Adult Only

by Dream Vacations on January 30, 2014

Found on the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula, Secrets The Vine Cancun is located on one of the world’s most picturesque beaches, the enticing white sand beaches of the Caribbean Sea. This resort presents 495 graciously appointed guest rooms with private balconies revealing awe-inspiring views of the Caribbean Sea and Laguna Nichupte. The stunning 12,580 square foot Secrets Spa by Pevonia is designed for relaxation and rejuvenation evoking the magical world of the Cenotes.

by Dream Vacations on January 23, 2014

Samana is considered one of the most beautiful areas of the Dominican Republic, yet remains one of the least known gems of the Caribbean. Its tourist industry has not yet exploited the full potential of its location: the tropical forests, coconut groves, hundreds of cozy alcove beaches with turquoise crystal clear waters, waterfalls, protected national parks, a protected bay, a peninsula.

Located on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean in the northeastern part of the Dominican Republic, Samana is known for its mountains, of which it is almost entirely formed. It is the breeding place of the humpback whale, where thousands come to the coast from January to March. With the November 2006 opening of the new Samana El Catey International Airport, with non-stop Apple charter flights on Wednesdays and Saturdays from JFK, it is sure to blossom into one of the top Caribbean vacation destinations.

Whether you prefer the views of the Atlantic Ocean on the northern shores at the Grand Bahia Principe El Portillo, or the protected bay shores of the southern beaches at the Grand Bahia Principe Cayacoa, or the exclusivity of a private island at the Luxury Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado Don Pablo, Samana is certainly worth adding to your vacation bucket list. Call your Dream Vacation Specialist today for more information.

by Dream Vacations on January 16, 2014

The new Breathless Punta Cana had their grand opening and it was a huge success. The resort had little to no issues opening weekend. Most hotels always have a few kinks wehn they first open so this is a great start for what is expected to be Punta Cana’s hottest new hotel!

This new hotel is offered by AM Resorts the same company that offers Dreams, Secrets, Zoetry, Now and Sunscape hotels. Breathless is an adults only hotel with a more active vacation experience. Breathless offers 720 luxury suites with 24 hour room service and 24 hour concierge service. The hotel has 9 restaurants and 8 bars and lounges. Each room has a private balcony or terrace, in suite Jacuzzi, Wifi, Flat screen TV, fully stocked min bar and turn down service. The grounds has 5 pools, 2 whirlpools a full service spa and indoor theatre.

If your looking to have a little more energy and excitement then the typical adult only hotel then Breathless is for you.
The hotel is catering to a more active nightlife and more exhilarating activities to provide a more vibrant vacation experience. AM resorts is a leader in the all inclusive hotels and all of their brands are wonderful. Punta Cana does not have a lot of options in adult only hotels so this is a welcome addition to a wonderful beach destination.
Call us today and find out more!

by Dream Vacations on January 8, 2014

Every year I compile a list of Dream Vacations top sold or most recommended resorts in the previous year. This list seems to be very similar year after year which means two things; 1: We recommend resorts based on the individuals needs and desires and we feel that the below resorts fit most traveler needs. 2: The below resorts all have a great following of return travelers year after year so you know they are doing something right!

So if you are having a hard time deciding where to stay, let our clients help make that choice a little easier for you! You will see a brief comment left by clients of ours for each resort listed below. Now is the best time to book your Spring Vacation because rates will not go down from now, they will normally all go up as we get closer to these popular dates such as Easter Break. Give us a call NOW with the resort you want to stay at this year and make 2014 your best vacation year yet!

Here is a list of our top sold resorts in Riviera Maya in 2013. If you are having a hard time deciding where to stay, let our clients help make that choice a little easier for you! You will see a brief comment left by clients of ours for each resort listed below.

  1. Iberostar Paraiso Maya  – Service in the lobby, restaraunts, buffets was excellent! We had a few of the servers multiple meals and they remembered us each visit. They were so friendly! – Natalie
  2. Iberostar Paraiso Del Mar  – Pool was great. Lots of outdoor entertainment. Beach was great. This was my first trip to Mexico. I’ve never seen water so beautiful. We never stopped eating and drinking. Entertainment was great. My friends and I were called up on stage multiple times to dance with the Star Friends. Had a blast! – Michelle
  3. Iberostar Tucan  – Beautiful beach loved it. Drinks were excellent, food was good. Nice shows every night. Beautiful room. – Gwendolyn
  4. Iberostar Grand Paraiso  – Great variety of food. Clean and great service. Star friends work hard at evening entertainment. Everything was super clean! Would go there again! – Gabrielle
  5. Iberostar Paraiso Lindo  – Biggest pool I have ever seen. Great beach w/moderate waves. Food was very good. Kids had fun every night. Great service. Will go back! – William
  6. Secrets Silversands Riviera Cancun  – Large number of pools spreads the people out. Plenty of clean sand at the beach. Top of the line in food and drinks. Lots of shows and entertainment. Entire staff was excellent. – Scott
  7. Dreams Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa  – The pools were beautiful, clean and the perfect temps. Gorgeous beach – loved the chairs and beach bar service. The dining options were amazing. Everything was fresh, delicous and plated beautifully. I can’t get over how gorgeous the rooms were and we all loved the plunge pools. – Diane
  8. NOW Sapphire Riviera Cancun  – This was our 2nd time back, and very happy…staff and bartenders go above and beyond, to make you happy! Outstanding! – Michele
  9. Grand Bahia Principe Coba  – The Grand Bahia properties are lovely, manicured landscape and exceptional service. Very large and lots of walking, but that was fine since we ate so much of the great food. – Catherine
  10. Grand Palladium Colonial & Kantenah  – This was our second time and we would deffinitly go there again and recommend it to others. The pools were clean and the water was beautiful. Great drinks and bar service. There was plenty of food, tasted great and the service was wonderful. – Joseph
by Dream Vacations on December 17, 2013

