A member of one of Mexico’s (and the Caribbean’s) best all-inclusive resort brands, this Dreams property near Puerto Vallarta caters to both couples and families with an outstanding swimming pool area and quality service. The fitness center is somewhat lackluster, there’s no swim-up bar, and there’s no off-site shopping/dining within walking distance; but the resort offers six on-site restaurants with excellent food for an all-inclusive (no reservations required), three very large swimming pools (including an adults-only pool), modern rooms with luxury amenities such as furnished balconies and terraces and jetted tubs, and a good overall beachfront with palapas (which are sometimes difficult to reserve) – plus yoga classes, beach volleyball, and a palapa tiki bar with swing seats right on the beach. Rooms come with re-stocked minibars, 24-hour complimentary room service, large flat-screen TVs, spacious bathrooms with double vanities, one king or two double beds, and separate living areas with sofas (in rooms with king beds). The atmosphere is mostly relaxed, but there are ample activities for kids (the Explorers’ Club has plenty for ages 3-12). Other perks include a trendy rooftop lounge/sushi bar, complimentary greens fees at nearby golf courses, a babysitting service, and an excellent 9,200-square-foot spa. On-site water sports include scuba diving, snorkeling, water skiing, and jet skiing.
Complimentary COVID-19 antigen tests are provided on-site for guests traveling back to the United States. Test results will be received the same day in a format consistent with government requirements. A minimum 3-night stay is required to qualify. Should a guest test positive, the guest and one other are eligible to stay at the resort free of charge for up to 14 days.