Dreams Sands Cancun Resort & Spa

Mexico - Cancun

Our Rating
4 Nights with Air from $829 All-Inclusive
Info Customer Reviews Questions & Answers
Customer Rating
Beaches & Pools
Dining Options
Room Comfort
3.8 out of 5
"The hotel and staff were great! The beach was BEAUTIFUL! So much good food to eat! There is no charge for room service and unlimited drinks, though tips are expected...if you and your 2 kids have 6 dri..." – Kimbornin63
127 out of 185 (69%) customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Isla Mujeres Sunset The blue waters Ahhhhhhh! VEIW FROM THE BEACH My kids loved this resort nasty Cesar was the best VEIW FROM OUR ROOM 519 THE VIEW FROM OUR ROOM
All Customer Reviews
1-4 of 152 reviews. Sort by
February 16, 2018

We travel to Cancun 2 or three times per year. Absolutely the most beautiful beach of anywhere we've stayed at, in Cancun. You WILL NOT be disappointed! Most friendly staff. EVERYONE speaks, as you encounter them in the hallways, lobby, etc.. and it's genuine. Seems they just can't do enough to assure that you're happy with your room and or the amenities of the resort. We had the couples Swedish massage, at the spa and it was wonderful. You may have seen in previous reviews about the food at the grill, by the pool. You can't go wrong there. This location is certainly atop the list of return destinations, when visiting Cancun!!

0 of 0 found this helpful
Was this helpful? Yes No
Overall Rating: 5
Beaches & Pools
Dining Options
Room Comfort
User Image

From: Fort Worth, TX
Age: 55-64
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

February 13, 2018

We had a great time and would absolutely go back. Beach, staff, food was all great!

0 of 0 found this helpful
Was this helpful? Yes No
Overall Rating: 5
Beaches & Pools
Dining Options
Room Comfort
User Image

From: Nh
Age: 55-64
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

February 13, 2018
Not 5 star

The resort is not a 5 star resort which was indicated on Cheapcaribean, I will not be using this site for future vacations. The people working there were very nice but when we came to register we were mobbed by sales people, do not like that, we requested a room with a king size bed and we got two full size and the room smelled like insect spray which I could not tolerate, we spoke to the manager and he said he could not do anything due to they overbooked this resort. In order to change the room we had to listen to the sales people to sell us a membership and they misled ut into believing they updated our room and charged us an additional $150.00, I feel we were taken. Otherwise we made the best of it, like I said the people working there were great, the resort is very dated and needs to upgrade their bedding and pillow were shredded, not good. Thank you hope you can do something about this.

0 of 0 found this helpful
Was this helpful? Yes No
Overall Rating: 4
Beaches & Pools
Dining Options
Room Comfort
User Image

From: Washington, MI
Age: Over 65
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

February 12, 2018
Eh. Was expecting 5 star resort and didn't get it

My stay at Dreams Sands in Cancun was just alright. It's advertised and marketed as a high end resort, but I did not receive high end service. The initial wow factor when we first arrived was overshadowed by the fact that they make you have a "sit down" with a hotel representative who stated that you had to attend a timeshare presentation within the first 2 days of your arrival. So we attended the presentation, looking at our clocks the whole time. And what was promised as a 90 minute presentation turned into 2.5 hours. Apparently all the Dreams resorts force this onto their new customers. Had I known that, I would never have booked at this resort. I shouldn't have to be forced to attend anything on my vacation. And I'm paying good money to stay at the resort. The beach/pool area was definitely not big enough for the size of the resort. The resort didn't even look that crowded and yet every single chair was occupied. People would wake up early just to claim a chair and then never show up to the chairs. If you showed up to the beach any time after 9am, good luck finding any chairs. The room service left a little to be desired. They threw out my toothpaste so I had to buy more. They would remove our towels without replacing them (even though we had them hanging which implies that we wanted to use them again) so by the end of our trip, my boyfriend and I had to use the same towel for our last shower. And same goes for the bath mat, they took it without replacing. They never restocked the mini fridge completely, as was promised. The pool bar closed way too early (5pm) and the pool itself closed early too (8pm) The restaurants and food were amazing, I'll give them that. The French restaurant was definitely my favorite. All the food we tried was amazing. Even the buffet had some really good food. Also, the staff was very friendly. Overall, I do not feel like it was worth the price I paid for it. I would not recommend it to friends and I would not book at any other Dreams Resorts in the future.