In one word this hotel is GRAND!  The Iberostar Grand Paraiso is located just 20 minutes north of Playa Del Carmen, Mexico Champagne and cold towels will greet you as you enter the marble floored lobby.  The amazing lobby atrium, complete with a ceiling mural, fountains and lounge chairs beckons, as it’s time to take a load off and begin relaxing. Your long awaited Adults only beach vacation is here!

by Dream Vacations on December 11, 2013

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 to most of the top rated adult only hotels and to many of the Secrets and this was my favorite. Keep in mind this hotel had only been open for two weeks so I was not expecting everything to be perfect, but it was!

The minute you walk in to this hotel you realize you are in for a treat. The Lobby features Cancun’s first fireplace. They actually call it the living room not the Lobby. It is a gorgeous modern looking hotel with an enormous glassed in wine cellar. Check in was a breeze. We stayed in the Preferred club rooms so our butler came down to greet us, collect our bags and bring us to our room. The rooms at the Vine are the best ! They are very modern and HUGE. When you open the door the lights turn on and the lighting is all programmed for relax mode or reading etc. all controlled digitally with panels in each part of the room. The first thing you notice is the huge glass shower with dual shower heads. The room has enough closet space to stay for a month. The sliding glass doors are huge and they lead to an enormous furnished balcony with the best views in Cancun. You actually have an ocean view from the bed ! The linens are super nice and the bed was so comfortable. The best part of the room is NO marble floors! Most hotels have marble floors so you often need a pair of ice skates to get around your room. These floors are some sort of wood/pergo flooring. They are beautiful and SAFE. I know people say they do not care about the room but when you are doing an adult only hotel the quality of the room should be at the top of the list and the Secrets The Vine rooms are incredible.

Time to Eat ! Secrets has the best dining plan in the industry. All ala carte dining with NO reservations required. You are not on any agenda and you do not have to deal with certain seating times for dinner or some silly coupon that shows you have a reservation. The food is superior to ANY all inclusive hotel chain in the world! We ate at the Grill, the Peruvian restaurant and the Caribbean restaurant. It’s all gourmet and they start each meal with a nice refreshing pallet cleanser. The food is wonderful and the service is even better. Every restaurant also has an outside dining option. I have never seen this at any hotel. Indoor and outdoor seating at every restaurant. The Caribbean restaurant is only outside dining but it is a roof top restaurant with stunning sunset views. The hotel also has 24 hour room service and when they deliver they bring in a table complete with a white table cloth for you to eat on. It is like having your own little dining room and when your done they come get the table and you have your huge room back. During the day at the pool area the Chefs come out all at once with plates of appetizers and bring them to all the guests. We were in the pool and all of a sudden about 15 chefs come running out to the pool area with piles of tasty treats. I also thought it was very neat how accessible the Chefs were. At many of the restaurants the Chef actually delivers your entree and they come out to check on you at the end of your meal. If you are into Wine then the Vine is your hotel. They have wine tasting in the lobby area everyday and they offer the most impressive wine list I have ever seen. They also have a sommelier on site that runs the wine tasting and at dinner will help you with your wine pairing. I thought the house wines were excellent but they have any type of wine or champagne you would need. They do not try to sell you the more expensive wines and you are always welcome to sample before you purchase a bottle.

The beach is a huge with white fluffy sand and beach waiter service. The hotel has 3 pools in the main area and the private preferred club pool. The new Secrets does not have a swim up bar. This was a nice change compared to nearly all other hotels. No need for a swim up with the waiter service at the pool. It also made the pool area more enjoyable and clean ! The service around the pools and the common areas was magnificent. The Secrets is a high rise hotel so it is so easy to get around. From the Lobby you have five bars within a 2 minute walk. The elevators are fast and we never waited for more then a minute or two.

My return trip was even better! I always say the second trip to a hotel is always your best. The food, the views, the rooms and the amazing service, we had to go back! The rooms are my favorite. They are very modern with a laminate flooring, NO TILE! The mini bar was stocked every day and the maids showed up early so you had access to your room in the afternoon.The hotel is so easy to manage. No walking, everything is an elevator ride away. The lobby area is just perfect and it has a real “at home” feel. The lobby coffee shop is a real hit and always has fresh doughnuts in the morning and cold cuts in the afternoon and evening. The Ala’Carte restaurants were spot on and the room service was much improved! My favorite restaurant was the Italian. Ask for Jimmy he was the best.

The Entertainment team is the best in the business and every one of them remembered us from our previous stay! They host a night on the town at different clubs each night so you will see more of Cancun with preferred seating and special rates. This hotel really has it all and the service is incredible. I will return to The Vine next year and probably for many years to come. Experience adult all inclusive travel at it’s finest. Call us and book Secrets The Vine.