Riviera Maya

by Dream Vacations on November 19, 2014

Now Resorts Jade Pool
Now Resorts are under the AM Resorts collection which features Now, Dreams, Secrets, Zoety, Sunscape and the new Breathless brand. They are located in Mexico and the Dominican Republic.  Originally, I believe the plan was to have Now Resorts be a step down from the Dreams brand but with their excellent facilities, room categories and food quality they have surpassed all expectations and are atop the review boards.

Now Resorts are very family friendly but with oceanfront rooms and a preferred club program they are also wonderful for honeymooners, anniversaries or even a spa vacation.  Here is a little information on each hotel.


Now Larimar in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic is a new construction with fabulous ocean view rooms. The hotel has a world class spa and great golf options. The Explorer Kid’s club offers fully supervised activities – freeing up mom and dad to have some fun on their own!


now jade riviera cancun

Now Jade in the Riviera Maya of Mexico sits along 2600 feet of crystal white sand and has a wonderful location to get off property and really take in the wonders of the Maya. Like all the Now hotels great rooms and preferred club options are available.




Now Sapphire

The Now Sapphire in the Riviera Maya of Mexico is set in a tropical landscape with a gorgeous wheat colored beach. The Sapphire is a AAA Four Diamond award winning hotel so you know it is going to deliver on a super vacation for families or couples. The meal plan is the same as all the Now hotels so no waiting in line to make reservations or dining every night in a buffet!


Now Amber

Now Amber Puerto Vallarta, Mexico  is an all-new haven in the heart of Puerto Vallarta. It welcomes couples, singles and families. The hotel is perfectly situated on a golden sand beach showcasing infinite views of the sapphire water of Banderas Bay. You have access to a pristine, beautiful beach as well as exciting water sports, movies on the beach, yoga, ocean trampoline, kayaking, snorkeling, complimentary greens fees at championship golf courses, Vista Vallarta Club de Golf and Marina Vallarta Golf Club, and much more.

Any of the Now Resort will provide you with a wonderful vacation experience. Call us today and we can help you determine which Now hotel is best for you.

Call us Now !

by Dream Vacations on November 7, 2014

Riviera Maya Excursion XplorWant a thrilling Riviera Maya excursion? Take it from me personally, Xplor is a blast! As you climb the first zip line tower, your mind starts to race with the fear of heights or falling and the wind is blowing hard high upon those towers. I reach the first hook up point after a long hike up the many stairs, huffing and puffing when I got there. As I get hooked up to the first line I hear “I just want to live!!!!” from the person in front of me… now I’m a little worried. First and foremost, I have personally had the opportunity to visit many locations and take advantage of quiet a few fun tours and excursions during my travels to Mexico or the Caribbean. With that being said, Xplor which is located in the Riviera Maya Mexico was a very fun filled day of excitement and beauty all wrapped in one! I visited the Xplor park on April 3rd 2014 with two of my friends who had never done anything like this before. XplorWe first road the amphibious vehicles through the jungle trails and caves. These vehicles don’t go to fast but for sure fast enough, especially if you are the last vehicle in the group… which we were so we stopped and let the others go ahead, and then we ripped through those trails hitting every bump on the way! After that, we went beyond the surface and set sail on paddle rafts that you control with your hand paddles. You go through the under water cavers and discover fascinating grottoes and the amazing stalactites and stalagmites in the amazing underground world. After we had our fun in the underwater caves and amphibious vehicles, we sat down for a decent buffet style lunch which we was a nice treat. While you are in the Xplor park you are considered all inclusive so you can eat and drink any time. Be sure to bring your own towel and maybe a change of clothes for after you are all done, you can store them in your locker that is provided with your park entrance. XplorThe most exciting activity of the day was the enormous zip line circuit that they have. There are 14 different zip lines that you go through split into two separate circuits. There is a lot of climbing involved and it sometimes seemed as if as soon as I reached the top huffing and puffing, it was time to soar through the sky so get ready to experience the sensation of speed, explore from the heights of the park and all of it’s natural beauty from one tower to the next! A few of the zip lines actually end up landing you in the crystal clear waters of the cenotes for a cool, refreshing end to the activity. And there is also one big long water slide tube that you go down which again is very refreshing at the time. The zip lines have heights ranging from 26 feet up to 147 feet high!!! TICKET COST: From $122 per adult and $61 per child 12 years old or young. Minimum age allowed is 6 years old HOW TO PURCHASE: Simply click here and then go to the Riviera Maya Tours to get started! TICKETS INCLUDED:

  • Xplor Park Schedule: Monday through Saturday from 9:00 am 5:00 pm.
  • 2 circuits with 7 zip-lines each. Equipment: Harness and helmet. The minimum height required for this activity is 4’7″ or 88 lb. The maximum weight allowed for this activity is 299 lb.
  • 2 circuits to drive amphibious vehicles for 2 people or 2 adults and 2 children. Only 18 and older can drive. Equipment: helmet.
  • 1 circuit for swimming in the river of stalactites. Equipment: life jacket, helmet.
  • 2 circuits to go river rafting. Equipment: hand-paddles, raft and helmet.
  • Unlimited drinks (just coffee, hot chocolate, natural smoothies and fresh juices).
  • Buffet style lunch as you please during your visit.
  • Use of locker (for 2).
by Dream Vacations on October 9, 2014

Secrets Puerto Los Cabos


New all inclusive resorts are a great way to save money and take the luxury vacation you’ve been dreaming of! Taking advantage of grand opening specials is the perfect way to whisk the family off to a tropical destination without breaking the bank. With All Inclusive travel becoming more and more popular there are new resorts opening every year! Check out some of our favorite new all inclusive resorts and give us a call to book your stay today!

Cancun, Mexico

Dreams Sands Cancun  Dreams Sands Cancun – Opened Sept 2014



Secrets Playa Mujeres  Secrets Playa Mujeres – Opening Nov 15, 2014



Riviera Maya, Mexico

Generations Riviera Maya  Generations Riviera Maya – Opened Feb 2014



Los Cabos, Mexico

Secrets Puerto Los Cabos  Secrets Puerto Los Cabos– Opened Dec 2013



Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Iberostar Playa Mita  Iberostar Playa Mita-Opened Dec 2013



Montego Bay, Jamaica

Riu Palace Jamaica  Riu Palace Jamaica –  Opened Dec 2013



St. Thomas, USVI

Dreams Sugar Bay  Dreams Sugar Bay – Opening Dec 25, 2014



Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Dreams Las Mareas  Dreams Las Mareas – Opening Nov 1, 2014




Riu Palace Antillas  Riu Palace Antillas – Opening Oct 11, 2014





by Emily Kupersmith on

Nonstop Flights Southwest Airlines

Get great savings on nonstop flights from Midway, Chicago in 2015! With exclusive charter flights operated by Southwest Airlines, you can fly nonstop from Midway to 3 great vacation destinations. Flights are available January 31 through August 6, 2015 for durations of 3-14 nights to destinations like: Cancun/Riviera Maya, Mexico; Montego Bay, Jamaica or Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

In addition to nonstop travel you’ll receive:
-2 free checked bags per person

-free snacks and non-alcoholic beverages

-beer, wine and spirits for purchase

-in flight wifi on select flights for purchase

Book your vacation for as little as $50 per person down and pay in full 45 days before you leave! Give us a call with your dates today!

Airplane view

by Dream Vacations on September 23, 2014

Secrets Marquis Los CabosSecrets Resorts and Spas offer adults an extra measure of romance and sensuality in exquisite luxury settings all across Mexico and the Caribbean. Unlimited-Luxury where everything is included: Elegantly appointed rooms and suites with 24 hour concierge and room services, multiple gourmet restaurants and lounges offering top shelf spirits and endless day and evening activities!


Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun: Tucked away on a one of a kind Pristine & famous beach in the Riviera Maya Mexico, this beautiful, AAA Five Diamond rated resort is the perfect setting for all inclusive adult adventure, relaxation and romance!

Secrets the Vine Cancun: Escape to the heart of Cancun at Secrets the Vine, one of the newest 5 star all inclusive resorts in the city! Adult only, ultra-chic, contemporary resort offers all the modern day amenities with 495 elegant rooms and suites.

Secrets Puerto Los Cabos: Nestled between a tranquil desert and the Sea of Cortes on Mexico’s Baja Peninsula, this beautiful resort provides adults the ideal seaside escape to excitement, romance and luxury. Some now consider this as the #1 Secrets Resor ever opened.

Secrets Capri Riviera Cancun: All adult, all Preferred Club resort is the Riviera Maya, radiates Mediterranean charm and romance in a villa like setting. Located about 35 minutes from Cancun and 5 minutes to the shopping and excitement of Playa del Carmen. This unique, concierge style resort was designed to connect your mind, body and soul.