0 of 0 found this helpful
Was this helpful? Yes No
Overall Rating: 3
Beaches & Pools
Dining Options
Room Comfort
User Image

From: New York
Age: 25-34
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

Room Information

Dreams Sands Cancun Resort & Spa features 441 spacious rooms equipped with superior amenities including air conditioning, direct dial telephone, satellite TV, electronic safe box, alarm clock with MP3 docking station, iPod charger, daily stocked mini-bar and much more.

Room Details

Deluxe Partial Ocean View
Hotel/Studio Unit Details

Deluxe Partial Ocean View with Balcony
Hotel/Studio Unit Details

Deluxe Ocean Front
Hotel/Studio Unit Details

Deluxe Ocean Front with Balcony
Hotel/Studio Unit Details

Preferred Club Ocean View
Hotel/Studio Unit Details

Preferred Club Ocean Front
Hotel/Studio Unit Details

Preferred Club Ocean Front with Balcony
Hotel/Studio Unit Details

Preferred Club Ocean Front Corner
Hotel/Studio Unit Details

Preferred Honeymoon
Hotel/Studio Unit Details

What's to Love

Sparkling champagne and cool towels that take the travel edge off, and fast.

Two beachfront pools (including an infinity pool) and three bubbliscious Jacuzzis.

Perching under a palapa on Playa Viva, a private stretch of sugar-white sand kissed by turquoise.

Luxurious rooms with breath-stealing views of the Caribbean and Isla Mujeres.

Cushy bathrobes and slippers in your room. It'll feel like home.

Explorer's club (kids 3-12) with treasure hunts and sand castle competitions.

Red Cross certified staff supervise the aforementioned club. A relief, right?

The Black Mud Body Wrap and Stem Cells Body Treatment. You'll feel like new.

You can cuddle up on a beach blanket for a movie under the stars.


What We'd Change

Dreams Sands Cancun's perfect location offers a beautiful private beach, championship golf courses nearby, legendary shopping and nightlife, plus plenty of great excursions and activities the whole family can enjoy. This one is a no-brainer.

Why You Should Go

It's only 25 minutes from the airport - you'll be vacay crushing it in no time.

Upgrade to the Preferred Club, get better rooms, desserts & liquors in the private lounge and more.

For snorkeling and scuba, boat or ferry over to Cozumel.

Perfect your swing at the Playa Mujeres Golf Course - it's a Greg Norman signature green.

Connecting rooms are available, so it's great for families.

Mayan ruins are near and well worth the trek. The cliff-top view from Tulum is crazy epic.

Intro to scuba in the pool, kayaks, ocean volleyball & many more splashy things.

Take Spanish lessons and if you get the urge to shimmy, Caribbean dance lessons.

After you dry off, take in a cocktail or cooking lesson.

Jump on the ocean trampoline, then bounce on over to the pool table.

