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secrets the vine
Posted December 11, 2013 by
My first trip to the Secrets The Vine in Cancun, Mexico was right after it had opened. This is a new adult only all inclusive hotel in the heart of Cancun’s hotel zone. It is Secrets first hotel in Cancun and they have set the standard. I have been ...
funjet everything on sale
Posted December 6, 2013 by
We are excited to announce a once a year special exclusive offer via Funjet Vacations in conjunction with Dream Vacations. As a 500 Club Member Nationwide with Funjet Vacations, our agency is able to offer you, our best clients ever, an extra $100 off you...
hurricane season
Posted December 2, 2013 by
Unfortunately mother nature isn't checking your calendars or maps, but according to the Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory hurricane season was officially over November 30th!! Do you know what this means? It means lets leave those heavy ...
presidents day vacation
Posted October 29, 2013 by
Presidents Day is a very busy travel day in the All Inclusive world of travel so we will recommend that you try and book early for these dates. The further in advance you book your vacation, the better choice of flights you will have such as round trip no...
by on October 24, 2013 |
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I just returned from another amazing vacation at the Iberostar Grand Paraiso in the Riviera Maya of Mexico. I have been to this hotel many times and it is getting better each time.  You know the minute you step out of your transfer that all hotels are not created equal. The front desk and the bellman are simply wonderful and the Atrium lobby area is simply beautiful. The main hallway to the garden view room is stunning with marble floors, huge chandeliers and the painted ceiling.   Once you make it to your room your are greeted by your butler and at that point it is game on!  The butler will be sure that your every need is attended to. They will set your dinner reservations, spa appointments, run the hot tub and personalize your mini bar.  If you need it just ask.

The main pool area is a lot of fun with a great swim up bar and a wonderful ocean view.  The main area of the resort is easy to manage and the entertainment team will have activities going on throughout the day. The pool has plenty of chairs and covered cabanas and the beach cabanas are plentiful.  The Grand has beach butler service so put your toes in the sand and enjoy some nachos and an ice cold bucket of your favorite beverage.  Speaking of beverages you can get about any kind of beer you would like and all the liquor is top shelf.   Do not forget to spend your morning at the quiet pool.  You will probably have it and the the pool butler to yourself.

The food at the Ibrerostar Grand is wonderful. The lunch buffet is the best you will find and they do offer an ala carte menu. You can also order up some nachos and a cheeseburger to be delivered to you poolside.  Dinner is always a treat at the Grand and I truly enjoy every one of the restaurants.  The room service menu has some special dining options available after 7 pm so dinner in the room is also an option.

This hotel has been rated #1 in the industry for the past 3 years and I agree !  The Grand Paraiso opened it’s doors as #1 and like a fine wine, is just getting better with age.  If you want the very best in all inclusive travel then visit the Iberostar Grand Paraiso.

by on October 9, 2013 | 1 Comment »
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A key part of a travel agents job is the ability to give you honest and first hand advice on the resorts we offer for all inclusive travel.  Sure, you can read about it online, but there’s nothing quite like stepping off the plane and into the warm Mexico or Caribbean air for the first time.  And while pictures speak a thousand words, we prefer to give you first hand advice on the resorts we work with the most.  That’s why from Sept 18-21 Dreams Vacations turned off our computers and phones and headed down to Cancun and the Riviera Maya, Mexico.

Luck was on our side when the Iberostar Grand Paraiso, one of the top adults only all inclusive resorts in Mexico, agreed to host our company.  Upon arrival we were generously upgraded to oceanfront rooms right on the beach!  But our work didn’t start at check in, we started the minute we cleared customs and headed out those airport doors.

Our first stop was the Iberostar Cancun, a family friendly jewel.  Luxurious and grand the Iberostar Cancun is sure to please any family with children.  With a small waterpark right next to the main pools, keeping an eye on your little one’s is a breeze at this open family friendly resort.

The Riu Palace Peninsula was second on our list and this is yet another new resort that offers the ultimate in luxury.  Choose from the regular junior suites for a family friendly experience or upgrade to the adults only villa’s and enjoy the child free pool and location.

Next we headed to the new Secrets The Vine for lunch.  Adults only luxury at it’s best, enjoy top shelf everything, no wrist bands, no reservations and accommodations with ocean views that will take your breath away.


Our last tour on our first day in Mexico was the Zoetry Paraiso de la Bonita.  Known for their holistic spa and wellness techniques this stunning boutique style all inclusive resort is perfect for those seeking rest and relaxation.


Day two had us up bright and early heading first to the adults only Valentin Imperial Maya.  An impressive resort that’s just the right price and offers a lush jungle feel.  Perfect for those adults only travelers looking for a good deal for a honeymoon or anniversary getaway.

Our next stop was the more moderate Ocean Coral and Turquesa which turned out to be our Diamond in the rough!  Offering modern rooms, never far from the beach and ocean, this family friendly resort boasted an amazing kids and even a teens club.  Benefits like no dinner reservations required, the unique Route 66 bar/restaurant  and only a 15 minute ride from the airport, the Ocean Coral and Turquesa is value for the money at it’s best.

We enjoyed visiting the Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun next.  Another Am resort property offering wonderful pools, accommodations, unlimited luxury and a great kids club. The choices were endless and with a wider more than longer layout you were never far from the beach here.

We ended our afternoon with a stop by the Dreams Riviera Cancun, the premier Dreams in the Riviera Maya.  High end family luxury is what you will find here with modern rooms, a beautiful beach and the all features the Am brand is known for, no dinner reservations, top shelf drinks and personalized service.

After a quick break at our host resort, and a nap for one or two of us, we headed to the luxury Secrets Maroma Beach resort for dinner.  One of the best in adults only all inclusive travel, if you are looking for a pristine beach this is the resort for you!

Our final full day in Mexico was spent enjoying the pool, beach and sunshine.  I’ve only been home for a little over two weeks and I’m already ready to go back!