This 5* resort just opened in the winter of 2016. Ever since I heard that this resort was being built, I knew I needed to check it out as soon as possible. As luck would have it, I got that opportunity this January 2017 ~ 4 whole days to experience their Unlimited Luxury concept. Dreams Playa Mujeres is located north of the Cancun hotel zone in a gated community area with other resorts. The location is really great, just a short ride away from the shops and restaurants in Cancun, yet quiet and relaxing as this is a relatively newer area to be developed.
This resort is great for anyone and everyone, and I don’t normally say that about all resorts. The pools here are truly amazing – there are so many to choose from! They have an ocean front adults only infinity pool that is spectacular. They also have numerous other pool areas that everyone can use, including 3 swim up bars! There is a separate pool for children complete with slides and a splash park. They even have a lazy river area (available to Preferred Club guests only) that is a great way to relax.
Food here was great – so many options to choose from and everything was delicious. No reservations are required at any of the a la carte restaurants, and the buffet restaurant was honestly one of the best buffets I have ever experienced (and I am not normally a buffet person at all). There is a coffee shop, ice cream parlor, grill restaurant (casual dining serving burgers, etc), wrap station serving fresh wraps, salads, and juices, and the buffet that provide plenty of dining options. The a la carte restaurants consist of French (adult only), Seafood, Mexican, Asian, Mediterranean, and Brazilian, and they all offer a great variety food options. All a la carte restaurants also offer a kid’s menu ~ yes, ‘normal’ kid fare, such as chicken fingers, macaroni and cheese, spaghetti. This makes meal time with children so much easier when you have little ones who might not be interested in trying something ‘different.’
The nightly entertainment changes daily and the shows range from singing, circus-style acts, to magic. They are all family friendly, and a great chance to sit back and enjoy. For those who like to have a few cocktails, there are lots of bar options here. Three swim up bars, beach bar, lobby bar, sports bar, even the spa has a bar! Also, it needs to be mentioned that all alcohol here is top shelf – just think of it and they have it ~ no more nasty tasting mixed drinks! Stoli, 1800, Patron, Grey Goose… you name it, they have it.
They have both a kid’s club here, as well as a teen’s club, including their own bar that they can order smoothies from. The entertainment staff and kids club staff here are great with kids, including them in all of the games and genuinely having fun with the kids.
The rooms here are amazing – large, bright, airy, and filled with technology. Besides the usual minibar and 24 hour room service, they have speakers in the bathroom where you can sync your phone and listen to your playlist while getting ready. They also have USB chargers beside the bed with the regular plug ins. As an added bonus, there is even a tablet in every room that has details about the resort, daily entertainment, spa pricing, and the room service menu, which is how you order – no more picking up the phone if you don’t feel like it! You can even order specific pillows and make housekeeping/concierge requests through the tablet, very handy. Another neat feature of the rooms here is that they have a magic box. What is a magic box you say? It is a ‘box’ beside the door where you can opt to have your room service delivered instead of having them come into your room. This is great ~ you don’t even have to be dressed to get room service if you don’t want to anymore! The prawn cocktail was great, as was the pizza and the spaghetti through room service. Oh, and yes you can order glasses of wine from room service – don’t even need to get down to the bar!
Overall, this is a wonderful choice for a vacation, be it a family vacation, couples getaway, wedding, honeymoon, or multigenerational trip. There really is something for everyone here, and the service, amenities and staff really do make your trip that make better here. Be sure to consider Dreams Playa Mujeres for your next trip, you will not be disappointed.