Available Amenities

  • Beach Bar
  • Volleyball
  • Business Center ($)
  • Concierge Services
  • Conference Facilities ($)
  • Cribs Available on Request
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Jacuzzi
  • Kayaks
  • Kids Club
  • Laundry Services ($)
  • Nightly Entertainment
  • Pool Bar
  • Internet Access ($)
  • Scuba Diving ($)
  • Aerobics
  • Dance Classes
  • Medical Services ($)
  • 4 Bars/Lounges
  • 8 Restaurants
  • Spa Services ($)
  • Library
  • Yoga
  • 24 Hour Room Service
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Fitness Center
  • Ocean Trampoline
  • Jogging Trail
  • Car Rental Available ($)
  • ATM/Banking ($)
  • Babysitting Services ($)
  • Banquet Facilities ($)

Nearby Excursions & Attractions

  • Chichen Itza and Coba Ruins
  • Deep-Sea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf Course(s)
  • Historical Site(s)
  • Horseback Riding
  • Mayan Ruins
  • Nature Park(s)
  • Nightlife
  • Parasailing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Shopping
  • Snorkeling
  • Theme Park

Map of Local Area

Cancun is definitely Mexico's showcase resort. Built in a location that was named by Mayan people, Cancun has been carefully groomed into one of the most polished resorts anywhere.

Dreams Sands Cancun Resort & Spa

Blvd Kukulcan Km 8.5 Hotel Zone

+52 998 848 7600

Hotel Description

Dreams Sands Cancun Resort & Spa: Get Sunny and Sandy in Paradise

Drop this in your thought corral: you are lounging by aquamarine waves, but across the shimmering sea is Isla Mujeres, a place you long to explore, where magical snorkeling and scuba outings are rumored to be had. Your kids are happily away on a (supervised) treasure hunt; however, you're on the hunt, too - for the boat to Mujeres, and the nearest beach bar. You're on your much-deserved vacay and chillaxing is, after all, Job #1.

How does this sound right about now? Thought so.

Dreams Riviera Cancun Resort and Spa has everything you have ever wanted in an all-inclusive family getaway, and so very much more. There's a name for all this awesome - Unlimited-Luxury®. Here's a snapshot of what you get:

  • Unlimited gourmet a la carte dining - eight gourmet restaurants (no reservations needed), plus a coffee bar for your requisite caffeine rush.
  • 24-hour room service - if any of your brood needs anything in the middle of the night, we're here.
  • Limitless international and domestic top-shelf spirits (applies to natural fruit juices and soft drinks, too. All you can drink).
  • Daily maid service - go ahead, leave your bed unmade.
  • Oodles of daytime activities, theme parties and live nightly entertainment. Par-tay!
  • Daily refreshed, complimentary mini-bar. You'll never be parched.
  • Pool and beach wait service. (Chilled beverages at your beck and call).
  • No wristbands. (You're not at a sleepaway camp).
  • No gratuities, unless you are so moved.
  • The Sip, Savor & See program lets you to wine/dine at sister properties including Now and Sunscape.
  • Free Wi-Fi with Unlimited Connectivity - mobile app that lets you stay connected, that is, if you want to.


A treasure trove of tempting flavors will call you name from dusk 'til, late late night that include French, Mexican (of course), Pan-Asian fusion, Olio (seafood at lunch, Mediterranean at dinner), Italian, international cuisine (adults-only), and a grill with snacky bits. For the night's ender, there's the Coco Cafe/Ice Cream Parlor, where you can nosh on coffee/tea, crepes and of course, ice cream. Scoop it up, all of it. Bonus: At one stellar restaurant, you can dine 24-hours a day. Check with the front desk to see where you can nosh day and night.

Type: Mediterranean
Hours: Daily, 5pm-10:30pm.
Description: Non-smoking, a la carte restaurant featuring Mediterranean and Italian cuisine.
Dress code: Elegant casual. No sleeveless shirts or flip flops. Long pants are required for men.

Type: French
Hours: Dinner - daily, 5pm-10:30pm
Description: A la carte French dining in a romantic setting. Adult only.
Dress code: Elegant casual. No sleeveless shirts or flip flops. Long pants are required for men.

Type: Asian
Hours: Daily, 5pm-10:30pm
Description: Non-smoking, a la carte restaurant specializing in Asian cuisine.
Dress code: Elegant casual. No sleeveless shirts or flip flops. Long pants are required for men.

