Set amidst the beauty and mystery of the Mayan coast, on a private beach in a marina community, Dreams Puerto Aventuras Resort & Spa is located perfectly between Playa del Carmen and the ancient ruins of Tulum. Once you arrive in the quaint village of Puerto Aventuras, the promise of Unlimited-Luxury awaits you.
All guest rooms and suites are truly luxurious with private balconies or terraces and brilliant views of the multi-hued Caribbean or the yacht filled bay. A wealth of amenities includes satellite television, daily restocked minibar, full sized baths with separate showers, and 24 hour room and concierge services.
Couples and couples with children can spend their days relaxing poolside, enjoying water sports, or shopping in the local community. Choose among five restaurants offering sumptuous a la carte dining, five exquisite bars and lounges, a full service Dreams Spa by Pevonia, fully equipped fitness center, and an Explorer's Club for kids. Dreams Puerto Aventuras Resort & Spa offers the perfect setting for a truly relaxing vacation.
I was very impressed with Dreams Puerto Aventuras. I visited it in December of 2006 and it was a dump! The resort closed for a year and a half, and post renovation, it looks great! The resort is located in the residential community of Puerto Aventuras, 90 minutes from the Cancun Airport and 30 minutes from Tulum. The resort has 305 rooms and shares a nice cove shaped beach with the Catalonia. Like all Dreams properties, its primary demographic is families and destination weddings. The resort has 6 restaurants (Sushi, Mexican, Buffet, Seafood, Grill, and 24 hour room service) and serves premium brand liquor and American Beer (as well as a selection of Mexican Brands). The resort has a nice (but not huge) pool that was very active with music and animation staff. There is a quieter adult only pool facing the marina (not the beach). Both pools have swim up pool bars. Dolphins were added to the lagoon in 2012 and excursions/swims are available to guests (additional fee)
The rooms are nice with view being the primary difference between the different room categories. The resort offers complimentary weddings and it has family rooms that accommodate 2 adults and 3 children.
Overall, I really liked Dreams Puerto Aventuras and offers a great value for those looking for a family friendly resort.