Black was thrilled to find her favorite dessert on the buffet, home made coconut ice cream. Excitedly she returned back to her table to share the news to her colleague Suzie Sturm. As she returned, one of the waiters pulled our her chair, laid a fresh napkin in her lap and handed her a spoon before she realized that in her excitement, she forgot to grab one. The staff at Dreams Puerto Vallarta anticipate your needs and are ready to serve you before you even ask. They make hospitality look very easy.
As with all Dreams Resorts, guests never need to wear annoying wrist bands and there is no need to make reservations for evening meals in the ala carte restaurants here.
If you are lucky enough to visit during the fall, you may be lucky enough to wish a very happy birthday to the baby sea turtles that are born every year on this beach. Guests are invited to particupate in a baby sea turtle release.
If there are any down sides to this resort or considerations parents need to make it would be....
1. The traditional design of the building here is not as stroller friendly by comparison as some of the newly built resorts in Puerto Vallarta. If you're traveling with any family members that have mobility issues, it's advised that you upgrade to the preferred tower. That building is closer to most of the resort's public areas.
2. This resort is secluded. It's great for families who want to relax and watch the beautiful sunsets. It's about a $5 taxi fare one way to get to town for shopping and sight seeing.