Barefoot Grill
Type: Grill
Hours: Daily, 11am-5pm.
Description: Beachside a la carte restaurant offering burgers and hot dogs.
Dress code: Casual. Women must wear bathing suit wrap or cover up.

Waves & Sands
Type: International
Hours: Daily, 6pm-11pm
Description: Enjoy international cuisine for dinner at this adults only restaurant.
Dress code: Casual elegance. No sleeveless shirts or flip flops. Long pants are required for men.

Sushi Bar
Type: Japanese
Hours: Daily, noon-4pm
Description: Non-smoking a la carte sushi and other Japanese delicacies.
Dress code: Casual elegance. No sleeveless shirts or flip flops. Long pants are required for men.

Type: Seafood / Mediterranean
Hours: Lunch, 12:30pm-4:30pm; Dinner, 6pm-11pm
Description: Stop by at lunch for the fresh seafood, and return at dinner for the delicious Mediterranean cuisine.
Dress code: Casual. Women must wear bathing suit wrap or cover up.

World Cafe
Type: Buffet
Hours: Breakfast- daily, 7am-11am; Lunch- daily, noon-3pm; Dinner- daily, 5pm-10:30pm
Description: International buffet, with continental and Mexican cuisine and a variety of international specialty items and classics. Special Kid's Corner buffet.
Dress code: Casual. Women must wear bathing suit wrap or cover up.

El Patio
Type: Mexican
Hours: Dinner- daily, 5pm-10:30pm
Description: A la carte Mexican cuisine offering everything from light snacks to full meals during the day, and a la carte specializing in Mexican in the evening.
Dress code: Casual. Women must wear bathing suit wrap or cover up.

Coco Cafe
Type: Snacks
Hours: Daily, 7am-11pm
Description: Premium coffee and deli snacks with an ice cream parlor attached in a casual and relaxed atmosphere.
Dress code: Casual. Women must wear bathing suit wrap or cover up.

All hours are subject to change.

Dining Program
The Sip, Savor & See package is now available at Dreams Sands Cancun Resort & Spa and allows guests a chance to enjoy dinner and an evening of entertainment at sister resorts Dreams Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa, Dreams Puerto Aventuras Resort & Spa, Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa, Now Jade Riviera Cancun, Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun and Sunscape Sabor Cozumel. Guests must arrange the evening in advance with the resort concierge, including arrival and return times and restaurant selection. Offer includes dinner and entertainment and guests can use facilities of the resort they are visiting from 6pm-1am. Round-trip taxi fare and gratuities not included.

Hours are subject to change.


Whether you want to party or plop (and chill), you can find premium spirits at the beach bar, swim-up bar, lobby bar, a cool sushi & ceviche bar, or at the music lounge. Find your vibe and be aahh-mazing.

Lobby bar. Daily, 10am-1am.

Manatees Bar
Swim-up bar serving tropical drinks. Daily, 10am-5pm.

Desires Music Lounge
Contemporary music lounge. Daily, 10pm-1am.

Barracuda Lounge
Enjoy tropical cocktails while gazing at the clear-blue Caribbean. Daily, 10am-6pm.


Step right up and on to Playa Viva, a 650-square foot private beach with soft, pearly sand and palapas for your chillaxing pleasure. There are two beachfront pools, including an infinity pool for endless hours of doing nothing. Just what you signed up for.



  • Swimming
  • Kayaks
  • Ocean trampoline

Available for an additional charge:

  • Scuba diving with lessons


  • Aerobics
  • Volleyball
  • Fitness center
  • Jogging path
  • Yoga

The resort offers convenient access to many top-ranked Cancun golf courses, including the following:

  • Playa Mujeres Golf Club
  • Cancun Golf Club at Pok Ta Pok
  • Cozumel Country Club
  • El Camaleon Mayakoba
  • Hilton Cancun Golf & Spa Resort
  • Iberostar Playa Paraiso Golf Club
  • El Manglar Golf Course
  • Moon Spa & Golf Club
  • Playacar Spa & Golf Club
  • Puerto Cancun Golf Course
  • TPC Cancun La Roca Country Club
  • Riviera Cancun Golf & Resorts
  • Riviera Maya Golf Club

Dreams Sands Cancun Resort and Spa also offers complimentary green fees at Playa Mujeres Golf Club. Please see Additional Information below for more details.


