The 5 things I LOVED about Dreams Puerto Aventuras

Tulum, Mexico

As told by Liz Bondelid, Apple Vacations E-Commerce Merchandising Coordinator

When March rolls around, it seems like it’s time for the brutal cold to start letting up. Philadelphia had other plans, with snow days and wind chills in the first week of March this year. Leaving my coat behind as I left for the airport, I wondered what it felt like to be warm again. By the end of the day, I had sand in my toes, saltwater in my hair, and a margarita in hand.

From beginning to end, I was blown away by everything I encountered at Dreams Puerto Aventuras – and no, I never mentioned to anyone that I work for Apple! If I have to narrow it down, let me give you a taste of my favorite things there.

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This chair is waiting for you at Dreams Puerto Aventuras!

Yes we are! It is FAMILY VACATION season. There is still plenty of time to book that memorable summer vacation that your family will be talking about for years to come. And in this economy EVERY vacation destination is fighting for your dollar. You may have once thought that a vacation to Mexico or The Caribbean was out of reach.  That is NO LONGER the case!

The rates in Mexico and The Caribbean are VERY affordable and with many hotels offering kids stay, play, and eat free for the summer, not to mention the FREE kids camps, it is an ideal choice for your summer of ’11 family vacation. With great rates, luxury spas and exciting kids camps, there is truly an Apple Vacation for everyone.

An Apple Vacation to Dreams Puerto Aventuras in Cancun’s Riviera Maya is a perfect choice for families that has all of the above. For Apple Vacations 72 hour sale 7 nights start from just $899.99 per adult for late June departures. Add $100 per adult for many July and August departures. That includes round trip airfare, unlimited luxury hotel accommodations and all meals, drinks, tips and more! Dreams Puerto Aventuras also offers kids stay, play and eat FREE as well; so children only have to pay airfare and taxes.

Explorer’s Club at Dreams Puerto Aventuras!

In addition to the great rates, Dreams Puerto Aventuras has an amazing Explorer’s club which is supervised. If you follow this blog you know my son LOVES, LOVES, LOVES the Explorer’s club. With the convenience of the Explorer’s club, mom and dad can enjoy some time at the spa, have a nice dinner or even just spend some extra time at the pool.

Stay tuned to this blog for the next few weeks, and we will point out some more great family vacation options to consider this summer. After all, there is no time better spent that on an Apple Vacation with your loved ones.

Riviera Maya Hotel Reviews

dreamspuertoaventuras-066More reviews from our Florida sales rep, Everton, escorting his first FAM trip to Riviera Maya.

Grand Sirenis Riviera Maya – This resort has 960 oversized junior suites, 3 beautiful pools and a huge lazy river that wraps around the report! The resort also features a beautiful and large open-air theater with nightly entertainment, and 8 a la carte restaurants (reservations required). They have a Kids Club with a “cushioned pool” which is a cool feature for the kids. This Resort features a new MASSIVE Spa with a Salt Water Floatarium. All the spa treatments that are available were stunning. Apple guests get an exclusive beach party twice a week, which is a great Apple exclusive. The resort also has Mayan ruins on site.  This property is truly amazing!!!

Dreams Puerto Aventuras Resort & Spa – This resort has 7 floors, which makes it the TALLEST building in the Riviera Maya.  Stunning ocean and lagoon views!  The coved beach is perfect for families with younger children. The water is crystal clear with no high waves! This makes for great diving and snorkeling.  They offer an adults-only pool area with pool bar and restaurant.  The hotel is located in the heart of Puerto Aventuras with shopping and dining!  You can even swim with the dolphins’ right across the street. The food was great and so was the service! The Preferred Club, which is the entire 7th floor of this resort, is a great option for an upgrade.

Secrets Capri Riviera Cancun – The food, service, quality and staff of this resort can’t be topped!  As with all AMResorts, free non-stop transfers are included when booked with Apple Vacations. No wristbands, dining restrictions or dining reservations are required.  24-hour room service is available. Resort offers 291 rooms and suites, 6 restaurants and a massive newly built Spa by Pevonia. This resort offers a complimentary shuttle to and from Playa del Carmen once daily.

Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun – This beach was WOW! It was just amazing and breathtaking, the ULTIMATE beach in Riviera Maya!  The best beach I saw. This is an adults-only resort with 412 suites, 6 restaurants and 6 bars. They offer 24-hour room service, beach service, pool service, top shelf liquors and American beer.  If you want room service, but don’t want to have to be disturbed? Not an issue, each suite boasts a “Secrets Box”. The staff can place your order in the box from the hall and you can retrieve the order from inside! This was a unique and cool feature! Great selling tool!