Secrets Silversands Riviera Cancun: Clasped by turquoise crystal waters on the Riviera Maya coastline, this AAA Four Diamond Resort combines style and sophistication – offering adults infinite possibilities and all inclusive Unlimited Luxury.

Secrets Huatulco Resort and Spa: Secluded on the coastline of Conejos Bay, encompased by golden sand, incredible rock formations and sapphire waters, this gorgeous resort offers adults and escape to serenity and romance!

Secrets Vallarta Bay Puerto Vallarta: Occupying on the rich sand beaches of the Pacific coast within walking distance of the famous El Malecon boardwalk, this vibrant oceanfront resort brings adults 24/7 access to amazing nightlife, non-stop entertainment and much more!

Secrets Aura Cozumel: Relax and enjoy magnificent views of crystal clear waters and access to the largest beachfront resort on the island while indulging in luxuries including 24 hour room service, daily refreshed mini bar, daily and nightly entertainment as well as limitless top shelf spirits and gourmet food!

Secrets Playa Mujeres Golf and Spa Resort: Located in beautiful Playa Mujeres, complete with famous white sandy beaches and stunning ocean views in a privileged gated community.

Secrets Marquis Los Cabos: Tucked between a tranquil desert and amazing golf courses as well as the Sea of Cortes in the Baja Peninsula, this amazing resort provides an ideal seaside escape to excitement, romance and Unlimited Luxury!

Secrets Wild Orchid Montego Bay


Secrets Wild Orchid Montego Bay: Set on a peninsula with over a mile of private beach leading into the crystal clear Caribbean, this vibrant ultra chic resort provides adults with entertainment, fun, romance and all of the benefits we have to come to expect from the Secrets Resort brand.

Secrets St James Montego Bay: Located next to the Secrets Wild Orchid combining the two properties for an unforgettable adult only vacation. This quiet oceanfront destination offers the ultimate in sophistication, relaxation and romance.

Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana


Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana: Located amidst palm tress, lush vegetation and manicured gardens on an expansive sugar white beach, this colorful Caribbean resort offers adults an excellent seaside escape to romance and relaxation!

by Dream Vacations on September 10, 2014


Christmas for fb

Christmas is coming and you don’t want to miss your opportunity to celebrate at the beach this year! Being one of the most popular weeks of the year for travel flight and hotel availability won’t last long. Spend this holiday season with your feet in the sand enjoying the ocean breeze. All-Inclusive resorts include all your meals, drinks and even activities so you can relax and enjoy more time with your family! Check out these great all inclusive resorts specials and save even more by packaging it with airfare! Give us a call to customize your vacation today!


Cancun, Mexico
Riu Caribe $1168 per person
Crown Paradise Club Cancun $1411 per person
Riu Palace Peninsula $1616 per person
Sandos Cancun $1750 per person
Riviera Maya, Mexico
Grand Bahia Principe Tulum $1072 per person
Ocean Coral and Turquesa $1194 per person
Riu Palace Mexico $1597 per person
Iberostar Paraiso Lindo $1616 per person
Cozumel, Mexico
Sunscape Sabor Cozumel $850 per person
El Cozumeleno $861 per person
Iberostar Cozumel $925 per person
Secrets Aura *adult only $1295 per person
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Riu Jalisco $919 per person
Barcelo Puerto Vallarta $1130 per person
Iberostar Playa Mita $1245 per person
Riu Palace Pacifico $1262 per person
Los Cabos, Mexico
Riu Santa Fe $987 per person
Royal Solaris Los Cabos $1379 per person
Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas $1501 per person
Dreams Los Cabos $1795 per person
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Bavaro Princess $1082 per person
Iberostar Dominicana $1207 per person
Riu Palace Punta Cana $1376 per person
Grand Palladium Bavaro $1463 per person
Grand Bahia Principe Jamaica $1202 per person
Riu Negril $1307 per person
The Jewel Dunn’s River *adult only $1356 per person
Iberostar Rose Hall Beach $1505 per person


HOTEL ONLY-Prices valid for 7 nights stay Dec 21-28, 2014 and based upon adult double occupancy. Prices include transfers to/from the destination airport, all meals and beverages, nonmotorized watersports(at most resorts) and taxes. Prices valid as of 9/9/14 and do not include airfare. In most cases children ages 12 and below will receive a reduced rate.