Dreams Unlimited Connectivity offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms and public areas. It also offers a free mobile app that allows guests to stay connected to family and friends at the resort and at home, without any cell phone roaming charges. The app also offers access to social media, free app-to-app calling, resort info, local info and discounts, and even weather from your fingertips!


Dreams Spa by Pevonia is ready to pamper you and leave your body relaxed and rejuvenated for an additional charge. Treatments include:
  • Whirlpools and other hydrotherapy choices
  • Cleansing saunas and steam baths
  • Invigorating showers
  • Massages
  • Facials
  • Professional manicures and pedicures
  • Special options for teens and kids


Dreams Sands offers activities for both kids and teens.

The Explorer's Club for Kids offers fun and exciting activities for children ages 3-12. Activities include:

  • Playground area
  • Indoor game room
  • Storytelling and music
  • Treasure hunts
  • Sand castle contests
  • Video games
  • Big screen movies under the stars
  • A weekly camp out on the beach and other adventures

The Core Zone Teens Club for teens 13-17 offers supervised activities from 9am-10pm and features:

  • Nightly entertainment
  • Campfires every week
  • A variety of sports and games


Dreams Sands Cancun is located 15 miles (25 min by car) from Cancun International Airport (CUN) and 5 miles (15 min by car) from downtown Cancun.

Check In/Check Out
Check-in: 3pm. Check-out: noon.
A valid credit card may be required upon check-in for possible incidentals not included in your hotel reservation.

Minimum Stay
A 4-night minimum stay is required every year for all arrivals Dec 26-31.

Holy Week
In observance of Holy Week, some resorts in the Dominican Republic, Mexico, and Costa Rica may put limits on the use of motorized water sports, and loud music.

Complimentary Green Fees Policy
From now until December 19, 2014, guests are able to enjoy one complimentary green fee per person, per day, at the Playa Mujeres Golf Club. The use of a golf cart is mandatory and there will be a charge per person in a shared cart. Guests choosing to play during premium tee times will also incur an additional fee. Tee times are subject to availability and additional restrictions apply. This offer is not valid when booking in any Deal of the Day, Super Saver, ROH or other promotional room category.

Deal of the Day Terms and Conditions
By booking the Deal of the Day room you are getting an even bigger discount on your vacation! Please note that by booking this room category we are unable to cancel or modify your hotel stay. Any changes or cancellations to the Deal of the Day room category will be assessed a 100% fee. No refund or credit will be issued for the hotel portion of your reservation.

All hours, fees, amenities, information and services are subject to change without notice.

Choose Your Options

Number of Rooms:
Room 1 Details:
  • Deluxe Partial Ocean View
- or -
Choose a Vacation Package
and Save More!
$200 Instant Savings More
5 days, 4 nights
Travel Dates 4/3 - 8/17
Starting at $829 was $1589

Prices are per person based on double occupancy. Limited availability based on departure city and travel dates.

Hurry! Only 2 days left to book!
Deluxe Ocean Front More
5 days, 4 nights
Travel Dates 2/25 - 4/2
Starting at $1009 was $1899

Prices are per person based on double occupancy. Limited availability based on departure city and travel dates.

Hurry! Only 2 days left to book!
Kids Stay & Eat Free More
5 days, 4 nights
Travel Dates 8/20 - 10/26
Starting at $739 was $1379

Prices are per person based on double occupancy. Limited availability based on departure city and travel dates.

Only 6 days left to book!

Need Assistance?

Call one of our U.S. based Beach Experts.

(800) 915-2322
7 Days a Week - 5am to 3am EST